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2024 December iRest and Polyvagal Immersion with Stephanie Lopez ONLINE

2024 December iRest and Polyvagal Immersion with Stephanie Lopez ONLINE

Regular price $349.00 USD
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iRest Yoga Nidra & Polyvagal Theory: A Return to Regulation and Wholeness with Stephanie Lopez
December 5 - 8, 2024
Online via Zoom

iRest Immersions are in-depth workshops geared towards those who would like to learn the practices of iRest, examine specialized themes, and enjoy a balance of cognitive and experiential learning. In the iRest Yoga Nidra & Polyvagal Theory Immersion, you will learn and explore concepts from Polyvagal Theory and principles of iRest that you can immediately apply, both personally and professionally. Learn more about this event below.

Please note: By purchasing this event, you are confirming that you have read and agree with both the Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability and Ethics Agreement as seen below.

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About This Event


[Polyvagal Theory] is the science of feeling safe enough to fall in love with life and take the risks of living.” —Deb Dana, LCSW, master trainer and founding member of The Polyvagal Institute

Many of us lead busy lives saturated by deadlines, over-responsibility, chronic tension, and stress. Taking time to pause, look within, and reconnect with ourselves and what matters most is imperative to maintaining our health and wellbeing.

This weekend Immersion is a chance to step away from the hustle of the holiday season to nourish a sense of calm, clarity, and vitality. 

Polyvagal theory expands our understanding of the autonomic nervous system and its nuanced regulation of stress and rest throughout the body, mind, and senses. By exploring Polyvagal Theory and iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation you’ll learn to recognize the language of your nervous system and how it’s wired for connection. You’ll come to see how it keeps you safe, helps you navigate life’s ups and downs, and supports an interconnection with others and the world around you.

The weekend includes experiential and nourishing yoga nidra practices to balance and calm your nervous system which builds resilience, groundedness, and a sense of safety. 

You’ll practice co-meditation with a partner to build your capacity to rest in the ground of Being and experience co-regulation in action. 

You’ll learn concepts from polyvagal theory and principles of iRest that you can immediately apply, including: 

  • Learning accessible practices to support both co-regulation and self-regulation
  • Building an understanding of neuroception and vagal brake to support flexibility
  • Developing a vibrant inner resource to use as a ventral vagal anchor that fosters health and resilience from stress and anxiety
  • Working with effective tools to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
  • Supporting healthy rest and sleep
  • Learning how to slow down and reconnect with yourself
  • Awakening to your essential wholeness
  • Practicing BodySensing & BreathSensing for increased energy, vitality, and deep relaxation
  • Learning how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life

These teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, iRest teachers, and the general public.

Healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, and iRest teachers will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program to greatly benefit their clients, patients, or students.

All attendees will learn tools and practices to improve nervous system regulation and overall wellbeing in their daily lives. 

This Immersion satisfies the Certification short retreat requirement.

About iRest

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation protocol that enables you to deeply calm your nervous system and integrate difficult thoughts & emotions.It also serves as a portal for awakening to your Essential Nature. The practice offers a holistic, multi-dimensional understanding of our being that takes us to the very heart of yoga where we rediscover our innate wholeness and indestructible wellbeing. Practicing iRest enhances a sense of resilience and an intimate connection with ourselves, others, and the world.


Venue / Platform

Online via Zoom.

Dates / Schedule

Thursday-Sunday, December 5 - 8, 2024

This schedule is listed in US Pacific TimeFeel free to convert the schedule to your time zone by clicking here.

Thursday, December 5: 2:45 - 6:00 PM

Friday - Saturday, December 6 - December 7: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 8: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Early Bird Price: $349 USD (Available through November 5th, 2024)
Regular Price: $449 USD

Please read our attendance and cancellation policy before you register.

Please note: If you would prefer to pay the registration fee in installments, you may choose to pay using a third-party service called Shop Pay at checkout. Shop Pay is a separate entity from iRest Institute. If using, we recommend familiarizing yourself with Shop Pay's terms and fees to ensure the smoothest financing experience possible.



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Continuing Education (CE) Information

†21 Continuing Education (CE) credits are available through this Training.

