Covid-19 Notice

Due to continued uncertainty about the opening of State and International borders, this training has tentatively been rescheduled to May 2022. Exact dates and registration will be available in the first half of 2021.

iRest® Level 1 Training

with Fuyuko Toyota


Fuyuko Toyota


Exact dates and registration will be available in the first half of 2021.

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

How it Works

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 recognizing 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.

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.

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, hospices, 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 (TCN)” for further personal and professional support.

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

Level 1 Training Schedule

Dates: Tuesday 4 May 2021 (evening only) – Sunday 9 May 2021 (half day)


Tuesday evening:

4:30 – 5:30 pm Registration

6.00 – 8.30pm Introduction & Practice

Wednesday - Saturday:




(Schedule is subject to change)


AUD$1,495 Earlybird through to March 4 2021, AUD$1,595 thereafter. No GST for this event.

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

Cancellations before March 4 2021 will receive a refund less an AUD$350 cancellation fee. No refunds are available after March 4 2021 unless we are able to fill your place from the wait-list. If we are able to fill your spot, you'll receive a refund less an AUD $350 admin fee.

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 the iRest® Institute

To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit


Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, IAYT, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals:

Approximately 30 CPD hours

These points are recognised by Yoga Australia.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) CPD Points

For those of you who attend iRest Level 1 training and who are psychologists, the APS provides the following information regarding CPD points:

“Registered psychologists are required to complete a set number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours as a requirement of ongoing registration. There is no accreditation or approval process for CPD for psychologists, but rather individual psychologists must be able to justify selection of particular CPD according to their individual learning needs.”

Therefore, if you can justify the counting of iRest training towards your continuing professional development as a psychologist (which doesn’t seem difficult given the research about its application and effectiveness for mental health and well being), then you may claim the hours!”

– Dr Emma Spiel: the Victorian Coordinator and Deputy Convener of the National Committee for the APS Psychology and Yoga Interest Group (dated 3 July 2015)

For participants from the USA:

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state or province licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. iRest Institute is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact the iRest Institute at For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at


If you have previously completed an iRest Level 1 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of AUD$600 (manual not included, USD$100 manual fee paid to IRI if needed) Please contact Sandy Walker at to register as an auditing participant.

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.

Richard Miller’s Endorsement of Fuyuko Toyota

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota brings her rich, varied, and decades of experience as both a student and teacher immersed in the various paths of yoga (karma, bhakti, hatha, raja, Jnana), to the offerings she shares with students, including group and private classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings. She has dedicated her life to service, and to offering in-depth teachings that are informed by the eastern and western nondual wisdom traditions of self-inquiry and meditation. 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.

I thoroughly enjoy working with Fuyuko in the various responsibilities she’s involved in at the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) including her role as 1) an iRest Trainer, 2) Certified iRest Teacher, and 3) iRest Supervisor for students fulfilling their iRest Certification.

I am deeply grateful for Fuyuko’s ability to bring these precious nondual teachings forward into the world. I hope you take advantage of sharing time with Fuyuko in her upcoming offerings.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

President, Integrative Restoration Institute Developer of iRest Yoga Nidra

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

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