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OVERVIEW:200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Rishikesh India Certified by the Yoga Alliance
LOCATION:Yoga Essence, Tapovan (100 meters from Ganga River), Near Dewa Retreat, Rishikesh. India
COURSE DATES:02nd Apr - 25th Apr 2020
02nd May - 25th May 2020
02nd Jun - 25th Jun 2020
02nd Jul - 25th Jul 2020
02nd Aug - 25th Aug 2020
02nd Sep - 25th Sep 2020
02nd Oct - 25th Oct 2020
02nd Nov - 25th Nov 2020
02nd Dec - 25th Dec 2020
02nd Feb - 25th Feb 2021
02nd Mar - 25th Mar 2021
02nd Apr - 25th Apr 2021
02nd May - 25th May 2021
02nd Jun - 25th Jun 2021
02nd Jul - 25th Jul 2021
PRICE:For Shared Room: € 1349 Euro Now : € 1199 Euro
For Private Room: € 14 Euro Per Day Now : € 09 Euro Per Day

* Price include accommodation, food and course material.

Key Features 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training India

  • Introduction to the basic foundations of meditation practices
  • Learning, practicing 20+ meditation & mindfulness techniques
  • Understanding the science behind all meditation practices
  • Introduction to chakras, kundalini & nadis with meditation techniques
  • Meditation techniques from Vigyan Bhairav Tantra of Shiva
  • Getting clarity about the core principles of meditation & mindfulness
  • Understanding the concept, role, and importance of subtle bodies
  • Heal & transform your body-mind-heart with yogic tools
  • Enhance your joy, love, peace & equanimity
  • Understand important life topics with yoga psychology & philosophy
  • Experience the power of silence & silent meditation retreat
  • Experience both traditional & contemporary meditation practices
  • Learn step by step guide to meditation & yoga nidra
  • Opportunity to deepen the understanding of the eight limbs of yoga
  • Become certified meditation & yoga nidra teacher, Yoga Alliance USA
  • Introduction to inner science & the journey into higher consciousness

Course Overview:-
200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training India

Alertness, Awareness, Mindfulness are Keys to Meditation

Meditation means remain in the present and then see. It is the process of doing things in a relaxed, mindful way. It is the process of doing our daily activities with full of awareness, alertness. Meditation gives us more energy; it gives us a new quality of mind. It gives us a new festivity; it gives us new innocence in our life. It transforms our whole work of life into a relaxed meditative act, a play-oriented act, a pleasurable act. Then our whole life becomes a ceremony, a celebration.

Meditation teaches how to balance the body-mind-emotions and bring more joy and peace into our life. It soothes our energies to move into a deeper harmonious state of life.  It helps to find out the solution of many core issues of life by bringing greater clarity, understanding, and awareness into different situations. Meditation teaches the secret of transformation, equanimity, and transcendency.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a solid platform to learn and experience different forms of meditations and mindfulness practices through 200 hours meditation teacher training course. This meditation training course provides a unique opportunity to yoga teachers, meditation aspirants, and seekers to open the dimensions of meditation and mindfulness. Experiential aspects of meditation practices and transformational aspects of life are one of the key elements of all the Yoga Essence Rishikesh teacher training programs instead of simply delivering practices only on a technical basis.

During the first 15 days of our 200 hours meditation teacher training, the students will learn and experience varieties of meditation, mindfulness practices covering from many traditions, paths, and schools. These practices belong to both ancient and contemporary ages and are being taught. Yoga Essence teaches those meditation and mindfulness practices focusing on life, subscribing to life, subscribing to whole humanity but not subscribing to any specific tradition or individual. During this training period, the students will also receive a basic understanding of the science and mechanism of different meditation practices.

The last 09 days of the training course will focus on yoga Nidra teacher training and teaching practicums. All these meditation and mindfulness practices are normally taught by combining both the core principles of ancient yogic science and modern healing science. This unique combination of knowledge makes our 200 hours meditation teacher training course more complete, systematic, and updated.

