The name iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation may be a mouthful but the benefits are simply amazing.

Yoga plus meditation equals deep relaxation

Are you looking for a relaxation that is deeper than you ever thought possible? Are you looking for a relaxation that is so deep that it can help to heal? Welcome to iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation at The Karma Studio, in the Bayside Melbourne suburb of Sandringham.

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation history

While the name may be a mouthful, the philosophy behind iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is quite simple. As suggested above, that’s to provide a deeply relaxed and peaceful state for its participants. We should point out that this is not a wishy-washy claim created for marketing. In fact, the claims are all evidence-based.

While iRest is relatively new, its origins can be traced back many hundreds of years. It’s a modern adaptation of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra.

To understand Yoga Nidra it’s perhaps best to break it down into its two parts, yoga meaning, well yoga, and nidra meaning sleep. This doesn’t mean, however, that Yoga Nidra is meant to put you to sleep, although there is no doubt that those who practice this form of yoga are likely to see their sleep improved. The nidra or sleep refers to the deeply relaxed but conscious state people can achieve.

As mentioned, iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation has been adapted from Yoga Nidra to suit our modern ways of life. The modern iteration has been so successful that the US Army Surgeon General has listed it as a method of pain management for soldiers and ex-soldiers. It’s also been found to be a way to combat the debilitating effects of post traumatic stress disorder.

But that’s not all. There is also a plethora of further evidence to show the value of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. This remarkable combination of yoga and meditation has shown to help with pain, sleep issues, depression, anxiety and stress disorders.

With the potential benefits of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation you might think it would be difficult to learn and master, but it’s not. In fact, it can be practiced by virtually anyone and benefits can be experienced quickly.

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation in Bayside Melbourne

While the Karma Studio in the Bayside Melbourne suburb of Sandringham runs one hour iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation classes each Tuesday evening, an even better way to experience and learn the power of iRest is by taking part in an 8-week course. And luckily, the next one starts in a little over a month’s time.

The next iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation 8-week course at The Karma Studio will be held each Tuesday between 12th January and 2nd March, from 6.30pm and 8pm. The course is limited to eight participants for social distancing purposes. At a cost of only $308, it’s a great investment in the health of your mind and body.

According to a recent participant, Lizzie: “7 weeks into an 8 week iRest course I found myself in a life threatening situation (at the traffic lights someone was running a red light). I responded within a spilt second, my reaction was calm, surprise and in control, a sensation of ‘awe’ at how I had responded. In the past I would have been immobilised and my body would have reacted in reverberations for hours in shock and horror at how close I had come to losing my life. I pulled over took my blood pressure and it was normal! This truly is grace in action and the accumulation of what I’ve learned in iRest. I have transformed the way I live my life since doing iRest.”

Contact The Karma Studio for more information on iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation or go to the website to book.


The name iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation may be a mouthful but the benefits are simply amazing.