with Richard Miller, PhD, C-IAYT, ERYT-500


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This retreat is being livestreamed using Zoom.



We often hail healthcare workers as “superheroes”—a fitting compliment in light of their daily feats on the job. Wonder powers aside, doctors, nurses, therapists, and other health pros are as mortal as the rest of us, in crucial need of care even as they devote themselves to supporting others. To help meet this need, iRest Institute has developed a new course specifically for medical and mental health professionals to tend their own well-being. 

An evidence-based program with potential to powerfully transform the human mind, iRest Meditation encourages brain plasticity in the areas of sensory, motor, limbic, and prefrontal cortical functioning. Its protocols, developed by Dr. Richard Miller, are in use worldwide by special populations including military and veterans, survivors of human trafficking, the homeless, incarcerated persons, those struggling with addiction, and others. 

Participants can expect to gain lifelong skills to reduce stress, build resilience, and foster well-being in their own lives. As well, they will learn ways to potentially incorporate these teachings into their own practice to better help patients and clients. Dr. Richard Miller will be accompanied by guest speaker Dr. John Patterson, a family medicine doctor based in Lexington, Kentucky, with more than two decades of experience. Learn more about Dr. Patterson’s approach here.

To view the CME Course Description, please click here.

*Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for physicians (MDs & DOs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for psychologists (PSY), marriage and family therapists (MFTs), social workers (LCSWs), and registered nurses (RNs).

To register for Continuing Education (CE) credits, please click here.

To register for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please click here.



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Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Integrative Restoration Institute Richard Miller, PhD, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Among his mentors were Jean Klein, T.K.V. Desikachar and Stephen Chang. Richard is the founding president and CEO of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT.

He is also a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology and a senior advisor for the Baumann Foundation for the study of Awareness and its impact on well-being. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a research consultant studying the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol that he has developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest, a modern adaptation of the ancient nondual meditation practice of Yoga Nidra) researching its efficacy on health, healing and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, college students, children, seniors, the homeless, the incarcerated, and people experiencing issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chemical dependency, chronic pain, and related disorders. In addition to his research and writing projects, Richard lectures and leads trainings and retreats internationally.

Please read the interview with Richard: http://www.sutrajournal.com/interview-with-dr-richard-miller

"You are love itself." —Nisargadatta


This retreat is being livestreamed using Zoom.

The Zoom online platform is a robust and dependable online meeting platform. Below are some of tutorials for using the platform we have found useful. Please also review http://support.zoom.us for more information. 



1. Join a Meeting - https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg
2. Joining and Configuring Audio and Video - https://youtu.be/HqncX7RE0wM

Technology Requirements

To enable an interactive experience, our online courses use video conferencing. To participate in these courses, you will need access to the following::

  • a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities;

  • a high-speed internet connection (tablets, phones, and Chromebooks are not recommended due to a reduced participant and group experience);

  • Zoom (free video conference application).



This program offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations. Designed for medical practitioners and healthcare professionals (Physicians, NPs, PAs, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors) involved in practice and education. No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is welcomed. 



Mindfulness Knowledge and Skills

  • Establish a direct, first hand, experience of mindfulness

  • Cultivate mindfulness through silence, conversation and dialogue

  • Establish an experiential understanding our capacity to deliberately cultivate concentration 

Focused Attention

  • Focus and sustain attention on a single object

  • Focus and sustain attention on changing objects

  • Apply and enhance the capacity to pause or stop

  • Demonstrate an increased ability to recognize mind wandering and to redirect attention

Situational Awareness

  • Explore new approaches to meeting challenging situations

  • Improve ability to step back, listen and be present to self and others

  • Demonstrate the ability to be aware of multiple aspects of present moment experience

Compassion and Resiliency

  • Observe and investigate the dynamic interplay of fear/constriction and vulnerability/openness 

  • Recognize the therapeutic power of the heart through kindness, self-compassion practices

  • Report how Mindfulness-based practices can help us better care for ourselves and others with evidence-based research

  • Utilize mindfulness practices and  as a method for developing resilience

  • Describe the signs and consequences of burnout

  • Discuss warning signs of accumulating stress and apply mindfulness practices to manage them more effectively

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