iRest® Level I Yoga Nidra Meditation Training

with Fuyuko Toyota
BKC Center, Melbourne, Victoria
26th November – 1st December 2020

This event is now cancelled due to the situation with Covid and the restrictions in place.

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.

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 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 iRest Institute to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

Please note: 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.

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
To find out more about 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

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

Pricing Schedule:

Accommodation Options Tuition and Room & Board GST (10%) Total Cost
(incl GST)
A. Single Room and all meals 1495 + 800 229.50 2,524.50
B. Commuter Option
(all meals & facility usage, no room)
1495 + 350 184.50 2,029.50

The Early Bird finished on 30th September 2020
Cancellation fee is $350 until 30th September 2020, and after that, unless we can replace from a waitlist, there is no refund.

At this training, we only have a maximum of twenty-five (25) participants for providing a safe physical distancing under the current situation.

Training Fees (Including Tuition and Venue/Accommodation costs)

Early Bird – before 30th September 2020
Single Room Option – Total $2524.50 (incl. $229.50 GST): Tuition $1644.50 + Single Room with all meals $880.00
Commuting Option – Total $2,029.50 (incl. $184.50 GST):  Tuition $1644.50 + All meals &  venue use fee $385.00
Regular price: from 1st October 2020 onwards:
Single Room Option – Total $2634.50 (incl. $239.50 GST)Tuition $1754.50 + Single Room with all meals $880.00
Commuting Option – Total $2139.50 (incl. $194.50 GST):  Tuition $1754.50 + All meals &  venue use fee $385.00


  $500 to hold your spot upon registration and pay your balance by 30th September 2020.

(All amounts are in Australian dollars and incl GST)

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


At this training, we only have a maximum of twenty-five (25) participants for providing a safe physical distancing under the current situation.


Training Schedule

Nov 26th (Thu)
Registration 4 – 5 pm, Supper 5:15 – 5:45 pm
Training 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Nov 27th (Fri) to Nov 30th (Mon)
Training 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
(Lunch break 1.5 hours)
Dec 1st (Tue)
Training 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 flights to ensure your full attendance.

The Venue

BKC Center
83 Stotts Lane
Frankston South, VIC 3199, Australia
map here >>
The nearest airport is Melbourne

Banking Information

ANZ Bank
Ashmore City Shopping Ctr Branch,
206 Currumburra Rd
Ashmore City
QLD, 4214

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 use

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


If you have previously completed an iRest Level 1 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 + GST (manual not included, AUD$100 + GST manual fee paid to IRI if needed).

Please contact Fuyuko Toyota ( to register as an auditing participant.

About IRI

To find out more about the iRest® Institute, please visit

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Deposits and the training/course balance fees are non-refundable, except in the case of an enrolment application not being approved, or cancellation by Prema Yoga Studio or/and iRest Institute.

All course and event fees paid less the administration fee of AU$350.00 will be refunded if you withdraw before 30 September 2020.

If you have paid a deposit and the course or event is cancelled by Prema Yoga Studio or iRest Institute, you will receive a full refund of the deposit paid.

All fees paid, and AGREEMENTS TO PAY course or event fees, are non-refundable and non-cancellable within 48 hours prior to commencement or once the course or event has commenced.

In circumstances such as illness, personal difficulty or change of circumstances, payment may be refunded less of administration fee. Requests for such refund of payment are to be made in writing to Prema Yoga Studio, and decisions are subject to the discretion of Prema Yoga Studio.

Course dates and locations subject to change.

Prema Yoga Studio reserves the right to cancel any course, event, workshop or retreat due to extenuating circumstances. In the unlikely event that this occurs, a full refund of course and event fees paid (including deposit) will be returned to the participant. However, no responsibility will be accepted for any consequential loss in any circumstances. Where applicable, adequate TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

About Fuyuko Toyota

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 20 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Nondual wisdom. She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher since 1996.

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.

She teaches and hosts 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.

More about Fuyuko here >>

Fuyuko Endorsement from Richard Miller

Read Richard Miller’s Endorsement of Fuyuko Toyota

“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 …

Fuyuko Toyota

The Brahma Kumaris Centre

The Brahma Kumaris Centre is a beautiful retreat centre near Melbourne and the Centre provides a reflective environment. It is a place where one can detach from the daily pressures of life, re-energise the spirit, and reconnect with the spiritual self.

83-99 Stotts Lane, Frankston South
near Melbourne, Victoria, 3199, Australia
Website | Map
The nearest airport for local & international travel is Melbourne International

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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