iRest Yoga Nid
ra and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute
November 14 – 15, 2015
Princeton Yoga is honored to welcome native Princetonian and world renowned Richard Miller to the center.
Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, researcher, yogic scholar, and spiritual teacher who has devoted his life to integrating Eastern and Western traditions of awakening and psychology. He is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a senior advisor for the Baumann Foundation, and co-founder and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Richard has authored Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga (Sounds True) and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: Yoga Nidra Meditation for Deep Relaxation and Overcoming Trauma (New Harbinger, Winter 2014).
Richard conducts trainings and retreats internationally and engages in research on the iRest Yoga Nidra meditation protocol he has developed for health, healing, and awakening. Princeton Yoga is excited to host Richard Miller for this weekend of workshops at our center.
Each of Richard’s three workshops is designed to introduce you to a tapestry of tools that you can easily interweave into your personal and professional life, interpersonal relationships, daily activities, and practices of yoga and meditation.
Suitable for all levels of practice as well as ideal for yoga teachers and health professionals. All are welcome! CEUs/CEs available.
The Art and Science of iRest Yoga Nidra
Saturday, November 14, 2015: 10:30 to 1:30 pm
Join Richard Miller as he shares the art, science, research and teachings that underlie iRest® Yoga Nidra, an evidence-based, transformative and comprehensive practice of meditation for health, healing, and self-realization. iRest is a research-proven program that is being used to nourish well-being, resiliency and deep relaxation, relieve stress, restore vibrant health, sound sleep, heal physical and mental issues, and awaken you to your underlying interconnectedness with all of life. Based on research, the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers of Excellence have recognized iRest as a complimentary program for healing chronic pain and PTSD in active duty military and veteran settings. During this workshop you will learn and practice the ten-step protocol that forms the foundation of iRest Yoga Nidra.
This workshop is a great way to meet Richard Miller and get a basic insight into the depths of Richard’s teachings. This workshop can be taken independently, but also forms as a foundational course for the two workshops that follow.
Mindful Movement, Stillness in Action: Asana-Based BodySensing
Saturday, November 14, 2015: 2:30 to 5:30 pm
“Give yourself to the one who already owns your breath and moments.” —Rumi
True meditation entails awakening to and living your enlightened nature in the midst of your everyday life and movements. Join Richard as he shares the ancient nondual yogic teachings through experiential periods that interweave the direct experience of our essential nature as being-awareness into extended periods of BodySensing Hatha Yoga Asana, BreathSensing Pranayama and guided yoga nidra meditation. This is a rarely taught form of yoga that is derived from the ancient tantric teachings of Samkhya-Patañjali, Advaita, and the unqualified nondualism of Kashmir yoga.
This workshop can be taken independently, but also forms an essential building block of the three-part series offered here by Richard.
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation: Living Free and Whole
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 9:30 to 12:30 pm
Join Richard Miller for this exquisite journey into yoga nidra as an ancient form of yogic self-inquiry and meditation that entails awakening to your essential nature as being-awareness in the midst of your everyday life. This workshop reveals the ancient nondual map of meditation that underlies the teachings of iRest Yoga Nidra, which incorporates the mindful teachings of Samkhya, Patañjali, Advaita, and Unqualified Nondualism. iRest meditation invites you to awaken to your essential nature of being, awareness and what lies beyond, that is undeniable and ever-present, spacious, perfect, complete and always whole, and which underlies all of life. iRest meditation welcomes you to meet yourself at all levels of your body, mind and spirit, and experience your underlying interconnectedness with yourself, and all of life.
This workshop can be taken independently, but forms a deepening and culmination in the three-part series offered here by Richard.
Weekend (all 3 workshops): $210/$195 if pre-registered by 10/14/15
Individual Workshops: $75
PCYH Teachers and SEVA’s: Additional $20 off entire weekend if paid by 9/14/2015
CEUs for Yoga Teachers and
CEs for Psy, LCSW, RN, MFT
This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order, when you book your slot._
Health Professionals (Psy, LCSW, RN, MFT):
Approximately 3, 6 or 9 CEs, Continuing Education (CE) hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN. Pre-registration through IRI required here. Professionals will need to sign in/out and fill out a post-workshop evaluation in order to qualify for CEs.
*The Spiritual Competency Resource Center 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 and MFTs 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).
Meet Richard Miller
In 1983, after decades of searching, Richard met his spiritual mentor, Jean Klein, who introduced him to the direct realization of the nondual teachings as exemplified in the paths of Yoga, Advaita, Kashmir Tantra, Taoism, and Dzogchen. Richard now shares this realization and its integration in daily living through meditative self-inquiry, iRest® Yoga Nidra, tantric-informed movement and breathing, and the nondual presence of being and awareness. Trained as a clinical psychologist, researcher, yogic scholar and teacher, Richard is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. He teaches internationally and serves as a consultant researching the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol he’s developed, studying its efficacy on health, healing, wellness, and awakening. Richard is author of Yoga Nidra (Sounds True), and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD (New Harbinger).
Quote by Stephen Cope:
“An encounter with meditation teacher Richard Miller is an encounter you don’t forget. Richard is one of this generation’s most important teachers of nondual wisdom. He reminds us that in our true nature we are already free, enlightened, and awake, and that in any moment we can savor Divine presence.” —Stephen Cope
Quote by a student of Richard’s
“Richard’s teachings are like being handed a “hot fudge sundae with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry—slowly enjoying every spoonful and finding God at the bottom of the bowl.” —Michael Fraser
Quote by Richard
“We meet in the celebration of awareness. Here, all movements of mind, body, senses, and world are recognized as direct pointers that reveal our inherent nature, the mystery that underlies all of life, brings an end to suffering, and awakens us to lasting peace.” —Richard Miller