Kaia Yoga 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
with David Nichtern
This program will help you gain a more complete understanding of meditation practice and the stages of the path, deepen your own personal practice and study, and develop your ability to present the teachings in a clear and genuinely helpful way to others.
The course is aimed at yoga teachers, health care professionals, therapists, social workers, and fitness trainers who wish to become more skillful in presenting mindfulness meditation. It will also be appropriate for those who simply want to deepen their own practice and understanding.
The Meditation Teacher Training will be structured in 4 "weekend" levels together with supplemental study and practice sessions and workshops. Non-credit participants (who wish to take the levels without certification) may take any/all of the 4 levels independently as well, but they must be taken in sequence.
Upon successful completion of the 4 Levels and supplemental practice and study sessions (as well as a written and oral exam), participants will be certified by Kaia Yoga to teach meditation classes, lead group practice sessions and work with individual students within the yoga studio environment or other appropriate contexts.
David Nichtern is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center, and Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training Int’l.
He teaches meditation workshops and teacher training programs online and around the world. His book “Awakening From The Daydream: The Wheel of Life” was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2016. David is also an Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer, guitarist and producer.
Cost of Program: $1,700
Level one can be taken as an introduction course without pursuit of certification.
E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
In Level 1 you will:
Learn the foundations of a meditation practice.
Learn and experience the benefits of meditation practice.
Deepen your own practice and understanding.
Get an overview of the entire buddhist path
meditation teacher training
In level 2 you will:
Continue to deepen and extend your own practice, study, and connection.
Develop clarity and communication skills in presenting meditation to others in a group setting.
Participate in intensive breakout sessions in which you will be giving talks in a group setting and receiving feedback from the Teachers and other Teacher Trainees.
In level 3 you will:
Learn present menditation in a one to one setting
Continue to deepen and extend your practice, study and connection.
Learn to work with presenting meditation in a one-to-one setting.
Participate in intensive breakout sessions in which you will be practice giving personal meditation instruction and receiving feedback from the Teachers and other Teacher Trainees.
In day of practice you will:
Meditation Intensive – Deepening Your Practice
You will participate in intensive meditation session and deepen your practice
Talks and discussions will be included throughout the weekend.