meditation teacher training

Here at YIMI we offer world class Meditation Teacher Training. Our teachers have years of experience, practice and training under their belt and are well equipped to offer you the guidance needed to share and undertake the ancient practice of meditation. Our teacher training and short courses cover a range of meditation techniques and styles to ensure there is something to resonate with every individual. 
Meditation is the most rewarding and life changing practice. For many who study and practice the art of meditation it becomes a daily practice that nurtures them throughout their whole lives. Meditation offers benefits of mind shaped on the values of compassion, mindfulness and contentment. It cultivates unshakable inner peace.

People who suffer with stress, anxiety, pain, depression and ill health find powerful relief through meditation.  The inflammatory response is reduced, the immune response is heightened, and mindfulness meditation is closely on par with antidepressants for preventing major relapse of depression.

Reputable studies also report major epigenetic changes in just 8 hours of meditation per day. This has huge public health implications for us all and the next generation.  It also reduces the aging stress on the body, by lengthening the telomeres – the ends of chromosomes. This begins to reverse the aging process on a cellular level.

Whether you do this course for yourself or to teach others, it is a highly valuable practice to live by and share with others. Meditation is the innovative lifestyle medicine of the 21st century.

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200hr Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE | FIND OUT MORE

200hr Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

From: $165.00 / month for 12 months and a $250.00 sign-up fee

Here at YIMI we offer world class Meditation Teacher Training. Our teachers have years of experience, practice and training under their belt and are well equipped to offer you the guidance needed to share and undertake the ancient practice of meditation. Our teacher training and short courses cover a range of meditation techniques and styles to ensure there is something to resonate with every individual.
Meditation is the most rewarding and life changing practice. For many who study and practice the art of meditation it becomes a daily practice that nurtures them throughout their whole lives. Meditation offers benefits of mind shaped on the values of compassion, mindfulness and contentment. It cultivates unshakable inner peace.

This comprehensive course consists of contact and non-contact hours. Your contact hours are three specialist modules at our beautiful Upper Brookfield Retreat. For the non-contact portion of the course, you are provided with further course materials including guided meditation audios and a comprehensive course manual. Some modules require specific textbooks too. Your home practice and practicum hours complete the requirements of the full course.

Your Teachers

Our teaching team are highly qualified and experienced within their fields. You will be taught by:

Schedule

Please choose 3 of the following workshops to complete the Meditation Teacher Training 2018. Each workshop is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pm each day and held atUpper Brookfield Retreat.

  • Yoga Psychology for Mental Health with Leanne Davis – Saturday 18th August & Sunday 19th August 2018
  • Meditation & Neuroscience with Celia Roberts – Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 2018
  • Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome with Celia Roberts – Sunday 16 September & Monday 17 September 2018

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required Books

  • The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Kundalini yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa
  • Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Volume 1 by Guru Rattana
  • Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Volume 2 by Guru Rattana

Recommended Books

  • The Eight Human Talents by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • Meditation as Medicine By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

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25hr Yoga Psychology for Mental Health Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE August 2018 | FIND OUT MORE
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25hr Yoga Psychology for Mental Health UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

$450.00 $400.00

Yoga is a State of Mind. Yoga is the science of understanding the mind. Yoga is the practices that lead us to this state. Yoga IS the science of Meditation.

Develop an ancient insight into the understanding of the human mind. Learn the psychological and philosophical frameworks that have shaped the spiritual intelligence of the current day.

Delve into the ancient yogic philosophy and understanding of how the mind works – understanding your own mind fluently and the mind of others.

This course is an insightful and joyous look into a philosophy that has inspired for millennia. It will nurture your creativity and inspire you to bring this insight to your own life and your own therapeutic practice. This is a deep exploration of Eastern Psychology in conjunction with modern yoga therapy for the mind.

