"Rest, Play, Love"
iRest® Immersion July 16 -18, 2021
Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club
By Senior Trainer/Retreat Leader
Host: Sandy Walker Yoga
"The body knows things about which the mind is ignorant" Jacques Lecoq
What if we could appropriately respond to each situation our life brings us instead of reacting from the conditioning of our past? Being well and having less stress can be a reality and not just a dream.
iRest teaches us to befriend ourselves so that we truly feel well and harmonious. During this immersion, you’ll learn the ancient wisdom that birthed iRest in 10 steps which are supported by clinical research showing their efficacy in supporting wellbeing.
Join iRest Director of Australasia Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota for a delightful heart and eye-opening experience of simply dropping in and listening to your body, breath, and mind. You’ll walk away with a sense of deep rest and light-hearted playfulness which will bring you joy, and help you return to your essential nature—love. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.
In this Immersion you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.
This iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.
About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & well-being in daily life.
Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:
- Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
- Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
- Foster well-being and resilience from stress & anxiety
- Experience BodySensing in movement
- Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxatio
- Learn to skilfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
- Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
- Awaken to your essential wholeness
This in-person Immersion is subject to social distancing restrictions allowing for the conduct of the Immersion. In the event we cannot meet in-person due to the pandemic, we will offer this as a livestream Immersion that you can participate in from home via Zoom. (It also may be that participants gather together at Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club and Fuyuko Toyota livestreams in). We will reach out to you accordingly and offer the option for a full refund (less bank processing fees) if we have to transition this event online. Thank you for your understanding.
Dates: Friday 16 July – Sunday 18 July 2021
Friday July 16:
9:00am – 12:00pm (3 hr); 1:30pm - 3:30pm (2 hr).
Saturday July 17:
9:00am – 12.00pm (3 hr); 1:30pm - 4:30pm (3 hr)
Sunday July 18:
9.00am – 1.00pm (4 hr)
Lunch hour Friday & Saturday: 1.5 hr
Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club
163 The Esplanade Scarborough, Western Australia
$395.00pp Early Bird (available until 16 June 2021)
$450.00pp (from 17 June)
A full refund one month prior to the event minus credit card processing fees.
About the Trainer Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota
Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 23 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Nondual wisdom. She has been teaching yoga since 1996 and is a certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT), senior Yoga Australia teacher and a certified Meditation Teacher (Association of Meditation Australia).
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.
Fuyuko teaches 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.
About the Venue
Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club is situated at 163 The Esplanade, Scarborough, a coastal suburb 20 minutes drive north west of the Perth CBD. It is situated right on the beach and within short walking distance of many food outlet and accommodation options.
Accommodation & Transport
Accommodation Options: Scarborough offers an extensive range of accommodation from backpacker hostels to serviced apartments and hotels.
Getting there & Parking Options: Visit https://www.mra.wa.gov.au/projects-and-places/scarborough/visiting-scarborough for all public transport, cycling and walking options to get to and from Scarborough as well as parking options if you are driving.