iRest® Level I Yoga Nidra Meditation Training

with Robin Carnes and Fuyuko Toyota
Broadbeach, Gold Coast
27th July – 1st August 2018

This training is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Anticipate a dynamic learning environment that includes in-depth interactive dialogue and experiential sessions.

This Level I training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest. This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice. The protocol has been designed for use in various settings that include a personal practice, yoga environments, physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical and medical settings, alternative or integrative medical practices as well as in-job training and job resiliency programs.

More About Level 1 Training >>

Note: Level I Training is a prerequisite for Level II

Read Samantha Kinkaid’s Report on Level 1 and 2 iRest Trainings >>

Continuing Education Credits

With this training you are eligible for approximately 32 Continuing Education (CE) hours* will be available for Yoga Australia, IYTA and Yoga Alliance.

For Australian Psychologist CPD, please click here >>

About Fuyuko Toyota

Fuyuko Toyota is a certified iRest Yoga Nidra® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor / Mentor. She has been supporting iRest Institute as Director of Australasia. For the past 22 years, she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Non-Dual wisdom. She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and a certified Yoga Therapist.

She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her daily living and teachings of Yoga, somatic body awareness and meditation at her Yoga studio, Prema Yoga Studio, 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 Non-Dual way. From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment, and Stillness, a heartfelt calling to share these precious teachings has been manifesting.

She teaches and hosts iRest training and retreats in Australia. She has been assisting iRest training internationally for Richard Miller and other senior trainers as well.

Fuyuko Toyota
Read Richard Miller’s Endorsement of Fuyuko Toyota

Richard Miller's Endorsement“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.”

About Robin Carnes
MBA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500  

Robin Carnes is a pioneer in bringing evidence-based yoga and meditation practice into mainstream settings such as the US Department of Defense, veterans organizations, corporations and universities.

From 2006-2012, Robin was yoga and iRest meditation instructor for an acute PTSD program at Walter Reed Medical Center. Out of this work, she co-founded Warriors at Ease, which has trained 700+ yoga teachers to teach safely and effectively in military communities. 

Robin’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Huffington Post, and Army Magazine, as well as the award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue America’s Healthcare. 

In 2013, Robin was honored by the Smithsonian Institution for her pioneering work in bringing yoga to military communities. Robin is a Senior iRest teacher and trainer. 

Fuyuko Toyota

Tuition Fee

Price $1755  incl GST 

Deposit:  $500 to hold your spot upon registration and pay your balance by 15th July 2018. (The Early Bird price ended on 30 April 2018).

(All amounts are in Australian dollars and incl GST)

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

Training Schedule

Fri, 27th July
Registration 5:00 – 5:45 pm
6:00 – 8.30pm program

Sat-Tue, 28th -31st July
8:30am – 6pm program

Wed, 1st August
8.30am -1pm program

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 flights to ensure your full attendance.

The Venue

Albert Waterways Community Centre
61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters,
Queensland, Australia
See Map Here   
The nearest airport: Gold Coast Airport

About Accommodation

There are many different types of accommodation nearby so please do your own research to find the suitable lodging. Check for accommodation in or near Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Also, consider searching Airbnb for suitable accommodation.

The closest to the venue is 3-star accommodation: 
Jadon Place. here:

Banking Information

ANZ Bank
Benowa Gardens S/C Branch
Cnr. Ashmore & Benowa Rds, Benowa
Qld 4217, Australia

BSB 0 1 4 – 5 2 6
Account Number: 3 9 2 6 2 5 7 9 7
Account Name: Prema Yoga Studio

If transferring from overseas us:

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

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Fee: $350   Refunds are available, less cancellation fee before 10th June 2018. No refunds are available after that date unless we can fill your place from the wait list.


If you have previously completed an iRest Level I teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of AU$600 + GST (manual not included, $100 +GST manual fee if you need).

Please contact the host on to register as an auditing participant.

About IRI

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A wonderful first training. Ingredients of Hakomi Psychotherapy and also going beyond that. A deep meditative approach, empowering, and stilling simultaneously. What amazed me was the immediate safety that was created – although participants didn’t know each other there just seemed to be a platform from which to go into deep places.

I experienced a holding of space and truthful being emanating from Fuyuko, the trainer, and the assistants. Modelling and signalling of what can be. I have been to many psychotherapy trainings and didn’t expect such deep work from a “yoga” training. Truly amazing and as I continue to puzzle, I also feel myself living into the answers to my puzzles.

My curiosity is awakened and I will take this journey to a next step.

Level 1 Participant, Sydney, 2017

“It is like an upgrading of the software of my life and has been instrumental in helping me to be more at home with myself at all levels of being.”

After 35+ years of yoga/meditation teaching it was a thrill to experience and learn more about this beautiful and effective approach to the traditional practice of Yoga Nidra. As a teacher and therapist I am always keen to further my knowledge and skills and undertaking both level 1 and level 2 training (and now currently undertaking level 3/certification) has provided a quantum leap in what I can offer students and clients. This leap however comes from more than just the ‘knowledge’ gained. It also comes from a most remarkable deepening and enriching of my own personal meditation, which the regular practice of iRest has unfolded and which informs my work with students and clients.

Leigh Blashki, Melbourne

President, Yoga Australia

The IRest Level 1 training with Fuyuko gave me all the ingredients needed to feel confident to teach the protocol to individuals and groups.

Level 1 Participant, Gold Coast, September 2016

I found the course completely life changing in the sense that our issues can be addressed by diving straight in. No waiting for day 3 for example to build up some knowledge first.

I enjoyed everything that I learned and will be practicing and sharing this straight away.

Level 1 Participant, Gold Coast, September 2016

This training surpassed my expectations and my expectations were high! I had read some of Richard Miller’s books and listened to his Irest practices. This training really helped me to understand this wonderful practice by ‘ diving in’.

Fuyuko – you are truly inspiring and to the wonderful assistants that were so supportive I thank you.

Level 1 Sydney Training Participant  B

iRest is a profound tool which can enhance any therapy. My hope is that anyone struggling with his or her own life challenges, or searching for deeper meaning to life, will have the same opportunity to experience this life-giving practice as I have.

Michael, Cancer Survivor

I can highly recommend the iRest Level 1 training to anyone who wishes for deep personal growth as well as a professional development activity for clinical psychologists. I am deeply grateful for this course.

Level 1 Participant, Gold Coast, September 2016

The teaching was very valuable, even more profound than expected. It was a delight to be trained by Fuyuko, who was very knowledgeable and likeable.

I would recommend this training to those with an interest in yoga, meditation and psychology. Thank you to the capable staff for a life changing 6 days!

Level 1 Participant, Gold Coast, September 2016

What a wonderful experience filled with moments of awe. Coming home. Finally – that’s why moments. And the journey continues … Thank you.

Level 1 Participant, Gold Coast, September 2016

Attending the iRest® Level 1 training has been transformational. An unlocking and entering into an inner world of peaceful curiosity I had only ever dreamed of. The team of expert teachers held the space of learning and opening, professionally and safely, with unconditional love and non-judgment of what was arising. A life-changing experience.

Lucie McIntosh, Level 1 New Zealand, Feb 2017

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