“Most of our problems in life would be solved if we meditated regularly.” — Swami Satchidananda
Our experience of life is based on the condition of the mind, and meditation gives us the tools to understand and gain mastery over the mind and experience greater efficiency, harmony, and balance in life. Because of the connection between body and mind, 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.
The Meditation Teacher Training will show you how to deepen your own meditation practice and to guide others in establishing a practice of their own.
The curriculum includes:
- Guidance in facilitating classes for students new to meditation
- Instruction in leading guided meditations as well as in conducting meditation workshops and courses
- Meditation theory
- Principal meditation techniques, including: mantra, witnessing, Self-inquiry, visualization, and prayer
- The role of asana (posture) and pranayama (yogic breathing) in meditation
- Obstacles to meditation practice and how to overcome them
- Methods for integrating meditation into daily life
Develop a personal practice plan and emerge with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week course as well as 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.
Live sessions on:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7–9 pm
- Saturdays: 10 am–1 pm and 2:30–5:30 pm
- 2 Sundays: 10 am–1 pm
(on January 23: 1st day of training and on and March 6: 1st day after the break)
1-week break on Feb. 27–Mar. 5, 2022.
All sessions are listed in Eastern Time.
This course is available to certified Yoga instructors of all traditions who have had a daily meditation practice for at least six months. Applicants should be familiar with the Integral Yoga® style of Hatha Yoga practice. If you’re not familiar with the IY style, you can subscribe to iytv.online and practice various classes, especially Swami Satchidananda’s Guided Relaxation. You may also practice with our IY Hatha Level 1 class on YouTube. Please verify if you can qualify for enrollment by contacting us (info below).
If you have any questions, please contact the IY Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.969.3121 x153 before submitting your application and non-refundable application fee.
Regular access to the Internet is required to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet and access the learning platform.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 105 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you with a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email email@example.com.
Integral Yoga 300-hour: 105 hours towards RYT 500 designation
Attendance at live Zoom sessions is required for certification. Students will be asked to keep their cameras on during the live Zoom sessions.
Zoom sessions will be recorded and the recordings are usually posted within one day for program participants to review. Recordings will be available for review for 8 weeks after the program ends, until June 9, 2022.
Sri Divyananda Ma is a master teacher and guide who walks alongside her students through the practice of meditation in a passionate yet gentle and heartfelt manner. She imparts her knowledge and wisdom about the benefits and relevance of meditation in our everyday lives through storytelling, ancient teachings, scientific information, and her own personal experiences. — Sylvia Villarreal
Swami Divyananda has a natural teaching style that comes from genuineness, love, and respect for her students. I felt accepted and understood at the level that I am currently experiencing. Her encouragement helped me settle in more consistently into my practice and go from here with confidence. — Linda Carder
Sw. Divyananda Ma is a stellar master teacher. Her guidance through the sessions of the course was strong and steady in creating a stronger foundation for my practice. — Margaret Ralph
Swami Divyananda is an amazing teacher; she has a vast amount of knowledge, experience, and wisdom, and she is very patient, encouraging, inspiring, and caring with her students. She is able to convey difficult concepts in a clear manner to Yoga students of all levels. — Ebru Bish
Swami Divyananda Ma, E-RYT 500, has had a wealth of experience teaching Integral Yoga around the world since 1973. She has taught at corporations, universities, the Commonwealth Cancer Center, and for the Dr. Dean Ornish Reversing Heart Disease programs. She has also served as one of Integral Yoga’s Basic Hatha teacher trainers.
Swami Divyananda Ma took monastic vows in 1975 from the great saint and yogi, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Over the years she has served as the director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and as Ashram Manager at Yogaville. She also served for ten years as the director of the Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, India; this immersion into the South Indian culture has given depth to her understanding and practice of Yoga.
Now an itinerant monk, Swami Divyananda is constantly “on the road.” She leads the annual Sacred India Tours to sacred sites in India in addition to international Yoga retreats and trainings. See more at sacredindiatours.org