Wednesdays, October 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
Wednesday, November 14th & 28th
Please Note that we will be skipping the week of November 21st due to Thanksgiving holiday
Instructor: Ellen Kenemore, LCSW
As women, we often find ourselves tired, overwhelmed, pulled in different directions by the changing challenges of our everyday lives and the cycles and transitions of our bodies. We may long for consistency and predictability. But life reminds us that the one constant is its changing nature.
Finding the time to truly take this in, to sense and feel all that is going on in our bodies and minds is something we all deserve. The practice of iRest® meditation provides tools that can be integrated into daily life to increase the ability to manage change and enhance one’s innate sense of well-being.
iRest®is a contemporary, evidenced based form of mindful meditation. This contemplative practice promotes experiences of relaxation, well-being, self-inquiry and heightened awareness. It has been used in a variety of settings and has been shown to be effective in helping reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, PTSD and sleep disturbances.
Each class will explore different aspects of the 10 step iRest® protocol and its relationship to the cycles in women’s lives. Classes will also include breath work, time for discussion, and a 30-40 minute meditation. Each student will be given access to an iRest® recording for their home practice and written material.
The meditation practice takes place in a comfortable seated or lying down position.
About the Instructor
Ellen Kenemore, AM, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Evanston. She completed the Level 2 iRest® Teacher Training and offers individual and group iRest® instruction. Her approach to teaching iRest® is informed by over 40 years of clinical experience, a developmental perspective, and her personal practice of yoga and meditation for the past 15 years.Instructor: Ellen Kenemore