Teaching Meditation for Yoga Teachers by Mark Giubarelli
Teaching meditation is an art by itself and guiding your practitioners through a guided meditation takes skill, awareness and knowledge. A 200 hour teacher training course would only barely cover many of the aspects involved. So to give you an extra edge here is how I do it.
Understanding psychologically how people's minds respond to particular words in particular orders while spoken in particular tones it's essential for instructors. Instructors should always strive to achieve continual improvement on the presentation of meditation.Usually practitioner's minds are a weak and untrained and will wander off a fast. Therefore it is up to the yoga instructor to hold the attention of the practitioner's concentration while carefully sculpting visualization inside it.
Meditation Breathing Techniques
Breathing techniques that may be helpful in meditation.
Learn how to find calm breathing without inner conflict.
Empty Your Mind
When thoughts arise you can remove them by visualizing the element
of air passing through the mind during inhalations.
Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga
Techniques that merge aspects of Hatha such as breathing techniques, asana with meditation.
Learn to focus on specific areas in the spiritual and energy bodies.
"Focusing on the Heart enhances love."
The use of repetitive prayers to calm the wandering mind. Learn how to find your mantra and the techniques of meditation according to Eknath Eswaran.
Isvara Pranidhanat - Surrender
This kind of meditation comes through the spiritual arts in many ways. It involves complete surrender to that which is the essence and source of life.
Balancing Inner And Outer light
This is a technique that is performed when inner illumination has been mastered. When consciousness is expanded to feel outer body light the 2 can be made equal resulting in the awareness of Yoga.
This is a techniques that involves meditating on inner light. Moving consciousness around the body and
mind to illuminate areas of darkness and places where life and prana are not present.
Expansion Of Light Meditation
The art of shining light beyond the perceived boundaries of the body. This meditation allows the aura to grow. In expanding consciousness apparent boundaries are broken down allowing Yoga to manifest.
Sound Meditation - The Sacred Syllable Aum
Learn Yoga Techniques with the use on Sound. Find out how to use the Aum sound to tune in to Union. Learn vital elements involved.
In this course you will learn how to teach calming techniques and over 5 different meditation techniques.
In the physical exam you are asked to demonstrate many of the modifications needed to help beginners cope well in your class.
The written exam consists of multiple choice related to meditation.
REQUIRED FOR 200 HOUR CERTIFICATION
Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours
Minimum contact hours: 75 hours
Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 50 hours
Level 1 course: 5 hours contact plus 5 hours required non contact
Level 2 course: 10 hours contact plus 10 hours required non contact