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TCN Welcome Message from Richard Miller on Vimeo.

Welcome to your Teachers Community Network resource page. Here you will find links to all the current TCN Resources commensurate with your completed level of Teacher Training. We offer these resources to support your personal and professional development as an iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and will periodically update this page with new resources as they come available.

*Please note that downloads on this page are in .pdf or .zip format. Read more info about downloading.


Teachers Community Network Resources at a glance:


Online Community - Facebook Group

Join the conversation on our TCN Facebook group. Moderated by Senior Teachers and Staff, this forum encourages real time discussion of the issues related to practicing and delivering iRest that are important to you.

To join the TCN Facebook group, click here and select 'Join Group' in the upper right corner. Make sure you include the email address you used to sign-up for the TCN. The group moderator will respond to your request within 3 days.


Webinar and Teleconference Recordings

*NEW* Dialogue on the Intersection between Pain Science and iRest and Follow-up Q&A Session
How can we better help and understand those living with persistent, chronic pain? How can the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation help? Join iRest Founder, Richard Miller; iRest Institute Senior Director, Stephanie Lopez; and co-authors of the groundbreaking textbook "Yoga and Science in Pain Care" Shelly Prosko, Neil Pearson, and Marlysa Sullivan for this informative Q&A Follow-up Session on how the complexity of pain can be understood through the lens of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation.
Stream the November 20th Intersection of Pain Science and iRest webinar on Vimeo
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Stream the December 3rd Q&A Session for the Intersection of Pain Science and iRest webinar on Vimeo
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Read the follow-up Questions and Answers

10 Steps to Creating an iRest Workshop, with Senior iRest Trainer, Anne Douglas
After you've taken an iRest Level 1 Teacher Training, it can be challenging to take the next step and begin teaching iRest to groups and individuals. This webinar is designed to make that next step a little easier. Join Anne as she teaches you the 10 essential steps to creating an iRest workshop, how to develop the perfect theme for your workshop, the 5 W's for strategic planning, how to optimize attendance, and the do's and don'ts to ensure return clientele.
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Integrating iRest into your Clinical Therapy Practice with Stephanie Lopez and Karen Soltes - February 7, 2017
Join Senior iRest Trainers Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT and Karen Soltes, LCSW, C-IAYT in this special webinar focused on how to integrate iRest into your clinical therapy practice. This is specifically suited for psychotherapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other mental health clinicians although other iRest teachers may benefit from this inspiring presentation.
Stephanie and Karen discuss how iRest can be used with specific client populations along with contraindications, weaving iRest throughout a clinical session, and how to meet defenses, transference, and countertransference.
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Read the follow-up Questions and Answers

The Continuum of Inner Resource: Relationship to Joy, Ground of Being, and Awareness with Stephanie Lopez - March 27, 2018
We all have an Inner Resource that acts as an anchor to help us feel grounded, at ease, peaceful, and secure. As we learn to access this ground of well-being and ease, we can call upon the Inner Resource at a moment’s notice to establish wholeness and build resilience. Join Stephanie to learn how to access your Inner Resource and its relationship to other aspects of the iRest protocol including Joy, Being, & Awareness.
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Nourishing Your Inner Resource with Richard Miller - December 12, 2017
We all have hardwired within ourselves an Inner Resource that we can call upon in every moment. This Inner Resource is a powerful ally that enables us to remain grounded, in control, at peace, in harmony, and at ease within ourselves; it helps us respond to each and every situation we encounter throughout our lifetime. In this webinar, we explore how to recognize, affirm and nourish an Inner Resource within ourselves and our students and/or clients. We also respond to questions, comments, and reflections that participants bring to the webinar.
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TCN Q&A on Welcoming Opposites: The Neuroscience of Healing Core Wounds through the Seven Energy Centers - November 20, 2017
The iRest® Institute hosted a live webinar with Richard Miller on October 24, 2017 on the neuroscience of healing. Given the tremendous attendance and interest in this topic, the iRest Institute presents this follow-up Q&A with Richard Miller for TCN members only.
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Welcoming Opposites: The Neuroscience of Healing Core Wounds through the Seven Energy Centers - October 24, 2017
Join Richard and learn how to foster profound health and well-being in the face of separation, dissatisfaction, and suffering.
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Stream the webinar on Vimeo
Download the Webinar Presentation
Download the Handout from the webinar

