Richard Miller, PhD, is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who has combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. He is the founder of iRest®, a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life.
Richard states: “When practiced regularly – a little and often – iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.”
Richard is committed to bringing the healing benefits of iRest to all segments of the population. He founded the iRest Institute (originally named The Integrative Restoration Institute), an educational nonprofit that provides events, teacher trainings, and educational content based on the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra but presented in a form made accessible for modern day living.
iRest is practiced and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a number of different organizations that support well-being. There are programs in yoga studios, community centers, clinics, schools, hospices, correctional facilities, and US military hospitals. Based on current studies with iRest in the military, the Defense Centers of Excellence has approved iRest as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine warranting continuing research for its use in the treatment of PTSD. In addition, the US Army Surgeon General has listed Yoga Nidra (based on research with iRest) as a Tier 1 approach for addressing Pain Management in Military Care.
Richard was also the co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT. He is the author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD. Richard has also developed a variety of iRest related products, designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people.
Learn more about Richard Miller and iRest at www.irest.org.