Meditation Teacher Training

MTT_LogoLevel 1 – Meditation Teacher Training

5 weekends between March 25 & June 4, 2017;

Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:45 pm AND Sundays 1 – 5 pm.  

Specific class dates: March 25 & 26; April 8 & 9; April 22 & 23; May 6 & 7; June 3 & 4

Cost: $750 + texts. (3-installment payment system available)

Meditation Teacher Training is an Ananda Teacher Training (AYYT) level 2 accredited course.

Whether you train to teach meditation, or simply to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation.

There are two core texts: “How to Meditate” by John Novak; and, “Awaken to Superconsciousness” by Swami Kriyananda. Students will also need the “Art and Science of Raja Yoga” but that comes with the foundation course, Raja Yoga Intensive discussed below.

Course Topics

This in-depth exploration of meditation includes practice and study of:

  • 3-phases of meditation: relaxation, concentration, and expansion of awareness
  • Core pranayams (breathing exercises), why and how to use them?
  • The power of creative visualizations
  • The effect and importance of chanting and mantra
  • Art and science of observing the breath
  • How to shift from “doing” to “being” in meditation
  • What is the most important aspect of meditation?
  • Meditation teacher training will be taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway with guest teachers such as Murali Venkatrao, Padma McGilloway, and other Ananda meditation teachers

    8-Fold path of meditation

  • Advanced techniques: where, when, how, and why?
  • Quieting the mind
  • Are beliefs necessary?
  • Meditation for all reasons: from health to heaven!
  • How to deal with the G-word?
  • Review and practice of floor sitting and chair sitting positions
  • Overcoming resistance, sleepiness, & other common challenges
  • Art of interpreting meditative experiences
  • How to awaken devotion?
  • Counseling students
  • Use of audio and visual aids in teaching
  • How to lead a guided meditation
  • Step by step meditation routines
  • Places to teach
  • Speaking techniques
  • How to speak from inspiration

Application Form – MTT

Prerequisites and Eligibility

To enroll or for more information contact Hriman McGilloway at 425-806-3700, or send us an email.

To be eligible to take Meditation Teacher Training you must be practicing meditation on a regular basis for at least one year. While most recognized meditation techniques are eligible, some of the training and discussions in the teacher training will focus on the breath awareness style taught by Ananda. In general however the topics are applicable to all core meditation styles.

The Meditation Teacher Training program requires completion of the raja segment of the Raja/Hatha Yoga Intensive before or during (in some cases, “after” is permissible) the teacher training courses. (See Raja Yoga at Ananda under OTHER LINKS to the left of this page.) Prior graduates of the Raja segment of the Raja Intensive may be eligible for a price adjustment according to the re-take policy in effect at time of enrolling in Meditation Teacher Training. Students taking the raja segment for credit in the Institute for Meditation Teacher Training pay a one-time documentation fee of $25 in addition to the advertised raja segment tuition cost of $300.00, and the Institute application fee of $50. (It is not necessary to take the hatha segment for those enrolled only in Meditation Teacher Training.) For more information on the Raja Yoga Intensive visit: http://www.anandawashington.org/classes/raja/

Graduation

Successful completion requires attendance at all sessions. Excused absences may be excepted on a case-by-case basis. Inquire if you have a schedule conflict. (This course is offered only once a year and thus make-up sessions are an impractical solution.)  Out of class commitments include reading of the texts, written homework, personal practice, a written outline of one of the texts, auditing and audit report on an Ananda meditation class series, take-home final and team presentation final. No admission after the first class.

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IN BOTHELL:

Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

IN SEATTLE:

East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sat
6:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. Saturday night meditation begins with a short[...]
7:00 pm Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence within through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmonium, guitar, drum, kirtals (bells), gong, and occasionally other instruments such as harp, flute or violin. Enjoy[...]
Feb
26
Sun
9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
EVERY SUNDAY A place to meditate in a group on Sunday morning 9-10 am in the Gallery at East West Bookshop. We invite you to put this group meditation into your week to strengthen your[...]
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Purification Ceremony, 9 – 9:15 am The Purification Ceremony is an opportunity for you to individually pray for purification and invoke God’s grace and power through the masters.  Instructions are available in the foyer or[...]
10:00 am Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway;Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington Sunday Service, 10 a.m. in Bothell Sundays at Ananda Meditation Temple are the highlight of the week and are an excellent occasion for your first visit.[...]
Feb
27
Mon
10:30 am Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
  Taught by Heidi MacBeth Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Valentin Rezmov Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style[...]
7:30 pm Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full. Benefits: The benefits of meditation have been amply documented by medical[...]
Feb
28
Tue
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Michelle Phua Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This half an hour meditation starts with a chant and a prayer reading leading to a silent meditation. No need to register – just come and meditate!