Led By Teacher Tim Colohan
Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation practice that supports psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. Integrative Restoration, or iRest®, is an adaptation of Yoga Nidra developed over the last 30 years by Richard C. Miller, PhD. This course will be led by Tim Colohan. Tim has completed the 2nd level iRest Yoga Nidra training.
The iRest course respects your age, culture, religion, and philosophical orientation. It teaches self-care tools that lead to the experience of self-mastery, resilience, and well-being.
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based, trauma-sensitive meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol that deeply calms the nervous system, supports the integration of negative emotions and thoughts, and helps to build resilience with everyday challenges.
Current research suggests that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, chemical dependency and post-traumatic stress. iRest is also a path of meditative self-inquiry.
At a basic level, it provides the initial building blocks for a mindfulness practice in which one learns to stay present and alert.
At an intermediate level, one learns how to meet challenging experiences, emotions or beliefs in order to integrate and go beyond them.
At the highest level, iRest offers the teachings of the “end path” of direct realization into one’s true nature as abiding peace, infinite calm, and interconnected wholeness.
iRest is practiced lying down or in a comfortable sitting position with blankets for support. Please bring comfortable clothing, a yoga mat and blanket if available. Limited yoga mats and blankets will be available at LBM.
For information about current research on iRest please click here.
This 6-week course is being offered for $270 for non-members and only $180 for members. It is highly recommended to attend the entire course. Drop-in classes may be available, space permitting. Individual classes are $45 for non-members and $30 for members.
Meets the following Saturdays: June 22nd, 29th and July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 10am - 12:30pm
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.