The Discovering Mind Meditation Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive 100 hour classroom course taught for aspiring teachers as well as practitioners at all levels of experience. The program offers an immersive approach designed to be taught over a full year. It can also be structured as a 50 hour Level I program in combination with a 50 hour Level II program.
Participants will be required to complete 100 hours of classroom activities including lectures, discussion and meditation; periodic quizzes and a final exam; and regular student teaching. In addition to classroom hours, participants will be required to practice a minimum of 30 minutes of daily meditation; complete all required reading assignments; and perform two hours per month of outside teaching or relevant community service.
In addition to extensive instruction on the seven-step approach to meditation, the Discovering Mind Meditation Teacher Training Program will present relevant topics including Basic and Advanced Pranayama; Research on the Benefits of Meditation; History, Philosophy and Ethics of Meditation; the Business of Meditation; and Special Learning Environments including Children/Teens, Trauma, Corporate environments and Prisons.
We are currently offering our 100 Hour Teacher Training Program (Level I & II) at Ruah Yoga Studio in Annapolis, MD. The course began in August 2019 and meets one or two weekends per month for 10 months.
We will be offering an online, module-based 100 hour Teacher Training program beginning in early 2020.
The price of the full 100-hour Teacher Training Program (Level I & II) is $1,700. We require a $500 deposit to reserve your space and six monthly payments of $200 each.
We also offer an Early Bird Special price of $1,500. To qualify, payment in full must be received at least 30 days before class begins.
Michael Hess is a western yogi in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He has been meditating for 25 years and teaches practitioners at all levels of experience, including meditation and yoga teachers, individual clients, groups and corporate workshops in the USA and overseas. He recently completed a one year solitary meditation retreat at a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas. He is authorized by Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200 instructor.
Our 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Program (Level I & II) will be offered at Ruah Yoga Studio in Annapolis, MD. The class will meet one weekend per month for ten months, beginning August 31, 2019 and running through April 2020.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Aug. 31 – Introduction to Meditation; Subtle Body Theory
Sept. 7 – Lesson One (Basic Sitting Meditation); Pranayama & Meditation Research
Oct. 12 – Lesson Two (Calm Abiding Meditation)
Nov. 2 – Lesson Three (Arriving at Clarity), History & Philosophy
Nov. 23 – Lesson Four (Insight Meditation) & Ethics
Dec. 7 – Lesson Five (Open Heart-Mind Meditation) & Children/Teens
Dec. 21 – Advanced Pranayama
Jan. 4 – Lesson Six (Pure Mind Meditation) & Trauma, Differently Abled & Prisons
Jan. 18 – Lesson Seven (Non-Conceptual Meditation), Corporate & Business of Meditation
Feb., March & April 2020 – Dates TBD based on how our schedule is progressing
Regular Price: $1,700. We require a $500 deposit to reserve your space and six monthly payments of $200 each; or
Early Bird Special price: $1,500. Payment in full must be received at least 30 days before class begins.
We will offer Level I (50 hours) of our 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Program at recharj downtown meditation studio in Washington, DC. The class will meet every other Sunday in October and November 2019, with shorter online sessions on alternate weekends. Level II (also 50 hours) will be offered in 2020.
Onsite classes: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (with one hour lunch break)
Remote classes: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom online)
October 6 - Introduction and Lesson One (onsite class)
October 13 - Introduction and Lesson One (remote class)
October 20 - Lesson Two (onsite class)
October 27 - Lesson Two (remote class)
November 3 - Lesson Three (onsite class)
November 10 - Lesson Three (remote class)
November 17 - Lesson Four (Part One) (onsite class)
November 24 - Final Exam and Student Teaching (onsite class)
$750 if paid in full 30 days before class begins; or three monthly payments of $275 each