iRest® Level 1 Training

5 Day Training
with Fuyuko Toyota

with Fuyuko Toyota
20-25th March 2020
Taitamariki Hall, Takapuna
Auckland, New Zealand
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Neal Ghoshal is delighted to host iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training in March 2020.

What is iRest Yoga Nidra and How Does It Work?

Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller PhD, iRest Yoga Nidra meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.

iRest is an accessible meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing the underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.

Due to its effectiveness and ease of use, iRest has proven to effectively support the healing process across a broad range of populations, including those with PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

In this Level 1 Training, you will learn:

  • The core principles and practice of iRest meditation.

  • How to use iRest for your personal practice.

  • How to teach and deliver iRest simply yet effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of teachers teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.

  • Be able to list yourself on the iRest Institute website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher.

  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network” for further personal and professional support.

  • Be recommended by the iRest Institute to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

Please note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a iRest Level 1 Teacher you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

Required Reading and Listening:

Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).

Recommended Reading and Listening:

iRest Program for Healing PTSD – Book
iRest Program for Healing Meditations with Richard Miller (audio recordings)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6-volume audio recording)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (audio recording) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (audio recording)
Resting in Stillness (audio recording)

Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level I and II iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here
Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here

About the iRest Institute

To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit

CPDs (Continuing Professional Development)

Approximately 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is available for members of Yoga Australia/NZ and Yoga Alliance.

(For US participants approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, IAYT, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.)


If you have previously completed an iRest Level 1 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, USD$100 manual fee paid to the iRest Institute if needed).

Please select the Auditing option when completing the booking form to register as an auditing participant.

Tuition Cost

$1495 NZ Early Bird til 20th January 2020
$1595 from 21st January
This includes a comprehensive manual and a Level I Training audio download.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds are available, less a $350 admin fee before the end of 20th January 2020. No refunds are available after that date, unless we are able to fill your place from the waitlist.


20th March (Fri), Registration from 5pm
6.15 – 8.30pm, Evening Session
21st-24th March* (Sat-Tues) 8.30am – 6.30pm
25th March (Wed) 8.30am – 12.30pm
Program Completes
*daily 1½ hour lunch break, 12.30-2.00pm
(Schedule is subject to change)

Important Note:
You must be in attendance for the whole training if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for the Level 1 training, which permits you to move on to the Level 2 and Teacher Certification® program level. Please arrange your schedule and flights to ensure your full attendance.

Our Venue For The Training

Taitamariki Hall
Auburn Street Reserve
Takapuna, Auckland
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Please see more details below re parking.
Accommodation and food is not provided.


A variety of lodging options (apartments, hotels, etc) are available. Many are within walking distance. Google Search in Takapuna, North Shore area. Start here:

Further Information

For any further information about this workshop, please feel welcome to contact us on, or call Neal Ghoshal 021 180 7867.

About Fuyuko

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 20 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Nondual wisdom. She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher since 1996.

She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her teachings of Yoga, Somatic body awareness and meditation at her yoga studio “Prema Yoga” on the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.

In 2007, Richard Miller, her spiritual mentor, brought to Fuyuko a deeper understanding of living life in a nondual way.  From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings has sprung forth.

She teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia and New Zealand. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.

I deeply respect Fuyuko for how she integrates her grounded presence and deep passion for truth, beauty, love and community when teaching yoga and iRest meditation practices.
Richard Miller

Our Venue For The Training

Taitamariki Hall
Auburn Street Reserve
Takapuna, Auckland
Map Here >>



There is some free parking on the surrounding streets. Please do give yourself ample time to drive, park and get to the hall at least 15 minutes before the start of the day’s sessions.

There is some limited free parking at the venue (the sign says Permit Holders Only, but we have been told that this is not enforced in any way). Please note though that we cannot take any responsibility for parking issues and can only offer these suggestions.

The map offers an idea of the public parking available around the venue.

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