Philip Beck, M.A.

Certified iRest Teacher

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Hello! I have been studying iRest Yoga Nidra meditation since 2007 and am a certified teacher. It has been my pleasure to have been the Retreat Manager for the Santa Sabina 10-day silent retreat and the 5-day retreat at Kripalu as well as assisting at iRest trainings at Kripalu, in New York and the Toronto Yoga Conference.

Since 2007, I have presented iRest to various groups (e.g., police, mental health professionals, low-income seniors) as well as  at  the Atlantic Yoga Conference and two International Social Work and Spirituality conferences.

From 2007 to 2009, I offered 12-week iRest courses to my yoga students in Fredericton, NB. More recently, Dr. Tatiana Melnyk and I co-taught a number of 8-week out-patient chronic illness courses at Toronto Western Hospital.

Currently, I live in Toronto and offer meditation mentoring. I offer 1:1 iRest dyads  over videoconferencing. An iRest dyad can be a powerful way of meeting, welcoming and resolving anxiety, depression, and trauma as well as gaining insight into present circumstances. You can find more information on my website, where you can get free meditation downloads or join my mailing list for (infrequent) communications related to iRest.

I am also available as a presenter for courses and workshops. I offer free and fee-based presentations and workshops for health and wellness programs and yoga studios; you can contact me by phone / text (see below for the number), or at You can also find me on FaceBook by clicking here for my iRest page.

A little more background: I spent 25 years as a Speech Pathologist, mostly in medical settings, providing assessments and management for swallowing disorders, however my real life passion lay in iRest and body oriented counselling. For 14 years, I was a registered massage therapist in New Brunswick and studied Thai Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, and Myo-fascial release. At the same time, I was initiated as a Reiki Master following which I offered treatments and trainings.

In addition, I trained as a yoga teacher at Kripalu earning their 1000-hour designation. From 1995 - 2009 I taught at my own studio, Inner Peace Wellness, during which time I wrote 3 yoga books for my students, one of which was published.

More recently, I completed a Diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy at Transformational Arts College. If you are interested in spiritually oriented counselling, particularly with an iRest approach, you can email  ( or call  me  (647-738-4254). I look forward to sharing these precious teachings with you.



Teacher Specialty
Active Duty Military
Chronic Pain
Additional Teacher Specialty
Anxiety & Depression, First Responders