iRest ® Yoga Nidra Immersion

September 7-9, 2018 | Kailua, Hawaii (Oahu)

Join us for this iRest ® Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

This iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.

About iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & well-being in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

  • Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
  • Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
  • Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
  • Experience BodySensing in movement
  • Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
  • Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
  • Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
  • Awaken to your essential wholeness

Tuition:  $370

Schedule:

Friday, September 7

Registration 5:00 – 6:00PM

Program 6:00 – 8:30PM

Saturday, September 8

9:00AM – 4:00PM Saturday (w/ 75 minute lunch)

Sunday, September 9

9:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday (w/ 75 minute lunch)

Trainer:  Jill C. Peterson, Psy.D, C-IAYT, Senior iRest Trainer

Jill is a Certified iRest Teacher and Senior iRest Trainer.  She draws on traditional psychotherapy as well as the eastern philosophical teachings of yoga and mindfulness. Jill specializes in teaching people how to develop a relationship with their Self: with their physical body, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and, most importantly, their own inner guidance.

Scholarships:

Tuition assistance for this immersion are available service members, veterans and military/veteran spouses. Please contact Sara Clerk at sara@irest.us to apply.

This event is facilitated by the Integrative Restoration Institute and hosted by Warriors at Ease.

Download helpful information about this event here:  Event Details & Helpful Location Info

Veterans Retreat for Men

September 9-14 | Rhinebeck, New York

Join Warriors at Ease faculty member Annie Okerlin and team member Nick Caris at the Omega Institute for a special retreat for male veterans. In this yoga and meditation retreat, participants have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that will nourish and strengthen both mind, body and spirit while also increasing resilience and promoting health.

Research shows that yoga and relaxation practices help veterans reintegrate after the challenging experiences of military service. In this yoga retreat for male veterans, you learn techniques to comfort the body, ease the mind, and promote healing.

You also experience daily iRest Yoga Nidra sessions, a technique endorsed by the U.S. Army Surgeon General and offered at military and veteran hospitals nationwide.  This form of guided meditation promotes deep relaxation, sound sleep and acceptance of everything as it is. It helps the nervous system return to a balanced state of well-being, which is necessary to heal unresolved trauma and physical and emotional wounds. You will leave with valuable tools to continue your healing journey at home.

Application/Scholarships: Application is required; apply early, as enrollment is limited and spots fill quickly. Full tuition for this retreat is $395 ($355 Members); scholarships are available to cover all but $75 of the total cost.

Apply online

Application Deadline: July 29, 2018

Click here to learn more about Omega and to register.

Veterans Retreat for Women

September 23-28 | Rhinebeck, New York

This yoga retreat for women veterans in an opportunity to heal, grow and connect in a supportive community.  Throughout the week you’ll be guided by Annie Okerlin and U.S. Army veteran Susan Alden, both Certified Yoga Therapists and Warriors at Ease faculty members, who will guide you through yoga, meditation, iRest Yoga Nidra, and other practices that support wellbeing and cultivate a deep mind-body connection.  All levels are welcome!  No prior experience with yoga or meditation is required.

Come experience a week of self-care and rest.  Depart feeling rejuvenated and empowered with skills to help you keep life in balance.  Whether you are seeking to integrate the challenging experiences of military service, navigating a transition into civilian life, or simply needing to connect with your tribe, the Omega Institute and this very special retreat is the ideal R&R you seek!

Application/Scholarships: Application is required; apply early, as enrollment is limited and spots fill quickly. Full tuition for this retreat is $395 ($355 Members); scholarships are available to cover all but $75 of the total cost.

Apply online

Application Deadline: August 12, 2018

Click here to learn more and to register

Higher Ground Retreats

Dates Vary | Idaho, California & New York

Higher Ground hosts week-long camps in Idaho, California and New York for injured service members, veterans and their supporters completely free of charge to all participants. Each camp invites eight to ten veterans or service members and their significant others to form a new “unit” and participate in recreational activities from winter sports to water sports to fly fishing, equine and beyond.

 

Higher Ground’s mission is to provide the most effective therapeutic recreation service to military families confronted with traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and polytrauma through the use of evidence-based practices and the sustained continuum of care necessary for a successful reintegration into their families and communities.

 

Yoga, meditation and other mindful movement practices are incorporated into Higher Ground’s programs by Warriors at Ease trained staff along with recreational activities and discussion groups by recreational therapists.

 

Register to attend a program at http://www.highergroundusa.org/register-now/

R&R Retreats for Women in the Military Community

Next Date TBD | Ka’a’awa (Oahu) Hawaii

Relax & Renew (R&R) Retreats are for female service members, veterans, military spouses as well as Gold Star mothers, daughters and wives.  These retreats are hosted and facilitated by Hawaii-based Warriors at Ease teachers, local massage therapists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and a farm-to-table caterer.  Retreat participants can enjoy yoga, meditation, art, hiking, hula, ocean adventures as well as delicious, healthy meals.

If you are interested in attending this retreat, please sign up for our newsletter where we announce dates for this and all our retreats.  Otherwise, just check back here periodically.

Bridging the Gap Retreats

Next Retreat TBA

Bridging the Gap Retreats are a 4-day healing experience for post 9-11 service members, veterans and a spouse, caregiver or primary social support person.  This retreat is focused on improving the well-being of military families.  Participants are invited to experience canine therapy, yoga, equine therapy, outdoor activities and more in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere.  The retreats are held in small group settings that are facilitated by veterans, expert providers (with experience in Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense facilities), Walter Reed volunteers and other non-profit support organizations.  Yoga and mind-body stress management skills are taught by a senior Warriors at Ease Teacher.  These retreats are graciously funded by the Walter Reed Society and offered 4 times/year in various locations in the U.S.

If you are interested in attending this retreat, please sign up for our newsletter where we announce dates for this and all our retreats.  Otherwise, just check back here periodically.