During your time leading up to the final week, you will experience a one-on-one Skype call with davidji, a live video webinar per month (four total) in which you will interact with your fellow teachers in training, have continuous interaction with davidji, as well as video and audio teachings each week (16 weekly lessons). The final week of meditation teacher training concludes your training with an intensive seven-days “in-residence” at The Meditation Nest in Carlsbad, Calif. davidji will guide you to elevating your meditation practice to a higher and deeper level. You will achieve greater knowledge and understanding of the most esteemed masters and their timeless teachings. Here are some of the key topics:
Receive your personal mantra
Learn other powerful mantras
Practice various meditation and breathing techniques to create higher states of consciousness
Gain a deeper understanding of what happens to your body, mind and emotions when you meditate
Explore in depth the ancient Vedic teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as several modern masters such as don Miguel Ruiz, Pema Chodron and Eckhart Tolle
Learn the process of teaching others and share from a deeper realm
Learn to manifest your intentions and desires and attain deeper fulfillment in your life
Learn the most profound spiritual and wisdom traditions
Connect with the greatest teachers of Vedanta, Buddhism, spirituality, emotional healing and mind-body wellness.
Do I need a certain level of experience before taking this course? All you need for meditation teacher training is an open mind and open heart, and the willingness to start a meditation practice.
Where does the workshop take place? You will experience the natural and peaceful setting at the Meditation Nest, a private retreat just steps from the sand, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, Calif. We call this the “Sweet Spot of the Universe.” It’s a 30-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport by taxi, car service or rental car, which you will need to arrange. You will receive detailed driving instructions and an address in your registration confirmation packet.
How much is tuition, and what does it include? Early-bird tuition is $3,875 for the first 10 registrants or until December 31, 2016. Standard tuition is $4,275. We offer a flexible payment plan of 6 payments of $675 per month for early-bird tuition. Tuition includes a course syllabus, required reading list and online webinar schedule. You will also receive a signed copy of “Secrets of Mediation” and a one-on-one Skype session with davidji. When you’ve completed the workshop, you will take home a Meditation Teacher Training Certificate, course workbook, and a 90-day follow-up program. Travel, lodging and meals are not included in the cost of tuition.
Are there exams? There will not be a test or exam, however all Teachers in Training must submit a letter prior to the workshop explaining their goals and intentions. Details and instructions for this will be discussed during the first webinar.
Will there be guest teachers or other activities scheduled? Together we will practice several different styles of yoga and meditation every morning and evening. There will also be guest speakers and instructors.
What are the accommodations like at the Meditation Nest? The Meditation Nest is a private beach-front home in Carlsbad. Toiletries, towels and washcloths are provided, and there are washers, dryers, hot tubs, couches, chairs and backjacks available for use throughout the week. You will be within short walking distance to restaurants, cafes, shopping and hotels.
What should I pack? Comfortable, casual clothes such as yoga pants, sweats, flip flops and running shoes. Layers are good in case the weather turns chilly, which happens often on the coast. Other items to pack: a blank journal, light reading, toiletries and any comforts of home.
Can I bring my own food? Yes! There is plenty of space for you to store your personal food preferences and dietary supplements. Light snacks and beverages will be available to you daily. We will provide you with recommended local eateries and information.
Will I have designated free time? The schedule is pretty full, but you will have time for reflection, personal journaling and meals on your own.
How many people are enrolled in each workshop? To allow for the most personal connection among students and davidji during the months leading up to our week together, we close registration at 20 students.
Will the workshop ever be moved to the East Coast or Europe? There is always that possibility, and we are forever open to opportunities.
Attendees are encouraged to stay at The Meditation Nest to better immerse in the program, which begins at sunrise each day and ends well after sunset. Rooms in The Nest range from $180 per night for shared accommodations to $250 for private rooms, and are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can choose and pay for your lodging during the registration process. Rooms at The Nest sell out quickly. Please contact our Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Payment Plans and Cancellation We have set up a convenient monthly payment plan option that you may choose during registration. Installments will be debited automatically each month until the balance is paid in full. If a monthly payment is declined a $25 service fee will be added to the balance. You may cancel your registration within 7 days of registration and receive a full refund, unless your have opted for a payment plan. After the 7 day grace period, or if you have selected a payment plan, you will receive a credit voucher to be used for a future Teacher Training, as long as the cancellation is more than 30 days prior to the start of Teacher Training. Teacher Training credit vouchers must be used within 18 months of your original registration date. If you cancel 30 days prior to the start of Teacher Training or at any point during your Training, you may re-enroll in a future Teacher Training session within 18 months for a $500 transfer fee. To re-enroll, you will be required to complete all the required components of the Teacher Training certification including attendance during the in-residence certification week, so you are current with the teachings and actively engaged with the group that you will attend the in-residence certification week with. This involvement includes monthly webinars, weekly lessons and a reading list. All changes/cancellations must be requested via email to email@example.com.