A Special Event: iRest Yoga Nidra for Clarity. All Levels Welcome. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Release and Relax in Redmond, WA at the Dream Clinic. Suggested Donation $20. Print Flyer. All Proceeds go to benefit Warriors at Ease. Registration

About iREST Yoga Nidra


iRest: a new Way Into an ancient practice

iRest Meditation: Recommended by the Military

A 2006 research study, sponsored by the Department of Defense, and led by the Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, found iRest classes helped wounded service members heal their wartime trauma and PTSD (Engel et al. 2006).

Based on iRest research, the US Army Surgeon General’s Pain Management Task Force listed yoga nidra as a primary approach for pain management in military health care. In addition, the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) have recommended iRest for ongoing research as a treatment for PTSD (Schoomaker 2010; DCoE 2010).

As a result of this, and subsequent iRest programs implemented at V.A. facilities in Miami, at Camp Le Jeune, Fort Belvoir, in Virginia, and at the Los Angeles V.A., individual iRest classes around North America are helping service men and women return to productive lives after service.

Excerpt from the 2015 book, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, by Richard C. Miller, PhD of the Integrative Restoration Institute in Sebastopol, California. iRest is short for Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra, a name more which the military found easier to work with than Yoga Nidra...

See Gabrielle Pullen's

iRest Teacher Profile on Richard Miller's site.

This video is from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) Program for Wounded Warriors, where the initial research was carried out. Listen to what veterans have to say about the effectiveness of iRest Yoga Nidra (Integrative Restoration).




iRest Defined

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, is a transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, which effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency while increasing health, resiliency, and well-being.

It is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools to facilitate recovery from stress.

It is also well known in the Yoga Community as an aid to a deeper connection with the life that animates you, which offers renewal, refreshment and the most wonderful sense of clarity. Release and Relax with iRest, and you grow your capacity for joy without effort.

Gabrielle Pullen, MFA, Level II iRest Instructor since 2007

Gabrielle Pullen, MFA, Level II iRest Instructor since 2007