Board of Directors

Richard C. Miller

Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors
Integrative Restoration Institute

Richard Miller, PhD 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.

"You are love itself." —Nisargadatta

L. Ross Guest

iRest Certified Teacher (Level V Supervisor)
Kimberley, BC, Canada

I am a husband, father, grandfather, retired lawyer now working as a yoga teacher and business consultant.

My interest is the day-to-day, practical applications of iRest and the non-dual understanding. Finding some way to take these teachings to our needy populations is a focus of mine.

As a Supervisor for IRI I enjoy working with certification students. The discussions and discoveries that come forth through the certification process are always exciting and refreshing.

Lastly, I am interested in finding ways to use the iRest protocol with populations that can afford to pay to support those who work with populations like the homeless.

My field of experience in offering iRest Yoga Nidra lies primarily in multi-session trainings, introductory weekends and retreats.

I have studied with Richard for over 13 years, attended at least 15 retreats with Richard. I am President and a founding director of the Canadian Center of Timeless Being Society.

Anne Douglas

iRest Senior Teacher Trainer
iRest Certification Supervisor
IRI Director of Trainers
IRI Board of Directors
Banff, AB, Canada

Anne has been studying with Richard Miller since 1996 and is serving on the Board of Directors at the Integrative Restoration Institute. She has actively participated in the development of the Integrative Restoration ~ iRest Yoga Nidra Trainings. Anne had the privilege to be the first person to attain iRest Certification and is presently serving as a Teacher Trainer and Supervisor for trainees in the certification process with an area of expertise in therapeutic settings which includes dyads, customizing a practice and working with difficult emotions or beliefs.

Anne is a certified, professional level (500 hour) Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She draws upon these skills to facilitate classes, private coaching, personal growth workshops and yoga teacher trainings in her home town of Banff, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Anne feels that she has arrived "home" in these exquisite non dual teachings and the wonderful community that is blossoming within the Integrative Restoration Institute. Her own experience of inner peace and deep joy that has arisen from the practices has inspired her to share them with the world.

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