iRest Yoga Nidra Training, Level 1, Ireland

  • Dublin Ireland

The iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training programme only came to Europe in 2014 and this will be the first time it has been offered in Ireland, so this is your opportunity to be among the first to offer this teaching here and join a thriving community of iRest Yoga Nidra teachers around the world.

Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra training is a five-day intensive course comprising theory, practice and discussion, suitable for anyone interested in deepening their own practice or working with yoga nidra in a yogic or therapeutic setting. It will provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest and allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice.

The course will provide an understanding of:

  • The historical context and path of meditation in which iRest is embedded
  • The Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest
  • The evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use with different psycho-physical issues and populations
  • iRest within the context of meditation
  • The teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations
  • The Ten Steps of iRest
  • How to use iRest for your personal practice
  • How to teach iRest to groups and individuals
  • The training provides the opportunity to participate in group lectures and peer discussion groups, and to receive and participate in multiple iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions


Level 1 is the first of a three-stage certification process. On completion of this level you will be able to teach iRest Yoga Nidra within your yoga class or other setting and will be provided with scripts and other support resources to enable you to do this.  Ultimately you will feel empowered to give the material your own voice. By the end of the Level 1 training you will:

  • have learnt how to deliver this powerful technique to individuals as well as groups
  • understand how to adapt and personalise the practice
  • feel confident to begin teaching straight away
  • have the credibility to walk in to professional organizations/healthcare settings having trained in a research-based protocol
  • Be able to begin the iRest Yoga Nidra certification process

Further details on the venue and the course can be found on the Living Yoga website