What you will learn

  • The wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga sutras to define and understand the mind
  • Learn what interrupts our mental clarity and what obstructs our Higher Knowledge.
  • Examine the theory and practice of Yoga from the sutras to lead us to a contemplative state
  • We will also draw on the wisdom of the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.
  • We will see how this ancient system of psychology and philosophy supports the current human condition now just as well as it has for thousands of years

Your Teacher

Study with the brilliant mind of Leanne Davis, who is the most accomplished professional expert in Yoga Psychology within Australia.

Schedule

The Yoga Psychology for Mental Health course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pm Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

Prerequisites & Course Registration

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies. If you complete non-contact requirements, you will be issued with a 25hr certificate. If you only attend the contact hours, you will be issued with a 16hr certificate.

This course is also part of the Meditation Teacher Training, and credits toward the completion of this course.

Required Books

    • The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
    • You will also need a copy of the following invocations (You can download copies of the invocations here):
      • Saha na vavatu
      • Prayer to Patanjali

     

Recommended Books

  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Upanishads: A Classic of Indian Spirituality by Eknath Easwaran

Enrol now!

25hr Meditation & Neuroscience Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE September 2018 | FIND OUT MORE
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25hr Meditation & Neuroscience Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

$450.00 $400.00

Meditation is the most functional integrative medicine of the 21st century. Pioneering evidence supports that our thoughts create a footprint on the brain and meditation can shape the brain in a positive way. From neuroplasticity to brain epigenetics, meditation has a strong footing in the new wave of integrative lifestyle medicine.

Explore how you can integrate this cutting edge science and meditative awareness into your life, your professional practice and improve your interpersonal relationships.

For centuries eastern tradition prevailed with an in depth understanding of the “science of the mind”, with practice that used this knowledge in holistic medicine for well being.  As western culture progresses, so too does our understanding of integrative medicine and the capacity for inherent change through practices such as meditation.

Within weeks of starting a mindfulness and/or compassionate meditation practice, major neuro plastic changes in the brain can be observed.  Neuroscience is the study of the biological and evolutionary mechanisms of the brain in relation to automatic body reactivity.  This science is vital in understanding the value of meditation and why, when clients come to practice, your presence, attunement, and resonance has the power to change clients from reactive states to mindful and responsive traits.

 

What you will learn

  • Why the integration of body and mind into full presence is the basis of a balanced, strong, and resilient nervous system.
  • Why grey matter and cortical thickness changes are important, and how understanding the following neurobiological areas can assist your clientele.
  • Anterior Cingulate Cortex: associated with such functions as self-regulatory processes, including the ability to monitor attention conflicts, and allow for more cognitive flexibility.
  • Prefrontal Cortex: primarily responsible for executive functioning such as planning, problem solving, and emotion regulation.
  • Hippocampus: The hippocampus is the part of the limbic system that governs learning and memory, and is extraordinarily susceptible to stress and stress-related disorders like depression or PTSD.
  • Amygdala: The brain’s “fight or flight” centre and the seat of our fearful and anxious emotions. Mindfulness practice decreases the amygdala in brain cell volume and cultivates a state whereby we are less reactive.

This educational meditation teacher training program is conducted in a silent retreat format for experiential learning purposes, with a retreat and class format that can be passed on to your students or used at home for your own benefit. The teacher will guide and deliver content at appropriate interval times, as well as during practice. This course has been hailed as “life changing” by students who have completed it in previous years. It will promote your brain health and the health of others for years to come.

Your Teachers

Celia Roberts is one of YIMI’s principal teachers. Celia has been involved in complementary health education for 17 years and has a Biomedical Science degree and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Celia has further qualifications in the fields of Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychosomatic Medicine, Counselling and Integrative Medicine.

Schedule

The Meditation & Neuroscience course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pm Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

Prerequisites & Course Registration

 There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies. If you complete non-contact requirements, you will be issued with a 25hr certificate. If you only attend the contact hours, you will be issued with a 16hr certificate.

Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.

This course is also part of the Meditation Teacher Training, and 50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of these courses.

