Project: Rest

A Weekend Virtual Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Rest Retreat

If you’re a human living in the 2020s and you are:

Limping through your days on a toxic combo of espresso shots and cortisol

Run down from things like your kids’ remote learning

Burned out with the back to back Zoom meetings and virtual company happy hours

Constantly anxious by the looming threat of an invisible attack-molecule...

Then you already know that you need to take a break and do things to help you recover from fatigue.


Let’s face it.
We had to LEARN how to become as busy as we are, and we do some pretty unconventional things to maintain it.

It’s no wonder our normal vegg-out time doesn’t really cut it.

So we need to LEARN how to rest in this fast-paced universe.

Here’s what you might not know.

Even if you think scrolling through your FB or IG feed is a break, or sleeping in on the weekend is eventually going to fix your exhaustion… if you’re still tired at this point, Your tactics aren’t working as well as you think.


(And I get it, because we’ve been told they will help. But they’re not, and you need something new…)

But don’t let that get you down, because there is a way to get meaningful and impactful rest that WILL break through burnout and fatigue and give you lasting results… not just one good night of sleep.

You need something far better to refill your tanks.

Heyo! I'm Matt.

Recovered anxious human. Connoisseur of rest. Overall lover of life because I've cracked the code on how to get the rest I know I deserve.

Project:Rest will...

Give you the skills to rejuvenate your mind and body at a core level (even if you only have 10 minutes to rest)

Teach you scientifically proven ancient techniques for keeping the mind and body operating at peak performance during your "on" time...

Finally lighten up those dark bags you have been carrying around under your eyes...

Improve your decision-making abilities by [relevant data %] using nothing other than the power of proper napping...

Here's how it all breaks down...

Project:Rest is coordinated in Eastern Time Zone times, but is approachable for anyone in US, Canada, Central and South America. 

Day 1
Friday, January 20

Opening Night! 

7:30-9:30pm EDT

Friday will give you an introduction of everything we'll be doing over the weekend. In addition, there will be:

  • Introductions to the community of people looking to get rest just like you
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Live rest and meditation coaching
  • Bonus: Intro to Yoga Nidra

Day 2
Saturday, January 21

Multiple sessions throughout the day

Day starts at 10:30am EDT.

Restorative Yoga begins at 8pm EST.

  • Workshop: Build your Inner Oasis
  • Mind shifts to use during the weekend
  • Live rest and meditation coaching
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Bonuses:
    • Using Yoga Nidra on the move
    • Morning wake-up meditation

Day 3
Sunday, January 22

Day starts at 10:30am EST.

Our closing session will begin at about 3pm EDT.

  • Workshop: Hack a Guilt Free Break
  • Movement practice
  • Live rest and meditation coaching
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Remaining bonuses released.



Restorative yoga. Yoga nidra. Ways to take guilt-free breaks. How to battle intrusive thoughts when trying to rest. Seriously… just showing up and allowing yourself to soak in what we’re doing will get you really, really far in Project: Rest. (And remember you have 3 months to go back to revisit everything.)


Once you get the right kind of rest, you’re going to be primed to be able to get more. And then more. And then more. Until it eventually becomes engrained in your daily and weekly flow to take the time you need.


Think of that first bit of meaningful rest like a snowball rolling down the hill. Project:Rest gives you a snowman-sized one to get started,


Getting the right kind of rest is important. But again, you don’t need to do much more than just show up. No studying. No applying challenging tactics. I have ways for you to get the right kind fast, and then layer in simple awareness techniques to keep building up and maintaining your rest reserves.

Here’s what you get
when you sign up for Project:Rest Today:

Multiple Live Yoga Nidra Experiences

Live Restorative Yoga

“Build Your Inner Oasis” Workshop

“Never Let Guilt Hijack Another Break” Workshop

Rest and Meditation Coaching

Experience and learn about the different kinds of rest

Intro to Yoga Nidra, and Yoga Nidra on the Move

Journal and Workbook

And to make sure you’re supported every step of the way, you’ll also have access to me live all weekend!

Sign up for Project:Rest on January 20-22, 2023

Exclusive Bonus:

The Private Meditation for the Real-Worlder™ Facebook Group, a $197/Year Value

This is a small but growing group of people looking to get rest through building sustainable meditation practices that don’t require any of those uncomfortable or unsupportive rules we so commonly associate with meditation.

This is where you’ll go AFTER Project:Rest is over to continue to get your most pressing questions answered quickly and accurately, and learn from what other well-rested humans are doing.

You’ll have first access to a slew of free live events, including the monthly Sacred Sunday, where we integrate the past month and set pace for the month ahead, with a theme fit for the season. These sessions are free for members of the group.

Full List of Bonuses:

Interactive Workbook with journal prompts, summarized information from all sessions, integration questions, and even a mandala coloring book.

Introduction to Yoga Nidra Workshop

How to use Yoga Nidra on the move

Invitation to join Meditation for the Real-Worlder™

Imagine what the world would be like for you if you were constantly well-rested.

When a new curveball comes up, your response is less ‘why me’, and more ‘bring it on’!

You know how to get the kind of rest you need, quickly, with little effort on your own part.

You’re able to do all of your daily things, but have solid boundaries set up to refuel, rejuvenate and de-stress.

