led by Susan Blackwell Tate
Weekly Drop-In practice: Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Please Note: As of March 14, 2020, the BDC is temporarily suspending all in-person meetings and events. Many groups will meet remotely using Zoom. Please contact Susan to see if she intends to postpone meetings or use Zoom to continue classes. Thank you!
Based on ancient teachings of meditation, iRest® Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical and spiritual healing and well being. It provides you with tools to deeply relax, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life as it nourishes noble qualities such as peacefulness, joy, empathy, forgiveness, patience, and loving kindness toward yourself and others.
It is a guided meditation of self inquiry based on a 4000 year old practice, done lying down or comfortably seated. It’s easy to do, no prior meditation experience necessary. It is a practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that:
-Relaxes the mind, body and soul
-Releases negative emotions and thought patterns
-Calms the nervous system
-Helps you reconnect to the peace that is always present
-Develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life
For more about iREST/Yoga Nidra, and the research behind it, please click here.
Susan Blackwell Tate has been teaching yoga and meditation classes for over 15 years. She has also helped facilitate workshops and taught internationally in Registered Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has been a student of Dr. Richard Miller, founder of The Integrative Restoration Institute, and taught iRest® since 2007, as well as serving a three week Internship at the Walter Reed Army Hospital working with active duty military service members suffering from PTSD and other wounds of war.
For more about Susan, please click here…
About the Wednesday Classes:
Our Wednesday evening classes are drop-in, open to anyone.
The class is offered freely, but we suggest a donation to the teacher if you are able:
Student/Supportive rate – $5
Base rate – $10
Sustaining/Benefactor rate – $15 – 20
Please arrive a few minutes before 6:00 to get settled…
Occasionally, iREST skips a week or two when Susan is traveling or teaching elsewhere. Please check the calendar to be sure the program is in session on any given Wednesday. Thank you!