Tue 5 - Sun 10 February 2019 | 6 Day Training

iRest® Teacher Training Level 1

With James Reeves

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.

iRest is an accessible and easy to use meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognising their innate wholeness and underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.

Research has shown that iRest effectively supports health and healing across a broad range of populations, including those experiencing PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

In the 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, and effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of practitioners who are teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospitals, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.
  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as an iRest Level 1 Teacher.
  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network (TCN)” for further personal and professional support.
  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

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.

Dates  5-10 February 2019

Tuesday: 14.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 8.45 – 18.00 (1.25 break)
Thursday: 8.45 – 18.00 (1.25 break)
Friday: 8.45 – 18.00 (1.25 break)
Saturday: 8.30 – 18.00 (1.25 break)
Sunday: 8.30 – 12.30

Price €1200 | €1100 (Early Bird if paid before 1 Dec)

Includes a comprehensive manual and a Level 1 Training audio download.

Location Sint Janshovenstraat 1, Utrecht

If you have previously completed an iRest Level 1 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of €700 (manual not included) Please contact Marjolein ( to register as an auditing participant. Space for auditing participants is limited and only offered if space allows. 

This event is full with a wait list. Place yourself on the wait list below. 

The details

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 PTSD – (Mp3)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra – (6CD Set)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller​  or  iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys – (CD or Mp3)
Resting in Stillness – (CD or Mp3)

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



Wait List

Please be aware of the Cancellation Policy for this training
60+ days out 100% refund
31-59 days out refund minus €350 administrative fee
Less than 31 days out – no refund

About the teacher

James Reeves

is one of Europe’s leading yoga nidra experts. He specialises in iRest (‘Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra having studied extensively with the protocol’s founder, Richard C. Miller, PhD. James was responsible for bringing iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training to Europe in 2014 and is the Integrative Restoration Institute’s Director of Europe. James has been a practising yoga teacher since 2005 after completing his first teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Centre in Kerala, India. He qualified as a Structural Yoga Therapist after training with Mukunda Stiles in 2006 and has since continued to study with countless leading teachers of hatha yoga, yoga nidra and meditation from all over the world.

As well as running his own regular yoga classes, workshops and retreats combining hatha yoga, yoga nidra, philosophy and meditation, James works one-one with clients who are recovering from birth trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse and depression, for example, as well as injury and other physical ailments, and even pre award ceremony nerves at the Oscars for one of his more high-profile clients. He teaches yoga nidra at triyoga London and regularly guest-teaches elsewhere within yoga studios and therapeutic and corporate settings across Europe. James is also a regular teacher on Ekhart Yoga Online. Whether running a workshop, delivering a programme of video classes or teaching privately, James is always focused on helping us to live the essence of our true nature: welcoming, open, spacious and free from judgment and conditioning.

“James’ heartfelt gentleness and masterful wisdom shine through in his teachings. His expertise lies in his ability to light the path for others to find their own way.”
– Richard Miller, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Author, Researcher and Yogic Scholar

“James took me on a journey where I was able to uncover parts of myself I hadn’t even been aware of and the change in my thought patterns and behaviour and the way I see myself since returning home has been huge.”
– Natalie Edwards, Coach & Mentor

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