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iRest Yoga Nidra

Just 20 mins of 'yogic sleep' is equivalent to 4 hours regular sleep

iRest Yoga Nidra Freedom to be your Authentic Self.   Taking this restorative practise for just 20 minutes has been scientifically proven to equate to 4hrs natural sleep. iRest is included in all general Classes at Horsham Yoga.

This guided practice is suitable for any one.  It can be done lying down, standing, sitting, eyes open or eyes closed.  Yoga Nidra provides a self-directed means of calming the nervous system and inviting peace in the midst of a chaotic and often ruthless world.

All classes include the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra, suitable for absolutely anyone and everyone including Beginners.  iRest Yoga Nidra, the deepest relaxation you may ever know. Practise with eyes open, eyes closed, sitting down, lying down, in bed or even standing. An accessible practise for everyone on their journey of life. Nourishing and healing for our deepest needs, such as relief from stress, anxiety, depression, pain or the challenge of auto-immune disruption, inflammation from post viral fatigue, general aches and pains, trauma recovery including recovery from surgery, accidents or hospitalisation.
How iRest Yoga Nidra Works

Yoga Nidra iRest is integrative, in that it heals the various unresolved issues with our mental health, traumas and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It is restorative in that it aids its practitioners in recognising their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.

Yoga Nidra iRest is typically taught as a guided meditation supporting time to reflect, allow and welcome everything that arises and changes as it unfolds moment to moment in our field of awareness.
When this happens, we become the observer not the doer.  We become the one watching movements that come as distractions and we are able to recognise the fullness and constancy of who we truly are, beyond the limits of distraction.

Yoga Nidra iRest is a practice of embracing willingness to allow what life presents with all it's daily challenges. Challenges that manifest as suffering and pain in a world of duality.

Yoga Nidra iRest is a practice anyone can learn and share in order to help find peace where there is conflict, joy where there is sadness and peace of mind where there is turmoil. iRest offers deep relaxation and opens us to the Joy of life itself.

People practising iRest typically experience:


  • Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression

  • Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances

  • Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain

  • Improved interpersonal relations

  • Increased energy levels

  • Increased sense of control in their lives

  • More confidence and joy in their lives

  • Greater sense of peace and well-being

iRest is backed by reseach programmes with marginalised areas of the community, such as war vets, homeless, addictions, sufferers of chronic pain, the incarcerated, women's shelters, fertility issues, socially challenged youths.

Government grants have been established to support work iwith the military in the US and it is hoped that something similar may be established in the UK to support our War Vets for the treatment of PTSD.

Retreat is an invitation to go deeper into self-enquiry.  It is found that with Retreats we have a longer opportunity to enquire more deeply into what we want from our life, what is holding us back and time to see what we may be willing to change in order to improve our health and enjoy life to the full.

iRest was developed by Richard Miller Phd, Clinical Psychologist and Yogic Scholar and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute Ca USA, a charity making training available to anyone wishing to enhance self-practice.

He is the author of the  iRest Program for Healing PTSD.


I am a yoga teacher, currently on a Yoga NIdra training.  

The sessions with Kathryn are the best Yoga Nidra I have ever taken.

I felt it working on a deeper and more personal level.

I love the way Kathryn introduces a mini meditation before the deep dive.

Thank you.


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