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Awake in the World: iRest Yoga Nidra

  • Long Beach Meditation 5100 East The Toledo Long Beach, CA, 90803 United States (map)

Led By Teacher Tim Colohan

iRest Yoga Nidra teaches self-care tools that lead to the experience of self-mastery, resilience and well-being. It is a form of guided meditative self-inquiry which are offered for many reasons: to induce deep relaxation throughout the body and mind, eliminate stress, overcome insomnia, solve personal and interpersonal problems, resolve trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, neutralize and overcome anxiety, fear, anger and depression.

The mind’s tendency is to be many-pointed, constantly moving in many directions. iRest is a form of mindfulness training wherein the mind regains its natural ability to remain un-distracted and one-pointed. During iRest we intentionally enter into a state that closely approximates sleep, during which dream-like images, sensations,thoughts and emotions spontaneously appear. But unlike sleep, we bear witness to the mind’s movements. We remain aware and alert.This practice reconnects us to ourselves and restores our ability to feel connected to others and the world.

This class will include:

  • An introduction to iRest Yoga Nidra with supplemental worksheet.

  • Guided iRest Yoga Nidra meditation

  • Group Q&A discussion and closing remarks

The goal of the “Awake in the World” program is to learn to wholeheartedly experience the challenge and beauty of everyday life through the art of meditation.

This workshop is suitable for meditators of all levels.

Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the course.

Teacher Tim Colohan


Tim Colohan is a Senior Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. He started training with Zen Master Seung Sahn in Los Angeles in 1985 and traveled to Korea to sit his first of many 90-day silent Kyol Che retreats in 1995. Tim currently teaches at various locations in California and is completing certifications in Yoga Nidra and iRest Integration. His intention is to use these protocols to help veterans, the homeless, and other underserved communities.

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