Restorative iRest Yoga Nidra
with Riana Walsh

This course is ONLINE

Course Description:

This course integrates both gentle movement and the deep rest of iRest® Yoga Nidra. No previous experience of yoga or meditation is required.

We begin each class with a short, seated sequence of easeful movement and breathing practices, simple and beautifully supportive in guiding you towards stillness of mind and body.

We then settle into the restful experience of iRest yoga nidra, lying comfortably in relaxation pose (savasana), establishing an intention (sankalpa), and then slowly transitioning awareness from the tangible physical body to the subtle body. Using images and visualisations, this body-centered guided meditation practice enables you enter a deep state of relaxation, lingering in the space between sleep and wakefulness as you transition gently and systematically through different levels and layers of experience (koshas). As practice ends, returning to your intention and integrating your experience before transitioning back to wakefulness with some gentle movement.

This course is suitable for beginners, and anyone looking for some relaxation in this busy modern life.

Duration: 8-week course

Day & Date: 19th January, Thursday evenings via Zoom

Time: 7.00pm – 8.15pm

Price: €100

About The Facilitator

  • Riana teaches Mindful Yoga, Mindful Movement for Meditation and Yoga Nidra at the Sanctuary.


  • Riana completed her initial yoga training with the Irish Yoga Association in 2002 and has continued her yoga practice and studies ever since with Yoga Therapy Ireland, Viniyoga, ITEC Anatomy & Physiology, Yin Yoga with Josh Summers, iRest® Yoga Nidra with the Integrative Rest Institute; and most recently has been enjoying the practice of Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga with Matt Padwick, Dzogchen Beara.


  • Riana acquired her Anusara® Inspired Certification in 2019, a branch of Hatha yoga that uniquely integrates deep spiritual teachings and precise principles of alignment into the practice. 

  • Riana is currently studying with the Mindfulness Association and loves exploring the cross-overs of all traditions.

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