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 two weekends per month through April 2020.
We will be offering an online, module-based 100 hour Teacher Training program in 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.