Required Books

  • TBC

Recommended Books

  • TBC

Enrol now!

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25hr Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE September 2018 | FIND OUT MORE
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25hr Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

$450.00 $400.00

Epigenetics, and the unparalleled correspondence of meditation with the expression of our genes.

Meditation is the latest boon to your microbiome.

It is no surprise that with technological advance comes an abundance of information that surrounds and informs our community’s knowledge of the science of well being.  With such advances comes the need for students of integrative medicine and ancient traditional meditation practices to become adept in understanding the foundations of their client’s reason for practice.

From more recent discoveries, the promotion of epigenetics has predisposed clients to the value of meditation and its power to change not only the individual, so too generations to come. So too, the health of the microbiome now being inherently linked to the mind and we must now understand more comprehensively how the power of the mind affects the biome and the genome within.

This meditation teacher training two-day course module, led by Celia Roberts at Upper-Brookfield Sanctuary will open you to a world of transformation.  Based in the recent scientific discoveries you will learn for yourself, as well as for your future clients, just how much power personal commitment and choice has when it comes to making holistic change within.

 

What you will learn

  • An in depth understanding of what epigenetics is in relation to our chromosomes, genomes, and DNA.
  • How a gene expresses itself, and how it can be switched on for the next generation. In other words how we possess the ability to pass on healthy genes to our future family.
  • The science behind why every decision you make about what you eat, how you live, how you exercise, how you think and feel, effects how your genes are expressed.
  • How to teach meditation in its many classical ancient forms – walking, seated, eating, standing, lying meditation.
  • Understanding how “the brain is in the body” and “the body is in the brain”
  • How to teach meditation both verbally and silently and through transference

This educational meditation teacher training program is conducted in a silent retreat format for experiential learning purposes, with a retreat and class format that can be passed on to your students or used at home for your own benefit. The teacher will guide and deliver content at appropriate interval times, as well as during practice. This course has been hailed as “life changing” by students who have completed it in previous years. It will promote your health and the health of others for years to come.

Your Teachers

Celia Roberts is one of YIMI’s principal teachers. Celia has been involved in complementary health education for 17 years and has a Biomedical Science degree and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Celia has further qualifications in the fields of Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychosomatic Medicine, Counselling and Integrative Medicine.

Schedule

The Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pmSunday 16th & Monday 17th September 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

Prerequisites & Course Registration

 There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies. If you complete non-contact requirements, you will be issued with a 25hr certificate. If you only attend the contact hours, you will be issued with a 16hr certificate.

Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.

This course is also part of the Meditation Teacher Training, and 50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of these courses.

Required Books

  • TBC

Recommended Books

  • TBC

Enrol now!

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50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE September 2018 | FIND OUT MORE
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50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training 2018

$900.00 $750.00

Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training: Two modules over four days: 8am – 4:30pm on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th September 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat with Celia Roberts.

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$750 until 24th August (usually $900)

25hr Meditation & Neuroscience Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

Meditation is the most functional integrative medicine of the 21st century. Pioneering evidence supports that our thoughts create a footprint on the brain and meditation can shape the brain in a positive way. From neuroplasticity to brain epigenetics, meditation has a strong footing in the new wave of integrative lifestyle medicine.

Explore how you can integrate this cutting edge science and meditative awareness into your life, your professional practice and improve your interpersonal relationships.

For centuries eastern tradition prevailed with an in depth understanding of the “science of the mind”, with practice that used this knowledge in holistic medicine for well being.  As western culture progresses, so too does our understanding of integrative medicine and the capacity for inherent change through practices such as meditation.

Within weeks of starting a mindfulness and/or compassionate meditation practice, major neuro plastic changes in the brain can be observed.  Neuroscience is the study of the biological and evolutionary mechanisms of the brain in relation to automatic body reactivity.  This science is vital in understanding the value of meditation and why, when clients come to practice, your presence, attunement, and resonance has the power to change clients from reactive states to mindful and responsive traits.

