About iRest

iRest Yoga Nidra is an approach to deep relaxation and meditation which stems from the traditional teachings of Yoga integrated with modern Psychological science, offering a wholistic practice to enhance mental health and wellbeing.

The iRest approach was developed by Dr Richard Miller from the Integrative Restoration Institute, and has been extensively researched with participants in the program reporting benefits in the following areas:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
  • Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain
  • Improved interpersonal relations
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased sense of control in their lives
  • More confidence and joy in their lives
  • Greater sense of peace and well-being
  • (from www.irest.us)

The iRest approach to relaxation and meditation was originally developed to assist people who had experienced trauma, and it can be particularly effective for those seeking ways to manage difficult or uncomfortable emotional states.

iRest offers a step by step practical approach to Mediation which can help you really learn the stages involved in going inward in a safe and practical way. The practices are verbally led by the teacher, with a clear structure providing guidance and security as you experience the practice. Once you learn the steps and stages of the practice, your own self-lead meditation practice then then becomes more accessible, as you have a structure and process to guide you through.

About Janet

Janet Lowndes is a Psychologist, Yoga Therapist, and iRest Teacher in Training (Level 2). Janet brings both yogic and psychological perspectives to this program, providing meditation practices which are safe, effective, and accessible for everyone, even those who are new to meditation.

About the Course

You can learn form the comfort of your own home

This online iRest Course will be offered via a series of 6 weekly videos, the links for which will be available to you each week, accompanied by an audio meditation practice for you to work with over the course of that week. During the 6 week course you will also have access to a question forum where Janet will answer any questions you may have about the practice. 

In the videos you receive each week Janet will spend between 20-30 minutes explaining the structure of the iRest approach, exploring one concept at a time in more detail each week. Once you have viewed the video explanation you will then have access to an audio recording with Janet experientially guiding you through an iRest Meditation practice (sessions are between 30-45 minutes long).

You will also receive a PDF version of the iRest student workbook, providing information about the different stages of the practice, and worksheets for you to explore your own understanding and experiences.

The iRest audio Meditation recordings will be yours to download and keep, so you can continue with the practice after the completion of the course.


The cost of the course is $110 (incl GST).

Your course fee includes:

  • 6 x weekly video lectures by Janet Lowndes exploring the structure and content of the iRest approach
  • 6 x weekly iRest meditation audio practices which you can download and keep
  • A PDF version of the iRest student workbook
  • Access to a question and answer forum where Janet will answer your questions

To Register

This program is provided online via the link below - please follow the link to provide your payment, and then your course will begin - as simple as that!