The Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI), as an educational non-profit, provides programs, teacher trainings, and retreats based on the ancient teachings of Yoga. Our programs:
• Support psychological health, well-being, and spiritual freedom,
• Help participants rediscover how to live a contented life, free of conflict and fear,
• Open the mind and body to its inherent ground of interconnected wholeness with all of life.
Our MISSION is to help people resolve their pain and suffering, and experience deep healing and peace.
Our VISION is to nurture an engaged community dedicated to health, well-being and authentic participation with the world.
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, one of the principal programs offered by IRI, is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools. Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency while increasing health, resiliency, and well-being.
The Integrative Restoration Institute collaborates with research partners, and provides advanced training for health care professionals, yoga and meditation teachers, and individuals looking to facilitate their own personal growth.
Founded in 2006, IRI is a non profit 501(c)(3) under the direction of Richard C. Miller, PhD.
We welcome you to view a short iRest video: Reflections on Teaching Meditation with Richard Miller, PhD
Find out more about some of our important initiatives:
The origins of IRI and iRest are deeply tied to the service and support of the US Military. iRest is currently supporting active duty, veterans and families of service members in over 30 VA or Military settings across the United States.
The iRest for Youth program equips children and young adults ages 4-18 with essential life skills. Boosting resiliency, creativity, and awareness, children are better able to meet the challenges and opportunities presented at home and school. The iRest for Youth Training Program will launch in July 2017.