Yoga and Irest
In 2018 I took a 100 hour teacher training course in vinyasa flow yoga.
I work with yoga as a way to bring awareness to the body and calm the mind.
I find that the stretching, strengthening and balancing of flowing yoga poses has a profound effect on my own mental health, and I wish to share this with others.
I teach simple yoga practices to people who visit the farm.
In 2019 I participated in teacher training Level 1 and 2 in Irest Yoga Nidra Meditation.
I guide Irest yoga Nidra in different locations and online.
I also use Irest meditation in combination with yoga and horse communication here on Masia Fogueres.
What is Irest?
Irest is short for Integrative Restoration.
iRest was developed by Richard Miller, PhD. Richard is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who has combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. iRest is based on ancient Yoga Nidra teachings, but designed for modern day living.
Irest yoga nidra meditation is a modern adaptation of the ancient meditative practice of Yoga Nidra. It is a form of self inquiry that research shows effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency; while increasing health, resiliency and well-being.
Irest is comprised of ten steps.
Irest is usually given as a guided meditation, where the receiver is laying down or sitting. The meditation is adapted to fit the individual needs of the receiver.
Irest works wonders in combination with horse communication.
The practice of yoga and meditation enables us to meet the horses from a different place in ourselves, and this allows the horses to open up to us and choose to be with us.
Irest meditation helps us express ourselves authentically as our true nature and this has a profound effect on how the horses sees and meets us.
When we can show up as who we truly are, we can connect with horses at a much deeper level and this is healing for both humans and horses.
You can read more about Irest here: http://irest.org