Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra Meditation (Review)

Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra Meditation is a world-embracing practice that is designed to promote vibrant health, healing, and resilience at all levels of body, mind, and spirit.

Do you ever feel so exhausted that you just can’t handle one more thing? Or maybe there are a million things you wish you could do, but your body is in so much pain that it feels like life is going by without you.

New studies come out every day telling us how lonely, overworked, stressed out, and exhausted we are. There is another set of studies that tell us how much we need to meditate, get better sleep, and relax.

So here’s my question to you:

You know that you are supposed to be taking care of yourself. So why is it so hard? Why are we not taking enough care of our health and well-being, when it should be our topmost priority?

Somewhere I feel knowledge alone isn’t enough – Reading a dozen books on meditation or watching videos on meditation helps to a certain extent however when it comes to making meditation a daily habit, the majority of people struggle and give up.

We need a solid practice that is accessible, restorative, and ignites complete inner transformation. There is something incredibly powerful about encountering just the right meditation practice at just the right time.

In this post, I am going to share with you Richard Miller’s new 8-week course – iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion in which you will discover a powerful, science-backed technique for accessing deeper states of healing, rest, and well-being.

Meet Your Guides

You have two very renowned individuals as teachers, who are going to support you and be with you in the 8-week online course. Let me introduce them to you.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller Ph.D. is a spiritual teacher, yogic scholar, and clinical psychologist who has devoted 46 years to integrating Western psychology and neuroscience with the Eastern nondual wisdom teachings of yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, and the Judeo-Christian traditions.

Stephanie Lopez

The developer of the research-based Integrative Restoration iRest Meditation program, Richard is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute and author of iRest Meditation, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga. Richard leads retreats and training internationally, emphasizing enlightened living in daily life.

Alongside Richard, Stephanie Lopez will teach many of the lessons in this program. Stephanie is Senior Director, and a senior iRest trainer and retreat leader for the iRest Institute. She also serves as a research consultant, studying the benefits of iRest meditation on issues such as PTS, insomnia, chronic pain, and resilience.

Stephanie’s offerings are informed by 25 years of immersion in nondual teachings. As a psychotherapist, yoga therapist, and meditation teacher, she bridges Eastern wisdom with Western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation.

What Will You Learn In This Course

As you go through the 8-Week course you will discover the core principles and the foundations for iRest – The yoga roots from which it emerged and the research supporting the effectiveness. As you complete this course you will know everything from creating your practice and integrating the same in your daily life.

Week One: Align With Your Intentions

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 1

In the first week, you will be introduced to the foundation and history of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. You will learn the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and how it can be adapted to modern life.

In this module, you will learn:

  • The 10 step iRest protocol, experience a complete guided practice.
  • Discover your intentions to guide you on and off the mat.
  • Understand the ancient practice and build a strong foundation for a powerful practice.
  • Studies that demonstrate inspiring results with chronic pain, sleep, PTS, depression, anxiety, cancer, fertility, and much more.

Week Two: Welcome Everything as a Messenger

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 2

Did you know that every thought, feeling, emotion whether joyful or sorrow has a hidden message in for you? You will know these hidden messages only when you welcome everything that life brings to your table. In this module, you will learn how Yoga Nidra helps you to be on the path to welcome everything that life has to offer and uncover your innate clarity, right action, and peace of mind.

In this module, you will learn:

  • Learn the art of “Welcoming” by understanding the four essential movements.
  • Discover a time-tested map of the meditative journey, drawn from ancient yoga and Advaita wisdom.
  • Nondualism, witness consciousness, and iRest Yoga Nidra as a path to awakening.
  • Body sensing – Discover the power of working with the homunculus, a map of our motor-sensory experiences.

Week Three: Creating a Personal Yoga Nidra Practice

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 3

As you enter week three, you will learn how to establish a 10 Step iRest protocol to meet your unique needs at any given moment. You will also learn how to integrate your practice to support your everyday life. You will begin to develop greater intimacy with your body as you start to understand the 5 Koshas (this term is used to describe metaphorical layers within the human body) of your subtle body.

In this module, you will learn:

  • Discover various ways you can engage with iRest on the mat and in your daily life.
  • Activate your Inner Resource, your unshakeable sense of well-being.
  • Discover powerful techniques for working with the breath and sound.
  • A guided practice to engage with the pranamaya kosha, your body of breath and energy.

Week Four: Learn to Work with Difficult Emotions

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 4

From this week onward you will put the Yoga Nidra practice to test. You will learn to engage with emotions, feelings, and sensations that arise during your meditation practice. The practices in this week will help you access your native intelligence and inborn ability to respond appropriately to every circumstance/situation in your life.

