Hybrid Level 2 Training September 2022
Hybrid Level 2 Training September 2022

iRest Yoga Nidra Level 2 Training

September 13—18, 2022

Hybrid: San Rafael, CA and Livestream


This Hybrid Level 2 training includes updated material and an expanded manual. Teachers of all experience levels who want to update their knowledge, refine their skills, and learn the latest information are encouraged to join us.

LIVE ONLINE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENT: Live online participation is required to receive an iRest Level 2 Certificate of Completion and classification as an iRest Level 2 Teacher. Attendance will be tracked during each session.

What does the updated iRest Level 2 Teacher Training entail?

The goal of this 5-day practical and experiential training is to deepen your comprehension of iRest philosophy, and develop an in-depth understanding of how to adapt the practice for working with specific groups of people (e.g. students or clients), and in particular areas of interest (e.g. trauma or pain).

You’ll gain more experience in delivering group practices and co-meditation dyads, and learn how to work towards becoming script free with confidence and skill. 

This intensive training builds on your Level 1 foundational knowledge and is the next step toward becoming a Certified iRest Teacher. You’ll dive deeper into the key underlying philosophies, including nondualism. You’ll integrate the next level of experiential understanding as it relates to Being, Presence, and Awareness; ultimately transforming your personal practice and grounding your teaching ability. 

What does this expanded training cover?

  • The essential components and principles as to what makes iRest, iRest
  • Enhanced practical teaching skills including the updates and changes to the iRest protocol
  • How to explain and describe the 10 steps of iRest and the 38-stage map of meditation
  • Recognizing blind spots and tracking when trying to fix or change yourself and students
  • How to interview and deliver orienting talks for specific iRest steps and koshas
  • Understanding Resonance and Presence when working with groups and individuals
  • Discussions around the essential and supplemental principles of iRest
  • Teaching methodologies for staying aligned with iRest
  • New ways to meet emerging material when teaching groups or in co-meditation dyad sessions
  • iRest as a trauma-informed practice
  • How to design iRest classes, series, and workshops
  • Advanced skills and training for teaching iRest to groups and one-on-one
  • Exploring the teacher-student relationship, teaching issues, and ethical considerations
  • Advanced experiential group and one-on-one iRest practice sessions
  • Evidence-based research proving the efficacy of iRest for various conditions, like post-traumatic stress injury, and sleep disorders
  • An updated and expanded Level 2 manual with new teaching themes, orienting talks for each kosha, orienting questions to use when interviewing students, and supportive materials for preparing iRest classes and workshops

Is this training right for me?

Yes! If you’re committed to the path of becoming a Certified iRest Teacher, or are ready to step into the role of iRest Level 2 Teacher.

This training is also recommended if you want to integrate a deeper understanding of all aspects of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and further explore the nondual wisdom and ancient lineage that underlie iRest.

Hear what Richard and Stephanie have to say about the Level 2 Training

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Previous Level 2 Graduates:

“Another really remarkable learning experience! This training did an excellent job building on Level 1 in a way that is already taking both my personal and teaching practices to new levels.”

“Another “eye opening” level of iRest which has boosted my confidence in myself personally and in teaching this beautiful practice.”

“With the iRest training the focus isn't on just learning a skill to use out in the world, but rather on helping us create a rich practice of our own that guides us in helping others to find the same thing for themselves.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to be an iRest Level 1 Teacher to do this training?
    Yes, our Level 1 Teacher Training is a requirement. While there is no suggested time frame recommended between Level 1 and Level 2, we hope that following your Level 1, you’ve been able to teach group practices and/or dyads in a variety of settings. Gaining experience in teaching groups and offering dyads will enhance your learning as a Level 2 participant because you will have direct and informed questions based on your ground of experience.
  • Can I take this training if I’m not currently teaching?
    Yes, as long as you’ve completed our Level 1 Teacher Training and ideally have some teaching experience. Or, you’re interested in deepening your personal practice and exploration of nondual philosophy.
  • I haven’t perfected everything from the Level 1 Training, can I still take this advanced training?
    Learning is an iterative process. We offer a supportive and dynamic learning environment. If you have a clear understanding of the basics of the iRest Protocol, and some teaching experience, please join us.
  • I only use iRest tools in one-on-one settings, will this training be valuable for me?
    Absolutely, this training will evolve and improve your facilitation of co-meditation dyads.
  • Is the history and philosophy religious or dogmatic in nature?
    No, as you learned in Level 1, iRest supports first-hand experiential understanding, pointing each individual within. The teachings fully support this approach.

