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2024 July Retreat with Richard Miller IN-PERSON

2024 July Retreat with Richard Miller IN-PERSON

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Living Nondual Essence: Coming Home to Ever-Present Ease and Well-Being 
July 8-14, 2024
San Rafael, CA

Nourish inner stillness and the recognition of Essence at all levels of the body, mind, and spirit in this special retreat with Richard Miller. Don’t miss this opportunity for transformational talks and practices, deep rest and a life-changing experience. Learn more about this retreat 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

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Retreat is our opportunity to recognize and revel in living Essence, our Essential Nature, the innate flame that lives within that can neither be dimmed nor extinguished. It simply needs to be recognized, embraced, and welcomed into our everyday existence.

Essence is the indescribable, indivisible reality that underlies everything, everyone, embraces all dualities, and expresses through our innate state of Awake Awareness, which remains pristine and undisturbed regardless of life’s twists and turns.

In a world filled with insecurity, uncertainty, and division, both within and around us, many yearn to connect to a rich resource of unbreakable peace and well-being. Retreat is our time to set aside day-to-day concerns and realize Essential Nature as the ever-present and unchanging equanimity it is—which enables us to meet life on its own terms with true ease.

Retreat entails practices that emphasize contemplative meditative self-inquiry where we set aside our tendencies to fix or dissolve our conditioned thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Instead, we recognize them as signposts, guiding us within where we've grown apart from ourselves, leading us back to our source Essence. Here we heal our inner fractures and reclaim our unbreakable wholeness as Essential Nature, in its everyday expressions of ease, being, and Awake nondual Awareness. From this realization, we can meet moments of uncertainty or insecurity with kindness, compassionate understanding, love, and actions that feel ‘right’ and harmonious.

Our Santa Sabina retreat takes you on an experiential journey through instructions that directly point to Essential Nature, and simple yet profound practices that enable you to shift out of conditioned thinking, beliefs, and emotions into the somatic realm of Essence. Here you move beyond subject-object duality and separation into directly experiencing your underlying Essential Nature. 

Practices include daily periods of: 

  • Breathwork and BodySensing Yoga
  • iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Talks by Richard on awakening and living nondual essence
  • Meditative contemplative self-inquiry
  • Plenty of time for Q&A

Each practice is designed to nourish inner stillness and the realization of Essence at all levels of the body, mind, and spirit.

During retreat we observe social silence between group gatherings. This provides the opportunity to deeply reflect and nourish connection to yourself and supports remembering and embodying Essence in every moment. Only this can lead to true and lasting transformation.

Teacher(s)

Venue / Platform

In-Person

Santa Sabina Retreat Center

25 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone: (415) 457-7727

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Dates / Schedule

Monday-Sunday, July 8-14, 2024

The exact program schedule to be announced.

Monday, July 8th: Afternoon arrival, evening program

Tuesday-Saturday, July 9th-13th: All day program

Sunday, July 14th: Morning program, optional lunch

This schedule is listed in US Pacific Time

Pricing

Fees include tuition and room/board.

Commuters: $2050 USD
Residential - Double Room: $2200 USD
Residential - Single Room: $2450 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.

Prerequisites

None.

Recommended and Required Reading

None.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Yoga CE credits may be available for Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT).

A simple certificate will be provided at the end of this event to be used to manually submit to these organizations for yoga CE credits.

CE credits are not available for clinical licenses, though individuals are welcome to inquire directly with the licensing board for eligibility.

Waiver of Liability

AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND 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.

Have any questions about attending this event? Contact events@irest.org.