Yoga Teachers

iRest for Yoga Teachers

Learn how to incorporate guided iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation into your classes

Why Learn iRest?

While yoga nidra is sometimes thought of as simply a form of relaxation, it is so much more. iRest is a modern, 10-step adaptation of the ancient practices of yoga nidra. It is a complete path of yogic meditation, encompassing your heart’s desire, intention, and inner resource (Sankalpa); body and breath sensing; awareness of emotions and beliefs; and recognizing yourself as an undivided expression of life, full of wonder and delight.

Learning and practicing iRest gives you foundational skills to deepen your understanding of yoga - to embody and live yoga fully every day. It helps you integrate simple, proven approaches for enhancing well-being and health into your current teaching with groups and/or individuals.

iRest is supported by scientific research showing its benefits for stress, sleep, chronic pain, trauma, mental health, and other conditions. That’s why iRest has been embraced in healthcare, military, corporate, homeless, prison, and other settings around the globe.

Open a whole new doorway to yoga.

Try a Quick iRest

iRest is typically taught as a guided meditation. Below you will find samples of iRest meditations you can listen to guided by Richard Miller, PhD, creator of iRest. These recordings are designed for everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike.

5 minute iRest practice for alleviating stress and anxiety
10 minute iRest practice for feeling at ease