Meditation Training Certification August 8-11, 2019
- Meditation Teaching Certification (2019). July 26, 27, 28, 29. 9:00 AM-4:30 PM. Cost $540.00. A four day, meditation training and teacher certification retreat. Deepen your knowledge, practice, and learn the skills to teach meditation. Each day contains a mix of meditation education (history, teaching tips, health benefits, types, breathing, mudras, and postures), guided visualizations, walking meditations, eating meditations, Zentangle drawing mediation, and silent meditations. Learn and explore: • The history and origins of meditation • The Myths of meditation • Meditation versus mindfulness• Types of meditation • Health benefits of meditation • How meditation works : how it affects brain and body • The parasympathetic nervous system and breath • Length of time for effective meditation • Research on meditation and the brain, the nervous system and health.
- Content will include: • Development of one’s own mediation practice • Skills to cultivate present moment awareness; mindfulness • Cultivation of techniques including: preparation of the environment, positions for meditation, posture and alignment during meditation; breath-work/pranayama techniques; concentration and focus techniques to quiet the mind; mindful awareness during the practice of meditation; affirmations and visualizations; dealing with distractions and obstacles; use of movement to prepare for meditation; Practice of accessing the parasympathetic nervous system through breath; Use of cushions, and props ; Emergency meditation; Group vs single meditation.
- Develop skills to create and deepen your own meditation practice, and learn techniques to teach to others. Development of present moment awareness and how to cultivate mindfulness in interactions with others, and when teaching and holding space for others in meditation and yoga classes.
- Certificate is awarded upon completion. Instructors: Brett and Siri.