A conversation with Mary Houston and Rebecca Thompson Hitt, MS, MFT

Physiotherapist and movement teacher Mary Houston, Mary describes how, after the birth of her spirited son, she experienced chronic sleep deprivation and how that experience colored her days with fear and a constant desire for rest. She explains how finally, after three years of searching, she discovered a simple practice that changed her life in ways she hadn’t imagined possible. This transformative experience came in the form of iRest Yoga Nidra, a therapeutic form of Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, a guided-meditation that when practiced regularly, results in numerous positive mental, physical and emotional health benefits. In this exciting and inspirational conversation, Mary explains what iRest Yoga Nidra is, emphasizes how it takes little effort other than simply listening to a meditation at bedtime each night, details the basic components of an iRest Yoga Nidra meditation, and describes specific health benefits for adults and children. Through this conversation, and her work, Mary shares her deep knowledge and understanding of sleep needs and encourages parents to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of iRest Yoga Nidra and commit to a practice that can transform their lives in positive ways – leading to less irritability, less emotional reactivity, more emotional resilience and better physical health – in just 15 to 20 minutes a day.


In the bonus materials for the course, you will be able to read interviews with professionals in the fields of psychology, physiology and sleep, in addition to parents like you, sharing information on challenges they have faced, their greatest accomplishments and a few practical tips that work in their families .

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