Are you in dire need of some deep relaxation after an insane year? The Book of Rest (HarperColllins / HQ), James Reeves and Gabrielle Brown’s co-authored wellness guide, is out today in a stunning new paperback jacket.

The book, which actress Emma Watson assured has left her “better balanced, mentally and emotionally”, is a manual on how to find peace and ease in an increasingly hectic world. At the time of its hardback release, it received features and acclaim in publications like The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard, OK! Magazine, and Hello! Magazine. 

In today’s fast-paced world, we’ve never been busier. We’re surrounded by pressures from work, family, study and social media. It can feel like there’s never time to truly switch off and relax.

But the answer is simpler than you think – and it’s within you.

Through simple, easily learned techniques The Book of Rest reveals how to find a moment of peace even in the busiest of days, and a path to a calmer, happier and more relaxed you.


James and Gabrielle have received  high praise for their soothing prose and wise musings:

“James has been the most amazing teacher. Not only am I fitter and more flexible but also I feel better balanced, mentally and emotionally” Emma Watson, actress

“Impossibly wonderful” The Daily Telegraph 

“James’s heartfelt gentleness and masterful wisdom shine through in his teachings. His expertise lies in his ability to light the path for others to find their own way” Richard Miller, clinical psychologist, researcher and yogic scholar

“A unique opportunity for self examination and analysis. After my read I felt comfortable with myself and a strong sense of normality and self-acceptance.”  Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 

“Absolutely wonderful. The teaching in the book goes straight to the heart of rest, self-acceptance, with kindness, mischievous humour and no attachment whatsoever to any method or dogma because none are needed.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 

James Reeves is one of Europe’s leading experts in yoga nidra, a transformative state of deep relaxation. He specialises in iRest (‘Integrative Restoration), and is the first recognised iRest Teacher Trainer in Europe. As well as running regular yoga classes, workshops and retreats, James works one-one with clients recovering from stress-related conditions such as depression, trauma and anxiety (and even pre-award ceremony nerves at the Oscars). In 2014 James founded the yoga teaching and training school Restful Being with his partner Gabrielle Brown.

Gabrielle Brown is a writer and editor with nearly 20 years’ experience in publishing and corporate communications. She has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2004 and qualified to teach in early 2013 after studying classical yoga in India and yoga nidra with Richard Miller in California. Gabrielle founded the yoga teaching and training school Restful Being with her partner James Reeves in 2014, and she continues to oversee all marketing and communications for the organisation.

Be sure to purchase a copy of this brilliant book today, to get started on your mindfulness journey.