What is a hybrid event?

Hybrid events are designed so you can choose to join us in person or live online as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Hybrid events reflect our commitment to provide you with a choice in how you'd like to explore iRest. The choice is yours, but either way, you can expect a high quality experience to keep you immersed in the teachings and in community with your fellow participants.

We value the importance of gathering in person, but it’s our duty to ensure every participant is safe by following health guidelines and restrictions. Our hybrid events are held only at venues where it’s deemed safe and legal to do so, and meet our own health and safety protocols. In-person attendees at a hybrid event can expect us to take every precaution to safeguard their health by adhering to all COVID-19 health restrictions and mandates.

We'll provide clear and accurate information on what to expect at the event - and keep you updated on any changes. If our safety protocols outlined below don't meet your needs and expectations, we encourage you to join us online for a wonderful livestream experience from the safety of your home.

*Please read the information below before registering so you understand what health and safety protocols you should expect in-person at the retreat, what happens if we can't gather in person due to local COVID-19 restrictions but you've registered for in-person participation, and which registration option is best for you (tuition, regular, commuter).


25 Magnolia Ave
San Rafael, CA United States


Santa Sabina Center

What health and safety protocols should I expect in-person at the retreat?

We will adhere to national, state, local, and venue-specific Covid policies. Please check back later for full details.


Livestream Pricing

Early Bird Price: $1,695.00 USD (Available through August 13, 2022)
Regular Price: $1,795.00 USD

Auditor Price: If you have taken a Level 2 Training before, you may audit this training for $600 USD.

*Please select "Tuition" after clicking "Register Now" at the top right of this page to register for online participation. 

In-Person Pricing

Early bird prices including meals and tuition (Available through August 13, 2022):
$2,370.00 USD
 - Commuter Price
$2,520.00 USD - Residential Double 
$2,695.00 USD - Residential Single

Regular prices including meals and tuition:
$2,470.00 USD
 - Commuter Price
$2,620.00 USD - Residential Double 
$2,795.00 USD - Residential Single

Which registration option should I select at checkout?

Once you select the "Register Now" button at the top right of this page, please select:

  • Tuition if you are registering for livestream participation.
  • Regular Commuter if you are registering for in-person participation and will show up to the venue each day.
  • Regular Residential Double if you are registering for in-person participation and are staying at the venue and sharing a room with another participant. If you are signing up for a double, you will be assigned a roommate unless you reach out to events@irest.org to request a roommate.
  • Regular Residential Single if you are registering for in-person participation and are staying at the venue in your own room.

If you have taken a Level 2 Training before and would like to audit this training, please email events@irest.org with your name, email, and desire to audit. 

Scholarships are available.

What happens if we can’t gather in person due to COVID-19 restrictions but I'm registered for in-person participation?

In the event this training cannot be held in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will continue to hold it online. If you registered for in-person, you'll be automatically switched to participate online and provided everything you'll need for a successful training experience. We encourage you to join us online but if you are unable to do so, we will issue a partial refund on tuition if you reach out to francisco@irest.org.


Approximately 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits.
CE registration information will be sent with your event registration receipt.
  • Clinical CE's are available for those with PSY, RN, LCSW, and MFT licenses. For more information on our clinical CE guidelines and registration please click here. To register for Clinical CE's, please click here.
  • General CE's will be available for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, and other non-clinical licensed participants.


Tuesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 18, 2022


Coming soon!


iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training

CE Info

† CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) (www.spiritualcompetency.com) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA 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 or provinces other than California need to check with their state or province 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 this document for 4 years after the course concludes. 

SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196). 

For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact us at info@irest.org. For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.