The Neuroscience of Meditation: Fostering Well-Being On and Off your Mat with Richard Miller - December 14
Join Richard for this engaging presentation, regarding the latest research that examines what’s happening in our nervous system as we practice meditation.
Download Richard Miller's Neuroscience of Meditation Webinar Presentation
Download Richard Miller's Question and Answer session from the webinar

Teleconference Audio Recording: BodySensing
Join Kirsten Guest, Anne Douglas, and Barbara Eastham, three long-time students of Richard Miller, in a conversation about this beautiful practice. This one-hour webinar offers an orientation to BodySensing and its benefits, and includes a short experiential practice.

Teleconference Audio Recording: Miller and Pence
An Open Dialogue with Richard Miller, PhD and Pam Pence, Senior iRest Teacher.

Teleconference Audio Recording: iRest for Youth
iRest For Youth Audio Webinar.

Teleconference Audio Recording: iRest for Sleep
iRest & Sleep with Richard Miller & Dr. Amer Khan.
Download Supporting Documents from the webinar.

Teleconference Audio Recording: Sankalpa
Clarifying the 3 Resolutions: Heartfelt Desire, Intention & Inner Resources with Richard Miller.


Retreats

Oneness of Being Retreat at Santa Sabina 2015

2015 Santa Sabina Long Retreat

Join Richard Miller and Kirsten Guest at the Santa Sabina retreat and experience the various aspects of Being: it’s spacious, timeless, perfect, and complete wholeness. Nourish our innate qualities of love, compassion, kindness, and wisdom and experience how Being and these essential qualities continually point to the purity of Awareness within which they arise. Do keep the retreat alive by remembering to welcome and nourish these qualities into your everyday life.

Download MP3 2015 Santa Sabina Long Retreat.
This download is a large file. It will take an extended period of time to download even on a fast connection. Please do not close your browser, turn off your computer, close your laptop or put your computer to sleep during the download.


Meditation Pure, Simple, Direct with Richard MillerMeditation Pure, Simple, Direct with Richard Miller

Meditative self-inquiry invites you to step through the door of the known and awaken to your essential nature in this and every moment; to “This” that is direct, beautiful, undeniable, and ever-present, yet so often ignored because of its simplicity. Here, all searching ends. Fear, suffering, and anxiety dissolve, and we discover unshakable peace, love, and joy no matter our circumstance. This is the realization of enlightenment in daily life throughout all changing states of consciousness. End your search by giving yourself completely to 'This' that already owns your breath and moments. So simple. Not difficult. So necessary.

Download MP3 Meditation, Pure, Simple & Direct


Promotional Resources

View Complete List of Downloadable Resources for teaching and marketing iRest such as: Flyers, Postcards, and Brochures.

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iRest Certified Teacher Resources

How to Post a Certified Teacher Event to the iRest Institute's (IRI) website

Create a Certified Teacher Event by filling out the form.

By adding an event to our teacher calendar you can advertise your upcoming workshop, class, or retreat. This benefit is exclusively for iRest Certified Teachers. 

Webinars

Research - Certified Teachers Webinar

This webinar consists of an overview of general Yoga Nidra research, a discussion about how to engage in research opportunities, and a question & answer period. Special guests include Samantha Kinkaid, Karen Soltes and Thomas Nassif.
Click here to download Richard Miller's slideshow presentation from the webinar
Click here to download Samantha Kinkaid's slideshow presentation from the webinar

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Level 2 Resources

Manuals

Stay up to date by downloading a PDF of the most current Level 2 Manual.

Level 2 iRest Yoga Nidra Training Manual - Updated August, 2019

Training Audio Downloads

Download audio MP3s from recent Level 2 Trainings.

*NEW* Level 2 Training Audio Download - IONS, Petaluma, CA, November 2015
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Level 1 Resources

Webinars

Research - Certified Teachers Webinar

Because of technical difficulties during the Level 1 & Level 2 webinar on Monday August 12th, we've made this webinar recording available to you. This webinar consists of an overview of general Yoga Nidra research, a discussion about how to engage in research opportunities, and a question & answer period. Special guests include Samantha Kinkaid, Karen Soltes and Thomas Nassif.
Click here to download Richard Miller's slideshow presentation from the webinar
Click here to download Samantha Kinkaid's slideshow presentation from the webinar

Level 1 & II Teachers Webinar

This webinar is available to all iRest Teachers but is specifically designed to address issues related to Level 1 & Level 2 teachers. Learn about the latest news and developments related to iRest by listening in live or reviewing the recording that will be made available on this page the day after the event. During this webinar you'll be able to listen in over the phone, view the presenter on your computer screen, and ask questions via a chat window.

