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with Robin Carnes, MBA, E-RYT 500

group-yoga-nidra @600Come join us for this iRest Personal Practice Immersion (iPPI), where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and experience the ways iRest can be used on and off the mat to foster a greater sense of freedom, synchronicity, authenticity, and creativity in your daily life.

Through practice and dynamic dialogue you will:

  • Learn the ten steps of iRest
  • Experience body sensing and breath-sensing
  • Form an inner resource of well-being
  • Learn to meet difficult emotions and beliefs skillfully
  • Experiment with playful, improvisational movement, sound, and art activities to reflect on what opens up to you and in you when actions flow spontaneously from your essential wholeness
  • Awaken to your true nature and essential wholeness

Research shows that iRest Meditation effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder and enhances joy, equanimity and well-being throughout your daily life.

This iPPI is open to everyone: Both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike who wish to sample the fullness that iRest has to offer for health, healing, resiliency, well-being, awakening, and the wholeness of being.

This iPPI qualifies as a “short retreat” requirement for those going through iRest Teacher Certification.



Working with Robin has been transformative. She has the rare combination of being non-judgemental and supportive while guiding her students into places of growth and change. Working with Robin’s spirit and energy is a true gift. — Carol Regan, Public Health Educator

Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

About the Instructor

Military YogaRobin Carnes is a leader in bringing evidence-based Yoga and iRest meditation practice into mainstream settings such as the U.S. military, VA Hospitals, corporations, and universities. From 2006–2012 Robin has been Yoga and iRest meditation instructor for a Defense Department acute PTSD treatment program at Walter Reed Medical Center. Out of this work, she co-founded Warriors at Ease, which has trained over 600 Yoga teachers to teach safely and effectively in military communities.

A certified iRest instructor and a senior trainer for the iRest Institute, Robin’s mentor is Dr. Richard Miller, originator of iRest Yoga Nidra.

Robin’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Huffington Post, and Army Magazine, as well as the award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue America’s Healthcare. In 2013, Robin was honored by the Smithsonian Institute for her pioneering work in Yoga and meditation.

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