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Freedom and Delicious Rest: Inner Freedom, Yoga Nidra, and Joyous Meditation With Richard Miller, PhD and Lorin Roche, PhD

January 27—28, 2023



We all need access to deep restfulness to let our bodies, nerves, hearts, and minds heal. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to gain new skills that suit your personal rest, restoration, and relaxation needs. Richard Miller and Lorin Roche will be presenting and offering specific yoga and meditation approaches that allow your body and mind to enter modes of rest and restoration that are deeper and more effective than night-time sleep. These practices are simple, enjoyable, and even fun.

Through a blend of sensory awareness, yoga nidra practices, and simple, joyous meditations, you’ll be empowered with new tools for navigating your exciting and sometimes stressful world.

You will meet Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. Sessions incorporate the latest scientific research on meditation, experiencing various techniques, as well as journaling exercises, and group discussion. Everyone is different and this workshop is designed to provide you the opportunity to explore and learn practices that work best for you.

Learn skills that assist you in:

  • Getting deep satisfying rest
  • Learning rejuvenating self-care
  • Creating a sense of safety and sanctuary in your home and bed
  • Entering deep restful night-time sleep
  • Jump starting the year ahead

While the modern world is wonderfully interconnected, the Internet has forced a tribal telepathy on us, so that we now know and feel what’s happening next door, as well as on the other side of the world. While there are 8 billion people living on earth, mostly in peace, the news media through newspapers and the internet, gives us a false sense of reality, as it all too often shows us not what’s right, but what’s abusive, toxic, and outrageous, amplifying the .0001% with regards to what’s awful while ignoring the 99.999% of what’s happening around us that’s beautiful. Our challenge, then, is to evolve a new response where we are amplifying the 99.999% of what’s right, while responding to and helping to heal the .0001% that’s awful. Thankfully our ability to respond quickens when we’re able to recognize, restore, and meet the daily challenges of life from the unbreakable feeling of wellbeing that is innate within all of us, but which we may have lost touch with through cultural conditioning.

The first step in recovering this inner resource that is our birthright is through knowing how to deeply rest and restore, as rest is one of the most powerful actions that we can take to improve our physical, psychological, and emotional health, our interpersonal relationships, and our ability to meet the challenges we face daily.

Thankfully, this innate ability is something we can easily remember with little and often simple interventions. These can be formal and informal practices woven into our day, and during our night-time sleep. We can learn to resolve unresolved emotions, thoughts, and experiences during our day with yoga nidra meditation, so we don’t carry distress throughout our daily life or into our sleep, instead using our daytime practices and sleep for rest, healing, and restoration.

  • Learn to let go of stress during the day like water falling off a duck’s back
  • Learn state of the art iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation techniques
  • Experience your innate sense of indestructible wellbeing

Richard and Lorin are excited to share these teachings and invite you to come join them in January!


This event will be live online via Zoom. 


Early Bird: $299 USD (Available through December 27, 2022)
Regular: $349 USD

The price includes access to the livestream Zoom sessions and recordings of each session for 8 weeks after the program ends.

Scholarships are available for all iRest events.


This workshop is co-taught by Richard Miller of iRest Institute and Lorin Roche of Radiance Sutras School of Meditation (RSSM). Therefore, please note by signing up to this event, your email will be added to the email list of both IRI and RSSM. You can unsubscribe from IRI or RSSM communications anytime.

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Friday, January 27 to Saturday, January 28, 2023


All times are listed in Pacific Time. 
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Friday, January 27:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 28:
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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