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Richard Miller's Monthly Meditation Group in the SF Bay Area (audio recordings also available to download).

Drop-in monthly at Larkspur's YogaWorks or download the audio recording of each class. Join Senior Teacher Richard Miller in 2014 for a year of monthly dharma talks, meditations, and spirited discussion on the simplicity of meditation.

Each of these 12 monthly meditations is open to new and ongoing participants, and forms an interwoven tapestry of teachings, practices and tools for life from the nondual perspective. Each class will be available as an Mp3 download: Click here to view the recordings of the Monthly Meditation Lecture Series available to purchase. Note: In 2012 and 2013 the monthly series was entitled "The Noble Adventure Lecture Series."

/sites/default/files/images/2014flyer_RichardMiller_MonthlyMediation_LL_2014_thumbFINAL.jpg 3rd Thursday Afternoon:
Last meeting until further notice: June 19.

TIME: 3:00-4:30pm
LOCATION: YogaWorks Larkspur: 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
COST: (No Pre-registration required!)
$8-10 suggested Sliding Scale to YogaWorks for use of the studio (this offering does not go to support the teacher)
$10 suggested donation (dana*) to Richard

For more information click on the image of the flyer, visit YogaWorks or call (415) 925-2440.

Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports you in welcoming and responding, rather than reacting, to every moment and situation of your life.

This monthly meditations are designed to support you by:

  1. Fostering concentration, enabling you to recognize your innate nature of wellbeing;
  2. Nourishing proactive mindfulness and your capacity to be respond to each moment and situation of life; and
  3. Developing self-inquiry, which fosters curiosity and openness, dissolves separation and awakens your intrinsic capacity for being loving, kind, peaceful, joyful and discriminatively insightful.

Richard Miller, PhD is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing. He leads spiritual retreats and trainings internationally.

*Please Support the Teachings in Moving Forward
Dana (Pali - generosity) reflects the interdependence between those who offer teachings and those who receive them and is a central pillar of spiritual life. And while teachings, which are considered priceless, are given freely, support from students is needed. In the act of giving we develop our ability to let go, cultivate the spirit of caring, and acknowledge our inter-connectedness. It is the practice of dana, where committed supporters give generously, that keeps the spiritual teachings moving from one generation to the next.

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Flowering of Freedom 2014 Series (Patanjali Study Group) with Richard Miller

Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 3rd year in 2014. In this year of the course, Richard will begin with Chapter 3 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. He will translate the individual sanskrit words as well as offer a free rendering translation which examines Patanjali in the light of our actual lived experience.

This course provides a foundation and a series of inquiries that we can use to come to our own realization of our true essence—in the context of living in the world while experiencing our interconnectedness with all of life.

This study group is open to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the texts that create the foundation for the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra.

Pre-registration is required to attend the study group in-person or purchase a subscription to automatically receive the monthly audio downloads!* Please visit the 2014 Flowering of Freedom Event Page to register, subscribe or for more information.

The following options are available for participating in the study group:

  • Join us monthly and in-person in Corte Madra, CA ($420). Register Now for the 2014 Study Group!
  • Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2014 at a discounted rate ($250 or $200 for TCN Members). Subscription members will automatically receive a link to download the audio via email each month. Subscribe Now!
  • Download individual audio recordings of each session on your own via the IRI website ($25 per download) here Now! No registration is required for this option.

In-person logistics:
WEDNESDAYS in 2014 (register to attend in-person at the link above):
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 26*, Apr 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 26*, Dec 17* (*tentative)

TIME: 2:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: The Sunrise Center: 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera, CA

*In-person class size is limited. Please register soon!
If you have any questions please call the IRI Office, 415-456-3909 or email

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iRest Yoga Nidra Workshops with Nöle Giulini in Germany, Oct. - Nov. 2014

Nöle Giulini, born in Heidelberg, Germany, has practiced and studied Yoga since the 1980s. Her background in Art Therapy and her lifelong work as artist ( infuse depth, caring exploration and refreshing inventiveness into each session. Together with her life partner, Gary Lemons, she owns and runs Tenderpaws Yoga Studio in Port Townsend, WA.

Please click here for further information about these workshops.

Download Nöle's German brochure here!

  • October 11th and 12th, "KuKKuK", Wiesbaden; Tel: 0173- 27 45 567;
  • October 18th and 19th, Himalaya Institut, Hamburg; 040 - 43 27 33 58;
  • November 2nd through 5th, Benediktushof, Holzkirchen; 09369 - 98 38 0;
  • November 15th and 16th, Praxis für Naturheilkunde und Yogatherapie, Mannheim; Tel: 0621 - 41 55 50;
  • November 21st through 23rd, Güldenholm, Nübel; Tel: 04621 - 53 579;
  • November 28th through 30th, Rosenwaldhof, Gross Kreutz (Havel); Tel: 05202 - 91 68 02
  • For more information or registration please contact Beate Maass
  • Tel: 05203 - 91 68 02

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Oneness of Being Weekend Workshop with Anne Douglas (Dayton, OH)

Light up your senses using the ancient and evocative practices of Kashmir Non-dualism in which asana becomes “Body Sensing”, pranayama becomes “Breath Sensing”, and meditation becomes a sensorial flowthrough all of the koshas and elements. Each practice invites you to open to a deeper embodiment, naturalness and to the Oneness of Being.

This residential retreat at the Bergamo Center with Anne Douglas may be attended as a Weekend Workshop from Nov. 14-16 (Fri-Sun) or attended for the full duration Nov. 14-17 (Fri-Mon) in order to qualify towards fulfillment of the short retreat requirement for the IRI Certification Program. Weekend Workshop - November 14-16, 2014
iRest Certification Retreat - November 14-17, 2014. View the Retreat Webpage Here.

Location: Bergamo Center: 4400 Shakertown Rd., Dayton, OH 45430
Registration and Cost: Click on the flyer to the left to view, print and mail with check to the address provided.
Full Payment is due on or before September 14, 2014 for the Earlybird pricing.

Anne Douglas has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 30 years. She has a thriving Yoga Therapypractice in Banff, Alberta, has co-taught with Richard Miller, PhD and offers yoga and iRest~Yoga Nidra trainings. Anne’s boundless enthusiasm for this work, depth of wisdom, compassion and gentle humor create fertile ground for inspired learning.

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Richard Miller will be presenting at the Northwest Yoga Conference (Seattle, WA)

Northwest Yoga Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual yoga event, taking place on March 6, 7, and 8 at the Lynnwood Convention Center near Seattle, Washington. 

Enjoy a diverse range of yoga workshops, listen to live music, be moved by inspirational speakers, sample yoga lifestyle products, and more!

The conference offers several classes for the public throughout the weekend at the Community Showcase.  The classes offers an opportunity for children, teenagers, beginners and seniors to come out and try yoga.

2015 Passes on sale now, schedule coming soon at

Join the event on Facebook here!

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View our latest iRest at Ease CD and MP3 release.

The Flowering of Freedom

The Flowering of Freedom Session 32 is now available for download.

Simplicity of Meditation

The Simplicity of Meditation Session 6 is now available for download.