iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 Training

A Deep Relaxation and Meditation Training


Richard Miller

June 11-16, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$1495 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Experience the deep peace of mind and profound rest of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation as you train in this integrative healing practice that gently encourages the body’s natural healing and awakening responses.
Accessible and effective, research has proven iRest to support the healing process across a broad range of populations and issues, including those with PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

Developed over 45 years by Richard Miller, PhD, iRest contributes to psychological, physical, and spiritual health, healing, and awakening. It allows practitioners to overcome unresolved issues and traumas and develop resiliency and well-being by tapping into the underlying source of equilibrium and comfort that is always present, even amidst life’s changing circumstances.

In this Level 1 training, you will learn:

  • The core principles and protocols of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Effective methods for delivering iRest Meditation in both group and individual settings
  • How iRest works and the specific healing benefits it can offer
  • How to develop iRest as your own personal practice.

You will leave this training with a restorative practice to enhance your own resiliency and well-being and your ability and confidence to lead iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation sessions. You also have the option to become part of a community of like-minded individuals who teach iRest and are happy to offer support and guidance as you step into your role as an iRest teacher.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Expand your professional capacity for working with those experiencing PTSD, chronic pain, excessive stress, depression, and anxiety by learning a proven evidence-based protocol.

  • Develop your ability to offer efficacy-based meditation for enhancing resiliency and well-being across all levels of body, mind, and spirit

  • Join a global community of teachers offering iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and health-care facilities, hospitals, hospices, prisons, universities, schools, and private practice.

  • Learn to guide yourself and others through an experience of deep rest and renewal while opening access to an ever-present inner space of unshakable calm and equanimity.

  • Develop skills in a practice that naturally complements your existing therapy, mental health, yoga classes, or other offerings, which broadens and deepens your clients’ or students’ experience of well-being, yoga, and/or meditation.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    Approximately 30 CE hours will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

    The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) ( ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS Approval PCE 111) to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 11909) to sponsor continuing education for Registered Nurses (RN). The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content:

    For counselors, MFTs and social workers, please check with your individual state board.

    *The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) ( ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LPCCs, and MFTs from California for programs from American Psychological Association approved CE providers. LCSWs, LPCCs, MFTs, and other mental health Counselors from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

    California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 10318) to sponsor continuing education for licensed  nurses in California through the co-sponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences . RNs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

    Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. IRI is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California.

    Ohio Social Workers: IRI iRest® teacher trainings have been approved by the NASW Ohio Chapter for CEUs in Ohio. NASW Ohio Chapter is recognized as a Continuing Education Approver (#333350-062216) for social work CEUs by the OCSWMFT Board

















  • Recommended Reading

    Required Reading:

    Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book and audio CD), Richard Miller

    Recommended Reading:

    iRest Program for Healing PTSD, (book), Richard Miller

    iRest Program for Healing—Meditations: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being with Richard Miller (audio recordings)

    Integrative Restoration—iRest: the Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6-volume audio recording)
    iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (audio recording) or iRest at East with Kelly Boys (audio recording)
    Resting in Stillness (audio recording)

    Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level I and II iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here.

    Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here.


  • Special Details

    Tuition includes a comprehensive manual and a Level I Training audio download. Upon completion of this program you will be able to list yourself on the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) website as a Level 1 Teacher-in-Training, access “Teacher Resources” and “Teachers Community Network” for further personal and professional support, and be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area. After attending a Level 1 training, you can advance to a Level 2 Training, and are eligible to enter the iRest Teacher Certification process.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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