Level 2  iRest® Yoga Nidra Training
In Person

4 – 8 September, 2024

with Fuyuko Toyota
at Prema Yoga Studio
Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia


At this training, exclusive opportunity limited to just 10 attendees. 
“Discover in a small-group setting designed for personalised learning!

iRest Level 2 Trainings are designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the principles underlying the theory, practice, and delivery of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, so that you can hone your delivery of iRest to groups and individuals, in both public and professional settings. You can enter into the iRest Teacher Certification process at any time after attending either the Level 1 or 2 iRest Training. Learn more about the Level 2 training below. 

Training Fees

Early Bird price: $1870*
(AUD$1700 + GST $170 = $1,870.00)
*Early Bird Price available through to 4th August, 2024

Regular price: $2200
AUD$2000 + GST $200 = $2,200

Pay $500 deposit to save your spot.

*All prices include GST and are in Australian dollars.

You can pay by Credit Card or Direct Transfer.
Includes a comprehensive manual and a Level 2 Training audio download.
The fees do not include accommodation or food.

Would you like to more deeply experience and embody the core of non-dual teachings?
Do you want to enhance your confidence and facilitation skills in leading iRest?
Is it time to better serve your clients/students and community?
The iRest Level 2 Training is your opportunity to:

  • Enhance your skills teaching to groups by learning to:
    • Teach an advanced practice of iRest Meditation and articulate its foundational principles
    • Study iRest as a trauma-informed practice
    • Customize iRest for specific needs and learn to create practices for sleep, stress, pain and more
    • Distinguish when, how and why to adjust the protocol
    • Interview groups and integrate their words into the practice a meaningful way
    • Expand your understanding of the neuroscience of iRest
    • Professionally prepare iRest classes, series, and workshops
  • Learn to better work with individuals by learning to:
    • Facilitate ‘stream entry’ co-meditation dyads with ease
    • Learn new skills in dyads and how to use them appropriately
    • Work with continuums of sensation, emotions, and beliefs
    • Appropriately incorporate the use of opposites, anthropomorphizing, voice dialogue and Awareness
    • Skillfully track responses and reactions
  • Delve into the philosophical perspectives that inform iRest, including:
    • The journey of awakening and the 38-step Map of Meditation
    • The six Koshas and what lies beyond
    • iRest as Mindfulness

In addition to learning new and expanded material, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest iRest research, receive updates to the 10-Step iRest Protocol, and benefit from the updated, expanded Level 2 Training Manual.

At iRest Institute, we’ve trained over a thousand Level 2 Teachers around the world and we’ve seen how successful they are at sharing iRest with diverse communities. The Level 2 iRest training is your opportunity to expand your understanding of iRest, and to become more confident, effective, and skillful as you bring the transformative practice of Rest to the world.

REQUIRED reading and listening:

Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (buy from Sounds True).

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:

Book | CD  The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to overcome trauma by iRest founder Richard Miller.

Buy from Booktopia Australia here. Buy from Amazon Australia here

*You can purchase 42 healing iRest Meditation by Richard Miller to accompany the above book only from iRest Institute here.

View the complete listing of upcoming iRest Trainings and Retreats >>

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level II Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

Retaking / Auditing (for further understanding and mastery of Level 1 Training)

If you have previously completed an iRest Level 2 teacher training you may retake this training at a cost of AUD $825 ($750 + GST) (manual not included, AUD$100 manual fee paid to iRest Institute if needed). Please contact events@premayoga.com.au to request.

ABOUT iRest Institute
To find out more about the Integrative Restoration Institute, please visit irest.org.


Check out these captivating “Video Testimonials” from Level 2 Training past participants here.

Another really remarkable learning experience! This training did an excellent job building on Level 1 in a way that is already taking both my personal and teaching practices to new levels.

Another “eye opening” level of iRest which has boosted my confidence in myself personally and in teaching this beautiful practice.

With the iRest training the focus isn’t on just learning a skill to use out in the world, but rather on helping us create a rich practice of our own that guides us in helping others to find the same thing for themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to be an iRest Level 1 Teacher to do this training?

