Gain the confidence and skills to teach others the art and science of meditation.
Session 1: The art of teaching
With support from your expert advisors, you’ll begin creating and presenting teaching plans, and learn practical methods for facilitating classes of various sizes and levels.
Session 2: Prepare to teach - principles of PSM meditation
Learn to teach students their own Primordial Sound Mantra, and give instruction on its proper usage. Discover the technique for presenting information so that students get the most out of your teaching.
Session 3: Prepare to teach - mantra instruction
Understand the purpose of mantras and how to teach them to students. Learn how an individual’s Primordial Sound Mantra is chosen and the proper pronunciation of all 108 variations.
Session 4: Prepare to teach - perfecting the practice
Embody your role as a teacher as you understand how to effectively answer a range of student questions on the practical aspects of meditation.
Session 5: Prepare to teach - higher states of consciousness
Learn to break down Deepak’s 7 states of being with your students, helping them to ground their meditation experiences in the context of a spiritual journey.
Session 6: Prepare to lead - group meditation
Confidently guide groups of meditators in a practice that feels comfortable and supportive to all.
Session 7: Philosophy
Expand your knowledge of ancient philosophy behind meditation and how it can enrich your student’s experience.
Session 8: Types of meditation
Learn different meditation techniques, receive sample scripts that you can customize and understand how to select the appropriate type of meditation for your audience.
Session 9: Teaching for different groups
Discover unique methods for teaching specialty groups such as children and teens, people in the workplace, military, and more. Review the most recent research on meditation’s physical and emotional benefits.
Session 10: Business development
Access a wealth of teacher resources, exclusively available to Chopra Certified Instructors. Learn best practices as you start your journey, including tips on growing your business.
Deepak Chopra™, M.D.
DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book, Total Meditation (Harmony Book, September 22, 2020) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” www.deepakchopra.com
Born in Liverpool, England, Roger Gabriel spent his formative years in the United Kingdom and first learned meditation there in the early 1970s. It instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Pete Kirchmer is the founder of Mindfulness Based Health Coaching, the Program Director for the UCSD Center For Mindfulness mPEAK program (Mindful, Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) and is the developer and lead trainer for the Chopra Center Life Coaching program.
Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)
Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) is a Vedic educator, or acharya, who teaches internationally to promote Vedic knowledge. He is noted for his ability to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology into a single system for raising consciousness that can be easily understood and applied today. His work has been honored in India and in the West.
Yogini Shambhavi Devi
Shambhavi is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of yoga coming out of India today. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Mantra Yoga and Ayurveda. Shambhavi has been honored with the Jyotisha Visharada by CVA for her insightful contributions and teachings in Vedic Astrology.
Manjula Nadarajah is an educator at Chopra, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle. Through an inspiring and transformational journey, Manjula left her successful international corporate career in 2008 to follow her true purpose.
Teresa Long is the Director of the Chopra Center Certification Programs. She oversees all of the Chopra Center’s certification programs and is the connection to the global network of worldwide certified instructors. She is a certified Vedic Educator, Ayurvedic Consultant, and an E-RYT 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher. She has been certified with the Chopra Center to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle classes. She is one of the lead educators at the Chopra Center and supportively guides guests on the Teachers Path to successfully complete their certifications and share the knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation in their communities.
Chopra Meditation Instructor Certification
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- 10 weeks of sessions that can be completed in 5-6 hours per week
- Proven techniques for sharing the principles of Primordial Sound Meditation in a rigorous and time-tested way
- The ability to market yourself as a Chopra Certified Instructor, recognized as the gold standard in certification
- Inclusion in the Chopra's online Find-a-Teacher network and access to our exclusive teacher portal
- Access to a like-minded, mission-based global community
- Extended discounts on Chopra products, events, trainings, and online programs
Note: You are only eligible to enroll in the Primordial Sound Meditation Certification Program after or with concurrent enrollment in the Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment program.
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