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iRest Meditation Retreat: Foundations of Yoga

May 14–19, 2019

Oceanside, CA


Yoga and meditation have been scientifically proven to foster health, resilience, well-being, and healing for physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual challenges. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali affirms that the path of self-realization must include physical, emotional, cognitive, and meditative practices if you are to experience spiritual transformation.

In the West, hatha yoga asana has mistakenly become popularized to the general public as representing the core teachings of Yoga. But, hatha yoga practitioners are starting to ask, “What’s next?”. The answer comes in the form of yogic non-dual teachings, in depth principles and practices of meditation, awakening, and enlightenment. These teachings can be integrated into all forms of yoga and meditation as well as throughout daily life.

This five-day silent meditation retreat led by Dr. Richard C. Miller, developer of the iRest Meditation Program, focuses on non-dual yogic teachings of awakening to your essential nature. During retreat Richard will guide you into the depths of your own self-exploration through simple yet elegant practices.  You will discuss the underlying principles and explore self-inquiry, pranayama, hatha yoga, yoga nidra, sitting and walking meditation practices.




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


Oceanside, CA
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside , CA 92057
United States
California US


Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center


Single accommodations, meals, & tuition: $1,615 early-bird until March 22, 2019, $1,715 thereafter
Double accommodations, meals, & tuition: $1,400 early-bird until March 22, 2019, $1,500 thereafter

(* must register before March 22 to receive early-bird pricing)


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


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019


  • Tuesday, May 14:  3:00 PM–9:00 PM, orientation and opening session
  • Wednesday May 15–Saturday May 18:  7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 19:  7:00 AM–1:00 PM



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