Yoga Nidra and Guided Meditation Training with Certification

One of the essential parts of our 200 hours meditation teacher training course is an introduction to the yoga nidra and guided meditation practices towards the end of training through a 09 days 50 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level 1). This extra beneficial training allows the students to understand the science and methods of yoga nidra and guided meditation practice. They learn and practice the step by step methodology of this guided relaxation, healing, and consciousness technique. It allows our 200 hours meditation training students to experience, understand, and develop the skill of yoga nidra, guided relaxation, and guided meditation practices.

To know more about yoga nidra teacher training

Please visit: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (level 1)


“Chakras & Kundalini” Meditations

Our 200 hours Meditation Teacher Training course includes many meditation techniques on chakras and kundalini mainly based on Bija mantras (Seed Sounds), breathing, guided instructions, affirmations, visualizations. These meditation practices allow experiencing higher energy, awareness, and understanding of vital energy centers (chakras) and kundalini shakti. The course also covers the detailed explanation of the meaning, concept and yogic philosophy, psychology on kundalini, chakras, nadis, etc.

More info at…

CHAKRA MEDITATION: Meditation Practices on Psycho-Spiritual Energy Centers

Meditations From “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra”

“Vigyan Bhairav Tantra” of Shiva is the ancient most text on meditation practices containing. It contains 112 meditation techniques given by Shiva to experience higher transcendental consciousness. It is an all-inclusive meditation manual and considered as the encyclopedia of meditation practices. During the 200 hours meditation teacher training course, the students will get a detailed introduction to this ancient meditation text. They will learn and practice a few meditation techniques from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.

More details at…

VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA: The Encyclopaedia of Meditation Techniques 

Meditation Practices from “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras are the seeds of wisdom providing us the key insights and guidelines of yogic practices. Patanjali yoga sutras provide the basic stepwise foundation to our inner journey and higher consciousness. Our 200 hours meditation teacher training course covers deeper concepts and understandings on the eight limbs of yoga i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan & Samadhi as outlined in Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Greater clarity on these eight steps of yoga helps to deepen experiential and transformational aspects of yoga. The students will learn and practice some mediation practices based on the sutras of Patanjali yoga.

Silence and Silent Meditation Retreat

Since ancient times, Silence and Silent Meditation Retreat has been used as one of the important tools of the spiritual journey by almost all the spiritual traditions, paths, and schools. This silence helps greatly to deepen the transformation of body-mind-heart and to deepen the experience of meditation practices. It allows moving into many advanced subtle mediation techniques on Chakras, Kundalini, and Nada Yoga. In the middle of our 200 hours meditation teacher training course, the participants will observe 4 days of silence.  These silent days help the students to see and understand many deep-rooted habitual patterns of body-mind that contribute to chronic stress and tensions. These days are for personal growth and teach us how to stay more relaxed, peaceful, and joyful with ourselves.

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Art of Living

Life is known only through being mindful, sensitive, aesthetic, and aware. The door to life is not Logic but Love. Life does not belong to arithmetic; it belongs to art. The right way of Living which is best known as Art of Living is one of the core topics to be covered in our 200 hours meditation teacher training course Our students will receive many yogic insights from contemporary masters on the following questions:

How to integrate & harmonize our life energies?
How to live the life in its full depth & dimensions?
How to live a life full of joy, peace, love, compassion?
How to manifest our unique qualities & potentials of life?

The above topics will also be taught more in detail through our Advanced 500 hours Meditation Teacher Training Course.


Details of Certification

On the successful completion of the training, course assignments, and tests, the students of our 200 hours meditation teacher training will receive two certifications. They are:

  • 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Certification Plus.
  • 50 Hours Yoga Nidra & Guided Meditation Training.

Accreditation Details

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and Accredited with Yoga Alliance USA. Swami Dhyan Samarth, the lead teacher is a Continuous Education Provider of Yoga Alliance USA (YACEP).  For the teaching of meditations and yoga nidra our Certifications of 200 hours Meditation Teacher Training and 50 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher training will be acknowledged and valid all over the world. 

Practice Styles of 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training

  • Nada Meditation
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation
  • Vipassana Meditation
  • Raja Yoga Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Osho Active Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Meditation
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • And more!

