“I dove in to the Teacher Training course head first and trusted Walter, Nikki and Kevin with my whole heart and soul. Little did I know that this program would change my life’s trajectory and awaken the essence of who I am as a person.”

“It’s simple. The world needs more people meditating – and that means more teachers!”

“The program was everything and more to what was outlined. I loved every moment and didn’t want it to stop!”

“The program content is designed and delivered so incredibly well. It results in instant engagement with all the other attendees and the formation of strong bonds through the art of sharing stories.”



As you have witnessed first hand, meditation is a technique that naturally evokes a powerful journey of self-growth and transformation in all aspects of one’s life.

Whether they know it or not, meditation teachers are entrusted with the pivotal role of initiating this journey for their students.

At Centred Meditation, we believe that being a meditation teacher is more than just a title or an accreditation.

It comes with great responsibility.

Principles for meditation teacher training in Sydney


  • You experience first hand the powerful effects of regular meditation on your life
  • You intimately understand yourself, your identify, and the different aspects of your being
  • You have a deep commitment to continuously develop yourself and uncover more of your potential everyday
  • You have an in-depth understanding of the mechanics of meditation and layers of consciousness
  • You can easily and effectively communicate rich concepts to your students
  • You have a profound ability to empathise with your students and perceive the world from their perspective
  • You actively support your students in their journey of self-growth and transformation

Centred Meditation offers transformative teacher training programs which have you embody what it truly means to be a meditation teacher.




Gain the competence, confidence, and certification to create and deliver Guided Effortless Meditations in contemporary and diverse contexts (for friends, family, colleagues, and clients)
Acquire the ability to empower people in navigating the process of self-growth and transformation that results from the regular practice of Guided Effortless Meditations
Embark on a transformative journey of personal development and growth which will enhance your ability to develop the above two skills and competencies



Develop the competence, confidence, and certification to teach the practice of Self-Directed Effortless Meditation to individuals or groups from any personal, social, professional or organisational setting – and if you wish, to make teaching any form of Effortless Meditation a major part of, or the whole, of your career
Cultivate the ability to empower people in navigating the challenges of growing through the three adult developmental levels that results from the daily practice of Effortless Meditation, combined with leading a diverse, rich, fulfilling life
Dive deeper into the powerful transformative journey that you undertook in the Teaching Certificate in Guided Effortless Meditation, equipping you with the skills and competencies required to achieve the above


Both of these programs are registered training courses with the Meditation association of Australia AND the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and therefore qualifies you for full membership in both organisations.


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Walter Bellin

Walter Bellin

Walter pioneered the development and teaching of a wide range of methods designed to maximise the professional and personal potential of individuals, teams and organisations. Walter is an international consultant who regularly consults to the top senior management teams of Australian public and private sector organisations in the areas of corporate development, leading organisational change (specialising in organisational cultural change), leadership development, teambuilding, communication skills and strategic business planning. Walter began meditation in 1968 and has continued ever since. Meditation teaching has always been part of Walter’s leadership and personal development programmes. Walter’s purpose is to awaken and expand our human experience of peace, joy, love, and compassion, and our desire and capacity to accept and serve others.
Nikki Janks

Nikki Janks

Nikki is the Co-Founder of Centred Meditation. It was while studying Psychology at University when she experienced first hand the visceral effects of stress on her mind and body: constant anxiety, muscle spasms, digestive issues and the list goes on. She stumbled upon Effortless Meditation online and thought it sounded too good to be true! After learning the technique in 2010 she was pleasantly shocked by its immediate effects on all aspects of her life.

Nikki has since spent time in India learning from different meditation masters and Gurus, directed a non-profit organisation, trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and travelled around the world organising, undertaking, and facilitating personal development and leadership programmes.

Nikki is one of the lead instructors of our Teacher Training Courses, Retreats, and Meditation Programs. Her life’s purpose is to empower people to be inspired by their own true greatness and freed up to share it with the world.

Kevin Janks

Kevin Janks

Kevin is the Co-Founder and Chief Meditation Officer at Centred Meditation. He reluctantly came to meditation out of desperation to rid himself of the detrimental effects of stress. Years down the track of cumulative benefits, he now dedicates his life to making this untapped resource more accessible to everyone.

Kevin has led and taught thousands of people to meditate through his world-first drop-in meditation studio, Corporate Program Hub and Inner Growth Retreats. He has a unique way of distilling complex intellectual topics into simple practical tools for his students. Kevin’s purpose is to raise the bar of love and affinity and decrease the level of suffering in the world.



The MTT was so much more than a meditation instructor course. Its strong focus on inner growth work provided a framework to enable insight, compassion and understanding. Utilising a blend of contemporary psychological and scientific concepts alongside eastern philosophy, the course was well suited to the demographic of the group. Learned a lot about myself and made new friends along the way. Highly recommended.

