iRest Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation based on ancient yogic teachings, made accessible for modern day life. The practice strengthens parts of the brain that allow for greater insight and quiets parts that are responsible for distressing thoughts, feelings, urges, and sensations. Through regular practice, participants make space for wise responding to challenging situations, rather than emotionally reacting.

Yoga nidra is often called “the yoga of sleep”. There is only one posture – lying down. Participants are guided through the deepest forms of effortless yogic relaxation, inducing a meditative state somewhere between wakefulness and sleep. Studies have shown that yoga nidra may be a helpful complimentary approach for conditions such as post-traumatic stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. It can calm the nervous system, decrease emotional reactivity, and improve self-regulation.

Upcoming Offerings:

Join us at the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211 for the following 2019 course offerings:

  • This course is offered on a “by demand” basis. Potential participants must attend a free introductory phone consultation prior to enrolling in the course to ensure it is right for you. Call Sydney Spears at 913-406-5176


Fees are based on a sliding scale according to after tax household income. MAM members receive a discounted rate. Those who are able to pay more make it possible for providers to serve those with less. Click the appropriate link below to purchase your pass.

Net Household Income Fee
$100,000 + $450
$75 – 99,999 $425
$50 – 74,999 $400
<$50,000 $375
MAM Members $350

Make-up classes and refunds are not available for missed classes in the series. Payment in full is due by the course deadline and there are no refunds after this date. MAM requires a minimum of 6 registrants per MBI to hold class. Classes with fewer than 6 will be cancelled with options for rescheduling into open classes. In the event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, but refunds will not be provided for any pre-arranged transportation, accommodations or other miscellaneous expenses.

Continuing Education Credits:

Up to 12 continuing education credits are available for this course for MO & KS licensed mental health providers.

Interested in becoming an iRest Yoga Nidra teacher? Taking this 8-week course is just the first step. You can read more about the training required to become a Certified iRest Teacher through the iRest Institute.

Not sure which Mindfulness Based Program (MBP) is right for you? Watch our pre-recorded Intro to MBPs session to learn about the various programs and sample some of the practices.