Learn to teach meditation in the tradition of Patanjali-Summer teacher training course in London
June 29 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm
This teacher training course, offered in partnership between Traditional Yoga and Yogacampus, will be of particular interest to yoga teachers and trainees looking to integrate meditation into their teaching, in an authentic, informed and systematic way. Also for meditation practitioners who are inspired to teach within their own profession or community.
Meditation on the natural breath is central to Yoga and Dhamma systems. Referred to by Patanjali as Prana Samyama, its purpose is to bring balance and harmony to the mind. In the long term it has the power to transform mental habit patterns leading to profound happiness and peace. The practice is rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise. An awareness of the original philosophical and ethical context is fundamental to a good understanding of meditation practice. Dr Kumar keeps us connected to the source, the lineage and the philosophical principles that are essential to maintain the purity of the original techniques and benefit from them fully. They are not adapted, modified or decontextualized, yet they are secular, systematic and scientific. What is distinctive about this teacher training course is its commitment to present original ancient teachings, in their whole and undiluted practical form for a contemporary audience. Dr Kumar’s guided meditation recordings are at the heart of the training and available to all certified teachers to use in their classes.
Benefits of the technique include
- The release of deep stress
- Mindfulness in the present moment
- Greater concentration and focus
- An increasingly balanced, positive and contented mind
- Increased will power, independence and compassion
- Transformation of unhelpful tendencies of the mind
- Subtler awareness of self and others
Training and Certification
During the course you will
- Gain a deep understanding of the technique in both theory and practice.
- Develop the knowledge of how this technique relates to other meditation practices, and why it is central to Patanjali’s eightfold path.
- Understand the stages of meditation and their systematic development.
- Learn the skills to facilitate your students practice and answer their questions.
- Be given access to the Traditional Yoga teachers App, with an exclusive set of guided meditation recordings by Dr Kumar to use in your classes, updated annually.
- Be provided with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow handbook covering all aspects of instruction, course notes for students and FAQs.
All graduates of the course will be certified by Traditional Yoga, a Yoga Alliance accredited training school.
- Four Day Training Course -24 hours total taught by Anna Bhushan.
Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 10am to 5pm each day.
Maximum participants 25
- Traditional Yoga Awareness Meditation Weekend Course -12 hours total. Please click here for details of the weekend courses. (Maximum participants 20)
The training course will take place over four days, however in order to complete the training and certification you are required to attend a Traditional Yoga Awareness Meditation Weekend course so that you have had personal experience of the technique before you begin to teach it.
If you would like some suggestions for accommodation nearby please contact us.
We recommend that you attend the Awareness Meditation Weekend course before the three day training if possible. Otherwise you would need to attend within 6 months of training in order to complete certification. If you have previously attended a Traditional Yoga weekend course or retreat you are eligible to be certified directly after the training.
Please note that the weekend course must be booked and paid for separately. Bursary places are available for weekend courses as well as the TTC.
All graduates will have the opportunity to become a registered Traditional Yoga meditation teacher:
- Have ongoing access to teaching support and advice. Each new registered teacher will be assigned an experienced teacher as a mentor to go to for guidance and will have the opportunity to attend top up training events
- Be part of a UK network of Traditional Yoga Meditation Teachers.
- Supplement your income with meditation teaching, while making a difference to people’s lives by sharing the benefits of this profound technique.
- Be listed on the Traditional Yoga website as a recommended teacher and have help with the promotion of your classes, from poster templates to web listing and newsletter features.
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, West Kensington, London
The Bhavan is 5 minutes walk from West Kensington tube station.
The Bhavan offers vegetarian Indian lunches in their canteen on Saturday and Sunday and pack lunches can be brought and eaten there too, however please note that the Bhavan has a strict vegetarian policy so please do not eat non-vegetarian foods on the premises.
There are lot’s of hotels and B&B’s within walking distance of the course and train stations. Please contact us for suggestions.
Course Fee: £520
Early Bird Price until 29th April 2017: £460
Two half-bursaries are available. Please contact us if you would like to apply. All applications must be received before 1st May. Applications will be reviewed by our bursary committee and we aim to give a decision no later than six weeks before the start of the course.
The course will be taught by Anna Bhushan based on a systematic training program conceived by Dr Kumar.
Click here to read more about Dr Kumar.
Anna has taught meditation to over 300 people and has run meditation teacher training courses for the last four years.Anna has practiced in established meditation traditions since her childhood. In 2003 she was introduced to Dr Kumar and was inspired by the depth and breadth of his knowledge of meditation and his ability to live what he teaches in its entirety. Since then she has been training closely with him and working to bring the benefit of his teaching to people in the UK. Outside of her work as a trustee of The Yoga Healing Foundation, Anna is a lecturer in Art & Design. Her academic research explores the application of meditation practice into Higher Education contexts, particularly for the purpose of enhancing wellbeing and creativity.
Testimonials from the training course that took place in February
“Highly recommend this course to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of meditation. I have been meditating for several years and have learned so much more from attending this course. The teaching was clear, precise and supportive.”
“I came away from this course with a full understanding of the requirements to teach this method of meditation.”
“It has been a life changing experience. After nearly 16 years of meditation and yoga this was the training that helped me find my way.”
“In enjoy the wholesomeness of learning with such an honourable organisation as The Yoga Healing Foundation”
“Brilliant course materials”
“Anna explained the theory and the practice in a clear and concise way breaking down difficult concepts.”
Testimonial from Vanessa Nelson, a yoga teacher who graduated from the 2016 course and then registered as a Traditional Yoga Meditation Teacher. She is now teaching weekly classes and has had excellent feedback from her students.
“Fantastic course for anyone wishing to teach meditation. The course was wonderfully presented by Anna, an incredibly inspiring teacher, and the supporting teaching materials and recordings we received are invaluable resources for any teacher. The mentoring scheme and ongoing support for all new teachers is very reassuring – to know that no question will go unanswered has given me the confidence to teach and share this life-changing meditation technique with my students. Teaching Prana Samyama is incredibly rewarding, I highly recommend this course!” – Vanessa Nelson
Traditional Yoga and Yogacampus are offering this training course in partnership.
Please book via the Yogacampus website here: www.yogacampus.com