During this 200 hour meditation teacher training course, you will experience and be trained in many different meditation, mindfulness techniques, tools, and exercises. These techniques and practices have been developed by ancient masters like Patanjali, Shiva, Buddha, and contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho, Sufi. Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others are more passive and some techniques use the 5 senses like seeing, listening, etc. All these practices help to connect with your inner world and higher consciousness. And, all these methods are done in a non-serious and joyful way so that you will enjoy the learning process and transformation.

Who can join this 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training Course:

  • Students who want to become meditation teachers and wish to get internationally recognized teaching certification of meditation and yoga nidra.
  • Spiritual seekers who want to take their spiritual journey to the next level but not interested to be a teacher.
  • Meditation practitioners, yoga lovers who want to deepen their experience of meditation through many meditation practices and yoga nidra practices in a single package.

What’s Included in the Course Fee:

  • 23 Nights Shared or Private AC room accommodation with attached bath.
  • 3 Yogic and Sattvic homemade fresh meals with local flavour’s and seasonal ingredients.
  • 160+ page in-depth Course Handbook which outlines details of meditation techniques,foundations of meditation, detail of Chakras and Kundalini, & Nadis, details of applied Yoga Philosophy, and more.
  • 150+ page in-depth Course Handbook which outlines details of yoga nidra steps & scripts, details of Patanjali yoga sutra, mantras and their meanings, suggested reading materials, and more.
  • 20+ GB of course materials including PDF versions of books on meditation, yoga, yoga nidra, audio tracks of guided relaxation practices, guided meditation practices, music sound tracks for meditation techniques, , mantras, kirtans, , yogic quotes and discourses, and much more.
  • 02 Hardcover reference Textbook on Meditation.
  • Hardcover reference Textbook on Yoga Nidra.
  • Reference Textbook on Asana & Pranayama.

With a Loving Gesture to the Students:

Suggestion from the Lead Meditation Teacher:

Swami Dhyan Samarth the Founder & Lead meditation teacher normally suggests to the students to stay at least 1-2 nights more after the finish of the course. These nights after the finishing of course helps the students to spend quality time with Himalayan nature and allow the intensive practices to settle down in a relaxed, calm way. It prepares the participants rightly for the outer journey.

With a loving gesture, Yoga Essence Rishikesh allows 02 extra nights staying without any charge. It is a Gift from Yoga Essence to the students who stay extra nights after the finish of the course.

Syllabus Of 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
Course At Yoga Essence Rishikesh

Our 200 hour Meditation teacher training course covers multi-style meditation practices comprising active and passive meditation techniques compatible with contemporary lifestyle. You will learn 20 meditation techniques from different tradition paths, schools etc of the world. These practices are being taught by encompassing both ancient eastern yogic inner sciences and western modern outer sciences. The practices are fully focused on our transformation and self-growth without subscribing to any particular paths, schools, tradition or any individuals. You will learn these practices with their pure essence and their practical application to our modern lifestyle. These practices are presented very systematically and scientifically to enhance the experiential and transformational aspects of our life. This meditation teacher training course will equip you with huge practical materials in form of Meditation Training Handbook, Meditation book, many meditation and yoga books in PDF, huge collection of meditation music, audio-video materials etc. And, all these practices are being taught in a non-serious, joyful and contemporary way so that you will enjoy the learning process, self-growth and transformation.

The main purpose to add Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with the curriculum of our 200 hour meditation teacher training course is to impart the skill of guided practice to our students so that they can find very easy to lead meditation sessions which includes some guided relaxation and also lead yoga Nidra session. During the yoga nidra training you will experience and learn the entire process of yoga nidra through an additional 30 hours of special training of theory and practices of nidra yoga. This training will allow you to understand and experience yoga nidra in a very scientific step by step methodology. This training will also help you to develop the skill and learn the process of guided deep relaxation practice, guided meditation practice.

