The Flowering of Freedom: Advanced Meditation Retreat

July 18—25, 2021



This is our most advanced retreat of the year and is designed to support meditators with extensive experience and practice. This seven-day retreat provides you with the opportunity to explore advanced stages of meditation with a like-minded group of experienced practitioners. There will also be opportunities to engage in one-on-one discussions with both iRest Founder Richard Miller and Senior Director of Teaching and Programs Stephanie Lopez.

Drawing from perennial nondual teachings and an ancient map of meditation, this retreat supports the authentic realization of what we truly are – the unnamable mystery that’s given birth to each of us and the entire cosmos. While this retreat focuses on abiding as nondual Awareness and awakening to what lies beyond our personal self and all sense of separation, it also emphasizes embodying the entirety of our humanness – body, mind, emotions, and spirit – and how they integrate into every aspect of our daily life.

You’ll receive support from our knowledgeable staff and get recordings after so you can participate again or join if this retreat is not at a convenient time for your time zone.

To ensure that each student who wants to register is an advanced practitioner, we request that you kindly fill out an application and wait to hear back from the iRest team. Please click the “apply now” button to get started.

Guest Presenter


This retreat is being livestreamed using Zoom.




This event satisfies the Certification long retreat requirement.
  • We are pleased to be partnering with Vibe Yoga and Yoga Tree, Seattle


Sunday, July 18 to Sunday, July 25, 2021


All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Sunday, July 18:  orientation 4:30 PM; program 5:00–6:30 PM
Monday–Saturday, July 19–24:  8:00–9:30 AM, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM, 2:00–4:00 PM, 5:00–6:30 PM
Sunday, July 25:  8:00–9:00 AM, 10:00–12:00 PM

Required Reading