iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training

with Fuyuko Toyota
18th – 23rd October 2024
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
Auckland, New Zealand Aotearoa

 

Places on this training are very limited to only 10 people maximum, providing a space which will be intimate and rich with support and attention. Stunning Palm Beach is such a beautiful location and environment to enhance our learning and integration process.

Do register soon if you are seriously interested in coming to the training. Neal Ghoshal, the host and an experienced and certified iRest teacher, will be assisting Fuyuko Toyota on this training.

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)
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

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.)

Tuition Cost

$1700 NZ Early Bird
This includes a comprehensive manual and a Level I Training audio download.

Regular pricing from 9th September is $2000. Full payment needs to be made by 9th September to qualify for the early bird pricing.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds are available, less a $350 admin fee before the end of 9th September 2024. 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.

Schedule

18th October (Fri), Registration from 5pm
6–8.30pm, Evening Session
19th-22nd October* (Sat-Tues) 8.30am – 6.30pm
23rd October (Wed) 8.30am – 12.30pm
Programme Completes
*daily 1½ hour lunch break, 12.30-2.00pm
(Schedule is subject to change)

Important Note:
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.

Our Venue For The Training

Friends Meeting House
(Quaker House)
70 Palm Road
Palm Beach
Waiheke Island
Auckland 1081
Map Here >>

Please see more details below re venue.

Food is not provided. There is a kitchen at the venue for our use, and also there is a cafe (Ardadia) and dairy (Palm Beach Store) about a 5-7 minute walk away.

Accommodation

There is some limited accommodation available at the venue, though please know this is very basic – like bunk rooms in a backpackers. While there are 10 bunk beds available, we are making 5 bunk beds available for hire so that it feels more spacious. These bunk rooms are made available at a $40pp per night (non-refundable), payable at the same time as payment is made for the training.

There is also one double bedroom available at $80 per night (non refundable). Again, the accommodation is basic.

There are toilets and showers of course at the venue.

We ask that you bring your own sheets and towels if using the accommodation at the venue.

More details about the venue are below >>

 

A variety of alternative lodging options (apartments, airbnb, etc) are available. Many are within walking distance. Google Search in Palm Beach, Waiheke. Start here:

airbnb.com
holidayhouses.co.nz
booking.com
expedia.co.nz

Banking Information

Account Name: iRest NZ
Kiwibank
38-9017-0639522-00

When depositing, please state your name as the reference, and advise your payment by an email to Una and Neal on info@yoganidra.nz.

Further Information

For any further information about this workshop, please feel welcome to contact us on info@yoganidra.nz, or call Neal Ghoshal 021 180 7867.

About Fuyuko

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.

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.
Richard Miller

Our Venue For The Training

Friends House
70 Palm Road
Palm Beach
Waiheke Island 1081
Auckland
Map Here >>

 

Friends House, Palm Beach, Waiheke

We are delighted to be having our iRest Level 1 Training back in New Zealand, and this time on Waiheke Island, at the Friends House (a Quaker Meeting House).

Friends House is a lovely, homely, simple space with a fully equipped kitchen, and some basic accommodation options available too (see below). It is also situated with fantastic views out onto Palm Beach and the Hauraki Gulf.

The beach itself is just a 2 minute walk away and being October, there will be times for swimming and enjoying the amazing location.

Parking is available on the Palm Road, down from the steep driveway that leads to Friends House.

A few minutes walk away there is a good cafe Arcadia and a dairy – Palm Beach Store, which also has some simple food options during the day, and then 5 minutes drive away the main Ostend supermarket and more shops etc. Palm Beach is training host Neal’s local area so please do be in touch with him if you have any questions regarding the venue or location.

Neal Ghoshal
021 180 7867
info@yoganidra.nz

Friends House, Waiheke
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island

Accommodation

There is some limited accommodation available at the venue, though please know this is very basic – like bunk rooms in a backpackers. While there are 10 bunk beds available, we are making 5 bunk beds available for hire so that it feels more spacious. These bunk rooms are made available at a $40pp per night (non-refundable), payable at the same time as payment is made for the training.

There is also one double bedroom available at $80 per night (non refundable). Again, the accommodation is basic.

We ask that you bring your own sheets and towels if using the accommodation at the venue.

There are toilets and showers of course at the venue, as well as fully equipped kitchen, with a fridge etc.

Please be mindful, respectful and kind with your fellow trainees as we share this training space and accommodation together.

 

A variety of alternative lodging options (apartments, airbnb, etc) are available. Many are within walking distance. Google Search in Palm Beach, Waiheke. Start here:

airbnb.com
holidayhouses.co.nz
booking.com
expedia.co.nz

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