Live the Meditation
Want to share meditation with others, but don’t have the time or resources to travel to a class? Our Online Ananda Meditation Teacher Training is for you.
From personalized training to post-training support, we help you in every way to become the teacher you truly want to be.
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One of the most enjoyable adult educational experiences I’ve had, online or off. Many thanks for this life-changing, high-quality opportunity to grow.
I feel thoroughly prepared to begin teaching yoga – I want to share yoga with everyone.Anna, Rossland, BC, Canada
Teach with Confidence
Become a magnetic teacher as you practice and teach Ananda Meditation extensively during the training, with ample guidance and feedback from some of Ananda’s finest instructors.
Meditation Grounded in Ancient Traditions
Ananda is known for its expertise in meditation, and for almost 50 years we’ve been training teachers in techniques grounded in the highest yogic practices of India, as brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Live the Meditation You Teach
At Ananda don’t just teach meditation—we live it, and so can you. Learn how to incorporate your meditation practice into your daily life from meditators with decades of experience.
Enjoy discussion forums, take advantage of teaching and practice resources, ask questions of our faculty, and participate in free graduates-only webinars as part of our Network of Ananda Meditation Teachers.
Known for his clarity of presentation, deep insights, high energy, kindness and humor, Nayswami Gyandev has taught meditation for nearly 30 years.
A meditator since 1974, Gyandev is director of Ananda Yoga worldwide, co-director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training, and co-founder of Yoga Alliance. He is also a Certified Online Instructor, Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher, Raja Yoga teacher, and E-RYT 500.
Nayaswami Diksha McCord is the Co-director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program both in person and online.
She is a native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990. A powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe.
Diksha has been meditating for over 30 years, and has trained people to teach meditation for 18 years. A multi-talented woman, of great warmth and humor, gifted in both intelligence and intuition, Diksha brings a broad and eclectic background to her teaching. Above all, she awakens in her students their own inner wisdom and the will to make positive changes in their lives.
Watch what our graduates have to say:
You’ll be a better meditation teacher after the first day, and it just keeps getting better.Toni
I was so impressed with your online course… It is highly professional, accommodates multiple learning styles, and keeps students accountable. K.B., New York
I am a long-term meditator and was delighted by how much I learned and the effect of deepening my practice. N.D., England
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You’ll learn to teach—and practice more effectively—a broad spectrum of meditation techniques, including:
Ancient meditation techniques as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
Using the breath to calm the body and mind
Concentration techniques to overcome mental restlessness
Music as an aid to meditation
How to sit for the most effective, comfortable meditation practice
How to open the heart and develop your feeling nature
How to use affirmations, visualization, and walking meditations
Become a truly dynamic teacher:
Learn effective presentation skills and how to overcome stage fright
Practice and teach Ananda Meditation extensively during the training, with ample guidance and feedback from instructors
Nursing CEU Eligible: 65 hours
Teach any student, whether s/he wants only stress relief, or the highest that meditation can offer, or anything in-between
Discover how to organize and market your classes
Change your life and through you, the lives of many others.
10-week Online Certification Course
February 26 – May 6, 2020
Apply now to recharge your own practice and help your students fall in love with mediation.