Applied meditation, yoga philosophy is one of the interesting subject of our 200 hour meditation teacher training course. This particular class helps the students to understand and apply the fundamentals of meditation philosophy and psychology  into meditation their practices. This particular subject also develops the core understanding of the entire sciences of inner journey, the map of inner journey to make the inner journey more systematic, scientific and to the point. The explanations also bring more practical clarity to the whole yogic sciences and their purpose in our life. It includes:

  • Pillars of inner journey and holistic health
  • Obstacles to Meditation and inner journey
  • Fundamental principles of meditation and yoga
  • The science of chakras, kundalini and nadis and their relationship with inner journey.
  • Panchakosha – The five bodies or layers of human existence.
  • Chittabhumi ­– The five states of mind.
  • Sharira Traya – Three bodies.
  • Four States of Consciousness
  • Purushartha: Four Aims of Life

According to Rishi Patanjali, the main purpose of Asana practice is to bring the stability of the body that in turns stabilise the mind and breath for meditation. Swami Swatmaram, the author of Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that the asana practice makes our body flexible, lightness, disease free and brings greater stability for pranayama and meditation practice. During our 200 hour meditation teacher training course you will learn the asana practices that fulfilling  exactly the same characteristics of asana as described by both Rishi Patanjali and Swami Swatmaram in their respective yogic texts. You will get opportunity to learn the traditional Hatha Yoga asana practice in contemporary dimension and in its pure essence by turning the asana practice session into more meditative and deeper experience. You will experience how asana practice can build a solid platform for higher yogic practices like Dharana, Dhyan and Samadhi. You will also experience how classical hatha yoga practice can help to stabilize our body, mind and emotion and opens path for holistic health and higher consciousness. As pranayama practices are important tool to control the mind and activate chakras and kundalini, hence you will get opportunity also to learn and practice few breathing practices.

Mantras is one of the most powerful tools best on sound and it’s vibrations that affect instantly our energy body, mental body and emotional body. Hence almost religious paths, schools have developed their own sound practices to work deeply on body, mind, heart  for health, healing, and spiritual growth. Mantra are very effective practice to stop the obsessive nature of mind and bring down the mind to the present moment. Mantra is one of the best tool to activate chakras, kundalini, expansion of energy body, experience of higher consciousness etc.

In our 200 hour meditation teacher training course the  Teaching Practicum topic covers a thorough and deeper explanations on the yogic science of each meditation practice. The students will receive many inputs and tips on how to present each meditation practice more in a systematic and scientific way.  This will allow the students to teach each meditation technique skilfully and creatively. You will learn how to create different modules of meditation sessions like 60 minutes modules, 90 minutes modules, 2 to 3 hours modules, whole day meditation modules meditation retreat etc.  This training imparts many tips how to use some meditation practices as meditative therapy for stress management sleep management and holistic healing. You would learn how to choose the meditation practices in respect of basic, intermediate, advanced and present them accordingly. This training also covers the detailed explanation regarding how to use, when to use and where to use the meditation practices effectively and scientifically so that they can create the basic foundation for inner journey, self-transformation, self-growth and holistic health.

Daily Schedule of Meditation Teacher Training Course

06:00 amHerbal Detox Tea
06:30 amYoga Asana Practice
07:45 amPranayama & Mantra Chanting
08:30 amBreakfast
09:50 amMindfulness Meditation Practices
11:15 amYoga Philosophy & Psychology (Applied/Practical)
12:15 pmClassical Meditation Practices (Buddha/Patanjali)
01:15 pmLunch & Rest
02:30 pmSelf Study
03:30 pmMeditation Practice (Osho/Sufi/Vigyan Bhairav Tantra)
05:00 pmHerbal Tea
05:30 pmMeditation (Trataka/Mantra/Kirtan/Satsang)
07:00 pmDinner
08:00 pmQ&A Session/Teaching Practicum/Inner Journey Guidance
09:30 pmLight Off & Rest

Please Note: – The daily schedule is subject to change

More Details Of 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course:

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. Advance deposit money to reserve the spot of the course is non-refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yoga Essence Rishikesh at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course within 6 months. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.

  • Metal Water Bottle (you can also find here in nearby market)
  • Minimum 16GB memory stick/card to receive useful materials of the course.
  • We have necessary Yoga Props, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
  • Torch
  • Plug Adaptor

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