Would you like to offer meditation to your clients and students?
The demand for meditation teachers is increasing rapidly as new studies demonstrate how this ancient practice dramatically enhances wellbeing. Meditation is being successfully offered by practitioners in many settings, including:
- Primary and high schools
- Psychology & counselling
- Corporate and Executive programs
- Social work
- Yoga classes and retreats
- Community services
- Health and Life Coaching
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This exciting course will teach you how to facilitate meditation classes and workshops in a variety of settings. Of course, this training will also deepen your own understanding and practice of meditation.
This unique training is grounded in the traditional meditation techniques of classical yoga. You will not only learn a variety of effective meditation techniques, you will also learn valuable evidence-based yoga skills that make meditation easier and more effective. Over four days of face to face training plus home study tasks, you will learn to confidently share meditation with your clients. The Meditation Facilitator Certificate training includes:
- The neuroscience of meditation
- How to teach a variety of meditation techniques including mindfulness, japa (mantra), walking and metta (loving kindness) meditation.
- The philosophy of meditation
- How to prepare for an effective meditation practice
- Movement and breathing techniques to support mediation practice
- Skills to work therapeutically with special needs populations
- How to create meditation courses, classes and workshops
Each of the four weekly sessions runs for 6.5hrs (including lunch break) and contains both theory and practical elements. Participants will also be required to undertake 18hrs of self study, including reading, course work and assessments.
4 Week Meditation Facilitator Certificate Curriculum:
Week one offers an fascinating introduction to the philosophy of meditation. We will be exploring meditation through the lens of classical texts such as Patanjali's Yoga Sutras to gain a broad insight into the practice, purpose and experience of meditation. We will also discover the philosophical underpinnings of meditation through an exploration of East-West psychology. Why did Eastern psychology give rise to the rich traditions of meditation and how does it differ western approach to mental health? How do we integrate our understanding of both eastern and western psychology? You'll also learn how to practice and teach walking meditations.
BODY & MIND: How are the body and mind connected? How does the body influence the mind and vice versa? Can we even separate the two? Drawing on ancient traditions and modern neuroscience, we will be exploring how to integrate both body and mind in our meditation practice. This session includes learning how to teach mindfulness meditation, mantra meditation and Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation. We will also look at how meditation is connected to the subtle energies of Prana (life force energy) and Chakras (physical energy centres). You'll learn how to harness and channel energy in ways that prepare for and enhance the experience of meditation.
PERSONALISING MEDITATION AND SAFE PRACTICE: There are a LOT of meditation techniques. How do you know which one to use? Meditation works best when it's designed to meet the needs of each student and this session will teach you how to personalise meditation. You'll learn how to teach personalised visualisation meditations and integrate affirmations/intentions and appropriate physical movements. You'll also be exploring the potential dangers of meditation - is mindfulness suitable for everyone? What are the pitfalls? How do you cope with a student in crisis? This workshop will give you the key skills you need to teach meditation safely and effectively.
RELAXATION AND COURSE PLANNING: Relaxation is an important component of meditation and this workshop will teach you simple techniques, including Yoga Nidra, progressive muscle relaxation, guided relaxation and breathing practices, to enhance your students' experience of meditation. You'll also learn how to design an effective meditation program, from one-off workshops right through to multi-week courses. By the end of this session, you'll have your first meditation training course planned and ready to go!
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EARLYBIRD ENDS 10 SEPTEMBER
This course is open to anybody with a minimum of 3 months personal practice of meditation. This course is suitable for practitioners of all styles of meditation.
Professional Development & CPD Points
This course counts for 22 core contact hours and 18 non-contact hours of Continued Professional Development with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance for certified yoga teachers.
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This course is ideal for anybody who wants to share the benefits of meditation, including:
- Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors
- School teachers
- Yoga teachers
- Social and community workers
- Body workers
- Life and health coaches
Get to Know Your Teacher
Founder and Principal Teacher at Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis (AAYT, IAYT) has been immersed in yoga and meditation for over 20 years. A certified Level 3 teacher (Yoga Australia) and an ERYT500+ teacher (Yoga Alliance), she has studied with leading international teachers in Europe, India and Australia.
For the past decade, Nikola has specialised in yoga therapy and teacher training, using her wealth of experience to bring the philosophy and practice of yoga vividly to life. Nikola is also a trained counsellor and is currently undertaking a masters degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy.
Booking Terms and Conditions
*Payment plan available* Fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. All bookings are transferrable and may be used by another person if you are unable to attend.