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iRest Yoga Nidra Training, Level 1, Burford, Cotswolds

  • Warwick Hall Warwick Hall, Burford, OX18 4RZ United Kingdom (map)

iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 training in a stunning state-of-the-art venue in the 'gateway to the Cotswolds.' 

Timings: The training will start at 6pm on Sunday 26 May and close at 12 noon Friday 31 May, running from 8.30am to 6pm daily.

Course details from the iRest Institute below and please also see our training page for further details of this course.


Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller PhD, iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.



iRest is an accessible and easy to use meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing their innate wholeness and underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.

Research has shown that iRest effectively supports health and healing across a broad range of populations, including those experiencing  PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

In the Level 1 Training, you will learn:

  • The core principles and practice of iRest meditation.

  • How to use iRest for your personal practice.

  • How to teach and deliver iRest simply, and effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of practitioners who are teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospitals, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.

  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as a Level 1 Teacher-in-Training.

  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network (TCN)” for further personal and professional support.

  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level I Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

REQUIRED reading and listening:
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:
iRest Program for Healing PTSD - Book
iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being (6CD Set)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6CD Set)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (CD or Mp3) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (CD or Mp3)
Resting in Stillness (CD or Mp3)

Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level I and II iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here

Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here

Cost, bookings and further details

Please be aware that our iRest Yoga Nidra training courses sell out quickly, often with long waiting lists.

The cost for this training programme is £895 or £795 if booked by 31 Jan 2019, and includes the course manual. Your space will be secured once we have received payment for the full amount. You can do this by either cheque (made payable to ‘Restful Being LTD’ and posted to Restful Being, 37 Eaton Road, Appleton, Oxford OX13 5JH) or bank transfer (sort code: 09-01-28; account number: 70731869; swift code for your bank account: ABBYGB2L; iBan number: GB65ABBY09012870731869; and please make the reference your name followed by ‘training’). Please email with your details once you have made your payment.

Accommodation: Please note that the fee does not include food or accommodation. There is a café on site, and plenty more to choose from near the venue. Regarding places to stay, Burford is a popular tourist destination so there are a great deal of hotels, B&B and private rental options to choose from. We recommend checking out Tripadvisor and Airbnb and searching for options under ‘Burford, Oxfordshire’ (e.g.

Travel: If you are commuting by car/staying a car-drive away (again, lots of options near Burford) then the venue is very near to a free car park: If you are coming via train then the nearest station is Charlbury (trains go direct from London Paddington). You will then have to take a taxi to the venue (appx 15 mins/9 miles).


Further course details

Our training page has further details regarding this course and content as well as information regarding what is required to become a fully certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher. More information about the course and iRest in general can be found on the iRest website: 

Information regarding research and iRest

You can review completed, current and pending research here: