Meditation Teacher Training


21/1 Moo 8 Srithanu Road, Koh Phangan, Baan Srithanu, Surat Thani 84280

Become an expert meditation teacher!

If you are a yoga teacher, meditation practitioner, or just eager to learn more about yourself, this meditation teacher training is for you!

With this 50 Hours Certification Meditation Teacher Training you will gain advanced knowledge about meditation, clarity about who you are, and you will have the confidence to share meditation with others!

We teach meditation as a tool to free yourself from exhausting life patterns. We help you to discover the life you want to live.
- Meditation Teacher Training Program
With this 50 hour certification Meditation Teacher Training you will gain advanced knowledge about meditation, the experience and confidence to share meditation with others. The program is a combination of experiencing meditations, meditation philosophy teachings and discussions, practicing guiding meditations, sharings, self-study and time to relax and digest. The program is an alive and fun exploration where everybody becomes an inspiration to each other and where lifelong friendships are made. The program is rooted in the open sharing and celebration of your present experience.

- Our signature
Institute for Meditation offers a holistic approach to meditation. This means we don’t teach one specific method, but rather give a complete perspective on the differences between the various ways of meditation. With this teaching you will be able to recognize the benefits and limitations of the different approaches to meditation. This enables you to consciously choose the right meditation techniques to fit your specific interest, purpose and audience. We encourage you to share from your creativity and authenticity. Sharing the meditation you are most passionate about!

- Why teach meditation?
People are looking for silence, clarity, and answers in a more complex world. More and more companies, yoga studios, and schools acknowledge the benefits of meditation and incorporate meditation into their daily operations. With teaching groups and individuals, you can inspire thousands of people by sharing your authentic guidance for opening up to life.

- The best way of learning is teaching
Scientists found out that students enlisted to tutor others work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately, and apply it more effectively. Feedback from students or peers further enhances the tutors’ learning. A teacher training is the best way to explore and understand the fundamentals of meditation.

- What meditation teacher training graduates gain
Graduates have the skills and confidence to guide meditations, the knowledge of a vast variety of meditations, the creativity to fit the right meditation for the right audience and situation, the knowledge of ancient meditation philosophies, a deepened human understanding to guide and coach people, a progressive set of tools for teaching or other ways of guiding groups (yoga, primary & secundary school, corporate trainings etc) and an official Meditation Teacher Certification with the Institute for Meditation.

- Certification
After successful completion of this training you will receive an official Meditation Teacher Certification with the Institute for Meditation. Participants receive a certificate of completion that can be counted as 50Hr of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance. If you are a registered yoga teacher (RYT) you must meet the Continuing Education (CE) Requirements on an ongoing basis. Every three years starting from your initial date of registration you must complete and log a minimum of 30 hours of yoga related training. Institute for Meditation is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP) who has been verified by and is in good standing with Yoga Alliance.

- Program
Institute of Meditations teachings are based on philosophies derived from Tao, Advaita and Buddhism. They focus on becoming aware of basic assumptions about life and their implications in your daily life. With ancient teachings and models from Tao and Advaita philosophy, we recognize and unveil limiting ideas to explore a spontaneous, open-minded way of living. With the ancient knowledge of Buddhism we explore the vicious circle of searching and suffering in life (Samsara) and the opportunity for liberation from this cycle (Nirvana).

Samma Karuna is nestled amongst the palm trees, beautiful beaches, and jungle landscapes of Koh Phangan. Koh Phangan is a beautiful island in the Gulf of Thailand in southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. It is part of the Samui Archipelago. Koh Phangan has two sister islands: the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north. Koh Phangan is about 125 square kilometers in size, and is part of Surat Thani district. Samma Karuna is located about 5 kilometers north from Thong Sala (commercial center of the island and where the pier is located). This site of the island is known as the epicenter of meditation and yoga.

- Daily schedule
07.00 - 08.00 Meditation Practice
09.30 - 13.00 Meditation Philosophy, Art of Teaching, Sequencing
13.00 - 16.00 Self-study, integration and relaxation
16.00 - 17.00 Meditation Practice or social activity
Occasional: 19.00 - 21.00 Shared dinner and evening program
Please note: timings and content are subject to change!

- Meditations in this teacher training:
Relaxation meditations
• Mindfulness meditation
• Zazen or silent sitting meditation
• Vipassana meditation
• Body Scan
• Massage

- Inquiry meditations
• Loving-kindness meditation
• Insight meditation
• Self-inquiry meditation

- Active meditations:
• Dynamic meditation
• Kundalini meditation
• Walking meditation
• Shaking meditation
• Dance meditation



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