This in-depth workshop presents the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, an ancient form of yogic meditation that has been adapted for modern times by Richard Miller, PhD over the past 48 years. Accessible and effective, iRest has been proven through research to enhance wellness, resiliency, and well-being, while supporting healing across a broad range of issues, including stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, and TBI. The iRest Program supports psychological, physical, and spiritual health by assisting practitioners to access their innate source of unchanging well-being that resides within all of us. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine, and is currently being used in yoga and meditation centers, hospitals, clinics, and private settings worldwide.
Incorporating wisdom from the ancient teachings of Samkhya, Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra, Advaita Nondualism, and Kashmir Unqualified Nondualism, iRest offers direct teachings for awakening to our Essential Nature that is always whole and healthy, that can never be harmed, and is never in need of healing. iRest also offers progressive teachings for addressing what is in need of healing within the body and mind, that give rise to stress, disease, and suffering.
This workshop presents iRest through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and guided meditation. Easily integrated into your personal life, everyone can benefit from iRest, no matter your philosophical, religious, or spiritual orientation.
During this workshop, you will:
• Experience the ten steps of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
• Understand current research underlying iRest
• Utilize the power of 'opposites' to potentiate healing
• Diffuse resistance, stress, pain, and insomnia through the power of ‘Welcoming’
• Recognize Essential Nature as your ultimate inner resource of unbreakable well-being
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: http://www.sutrajournal.com/interview-with-dr-richard-miller
"You are love itself." —Nisargadatta
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; www.premayoga.com.au or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details available upon registration.
First day only: ¥19,000 (USD $170) before October 15th / ¥22,000 (USD $197) thereafter
Both days: ¥35,000 (USD $314) before October 15th / ¥40,000 (USD $358) thereafter