irest meditation melbourne australia

iRest Meditation Immersion

March 6–8, 2020

Melbourne, Australia


Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

This iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.

About iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & well-being in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

  • Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
  • Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
  • Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
  • Experience BodySensing in movement
  • Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
  • Learn to skilfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
  • Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
  • Awaken to your essential wholeness




Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 22 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Non-dual wisdom. She is a certified Senior Hatha Yoga teacher (Yoga Australia) and Yoga Therapist (IAYT) as well as a registered Meditation Teacher (Association of Meditation Australia) . 

She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her teachings of Yoga, Somatic body awareness and meditation at her yoga studio “Prema Yoga” on the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.

In 2007, Richard Miller, her spiritual mentor, brought to Fuyuko a deeper awakening.  From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings is her recognised Dharma.

She teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Asian countries. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.  Please visit her website;  or write to

Teacher Specialty




Leigh Blashki

Leigh Blashki is a Certified iRest Teacher and iRest certification supervisor and mentor and is an Associate Director of iRest in Australasia. He was the Founder of the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 40 years and practiced yoga therapy for nearly 25 years. In recent years he has developed a reputation as a leader in the fields of meditation, Yoga, Yoga Therapy and the teaching of well-being.

He has post-graduate qualifications in Health Sciences and Yoga Therapy , under-graduate qualifications in Counseling, Human Performance, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga and Ayurveda. Leigh is a member of the advisory Council of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was past-President of Yoga Australia.

Leigh was drawn to iRest® for its ability to underpin holistic well-being and now uses it as the framework for all his workshops, consultations and teaching.
While the decades have provided him with a wide range of conditions and situations with which clients and students have presented, Leigh has a strong interest in assisting those seeking help with anxiety-based challenges, relationship issues and emotional and spiritual well-being in general.

Leigh has also been fortunate to be able to have assisted at a number of L1 and L2 iRest training courses. In 2013 and 2017 Leigh was conferred a Presidential Award for “extraordinary service to the field of yoga therapy” by the Board of the IAYT.

Teacher Specialty

Chronic Pain

Additional Teacher Specialty

anxiety disorders, relationships, spiritual development


Melbourne, Australia
33 Saxon St. Brunswick
Melbourne , VIC
Victoria AU




AUD $430 (GST incl) - Early Bird Pricing *
AUD $490 (GST incl) - Regular Pricing

(* must register before approximately two months prior to the start of the event to receive the early-bird pricing—exact date TBD)


This event is non-residential.
This event satisfies the Certification short retreat requirement.


Friday, March 6, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020



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