a course with Swami Saradananda
a 3-months training for yoga teachers
Introduce your students to meditation as you deepen your own practice
This course balances student-teacher contact hours with online training and personal practice
- Four full-day workshops meet once per month from 10 am to 4 pm (with a break for lunch)
- Weekly homework assignments will be sent to you via email. These are to be completed on your own and returned at the end of each week – estimated time: 2 hours per week
- Daily practice – minimum: ½ hour per day
- Practice teaching – estimated ½ hour per week
- Personal mentoring with Swami Saradananda
The next course will meet in Central London on Saturdays: 16 Sept, 7 Oct, 11 Nov and 9 Dec 2017
You will learn:
- to structure meditation courses and workshops
- to lead group meditations
- to perfect lecture techniques
- when and how to lead discussions
- how to help students to make meditation a part of daily life
- breathing exercises, including how to use the breath to overcome distractions
- mantra meditation
- tratak, visualisations, subtle energies
- mudras and yantras
- to understand the nature and function of the mind
- how the mind and body interface in meditation
- asana and pranayama practices specific to meditation
- effects of lifestyle and diet on meditation
- how to encourage students in their meditation practice
- Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
- how to organise courses; teaching methods
Requirements for participation:
- Completion of yoga teachers’ training
- 2 years of regular meditation practice
- Basic computer literacy and an email address
Cost: £395, includes an extensive manual and teaching aidsl; you will not be requested to purchase any other books.
2. contact Robin regarding account details so that you can make a bank transfer of the £150 non-refundable deposit.
3. If you prefer to send a cheque, make it payable to "Swami Saradananda" and post it to BREATHE Ltd, 67 Riffel Road, London NW2 4PG. The balance is due no later than 21 January (3 weeks before the start of the course).
Classes are small, as the number of participants is limited. Please book as soon as possible.
Venue: Swami Saradananda’s private studio in Central London, closest tube Earl’s Court
Contact Swami Saradananda if you have questions about the course - or if you are unable to attend the course and would like to arrange personal mentoring – or would like to arrange a customized programme for your group.
Comments from participants of Teach Meditation
Thank you so much for all the teaching. These are such valuable skills that I will never forget and will carry with me always.
Very best wishes
~Nina Savarese, yoga teacher, St. Leonards on Sea
Dear Swami Saradananda,
I just wanted to thank you again for the teaching meditation course that i attended last year.
Since the commencement of the course my daily meditation practise has become such a major part of who i am now.
I experience such joy chanting at the beginning and end of my practice too and this initially was a little challenging for me.
I ran my first urban meditation day retreat just before Christmas and during the preparation of the day, the day itself, as well as with the feedback received from the students that attended, it made me realise how much knowledge you had shared with us - even more so than i had realised at the time. I am running my second meditation day tomorrow again and i am looking forward again to sharing this knowledge.
I hope to be able to study with you further in the future.
~Simon Hoten, Yoga Teacher, West Hampstead
I attended Swami Saradnanada's Teach Meditation course in 2014. She is a wonderful teacher who brings traditional yogic meditation into the modern world that we live in. Her many years of experience and dedication to teaching shine through during the course. The course content is excellent with a good balance of contact hours & homework (including theory & practical). The Course helped me build a consistently regular meditation practice which is still in place to this day. The course gave me the tools and confidence to teach meditation and I have been teaching Meditation Classes for 2 years now and am enjoying every moment. Highly Recommended. Namaste~ Susan Spreckley, yoga teacher, Herts
My meditation practice has become much more effective and intensive. Only now I have the feeling that I am able to meditate and do not know what I was doing before I started the Teach Meditation course...incredible!~ Larissa Von Seydlitz, yoga teacher, Germany
Very concentrated and interesting. I learnt so much in such a short time. I feel more knowledgeable and more confident about teachinggenerally, but especially meditation techniques. Hard work but worth it!~ Anita Cullum, yoga teacher, Cambridge
After seeing Swami Saradananda at the OM Yoga Show I decided to book her Teach Meditation course. It is without doubt the best thing I have done for myself as a teacher of yoga and also on a personal level. She is a wonderful teacher a lovely person and her knowledge is limitless, she shares generously with you as she teaches, telling applicable stories, adding humour so its not heavy. The course gives you all the tools you need to practise and teach meditation.
The course has improved my teaching skills, I am able to add some of what I have learnt into my yoga classes and I feel am am growing on a spiritual level.
