Meditation Revealed: Theory and Practice

What you need to know

With Bernie Clark and Nathalie Keiller

Recorded online version from June 2022 available for purchase 

This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: From Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding. The course will include mantra training in Deep Meditation*, as well as group instruction, to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Students will be expected to meditate twice daily by themselves. Knowing why meditation works, and the range of benefits we can receive from meditation, helps to motivate us to establish and keep a regular daily practice. Knowing the obstacles that may arise during the practice will help us to be more vigilant, and to take things as they come. This course will be a balance of theory and praxis helping you to establish a solid meditation practice.

*The course is open to all students regardless of whether they have never meditated before or already have a regular practice, even if it is not in the Deep Meditation tradition. However, we do request that all students, even experienced students, for the duration of the course, use the Deep Meditation technique so that everyone can share in the common experience, which will assist in group discussions and personal feedback. While various styles of meditation will be discussed, we will only practice this one style of meditation.
Course Overview:
  • Group instruction in Deep Meditation
  • A Historical Overview of Meditation
  • Understanding the role of Meditation in Various styles of Yoga
  • The Differences in Intention of Various Styles
  • The Anatomy of the Mind: Eastern and Western Views
  • The Benefits of Meditation - Physically, Psychologically and Spiritually
  • Triggering the Relaxation Response
  • Creating Sacred Spaces and the Time to Meditate
  • Dealing with Obstacles
  • The Importance of Praxis
  • A Meditation Revealed Workbook
  • A Certificate of Completion
  • Follow-up Meetings After the Course

This course is eligible for 40 hours Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance. CEUs are required by YA to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher. 

 DatesSpring 2023
 Daily Schedule8AM PT to 1:30PM PT - Monday through Sunday
 Total Hours40 - including 5 hours of self study
 FormatLive and recorded, can be done at your own time
 LocationOnline on Zoom
 Cost$599 US (or $ 749 CDN)