Your new well-rested demeanor will influence others to get the rest they need, ultimately making your life a heck of a lot more enjoyable when interacting with them.

That’s what I will help you achieve with Project:Rest.

A Message from Matt

[CLICK] Hey, Rockstar! Since you’re reading this, you’re in the perfect place...I remember as a kid that I’d kick and scream when it came to nap time. Now, I’d pay money to be able to nap every day and get a good night’s rest every night. (Actually, I do! More on that in a minute). As a young adult, I let unrealistic expectations cause me to de-prioritize rest. Over time, that did two things- it caused my overall fatigue to skyrocket, and it chipped away at my ability to actually rest when I needed it. I put my mental and physical well being in the back seat. Here’s what resulted: Overwhelm. Burnout. Massive adrenal fatigue.And let this become normal operating mode.

Here’s what that looked like: Crazy mean reactions to situations that left friends and family wondering if I was ok. Breakdowns. Panic attacks. A cycle of hating my job one minute, and loving it the next. Adopting a low-key woe-is-me attitude about pretty much *everything* remotely negative in my life. 

This was using most of my energy simply reacting to live, and not actually living it, let alone enjoying it.

…Until I finally had an awakening. Something broke through the grind I had created. I was so deep that I needed extra help to get myself, out, and when I did, I took back my ability to get well rested, and figured out an easy way to do it in a powerful but also efficient way so that I could continue doing everything that I loved, but while I was well-rested, less stressed, and *far* from a state of burnout.

I’ve helped hundreds of people get to this spot too. I help people identify where they are putting their energy so that they can determine what type of rest they need.

But before we even start that, I help people get a form of rest that cuts through all types of fatigue and burnout.

Join me in Project:Rest to experience a whole lot of rest and learn how to integrate it into what you do so that you too can be less stressed and cut through the burnout you’re experiencing. It’s been a hard couple years, and you deserve to THRIVE rather than to simply survive.

What people are saying...

Before Project:Rest, I thought I'd be a sleep-deprived mom for another decade. I can't put words into how good I feel.

Rachel E.Rachel E.Rockstar Mom

Finally! An event that helps me unwind guilt free and truly reset. It feels amazing to be able to get the recharge I need without needing to go on a 2 week vacation. I have a lot of projects going on and getting quality rest and nourishment is the thing that easily tends to go on the backburner. I love that I can watch the training for 3 months afterwards, so I can really set my mind aside and totally reset.

Victoria M.Victoria M.Empowerment and Wellness Coach

Project:Rest was a Godsend. My anxiety was high and I couldn't catch a break from it. Matt gave me new ways to rest.

Douglas J.Douglas J.Postdoctoral Researcher

Matt's Guilt-Free Break talk was insanely awakening. I realize now I didn't have a 'break' before this. I was just sitting and stewing in guilt for daring to let myself rest. I never actually refueled, but now I can cut through the any sabotage instantly!

Marc P.Marc P.Finance Analyst

This program is for you if:

  • You are a high-performing person in the real-world but you have feelings about not doing enough or thoughts of procrastination.
  • You spend any part of your weekend dreading going back to work, even though you enjoy what you do.
  • You’re a parent or guardian raising future presidents, prime ministers, doctors or lawyers
  • You understand that your current tactics to get rest are not working.

This program is NOT for you if:

  • You're not willing to try something new.
  • You're not ready to face a bit of almost-certain self resistance as the survival brain attempts to keep you where you are... all with the support of me and an amazing community.
  • You're not ready to invest in your short-term and long-term self.

Money Back Guarentee

I’m so confident that you’ll begin getting the rest that you deserve that I’m backing this offer with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not thrilled for any reason, email me by the end of Day 1 of Project:Rest and I’ll issue you a prompt refund… and you can keep the bonuses as my way of saying thank you.



Do I have to show up live to the sessions?
Not at all, because I’ll be recording all of them and storing them on your membership site for a full 3 months. But I’ve set it up in a way so that no matter where you are in the world you’ll be able to join live events all weekend long.

I’m not tech savvy. Is this for me?
Trust me, I’m not either. Because of that, I’ve had to keep everything low-techy-techy and super easy for me to navigate too… You’ll be there, I’ll be there, and I have a tech wizard on standby if something happens. Most of it is run off of Zoom, Vimeo and downloads sent via email, and I’ll have a quick Zoom tutorial that goes out before the event. The membership page for the 3 months of access after the event is directly on my web page as well and links to private Vimeo videos.

Can you guarantee I am going to wake up after Project:Rest feeling 100% well-rested?
I wish I could- there’s so much that plays into that... life circumstances, physical and mental health, and more. But what I do is give you what you need, no matter where you are, to get a bit of relief to start yourself on a course of building your rest reserves. It may be the final thing that you need to round out a bunch of self care, it may be all you need in the moment, or it may need other modes of support. Regardless, you’ve got the entire gamet of the program to access for 3 months after the live sessions, so you get to keep building and building.

I’m intrigued but still not entirely sure.
One additional way you can look at this is that I keep groups on the small side for this so I can answer questions during live sessions. I’ve had people say that the live coaching and Q&A sessions are worth more than the entire price (and they’re right - My 1-1 coaching or group coaching programs are 7-15x the cost of this program). So in addition to getting a BUNCH of rest, you get ME, live!!!