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Living with an Undefended Heart, a livestream short retreat with Senior iRest Trainer, Stephanie Lopez

February 16—19, 2023



To live with an undefended heart is to welcome and respond to the armor of ideas, beliefs, and ingrained behaviors that prevent authentic connection. In this online retreat, you’ll learn to ground into a felt-sense of safety and security in order to melt away armor, build self-trust, and open into a connected and fulfilled life.

iRest Meditation teaches you how to recognize old patterns of guarding and resisting that are naturally built over a lifetime of meeting challenges. As retreat supports you to soften your reactivity and open into a kind, intimate relationship with yourself, you’re able to hear the still, small voice of your heart. Habitual patterns may be seen through and your capacity to engage deeply and authentically with life and within relationships begins to blossom.

Whether you’re new to self-inquiry or are a seasoned meditator, this retreat will enable you to practice a new way of embodied, whole-hearted living. A way that includes fulfilling relationships, a stable sense of ease and wellbeing, and authentic self-expression. And a way into your inner knowing and the heart of awakening.

You’ll learn transformational practices promoting loving-kindness, connection with yourself and others, and awakening, including:

  • Guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Silent sitting
  • Interactive dialogue
  • An understanding of how to integrate meditation into daily life
  • Gentle movement and breathing techniques that support deep relaxation
  • A comprehensive map for every stage of meditation
  • Practices which support healing the life issues and limiting core beliefs you bring to meditation
  • Meditations that nourish inherent qualities of Essential Nature like love, curiosity, compassion, equanimity, joy, and wonder

“Being on retreat with Stephanie is like coming home in a way felt deep in the heart, in a space beyond language. Her ethereal yet strong presence sets the tone and her equanimity infuses every aspect. Stephanie's air of quiet understanding and knowing allows participants to meet their truest selves with wondrous curiosity and continue to explore their experience well beyond the retreat's end.” —Dr. Katie Stewart

This livestream retreat offers a seamless experience including ongoing technical support and easy instructions. You’ll have the option to access recorded sessions to easily engage the material on your own time and schedule. All levels are welcome.


This retreat will be live online via Zoom. 


Early Bird: $499 USD (Available through January 16, 2023)
Regular: $599 USD

The price includes access to the livestream Zoom sessions and recordings of each session for 8 weeks after the program ends.

Scholarships are available for all iRest events.


This event satisfies the Certification short retreat requirement.

View our events cancellation and attendance policies here.


Thursday, February 16 to Sunday, February 19, 2023


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Thursday, February 16:
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Zoom Orientation
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Opening Session

Friday, February 17:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 19:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



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