 

What you will learn

  • Why the integration of body and mind into full presence is the basis of a balanced, strong, and resilient nervous system.
  • Why grey matter and cortical thickness changes are important, and how understanding the following neurobiological areas can assist your clientele.
  • Anterior Cingulate Cortex: associated with such functions as self-regulatory processes, including the ability to monitor attention conflicts, and allow for more cognitive flexibility.
  • Prefrontal Cortex: primarily responsible for executive functioning such as planning, problem solving, and emotion regulation.
  • Hippocampus: The hippocampus is the part of the limbic system that governs learning and memory, and is extraordinarily susceptible to stress and stress-related disorders like depression or PTSD.
  • Amygdala: The brain’s “fight or flight” centre and the seat of our fearful and anxious emotions. Mindfulness practice decreases the amygdala in brain cell volume and cultivates a state whereby we are less reactive.

This educational meditation teacher training program is conducted in a silent retreat format for experiential learning purposes, with a retreat and class format that can be passed on to your students or used at home for your own benefit. The teacher will guide and deliver content at appropriate interval times, as well as during practice. This course has been hailed as “life changing” by students who have completed it in previous years. It will promote your brain health and the health of others for years to come.

Your Teachers

Celia Roberts is one of YIMI's principal teachers. Celia has been involved in complementary health education for 17 years and has a Biomedical Science degree and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Celia has further qualifications in the fields of Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychosomatic Medicine, Counselling and Integrative Medicine.

Schedule

The Meditation & Neuroscience course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pm Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

Prerequisites & Course Registration

 There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies. If you complete non-contact requirements, you will be issued with a 25hr certificate. If you only attend the contact hours, you will be issued with a 16hr certificate.

Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.

This course is also part of the Meditation Teacher Training, and 50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of these courses.

Required Books

  • TBC

Recommended Books

  • TBC

Enrol now!

25hr Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training UPPER BROOKFIELD, BRISBANE 2018

Epigenetics, and the unparalleled correspondence of meditation with the expression of our genes.

Meditation is the latest boon to your microbiome.

It is no surprise that with technological advance comes an abundance of information that surrounds and informs our community’s knowledge of the science of well being.  With such advances comes the need for students of integrative medicine and ancient traditional meditation practices to become adept in understanding the foundations of their client’s reason for practice.

From more recent discoveries, the promotion of epigenetics has predisposed clients to the value of meditation and its power to change not only the individual, so too generations to come. So too, the health of the microbiome now being inherently linked to the mind and we must now understand more comprehensively how the power of the mind affects the biome and the genome within.

This meditation teacher training two-day course module, led by Celia Roberts at Upper-Brookfield Sanctuary will open you to a world of transformation.  Based in the recent scientific discoveries you will learn for yourself, as well as for your future clients, just how much power personal commitment and choice has when it comes to making holistic change within.

 

What you will learn

  • An in depth understanding of what epigenetics is in relation to our chromosomes, genomes, and DNA.
  • How a gene expresses itself, and how it can be switched on for the next generation. In other words how we possess the ability to pass on healthy genes to our future family.
  • The science behind why every decision you make about what you eat, how you live, how you exercise, how you think and feel, effects how your genes are expressed.
  • How to teach meditation in its many classical ancient forms – walking, seated, eating, standing, lying meditation.
  • Understanding how “the brain is in the body” and “the body is in the brain”
  • How to teach meditation both verbally and silently and through transference

This educational meditation teacher training program is conducted in a silent retreat format for experiential learning purposes, with a retreat and class format that can be passed on to your students or used at home for your own benefit. The teacher will guide and deliver content at appropriate interval times, as well as during practice. This course has been hailed as “life changing” by students who have completed it in previous years. It will promote your health and the health of others for years to come.

