Raising The Lantern

Susan & Dr Richard Miller


Certified iRest® Instructor
( www.iRest.us)
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2003

Founded Raising The Lantern as a means for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to reconnect with their own true nature and inner wisdom. Utilizing the time tested and proven modalities of meditation and yoga in a non dogmatic, supportive and compassionate environment. She teaches with a whole brain approach to learning, offering information and experience that is easily assimilated.

Susan has been a student of introspective modalities for over 30 years. Her diverse background includes studies in yoga, yoga nidra, reiki, and the chakras as well as art, philosophy, psychology, interpersonal relationship, 5 Rhythm Dance and journaling.  Susan has been teaching yoga, in all it’s facets, for over 20 years  As an instructor in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings starting in 2005 she taught in Montana, Utah, Nevada and Costa Rica. 

Her work with the Military community began in 2009 with a three week Internship at Walter Reed Army Hospital working with active duty military personnel suffering from PTSD and other wounds of war. She has been teaching Mindfulness including yoga, with a focus on structural alignment and iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation to members of the Special Operations Community and their families since 2012.

Susan works with groups and individuals through classes, trainings, retreats and private sessions. Her teaching style creates a nurturing, whole brain experience with a generous mixture of information, understanding and humor.


iRest® (INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION®) Yoga Nidra, Meditation: Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest® is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being. Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in you body and mind, and restorative as it enables you to recognize your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.  iRest® provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. iRest® nourishes noble qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving kindness towards yourself and others., and supports you to resolve issues such as stress, insomnia, anxiety, fear and depression.  

 iRest® respects your age, cultural, religion, and philosophical orientation, while teaching self-care tools that lead you to experience resiliency, and well-being throughout your life. iRest® Yoga Nidra helps you stay on track, and live your life with meaning and purpose.


Simple to do, iRest® is a guided meditation designed as a 10-step approach to help bring mediation into and throughout your daily life. Done lying down, seated or in any position you find comfortable. Then listen to my voice as we explore what is present. Although it is a guided experience, I am not telling you what to see. Rather it is a gentle invitation to be open to what shows up. As we move into deeper and deeper relaxation, we reconnect easily to the fact that you are really and truly OK just as you are.


For a more personally in depth experience you may find  one on one or co-meditation sessions better suit your needs. After settling into a comfortable position and moving through a few relaxing beginning steps, we explore together what arises for you. No need to share your personal story, we focus more on what is present from moment to moment.

The Integrative Restoration® Institute was established in 2006 by Dr. Richard Miller. Susan has been a registered teacher of iRest® since 2007. 

Extensive research has shown that iRest® effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations.  Currently, there are iRest® programs in military installations around the world, as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being.

For more information on iRest® go to:  www.iRest.us


YOGA: In a style based on the understanding that It's not about the pose, it's about your individual body

and how yoga can assist you in becoming the best you, you can be! Utilizing breathing techniques to calm the

nervous system, traditional yoga poses to juice the joints, strengthen the muscles and improve your

structural alignment for better posture, and a short iRest® meditation to calm and renew. Yoga helps you stay connected to you body, mind and spirit.