Manuals

Stay up to date by downloading a PDF of the most current Level 1 Manual.

Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Training Manual - Updated September, 2019

Training Audio Downloads

Download audio MP3s from current Level 1 Trainings.

*New* Level 1 Training with Stephanie Lopez Audio Download - Yoga On High, Columbus, Ohio, Feb 2019
Level 1 Training with Richard Miller Audio Download - 1440, Scotts Valley, CA, June 2017
Level 1 Training with Anne Douglas & Karen Soltes Audio Download - Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA, March 2016
Level 1 Training Audio Download - Yoga Garden, San Anselmo,CA, March 2016


Scripts in English

English

Scripts Intro - How To Use Scripts

10 Minute Script

20 Minute Script

35 Minute Script

35 Minute Anthropomorphizing Script


Scripts in Other Languages

Spanish

We are excited to offer our teachers iRest scripts and support documents in Spanish. The scripts are translations of the recordings on the iRest at Ease CD's. The original scripts were vetted by the US military to include trauma sensitive language. We are providing you with an introduction to iRest, along with 8 minute, 15 minute, and 35 minute scripts translated into Spanish. In addition, there is a glossary of key english words and phrases that has been translated into Spanish in an effort to support your teaching. Finally, we've included a translation of the Intro to iRest workbook to offer your students in your classes and workshops. 

We also have a Spanish version of the iRest at Ease recordings available for purchase as a download.  

We hope these documents support our Spanish speaking teachers to offer iRest to your students and community. Thank you for sharing these precious teachings to support ease, healing, and well-being. 

iRest at Ease - Intro

iRest at Ease - 8 minute

iRest at Ease - 15 minute

iRest at Ease - 35 minute

Spanish English Glossary

iRest Workbook

French

We are excited to offer our teachers iRest scripts and support documents in French.

French Glossary

35 Minute Script

iRest Workbook

Dutch

We are excited to offer our teachers iRest scripts and support documents in Dutch.

Dutch Glossary

35 Minute Script

20 Minute Script

Workbook


20% Off IRI Store Discount

A 20% discount will automatically be applied to all items purchased from the online store. Note that you must be logged in to receive the discount.

Contact the IRI office for bulk discounts rates for iRest CDs. Phone 415-456-3909 or email info@irest.org for more info.


Personal Practice Audio Downloads

These expanded offerings will include body sensing, pranayama, chanting and other meditation practices from iRest Yoga Nidra retreats and workshops.

If the mp3 doesn't play automatically, you may right click on the link and download the file directly to your computer.

Body Sensing

*New* Meditation/Body Sensing with Fuyuko Toyota
Start with a morning meditation and follow your vibration and move with pulsation - a Body Sensing practice with Fuyuko Toyota taken from the Meditation, Pure Simple Direct Retreat, April 9-15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Approximately 1 hour and 28 minutes.

*New* Tandava Practice 2 with Anne Douglas
Body Sensing and Tandava practice 2 with Anne Douglas from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour.

Tandava with Anne Douglas
Body Sensing and Tandava practice 1 with Anne Douglas from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour.

Body Sensing with Stephanie Lopez
Open to the body as sensation and energy during this gentle Body Sensing practice with Stephanie Lopez at the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Body Sensing with Kirsten Guest
Body Sensing practice with Kirsten Guest. Approx. 1 hour.

Body Sensing with Ann Douglas at the Santa Sabina Retreat
Body sensing practice with Ann Douglas at Santa Sabina. Approx. 1 hour.

Body Sensing & Meditation with Richard Miller
Body Sensing & Meditation taught by Richard Miller at the 2015 SF Yoga Journal Conference Approx. 1 hour.

Body Sensing with Anne Douglas
Accompanied at times by light music, Anne invites you to move with what wants to be expressed through you: "...spinal waves, as if seaweed being pulsed by oceanic consciousness - no mind, no body, just being." From the Calgary 2012 “Living Presence” Retreat. 1 hour.

