Breath is understood traditionally as a quintessential element of practice. Meditation breathing techniques are powerful tools assisting control of nervous system to improve overall wellbeing. Understanding the relationship between meditation and breath to embody relaxation is key to learning effective meditation.
This meditation teacher training will offer an Introduction to various traditions of meditation, including Advaita Vedanta, Sri Vidya, Classical Yoga, Hatha, Tantra, Buddhism, and Taoism.
The concepts Prana, Chakras and Koshas create a tangible model for us to understand how we systematically ascend the ladder of the mind. Consciously directing the flow of energy through the body and mind is the secret to transformative meditation practice.
A comfortable meditation seat can be the practitioner’s greatest ally. We will thoroughly investigate key seated postures and variations, troubleshooting common difficulties and addressing physical limitations and the effective use of props.
You’ll learn different types of meditation techniques such as:
We provide HRV monitoring technology so you can see the effects of practice in real time. Scientifically oriented students love this part of our offering. HRV monitors help you understand when you have achieved both deep relaxation and a meditative state.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of deep relaxation, clinically proven to be an excellent tool for stress reduction. It is also used as a gateway into deep states of meditation and consciousness. We’ll teach you how it works and introduce you to how use it. There will be ample time dedicated to its practice and as well, to refine your own personal delivery. Yoga Nidra is an essential tool for an advanced yoga or meditation teacher.
To assist in the embodiment of meditation experience, you’ll observe silence for the first few waking hours of each day. An additional highlight of our meditation teacher training is an extended 3 day silent period during the final week, where you’ll use what you’ve learned to create a powerful experience, leading you to the treasure of meditative insights. Most students consider this period one of the true highlights of the meditation teacher training. Ready your journal as this is where the flood gates of mediation insight can open wide.
You will learn simple, effective ways to prepare the body, steady the breath, and calm the mind to make your meditation experience pleasant and joyful. Preparatory classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing methods), and bandha (energy locks).
Gain a better understanding of your patterns, habits and beliefs of self-expression and communication. You’ll hone your delivery and gain increased authenticity, trust and personal empowerment as a meditation teacher.
You will get ample opportunity to lead meditation and yoga nidra, affording you the chance to receive feedback and refine your skills in delivering a well prepared and meaningful session. Formats for this meditation teacher training include dyads, small groups, and taking the seat in front of the entire class.
Working with students in private sessions allows you to tailor your delivery to their specific needs. This not only amplifies the impact and benefits of what you share, but also gives you a rewarding source of additional income as a teacher and business owner.
Using our collective creativity, we’ll develop new and innovative ideas of how to serve our communities through inspired meditation classes, workshops and programs. This fun, enriching group exercise allows you to integrate the concepts you’ve learned at this course with your personal experience and unique voice.
A typical day in your meditation teacher training begins with a sunrise practice. It’s a powerful time of day to set intentions and experience the power of movement, breath and guided meditation.
After practice you’ll enjoy a healthy breakfast in silent reflection. Then we reconvene for morning lecture. Students break for lunch and leisure then meet again for lecture, workshops or teaching practice. We finish the day around 7pm with short asana and a joyful evening meditation. There is one full day off per week.
This course includes extended periods of silence, including a full three day silent experience.
|6:00 - 8:45||Master Class|
|8:45 - 9:45||Breakfast|
|9:45 - 12:45||Lecture|
|12:45 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:45||Lecture - Practicum|
|15:45 - 16:15||Fruit Snack - Break|
|16:15 - 18:15||Workshop|
|18:30 - 18:45||Meditation|
|18:45 - 19:45||Dinner|
Students are required to complete daily reflection and reading assignments as well as a book report fo the required book listed below. You’ll need to demonstrate understanding of the content we cover and offer personal reflection on the relevant concepts. Once all book reports and class assignments have been completed and reviewed, Zuna Yoga® will issue a certificate of completion for your meditation teacher training. You’ll then be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT500.
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