Team

Headshot of James ReevesJames Reeves
Oxford, UK

James is the Director of iRest Europe. He is an iRest® Certified Senior Trainer, founder of Restful Being (www.restfulbeing.com), and one of the UK’s leading Yoga Nidra experts. He has studied extensively with iRest protocol founder Richard C. Miller, PhD.

James has been a practicing yoga teacher since 2005 and was qualified as a Structural Yoga Therapist after completing his training with Mukunda Stiles in 2006. From his clinic in Oxford James works with clients who are recovering from birth trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse and depression, as well as injury and other physical ailments.

He teaches Yoga Nidra at TriYoga London and regularly guest-teaches elsewhere, such as at the Khiron House trauma centre. He also runs his own regular yoga classes, workshops, and retreats. His work is focused on helping people to live the essence of their true nature: welcoming, open, spacious and free from judgment and conditioning.

Contact James
www.restfulbeing.com


Headshot of Nole GiuliniNöle Giulini
Port Townsend, Washington / Germany

Nöle is an iRest® Certified Senior Teacher, Trainer, and Supervisor, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She teaches iRest® Yoga Nidra workshops and retreats in the Denmark, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the USA, as well as the first Level 1 training in Germany. She is an artist with a degree in Art, Psychology, and Art Therapy. She has also been certified to teach yoga by both Erich Schiffmann and Kripalu, and has been teaching yoga for 27 years.

Inspired by her lifelong work as an artist, as well as her own practice, Nöle developed a unique style that animates complex ancient teachings in a playful, practical, and deeply life changing way. It is this gift -- to live the coming together of the creative and the spiritual -- that is the essence of her teaching.

Together with her life partner Gary Lemons she owns and runs Tender Paws Yoga Studio in Port Townsend, Washington State.

Contact Nöle
www.tenderpawsyoga.com
www.thepracticeofwelcoming.de


Headshot of Kathryn VarleyKathryn Varley
West Sussex, UK

Kathryn is an iRest® Certified Teacher. In 1998 she read papers published by Richard Miller and in 2003 sat her first non-dual retreat with Richard. The iRest protocol forms the backbone of her one-to-one sessions, classes, workshops and retreats.

As a Yoga Elder, Kathryn’s practice spans 34 years. It began in the music industry providing classes to colleagues with burn-out. Then Kathryn spent 15 years in psychiatric settings, including residential rehabilitation centres for recovery from poly-addiction.

Kathryn volunteers teaching iRest group sessions for pain at the Sussex & Surrey Fibromyalgia Self-Help Groups. She holds Kripalu Yoga 500 Certification and graduated on the Acharya Intensive in 2017. It is her absolute joy to share a practice that is the very fabric of life. Kathryn lives in Horsham, West Sussex, in the United Kingdom.

Contact Kathryn
www.horshamyoga.com


Headshot of Paul CollinsPaul Collins
High Wycombe, UK

Paul is a Certified iRest Teacher and the founder of Thrive Inside, which delivers iRest to people in prison and to prison staff in the UK. He is a former Royal Marine Commando, and specializes in teaching yoga and meditation to people who have experienced trauma and those in recovery from addiction.

Paul runs courses and workshops for the general public, as well as one-to-one sessions to help people deal with stress, anxiety and depression. Paul has worked as the Staff Manager and lead assistant at iRest teacher trainings in the UK, and alongside iRest founder Dr Richard Miller in the United States.

Contact Paul
www.thriveinside.org
www.beyondgroup.co.uk


Headshot of Renata KoszkaRenata Koszka
Munich, Germany / Central Europe

Renata considers it a great privilege to introduce and teach iRest in central Europe (Switzerland, Austria and South Germany). She speaks German, Romanian and English and is based in Bavaria, but visits England regularly, often staying in Dorset, where she offers iRest sessions.

In addition to teaching iRest to groups and one-on-one, Renata teaches Tai Chi and Breath Work, and welcomes enquiries from anyone in the region.

Contact Renata


Headshot of  Wendy KnerrWendy Knerr
Oxford, UK

Wendy is a Certified iRest Teacher based in Oxford. She offers one-on-one (dyad) sessions as a tool for deep relaxation and self-care in the Oxford area or anywhere in the world online. She helped launch Thrive Inside (https://www.thriveinside.org/), the first iRest programme designed for prison inmates and staff. She also regularly assists at iRest Teacher Trainings in the UK.

Wendy does research with institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Glasgow, and works as a writer and communications specialist with international development agencies and non-profits. She is interested in exploring possibilities for research on iRest in the UK and Europe in specialist settings such as prisons and the military.

Contact Wendy


Other Certified iRest Teachers in the UK

Olena Baker
Maulden, UK
Contact Olena
http://yogaswaha.co.uk

Tracy Wyatt
Newmarket, UK
Contact Tracy
http://tracywyatt.co.uk