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Centred Meditation’s Teaching Certificate in Guided Effortless Meditation absolutely exceeded all my expectations and left me wanting more. 
A truly unique course that I have never come across before even after doing other meditation teacher trainings and also Yoga teacher training. Not only does it teach you how to meditate effortlessly which was reasonably new to me (I now have twice daily practice which I love and find so easy to practice), it also teaches you how to guide others into Effortless Meditation. 
The first half of the course is spent in personal development examining and going deep inside to heal existing wounds that are still getting triggered in your daily life. Tools and strategies are delivered that are easy to use and implement in your daily life in order to catch and easily deal with those tricky emotions that can create havoc and chaos.
I am so grateful that I came across this course, Nikki, Kevin and Walter are so highly attuned for this work and presented the course with professionalism, passion, vulnerability, care, knowledge, grace and warmth that I rarely stumble across. 
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to transform and transcend their life to one of beauty, connection, calm and clarity.

The Teacher Training Program was much more than just a qualification and a certificate to teach meditation.

I got way more out of the program than I ever expected! I got the most valuable thing I could ask for, better than any degree at any University. I got the opportunity to delve deep into my inner being and inner knowing and discover and surrender a lot of experiences in my life that were impacting how I was thinking, feeling, and acting currently. As a result, I now have much greater self awareness, clarity, and confidence within myself.

I would recommend this course to absolutely everybody. No matter what your job; whether you’re a truck driver, an athlete, a CEO, a stay-at-home mum, even still a student. Whether you want to be the next meditation teacher, whether you want to share it with your colleagues, your friends, or family, or whether you want to be a better you which creates a ripple effect in the world, this course is absolutely for everybody. Because whatever you do to better yourself, it has a domino effect on everyone around you in that it positively influences and enhances their lives as well.


I had been practising meditation regularly for 5 years and saw meditation teacher training as a logical next step – I thought the best way to learn is to learn to teach! I wanted to understand more about my meditation practice while also equipping me with the skills to share some of my learnings with others.

Centred Meditations Teacher Training is a great way to build the foundations behind your practice: Understand the broader context of meditation, why it works and how it is the bedrock of self-discovery and greater wellbeing. I enjoyed that the program is much broader than just learning how to teach. One of the program’s biggest benefits is learning what you need to know before you can teach! I loved that the program focussed on spending time on what matters most versus memorising particular traditions or ceremonies – wonderful in their own right but not that interesting for me to learn personally.

Any program is only as good as its instructors – Kevin, Nikki & Walter are an incredible team who genuinely care and are deeply passionate about their mission! They provide a brilliantly modern teaching approach to a universal technique – unbounded by any single philosophy or organisation. They are also extremely generous with their time – inside and outside of hours! No question is too big or small to answer. Kevin & Nikki provide wonderful perspectives from their journey as teachers – they are brilliant at translating many centuries of content and literature into digestible form! Walter is a living encyclopedia of knowledge and an incredible role-model! I feel like I have only touched the surface of what this man has to bring to the world and have already learnt so much.

Why would I recommend Centred Meditation’s Teacher Training program? Because the world needs more people meditating – and that needs more teachers! Kevin, Nikki and Walter are the best teachers you could hope your in the next part of your journey!


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The Meditation Teacher Training program is an impactful blend of inner growth development and leading Guided Effortless Meditations. The facilitators, Nikki, Kevin, and Walter are so knowledge, always available to help, and are genuinely good people. Anyone with a growth mindset will love this course. Helping yourself grow and helping others grow through meditation gives such a sense of fulfillment. I am fortunate to have participated in this course and I have no hesitation in recommending it to others.


I am so pleased I decided to complete the Meditation Teacher Training Program for Guided Meditation (even though I was not intending to become a meditation teacher) and embarked on the program for my own self growth and inner wellbeing. Now, 14 weeks later, I am not the same person – the course was indeed transformative and was such a positive and enjoyable experience.
Under the safe guidance of Nikki, Kevin and Walter and within the supportive, warm and encouraging environment they nurtured between all of us attendees, I uncovered deep seated, self limiting beliefs and behaviours and was provided with techniques and tools both to help make this happen and to work through the outcomes; tools and techniques that I will continue to use throughout my life.

Now practicing Centred Meditation Effortless Meditation daily and experiencing its broad ranging benefits, I am actually considering becoming a meditation teacher as a side job – the ease of this meditation and its benefits are too good to keep to myself – and I feel confidently equipped and supported to be able to take this step. However, if I don’t go down this path, having completed the program my understanding of meditation generally and effortless meditation specifically, through the very generous and knowledgeable teachings of Walter, Kevin and Nikki, means my daily meditation practice will continue to be so much richer and fulfilling.
Whether you have aspirations to teach or, like me, want to embark on a personal journey of self growth and understanding, I cannot recommend the program more highly.

