Yoga Alliance Hours: 105
Integral Yoga® 300-hour Program
Our Meditation Teacher Training program will enable you to go deeper in your own practice and guide your students to go deeper in theirs. You will receive instruction in the theory and techniques of meditation, including mantra, visualization, breath awareness, witnessing, and prayer. You also will learn the Yogic breathing techniques and how to refine and develop them. You will be taught different ways to incorporate meditation into Hatha Yoga classes. After completing the training, you will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week meditation course.
This course trains you to teach a workshop or meditation course, which will provide your students with the information, experience, and motivation that a new meditator needs in order to begin and develop a regular meditation practice. Your curriculum includes instruction and training in the following:
- Theory of meditation
- The principal techniques of meditation, including mantra, breath, and witnessing
- Overcoming obstacles to meditation practice
- Leading guided meditations and visualizations
- Answering questions about Yoga and meditation
- Maintaining a spiritual diary
- Developing a personal practice routine and a long-term practice plan
- Deepening and refining your own practice
- Integrating your meditation practice into daily life
- An outline for a workshop of any length
- A syllabus for a 6-week meditation course
This training program includes free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga San Francisco and free access to IYTV, a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings, throughout the duration of this training!
At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Meditation. This course qualifies for 300-hour Integral Yoga Certification.
The course is available to certified Yoga instructors of all traditions who have had a meditation practice for at least six months and to anyone with well established meditation practice. Daily 30 min meditation practice and attendance in one group Integral Yoga meditation per week is required during the training.
We are committed to providing a safe and high quality program for all participants. Our graduates will develop skills to teach in person or online. The Yoga Alliance criteria about teacher trainings online is adapting as we move forward. We have dedicated staff to oversee the online coaching to have personal connections throughout the training.
All materials and recordings will be accessible for 3 months after graduation.
Please be aware that you must have regular access to the Internet to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active email account for delivery of course materials.
*Payment information and Refund Policy:
A $25 non-refundable application fee is applied towards the tuition. After your application has been accepted, you will be prompted to submit payment. Full payment is required one week before the start of the program, unless a prior payment plan has been arranged.
We offer partial scholarships for this training when possible. We accept applications up to one month prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the program begins, the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. If canceling before the start of the program, the balance will be refunded minus $125 administration fee.
This course is a well rounded experience for yogis looking to deepen their meditation as well as those seeking to share the practice with others. The virtual format was a welcomed opportunity to continue to study in this challenging time with people from different regions and time zones. Staff were intentional to provide opportunities for students to be in community and learn from one another. I found that even across the internet connections were made and life long bonds were formed. I'm grateful for all the lessons and love of this training! - Nitika A
This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I highly recommend it. - Jodi Urban
This teacher training has brought so much light into my life. It allowed me to deepen my practice, expand my practice into my daily life, and provided me the confidence to start my own meditation class. I'm so thankful for the skill, grace, and guidance of both Swami Ramananda and Diana. Om Shanti! - A.S.
This was a very comprehensive course; I was able to deepen my personal practice as well as feel confident in teaching meditation to students. Swami Ramananda and Diana are extremely knowledgeable on the subject and are able to educate all types of learners. I highly recommend it! - Anna Love
Swami Ramananda and Diana Meltsner make a wonderful team to deliver Integral Yoga's theory and practice of Meditation. A mindful partnership that guides and instructs you to absorb the material with an open heart. - Devatman
If you truly want to deepen your knowledge and gain the experience to teach others, Integral Yoga offers trainings of the highest caliber. - Pamela Seelig
Swami Ramananda, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life, and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential. He leads beginner, intermediate and advanced Hatha Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco as well as Meditation and Raja Yoga teacher trainings.
He offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U.S., Europe and South America. Ramananda co-developed the Stress Management Teacher Training program with Swami Vidyananda, has trained many teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings, and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a certified Yoga therapist and founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. He is a co-founder of The Spiritual Action Initiative (SAI) which brings together individuals committed to working for social justice for all beings and for the care and healing of our natural world. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.
Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, e-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga in the Bay Area since 2001. Diana has been a lead teacher trainer for 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2012. The classes she teaches include chair/gentle, various levels of Hatha yoga, prenatal, guided mindfulness meditations, and various yoga, pranayama and meditation workshops. She's been working as a health educator and yoga instructor for Kaiser Permanente since 2014.
She is C-IAYT certified yoga therapist and San Francisco center manager for the Integral Yoga Therapy 800-hour certification program. Diana offers individual therapeutic sessions with focus on physical and mental wellness. Her offerings help people to find a deeper sense of well-being and ability to move through life with increased ease, intuition, and stress resilience.