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About the workshop

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 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.

In the 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 iRest Institute website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher.
  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network (TCN)” for further personal and professional support.
  • Be recommended by 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.


Tuesday – 6:00pm-8:30pm  (Registration – 5:00-6:00PM)
Wednesday – Saturday  – 8:30am-6:00pm
Sunday – 8:30am-12:30pm


$1495 Early Bird through April 23rd ($1595 thereafter)

Includes a comprehensive manual and a Level 1 Training audio download.

Early Bird rate must be paid in full by April 23rd. If you would like to set up a payment plan for the Early Bird rate, please email Training must be paid in full at the time of enrollment starting April 24th.

Early Bird Flow Yoga Members Pricing: Receive 10% of the total price of the training. $1435 if enrolled and paid in full by April 23rd. Email to set this up.

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 Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being (6CD Set)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6CD Set)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (CD or Mp3) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (CD or Mp3)
Resting in Stillness (CD or Mp3)

Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level 1 and 2 iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here

Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here

ABOUT iRest Institute

To find out more about iRest Institute, please visit


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

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. 

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. 

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

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact the iRest Institute at For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at


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 IRI if needed) Please contact Stephanie at Flow Yoga ( to register as an auditing participant.


Requests for refunds based on cancellations received 2 months prior to the event will receive a refund in full less the $350 administration fee.

There will be no refund for cancellations received less than two months prior to the event. However, if the event is fully subscribed and there is a waiting list of applicants, we will attempt to fill the vacancy caused by the cancellation. If we are successful in filling the vacancy, then a full refund less the $350 administration fee will be available. Refunds based upon filling a vacancy caused by cancellation are granted at the sole discretion of Flow Yoga and iRest.

We will offer compassionate refunds in the event of a life-threatening or disabling illness or accident for an enrolled student. The definition of family or household will include spouses, children, partners/significant others, parents, step-parents, and in-laws. Students seeking a compassionate refund are required to supply a written justification, medical, or other documentation. Compassionate refunds will be subject to an admin fee of $350 and payment to Flow Yoga of all expenses already incurred that cannot be recovered. Please send requests for refunds to Flow Yoga as soon as possible. All refunds will be at the discretion of Flow Yoga.


Stephanie Lopez

Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT, is the Senior Director, Senior iRest® Trainer and Retreat Leader for the iRest Institute. Stephanie is a skillful and authentic teacher who brings the ancient yogic teachings to life. With a deeply embodied understanding of meditation, she holds space for students to awaken to their Essential Nature. Stephanie’s offerings are informed by 25 years of immersion in the nondual teachings of yoga. As a psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and meditation teacher she bridges eastern wisdom with western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation. Stephanie’s compassionate presence, depth of knowledge, and ease of being create a welcoming space for insightful learning. She leads retreats and trainings internationally with a focus on living an authentic and awakened life. Learn more at

June 23, 2020 to June 28, 2020
Members: $1495
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