iRest Yoga Nidra
Meditation Course

Level 1 Teacher Training Designed for Modern Day Living

“To say the iRest Level 1 Training is a meditation teacher training, for me, simply doesn’t do it justice. I’ve seen over and over again how iRest has completely transformed people’s lives - mine included. It gave me an absolute perspective shift, a reset, and transformed the way I relate to myself, to life, and to everyone around me”

Una Hubbard, BA - Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified iRest Teacher

Learn How to Integrate iRest Yoga Nidra into Your Life

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

This Program is for You If:

  • You have an interest in studying yoga nidra but don’t have time to commit to extensive study hours.
  • You want to learn how to incorporate your yoga practice into your modern day life.
  • You want to learn how to react to situations in life with equanimity and well-being rather than fear and anxiety.
  • You work in physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical or medical establishments and feel there’s something missing from your practice.
  • You want to learn the skills needed to work 1:1 to educate others about meditation.
  • You want to learn how to take your practice from the mat into your daily relationships

As a Level 1 iRest Teacher, you will be eligible to:

  • Use the designation “iRest L1 Teacher” in advertising and promotional materials and when delivering iRest in public and professional settings.
  • Be listed on the IRI website as having completed the iRest Institute’s iRest Level 1 Training.
  • Post your personal profile on the iRest website, listing yourself as a “Level 1 iRest Teacher.” This posting will allow people who are seeking iRest group or individual sessions in their local area to find your name and view your qualifications as an iRest provider.
  • Attend in-person Level 1 Trainings at a reduced rate.
  • Utilize private mentoring with IRI Certified Mentors (additional fees apply).
  • Access the valuable “iRest Teacher Resource Webpage” to download iRest teaching materials and professionally designed promotional brochures, flyers, and more!
  • Join the iRest “Teachers Community Network” (TCN) (additional fees apply).

Meet Your Teachers

Richard Miller

Richard is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who has combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. He is committed to bringing the healing benefits of iRest to all segments of our population. In addition to founding the iRest Institute (originally named The Integrative Restoration Institute), Richard was also the co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT. Richard has authored books and developed a variety of iRest related products that can be viewed and purchased here.

Stephanie Lopez

Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT, is the Senior Director of Teachings & Programs, and a Senior iRest Trainer for iRest Institute. With a deeply embodied understanding of meditation informed by over 25 years of immersion in the nondual teachings of yoga, she leads retreats and trainings internationally with a focus on living an authentic and awakened life. As a psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and certified yoga therapist, she bridges Eastern wisdom with Western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation. Stephanie also serves on the Certification Committee for IAYT helping to promote standards and credentialing for the yoga therapy field.

This training introduces you to the principals, practices, and historical background that underlie iRest Yoga Nidra as a comprehensive path of meditation.

You’ll learn:

  • Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the foundation of iRest Yoga Nidra.
  • Background information on how iRest is drawn from a 38 stage map of meditation that integrates the philosophies of Samkhya, Patanjali, Advaita, and Unqualified Nondual Realization.
  • About the evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use with various psycho-physical issues and populations.
  • How to understand iRest as a comprehensive approach to meditation.
  • Guidelines regarding the teacher-student relationship and ethical considerations.
  • How to work one-on-one with people in what we call “iRest Co-Meditation Dyads.”
  • An introduction to the common language that is used in iRest meditation.

Enroll Now, and Dive into Studying Today.

With unlimited course access, you can take it at your own pace.

  • Level 1 Teacher Training.
  • 30 Hours to Complete.
  • Become a Level 1 iRest Teacher. Use this in your advertising, promotional materials, and be listed on the iRest website.
  • Unlimited Course Access. Revisit the course even once you complete it.
  • Take At Your Own Pace.
  • Scripts and checklists to help you start teaching right away.
  • Homework assignments and quizzes to keep you on track.
  • Access to a Facebook group where you’ll be able to interact with others who are taking the training.

The goal of this training is to help you take the teachings of iRest beyond your on-the-mat
practice and into your daily life, relationships, teaching, and every challenging circumstance
you may find yourself in over the course of your life.

Hear What Others Are Saying…

Course Outline

Eligibility for Continuing Education Credits…

For Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, and Health Professionals

“From my first class to the ongoing trainings, the gentle, embracing teachings provided me with the tools to embark on my own fulfilling meditation practice. Once I felt the power of the practice for myself, all I wanted to do was share it with others. I’ve chosen to work with U.S. veterans, which has been one of my most rewarding experiences”
Mary S - Certified iRest Meditation Teacher

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Course

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Course

Total Value of Program & Bonuses: $8,734

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