Learn to teach meditation

Meditation is a great method of self-inquiry, because it is dedicated solely to watching the responses and habits of our minds. The more honestly we know ourselves, the more we are able to be in control of our moods and emotions. Then we can more fully engage with our life as it happens.

 

In additional to regular classes, workshops and courses all my yoga retreats explore mindfulness and meditation, too.

Meditation teacher training (100hrs) – co-taught with Graham Burns for Yogacampus

This course offers the chance to train specifically to teach meditation. Covering a range of meditation traditions and approaches, it gives you the tools to develop your own voice as a meditation teacher. The course is offered as a blended learning course, with live online sessions delivered via Zoom and supported by Yogacampus’ state of the art online learning system.

The course will cover

history and psychology of meditation in the yoga traditions and in Buddhism, and their expression in modern mindfulness

different styles and techniques: concentration, awareness, and heart based practices, and a variety of meditation postures

teaching skills including tools to structure a meditation session and course, use of language, self-care and boundaries

obstacles, emotional responses, contra-indications and trauma sensitive teaching – and much more…

Introductory evening session

Friday 21 January 2022, 18:00 – 19:30

Teaching Weekends

29 and 30 January  2022
26 and 27 February  2022
2 and 3 April  2022

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This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, and the training hours (100 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP) credits.

Some voices from previous teacher training participants

Isabell and Graham are extremely knowledgeable and experienced teachers in their fields. I found them to be very patient, kind, caring, knowledgeable and very professional. They had sound understanding of working remotely and the complexities of zoom. I couldn't fault them or the course. It was a real pleasure to be taught by them. The best teachers ever with such knowledge and understanding of their subject yet could teach so that it was accessible to all.

I did not know what to expect when I signed up for the meditation teacher training but I am so glad I joined it. From the very beginning Graham and Isabell created a really safe space and clear framework for us to grow and learn. I loved the training weekends and thought that there was a great balance of practice, teaching and lectures/discussions on the cultural and historical background of meditation. I really liked the fact that the group was small and I loved the fact that we all taught each other - and learnt from each other. I could not recommend this course enough for anyone looking to deepen their practice, learn more about meditation and teach meditation one day.

This is a great course if you are new to meditation and you would like to begin or deepen your knowledge and practice, both for yoga students, new teachers and non yogis alike. The course is non dogmatic, so taking in consideration all different approaches and techniques. Graham and Isabell are very prepared, knowledgeable and nurturing teachers. I liked the balance between practice and lectures. I would highly recommend this course as a good foundation.

I loved how Isabell and Graham shared the teaching! It felt very smooth and not 'too much'. Perfect amount of theory and practical sections. They are super knowledgeable and I learnt a lot with them. They both teach in a very comprehensive way, so everyone can understand. I never felt uncomfortable in asking questions or share my thoughts, it was always a safe and non judgmental place.

I had an amazing experience with Yogacampus and Isabell and Graham! I am so grateful for the scholarship too, it wouldn't be possible for me to attend this course without that extra help. Thank you for the opportunity! I am leaving this course with so much positivity and awareness and I can't wait to share with others my knowledge and passion towards meditation.

I wish I could show you
When you are lonely or in darkness
The astonishing light
Of your own being

 

Hafiz