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200 hours Teacher Training in Meditation

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Certified by YAI (Yoga Alliance International)

and AMRITA

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Meditation is the way to return one's mind to its primordial state, which is to remain in a free experience of clarity, simplicity and love.

 

Gain the confidence and skills to teach others the art and science of meditation.

 

This teacher training program is addressed to beginners, as well as to individuals who already teach yoga or/and meditation and aims to create a solid basis, for those who want to deepen their knowledge and experiential wisdom.

 

As a student of the program, you will:

 

  • Learn to teach meditation with tools for body, heart, mind, and community

 

  • Acquire skills that apply wisdom and compassion to relationships, conflict, trauma and societal change.

 

  • Develop skills for leading groups and teaching a wide range of practitioners

 

  • Grow and deepen your spiritual path 

 

 

If you really want to learn something, teach it

Learning to share these practices and teachings with others will deepen your understanding, awareness, compassion, and well-being

Supporting Others in Healing and Awakening

There is genuine gratification in being able to support others in their healing, personal growth, and spiritual awakening. Through the program you will become trained in a wide variety of skills and have the joy of teaching them to benefit others wherever you are

Serving the Healing of Our World

Teaching meditation and compassion directly contributes to the evolution of global consciousness and the healing of our world

 

The Blessings of Community

Participation in this teacher training program will give you the opportunity to learn and grow spiritually in an international community of practitioners

 

Certification

With successful completion of this teacher training program, you will receive a certificate from YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL (YAI) and AMRITA. This credential will support you in establishing meditation classes, workshops, and trainings in communities, organizations, and institutions throughout the world

 

Further  training 

This program is the basis for more in depth trainings, on the path of liberation presented regularly in our school, by world renowned teachers

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How Is the Program Organized?​

 

During the program, you will engage in:

 

  • An in-depth curriculum with new online teachings every week, designed and taught by M.Mourtzis, where the preparation of the basis for the retreats will take place, together with Q+A sessions on the issues that you might have discovered during your practice

 

  • 4 Intensive residential retreats with transmissions, initiations and in depth training and practice

 

 

In total there will be 7 modules:

Level 1

  • Module 1: 1st series of online classes

  • Module 2: 4 day retreat for completing level 1

 

Level 2

  • Module 3: 2nd series of online classes

  • Module 4: 4 day retreat for completing level 2

 

Level 3

  • Module 5: 3rd series of online classes

  • Module 6: 4 day retreat for completing level 3

 

Level 4

  • Module 7: Final 4 day retreat

 

 

Mentorship sessions

To help support your learning, address your personal questions, and inspire growth areas

 

Group practice sessions

Opportunities to connect with your peers for feedback and support

 

Practicum

After the third retreat, you will be asked to engage in a Practicum where you initiate classes in your local area to share and demonstrate your growing skill set. During this time, you will be supported by monthly teachings and broadcasts, monthly mentoring, and Peer Group meetings

 

24/7 Access

There will be a 24/7 access to the online teachings on our website so you can review and deepen your practice at your convenience

 

Access to retreat materials

Full access to presentations, recordings, images and teaching material will be given to participants after the completion of each retreat

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Program Contents

 

Technical skills 
Mantra, Meditation, Concentration and Mindfulness

 

Psychology and Spirituality 

A theoretical study of Yogic, Psychological and Spiritual methods of Self Realization and Healing. These can vary and will include: Koshas, Chakras, Nadis, Chitta, Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara, Samskaras, Vasanas , amongst others

 

Anatomy and Physiology 

Physiology and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle 

Philosophy and ethics for the Meditation Teacher, and an understanding of how to develop a healthy lifestyle. Study of the Teachings of the Great spiritual Masters of past and present

 

Teaching and Communication skills 

Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher and the student’s process of learning. Receiving feedback, observing others, teaching and giving feedback

 

Participants will be taught under 3 general categories

 

1. Self-observation

2. Spiritual training

3. Personal development

 

Through the work presented in the above areas, we aim to train teachers reach a deeper state of harmony and unity with their spirit and the world around them. We invite them on a journey of discovering the divine voice in their hearts and recognising the most perfect nature inside them and in everyone else.

 

The training spans across 21 main areas:

 

1. Body relaxation

2. Cultivating observation

3. Observing on multiple levels

4. Understanding the inner flow

5. Pulsation and existence

6. Purifying the karmic network- Chakra Dharana and Nyasas

7. Purifying fears

8. Empathy

9. Realising Energy movements and kundalini

10. The center of existence

11. Understanding and managing space

12. Experiencing the subtle bodies - subtle anatomy

13. Recognising beauty in life

14. Expansion of consciousness beyond the body

15. Simultaneous observation

16. Compassion

17. The Self

18. Interconnectedness

19. Connecting with Grace

20. Entering and remaining in true nature

21. Experiencing true nature in everyday life

 

Basis for the training will be Traditional approaches from different Hindu schools, mainly Kashmir Shaivist Tantra and Vedanta, together with main  Buddhist sources, mainly from the vehicles of Mahayana and Theravada.

 

At the same time basic principles in teaching meditation for groups from the participants will be developed in terms of:

 

  • Presentation

  • Energy management

  • Personal practice and trouble shooting

  • Maintaining meditation practice in everyday life

  • Adapting ancient practices in the modern way of life

 

Additionally every student will be called to:

 

  • Form and teach his/her own meditation class, as well as assisting in classes taught by others and presenting them to the group.

  • Every student will create an original thesis - program that will serve as a tool for the teaching of future students.

 

 

Language

The program will be taught in greek. Simultaneous translation will be offered from experienced translators.

 

 

Classes will be taught by:

 

The director of studies Michalis Mourtzis MD (A.M.). (Swami Chandrashekarnada)

More info on M.Mourtzis here

Program Dates

Level 1

 Module 1: From Monday, January 16th 2023 and every Monday until Monday, February 27th 2023

 Module 2: 27-30 March 2023, 4 day retreat at Enagron, Crete.

 

Level 2

 Module 3: From Monday, April 24th 2023 and every Monday until Monday, June 19th 2023

 Module 4: Dates will be announced soon, 4 day retreat at Anemolia, Arachova

 

Level 3

Module 5: From Monday, September 4th 2023 and every Monday until Monday, November 13th 2023

 Module 6: 16-19 November 2023, 4 day retreat at Enagron, Crete.

 

 Level 4

Module 7: 28-31 March 2024, 4 day retreat at Enagron, Crete.

 

 

 

 

For more info or for any clarification, please contact us via email at info@amrita.gr or by phone at +306940773084

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