iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. It was developed by Dr. Richard Miller, a spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. It is practised and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a wide range of settings, including health centres, schools, community centres, yoga studios, correctional facilities and military hospitals.
Based on current studies with iRest in the military, the Defense Centers of Excellence has approved iRest as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine warranting continuing research for its use in the treatment of PTSD. In addition, the U.S. Army Surgeon General has has listed Yoga Nidra (based on research with iRest) as a Tier 1 approach for addressing Pain Management in Military Care. iRest has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Restful Being iRest Yoga Nidra Courses
James Reeves studied under Dr. Richard Miller to become the first teacher to bring iRest training to Europe. Today, Restful Being offers the only iRest Yoga Nidra training in the UK. Our programmes are undertaken by yoga teachers and therapists from other disciplines as well as individuals from all backgrounds/disciplines interested in the process for their own personal practice.
iRest Teacher Trainings allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching, and/or clinical practice. In order to begin teaching others iRest, you must first receive a certificate of attendance to an iRest Level 1 Training. Following Level 1, you have the opportunity to enter into the iRest Teacher Certification Program, comprising the Level 2 training course and a process of structured mentoring.
iRest Level 1 Training
The iRest Level 1 Training suits those looking to enhance their personal meditation practice and those looking to include a new offering into their professional work. You begin the training with an in-depth understanding of the history and theory of iRest, specifically the evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use for different psycho-physical issues and populations, iRest within the context of meditation, the teacher-student relationship, and the Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest.
This training prioritizes a hands-on and experiential approach to learning. You will learn to deliver iRest to both groups and individuals. Equally, you will learn how to use iRest in your daily life and personal meditation practice. The iRest Level 1 Training offers you the ability to fully integrate into all areas of your life the iRest 10 Step Protocol, a series of techniques designed to help you meet and greet each moment of your life with a sense of equanimity and balance.
Upon graduation, you can begin delivering iRest in public and professional settings and use the title "iRest Level 1 Teacher" in advertising, promotional materials, and official channels. You will also be listed on the iRest website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher and can post your personal profile allowing people who are seeking iRest group or individual sessions to find you as a qualified provider.
Upon completion of the iRest Level 1 Training, to support your continued education and personal growth, you may audit any future iRest Level 1 Training at a reduced cost and utilize private mentoring from iRest Institute Certified Mentors. You will also have access to the iRest Teachers Resource Page and have the ability to join the iRest Teachers Community Network (TCN) - a membership program designed to support the development and professional success of iRest teachers while nurturing and connecting our rich and growing community.
Upcoming Level 1 programmes
Further information on the course content can be found on the iRest website.
iRest Level 2 Training
The iRest Level 2 Training is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the principles underlying the theory, practice and delivery of iRest Yoga Nidra so that you can hone your delivery of iRest to groups and individuals in public and professional settings.
Receive advanced training in teaching iRest to groups and individuals
Participate in advanced group lectures and peer discussion groups
Understand the teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations
Receive advanced iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions
Enhance your understanding of the historical context and the path of meditation in which iRest is embedded
Learn Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual views that inform iRest and the path of meditation
Learn about evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest with different populations
Deepen your personal practice of iRest
Upcoming Level 2 programmes:
Oct 28-31 2019, Warwick Hall, Burford, Cotswolds, Oxon (booking details at bottom of this page)
You can find out more about iRest Level 2 training and certification on the iRest website.
About the Venues
Cost and Bookings
- Sep 23rd-27th, Yoga On The Lane, East London - see venue’s website for booking info
- Oct 7th (8.30am)-Oct 11th (6pm), Triyoga, Camden, London see the triyoga website for bookings
- Oct 28 (8am)-Oct 31st (5pm), Burford, Cotswolds, Oxon. Preregistration now open (no money to pay yet), email firstname.lastname@example.org
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