iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training
with Fuyuko Toyota
20-25th March 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the upcoming Level 1 Training is to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus – Covid-19 virus situation.
New border controls mean that every person coming into New Zealand will need to self-isolate for 14 days. This, of course, makes it impossible for Fuyuko Toyota to come from Australia and teach us here.
If you have registered for this training we have emailed you with further details so do please check your inbox.
We wish everyone to be well and to stay healthy and at ease.
What is iRest Yoga Nidra and How Does It Work?
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.
In this 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 yet effectively in group and individual settings.
Following the Level 1 Training, you will:
Join a global community of teachers teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.
Be able to list yourself on the iRest Institute website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher.
Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network” for further personal and professional support.
Be recommended by the iRest Institute to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.
Please note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a iRest Level 1 Teacher 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 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)
About the iRest Institute
To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit irest.org
CPDs (Continuing Professional Development)
Approximately 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is available for members of Yoga Australia/NZ and Yoga Alliance.
(For US participants approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, IAYT, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.)
If you have previously completed an iRest Level 1 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, USD$100 manual fee paid to the iRest Institute if needed).
Please select the Auditing option when completing the booking form to register as an auditing participant.
This includes a comprehensive manual and a Level I Training audio download.
Refunds are available, less a $350 admin fee before the end of 20th January 2020. No refunds are available after that date, unless we are able to fill your place from the wait-list. If we are able to fill your spot, you’ll receive a refund less a $350 admin fee.
20th March (Fri), Registration from 5pm
6.15 – 8.30pm, Evening Session
21st-24th March* (Sat-Tues) 8.30am – 6.30pm
25th March (Wed) 8.30am – 12.30pm
*daily 1½ hour lunch break, 12.30-2.00pm
(Schedule is subject to change)
You must be in attendance for the whole training if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for the Level 1 training, which permits you to move on to the Level 2 and Teacher Certification® program level. Please arrange your schedule and flights to ensure your full attendance.
Account Name: iRest NZ
When depositing, please state your name as the reference, and advise your payment by an email to Una and Neal on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any further information about this workshop, please feel welcome to contact us on email@example.com, or call Neal Ghoshal 021 180 7867.
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 nondual 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 and New Zealand. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.
There is some free parking on the surrounding streets. Please do give yourself ample time to drive, park and get to the hall at least 15 minutes before the start of the day’s sessions.
There is some limited free parking at the venue (the sign says Permit Holders Only, but we have been told that this is not enforced in any way). Please note though that we cannot take any responsibility for parking issues and can only offer these suggestions.
The map offers an idea of the public parking available around the venue.