Hello and Welcome!
Thank you for registering for the upcoming iRest Level 1 Training at [INSERT LOCATION NAME HERE] on [INSERT DATE HERE]. This page covers important details to review before the training such as the daily schedule and how to best prepare for the event.
The Level 1 Training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest. This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice.
For detailed event information including location and full event schedule, please view the event page here.
Prerequisites and Learning Resources
To benefit the most from this Level 1 training please read Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing and the introductory chapter of the iRest Training Manual. [INSERT LINK TO INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER HERE]
If you would like to immerse yourself even further in the teachings of iRest, you may want to listen to the following audio recordings:
1. Meditations to Accompany the Book: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD - a collection of 42 audio recordings walking you step-by-step through the entire protocol. The scripts for these recordings are found in The iRest Program for Healing PTSD.
2. Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra, a collection of 6 audio recordings available in download or CD.
Continuing Education (CE) hours are available for YA, PSY (APA), MFT, LCSW, RN. Pre-registration is required, click here for more information.
In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as an iRest Level 1 Teacher you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.
It is a true joy to be able to share the depths of these beautiful teachings with you. I look forward to our time together this coming (insert L1 Month).
We sincerely hope you enjoyed your iRest Level 1 Training with (INSERT TRAINER FULL NAME) in (INSERT CITY, STATE).
We’d like to help you relive your experience by sharing the poetry (HYPERLINK POETRY LINK) shared by (INSERT TRAINER FIRST NAME ONLY), a group photo (HYPERLINK PHOTO LINK).
We also want to foster your personal growth and understanding of the teaching themes by making available a free audio recording of a Level 1 Training with Richard Miller for your ongoing reference.
[Most of what is below is already available on the the Teacher Resources page (or should be added to it). Really the L1 Manual should live on this page as well. It was there in the past, but was removed to make the TCN more valuable. ]
Deepening your Practice
We want to make sure that you have additional learning opportunities to deepen your knowledge and experience of iRest and meditation. Below you’ll find resources hand-picked for students who have just completed the Level 1 Training.
When Self Falls Away (foundational online course) - Typically reserved for retreats, the subtler and more advanced aspects of practice are often not readily available. When Self Falls Away bridges the gap to make these higher teachings more accessible to our students.
[This is currently unpublished] iRest Daily Meditation Companion (series of guided meditations) - iRest Daily is a 14-day meditation companion providing accessible practices and daily inspiration. You can use this companion to solidify your understanding of the 10-step protocol and build your daily practice.
[This link in the mailing is broken.] iRest Yoga Nidra: Resilience for Everyday Stress (mobile course on Insight Timer) - Richard Miller’s course on Insight Timer consists of 10 chapters - each about 15 minutes long - which can be done at your own pace. Enjoy Richard's teachings anytime, anywhere on your mobile device and learn how to tap into an inner safe haven amongst the pressures of modern life.
For a full list of iRest resources, click here.
iRest Institute holds workshops, teacher trainings, immersions, and retreats all year round, all over the world. For a full list of upcoming events, click here.
Having attended this Level 1 you're now eligible to enroll in the Certification Program at a significant discount. Certification is a professional level, at-home study program for those passionate about learning more. It includes in-depth study and practice, and you will receive an iRest mentor as well. Some enter Certification to gain the title of Certified iRest Teacher and develop the skills and confidence to lead classes and work with groups and individuals. Others enter Certification to continue to develop their own understanding and personal practice of iRest.
Because you’ve completed this Level 1 Training, you are eligible to enroll in the certification program at a discounted price of US $1,600 (regularly US $1,900) by (INSERT DUE DATE).
Click here for more information about the Teacher Certification Program and to see what you can do with your iRest certification. For questions about certification, please email email@example.com.
Teachers Community Network
As a Level 1 graduate you can now join the Teachers Community Network (TCN). The TCN is a membership program designed to support the personal growth and professional success of iRest teachers and to nurture and connect our rich and growing community. Membership includes:
- Free Webinars with Richard Miller and other Senior iRest Trainers
- PDF downloads of the most recent training manuals
- A 20% discount on all products in the iRest Institute store
- Access to the TCN Facebook page
- Personal practice audio downloads - Including body sensing, pranayama, chanting, recordings of select retreats, and other meditation practices
- Teacher resource tools
10 Steps to Holding an iRest Workshop
Wondering how to get started? We’ve developed an informational webinar designed to help you hold your own iRest workshops. This webinar covers the 10 essential steps needed to hold an iRest workshop, and gives you all the tools needed to start.
You can purchase this webinar here. Please note, this webinar is free for all TCN members!
Teachers Resource Page
We know this email contains a lot of information, resources, and next steps. Thank you for getting all the way through! We want to remind you that we are here for you during your journey as an iRest Teacher, and to please visit the Teachers Resource Page for a clear list of everything mentioned in this email and more.
In addition, don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (415) 456-3909 if you have any questions!
Help us Improve our Level 1 Training
Your feedback is extremely important to us. To ensure our iRest Level 1 Trainings are the best they can be, please take a few moments to complete a quick review of your experience with us [HYPERLINK TO SURVEY].