Mary Ellen Rose

Time: 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM; Room#007A

This is a great introduction to meditation, as the practice is done laying down on a mat or in a chair. iRest is derived from the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, made more accessible for the Western audience. You will experience deep relaxation to soothe your anxiety, overcome insomnia, enhance your wellbeing and increase your capacity for joy. This evidence based protocol has been proven effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It is also a great way to relax, regroup, and recharge.

About Mary Ellen Rose

Mary Ellen Rose currently serves as the Director of Military Programs for the Integrative Restoration Institute, establishing meditation programs for the Military and their families around the world. Her studies have earned her the distinction as a Certified Yoga Therapist. (IAYT), Certified iRest Instructor ®,Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor- ERYT-200, and is Warriors at Ease Trained. Working with the DoD, she has participated in two research studies at San Antonio Military Medical Center, (SAMMC), studying the effects of iRest meditation and the Military. She worked as a Yoga Therapist, for 4 years at Laurel Ridge Behavior Health Facility for Active Duty Military, acute intervention for chemical dependency, PTSD and dual diagnosis, during inpatient treatment. Additional worked at SAMMC Outpatient clinic for 1 year. Last year she was part of a team of iRest instructors, who presented Level One iRest Teacher Training to active duty psychologists, social workers, behavior health specialists and chaplains, at the Army Facility in Sembach Kaserne Germany