Your Teachers

Celia Roberts is one of YIMI's principal teachers. Celia has been involved in complementary health education for 17 years and has a Biomedical Science degree and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Celia has further qualifications in the fields of Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychosomatic Medicine, Counselling and Integrative Medicine.

Schedule

The Meditation for Epigenetics & the Microbiome course is scheduled from 8am – 4:30pmSunday 16th & Monday 17th September 2018 at Upper Brookfield Retreat.

Prerequisites & Course Registration

 There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course attracts CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies. If you complete non-contact requirements, you will be issued with a 25hr certificate. If you only attend the contact hours, you will be issued with a 16hr certificate.

Upon completion of this course, you can undertake a range of courses with YIMI to upgrade your qualification.

This course is also part of the Meditation Teacher Training, and 50hr Meditation: Neuroscience, Epigenetics & the Microbiome Meditation Teacher Training and credits toward the completion of these courses.

Required Books

  • TBC

Recommended Books

  • TBC

Enrol now!

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ONLINE MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING

From: $83.33 / month for 12 months and a $250.00 sign-up fee

Here at YIMI we offer world class Meditation Teacher Training. Our teacher training covers a range of meditation techniques and styles to ensure there is something to resonate with every individual.
Meditation is the most rewarding and life changing practice. For many who study and practice the art of meditation it becomes a daily practice that nurtures them throughout their whole lives. Meditation offers benefits of mind shaped on the values of compassion, mindfulness and contentment. It cultivates unshakable inner peace.

People who suffer with stress, anxiety, pain, depression and ill health find powerful relief through meditation.  The inflammatory response is reduced, the immune response is heightened, and mindfulness meditation is closely on par with antidepressants for preventing major relapse of depression.

Reputable studies also report major epigenetic changes in just 8 hours of meditation per day. This has huge public health implications for us all and the next generation.  It also reduces the aging stress on the body, by lengthening the telomeres – the ends of chromosomes. This begins to reverse the aging process on a cellular level.

Whether you do this course for yourself or to teach others, it is a highly valuable practice to live by and share with others. Meditation is the innovative lifestyle medicine of the 21st century.

Learn at your own pace with this comprehensive online course.

Learning Modules:

Module 1: Mind-Body Medicine: Mindfulness Based Meditation
Module 2: Understanding the Mind
Module 3: Stress and Relaxation Response: Stress Management
Module 4: Understanding the Brain: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity
Module 5: Meditation as a Therapy
Module 6: Positive Emotional Mindfulness: Wise Mind, Pure Mind
Module 7: The Science of Compassion

Module 8: The Power of Deep Presence in Teaching and Healing

Required Reading:

  • The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Kundalini yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa
  • Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Volume 1 by Guru Rattana
  • Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Volume 2 by Guru Rattana

Recommended Books

  • The Eight Human Talents by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • Meditation as Medicine By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

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50hr ONLINE YOGA NIDRA & YOGIC MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING Start anytime | FIND OUT MORE

YOGA NIDRA ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING

$299.00

Yoga Nidra is such effective technique, not only for physical or mental relaxation but also for preparing the mind for the higher yogic disciplines. Yoga Nidra literally means Yogic Sleep, and it is a state of conscious deep sleep, a dynamic sleep that takes place between the awakened state and the sleep state.

Yoga Nidra is now an evidence-based practice. The practice has proven benefits for people undergoing PTSD, depression, insomnia, hostility, psychosomatic diseases, chronic pain, anxiety, stress-related disorders and chemical dependency as well as for the establishment of joy, resilience and a sense of well-being in daily life.

Research further shows that the brain experiences the same activity during a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice as about 4 hours of sleep. If we regularly remove our stress by Yoga Nidra, we will not only sleep better, but also our sleep will be much more restorative. Through this form of relaxation we prepare our system to be in a state of perfect receptivity.

