iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher Training Information

Anyone can learn to teach iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation!  In five days, you can learn this life-changing skill that can transform lives, including your own.  

The Level 1 training is designed to provide teachers with the history, basic principles, practice, theory and delivery of iRest. Taking a Level 1 course allows teachers to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into their professional teaching, clinical practice, and their personal life. iRest was designed for use in various settings that include, physical therapy, social work, yoga environments, alternative or integrative medical practices, in-job trainings, job resiliency programs, clinical and medical settings, and massage therapy.

Level 1 Teacher Trainings teach students the iRest Yoga Nidra principles in conjunction with in-depth east-west developmental and psycho/physical practices. Interactive dialogue, group practices, one-on-one deliveries of iRest, and your own personal experience of deep rest and relaxation are all part of the program.

To learn more about the Level 1 iRest Trainings and Retreats Molly facilitates, visit her calendar here.

LEVEL I TRAINING DESCRIPTION

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

HOW IT WORKS

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.

I use iRest to manage the daily pain caused by migraines and to find peace in the midst of stress and anxiety. – Nicole, Working Parent 

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, 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. 

“iRest is a profound tool which can enhance any therapy. My hope is that anyone struggling with his or her own life challenges, or searching for deeper meaning to life, will have the same opportunity to experience this life-giving practice as I have.” — Michael, Cancer Survivor 

SCHEDULE

Five-Day Training- Daily schedule depends upon location.

ABOUT IRI

To find out more about the Integrative Restoration Institute, please visit irest.us.

REQUIRED reading and listening:

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:

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

CEUs: Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

*The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) (www.spiritualcompetency.com ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs from California for programs from American Psychological Association approved CE providers. LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health Counselors from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 11909) to sponsor continuing education for Registered Nurses (RN). RNs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. IRI is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California. 

AUDITING

If you have previously completed an iRest Level I teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, $100 manual fee paid to IRI if needed)

  • "During meditation, I felt like I couldn’t move my arms or legs at all, but I remembered what you said about staying in my Inner Resource, my safe place, so I stayed comfortable there. I felt very peaceful and didn’t feel pain in my body at all. I felt free from my body and I wondered where that was because I’m never free from pain. And then I remembered what you said, that we’re in our true nature and I realized it is the place where I am free from suffering for real."

    Jim, Korea Veteran
  • "As a holistic psychotherapist, I have studied Yoga Nidra for many years. Naturally, I’ve listened to many different versions of this ancient, healing practice. Molly’s is one of my favorites. I use it regularly and recommend it to all my patients. It’s excellent for post-traumatic growth, insomnia, anxiety, relaxation, addiction recovery, and for people who think they can’t meditate." 

    Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM, LMHC Holistic Psychotherapist
  • “Instead of listening to someone else, you can actually listen to yourself [during meditation]. Instead of constantly eliminating errors in my thinking, I naturally am finding that there is already a better way of being inside myself.”

    Peter, Vietnam Veteran
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