Live the Meditation
You Teach

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.
M.D., Arizona
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.

Continuing Support

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.

Meet Your Instructors

Nayaswami Gyandev

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

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


To do well in a professional-level online course like this, you need to be organized and a self-starter. You also need to decide whether you can fit one more thing into your everyday life, because the course will require at least 7–8 hours every week, and you will need to participate online multiple times per week (at times convenient for you). Finally, you need to be comfortable with the technology—it’s not difficult, but it is part of the course.
The course web page is easy to use and intuitive, and it offers many “how to” instructions to help you. Also, these days everyone knows someone who can help them over such technological hurdles as using Zoom, or making videos and uploading them to the web. If you think you will need such help, we recommend that you find a helper soon rather than waiting until an assignment deadline approaches.
Yes, you’ll have lots of interaction! In fact, many of your assignments require it: discussion forums, Q&A forum, “live” one-to-one practice teaching fellow students via Zoom, a final team project. Plentiful interaction is a best practice in online learning, and this course is structured entirely around best practices.
You will be free to do your coursework at whatever times of day suit your schedule. We expect you to log in and do some work (often just 15 minutes) on multiple days each week. Also, during several weeks of the course, you will need enough flexibility to find a mutually agreeable time to meet with classmates for practice teaching via internet video (using Zoom); this is usually quite doable.
Yes, and we recommend it! We open the course web page about 2 weeks prior to the “official” start date of the course, and we send out a notice to enrolled students at that time.
Yes. This course takes place within the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, so participants should be interested in teaching his approach to meditation. Those who come from a different tradition—or no tradition at all—should register at least 2 weeks in advance in order to begin to learn and practice those techniques well before the course begins. Then your course experience will unfold much more naturally, and your teaching and personal practice will benefit much more. Please note: We do not ask that you discontinue with your current meditation practices; we simply ask that you do the practices that are required for this program.

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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
Tuition: $995
Upcoming Dates:
February 26 – May 6, 2020

Apply now to recharge your own practice and help your students fall in love with mediation.

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Ananda Meditation Teacher Training