In this module, you will learn:

  • Meet, greet, welcome, and engage all that arises in your consciousness during meditation.
  • Understand how to rely on your Inner Resource for the strength and stability to meet all that arises.
  • Welcoming Opposites – a powerful practice for working with difficult feelings and sensations.
  • A guided practice to work with the manomaya kosha, the realm of the mind, and emotions.

Week Five: Reset Your Nervous System

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 5

In this week you will learn how Yoga Nidra practice helps in healing various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that a present in the body and mind. How the iRest meditation aids the body and mind to a natural state of functioning. You will understand how powerful these practices are and help in identifying tendencies that might otherwise impede the healing process.

In this module, you will learn:

  • To navigate different states of consciousness in sleeping and waking states.
  • What happens to your brain and nervous system during meditation, and how does this affect your life?
  • Move from your default network (think stress and negativity bias) to the present-centered network (embrace insight, spaciousness, and resilience).
  • A guided practice to explore your body’s intelligence and your ability to sense and trust your intuition.

Week Six: Open to Joy and Well-Being, No Matter Your CircumstancesRichard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 6

In week six we turn to your body of joy, well-being, and bliss. By this point, you have moved through layers of your subtle body to experience anadamaya kosha (the innermost sheath), the body of innate and essential joy. In this session, you will explore the way imagery can direct you back to your essential nature and find that resilience, creativity naturally flows forth.

In this module, you will learn:

  • How aligning with true joy rewires your brain and nervous system.
  • To inquire who this witness is, this ‘I’ that you take yourself to be is a pure “Being” is everywhere and infinitely expanded.
  • A complete guided practice to move through all the koshas thus far and into your essential, joyful nature.

Week Seven: Awakening to Your Full Human PotentialRichard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 7

You now enter the final stages of the course. At this stage, you uncover the underlying mystery that has given birth to the entire cosmos. The practices which you have studied in the previous weeks will support embodying your full potential as an individuated human being, as well as recognizing your non-separateness with all of the life.

In this module, you will learn:

  • The five qualities of your essential nature – spacious, timeless, perfect, complete, and whole.
  • Bring your practice into the world – what does waking up mean for your daily life? your relationships? your purpose?
  • Engage with the asmitāmaya kosha, dissolving all separation of the self and the world.
  • A guided practice to integrate everything you’ve learned in the service of awakening.

Week Eight: Living Life as an Authentic Human BeingRichard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Week 8

In the final week of this intensive course, your personal journey begins. The principles, practices learned during this course will help you effortlessly live as an authentic human being during everyday life. In this final session, you will integrate all that you have studied so far and discovered way’s to customize practice and embark on your Yoga Nidra journey.

In this module, you will learn:

  • Bring everything together with a full 10-step iRest practice.
  • Enter sahaj – your natural, revelatory state of being and awareness.
  • How moving through each kosha reveals your true essence.
  • Move from striving and anticipation to know that there is nowhere to go – your awake nature is already within.

What Will You Receive In This Course

1. Complete Online Video Curriculum

You will receive a new lesson with Richard Miller and his teaching partner, Stephanie Lopez, each week. Each lesson includes multiple high-definition videos, information-packed teaching sessions, and full guided practices.

2. Study Guide and Workbook

Included with your course is a digital workbook to facilitate your learning. Here you will find supplemental handouts, journaling prompts, practice ideas, and additional recommended reading.

3. Guided Meditations and Practices

Every session includes one or more guided iRest Yoga Nidra practices. Each practice will take you into deeper levels of relaxation and awareness, and you’ll be able to revisit them whenever you would like.

4. Bonus Gifts (Limited Period)

Richard has recorded two exclusive 25-minute bonus meditations just for this course: “Being Peace While Navigating Oceans of Change” and “Yoga of Sleep and Dream.”

5. Lifetime Access

The entire course is yours to keep forever. You’ll have lifetime access to the online course, as well as the ability to download course content to your own device. Listen to your favorite practices anywhere and anytime.

PLUS, you can earn Continuing Education credits, AND this program also satisfies the short retreat requirement for iRest Certification.

How Much Does This Course Cost

Richard Miller's Yoga Nidra - Cost

As I write this post, this course is available at a deep discounted one-time price of $297. The original price of this program is $397, so take advantage of this promotional offer till the time it is available.

They also have an installment option (for a limited time only), wherein you can access this program by paying 3 monthly installments of $99 only.

If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, simply return it for a full refund for up to one year. With 100% Money Back Guarantee there is nothing to lose.

