iRest Yoga Nidra® Teacher Training, Level 1: 5-days

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Teaching iRest Yoga Nidra

Monday 10th – Friday 14th February
08:45 – 17:15 (16:00 finish on Friday)
with James Reeves

What are my options for booking the iRest Yoga Nidra® Teacher Training?

1. Pay upfront


2. Payment plan

Call us on 01908 566610


We’re delighted to welcome James Reeves back to Whitespace to teach this 5-day Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. Yoga Nidra is a transformative state of deep relaxation and one of the fastest-growing yoga practices in the world today.

Unique and life changing, the meditative practice of iRest Yoga Nidra enables profound insight and healing to take place. Developed by Richard Miller it has been substantiated by extensive and continuing research proving it can resolve trauma, pain, chemical dependency and stress, and increase general wellbeing.

This is your opportunity to be amongst the first teachers to offer this teaching in Europe, and to join a thriving community of iRest Yoga Nidra teachers around the world


The course will provide an understanding of:

  • The historical context and path of meditation in which iRest is embedded
  • The Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest
  • The evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use with different psycho-physical issues and populations
  • iRest within the context of meditation
  • The teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations
  • The Ten Steps of iRest
  • How to use iRest for your personal practice
  • How to teach iRest to groups and individuals

The training provides the opportunity to participate in group lectures and peer discussion groups, and to receive and participate in multiple iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions.


Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra training is a five-day immersion comprising theory, practice and discussion, suitable for anyone interested in deepening their own practice or working with yoga Nidra in a yogic or therapeutic setting. It will provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest and allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice.


Although the roots of Yoga Nidra lie in thousands of years of philosophies and practices, iRest (‘integrative restoration’) Yoga Nidra carefully and purposefully applies them to our modern-day outlooks and needs. The practice encompasses the teachings of mindfulness and then goes beyond, into the experience of dissolving one’s self – of being completely absorbed in the experience of yoga (meaning to feel interconnected and whole). iRest Yoga Nidra enables you to explore deep movements of meditation and skilfully enquire in to the structures of yourself, which can ultimately lead to profound insight and healing…

iRest Yoga Nidra was created by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). iRest Yoga Nidra is applied in settings not previously open to traditional yoga practices, such as in military and healthcare organizations, and is used globally by doctors, nurses, massage therapists, alternative therapists, psychoanalysts and psychologists.



FAQsWe totally understand that this journey requires a big commitment of time, money and energy, so we want to help you to make an informed decision. Our iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level 1 Frequently Asked Questions offers answers to some of our more frequent questions from students, we hope this covers everything you need to know. Do feel free to call us if you’d prefer to discuss any questions in person. 


This course is a welcome study immersion for new and established yoga teachers to refresh, renew and to deepen their practice and study of iRest Yoga Nidra. It’s also open to anybody with an interest in the path of meditation.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Booking Information

Book online today or give us a call on 01908 566610.
Spaces for this event are limited and so will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid. Bookings are all on a first come first served basis and confirmed upon payment.

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James Reeves

James Reeves

In 2001 James travelled to India where he had his first and profound experience of yoga. He returned to the country in 2004 to complete his teacher training and has been running his own yoga school ever since.

James has studied with a wide range of teachers, taking favourite insights and practices from the schools of Hatha, Tantra, Advaita Vedanta and Sankhya philosophy.
He has taken inspiration from Donna Farhi, Mukunda Stiles, Kali Ray and Rod Striker and while his teaching style is a blend of these influences (and more) James’ greatest inspiration has been the work of Richard Miller, PhD. Richard founded the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) in the US and established the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol, a system of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry.

James is currently the only IRI-sponsored teacher trainer in Europe. He has worked with organizations such as Oxford University, Oxfam and Khiron House Trauma Clinic, and even been jetted off to the Oscars (though not down the red carpet, sadly). James is also a regular teacher of online yoga classes at Ekhart Yoga.

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