United States Department of Veterans Affairs
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

DC WRIISC Yoga Classes

What is iRest® Yoga Nidra?

  • iRest® Yoga Nidra therapy is a yoga practice that is based on an ancient practice that has been used for over 5000 years.
  • iRest® Yoga Nidra therapy is a seated meditation practice that works to bring harmony to the body and mind.

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Am I eligible for the program?

  • Veterans who suffer from injuries or illnesses as a result of their service in Operations Iraqi Freedom and/or Operations Enduring Freedom have first priority for Yoga Nidra services.
  • Other combat Veterans are eligible for our iRest® Yoga Nidra classes on a space as available basis.

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How can I get a referral?

  • You may ask your health care provider to put in a consult to our WRIISC Integrative Healthcare and Wellness (IHW) Program for services. You will be required to attend an orientation session before starting this program.
  • You also may contact our office for more information. The telephone number for our WRIISC administrative office is (202) 745-8249.

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What services are provided?

  • Our experienced iRest® Yoga Nidra therapist offers Yoga Classes to combat Veterans who are experiencing deployment- related health concerns.
  • Our iRest® Yoga Nidra therapist uses her Yoga Nidra and educational training to teach combat Veterans Yoga Nidra techniques that may be used to improve health symptoms and enhance overall quality of life.
  • Our classes are based on the iRest®Yoga Nidra concept which uses meditation to assist the body in healing itself.
  • Our iRest® Yoga Nidra is in a group setting where Veterans are seated during the practice. This practice is not a movement based yoga and is therefore appropriate for Veterans of any physical ability.

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When are classes held?

  • Our Yoga classes are currently held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • The schedule may vary so please call the DC WRIISC Administrative Office at (202) 745-8249 to confirm. IMPORTANT: Veterans who participate in iRest® Yoga Nidra sessions will be required to attend an orientation session prior to their first session.

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Where are you located?

  • The main office for our IHW Program is located at the Washington, DC VAMC on the 3rd floor. We are located near the Neurology Department, 3B West, Room 3B 203.

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Who can I contact for more information?

  • For more information, please contact Mrs. Lauren Roselli at (202) 745-8000 ext 58249.

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WRIISC Contact information

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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Ave.
Mail Code 151Y
Palo Alto, CA 94304

VA Medical Center
Room 3B 203
Mail Stop 127
50 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC 20422

VA New Jersey Health Care System
385 Tremont Ave.
Mail Stop 129, 11th floor
East Orange, NJ 07018