iRest is different because it is an evidence based practice that has been studied and has shown to be very effective in supporting people living with PTSD, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and people who are just wanting a deep connection in life and with themselves. It's used in military settings to help traumatized men and women of service, homeless shelters, clinics, and healing / meditation centers.
Come experience iRest with me. I'm so honored and ready to introduce you to this guided meditation. I teach a weekly meditation class in the Dallas Texas area, please contact me with updated information.
The practice of yoga nidra is something that I've been drawn to for many years. WhenI finished my Yoga teacher training, I knew that yoga nidra was what I was suppose to teach.
My deep resonance with yogic philosophy and the realization that this world NEEDS peace and serenity inspired me to dive deeply in to researching yoga nidra. If you've never heard of it, yoga nidra is an ancient practice of deep relaxation and meditation, and there are various forms of this practice.
While it has the word yoga in the name, it's much different than anything you'd experience at your fitness class. Yoga nidra is sometimes referred to as yogic sleep or the sleep of the yogi.
During my research, I came across Richard Miller PhD. He has this fantastic company called the integrative restoration institute. Richard has developed his own protocol (iRest®) from his studies and experience with yoga nidra. I spent all last week working with the amazing trainers of iRest and even getting to hear Richard talk about his work. It was so rewarding. iRest® teaches you how to live a contented life, free of anxiety, fear, depression, and suffering by opening your mind and body to its inner resource and ground of health and wholeness.
"There is something about you brighter than the sun and more mysterious than the night sky." ~Adyashanti.
Hi! I’m Hillary Arrieta and I help people improve their lives by offering holistic solutions to ease stress, eliminate pain, and inspire self care practices. I own The Heeling Hut in Plano, TX. Where I teach workshops, write, and specialize in unique and effective massage and meditation techniques such as Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and iRest® Yoga Nidra. At The Heeling Hut you'll find the best massage in the Dallas area for pain and stress management. Texas MT 040051
Last week I went to a new (ish) yoga studio in Richardson called FitYoga. FitYoga opened the same time I was beginning my private massage practice, so about three years ago. I've been looking to start my yoga practice again and challenge myself with safe and effective yoga. Even though I have experience with yoga, I still need some supervision so choosing a class where the teacher is able to watch and work with with me is pretty important.
My wrists are really talking to me lately from all the massages I've been giving and my hips are tight and unhappy no matter how much massage I get- and that is a lot! I always get a massage every other week but nothing has helped relieve the pain so far.
From my past experiences with yoga, I knew it was time to venture out and find a studio that would allow me to get strong again-but also had my personal growth and well being in mind. I've been going on and off to my gyms yoga class but wasn't getting much out of it.
Jill Murawski, the studio owner and instructor of FitYoga was super attentive and helpful. I really love her style of teaching and desire to encourage, inspire, and help all of the students in the class.
We started out in a focused meditation, then in to active poses that seemed to engage every muscle. The flow was really nice. I usually don't enjoy flow classes but I liked the challenge and it wasn't too fast. I was sweating (yay! for exercise) but not in pain. I loved how we focused on really grounding our feet- It makes all the difference when executing balancing poses, well- any pose really. We ended in savasana, or corpse pose and Jill came around with aromatherapy eye pillows so we could really relax in the restorative pose.
Overall it was a fantastic experience and I will be trying to go to FitYoga at least once a week. They are located right behind my office in Canyon Creek at Custer and Lookout. If you're looking for a new yoga spot, give it a try!
If you go, leave me your comment below on how you liked it!
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Gaia Bodywork PLLC is the private massage practice of Hillary Arrieta LMT040051 and is located in Richardson, TX. Hillary offers the best massage services in the area for pain and stress management. Visit www.gaiabodywork.com for more information.
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