Supporting Trauma Survivors

Won't you help me to provide a safe place for our returning military personnel, their families and other trauma survivors to reconnect with themselves and with the world in order to live in peace through iRest? iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that:

  • releases negative emotions and thought patterns
  • calms the nervous system
  • develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life

Research has shown that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Chemical dependency

I am a certified iRest Level I teacher, former teacher and 10 yr veteran. I am seeking funding to provide free and low cost classes to returning military personnel and their families as well as other adult survivors of physical and emotional trauma. You can learn more about the research supporting the practice at


The funds will be dedicated to purchasing mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, eye pillows, production of workbooks and CDs for use between classes, space rental, and marketing classes to healthcare providers, VA Centers, and law enforcement agencies.  Thank you.


  • Wayne Silverman 
    • 2,715 $ 
    • 101 mos
  • Jenifer Harris 
    • 100 $ 
    • 102 mos
  • Molly Walker 
    • 50 $ 
    • 103 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 25 $ 
    • 103 mos
  • amber lawson 
    • 10 $ 
    • 103 mos
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Laura Silverman 
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