Tina Shettigara and Yoga Spirit Studios are delighted to host a Level 1 Basic training to teach iRest, the first ever in South Australia.
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.
When life is hard, iRest truly can help.
There are so many practices and resources available to try to address the stress and overwhelm that can overtake us when life feels like it’s ‘all too much’, but many fail to get to the root cause of the problem or bring lasting change.
iRest yoga nidra meditation is a powerful and transformative set of tools and techniques that cuts through to uncover and release us from the underlying issues that hold us back from accessing the quiet, peaceful place that exists within all of us.
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 meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing the underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.
Due to its effectiveness and ease of use, iRest has proven to effectively support the healing process across a broad range of populations, including those with PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.
Learn more about the iRest Institute here.
This training teaches you everything you need to know to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice.
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).
iRest Program for Healing PTSD – Book
iRest Program for Healing Meditations with Richard Miller (audio recordings)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6-volume audio recording)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (audio recording) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys(audio recording)
Resting in Stillness (audio recording)
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
To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit irest.us.
Approximately 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is available for members of Yoga Australia/NZ, Yoga Alliance and IAYT.
Australian Psychological Society (APS) CPD Points
For those of you who attended iRest Level 1 training and who are psychologists, the APS provides the following information regarding CPD points:
“Registered psychologists are required to complete a set number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours as a requirement of ongoing registration. There is no accreditation or approval process for CPD for psychologists, but rather individual psychologists must be able to justify selection of particular CPD according to their individual learning needs.”
Therefore, if you can justify the counting of iRest training towards your continuing professional development as a psychologist (which doesn’t seem difficult given the research about its application and effectiveness for mental health and well being), then you may claim the hours!”
– Dr Emma Spiel: the Victorian Coordinator and Deputy Convener of the National Committee for the APS Psychology and Yoga Interest Group (dated 3 July 2015)
All fees are quoted in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST
Includes comprehensive manual and access to a full audio recording of a Level 1 training.
$1645 Save $110 by paying in full by 30 April 2019
You may sign up with a $500 deposit , and make progress payments. This will be clear as you go through the checkout.
Please ensure that you finalise payment prior to the end of the Early Bird period in order to ensure the Early Bird price. Your registration is not final until full payment has been made.
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If you have previously done the level 1 training you may audit this training (attend and participate fully as a trainee) for $660. This fee does not include a new copy of the manual. If you would like a new manual this needs to be organised directly with the IRI office and there is a charge of USD$100.
Need help? Please call us on +61 8 8352 7823 or email email@example.com. Office hours are part time: 2 to 5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 20 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Nondual wisdom. She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher since 1996.
She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her teachings of Yoga, Somatic body awareness and meditation at her yoga studio “Prema Yoga” on the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.
In 2007, Richard Miller, her spiritual mentor, brought to Fuyuko a deeper understanding of living life in a non dual way. From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings has sprung forth. She teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.
“Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota brings her rich, varied, and decades of experience as both a student and teacher immersed in the various paths of yoga (karma, bhakti, hatha, raja, Jñâna), to the offerings she shares with students, including group and private classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings. She has dedicated her life to service, and to offering in-depth teachings that are informed by the eastern and western nondual wisdom traditions of self-inquiry and meditation.
I deeply respect Fuyuko for how she integrates her grounded presence and deep passion for truth, beauty, love and community when teaching yoga and iRest meditation practices. I thoroughly enjoy working with Fuyuko in the various responsibilities she’s involved in at the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) including her role as 1) an iRest Trainer, 2) Certified iRest Teacher, and 3) iRest Supervisor for students fulfilling their iRest Certification.
I am deeply grateful for Fuyuko’s ability to bring these precious nondual teachings forward into the world. I hope you take advantage of sharing time with Fuyuko in her upcoming offerings.”
President, Integrative Restoration Institute
Developer of iRest Yoga Nidra
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Friday evening only, Wednesday morning only as follows:
5.00 to 8.30pm (Registration 5 to 5.45pm)
8.30am - 6.15pm
8.30am - 6.00pm
8.30am - 1.00pm
Yoga Spirit Studios
194 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA
Cancellations before 5 May 2019 will receive a refund less a $350 cancellation fee. There are no guaranteed refunds for cancellations after 5 May 2019. Such a policy is due to the commitments that must be made in order to make this event possible. If the event is fully subscribed and we are able to fill your place from a waitlist, then we may offer you a refund less $350 cancellation fee.
If we need to cancel the training for any reason you will receive a full refund of any fees paid.
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You must be in attendance for the whole training to receive your certificate of attendance for
Level 1 training, which entitles you to move on to Level 2 and Teacher Certification program. Please arrange your schedule and travel to ensure your full attendance.
"Thank you with all my heart! iRest Yoga Nidra training was one of the most profoundly life changing teachings I have ever experienced. From both a personal and professional point of view it rocked my world! My wish is for everyone, everywhere to have access to this work ... it is that good!"
Dr Lauren Tober, Clinical Psychologist, now Certified iRest teacher
"After 35+ years of yoga/meditation teaching it was a thrill to learn more about this beautiful and effective approach to the traditional practice of Yoga Nidra. As a teacher and therapist I am always keen to further my knowledge and skills and undertaking both level 1 and level 2 (and now currently undertaking level 3/certification) has provided a quantum leap in what I can offer students and clients. This leap however comes from more than just the 'knowledge' gained. It comes from a most remarkable deepening and enriching of my own personal meditation, which the regular practice of iRest has unfolded and which informs my work with students and clients.
iRest for me is not only something to be practiced. It is like an upgrading of the software of my life and has been instrumental in helping me to be more at home with myself at all levels of being."
Leigh Blashki, founder of the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy, past president of Yoga Australia, now Certified iRest teacher
iRest Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past thirty years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for modern lives. Yoga Journal has named Richard Miller in the top 25 most influential yoga teachers worldwide.