What you will learn

  • How to teach students to consciously explore the waking state, the dreaming state, the sleeping state and how to experience all three collectively
  • Understand and teach brain wave patterning and common states of mind related to such patterns
  • How to impart evidenced based research into yoga nidra
  • Understand and teach how yoga nidra cam assist in mental health disorders
  • How to teach the practice of yoga nidra
  • Body-mind integration understanding• How to achieve better concentration through yoga nidra
  • How to change mental habits and achieve greatest potential
  • Learn how to restructure experiences and revaluate situations with students
  • Exploring the effective use of intentions, or sankalpas
  • Understand Yoga philosophy and the mind in relation to current mental health framework
  • Learn yoga therapy and meditation tools for delivering yoga teachings and philosophy to groups and individual in both clinical and private settings

 

Prerequisites & Course Registration

Entry requirement is a minimum of 200 hour yoga teacher training.  Special considerations based on prior learning upon request. Contact us if you are unsure, we are always happy to help.

Required Books

  • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda

 

Enrol now!

course registration

Our 200hr face-to-face Meditation course meets the course registration requirements of Meditation Australia, offering a pathway towards Senior Membership, and upon completion students can register for membership. The YIMI Meditation Teacher Training course includes substantial non-contact material which is essential for Meditation Australia course registration. Students wishing to gain membership with Meditation Australia are encouraged to enrol in the full face-to-face 200hr Meditation Teacher Training course.

Insurance to teach meditation is obtainable without Meditation Australia membership. Provided you complete at least 100hrs of training, you can complete any combination of our meditation courses including the Online Meditation Teacher Training course and be qualified to teach meditation.

YIMI meditation courses also attract CPD points with Yoga Australia and other governing bodies.

All courses include non-contact hour requirements. For example, 25hr and 50hr course graduates will receive certificates and 25 and 50 CPD points respectively if all course requirements are completed (contact and non-contact). If only contact requirements are completed, 16hr and 32hr certificates will be issued for 25hr and 50hr courses respectively.

prop list

Optional Props
  • zafu (meditation cushion)
  • zabuton (meditation cushion base)
  • yoga mat

YIMI does not take orders for books or props. Props are available for purchase (subject to availability) from Celia Roberts Upper Brookfield Retreat and Zama Yoga Toowong. Please contact the studio you wish to purchase them from directly or find an alternative place to purchase.

testimonials

"Thank you YIMI, for the beautiful mediation course. You provided me with the information, motivation and the tools I needed to engrave mediation into my life. I don’t come from a medical background but found the integration from both the traditional methods with the modern day science finding very helpful to make it so very relevant for today. Beautiful teachers in a beautiful surrounding, I would highly recommend it to everyone." - Joyce

"I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the meditation module. It was amazing to share time and space with teachers who are so passionate and knowledgeable about their fields. I really enjoyed the course material - delving into the sutras a little deeper, and the western science side of mindfulness meditation. An amazing course - I will be back for more!" - Jaime

"I have enjoyed my learning through YIMI immensely. The amount of information and knowledge that all teachers have shared has been greatly appreciated. The required readings, class discussions and resources referred to have opened my mind to soooo much knowledge. Have loved it and am sure will continue to do so in the future. Separate to that, the support provided has been excellent. Thank YOU!" - Yolanda

faqs

We have lots of further information on our FAQ’s page such as

  • how to find our studios
  • where to stay if you need accommodation
  • where to park
  • what to do if you live too far away to attend our studios for class hours*
  • what to do if you know in advance that you cannot attend some teacher training days

And much more. Check out the FAQ’s page here or contact us for a chat.

accommodation

A range of accommodation options are available to students at the Upper Brookfield Retreat campus. This is generally suitable for students undertaking courses at the Upper Brookfield Retreat campus, although if you have a car, the campus is only a 20 minute drive to the Zama Yoga Toowong campus. For accommodation bookings at the Upper Brookfield Retreat campus, contact the Upper Brookfield Retreat directly.
Other accommodation suggestions are listed here.