Meditation/BodySensing with Richard Miller
Morning practices to welcome ourselves and all that we are: review the 1st and 2nd movements of meditation, followed by a period of sitting quietly with light guidance, then a full hour of Body Sensing yoga with Richard Miller from the Aug. 2012 Kripalu Retreat.

Body Sensing Practice with Barbara Eastham
There is nothing to fix, figure out or change. Enjoy this Body Sensing practice from the May 2011 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California with Barbara Eastham.

Body Sensing Practice with Richard Miller
Richard invites us to listen to our 'Inner Voice' during this Body Sensing practice from the May 2007 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Body Sensing Practice with Joan Ruvinsky
This exquisite Body Sensing practice features Joan Ruvinsky from the May 2009 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Body Sensing Practice with Anne Douglas
This delightful Body Sensing practice features Anne Douglas from the May 2012 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Tandava with Anne Douglas
Tandava Moving Meditation with Anne Douglas from the Santa Sabina 10-Day Retreat in 2013. Approx. 48 minutes.

iRest Movement practice with Kelly Boys
Play with anticipation and trust during this movement practice with Kelly Boys from the May 2011 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, CA.

iRest Movement Practice with Kelly Boys
Experience BodySensing set to music in this iRest in motion practice. Kelly invites you to find authentic expression for sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs by welcoming yourself exactly as you are.

Meditation

*New* Love after Love with James Reeves
Fall in love with yourself again. Join James Reeves in a practice focused on an intention to be there for yourself. Bring in compassion, love, tolerance and trust. Bask in the experience while weaving in your inner resource and body/breath sensing practices. Approximately 24 minutes.

*New* iRest Yog Nidra with Stephanie Lopez
Engage emotions and beliefs and open to spacious Awareness in this iRest Yoga Nidra practice with Stephanie Lopez from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 40 minutes.

iRest on the Tattvas with Anne Douglas
iRest on the Tattvas of the Map of Meditation with Anne Douglas from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 50 minutes.

Chakra Meditation with Anne Douglas
iRest and Chakra Meditation with Anne Douglas from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 40 minutes.

iRest Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Cabanero
iRest Yoga Nidra practice with Jennifer Cabanero at the Blacktail Retreat. Approx. 1 hour.

Compassion Meditation with Richard Miller
Compassion Meditation with Richard Miller accompanied by the sounds of birds singing at Blacktail Ranch from the 2014 July Retreat. Approx. 28 minutes.

Practices with Joan Ruvinsky
Practices in the World (Nondual Wisdom Teachings) with Joan Ruvinsky from the IONS 2014 10-Day Retreat. Approx. 35 minutes.

iRest Yoga Nidra with Robin Carnes
Enjoy this deep iRest Yoga Nidra practice with Robin Carnes from the May 2007 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, CA.

iRest Yoga Nidra Practice with Stephanie Lopez
Allow this moment to reveal itself... Settle in to just being here, right now, with this iRest Yoga Nidra practice from iRest Yoga Nidra Trainer, Stephanie Lopez.

iRest Yoga Nidra Practice with Anne Douglas
Explore the 'symphony of sensation' within being during this iRest Yoga Nidra practice featuring Anne Douglas from the May 2013 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

iRest Yoga Nidra Practice with Joan Ruvinsky
This deep iRest Yoga Nidra practice features Joan Ruvinsky from the May 2009 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Meditation Practice with Richard Miller
This meditation practice features Richard Miller from the May 2011 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California. In this recording, Richard offers a spacious invitation to feel the body as pure perceiving- merging and dissolving into a feeling of being.

Pranayama

*New* Integrative Breath Practice with Anne Douglas
Integrative Breath practice with Anne Douglas from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 45 minutes.

*New* Gayatri Mantra and KapalaBhati with Stephanie Lopez
Join Stephanie Lopez as she chants the Gayatri mantra and teaches KapalaBhati Pranayama from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour.

Pranayama with Anne Douglas
Pranayama practice with Anne Douglas. Includes chanting the Bij Mantras and Chakras from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour.

Breath Sensing with Richard Miller
Breath Sensing with Mudras taught by Richard Miller at the 2013 Kripalu August Retreat. Approx. 48 minutes.

