iRest Yoga Nidra Foundations of Meditation with Richard Miller
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About the Event
Join Richard Miller for this in-depth iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Workshop where you will learn core principles and practices of iRest Yoga Nidra as an ancient form of nondual yogic meditation and experience the variety of ways you can use iRest in meditation and in your everyday world.
Waking In: Foundations of Meditation is part 1 of a three-part series on experiencing, learning, and practicing the art and science of meditation that is being presented at Samadhi Center by Richard Miller. (Part 2: ‘Intermediate and Advanced Stages of Meditation: Waking Up’, and Part 3: ‘Integration of Meditation as a Way of Life: Awakening Down and Out’ will be offered at Samadhi Center in later workshops.)
This Foundations of Meditation Workshop is open to everyone: both newcomers to meditation, and experienced iRest and meditation practitioners alike who wish to experience the fullness that iRest Meditation has to offer for health and healing and awakening to our underlying undivided wholeness of being.
Secular in its practice, iRest Meditation incorporates ancient wisdom teachings that draw from Sāṁkhya, Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra, Advaita Nondualism, and Śaiva Unqualified Nondual Tantra, among other eastern and western approaches to contemplative meditation. iRest offers Direct Path teachings for awakening to your Essential Nature: that which is always whole and healthy and is never in need of healing. iRest also offers Progressive Path teachings that address what is in need of healing within the body and mind that give rise to dissatisfaction and suffering.
iRest Meditation is presented through a combination of lecture, guided meditations, and Q&A sessions. Easily integrated into your personal life, everyone can benefit from iRest. It teaches underlying principles that enhance the understanding and practice of your own philosophical, religious, or spiritual orientation. And it reveals how to integrate the practices into your client, student, interpersonal, and relationship and work-related settings with individuals and groups.
This iRest Yoga Nidra Workshop fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.
About iRest Yoga Nidra
Accessible and Effective, iRest has been proven through research to enhance wellness, resiliency, and well-being, while supporting healing and well-being across a broad range of issues, including PTSD, pain, insomnia, stress, depression and anxiety. The iRest Program supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing, and spiritual awakening, assisting practitioners to resolve issues, stressors and traumas by tapping into their innate unchanging, unbreakable well-being that resides within all of us. iRest has been endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary approach and is currently being used in VA and DOD settings, as well as hospitals, clinics and private settings worldwide.
Learning Objective include:
Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
Practice Body- and BreathSensing for resiliency, energy and relaxation
Experience your inner resource that underlies healing and awakening
Utilize the power of 'opposites' to potentiate healing and awakening
Foster well-being and resiliency from stress, anxiety, and insomnia
Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
Learn the neuroscientific research underlying iRest Meditation
Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
Awaken to your essential wholeness
Richard C. Miller, PhD, C-iRest, ERYT500 is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher who, for the past 49 years, has devoted his life to integrating the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, Buddhism and modern Western psychology. Richard is the founding president of the iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding editor of the peer reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and the co-founding past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a consultant researching the meditation protocol he’s developed, Integrative Restoration - iRest, researching its efficacy on health, healing and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, survivors of human trafficking, youth, seniors, the homeless, and the incarcerated; with issues including PTSD, traumatic brain injury, pain, sleep disorders, and chemical dependency. Richard leads iRest trainings and spiritual retreats internationally. www.irest.org.
Investment: $350, or $295 early bird