#003: Self-Inquiry and iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation with Stephanie Lopez

Peace of mind is closer than you think.

After an awakening power walk and touring with the Grateful Dead, Stephanie Lopez found beauty and wonder in the most ordinary of experiences through the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Since 2002, Stephanie’s work has been informed by her longtime immersion in the non-dual teachings of yoga and an integration of the wisdom traditions of both Eastern spirituality and Western Psychology.

She interweaves principles of iRest and self-inquiry into her clinical psychotherapy practice. In addition, she maintains a specialized practice devoted to iRest, helping people uncover their essential well-being, deal with difficult emotions & beliefs, and develop a meditation practice.

iRest programs are taught in yoga studios, community centers, clinics, schools, hospices, correctional facilities, and U.S. military hospitals across the world. In June of 2010, iRest was endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Tune in to this episode to hear Stephanie’s story of her unique journey, more about the panchamaya (kosha) model of healing used in yoga therapy and how the iRest protocol and meditation practice can help you connect to the wisdom of your body and transform the way you live in this world.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Beth’s story of growing up in the Midwest, becoming a vegetarian at the age of 10 and how moving to California opened up a world of new possibilities
  • How yogic practices can help reprogram responses to uncertain circumstances
  • Breathing exercises and movements to help with anxiety and more

This episode is sponsored by Embarque Yoga and Holistic Health, an urban sanctuary in the heart of Indianapolis, offering yoga classes, massage therapy and holistic practices rooted in connecting the innate wisdom of the body with the mind to help you find true healing. Through dynamic movement, deep relaxation, natural remedies and holistic self-care, Embarque’s team of wellness professionals can help you remain healthy as you age, stay sane while managing stress, and feel good every day of your life. Click here to learn more.

Wild blessings,
Xo, -Alyssa

Links mentioned in this episode:

Purchase Beth’s book on Amazon
Visit Beth Spindler’s Website
Take a Class with Beth Online at Yoga International
Get your hands on my NEW eBook — 7 Natural Methods to Reclaim Your Health