Meditation is a way of living which helps people make the best out of themselves. If you are a person who regularly meditates and has been rewarded with a healthy mind and body, you can share the happiness by learning how to teach meditation. When you sign up for teaching meditation at a yoga center or you decide to conduct sessions on your own, you’re helping others as well as making sure that you practice meditation regularly too. However, you should be well prepared and know everything regarding how to teach meditation so that you do not communicate wrong information to the people who are learning from you.
The first and most important thing in being a meditation guide or teacher is that you need to know what you’re doing and what you’re saying. So do your research thoroughly before taking any sessions. The second thing is to make sure that you’re doing it for the sake of other people and the fact that helping others will bring you happiness. It will help you perfect your meditation skills and knowledge related to it. However, if you just want to earn money and become a famous meditation guru or guide, you’re into this for all the wrong reasons. It will not get you any happiness or peace of mind.
It is vital that you should meditate regularly and keep updating your knowledge so that you can do it right when you’re teaching. To become a teacher you need to have a certain level of expertise and this expertise comes from research and practice. If necessary, you can seek the guidance of another meditation guide and try teaching meditation under his guidance for the first few months. Once you think you have achieved enough to take sessions on your own, you are good to go. When you seek the help of another instructor, make sure that the person is knowledgeable and experienced enough to train you as a meditation guide.
You don’t really need any particular certificates or pass any tests to start teaching meditation. However, there are a few training programs that will help to add credibility to your sessions. For example, 100-Hour Teacher Training at The Path in NYC (Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, The Path and Pure Yoga) and Journey Meditation’s 100-Hour Teacher Training in NYC (Journey Meditation Teacher Training Program) are a few training programs that you can take. Also, there are a couple of online training programs for people who want to teach meditation and yoga.