iRest Yoga Nidra
Una Hubbard, BA - Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified iRest Teacher
iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. The iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 Teacher Training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice, and delivery of iRest. It teaches you how to incorporate the simple yet profound 10-step iRest protocol into your life, your yoga teaching, and/or your clinical practice.
The 10 Step iRest Protocol is derived from ancient practices and principles of Yoga Nidra and the yogic nondual wisdom teachings of meditation. It is simple to learn, easy to practice, and is designed to help you meet, greet, and respond to each moment of your life with a sense of equanimity and well-being. This special protocol can be used in a variety of settings, including yoga environments; physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical, and medical establishments; alternative or integrative medical practices; and in-job training and job resiliency programs.
Richard Miller, Developer of the iRest (Integrative Restoration) approach to meditation
With unlimited course access, you can take it at your own pace.
For Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, and Health Professionals
iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life. When practiced regularly, iRest can enable you to meet each moment of your life with a feeling of unshakable peace and well-being, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.
iRest offers practices for everyone, whether you are a lifelong meditator or have never tried meditation before. The practice of iRest starts as a guided meditation but over time iRest teaches you how to skillfully use tools that help you meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace of mind—on and off your meditation cushion. To try iRest you don't need to do anything complicated. Just take a moment to find a comfortable position—either seated or lying down. You can listen to the meditation with your eyes open or gently closed.
Required reading: the first chapter of your manual and Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing by iRest Founder Richard Miller. Recommended reading: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma by Richard Miller.
There are no prerequisites for this training. It is designed for all levels, whether you have experience with iRest, yoga, and meditation or not.
No! This training was designed for everyone. It’s suited for those looking to start or enhance their personal meditation practice and those looking to include a new offering in their professional work. Beyond yoga environments, iRest is used in physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical, and medical establishments; alternative or integrative medical practices; and in-job training and job resiliency programs.
Completion of this Level 1 Training does not make you a Certified iRest Teacher. Becoming fully certified is a separate, comprehensive process which includes attending an in-person Level 2 Training. More information about the next steps will be included with your course material content. iRest Level 1 teachers can begin delivering iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation in public and professional settings and use the title iRest Level 1 Teacher in advertising, promotional materials, and official channels. You’ll also be listed on the iRest website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher and can post your personal profile there, allowing people who are seeking iRest group or individual sessions to find you as a qualified provider.
Yes! iRest strongly encourages that all current iRest Level 1 Teachers retake the training online to get a refresher on the teachings, practice, and delivery of iRest. Plus, with the online training, you’ll have lifetime access to course content.