Yoga Plus

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2/12 Langmore Lane Berwick, Victoria
Phone: (043) 577-0395

Meditation Teacher Training

MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING

Saturday 12pm-6pm June 3rd / 10th / 17th / 24th

With Matthew Young (Director - Melbourne Meditation Centre)

at Yoga Plus Berwick

What you will get:

Gain the confidence to guide and teach meditation

Understand what techniques to teach and in what order

Learn how to write your own guided meditation scripts

Work through real life case studies and scenarios

Practice and discuss your concerns with like-minded students 

Certificate provided at completion of the course and assignments

This certificate will allow you to obtain the necessary insurance most places require in order for you to teach

The course will comprise of 30 hours training  (24 contact, 6 non-contact)

Topics covered:

- how to present meditation in easily digestible and understandable terms

- how to lead/guide a meditation skillfully

- how to establish an appropriate setting for a meditation class

- common misconceptions and difficulties and how to overcome them

- how to answer challenging questions

- the role(s) of a meditation teacher

- your ethical responsibilities as a meditation teacher

- how to explain meditation to potential clients or organisations

- brochure design and advertising considerations

- starting and running a small business in the alternative health industry

Pre-requisites:

The course is open to anyone with an interest in guiding or teaching meditation; however, ideally, students will be expected to have two or more years meditation experience.

In order to participate, ALL students are required to complete the 6-week online course at  http://learn-to-meditate.com.au/  (pay what you like, no catch)

Course fees:

$1350 early-bird, if paid by 31st March

$1450 if paid after 31st March 

To register:

Click HERE

About the facilitator:

Matthew Young set up the Melbourne Meditation Centre in 2005, following a decade of meditation study, culminating with 4 months study with Eric Harrison at the Perth Meditation Centre (2004).

Since then Matthew has taught about 1000 students per year. In the process he has developed an understanding of the common pitfalls and difficulties beginners to meditation encounter. More importantly, he has learnt how to teach meditation in a practical, down-to-earth style, free of confusing jargon or dogma.

His main interest has been to make meditation accessible; to demystify the subject, to make it easy to learn and do, and to customize it to the needs of contemporary students.

Matthew, along with Subodh Joshi and Paul Majewski, helped establish Simply Silence and, with Garth Stone and Paul Majewski,  Meditation Events, responsible for events such as the Australian Meditation Conference, Music for Meditation and The Big Retreat.

Although he has explored a wide variety of meditation techniques and traditions Matthew doesn’t belong to any particular school and doesn’t think of anyone as his teacher or ‘guru’. Instead he’s been fortunate enough to meet a number of mavericks in the meditation field; mentors who helped him to avoid the many pitfalls and to find the sweet spots amongst all the mystery and misinformation. Many people have influenced him in this way, and how he thinks, practices and teaches meditation owes much to them. Prominent, amongst them, have been Eric HarrisonLorin Roche and Jason Siff. Matthew continues to study meditation and related fields in order to bring to his students the most useful techniques and strategies available.