• (examples: 5 times per week for 15 minutes; 20 minutes daily)
  • Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training FAQs
  • Terms & Conditions for Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training Online

    Participants must agree to the following terms & conditions for this course:

    a) You will not share the course manual or other course materials with anyone.

    b) Certification as a Level 1 Ananda Meditation® Teacher depends upon:
    • Satisfactory performance on all assignments (including on-time completion).
    • Full, regular, and meaningful participation in all course activities.
    • The faculty’s assessment of your readiness to teach.
    c) Course requirements include the following tasks, for which The Expanding Light and Online with Ananda do not provide technical support:
    • Teach meditation to a classmate via Zoom (or a similar internet video chat service) on 4 occasions, and be a student for a classmate on 4 other occasions.
    • Make 4 short videos, and post them on YouTube (or a similar service). Videos can be made with a smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.; no special video equipment is required.
    d) This online course offers credit toward Level 2 Ananda Meditation® Teacher Training, Ananda Yoga® Therapy Training (and therefore Yoga Therapist certification via the International Association of Yoga Therapists), and continuing education for Yoga Alliance RYTs. The 2021 offerings of this course also count toward Level 2 Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training certification; it is not yet certain whether Yoga Alliance will continue to recognize online courses after 2021.

    e) Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 14 days or more before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded, less a $150 processing fee. If you cancel within 14 days of the start of the program, then 50% of your payment will be refunded, and the remainder will be forfeited. If you cancel more than 14 days after the start of the program, the full program cost will be forfeited.