Meditation Teacher Training
with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500
May 30 - June 11, 2017
Swami Satchidananda said: “Meditation is the most important practice. Most of our problems in life would be solved if we meditated regularly.” Why? Because our whole experience of life is based on the condition of the mind, and meditation enables us to understand and gain mastery over the mind. As the mind becomes stronger, clearer, and calmer, we experience greater efficiency, harmony, and balance as we move through life. Because of the mind-body connection, our health improves as well. Ultimately, we are able to transcend the mind and realize our true nature, a state of supreme peace and joy—free of all sorrow, fear, and delusion.
Meditation Teacher Training will show you how to deepen your own meditation practice and how to guide others establishing a practice of their own.
The curriculum includes:
- Theory of meditation
- Principal techniques of meditation, including mantra, witnessing, Self-inquiry, visualization, and prayer
- Relationship of asana and pranayama to meditation
- Overcoming obstacles to meditation practice
- Integrating meditation into daily life
- Leading guided meditations
You will develop a personal practice plan and will emerge with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week course, as well as comprehensive meditation workshops. In a world that is so much in need of peace, meditation is a time-honored practice that will empower you—and your students—to discover the peace within.
Prerequisites: The course is available to certified Yoga instructors of all traditions who have had a regular daily meditation practice for at least six months. We recommend that all students not trained through Integral Yoga (IY) familiarize themselves with the IY method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes at an IY Institute or from an IY teacher.
Information on Integral Yoga teachers in your area can be obtained from the online Teachers Directory at www.integralyoga.org/directory or by contacting the Integral Yoga Teachers Association at 434.969.3121, ext. 177.
If live classes are not possible, you may purchase and practice with the DVD Yoga with a Master from the Integral Yoga Multimedia Centre (Shakticom) at www.shakticom.org Tel: 434.969.1347. Also recommended is the Guided Relaxation CD by Sri Swami Satchidananda.
Although we do not yet offer formal Continuing Education Units, the IYTA can provide a CE certificate that documents your attendance and the number of hours your program includes.
- Contact hours: Approximately 104
- Total training hours: Approximately 104
Registration begins at 10 am
Program begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 2 pm
If taking Meditation Teacher Training and Integral Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training in succession, you will receive a 10% discount on both programs’ tuition