iRest Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

Join Riana Walsh for iRest® Yoga Nidra, a deeply relaxing and restorative form of guided meditation which is easy to practice – no previous experience of yoga or meditation is required. Lying comfortably in relaxation pose (savasana), you linger in the space between sleep and wakefulness as you are guided gently and systematically through different levels and layers of experience (koshas).

We begin with a short introduction to the basic concepts of iRest, establish an intention (sankalpa), then slowly transition awareness from the tangible physical body to the subtle body. Using images and visualisations, this guided practice of Yoga Nidra enables you enter a deep state of relaxation by sensing breath and energy, welcoming feelings and emotions, thoughts and beliefs, experiencing joy and spacious awareness. As your practice ends, you return to your intention and integrate your experience before transitioning back to alert wakefulness with some gentle movement.

Yoga Nidra is a process which reveals pure presence, awareness, stillness. The practice is both restful and energising, can improve sleep, alleviate stress, anxiety and depression and enable a felt-sense of ease and simple happiness.

Riana Walsh (Qualified Yoga teacher and iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher)

Our Yoga Nidra classes are taking an “iRest” during the summer schedule. Classes and workshops will return, keep an eye on our Facebook page, Sign up to our Newsletter or email enquiries@sanctuary.ie to receive details of upcoming courses.

Riana Walsh (Qualified Yoga teacher and iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher)  completed a three-year classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with the Irish Yoga Association, followed by post grad trainings with the IYA, Yoga Therapy Ireland, and an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.

She has been teaching Yoga for many years, sees yoga as a lifetime exploration and combines her passion for yoga, travel and languages with yoga trainings in Ireland and abroad. Her on-going yoga studies and completed trainings in Anusara yoga, Yin Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, continue to inspire her experience of yoga as a way of being, of connection with self and the world.