There are many benefits to meditation. These benefits have been documented through the centuries by yogis, monks, seekers, and more recently by scientists too: reduced stress, better sleep, healthy changes in brain structure, inner peace, and spiritual awakening. Over six months of dedicated study you will invite these and other wonderful benefits into your life as our community co-creates this immersive meditation experience.
Through expert-led seminars and dynamic, interactive conversations you will learn multiple practical approaches to silent and guided meditation. You will also spend time developing your unique style as a meditation teacher.
In the course you will learn:
· Three main styles of meditation: concentration, heart-centered and subtle body
· How to develop a consistent, personal meditation practice
· How to set up for meditation and how to teach the set-ups to others
· Basics of teaching meditation to beginners
· A conceptual overview of dualism and non-dualism
· How sound is used in meditation
· The role and application of pranayama, mudras, mantra and yantras
· Basic neuroscience of meditation
This course has been created to ensure that you will have ample time for questions and answers, and to talk about your experiences. You will have an opportunity to practice teaching meditation to your peers and to get feedback from them and from your teachers. On the final weekend you will present a meditation for beginners.
Classes will be both in-person and through conference calls, supported by a manual and our online educational platform. To foster a small teacher-student ratio, each student will be part of a small group with a mentor who will be available for support and questions on a regular basis.
Marcia Miller, Linda Oshins, Michele Vinbury and Stephanie Estice
Guest faculty: Marybeth Hamilton and Kevin Eigel
Components of the Program
In-person workshops and conference calls.
Friday, October 5, 6:00p to 9:00p, and Saturday, October 6, 10:00a to 5:00p
Saturday, December 1, 10:00a to 5:00p
Saturday, February 2 & Sunday, February 3, 10:00a to 4:00p both days
Saturday, March 30, 10:00a to 6:00p, and Sunday, March 31, 9:00a to 12:30p
Two video conferences are offered per topic; attend the one conference that works well in your schedule for each topic.
October 19, noon, or October 21, 5:00p
November 2 noon, or November 4, 5:00p
November 16, noon, or November 18, 5:00p
December 14, noon, or December 16, 5:00p
January 4, noon, or January 6, 5:00p
January 18, noon, or January 20, 5:00p
February 15, noon, or February 17, 5:00p
March 8, noon, or March 10, 5:00p
Modules of Study
Module 1: Concentration Practices (October)
Module 2: Heart-centered Practices (November)
Module 3: Subtle Body Practices (December)
Module 4: Pranayama & The Science of Meditation (January)
Module 5: Deepening Practice & How to Structure a Class (February)
Module 6: Preparing for Certification (March)
The EDU Site
This course is posted on the Yoga on High EDU site.