irest meditation san rafael california

iRest Meditation Retreat: Advanced

July 16–26, 2019

San Rafael, CA


This is Richard Miller's premier and most advanced retreat of the year. Developed for meditators with the most experience and practice, Richard personally selects each participant based on their integration of the foundational principles of meditation. Please expect 10 days of silence and disciplined commitment to the inward process of integrating meditation into all aspects of daily life.

If you would like to be considered for this event kindly submit a short summary of your meditation experience including prior events and duration to Richard will review your record and may contact you for more information. If you've already contacted us regarding your interest in attending no action is required on your part, your record is already under consideration. 

At iRest Institute our mission is to provide the appropriate conditions to foster the integration of meditation into your way of life. If interested in a retreat with Richard but still needing to develop your practice we'd like to suggest you attend one of our other meditation retreats. These will develop your practice and support integration of the core foundations of meditation before attending an advanced event. In particular, we'd like to guide you towards our retreats April 14-20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia, May 14-19, 2019 in Encinitas, CA, and October 17-23, 2019 in Calgary, Canada. For additional options you can view a full list of all our retreats.




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


San Rafael, CA
25 Magnolia Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901
United States
California US


Santa Sabina Center


Single accommodations, meals, & tuition: $3250 *Single accommodations are now sold out
Double accommodations, meals, & tuition: $2950
Commuter option, meals, & tuition: $2660


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


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019


July 16 - 26, 2019



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