THE SUBTLE ARTS OF YOGA MEDITATION
Meditation and the art of Mudra, Pranayama and Mantra cultivates a quality of attention, curiosity and wonder that can transform a yoga practice and your life.
Meditation is a natural, instinctive process that all human beings can access with skillful guidance. Our bodies are designed to enter deeply restful states so that healing and rejuvenation can happen in the most natural way possible. However, because meditation is a very internal practice (not something that can be seen like a yoga pose), and because there are lot of myths around what actually happens in meditation, many people are quick to believe they are failing when they practice meditation.
Traditional yogic meditation practices were often designed for 'renounciates' (think monks in monasteries and yogis in Himalayan caves!). Such people have have renounced their everyday worldly lives of work, play and family, and have devoted their lives to perfecting specific meditation techniques. These techniques often don't translate easily to our modern interactive lives, and as such meditation can sometimes feel unattainable.
Some of the myths of how to meditate that students often state are: "I find it hard to sit still", or "I can't stop my thoughts", or " I want to calm my busy mind". We are here to help you bust those myths so that your students are able to discover a rich and rewarding meditation practice, with a technique that is perfect for them. The truth is, the best meditation technique for an individual is one that they love and connect to naturally. Rather than one single technique that is imposed by a teacher or tradition, often designed for someone with a completely different life, such as a male monk. You will learn the language and skills required to encourage your students how to find their own special 'doorway' into meditation.
In this course you will learn skills drawn from the wisdom of Tantric Hatha Yoga, to guide your student’s awareness through the 'koshas', or the layers of one's being from gross to subtle. You will learn the language required to encourage your students how to find their own special 'doorway' into meditation. You'll discover how to guide people's attention through a yoga class, allowing students to become awakened to the full potential of yoga. Helping to guide your students in a natural, life-affirming approach to meditation is a wonderful gift, whether you aim to teach meditation as part of an asana class, or in dedicated meditation sessions.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Learn the language and presence to guide meditation instinctively and effortlessly.
- Explore timeless meditation practices from the yoga tradition.
- Learn the science behind how and why certain meditation practices work for everyday people like yourself, and some work better for monks.
- Discover the skill to awaken natural instincts as doorways to effortless meditation.
- Explore the physical body as an expression and tool of connection to essence, through the practice of mudra. Realise the potential of mudra to enhance your own teaching and communication skills.
- Deepen your experience of the flow of prana through classical and evolutionary breath practices and kriyas, and the skills to teach them to your students.
- Discover mantra as a tool of thought to bring harmony and focus to the mind.
- Unlock your ability to use language as a guide to a healthy flow of emotion.
- Become sensitive to the teaching power of shunya (silence or space).
- Learn the secrets to create the space for a truly relaxing and restorative savasana.
A passionate teacher of meditation, and skillful trainer of teachers, Rod Galbraith’s greatest love lies in sharing the wonder and delight of the subtle practices of yoga. His knowledge is infused by his valued relationship with his personal mentors Lorin Roche, Camille Maurine and Shiva Rea, and a foundation of traditional studies with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living). Rod weaves knowledge of the illuminating practices of yoga with experience from his own dedicated personal practice, artfully sharing this knowledge with yoga students and teachers alike through classes, workshops and yoga teacher trainings.
"The Meditation Teacher Training with Rod opened my mind to different ways that meditation can be taught and practiced. Rod made it so engaging and informative but at the same time super practical and relatable. I'm really enjoying sharing some of this knowledge with my students! Thank you!"
~ Cara, Yoga Teacher
"I really enjoyed the Meditation Teacher Training. Rod made us feel comfortable in our space, and because he taught from his heart the course was so heart warming. I loved how the meditation course had freedom within the structure and how we all got to inspire each other and be ourselves. Rod shared his wisdom and knowledge to us and taught us to trust our intuition too. That made us all have that freedom within the meditation structure and be ourselves which gave us a chance to accept who we are and explore our unique self."
~ Jenni, Yoga Teacher
"I attended the 50 Hour Meditation Teacher Training and was truly transformed by the experience. With a sudden lockdown imposed on NSW, Rod and Nicole remained organized, very communicative and were warm and welcoming even before beginning the training. They worked so hard to make sure the experience was profound and were incredibly generous with what they had to offer.I feel truly blessed to have experienced this and forever grateful to both of them. I look forward to attending the studio for more classes and future trainings."
- Nilusha, Yoga Teacher
"The 50 hour Meditation course at InYoga was gentle, welcoming and inspiring. Rod is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and has so much knowledge about meditation practise and teaching. His real world experience of his pre and post meditation practise life and how this impacted him, where shared through his many anecdotes which were invaluable in a teaching environment - it helped to demystify and explain the tools that can be used for developing our own practise which can in turn be used in our teaching . I mostly loved that Rod’s teaching felt like it was about finding the inner poetry of life. This really inspired me and resonated with me. It is a gift that should be shared. Nicole's input and support throughout the training was also invaluable. Thank you."
- Anna, Designer & Art Director
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If you have not completed 200-hours of yoga teacher training, please get in touch with us to assess your suitability for this course by contacting email@example.com.
This training forms part of InYoga’s 200, 300/350 and 500-hour teacher training pathway through Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. Participants who have already completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training will receive a 50 hour certificate.
Please note that this course is 100% face to face, with no further requirement to complete training hours outside of the allotted dates! There will be some homework reading at the end of each day. Practical assessment for certification will be completed on the final day of the course.
This course will be held at;
Level 2, 137 Devonshire St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010.
Wednesday 9 - 13 February 2022
The course will include morning asana and meditation practice, theory and practical teaching sessions.
Bring a yoga mat, notebook and pen, and an open heart and mind!
Please note this course does not include accommodation or meals.
Full payment is required at the time of booking
Cancellation and Withdrawal
Withdrawal from single module purchase:
No refund for cancellations within 14 days of course commencing.
Outside of the 14-day no-refund period, cancellations will incur a $150 administration fee. Alternatively, you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.
Withdrawal from package module purchase:
No refund for cancellations, however you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.
95% attendance is required for a teacher training certificate to be awarded. Students who miss more than 5% of the contact hours will require private tuition at their own cost to make up any missed sessions ($250/hour) in order to receive a certificate.