Meditation Teacher Training 2018

October 12 – 21
Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance.
$249 /  $229  Early Bird discount if registered by Oct 1



Teaching can be a doorway to deeper understanding for your own spiritual practices, and helping others to discover meditation is a wonderful gift to give society and your highest Self.

Why take this course?

The land of healing lies within, radiant with that happiness blindly sought in a thousand misdirections.”   –  Paramhansa Yogananda

Never has there been, in modern society, a greater need for individuals to learn to rely more on inner than on outer resources. Burn out, depression and stress are but symptoms of a widespread and vital need to build an inner, spiritual life based on the solid foundation of personal experience.

If you are a yoga teacher, a social worker, a student or in any other way interested in inspiring yourself and others with the practice of the ancient science and art of meditation, then this teacher training course is for you.

What basic techniques will you learn?

To the ancient teachings of Self-Realization that he adapted to Western needs, Yogananda contributed with a unique method to increase the awareness of the subtle energies in body and mind, the mastery of which constitutes a core ingredient for meditation.

In this course you will receive knowledge on which this method is built plus exercises that your students can take home to prepare their bodies and minds for meditation.

The core concentration technique you will learn to teach is known as hong sau, a mantra that, when associated with the in-and-outgoing breath, calms the nervous system and the heart beat, freeing the mind for meditation and higher, super-conscious perceptions of peace, calmness, bliss and other higher realities.  


Ample time will be given to each participant to gain actual experience by guiding the group in exercises, meditations and visualizations. Through shared, collective feedback and group discussions we will gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be a good meditation teacher.



Fri, Oct 12 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Sat, Oct 13 – 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sun, Oct 14 – 1:00 – 4:00pm
Sun, Oct 21 – 1:00 – 4:00pm

14 hours total

Credits and certificate requirements

Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance: Course attendance must be complete (all 14hours; see dates and times above) and the answers to a written exam, sent to the participants via email after the end of the course, must be approved by the trainers.

Other features of this course

-Aspects of consciousness: mind, intellect, ego and feeling, and how they relate to meditation

-How to increase willpower

-The three levels of the mind

– How to build a meditation routine that can be integrated into daily life     

 -Guided visualizations

-How to present your classes to a general audience…and much more! 

Participants receive 14 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance along with certificate of attendance.

$249 / Early Bird discount $229 if registered by Oct 1

 Your Instructors:


Maitri Smithhisler RYT 500: Maitri has been part of Ananda since 1987. She came to Ananda Dallas in 1996 after living at Ananda Village in California for 8 years. She serves Ananda as a minister, leading Sunday Services, our special Family Services, and events year round. She has taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years and loves to lead chanting (Kirtan).


Nayaswami Supriya Chadwick:  Supriya is the Spiritual Director of Ananda Dallas.  A minister and lightbearer, she has been on the path of Self-Realization for over 24 years. Trained as an Ananda Yoga® instructor, meditation teacher and Raja Yoga instructor, Supriya has taught yoga and meditation at Ananda Dallas for over 20 years.


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