irest meditation port townsend washington

iRest Meditation Immersion

May 30–June 2, 2019

Port Townsend, WA


Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event 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 event 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

Massage Therapy CEs available in collaboration with IndiGlo Healing Arts, Stepanie Dickey, BA Psych, LMT, CLT 17 Hours in Self Care and Client Care. Skills can be applied in Chronic Pain & Stress Management, Deep Relaxation, Resilience, and more.




Nöle Giulini

Certified iRest Teacher

Nöle, C-IAYT, is a Senior Certified i-Rest Teacher and Trainer as well as a Certification Supervisor.
She divides her time teaching 3 months in Europe and still lives in the USA. But that may change soon!

Here's the info and link to Nöle's upcoming immersions and retreats in the United States, 2019:

5/31--6/3 Madrona Mind Body Institute: iRest Immersion* in Port Townsend, WA., May 30th - June 3rd, 2019
Early bird special $295 until March 15th, Regular: $350
Please contact IRI to register
*This immersion qualifies as short retreat requirement for certification;

Nöle’s events in Europe for 2019:

The Practice of Welcoming: iRest® Yoga Nidra with Nöle Giulini
Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, Sept. 6th, 2019, 10 AM ― Sun, Sept. 8th, 2019, 1 PM
LilleYogahus/Little Yoga House (map)
In English language

"The Practice of Welcoming: living the paradox of our shared humanity – the realization and embodiment of our connectedness as a singular and unique event representing and expressing the All that is.” (Nöle Giulini)
For details and booking:

iRest® Immersion with Nöle Giulini
Raum für Meditation und Bewegung, Hamburg Germany
Diese iRest Immersion wird für die Zertifizierung angerechnet.
Freitag, 13.9.2019 – Sonntag, 15.09.2019
Inga de Martin

Willkommen heissen: Eine Einführung in iRest Yoga Nidra mit Nöle Giulini
Sicher und Geborgen in der Transparenz des Seins
The Art of Welcoming: Introduction to iRest Yoga Nidra with Nöle Giulini:
The Transpareny of Being: A Sanctuary of Belonging
Polarity Institute, Zürich, Switzerland
Saturday, Sept.21, 2019, 10 AM - Sunday, Sept.22, 2019, 1pm
Seminarsprache: Deutsch/ in German language
For details and booking:

The Practice of Welcoming: Rest®Yoga Nidra Meditation
Benediktushof - Holzkirchen (bei Würzburg), Germany
Mittwoch,Oct 2nd, 2019, 18:00 ― Sonntag, Oct 6, 2019, 13:00

Der Kurs bildet eine Einheit von aus dem Yoga inspirierten
meditativen Bewegungsabläufen, Body Sensing, Breath
Sensing, Achtsamkeitspraxis, geführten iRest® Yoga Nidra
Meditationen, Selbsterforschung in Dyaden, Co-Meditation,
Dialog und Integration - und hoffentlich viel Spass!

This workshop offers a bouquet of meditative movement inspired (but not limited by) yoga asana, Body Sensing, Breath Sensing, Mindfulness Practice, Guided iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditations, Self Inquiry in Dyads, Co-Meditation, Dialogue and Integration - and hopefully a lot of fun!

Seminarsprache: Deutsch/ in German language

iRest® Yoga Nidra mit Nöle Giulini
Einführungsseminar im Gutshaus Parin
An Introduction into iRest® Yoga Nidra with Nöle Giulini
Parin, (MeckPom), Germany
Freitag, Oct. 25, 2019 - Sonntag, Oct. 27, 2019
Seminarsprache: Deutsch/ in German language

For details and booking:

The Practice of Welcoming:
Introduction into iRest® Yoga Nidra with Nöle Giulini
Osloyoga, Oslo, Norway
Friday, Nov. 1st 2019 – Sunday, Nov.3rd, 2019
Osloyoga, Sagene Kunstmie, Kristiansands gate 2, 0463 Oslo, Norway
in English language

For details and booking:


Nöle Giulini, C-IAYT, born in Heidelberg, Germany, has practiced and studied Yoga since the 1980s. She's certified to teach yoga by Kripalu and by Erich Schiffmann. She has studied with Richard Miller since 2003.

Her background in Art Therapy and her lifelong work as artist ( infuse depth, caring exploration and refreshing inventiveness into each session. Together with her life partner, Gary Lemons, she owns and runs Tenderpaws Yoga Studio in Port Townsend, WA.

Beginning in 2010 she began offering iRest workshops and individual sessions in the Practice of Welcoming from September through November in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland.

In 2011 Nöle translated and narrated Richard Miller's "iRest at Ease" from English into German. This recording as well as Nöle's German language guided iRest recordings are available as a download on the IRI website.

Although the process of unfolding was often extremely painful, I knew then iRest/Yoga Nidra and the Practice of Welcoming were my life's calling. Now, many years later, I see clearly how my practice of art and my practice of yoga are not separate. I always felt it was and is my work in this world to hold dear what lives in the dark and to give voice, expression and tender care to the injured, denied, rejected and broken aspects of life. Working as attentively and lovingly as possible with these aspects - whether in matter as a sculptor or with human beings as a yoga and meditation teacher is my deepest heart's longing.

"Inspired by her life long practice as a yogi Nöle developed a unique style that animates complex ancient teachings in a playful, practical, and deeply life-changing way."

Teacher Specialty

Chronic Pain
Chemical Dependency

Additional Teacher Specialty

Specializes in working with depression, addiction, illness, fear/anxiety, and post-traumatic distress.


Port Townsend, WA
Fort Worden Way
Port Townsend , WA 98368
United States
Washington US


If you have any questions about the venue, meals, or travel kindly contact Gary Lemons at Any other questions please contact or Francisco Lopez at the iRest Institute at (415) 456-3909.


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

(* Early Bird Pricing ends April 19, 2019)


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


Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019


Thursday, May 30: 6:30-8:30 PM program

Friday-Saturday, May 31-June 1: 
9:30 AM-12:30 PM program; 12:30-3:00 PM lunch; 3:00-6:00 PM program

Sunday, June 2: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM program




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