~ Without Meditation there is No Peace ~

This certification training is for anyone who wants to help others have a higher quality of life. You might want to teach friends, family, or co-workers. Or you might want a new tool as a life coach, psychotherapist, minister, counselor, social worker, nurse, or doctor. Or you simply might want to start teaching and see where it takes you. Meditation is in great demand, due to the many benefits that research has proved in recent years, as well as to increased spiritual seeking.

Learn to 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.

Ananda Meditation helps one calm the mind, sharpen concentration, stay centered amidst challenges, and cultivate unshakeable happiness and spiritual magnetism. Everything that you’ll learn to teach—the central technique as well as its many supporting techniques—is based on the highest ancient yogic practices of India. The well-rounded curriculum prepares you to teach meditation skills to anyone, whether he or she seeks stress reduction, greater effectiveness, better health, or spiritual growth.

The curriculum includes:

  • What meditation is and what it is not

  • How to get comfortable for a silent, sitting meditation

  • Using the breath to calm the body and mind

  • Concentration techniques to overcome mental restlessness

  • How to use affirmations, visualization, walking meditations, and nature meditations

  • How to open the heart and develop your feeling nature

  • Music as an aid to meditation

  • Effective presentation skills and how to overcome stage fright

  • Becoming a truly dynamic teacher

  • Working with different audiences

  • How to organize and market your classes


Successful completion requires attendance at all sessions. Out-of-class commitments include reading the texts, written homework, personal practice, take-home final and teaching presentation final. Approved graduates will be awarded with Meditation Teacher Training completion certificates (80 hours)

Ananda Yoga 300 Hour Credits

Ananda Yoga 200 hour graduates who complete this training will gain credits towards the Ananda Yoga 300 Hour Program at the Expanding Light location.  Once the 200 and 300 hour certifications are completed. You may register at Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500.

Ananda Yoga Therapy Program Credits (46 hours):

This course is also part of Ananda's Yoga Therapy Training (taught only in Nevada City, at this time.) In the Course Syllabus we will be using, certain parts apply only to those seeking certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist.  This course offers up to 46 hours of continuing education credit for Ananda Yoga Therapists. Ask your instructor for documentation.

For more information on these two Ananda Training tracks, please visit Ananda School of Yoga and Meditations website.

Yoga Alliance Continuing education: RYT 200 students can log 80 hours of continued education on their Yoga Alliance profile.

Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training Instructors

Vivekadevi Noh-Kuhn
E-RYT200 / RYT500
Ananda Meditation Instructor
Director of Ananda Yoga Studio
Co-Director of Ananda Bay Area School of Yoga & Meditation

Yudhisthira Doug Andrews
Certified Ananda® Yoga Therapist
Ananda Meditation Instructor
Co-Director of Ananda Bay Area School of Yoga & Meditation