Illustrated brown figure appearing as both human and tree
Illustrated brown figure appearing as both human and tree

Find Your Flow: iRest for Creative Expression and Play

January 9–30, 2021



"In truly creative moments, everything takes place without the 'I' interfering. Things occur of their own accord." ~Jean Klein

iRest Meditation is based on the theory of nondualism, which illuminates that life happens through us, not by us. Awakening to this perspective can be revolutionary and liberate us from conditioning that limits our thoughts, viewpoints, and abilities. As we practice opening to the divine flow of life, we begin to see our problems in new light, recognizing innovative solutions and delighting in new possibilities. Our creative capacity expands. 

In this experiential livestreaming workshop, iRest Certified Teacher Robin Carnes leads lively exercises designed to help you access your creativity and freely open to the everpresent flow of life. Techniques and approaches will include:

  • iRest Meditation: This evidence-based approach to guided meditation opens the flow of energy and leads the practitioner to self-healing. We will practice iRest both "off the mat" and in traditional guided practices. 
  • InterPlay™: This fun, easy, system of movement and sound exercises is designed to unlock the body’s wisdom.  
  • Art: Robin will facilitate a variety of process-oriented (rather than outcome-oriented) art experiences using simple materials. 

If you feel stuck in a rut or just want to nourish your innate creativity, this workshop is for you. Step out of your routine and into a greater sense of vitality and possibility. And have fun!

Class 1: Sankalpa
Overview and introductions
Setting intentions
Activities: iRest Meditation, guided movement and sound, collage-making

Class 2: Surrendering and Offering
Releasing the “I” thought’s grip on outcome
Activities: iRest Meditation, guided movement, sound, group ritual, doodling/collage

Class 3: Welcoming and Receptivity
Keeping your channel open to the flow of life
Activities: iRest Meditation, guided movement, sound, collage-making

Class 4: Open, Shut, Re-Open: Living a Messy, Creative Life 
Ongoing challenges and rewards of staying open to the flow of life
Practices to keep open and re-open after a shutdown
Activities: iRest Meditation, guided movement, sound, playing with plasticine



This retreat is being livestreamed using Zoom.




This event is non-residential.


Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Saturday, January 30, 2021


This weekly event will start on Saturday, January 9 and livestream each Saturday until January 30. Four sessions will be held from 4:00–5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (1:00–2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time) on:

Saturday, January 9

Saturday, January 16

Saturday, January 23

Saturday, January 30



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