iRest® Yoga and Meditation

A deeply nourishing yoga class which involves 30 minutes of gentle iRest BodySensing movement and 30 minutes of iRest Yoga Nidra.

iRest® is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra. The practice is a way to acknowledge and release contractions and conditionings that hold one back from a deeper and more peaceful knowing.

The class begins with 30-minutes of BodySensing, a gentle movement practice focused on how sensation is felt in the flow of action. The second half of the class is dedicated to Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra  is a mindfulness practice carefully designed to enable ease of being. Most people lie in a comfortable position for Yoga Nidra, but some people prefer sitting or even standing for the meditation.

iRest was developed by Dr. Richard Miller,  yogic scholar, researcher, author and clinical psychologist, who combined traditional yogic practice with western psychology and neuroscience.

iRest has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

iRest is simple to learn and easy to practice. It can be practiced by anyone who is interested, regardless of physical ability or experience with meditation. Find more on the iRest protocol here

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Rebecca Sullivan Lives in on Boon Wurrung Country in Bayside Melbourne with her three children. She began practise and study of Yoga and Meditation in 1993 and commenced teaching in 2004.Mental health is Rebecca’s expertise and she passionately integrates her knowledge of both western and eastern psychology into her teachings. Rebecca has volunteered her yoga and mediation services to carers and people with disability, and has taught both clients and staff at MIND Australia and the Anxiety Recovery Centre (ARCVic).

Rebecca offers both private iRest yoga classes for individuals, and for organisations looking to heighten wellbeing for their staff and/or volunteers.

Rebecca’s Credentials:

  • Certified iRest® Teacher (iRest Institute)
  • Bachelor Degree – Psychology (University of Melbourne)
  • Master of Psychology (current student, University of Melbourne)
  • Advanced Diploma of Yoga (Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy)
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification (Donna Farhi)
  • Life Force Yoga for Mood Management level 1 Certification (Amy Weintraub)
  • Prenatal Yoga Certification (Janice Clarefeild)
  • Former Co-director of Yoga Belly – Birth Preparation and Education Clinics (2007-2012)
  • Former ARCvic Wellbeing Officer (2021-2022)
  • Full Member of Meditation Australia (YA)
  • Member Australian Psychology Association (APA)

For more information please email Rebecca at