Meditation As Taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

Share the benefits of meditation—from better health to higher consciousness—with the growing numbers of people who are hungry for them. You’ll learn how to help your students reduce stress, concentrate better, stay centered in the midst of challenges, become more effective—and above all, cultivate lasting happiness.

For almost 50 years, Ananda has trained meditation teachers in techniques grounded in the highest yogic practices of India, as brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda.

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Transformational — there’s no other word to describe the power of this Meditation Teacher Training course.M.D., Arizona
I feel thoroughly prepared to begin teaching yoga – I want to share yoga with everyone.Anna, Rossland, BC, Canada

Teach with Confidence

Become a magnetic teacher as you practice and teach Ananda Meditation extensively during the training, with ample guidance and feedback from some of Ananda’s finest instructors.

Meditation Grounded in Ancient Traditions

Ananda is known for its expertise in meditation, and for almost 50 years we’ve been training teachers in techniques grounded in the highest yogic practices of India, as brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Live the Meditation You Teach

At Ananda don’t just teach meditation—we live it, and so can you. Learn how to incorporate your meditation practice into your daily life from meditators with decades of experience.

Continuing Support

Enjoy discussion forums, take advantage of teaching and practice resources, ask questions of our faculty, and participate in free graduates-only webinars as part of our Network of Ananda Meditation Teachers, currently available to graduates of our online or Nevada City trainings.

You’ll learn to teach—and practice more effectively—a broad spectrum of meditation techniques, including:

  • Ancient meditation techniques as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Using the breath to calm the body and mind
  • Concentration techniques to overcome mental restlessness
  • How to sit for the most effective, comfortable meditation practice
  • How to use affirmations, visualization, and walking meditations
  • How to open the heart and develop your feeling nature
  • Music as an aid to meditation

Become a truly dynamic teacher:

  • Learn effective presentation skills and how to overcome stage fright
  • Practice and teach Ananda Meditation extensively during the training, with ample guidance and feedback from instructors
  • Discover how to organize and market your classes
  • Teach any student, whether s/he wants only stress relief, or the highest that meditation can offer, or anything in-between

I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to share meditation with others, or simply wants to deepen their own practice.N.D., England

During the course I taught classes at a 4-day festival, and I have already been offered class times at two local locations to teach. I am thrilled I chose to take this.R.M., California
You’ll be a better meditation teacher after the first day, and it just keeps getting better.Toni
Whether you want to teach others the joy of meditation or just deepen your own practice, this course will help guide you toward reaching a more meaningful meditation.A.E. California

Ananda Meditation® Teacher Trainings In Person and Online

Online Ananda Meditation Teacher Training

Professional Certificate Program

Want to share meditation with others, but don’t have the time or resources to come to Ananda for in-person teacher training? Then there’s good news for you: we have an online training option.

We’re thrilled that distance education has matured to the extent that we can now offer this professional training online in a way that meets our high training standards. From personalized training to post-training support, we help you in every way to become the teacher you truly want to be.

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Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation®

Professional Certificate Program
at the Expanding Light Retreat in Nevada City, California

Our original Meditation Teacher Training program in Northern California has been training teachers for nearly 50 years in the full range of the yoga tradition as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.

This comprehensive residential yoga teacher training in California immerses you in the uplifting energy and profound peace of Ananda Village, one of the worlds’ most respected spiritual communities.

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Other Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Locations

Assisi, Italy

Italian Language Course
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Ananda Español

Online Course in Spanish
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