Meditation Teacher Training
*Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click on link next to date to get full details.
Nursing CEU Eligible: 30 hours
Meditation is becoming well known in today’s world as an invaluable tool for enhancing one’s quality of life – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Meditation teachers are needed and wanted in yoga studios, churches, businesses, health clubs – the list goes on and on.
The Expanding Light has been offering meditation teacher training programs for decades. During your stay, you will become a full-time part of Ananda Village in Northern California, one of the leading ashrams in the U.S. You will be supported by the magnetism of an entire community of long-time yogis. Our curriculum prepares you to teach meditation skills to anyone.
You'll learn and discuss:
- What meditation is and what it is not;
- How to get comfortable for a silent, sitting meditation;
- Using the breath to calm the body and mind;
- Concentration techniques to overcome mental restlessness;
- How to use affirmations, visualization, and walking meditations;
- How to open the heart and develop your feeling nature;
- Music as an aid to meditation;
- Effective presentation skills and how to overcome stage fright;
- Becoming a truly dynamic teacher;
- How to organize and market your classes.
In addition to inspiring classes offered by some of Ananda’s finest and most experienced meditation teachers, you’ll participate in daily meditations and Ananda Yoga® practices, and receive a very comprehensive teaching manual. Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and credits toward Level 2 yoga teacher certification (for Ananda Yoga Teacher Training graduates).
Course director, Nayaswami Diksha, brings nearly 20 years of experience in teaching meditation and many related subjects. Please contact us for a program application or fill out our online application.
Yoga Alliance RYT's and E-RYT's: This course offers up to 49 hours of continuing education credit. Ask your instructor for documentation.
“My meditation teacher training has most definitely been beneficial,
not only to me but to 100's of people who work at UCDavis.”
~ Beth A. Cohen, Ph.D.,
Academic & Staff Assistance Program
University of California, Davis
Meditation Teacher Training starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
or e-mail or call us at 1-800-346-5350
- Jul 5 – 14, 2013
- Oct 18 – 27, 2013
Meditation Teacher Training starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
Yoga Alliance RYT’s and E-RYT’s receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Meditation Teacher Training . To receive the discount, simply tell us your Yoga Alliance registry ID number (it’s on your RYT/E-RYT card) when you register.
Nursing CEU Eligible: 30 hours
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