iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 Training
A Deep Relaxation and Meditation Training
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.
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
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Approximately 30 CE hours will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.
The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) (www.spiritualcompetency.com ) 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: www.spiritualcompetency.com
For counselors, MFTs and social workers, please check with your individual state board.
Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book and audio CD), Richard Miller
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.
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.
What People Say
"We meet in the celebration of awareness. Here, all movements of mind, body, senses, and world are recognized as direct pointers that reveal our inherent nature, the mystery that underlies all of life, brings an end to suffering, and awakens us to lasting peace."
– Richard Miller
"An encounter with meditation teacher Richard Miller is an encounter you don’t forget. Richard is one of this generation’s most important teachers of nondual wisdom. He reminds us that in our true nature we are already free, enlightened, and awake, and that in any moment we can savor Divine presence."
– Stephen Cope
"Richard’s teachings are like being handed a "hot fudge sundae with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry—slowly enjoying every spoonful and finding God at the bottom of the bowl."
– Michael Fraser
Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650
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Exceptional meals are made from scratch to sate your taste buds, while energizing you and your learning.
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Massage and other healing arts harmonize the mind, body and spirit, while integrating your experience.
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