“Pitiful are those who, acting, are attached to their action’s fruits. The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. Yoga is skill in actions.” - Bhagavad Gita 2.49-50 Some of my favorite karma yoga role models are Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and––the mythical monkey––“Hanuman." To me, they exemplify the meaning of…Read More
“And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well. The child cries out when from the right breast the mother takes it away, the very next moment to find in the left one its consolation.” — Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Rabindranath Tagore was one of India’s greatest poets. He is famous for writing the national anthem for both India and Bangladesh and…Read More
“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”—Thomas Merton
In the hours before his unexpected death, Thomas Merton gave a speech quoting the Dalai Lama: “The time has come brother, when we must stand on our own feet.” Although the Dalai Lama was referring to…Read More
Join us for a weekend designed to REST, RESET and RECHARGE!
This year’s Immersion is entitled, Building Your Container of Well-Being: Learn to Strengthen your Emotional Resiliency Using iRest Yoga Nidra.
These days, it is very common to find ourselves rushing from task to task, trying to accomplish the impossibly long to-do list, and doing it while running on empty! This Immersion is designed to hit the “pause” button on your life and enable you to drop into these beautiful practices and dare I say it...REST! Allow yourself the time, space and attention inward in order to reconnect to your most precious resource---You.
If we want to truly connect with ourselves and those we care about, and be a positive force in the world, we need to take time to rebuild our Container of Well-Being. Within this container, we have an immense capacity for joy, love, contentment, ease and resiliency; and iRest practices show us directly how to access, maintain and strengthen this core of well-being that resides in each and everyone of us.
iRest Yoga Nidra is a practice of meditation offering the opportunity to deeply relax while remaining present and awaken to your essential nature of timeless Being. This practice leaves you feeling refreshed, healed, and whole while experiencing an unshakable peace and well being present during even the most challenging moments.
This immersion is designed for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together includes iRest practices, an overview of the 10 steps of iRest, and group discussion. Together we will explore using iRest to:
Manifest your heart’s desire and purpose
Finding your inner resource of well-being
Welcome & engage challenging emotions and beliefs
Incorporate iRest in the midst of daily life
Understand the neuroscience of meditation
Awaken to your essential wholeness and true nature
To benefit the most from this event you might enjoy reading either of Richard Miller’s books, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing or The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and enjoy listening to the accompanying audio practices. The audio for the PTSD book is also available here.
For those in the iRest Certification Program this immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement. To meet this qualification you are required to attend the whole event.
iRest® Yoga Nidra Immersion
August 9-11, 2019
Hosted by: Alli Houseworth
Location: Mid Pac Country Club Lanikai
Mary Oliver was born on September 10th, 1935. She was an American poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She died in January of this year at the age of 83. Oliver left us with her…Read More
I have always been drawn to Rumi. But when I discovered that he was the best selling poet in the United States (more popular than Shakespeare) I was even more intrigued. I pulled “The Essential Rumi” by Coleman Barks from my bookshelf, dusted it off and began…Read More
How do you feel when you are told to surrender, let go or soften into the present moment? I don’t know about you, but for me those words only work when I am feeling relaxed and peaceful. During times of stress, especially when I am caught off guard, surrendering does not happen automatically. It is a behavior that…Read More
The spring equinox, also known as the “vernal equinox,” marks a time of transition from the colder, darker months of winter to the longer, brighter months of spring. As the sun moves over the equator, and day and night become more equal in length, the birds chirp louder and the earth begins to bloom again. According to Chinese Medicine…Read More
Thinking back to my late 20’s I remember feeling lonely. I didn’t have a lot of “tools” back then to help me manage stress, so this feeling kept recurring on a loop resulting in a serious health decline that lasted for years. Loneliness rises with…Read More
I’ve been a dancer and an athlete almost all of my life.
My clients ask me all the time, what my favorite form of exercise is, and I think of it like this––just like I want to eat something different every day, by body craves different ways of moving every day. Some days I want to go on a hike, other days it’s yoga, a swim, Pilates, a walk,GYROTONIC®, dancing or a combination of things.
But, if I had to choose one thing that has been integral to keeping my body pain-free over the years it’s…Read More