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Stephanie Lopez: iRest Yoga Nidra Level 2 Training

  • Yoga on High 1020 Dennison Ave., Suite 202 Columbus, Oh 43201 USA (map)


Stephanie Lopez


*Please plan to arrive at 5:00p on Wednesday, August 19 to complete registration.

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00p to 8:30p
Thursday, August 20 8:30a to 6:00p
Friday, August 21 8:30a to 6:00p
Saturday, August 22 8:30a to 6:00p
Sunday, August 23 8:30a to 3:30p


$1495 earlybird through June 19, $1595 thereafter. Includes a comprehensive manual and a Level 2 Training audio download. International pricing may vary.

A $350.00 cancellation fee is included in the cost. No refunds will be given within 60 days of the workshop.

The iRest Level 2 Training is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the principles underlying the theory, practice and delivery of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. You will develop and refine your personal practice and delivery of iRest to groups and individuals both in public and professional settings. Level 2 Trainings offer CE** hours for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN. Please see event details for specific CE hours and offerings.

Level 2 Learning Objectives

  • Receive advanced training in teaching iRest Meditation to groups and individuals.

  • Deepen your personal practice of iRest.

  • Participate in advanced group lectures and peer discussion groups.

  • Learn how to become script independent for both group and dyad practices.

  • Understand the teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations.

  • Receive advanced iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions.

  • Enhance your understanding of the historical context and the path of meditation in which iRest is embedded.

  • Learn Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual views and neuroscience that inform iRest and the path of meditation.

  • Learn about evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest with different populations.

Following the Level 2 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of teachers teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospitals, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.

  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as an iRest Level 2 Teacher.

  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network” (TCN) for further personal and professional support.

  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

  • Understand how to engage in iRest research where you live.

  • Audit Level 2 Trainings at reduced rates.

  • Ability to be an assistant at Introductory, Level 1 and Level 2 workshops, trainings and retreats, depending on openings.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as an iRest Level 2 Teacher you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

REQUIRED reading and listening:

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:


Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

*The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) ( ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, LPCCs, and MFTs from California for programs from American Psychological Association approved CE providers. LCSWs, LPCCs, MFTs, and other mental health Counselors from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 16887) to sponsor continuing education for Registered Nurses (RN). RNs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. IRI is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California.

Ohio Social Workers: IRI iRest® teacher trainings have been approved by the NASW Ohio Chapter for CEUs in Ohio. NASW Ohio Chapter is recognized as a Continuing Education Approver (#333350-062216) for social work CEUs by the OCSWMFT Board


If you have previously completed an iRest Level 2 teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, $100 manual fee paid to IRI if needed) Please contact [list Host name and contact information] to register as an auditing participant.


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Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT, is the Senior Director of Teachings, Trainers, & Community, and Senior iRest® Trainer and Retreat Leader for the iRest Institute. Stephanie is a skillful and authentic teacher who brings the ancient yogic teachings to life. With a deeply embodied understanding of meditation, she holds space for students to awaken to their Essential Nature. Stephanie’s offerings are informed by 25 years of immersion in the nondual teachings of yoga. As a psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and meditation teacher she bridges eastern wisdom with western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation. Stephanie’s compassionate presence, depth of knowledge, and ease of being create a welcoming space for insightful learning. She leads retreats and trainings internationally with a focus on living an authentic and awakened life. Learn more at

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