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Whether you want to teach meditation, or simply deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this 7-week power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation.

Course Topics
This in-depth exploration of meditation includes practice and study of:

3-phases of meditation: relaxation, concentration, and expansion of awareness
Core pranayamas (breathing exercises), why and how to use them?
The power of creative visualizations
The effect and importance of chanting and mantra
Art and science of observing the breath
How to shift from “doing” to “being” in meditation
What is the most important aspect of meditation?
8-Fold path of meditation
Advanced techniques: where, when, how, and why?
Quieting the mind
Are beliefs necessary?
Meditation for all reasons: from health to heaven!
How to deal with the G-word?
Review and practice of floor sitting and chair sitting positions
Overcoming resistance, sleepiness, & other common challenges
Art of interpreting meditative experiences
How to awaken devotion?
Counseling students
Use of audio and visual aids in teaching
How to lead a guided meditation
Step by step meditation routines
Places to teach
Speaking techniques
How to speak from inspiration

Prerequisites and Eligibility
To enroll or for more information contact Narayan or Dharmadevi at 310-396-9900, or email: [email protected]

To be eligible to take Meditation Teacher Training you must have a consistent daily meditation practice. While most recognized meditation techniques are eligible, some of the training and discussions in the teacher training will focus on the breath awareness style taught by Ananda. In general however the topics are applicable to all core meditation styles.

The Meditation Teacher Training program requires completion of the Art & Science of Raja Yoga. For more information, click here.

Students will receive a certificate of completion from Ananda LA after successful completion and attendance at all sessions. Inquire if you have a schedule conflict. (This course is offered only once a year and thus make-up sessions are an impractical solution.) Out of class commitments include reading of the texts, written homework, personal practice, take-home final and team presentation final. No admission after the first class.