iRest® Level 1 Training

with Fuyuko Toyota

13 – 18 May 2023

The Golden Nugget Room, Gloucester Park

3 Nelson Cr, East Perth, Western Australia


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What does an iRest Teacher Training entail?

It’s a 5-day practical and experiential program that teaches the research-backed 10-Step iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation protocol. The iRest Level 1 Teacher Training offers you all of the tools and experience required to deeply enrich your personal practice and teach the fundamentals of iRest to others.
This training is dedicated time to embark on a journey to discover your unwavering inner resource of wellbeing and unlock simple and profound tools that transform how you meet yourself, navigate life and learn to support others to do the same.

Is this training right for me?

Yes! If you’re looking for a transformative experience and in-depth exploration into the origin, evolution, and practical application of this secular meditation practice. It’s something that anyone can do and everyone can benefit from.


Our students usually fall into three categories:

The self-practitioners:

People from all over the world who are seeking authentic connection, relief from inner turmoil, or are simply curious about meditation as a tool for self-inquiry.

The 1-on-1 practitioners:

Yoga therapists, psychologists, clinicians, and practitioners of the healing arts looking to learn new skills and incorporate this complementary practice into their toolbox.

The group facilitators:

Professionals looking to teach iRest to people in general settings like yoga classes and more specialized treatment facilities such as rehabilitation centres.

What will I learn?

How to better understand your thoughts, emotions, and difficult experiences so that you can use them as messengers toward inner freedom and renewed ease.

How to move beyond attachment and identification with your body, mind, and experiences to uncover feelings of peace, wholeness and authenticity.

How to apply the 10-step iRest protocol in your own life and deliver it as an offering to individuals and groups.

By the end of the training, you’ll be confident and competent in your personal practice and ability to guide and teach others.


Students have shared that this training has been one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need prior experience?
No prior experience in meditation or yoga is necessary.


Is this religious or traditional?
No. iRest is intentionally designed as an inclusive secular protocol.


Can I take this training if I’m struggling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression?
Absolutely. iRest is beneficial for everyone and our teachers are trained to hold a safe and supportive environment for you.


What does the research say?
iRest is effective in reducing feelings of stress, worry, and depression. It brings calm and ease, improves sleep, and reduces trauma-related symptoms. You can read the specific research papers here.

Please note:

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

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Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 22 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Non-dual wisdom. She is a certified Senior Hatha Yoga teacher (Yoga Australia) and Yoga Therapist (IAYT) as well as a registered 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 awakening. From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings is her recognised Dharma.


She teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Asian countries. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers. Please visit her website: or write to

Required/Recommended Reading and Listening

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 Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being (6CD Set)

Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6CD Set)

iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (CD or Mp3) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (CD or Mp3)

Resting in Stillness (CD or Mp3)


Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level 1 and 2 iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here >>

Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here >>

ABOUT iRest Institute

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Continuing Professional Development Points

The iRest Level 1 Training hours count as CPD’s for IYTA, Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia. Psychologists can also use their Level 1 training hours for their CPD points.

Meditation Australia

iRest training is registered with Meditation Australia ( and becoming a Certified iRest Teacher meets all the requirements to achieve full Membership and be to be listed as a Meditation Australia Registered Meditation Teacher. 


Certified iRest teachers can enjoy:

  • A streamlined Meditation Australia membership approval by virtue of completing this registered program
  • Listing on the Meditation Australia registered teachers’ pages
  • Regular newsletters and updates
  • The right to use the Meditation Australia Registered Teacher service mark

On completion of Level 1 iRest training, you will be eligible to join Meditation Australia as a provisional member. See more information here (

Training Fees

All prices are in Australian dollars
Early Bird

Full payment for EB rate must be made by 13 April 2023

A $500 AUD deposit secures your spot.

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

The fees do not include accommodation or food.

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Regular Price

from 14 April 2023 - All balances are payable by 5 May '23

A $500 AUD deposit secures your spot.

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

The fees do not include accommodation or food.

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Training Schedule

13th May (Saturday)
Registration at 2.00pm
Programme 2.30pm – 5.30pm


14th May (Sunday) to 17th May (Wednesday)
Programme 8.30am – 6.00pm
Lunch Breaks 12.30pm – 2.00pm


18th May (Thursday)
Programme 8.30 am – 12.30 pm


Important Note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level I Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and you must attend all training sessions. Please arrange your schedule and travel to ensure your full attendance.

The Venue

The Golden Nugget Room,
Gloucester Park, 3 Nelson Cres, East Perth
Western Australia

Location: Gloucester Park is located on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth in close proximity to the Perth CBD. The Golden Nugget Room where the training will be held features floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of the Swan River and Optus Stadium. It is located on the first floor of building No.1 shown in the map below and is accessible by stairs and lift.


Parking: Free parking is available for Level 1 Training participants on-site. Further information will be provided upon registration.


Public Transport: Transperth offer various travel options to and from Gloucester Park including the free RED CAT Bus Services plus their standard Rail and Bus services.

Checkout the Transperth transport options below to plan your journey.

Banking Information

Commonwealth Bank of Australia


BSB: 036237
Account Number: 225210
Account Name: Sandra Walker


If transferring from overseas use
SWIFT Code: WPACAU25 (note, if your bank requires 11 characters use code WPACAU25XXX)


When depositing, either state your name or mobile phone number as the reference and advise your payment by email to


Your place is not confirmed until we receive your full payment.


Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Policy >>


Please contact Sandy Walker

About IRI

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