The program was very interesting, informative and transformational. I enrolled to learn the technique of meditating effortlessly and to be able to guide meditations from the heart. The course went beyond my expectations in its detail and depth. I gained so much from it, more than what I expected to learn. 

All three experienced teachers, Nikki, Kevin and Walter, walk their talk and hold space for all students effectively, making us all feel heard and unconditionally supported. 

The program has given us students useful and important information, plenty of time to practice, has suitably prepared us to teach Effortless Meditation, and has inspired me to share what I’ve learned with confidence. 

I highly recommended this course for those who are serious about starting their meditation practice or learning meditation in depth, regardless of whether they want to teach meditation formally or want to do the program for their own self-growth. 


The Meditation Teacher Training Program immediately piqued my interest when it was first announced. At the time, I had been meditating for over two years and had completed the Centred Edge and Centred Life programs through Centred Meditation. I was very interested in developing my understanding of meditation even further, whilst continuing the growth journey I was already on with Nikki, Kevin and Walter. Knowing that I could then share this valuable meditation practice with the people around me if I wanted to was also a huge part of the appeal.

The program takes a bottom up approach where the first half is centred around your own growth and development and the second half around the technical side of teaching meditation.  The program content is designed and delivered so incredibly well. It resulted in instant engagement with all the other attendees and the formation of strong bonds through the art of sharing stories.  It was incredible watching everyone grow throughout this program!

The support, encouragement, wisdom and kindness offered by Nikki, Kevin & Walter was unwavering. To have three people living out their life purpose having only your best interest at heart is a huge platform from where to grow from. The wealth of knowledge they bestowed upon us was just amazing and their willingness to share their time and personal experiences made the content so relatable and interesting. I looked forward to creating time every week to savour my program notes.

All through the program I felt that I was actively developing and the content definitely stretched me at times, which made me develop even further. Once I started to see the benefits it was like uncovering a piece of my very own jigsaw puzzle!

I strongly recommend this program, for anyone serious about their meditation practice and ready for the next step either for their own personal journey or teaching aspirations


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Coming into the Teacher Training Program, I did not know what to expect. I dived in head first and trusted Walter, Nikki and Kevin with my whole heart and soul. Little did I know that this program would change my life’s trajectory and awaken the essence of who I am as a person.

Walter, Nikki and Kevin created a safe space for us to embrace our vulnerabilities and bare the truth of who we truly are. They not only made us feel seen, heard, supported and guided throughout the entire program but also always communicated their words of encouragement from a loving space.

Healed people, heal people. If you are open and ready to heal your life and are committed to your growth, this is the program for you. It has profoundly changed how I view the world and allowed me to live my life from a greater level of awareness. It cracked my heart open to shed my old patterns and conditioning and it also allowed me to become the true expression of who I really am. I have never in my life felt as happy and alive as I do now! And this is coming from a person who felt that life had broken her heart over and over again, a person who was so lost in life and had nothing to look forward to. I strongly believe that If I can change, so can everyone!

I am so honoured to have been part of this program and to have met the amazing people who were in the group. This is the first time in my life that I feel that I am not alone, that I feel accepted and that I truly belong. I am not the same person and I cannot imagine living the way I did just three months back before the program started. A big thank you to Walter, Kevin, and Nikki for being part of my journey of becoming. And thank you for always holding space for us and always believing in our potential. I love you all three so much!



The program was everything and more to what was outlined. I loved every moment and didn’t want it to stop!

From the inner growth part, I learned so much about myself and came to realise and accept that I don’t have to act and be a certain way that was expected and conditioned in me growing up. I feel like I can now be me; I can accept my body and my voice and who I am.

From the meditation component, I now have everything I need to design, record, share, accept feedback, practice, and keep saying ‘Yes, Yes, Yes’ to every opportunity.

I would recommend the program to anyone who shows an interest. Anyone who is interested in true growth work. Anyone who is stressed out and perhaps could do with some healing.


I completed the Teaching Certificate in Guided Effortless Meditation with Centred Meditation in September 2021 and found the course content to be really informative and detailed, clear and easy to understand and an absolute joy to be taught by Walter, Kevin, and Nikki. Looking back on my life before I started coaching and training with them, it was like I had been walking around with my eyes closed! I now understand the root causes of the emotional distress that I have lived with since I was a child and with their genuinely caring, unwavering support, I have been able to address these causes, resulting in my becoming more empowered and confident in my life. When I started the course, I honestly had no idea whether teaching was actually for me, however, it feels so ‘right’.  I find writing the meditations a creative, enjoyable process, and guiding people in mediation – helping them to enter into a calm and relaxing state, very rewarding. By far, this is one of the best things I have ever done.


