Certified Meditation Teachers
Ashram Certified Meditation Teachers - "Mantra Syllabus"
Maintain your current standing by renewing your professional skills as well as supporting your own personal inner development. This means you must complete two different programs every three years:
1. Studying in a Qualifying Professional Training* every 3 years.
2. AND Participating in a separate Qualifying Retreat** with Swami Nirmalananda every 3 years. Note: Professional Trainings do not qualify for this
You get a built-in 4 month grace period, so you have 40 months from your last training to fulfill both study requirements. See below for more details.
Master Yoga Certified Meditation Teachers - "Survey Syllabus"
*Qualifying Professional Trainings
Meditation Teacher Training
Meditation Group Leader Training
Leading Short Meditations
Teach “Troubleshooting Your Meditation”
Sutras & Meditation Retreat with DTS
Other courses yet to be designed
It is the in-person time with Gurudevi that makes such a difference for you, as a yogi and as a teacher. Thus, it is the onsite retreats that qualify. However, you may count one of the following programs if you participated online during the pandemic lockdown, between March 2020 and June 2021 (the ending date may be extended as more information becomes available).
Shaktipat Retreat (Onsite)
Chant & Meditation Weekend (Onsite)
So'ham Weekend (Onsite)
Meditation Retreat (Onsite)
Mindfulness & More (Meditation Retreat)
Year-Long Programme Retreat (Onsite)
New Year Retreat (Onsite)
Vowed Order Retreat
Other retreats yet to be designed.
Please note that retreats ensure that you are a student, in the role of receiving, especially important for a Meditation Teacher. Thus, when you serve as an Assistant, the program does not qualify as a retreat for your Current Standing.