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iRest Level 1 Teacher Training

November 3—12, 2023

Berkeley, CA


Please note: This Level 1 training takes place over two weekends.

What does an iRest Teacher Training entail?

It’s a 5-day practical and experiential program that teaches the research-backed 10-Step iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation protocol. The iRest Level 1 Teacher Training offers you all of the tools and experience required to deeply enrich your personal practice and teach the fundamentals of iRest to others.

This training is dedicated time to embark on a journey to discover your unwavering inner resource of wellbeing and unlock simple and profound tools that transform how you meet yourself, navigate life and learn to support others to do the same. 

Is this training right for me?

Yes! If you’re looking for a transformative experience and in-depth exploration into the origin, evolution, and practical application of this secular meditation practice. It’s something that anyone can do and everyone can benefit from.

Our students usually fall into three categories:

The self-practitioners: People from all over the world who are seeking authentic connection, relief from inner turmoil, or are simply curious about meditation as a tool for self-inquiry.

The 1-on-1 practitioners: Yoga therapists, psychologists, clinicians, and practitioners of the healing arts looking to learn new skills and incorporate this complementary practice into their toolbox. 

The group facilitators: Professionals looking to teach iRest to people in general settings like yoga classes and more specialized treatment facilities such as rehabilitation centers. 

What will I learn?

  • How to better understand your thoughts, emotions, and difficult experiences so that you can use them as messengers toward inner freedom and renewed ease.
  • How to move beyond attachment and identification with your body, mind, and experiences to uncover feelings of peace, wholeness and authenticity.
  • How to apply the 10-step iRest protocol in your own life and deliver it as an offering to individuals and groups.

By the end of the training you’ll be confident and competent in your personal practice and ability to guide and teach others.



Students have shared that this training has been one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.

“Once I felt the power of the practice for myself, all I wanted to do was share it with others.“ — Mary Steinberg

“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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need prior experience? No prior experience in meditation or yoga is necessary. 
  • Is this religious or traditional? No. iRest is intentionally designed as an inclusive secular protocol.
  • Can I take this training if I’m struggling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression? Absolutely. iRest is beneficial for everyone and our teachers are trained to hold a safe and supportive environment for you.
  • What does the research say? iRest is effective in reducing feelings of stress, worry, and depression. It brings calm and ease, improves sleep, and reduces trauma-related symptoms. You can read the specific research papers here.


1700 Shattuck Ave, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States



Payment plans are now available through Shop Pay. Click “Register Now” for more information.

*All prices are listed in US Dollars (USD)

Early Bird Price: $1,295 USD (Available through October 3, 2023)

Regular Price: $1,595 USD

If you've already taken a Level 1 Training and would like to audit this training, please contact us here

Scholarships are available for all iRest events.

Our cancellation policy has been updated, please read before you register.


Approximately 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits.
CE registration information will be sent with your event registration receipt.
This event is non-residential.


Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 12, 2023


This schedule is listed in Pacific Standard TimeFeel free to convert the schedule to your time zone by clicking here.

Weekend 1 | November 3 - 5

Friday, November 3:
Orientation 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Program 1:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4:
Program 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lunch break 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5:
Program 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lunch break  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weekend 2 | November 10 - 12

Friday, November 10: 
Program 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11: 
Program 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lunch break 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12: 
Program 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lunch Break 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Important Note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level I Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and you must attend all training sessions. Please arrange your schedule and travel to ensure your full attendance.



Required Reading

CE Info

†CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact iRest Institute at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at