Richard Miller, PhD
Founder & Chairman
Richard C. Miller, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher who, for the past 49 years has devoted his life to integrating western psychology and neuroscience with the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, and Buddhism. Richard is the founder and chairman of the iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and founding president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a research consultant studying the somatic-based meditation protocol he’s developed —iRest Yoga Nidra— researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations that include veterans, women rescued from human trafficking, youth, the homeless, and the incarcerated with issues such as sleep, PTSD, pain and chemical dependency, as well as research on iRest’s efficacy for enhancing resiliency and well-being. Grounded in 35+ 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. Richard leads international trainings and meditation retreats on the integration of enlightened living into daily life.
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