Professional Background

Hello! My name is Philip Beck and I’m happy to share these transformative teachings and practices with you.

I have studied exclusively with Dr. Miller since 2007, and am a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher with the IRI. The Integrative Restoration Institute offers iRest® Yoga Nidra workshops and trainings and works to support the eradication of human trafficking. For more information, you can visit their web site at

I have taught with Dr. Miller in trainings at Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health as well as in New York City, and have assisted him at the annual 10-day silent retreats at Santa Sabina Centre, in San Rafael, CA.

Additionally, I taught 12-week iRest meditation courses to my yoga students at Inner Peace Wellness, apprenticed at Walter Reid Army Medical Centre in Washington, DC and completed the initial training program of Warriers At Ease.

I am currently teaching and seeing people for personalized sessions in the Toronto area and globally via Skype and FaceTime.


iRest Presentations:

  • 2008 Social Work & Spirituality Conference (St. Thomas University)
  • 2009 Social Work & Spirituality Conference (Los Angeles)
  • 2009 Yoga Conference (Halifax)
  • 2015 Social Work & Spirituality Conference (St. Thomas University)
  • Brian Ouellette Memorial Conference, St. Thomas University
  • Fredericton Operational Stress Clinic: iRest, PTSD and CISD*
  • Fredericton Police Force: iRest, PTSD and CISD*

*Critical Incident Stress Debriefing


Personal Background

I worked as a medical speech pathologist with a specialty in managing swallowing disorders for most of my professional life. During that time, I also pursued my love of yoga by becoming a certified 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher and offered beginner to advanced courses at my own studio Inner Peace Wellness, for 14 years. I also wrote and published “A Beginner’s Course in Yoga: The “A” Series Flow.”  At the same time, I became a licensed massage therapist with training in Cranial-Sacral, Thai Massage and Myo-fascial release, as well as a certified Reiki Master.

In 2015, I left my career as a speech pathologist to embrace my dharma as an iRest teacher and psychotherapist. I have completed the Spiritual Psychotherapy program at Transformational Arts College.

I have come to believe that understanding and insight are not enough to effect change. However, there is great wisdom to be discovered from body-centered therapy, of which iRest can be considered one modality. My great interest is at the intersection of spirituality, body-centred psychology and science/medicine.



My Mission is to help people rediscover their essential health, happiness and wholeness through iRest meditation, curiosity and compassion, body-centred inquiry, and psychotherapy.  

“when we […] rest in the wisdom heart of our True Nature, the true equanimity of Being, sorrow and suffering cease.”

Bhagavad Gita, 2:65-66

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