Gayatri / Pranayama with Richard Miller
Learn the Gayatri mantra and practice pranayama with Richard Miller from the May 2012 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, CA.

Pranayama Practice with Joan Ruvinsky
Welcome the capacity of the six senses during this Pranayama practice from the May 2009 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Pranayama Practice with Anne Douglas
This serene breathing practice features Anne Douglas from the May 2011 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California.

Pranayama Practice with Richard Miller
This deep breathing practice features Richard Miller from the May 2011 Santa Sabina Retreat in San Rafael, California. This audio contains a gentle kapalabhati practice with pranayama mudras, nadishodhana and a meditation on awareness.

Retreat Talks

*New* Waking DOWN the Map of Meditation with Anne Douglas and Stephanie Lopez
Join an engaging discussion with Stephanie Lopez and Anne Douglas on Waking DOWN the Map of Meditation along with the Neuroscience of Meditation from the Ohio Embodied Awakening Retreat October 2016. Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Essential Elements: Tools for Teaching

Teaching applications, practical advice and insight from Senior Teachers including feature stories and case studies of successes and challenges for teachers within our community.

As Essential Elements: Tools for Teaching evolves, we welcome you to share any questions you may have, as well as your feedback, on the TCN Facebook group. Our goals are to share practical knowledge, raise awareness on realistic successes and challenges, and inspire you to be creative in your process as you explore opportunities for the delivery of iRest.
 

*New* iRest for Trauma by Karen Soltes
In this presentation, Karen Soltes walks us through her iRest Yoga Nidra work for Healing Trauma in Military Communities.

"The Heartfelt Desire, Part 2" by Anne Douglas
Alive in your very own heart is the code to living a fulfilling, purposeful life that is unique to you. Your heart is like a homing device or beacon that steers you ever toward fulfillment by what feels right and true. Every heartfelt “yes” or “no” is a clarion call from your most authentic self... More

"The Heartfelt Desire, Part I" by Anne Douglas
In a traditional Yoga Nidra practice the Sankalpa consists simply of a resolve in the form of a one-sentence silent proclamation of something the practitioner wants to actualize in their life. It could be said that the main purpose in Yoga Nidra is to achieve the Sankalpa... More

"iRest Meditation for Grief" by Cam McKinley
As I write this article a new 8-week iRest Meditation for Grief series has just begun – four years after the first with many lessons learned. For the first three years I had the pleasure of co-teaching with fellow iRest teacher and friend Marylou Swift until Marylou moved too far up the road for an easy commute... More

"How I Learned the Truth of Patience, Persistence, Perseverance" by Mary Steinberg
With my first taste of teaching iRest at the Evanston Vet Center in 2009 I knew I had to bring the practice to more veterans. Chicago is not a military town but the greater metropolitan area has four VA hospitals and Jesse Brown VAMC was easily accessible. Little did I know how much I would need to call on the 3 Ps of Yoga: Patience, Persistence, Perseverance... More

"Staying Open" by Robin Carnes, MBA, Co-Founder Warriors At Ease
In 2010, I'd been teaching yoga and iRest as part of an acute PTSD outpatient treatment program offered by the Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed Military Medical Center for 4 years. It was so rewarding because I saw how nervous systems and lives were being significantly changed through yoga, especially iRest. Many folks at Walter Reed, staff, patients and family members, asked me if there was a class they could attend that offered iRest to the whole community. Since the program I worked in was only for a select group, no drop-ins, I always had to say no... More

"The Noble Adventure" by Paula Child
How The Noble Adventure 12 Series Meditation Came About: Richard paved the way for this adventure to come about and I feel it offers practical tools for Essential Elements. Richard taught a monthly Noble Adventure 12 series meditation in 2012 and after listening to several recordings I had a heartfelt sense it was an adventure I wanted to share with the community in which I live and for the growing community of TCN. More

"Beginnings" by Samantha Kinkaid
One of my favorite quotes is from Plato, "The beginning is the most important part of the work." The essence of this moves through our life and work as iRest teachers whether we realize it or not. As this is the first article in Essential Elements, I've decided to focus on the beginnings of teaching, the initial movement within that calls us to teach and how that can ignite a class or program. Once we hear the call, the questions of how and what do we do next often arise... More

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