A CE registration link will be available within your Participant Resources Portal. Keep your eye out for an email invitation to this portal.

Please read our Continuing Education Guidelines prior to registering for CE credits.

Waiver of Liability


Please read carefully and discuss questions or concerns by contacting us BEFORE signing.

I hereby agree to the following: 

I understand that I am participating in an event offered by the iRest Institute (hereinafter “Institute”) that offers yoga instruction and iRest. I recognize that yoga may require physical and mental exertion that can be strenuous, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.

 I understand that yoga and iRest programs may release strong emotions and I accept this possibility and the result of such emotional release.

I acknowledge that there are risks and dangers that cannot be eliminated in this type of event, and even if a risk or danger could have been eliminated, this does not always occur.

I understand and accept that at in person events physical contact between student and instructor may be necessary. I consent to such contact as is considered necessary by the Instructor.

I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in yoga, iRest and any other Institute programs. I will advise Institute instructors of any and all physical and emotional conditions that could be affected by yoga, iRest and Institute offerings.

I agree to follow instructions carefully and to immediately stop any activity that causes me any unacceptable discomfort, emotional distress or pain. I will report any discomfort, emotional distress or pain to the instructor as soon as possible during or at the end of the program.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in yoga and iRest programs with the Institute, I agree to assume full responsibility for all risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown that I might incur as a result of participating in such activities.

I understand that yoga and iRest may produce a deep state of relaxation that can continue for many hours after the program is complete. I acknowledge that I may need to refrain from driving a vehicle after a yoga or iRest session, until I feel capable of responding to the situations that may arise while driving.

I understand that if this event is being presented in an on-line format it may not allow the instructor to watch my movements or my posture.  I accept any additional risk that may be present because of the instructor being unable to correct any movement or behavior that I may be experiencing and I agree that I will stop any movement or activity that causes me pain or discomfort. 

I acknowledge that during my participation in this event I may be filmed and/or recorded and my image and/or voice may appear in one or more videos or recordings, being produced by Richard Miller or the Institute.  I further acknowledge that one or more of the videos and/or recordings in which my image and or/voice appears may be posted to the Institute’s website and may be shown at various Institute events to support initiatives of the Institute.   I consent to the Institute posting the videos and/or recordings, which contain my image and/or voice, on its website or using the videos and/or recordings at retreats, workshops, trainings and other events where they may feel it is appropriate to promote the Institute or for any other purpose. I am aware that the videos and/or recordings may be shared with and/or sold to various people within the Institute and/or with other people who are not part of the Institute for the purpose of soliciting donations for the Institute and for other purposes and I consent to such use of my image and voice in these videos and recordings.

I release the instructor, substitute instructors, assistants, facility,  Institute and its directors, officers, advisors and employees (referred to as ‘Providers’) from all actions, causes, claims, suits, damages and liabilities arising out of, or connected with, my participation in yoga, iRest and  Institute programs including, but not limited to, personal physical, mental or emotional injury, illness (including death) and/or loss of property. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the Providers.

I, my heirs, assigns, legal representatives and spouse, if any, forever release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue any of the Providers for any injuries or damages I may sustain.

I waive and release any rights I may have under California Civil Code §1542, which states as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, and that if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party “

I agree that this waiver will be interpreted, as broadly as allowed by law, and that if part of this waiver is deemed invalid then the balance shall remain in effect  

I further agree that this waiver and any subsequent claims or legal proceedings will be governed by the laws of the state of California.

I freely and voluntarily agree to these terms and conditions even though I would not be able to participate without signing this waiver.  I assert that my participation and signing is voluntary and that I assume all risks.


  • Do I need to attend each session? 
    No, attendance at each session is not mandatory. You may review any missed content by watching the session recordings. However, we encourage you to attend whenever possible.
  • Will recordings be available for me to watch later? 
    Yes, recordings will be available for 8 weeks after the conclusion of the event. Each session recording will be posted to this Participants Resources Portal within 24 hours of the end of the session. They are only available streaming online and cannot be downloaded.
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†CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The 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.
LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, 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.
SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact iRest Institute at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at

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