Yes, our Level 1 Teacher Training is a requirement. While there is no suggested time frame recommended between Level 1 and Level 2, we hope that following your Level 1, you’ve been able to teach group practices and/or dyads in a variety of settings. Gaining experience in teaching groups and offering dyads will enhance your learning as a Level 2 participant because you will have direct and informed questions based on your ground of experience.

Can I take this training if I’m not currently teaching?

Yes, as long as you’ve completed our Level 1 Teacher Training and ideally have some teaching experience. Or, you’re interested in deepening your personal practice and exploration of nondual philosophy.

I haven’t perfected everything from the Level 1 Training, can I still take this advanced training?

Learning is an iterative process. We offer a supportive and dynamic learning environment. If you have a clear understanding of the basics of the iRest Protocol, and some teaching experience, please join us.

I only use iRest tools in one-on-one settings, will this training be valuable for me?

Absolutely, this training will evolve and improve your facilitation of co-meditation dyads.

Is the history and philosophy religious or dogmatic in nature?

No, as you learned in Level 1, iRest supports first-hand experiential understanding, pointing each individual within. The teachings fully support this approach.

Continuing Professional Development Points

Approximately 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits are available through this Training.

The iRest Level 2 Training hours count as CPD’s for Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, International Association of Yoga Therapy and Meditation Australia. Psychologists may also use their Level 2 training hours for their CPD points.

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

Meditation Australia

iRest training is registered with Meditation Association of Australia (https://meditationaustralia.org.au).

Becoming a Certified iRest Teacher meets all the requirements to achieve full membership and be listed as a Meditation Australia Registered Meditation Teacher. iRest Level 1 and Level 2 Teachers are eligible for provisional membership in the Association of Meditation Australia, a distinguished organization representing meditation teachers.



Training Schedule

4th Sep (Wed):
Registration at 8 am
Program 8.30am – 6pm

5th Sep (Thu) – 7th Sep (Sat):
Program 8.30am – 6pm

8th Sep (Sun):
Program 8.30am – 5pm

There will be a 90 minutes lunch; 12.30-2pm
*Schedule subject to change.

Important Note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level II Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

Banking Information

ANZ Bank

BSB 014526
Account Number: 392625797
Account Name: Prema Yoga Studio

If transferring from overseas use

When you pay by EFT, state your name as the reference and advise your payment by an email to events@premayoga.com.au. Your place is not confirmed until we receive your full payment.

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Condition Click Here
Fuyuko Toyota, iRest Teacher Trainer
Training Venue at Prema Yoga Studio 
2 Butterfly Court, Benowa
Gold Coast City, Queensland 4217, Australia
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About Fuyuko Toyota

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 30 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.

Testimonials for Fuyuko

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 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.

Dr Richard Miller
Founder of the iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation
Read Richard Miller’s full endorsement of Fuyuko >>

Fuyuko Toyota is a gift to this world!

She is an exemplar of living an ethical, caring life, showering love, compassion and kindness on those she teaches and guides. Through her many years of immersion in the spiritual life, including a decade of sincere study of iRest from Dr. Richard Miller, Fuyuko displays an authenticity of both humanness and quiet, modest awakening, that touches her students, colleagues and friends.

If you have an opportunity to attend a retreat of training with Fuyuko – take it!

Leigh Blashki
Founder AIYT, past-president Yoga Australia, Certified iRest Teacher
Read the full testimonial >>

Stephanie Lopez

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a living embodiment of iRest® Yoga Nidra. Having studied non-dual wisdom teachings, yoga, and meditation for over 30 years she brings forward the essence of this life-affirming practice. Fuyuko teaches with clarity, ease, and sincerity. I most highly recommend her training as an opportunity to study iRest in her loving presence and skilful mastery of this transformational practice.

Stephanie Lopez, L.I.S.W.-S., C-IAYT, is the Senior Advisor of Philosophy & Learning, and Senior iRest Trainer for iRest Institute. As a Gestalt psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and certified yoga therapist she bridges eastern wisdom with western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation.

Stephanie also serves as the Vice-Chair on the Certification Committee for IAYT helping to promote standards and credentialing for the yoga therapy field. She has presented meditation at Google, Spotify, and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

She is a contributing author of “Yoga Nidra Meditations” and “Practice: Wisdom from the Downward Dog.”

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