Meditation Instructor Training
Approved through the International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTA)
Course Description: The Dragonfly Meditation Instructor Certification prepares you to lead guided meditation in groups as well as with individuals. This course is designed to help you integrate and become familiar with the science that supports mindfulness practice as well as experience a range of mindfulness practices. Practices including body scans, walking meditation, eating meditation, loving kindness and more.
Instructor: Ann Marie Arvoy, Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Meditation Instructor, is owner of Dragonfly Meditation Studio. She has her Masters of Psychology from Naropa University, Boulder, CO, which blends the practice of Buddhist Psychology with traditional psychology, and she has trained with Zindel Siegel, creator of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She has been a practicing meditation for almost 25 years, a psychotherapist for 18 years and has been teaching meditation for more than ten years. Ann Marie brings a unique blend of insight, psychology training, mindfulness experience and owner of a meditation studio to educating individuals in mindfulness.
Prerequisites: Completion of the book “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana and at least one year of meditation practice.
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
*Define Mindfulness and Meditation
*Deepen your own Mindfulness practice
*Teach and explain the science of Mindfulness
*Differentiate between different types of meditation styles and practices
*Lead guided meditation groups or individuals
*Understand the ethics and limitations of a Meditation Instructor
*Uncover your own unique style as meditation instructor
*Find ways to work with your own mind and ego effectively
This class is great for yoga instructors, educators, therapists, life coaches, health care professional and anyone who would like to bring more mindfulness into the world.
Starting in September… Stay tuned for details
In this course, you will also receive:
*Unlimited guided meditation classes the studio as no additional cost
*Meditation Instructor manual
To apply: Please fill out the application and send firstname.lastname@example.org~
"The Dragonfly Meditation Instructor Training was the perfect next step in my development as an educator. The course provides background on a wide variety of perspectives on meditation, from the science of mindfulness to the history of Buddhist practice. It also introduces several different types of meditation—including breath awareness, mindful eating, loving-kindness, etc.—which students are encouraged to lead in a warm+welcoming environment. I always looked forward to the sessions; the class had great discussions, and I was challenged to expand both my own mindfulness practice and my capacity to share it with others. Overall, the training was highly enjoyable and rewarding, and it has greatly enhanced my confidence and effectiveness in leading classroom meditations." Greg G
“Although I had been practicing yoga for about 10 years & teaching for two years- spending time with Ann Marie and really digging deeply into the theory and practice of meditation greatly deepened my own personal practice.
I realized there are even more layers to explore in my own understanding and practice of mindfulness & meditation.
Ann Marie has a great sense of humor and beautifully blends the science and history of meditation with a witty style and ways to apply to real- life scenarios.
If you just want to deepen your own mindful practice & never teach- it’s well well worth it!!!” Mara R.
"I am so grateful for this training! I learned so much about myself and am excited to bring mindfulness to others" Mary M
“The Meditation Instructor Certification course taught by Ann Marie Arvoy is highly recommended. Ann Marie is a professional who has an abundance of knowledge that she shares in a way that is well-paced, extremely informative and meaningfully integrated into the class content. Each class contains the perfect balance of education and practical application on both an individual and group level. Upon completion of the course, students feel well-prepared as well as excited to begin sharing the powerful practice of meditation with others. As someone who has been meditating intermittently for several years, I am now committed to my own daily practice with a renewed fervor, plenty of tools and a great desire to continue to refine and develop my skills personally and as an instructor of mindfulness meditation.” Ilene L