iRest: Yoga Nidra

This class is taught by:

Julie Alter

Describe yourself in three words: Kind, hopeful, happy.

Why do you teach yoga? It's not about looking a certain way but yoga is about tapping into the essence of who you really are. I teach to continue to learn. The more I practice and learn the more I lean toward prioritizing "Being" practices that focus on meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and feeling balanced on and off the mat.

What inspires you? Beauty and being outside in Nature inspires me. The simple beauty and perfection in a flower or watching birds at my feeders.


Julie believes yoga is for everyone.  It is her mission to honor and embrace each student's search for self awareness.  Julie's aim is to teach with compassion, love and a sense of humor.  Find your inward feeling and outward spreading of joy in each individual accomplishment through yoga and interactions out in the world.

$79 | Members get 20% discount
$25 for single-class drop-in | Members get 20% discount
Integrative Restoration, iRest, is an adaptation of Yoga Nidra-- a form of self-inquiry from the teachings of yoga. Induce deep relaxation throughout the body and mind, eliminate stress, overcome insomnia, solve personal and interpersonal problems, resolve trauma, neutralize and overcome anxiety, fear, anger and depression, as well as enter deep meditation in order to unravel the mystery of life and answer questions such as, "who am I", "why am I", "what is all this", and, "what is enlightenment". A regular iRest practice teaches us how to stay connected to a state of well being, so that no matter what comes up in your life, you know how to connect with that part of yourself that is always at peace and at ease. 

Starting the practice with movement in order to bring your consciousness into the body, iRest is practiced in a supported supine position. Through guided meditation you will observe and welcome various aspects of your waking existence, starting with the most dense form, the physical body, and then moving on through more subtle layers, such as breath, feelings, emotions, beliefs, and joy. Throughout the process you will discover and connect to the aspect of yourself that is always peaceful and at ease.

The guided part of the meditation will be recorded and shared digitally so that the practice can be integrated throughout the week and continue to build from one week to the next. There will be space for integration and sharing as a group at the end of each practice.