The Centred Meditation Teacher Training was easy, insightful and everything it outlined it would be. I loved the bottom up approach and the combination between personal growth backed by psychological theory and technical skills backed by resources and tools which truly helped transform the participants into meditation teachers.

Throughout the course Nikki, Kevin and Walter created a safe space for the group to air their vulnerabilities and work through their own individual unique personal growth. They were always encouraging, kind, available and unwavering in their support. In addition to being exceptional mentors, they shared their wealth of knowledge and personal experience authentically – always desiring only the best for their students.

All through the program I felt I was changing and willing to accept myself, free of conditioning and fear. The cumulative effects of Effortless Meditation helped me evolve from an anxious, depressed individual into a calmer, empowered, confident person who now responds rather than reacts to stressful situations.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who understands the power of meditation and the positive cumulative benefits it can bring to our lives. I encourage anyone to take the journey of self-discovery regardless of whether they want to become a teacher. It’s a honour for me to be part of the Centred Meditation tribe and find even after graduation I’m still supported by Nikki, Kevin and Walter in their very ethical and moral business model.


When I signed up for this program it was really just for personal development. I knew I had a lot more work to do on myself and was looking forward to the support offered throughout the course.

I found it was a good 50/50 split of inner-growth work and working towards the goal of being a teacher and taking guided meditation sessions. Now that I have completed the course, I feel further in my journey to peeling back the layers that life has inadvertently laid down on me over the years, and most surprisingly, I am feeling prepared and happy to take guided meditation sessions for my friends and family, something I had not intended I would be doing.

The group was incredibly supportive and strong bonds were formed over the course of 14 weeks.

I cannot speak highly enough of Walter, Nikki and Kevin who are all exceptional teachers and mentors who want only the best for their students.

I would recommend this course to anyone who believes in meditation and the positive benefits long term meditating can bring to our lives and is ready to go on a journey of self-discovery, regardless of whether you want to become a teacher or not.



I loved the Teaching Certificate in Guided Effortless Meditation and the community that has grown around the principles of Effortless Meditation. This course has given me the skills and confidence to give the gift of reflection and internal calm to the wider public, and the time and space for self-compassion and inner growth.


I had been meditating on and off for years but it was only until I found Centred Meditation that I finally started adding it into my routine each day and experiencing the powerful cumulative effects that this brought to my life. I’m so passionate about the effects of meditation that I thought the next logical step would be to become accredited in it.

I was very nervous about the program because I didn’t think I had the ‘calm’ personality for being a meditation teacher. However, the program was so well designed that it helped me find and connect with this calm composure within myself. Over the course of the program I learnt more about my psyche and cultivating the inner child in me. I found confidence in myself and a softness that I hadn’t quite experienced before.

I loved learning the principles of creating Guided Effortless Meditation sequences and designing my own meditation scripts each week – I found it really enhanced my creativity. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to pursue meditation as personal practice or a career. I’m personally excited to see where this life long skill will take me!


This meditation teacher training unlocks a framework to support students as they evolve as individuals into their potential as meditation practitioners & teachers. Many courses focus on delivery & technique, this course does that and goes one step further, by providing an understanding of the process and practice of meditation and how a person moves from waking up through to showing up & getting more from life, in a clear and concise way. 

Backed by psychological theory and their combined years of experience, the facilitators teach from their hearts and build a solid foundation for graduates to teach from. While personal growth and evolution is ongoing, the stand out aspect of this course is the depth of knowledge I gained in the ability to support an individual through the personal transformation that is an inevitable part of a mediation practice. This meditation teacher training gives context for what is happening inside of the meditation and out. It fully prepares you as a teacher with the resources and tools required to teach effectively within the boundaries of meditation, and support future students in an easy & natural way.

I recommend this training program as a way for individuals to expand their meditation practice and their personal growth, and for those who think they may want to bring meditation to the world through teaching.



The teacher training program provided both well organised practical training and feedback within a clear theoretical framework, and opportunities for personal growth. Nikki, Kevin and Walter, individually and collectively, are magnificent teachers who created a space for each of the students to learn, grow and connect.


In this training you’ll not only learn to become an excellent meditation teacher, you will connect to likeminded souls and learn about inner growth models which will create real lasting change in your life. The support by Walter, Nikki and Kev is ‘above and beyond’. They take you in as their family and are always there to help and support you.

The course material is practical and abundant, you will browse through it for many years to come. After this course you are able to teach a very well structured mediation class or workshop and you will be able to explain how and why mediation works. I absolutely have loved this training.


I am so grateful for this course and the experiences that come with it. It has been life changing.



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