Final Thoughts

The practice of Yoga Nidra leads to sweeping changes within the mind and body, as well as in all your interpersonal relationships. Yoga Nidra is hot hypnosis, but rather the deepest and most profound natural state of meditation. It is a simple to learn, easy to practice tool that you can use throughout your lifetime.

So enroll today and recognize your unshakable inner goodness, the true essence, and awaken to a greater spiritual connection with Richard Miller’s 8-week course iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion. Wishing you all the very best, feel free to post your questions in the comments.

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16 thoughts on “Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra Meditation (Review)”

  1. Hi Satish,

    I do agree that we should be taking care of ourselves, and taking a course like this could help loads to people that feel overworked and/or stressed.

    The benefits of Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra Meditation sound great, and I feel like there are people within my family that would definitely appreciate this article and this program, so I’ll make sure to pass this onto them.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Joseph,

      Indeed…Self Care is of utmost importance. Richard Miller has taught these practices to everyone from active duty soldiers to longtime yoga teachers with amazing results each time. I encourage you to try these deeply healing practices yourself.

      Wishing you all best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  2. Hi Satish,

    This course seems like a very good program to follow. With so much stress around us, it could be beneficial to any one of us. Just a quick question: Is this course meant for someone who has done Yoga or for anyone without a background of Yoga ?

    Thank you for sharing this.

    • Hi Natalie,

      Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra online course will be of interest to anyone who wants to improve health, sleep better, heal trauma, and deepen their path to spiritual awakening. You need not have a background in Yoga.

      It is also beneficial for Yoga teachers, healers, and spiritual guides who want to work with diverse populations and understand more effective ways to work with trauma will also be served by this course. Wishing you all the best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

    • Hi Sonia,

      iRest brings together a unique combination of traditional Yoga Nidra, neuroscience, and nondual wisdom. A few of the elements that set iRest apart are incorporating the homunculus theory, the brain’s map of our sensory experience; the ancient art of welcoming; connecting with your Inner Resource and innate sense of well-being; and working with opposites somatically, emotionally, and mentally. iRest has undergone extensive empirical studies as well, which has contributed to its evolution and effectiveness ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  3. Hi Satish,

    Yoda Nidra meditation is my first time to hear about this type of meditation practice for awakening, is there any difference with a simple meditation?

    Meditation is a part of my daily routine and I feel relax and calm after doing it. My method is to find a comfortable place, close my eyes, clear my mind with slow and gentle deep breathing. And I want to learn more on how to grade up to my practice.

    Thank you for sharing this information.

    • Hi Lyn,

      Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra meditation is a unique combination of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, current research in in neuroscience & incorporates Western psychology in creating a realistic meditation for modern life that supports healing from trauma. I hope this program will help you in deepening your meditation practice ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  4. Hi Satish,

    I came across Yoga Nidra Meditation for the first time. What I like is…this post is elegantly simple. It also is informative and well-organized. All those characteristics together make for a “peaceful” read, so the post is almost a “product of the product” (meditation). Thanks for sharing

  5. Hi Satish,

    Informative post about Yoga Nidra Meditation. I have never involved myself in Yoga and have been amazed to see that its a whole comprehensive course. I am not sure I will be ready to join?

    • Hi James,

      This course is not about Yoga, it has been derived from the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra. What you will specifically learn in this course is an exquisite practice / transformative tool for working with discomfort, pain, or illness whenever they arise. I wish you all the best with this course ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  6. Hi Satish,

    Richard Miller’s Yoga Nidra meditation sounds like a interesting program. Do you think it works? I have always had a hard time with meditation. Do you know if any underlying conditions could cause a problem? I am bipolar so sometimes these kind of things don’t work.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Brianna,

      Yoga Nidra Meditation is truly for everyone. Richard has spent decades studying the effects of this work with a variety of populations ranging from longtime Buddhist meditators looking for more expansive awakening, to soldiers seeking help for PTS (Post Traumatic Stress). Bipolar disorder causes extreme highs and lows in mood. Meditation helps to relax and reduce stress, helping people with bipolar disorder manage their mood. So hope this will help you ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  7. Hi Satish,

    I love that you gave a description on each week. That helps me to feel like I know what I am getting and make a good choice. Your question: If we know we are supposed to be taking care of ourselves, why is it so hard? Really struck home with me. I feel guilty as a mom to take my own time but I know it is necessary-catch 22!

    • Hi MommyAskk,

      Self care is of utmost importance, if we neglect or in other words sacrifice our health, our peace of mind then it is not doing good for us and our family. I am glad that the question on self care hit you hard – You don’t have to be guilty or sad about it, as majority of us juggle with different roles. Just keep in mind that first I need to take care of my health and state of mind so that I can give my 100% to my family ~ Stay Blessed 🙂


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