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iRest Meditation Immersion: Building Your Container of Well-Being: Learn to Strengthen your Emotional Resiliency Using iRest Yoga Nidra

August 9–11, 2019

Kailua, HI


Join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion 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 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 skilfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
  • Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
  • Awaken to your essential wholeness




Jill C. Peterson, Psy.D., C-IAYT, RYT200

Senior iRest Trainer
Honolulu, HI

I began the study of iRest Yoga Nidra at Richard's Level I training in Maria Stein, Ohio in October 2008 and completed the Level III iRest Teacher Certification Program in June 2011. In June 2015, I became a Senior iRest Trainer. As a Clinical Psychologist, I utilize the teachings of iRest in my therapeutic work with individual adults and I also offer presentations of iRest to other mental health clinicians as a tool for self-care.

As a clinician, I have found iRest to be an amazing tool to help clients and students address issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, insomnia, and finding meaning in life. It has allowed my clients to experience their own inner voice and deepen their trust for their own wisdom in navigating life's challenges. For myself, this practice has allowed me to experience more self-compassion and has opened the doorway to the abundance of joy that has always existed within.

My own experience of learning and teaching iRest is that our understanding of these teachings, the nature of Reality, and the Truth of who we are continues to unfold, expand and integrate naturally, effortlessly and joyously. All that is required is showing up!

I have had the pleasure of teaching iRest classes and workshops to active duty military and veterans, yoga students & teachers, and other mental health practitioners. I am currently offering classes in Honolulu at Sun Yoga Hawaii and in Kailua at Bella Kai Yoga Studio
Please feel free to contact me if you have interest in private sessions, classes, workshops or retreats.

Teacher Specialty


Additional Teacher Specialty

Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Satisfaction, Successful Life Transitions and Personal/Spiritual Growth


Kailua, HI
266 Kaelepulu Dr.
Kailua , HI 96734
United States
Hawaii US


Mid Pac Country Club Lanikai


$295 - Early Bird Pricing *
$350 - Regular Pricing

(* must register by July 12, 2019 to receive the early-bird pricing)


This event is non-residential.
This event satisfies the Certification short retreat requirement.


Friday, August 9, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019


Friday, August 9: 5:30–8:30 PM (Registration: 4:30-5:30)
Saturday, August 10: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM (60 minute lunch)
Sunday, August 11:  9:00 AM–4:00 PM (60 minute lunch)



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