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𑁍 Welcome to Awakening Meditation Institute 𑁍

The Awakening Meditation Institute (AMI) holds global accreditation from the Meditation Alliance International. By meeting the Meditation Alliance International established standards, our meditation program is recognized as providing authentic meditation education.

The courses at the Awakening Meditation Institute aim to:

✅ Help you enhance your personal meditation pratice.

✅ Prepare you to instruct meditation.

✅ Deepen your understanding and experience with various meditation types, mindfulness exercises and breathing methods.

♥️ This meditation program also strives to open your heart center, allowing joyful energy to flow through both your physical and energetic selves. You will learn techniques to unlock, awaken, and harmonize the heart center.

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"Embarking on Awakening Meditation is a lifelong voyage, where every inner exploration begins with the initial mindful breath." – Dean Telano, Founder of Awakening Meditation Institute (AMI)

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"Become a Certified Awakening Meditation Teacher"

Courses Offered at AMI

  • Awakening Meditation 100 Hour Certified Training: 100 CMT.
  • Awakening Meditation 200 Hour Certified Training: 200 CMT.
  • Awakening Meditation 500 Hour Certified Training: 500 CMT.

Our International Registered
Meditation Schools and Designations

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“Embarking on an Awakening Meditation practice involves observing our lives with open curiosity and acceptance, and learning how to be mindful and wakeful" – Dean Telano, Founder of AMI

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100 Hour Certified Awakening Meditation Teacher Training:
 "100 CMT" 

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✓ Course Overview

This is a foundation level for self practitioners and individuals aspiring to become meditation instructors. Students will acquire knowledge about meditation, explore both the theory and practice of meditation, and grasp the underlying philosophy of meditation. Additionally, students will earn hour credit towards the 200 and 500 hour levels of Awakening Meditation teacher training courses.

  • Combines meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), and mindfulness exercises to enrich the meditation experience.

  • This level caters to beginners looking to learn meditation or considering meditation as a career path.

  • Accredited by Meditation Alliance International.

  • No prior experience is required.

✓ Course Description

Technical skills (55 hours) – 55%

  • Meditation, mantra, concentration, and mindfulness. Points of focus during mediation. Anchoring.

  • Awakening Meditation posture.

  • Helful meditation accessories. 

  

Psychology and Spirituality (10 hours) – 10%

  • A theoretical study of yogic, psychological and spiritual methods of self-realization and healing such as: koshas, chakras, nadis, samskaras, and vasanas.

 

Anatomy and Physiology (10 hours) – 10%

  • Physical Anatomy and Physiology.

  • Subtle anatomy.

  • Applying both physical and subtle anatomy principles to meditation.

 
Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle (15 hours) – 15%

  • Philosophy and ethics for the meditation teacher.

  • Developing a healthy lifestyle for the meditation teacher.

  • Yogic and meditation teachings: Yoga Sutras, Zen teachings, meditation texts, etc.

 

Teaching and Communication skills (10 hours) – 10%

  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning, business aspect of yoga.

  • Includes practice teaching and receiving feedback; and observing others teaching and giving feedback.

 

Contact Hours: 80% of the above must be "contact hours".

*Contact Hours: These are hours studied under the supervision or guidance of a Senior Awakening Meditation Teacher.

"Awakening Meditation provides a pathway to inner peace, emotional balance, and mental serenity."
- Dean Telano, Founder of AMI

Building YourMeditation Skills

"In meditation, the key to reaping the most benefits is to not fixate on the outcomes of your practice. Simply meditate. Allow it to unfold naturally. If you find yourself inclined to review or analyze your meditation experience, create a pact with yourself – a gentle commitment that once you have reflected, you will release those thoughts. Stay true to your word! Personal agreements only hold value when you honor them. In meditation, if you sense a desire to cling onto something, then grasp onto maintaining a regular practice.
– Dean Telano, Founder, AMI

200 Hour Certified Awakening Meditation Teacher Training:
 "200 CMT" 

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✓ Course Overview

Upon completion, the individual is certified to conduct meditation classes, workshops, and certify the 100 Level Meditation Teacher.

 

Students will acquire knowledge about meditation, explore both the theory and practice of meditation, and grasp the underlying philosophy of meditation. Additionally, students will earn hour credit towards the 500 hour level of Awakening Meditation teacher training courses.

  • Combines meditation, breathing techniques (pranayama), and mindfulness exercises to enrich the meditation experience.

  • This level caters to beginners looking to learn meditation or considering meditation as a career path.

  • Accredited by Meditation Alliance International.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Awakening Meditation 100 hour level. 

✓ Course Description

Technical skills (110 hours) – 55%

  • Meditation, mantra, concentration, and mindfulness. Points of focus during mediation. Anchoring.

  • Awakening Meditation posture.

  • Healing sounds. 

  

Psychology and Spirituality (20 hours) – 10%

  • A theoretical study of yogic, psychological and spiritual methods of self-realization and healing such as: koshas, chakras, nadis, samskaras, and vasanas.

 

Anatomy and Physiology (20 hours) – 10%

  • Physical Anatomy and Physiology.

  • Subtle anatomy.

  • 8 hours will be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to Meditation.

 
Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle (30 hours) – 15%

  • Philosophy and ethics for the meditation teacher.

  • Developing a healthy lifestyle for the meditation teacher.

  • Yogic and meditation teachings: Yoga Sutras, Zen teachings, meditation texts.

 

Teaching and Communication skills (20 hours) – 10%

  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning, business aspect of yoga.

  • Includes practice teaching and receiving feedback; and observing others teaching and giving feedback.

  • Budiness aspects of meditation.

 

Contact Hours: 80% of the above must be "contact hours".

*Contact Hours: These are hours studied under the supervision or guidance of a Senior Awakening Meditation Teacher.

"Awakening Meditation focuses on spiritual awakening and includes transcending our unfulfilling habitual conditioning, practicing kindness, and recognizing our true potential beyond our limited perceptions." - Dean Telano, Founder of AMI
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