Saturday Morning, Session 1
Yogic meditation invites us to step through the door of the known and awaken to our essential non-dual nature - the underlying ineffable Mystery that is undeniable, ever-present, and often ignored because of its simplicity. It is in this space that our search ends. Fear, suffering, and anxiety dissolve and we discover our unshakable and unchanging well-being - no matter our circumstances.
Join Richard as he engages the path of meditation through the teachings of non-dual yoga. Participants will experience periods of BodySensing movement, BreathSensing pranayama, guided meditation, self-inquiry, interactive dialogue, and direct pointing-out instruction of our essential non-dual nature.
Sankalpas (san: heartfelt; kalpa: time) are core feelings within ourselves that provide us with value, meaning and purpose - they enable us to live our highest purpose (dharma) in alignment with universal law (ṛta). Vikalpas (vi: to separate) — their opposites — are core beliefs that take us away (adharma) from living our heart’s deepest calling and life mission.
Welcoming and responding to opposites of sankalpas and vikalpas is a fundamental teaching that needs to be interwoven into our practices of yoga. Learning how to welcome opposites enables us to live our heart’s true purpose, and attain lasting peace, well-being, and liberation from suffering.
Join Richard as he presents how to heal core wounds amidst spiritual awakening through exploring underlying opposites of beliefs that are stored in our seven energy centers (cakras). Here, we awaken beyond our stories of separation and suffering into true health, healing, wholeness, and freedom.
Sunday Morning, Session 3
As yogis, yoginis and yoga therapists, it is vital that we realize what it is about ourselves that is already and always Whole — that never needs healing, fixing or changing. With this understanding firmly in place, we can then address what we do need to heal in our body and mind.
Come explore the essential inquiries that are part of the map of meditation - handed down to us through the ancient teachings of Patañjali, Advaita, and Kashmir Nondualism. Learn to immediately recognize and directly experience your essential Wholeness and innate Well-Being that underly all yogic approaches to true health, healing, and awakening. These simple inquiries allow us to feel empowered and in harmony with ourselves - deeply seen, heard, and connected - in every step of our yogic journey through the healing and awakening of the body, mind, and spirit.
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Richard C. Miller, PhD is a spiritual teacher yogic scholar, clinical psychologist, and researcher who has devoted his life to integrating western psychology and neuroscience with the ancient wisdom teachings of Yoga, Advaita, Taoism, and Buddhism. Richard is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and founding past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
Richard has authored iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD. Richard serves as a research consultant studying the Integrative Restoration ~ iRest Meditation protocol he’s developed, researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being. Grounded in over 30 research studies, the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers of Excellence have recognized iRest as a Complimentary Program for healing chronic pain and PTSD, and restoring resiliency and well-being. iRest is making substantial contributions to the recovery of wounded veterans, and is now being taught in over 85 VA and military sites in the US. Richard leads international trainings and meditation retreats on the integration of enlightened living into daily life. For information visit www.irest.us.
Richard C. Miller, PhD