After competing the course I felt confident enough to teach meditation courses to my students,sharing the wonderful wisdom of her teachings. Thank you Swami Saradananda what an amazing journey!~ Vivien Row, yoga teacher, Wallington, Surrey
A comprehensive course with an emphasis on practical experience. In addition to preparing those who wish to teach, it is ideal for those with a background in Yoga who wish to take their practice further, learning about the Spiritual and Philosophical aspects. Swami Saradananda is generous with her knowledge, open and hospitable, and her devotion and experience are inspirational.~ Tim Hallewell, yoga teacher, west London
Swami Saradananda´s course for learning to teach meditation has been a most constructive, interesting, and highly informative course that has answered lots of questions concerning teaching meditation and given me the confidence to now teach it .I recommend it to anyone wanting a good grounding on the subject. Thank you Swamiji!~ Ruth Fellner, yoga teacher, Malaga Spain
Swami Saradananda's Teach Meditation course may be the most valuable study I have ever undertaken. It was the first time I ever submitted myself to a practice and let it shape me – it was a real turning point in my life. The course will leave you with a storehouse of knowledge to teach from as well as leaving room for your own thoughts and development.~ Robert Kay, yoga teacher, Kent
I found the meditation course very thorough and enjoyable, looking at various different aspects and exploring different methods of meditation. It was a greater commitment as I had originally anticipated but I was rewarded with some revealing insights into my own behaviour and thought patterns. I enjoyed the various quotes on our handouts.~ Nataraja Gabriele Steen, yoga teacher, New Malden, Surrey
Swami Saradananda’s course contains enough material to set you on the path to meditation with the tools of your choice, breath, visualization, and mantras, with the wisdom of raja yoga to deepen your exploration of the self. I feel happy and prepared to teach meditation now.~ Kim Duran, yoga teacher, Bournemouth
I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the workshops, meeting new friends and how much I got out of your teachings a true inspiration. Thank you.~ Emma Spivey, yoga teacher, Berks
I really enjoyed doing the Teach Meditation’ homework; it’s so absorbing. The course has helped me to clarify so much with my work as a yoga teacher, realising that I am not just limited to teaching asanas. Opening to new ideas and focusing on my own practice keeps my view clear as to why I practice yoga. I feel that I can bring more depth to my classes and inspire students to practice more with increasing interest in the yogic path. Also, as the mother of a teenager, it has helped me to become a more tolerant parent.~ Bhavani Maria Annibal, yoga teacher, Ruislip, Middx
I learnt so much about myself, the way I think and how that effects what I do. It was interesting to explore different types of techniques- I think some of us are better with sound others with vision and it was good to find this out.~ Louise Cashin, yoga teacher, Richmond
A thorough well-structured course which has greatly benefited my personal practice as well as helping my students.~ Mita Shah, yoga teacher, Harrow, Middx
Clearly structured step by step guide to teaching meditation! One feels as if someone takes you by the hand and takes you down a very deep path, stony perhaps but always with firm guidance and reassurance. Infectious teacher, supportive environment.~ Beate Fritzsching-Jerschke, yoga teacher, Berlin, Germany
I thoroughly enjoyed the course…. Gave greater depth to my personal and teaching practice. I found doing daily practice particularly helpful, also keeping spiritual diary, spending time learning and revisiting meditation theory and practice.~ Ntathu Allen, yoga teacher, Southeast London
I felt the course, in general, was all embracing, structured with in-built discipline as the exercises had to be completed and monitored on a daily basis. This is a detailed, professional approach which “airs” all aspects of the meditation process and highlights deficiency/areas needing to be worked on.As someone who had been “meditating” on their own using predominantly books the course was an excellent way of determining where I was with my practice and finding what was needed to move forward. Raja Yoga led me to meditation the Teach Meditation course led me back to the science of Raja Yoga.
~ William Marshall, Essex
An excellent course, well structured, plenty of information, life changing.~ Marian Simpson, yoga teacher, Derry, Ireland
Swami Sardananda’s Teach Meditation course renewed my practice of yoga and life and was at the same time, enlightening, engrossing and demanding. Swami Sardananda is an inspiring teacher.~ Helen Suddards, yoga teacher, Greece
I thoroughly enjoyed the course even though at the beginning it felt quite intense and time consuming. After the first couple of weeks I found my self settling in to it. The course was generous and rich with information, philosophy and teaching skills.~ Shelley Bloom, yoga teacher, Herts