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iRest Meditation Retreat

October 10–16, 2019

Edmonton, Canada


The Heart of Meditation: The Transformative Power of Essential Nature

What awakens in us through meditation is not the result of effort. It is by grace, born from natural transformations that arise when we’re able to go beyond limiting beliefs and welcome, embrace, and respond to our ordinary, challenging human life. The heart of meditation teaches the skillful means we need to recognize our innate wholeness and essential nature, attune to Being and Awareness, trust our innate heart wisdom and respond to each moment of life.  




Richard C. Miller

Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors Integrative Restoration Institute Richard Miller, PhD, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Among his mentors were Jean Klein, T.K.V. Desikachar and Stephen Chang. Richard is the founding president and CEO of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT.

He is also a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology and a senior advisor for the Baumann Foundation for the study of Awareness and its impact on well-being. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a research consultant studying the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol that he has developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest, a modern adaptation of the ancient nondual meditation practice of Yoga Nidra) researching its efficacy on health, healing and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, college students, children, seniors, the homeless, the incarcerated, and people experiencing issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chemical dependency, chronic pain, and related disorders. In addition to his research and writing projects, Richard lectures and leads trainings and retreats internationally.

Please read the interview with Richard:

"You are love itself." —Nisargadatta

Teacher Specialty

Active Duty Military
Chronic Pain
Chemical Dependency
At Risk Youth
High School



Kirsten Guest

IRI Director of Certification

IRI Director of Ethics Committee

IRI Supervisor and Mentor

iRest Certified Teacher

Kimberley, BC, Canada
E-RYT 500 

Kirsten has been a student of Richard Miller's since 1998 and has a passion and skill for offering a unique, practical approach to these practices that she has taught for many years.  When Kirsten was first introduced to the nondual teachings on retreat with Richard, she was drawn by the sense of self-acceptance that the inquiries restored in her. The first iRest Level I training in 2006 put a context and a framework to the work that had been changing her life and informing her yoga teaching since she began working with Richard nearly nine years prior. 

Kirsten is an active member of the IRI team, helping to develop the iRest Trainings, refining the training format and material, and, along with a supportive team, create the iRest Teacher Certification program.  In her local community, she offers iRest in class settings, as well as in a therapeutic setting with individuals dealing with trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, overwhelm, and to support them in healing from injury. She travels to offer workshops, retreats, presentations, as well as assist at iRest Trainings. Contact Kirsten if you would like to bring an iRest workshop to your studio!

Teacher Specialty

Chronic Pain

Additional Teacher Specialty

Training Teachers


Edmonton, Canada
3005 119 St NW
Edmonton , AB T6J 5R5
Alberta CA


Providence Renewal Centre


Early Bird Pricing*: CAD $1,725 (includes taxes, accommodation, all meals and CAD $30 YAA membership)
Regular Pricing (after July 1): CAD $1,825 (includes taxes, accommodation, all meals and CAD $30 YAA membership)Early Bird Pricing: CAD $1,725 (includes taxes, accommodation, all meals and CAD $30 YAA membership)

(*must register by July 1 to receive early-bird pricing)


This event is residential.
Tuition options include food and lodging expense.
This event satisfies the Certification long retreat requirement.

To Register, send cheque with full payment to:
YAA, Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T5M 3K6 
OR make your payment online at (or click the Register Now! button above)
OR contact the YAA office at (780) 427-8776 or

For more information, you may email
Please note: Payments made in non-Canadian funds must be made by credit card only.


Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019


October 10-16, 2019



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