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iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training

January 16–21, 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii


This iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice, and delivery of iRest. This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching, or clinical practice. The protocol has been designed for use in various settings that include a personal practice, yoga environments, physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical and medical settings, alternative or integrative medical practices, as well as in-job training and job resiliency programs. Read more about Level 1 iRest Trainings.




Karen Soltes LCSW, MA Ed

iRest Certified Teacher and Senior iRest Trainer Durango, CO, I hold masters degrees in both Clinical Social Work and Education and have worked in a variety of therapeutic and educational settings over the past 35 years. I have also served as the Director of the Therapeutic Yoga Program at Circle Yoga in Washington, DC. I began teaching iRest at the Washington DC VA Hospital as part of the Integrated Health and Wellness Program 10 years ago. I have observed firsthand how iRest can to be beneficial adjunctive treatment for alleviating the symptoms of PTSD, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Pain. In addition to my work at the VA, I am a founding partner of Warriors at Ease, whose mission is to train yoga and meditation teachers, to work in military communities. My intention is to weave together my years of clinical experience with the mind/body practices of yoga and meditation in order to empower and support people so that they may live life in a calm more balanced way.

Teacher Specialty

Active Duty Military
Chronic Pain
Chemical Dependency

Additional Teacher Specialty

Teaching iRest in military communities


Honolulu, Hawaii
2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu , HI 96815
United States
Hawaii US


Questions:  contact Alli Houseworth at


Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head


$1,495 - Early Bird Pricing *
$1,595 - Regular Pricing

(* must register before December 5, 2018 to receive early-bird pricing)


Approximately 30 Continuing Education (CE) hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, and RN, read more about Continuing Education (CE) and Registering for CEs.
This event is residential.
Tuition options do not include food and lodging expense.

See Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head for food and lodging pricing.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to Monday, January 21, 2019


  • Wednesday, January 16:  5:00-6:00 PM registration, 6:00-8:30 PM program
  • Thursday, January 17:  8:15 AM-6:00 PM program (90 minute lunch)
  • Friday-Sunday, January 18-20:  8:30 AM-6:00 PM program (90 minute lunch)
  • Monday, January 21:  8:30 AM-12:30 PM program



Required Reading

CE Info

* CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) ( which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. 

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states or provinces other than California need to check with their state or province licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. 

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact the iRest Institute at For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

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