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.
HOW THE ONLINE COURSE IS DELIVERED
This course has been carefully and thoughtfully adapted from our in-person Meditation Teacher Training that Rod has been leading for the past 7 years. The online format is taught live over a 5-consecutive day immersion, with recordings available to view if timezone or time constraints prevent you from participating live. You'll access the course content through our Online Teacher Training Course Portal on the InYoga website. Replays will be available 24 hours after the live sessions.
If you're participating live, each day you'll log into our Online Course Portal to access the Zoom links to join the live sessions. The live format will include daily yoga practices, live interactive sessions, homework assignments, digital teacher training manual, and downloadable worksheets. Your live participation and completion of homework assignments and exercises will award you with a 50-hour teacher training certificate. The training materials will be available to you for 12 months from start date of the course, 21st July 2021.
Schedule for Live Participation - all times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
Wednesday to Sunday
8am - 10am Yoga practice
10am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 1:30pm Morning Session (includes 15 minute break)
1:30pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Session (includes 15 minute break)
Please note all lecture sessions will include ample break time to allow everyone to feel refreshed between sessions. Maximum session time (other than morning class) is 90 minutes.
You're welcome to take this training at your own pace, if participating live is not possible due to circumstances or time zone. Through our Online Course Portal, you'll receive access to all recorded yoga classes and training sessions, as well as digital teacher training manual, downloadable worksheets and class planning templates. To receive a 50-hour teacher training certificate, you will need to complete all homework assignments and exercises to ensure you have integrated the information taught. The training materials will be available to you for 12 months from start date of the course, 21st July 2021.
"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
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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 online
Wednesday 21 July to Sunday 25 July 2021
Wed - Sun 8:00am - 5:00pm
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.