With great joy, we offer this training in Denmark for the first time, in collaboration with Restful Being, UK.
Yoga nidra is a transformative state of deep relaxation and one of the fastest-growing yoga practices in the world today. Though its roots lay in thousands of years of philosophies and practices, iRest (‘integrative restoration’) Yoga Nidra carefully and purposefully applies them to our modern-day outlooks and needs.
iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. It was developed by Dr. Richard Miller, a spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. It is practised and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a wide range of settings, including health centres, schools, community centres, yoga studios, correctional facilities and military hospitals.
Based on current studies with iRest in the military, the Defense Centers of Excellence has approved iRest as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine warranting continuing research for its use in the treatment of PTSD. In addition, the U.S. Army Surgeon General has has listed Yoga Nidra (based on research with iRest) as a Tier 1 approach for addressing Pain Management in Military Care. iRest has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The iRest Level 1 Training suits those looking to enhance their personal meditation practice and those looking to include a new offering into their professional work. You begin the training with an in-depth understanding of the history and theory of iRest, specifically the evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use for different psycho-physical issues and populations, iRest within the context of meditation, the teacher-student relationship, and the Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest.
Senior teacher James Reeves from UK. James Reeves studied under Dr. Richard Miller to become the first teacher to bring iRest training to Europe. Today, Restful Being offers the only iRest Yoga Nidra training in the UK. Our programmes are undertaken by yoga teachers and therapists from other disciplines as well as individuals
Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra training is a five-day intensive course comprising theory, practice and discussion. It will provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest and allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice. This series of techniques are designed to help you meet and greet each moment of your life with a sense of equanimity and balance.
The course will provide an understanding of:
- The historical context and path of meditation in which iRest is embedded
- The Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest
- The evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use with different psycho-physical issues and populations
- iRest within the context of meditation
- The teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations
- The Ten Steps of iRest
- How to use iRest for your personal practice
- How to teach iRest to groups and individuals
- The training provides the opportunity to participate in group lectures and peer discussion groups, and to receive and participate in multiple iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions.
AFTERWARDS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
Upon graduation, you can begin delivering iRest in public and professional settings and use the title “iRest Level 1 Teacher” in advertising, promotional materials, and official channels. You will also be listed on the iRest website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher and can post your personal profile allowing people who are seeking iRest group or individual sessions to find you as a qualified provider.
Upon completion of the iRest Level 1 Training, to support your continued education and personal growth, you may audit any future iRest Level 1 Training at a reduced cost and utilize private mentoring from iRest Institute Certified Mentors. You will also have access to the iRest Teachers Resource Page and have the ability to join the iRest Teachers Community Network (TCN) – a membership program designed to support the development and professional success of iRest teachers while nurturing and connecting our rich and growing community.