This is a two-part training consisting of two courses: Foundations in Meditation, created by Michelle Young, and Advanced Meditation, created by Deb Phelps.
Foundations in Meditation: This is a level one meditation training designed to give you the foundational tools and techniques necessary to achieve meditative states, and then transfer these skills to your students. Learn how to hone your breath and body awareness, how visualization can aid in meditation, and when specific complementary therapies can be of benefit. Additionally, you will learn the roles of non-attachment and letting go as it pertains to your meditation practice, and eventually, how to effectively teach these skills to other students.
This training is highly experiential, and it is important that the student commit to their own regular meditation practice. Journaling and reflection will play an important role in the student’s learning. As you consistently practice and experience the myriad of possibilities found within the practice, you will become a more compassionate teacher.
Advanced Meditation Training: In this course you will learn how to work with students and clients with the practice of mindfulness in their everyday lives, including specialized areas such as stress, anxiety, trauma, eating, grief, and awakening happiness and joy. You will explore the variations of mindfulness and how it can help you with your thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and the cultivation of compassion and happiness.
Additionally, you will learn how one-to-one sound healing with various instruments can help further your clients’ process as well as progress; learn how to write and record your own effective and profound guided meditations; as well as develop your own curriculum to facilitate classes, workshops, and retreats with your clientele.
This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, Yoga Therapists, or other educators looking to bring meditation into their learning environment. Upon completion, you are eligible to register for 150 CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
My yoga practice began in 2004 in Kuwait after the birth of my oldest son. I was looking for a way to get back into shape while cultivating some balance in my life. I studied Ashtanga Yoga both privately with my teacher and independently for a decade before I decided to take my practice to the next level.
I hold a M.Ed in Curriculum Development, I'm an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, and I'm a C-IAYT Yoga Therapists serving populations in Eating Recovery, Behavioral Health, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Over the past decade, I've built a sustainable company in the health and wellness space that is geared to professionalizing the industry and creating equitable employment opportunities.
I teach public classes in Austin, Texas, I teach corporate classes and private classes as my schedule permits, and I host workshops and retreats. This spring I opened my first yoga studio on the campus of ACC at Highland. Our 2,400 square foot facility offers daily vinyasa classes, specialty classes, yoga therapy, and yoga teacher training. Our classes, yoga therapy sessions, and workshops are all donation-based. I’m excited about the unfolding experience and grateful for all that brought me here. I look forward to connecting with you soon!