Learn to meditate in Canberra or online

Every person - no matter how troubled or overwhelmed - has the capacity to

feel joyful, peaceful and secure. 

Meditation is fundamental to the classical yoga tradition yet it's often an aspect that is overlooked in contemporary yoga classes.

 

This yoga Nidra meditation course designed in a way that will guide safety and grounding to the body first before the mind is invited to settle. 

 

The first mindful foundation is in the body where a 'felt sense' is re-awakened.  Mindfulness practice cultivates greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as thoughts and feelings that undermine greater emotional, physical and spiritual health.

 

The beauty of this course rests with the way it invites you to begin where you are. To always have a beginner's mind. To release all expectations and preconceived ideas and simply meet each present moment as it arises.

 

This course is suitable for beginners or experienced participants who are challenged with emotions like anxiety and depression, or are recovering from trauma. It is expected that a private home practice is developed alongside the course.

How does iRest meditation help with

anxiety, depression and trauma?

iRest meditation can help you experience this every day. Through this simple but powerful practice, you can give yourself relief from troubling thoughts, and create an inner resource (or safe space) to explore and befriend your mind and emotions. You can do this anywhere, anytime.

Some people who suffer from depression or anxiety find it beneficial to do an iRest practice first thing in the morning, or just before going to sleep at night. Others find that a 10-minute iRest break during the day enables them to carry on with their work or responsibilities.

 

Over time, regular iRest practice can help you see through the thoughts and perceptions that keep you from experiencing your true state of health, happiness and well-being all the time.

About your iRest facilitator Kendra

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Kendra is an iRest 2 facilitator and a registered Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist. She has a special interest in trauma recovery and mental health.

 "I am thrilled to be facilitating a meditation practice that I have personally benefited from myself over many years.  Trauma-Sensitive Yoga practices are such an important adjunct to talk therapy in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as the body is often the missing link and the space to explore deeper levels integration".

Kendra brings 25 years of clinical and group teaching into her facilitation and recognizes her trauma-informed teachers that have influenced her way of facilitating; Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota, Dr. Richard Miller, Sarah Ball, Amy Wheeler, Jenn Turner, and Maria Jude. Kendra recognizes the powerful impact that the practice of Yoga can have on psychological and physical wellbeing and the growing evidence base in this space

Research has shown that iRest meditation is a complementary practice that can help relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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Learn 10 steps of iRest 

PHYSICAL

SENSATION

Breath

energy

emotions

cognitions

joy

awareness

INTEGRATION

INTO LIFE

heart felt

mission

Intention

inner resource

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

 

Steps to enroll.

1. Book and pay online prior to starting the course. No one will be turned away if they cannot pay. Choose from the tiered payment options or please email Kendra at restore@kendrahealingarts.com.

2. Book in for a free 15-minute Discovery Call or a private yoga therapy session with Kendra prior to commencing.

The course is supported and referred to by numerous local health services as well as local GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other therapists and health practitioners.

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

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I loved walking into the peaceful sanctuary each week with my daughter by my side. Nothing seems to phase me these days...I just breathe, feel the ground beneath me and I feel at ease. Sarah

Mindfulness is very helpful and I wish I could do more of it..."Mindful Meditation" classes with you are very rewarding. I feel very relaxed during and after the class. You always use your "magic" technique, which puts me to semi- sleep (I am so relaxed, that I can hear my own snoring and hope nobody else can hear it :-))). Sometimes I wish the sessions went for longer because I feel good and I wish to experience this pleasant moment for longer. Jolanta

This class is at Health Point   

 

Level 2, 16 Wilbow St, Phillip

 

The Wellness Space is accessed through the Health Point building opposite the Police Station, with plenty of street parking or pay parking.