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Dan Cohen PhD

Meditation Instructor

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about me

Dr. Daniel Cohen (“Dan”) is a certified “iRest/Yoga Nidra” instructor with 10 years of direct teaching experience. Professionally, Dan is a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri specializing in South Asian religions (especially Hinduism and Buddhism). Over the last 10 years, he has taught iRest/Yoga Nidra meditation to hundreds of college students in his college class on yoga and meditation in the modern world includes an iRest/Yoga Nidra meditation lab that is very popular with students.

Dan has seen (and experienced) firsthand the life improvements that iRest/Yoga Nidra practice can generate, including the many life quality enhancements indicated by his students. Students report sleeping better at night, seeing improvements in their social relationships, and most importantly that they are much more effective at dealing with anxiety and stress in general.

Dan loves to help people learn to use iRest/Yoga Nidra (also known as “Integrative Restoration”) to work through the stresses, tensions, and complexities of our modern lives, and he looks forward to working with you in his iRest/Yoga Nidra class!


  • iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

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