MASTERING THE ART OF MEDITATING EFFORTLESSLY COURSE
WHAT IS EFFORTLESS MEDITATION?
By contrast, at Centred Meditation we teach an Effortless Meditation technique which requires no form of concentration or mental control at all. Practitioners don’t have to “switch their mind off”, “think of nothing”, nor “clear their mind of all thoughts”. What’s more, the Effortless Meditation technique is extremely easy to learn and practice, feels really enjoyable to do, and the benefits in the mind and body are noticed very quickly.
Our form of Effortless Meditation is completely non-religious, is practiced sitting comfortably in a chair or on the couch, and can be practiced by ANYONE (especially those that have a highly active ‘monkey mind’). As a Meditation Teacher, it is a pleasure to teach your students due to it’s accessible nature and immediate effectiveness.
Since 2015, thousands of urban professionals have sat in our studio armchairs and benefited from our Guided Effortless Meditations, hundreds have learned Self-Directed Effortless Meditation on our retreats and programs, and countless companies have incorporated our practices into their offices and culture.
COURSE CONTENT & OUTCOMES
During the Mastering the Art of Meditating Effortlessly Course, we explore….
The Practice of Effortless Meditation
The Science of Effortless Meditation
The Inner Mechanics of Effortless Meditation
The Socially-Emotionally Conditioned Mindset
The Stress Cycle
Higher Adult Development Levels
(Same Instructors as Teacher Training Program)
Anyone who wants to learn and master the technique of Effortless Meditation. Whether they have no, some, or lots of prior experience with other forms of meditation – this course is for you. It’s a per-requisite for those who are booked in or considering undertaking Centred Meditation’s Teaching Certificate in Guided Effortless Meditation and have never participated in any of our programs previously (Centred Self, Here & Now Retreat and/or Centred Life).
Three x 2hr live-streamed sessions (over zoom)
- Friday 12th August: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 17th August: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 24th August: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Friday 2nd September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 7th September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 14th September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Friday 16th September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 21st September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
- Wednesday 28th September: 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEST)
If and when you do our Teacher Training program, we credit the bridging course fee towards your Teacher Training Program payment (i.e. $399 gets deducted from the full Teacher Training tuition).
MASTERING THE ART OF MEDITATING EFFORTLESSLY COURSE REVIEWS
MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING REVIEWS
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.
This course has changed me forever and I am so grateful. It is the feather in the cap that I needed to complete what I do in my life and help people in my professional life.
I am already actively taking sessions at work both live and over zoom with people who have never meditated before. But even if I never take someone through a guided meditation again, I feel that what I have gained from the 3 month course is invaluable and I’ll be able to use it in so many instances in the rest of my life.
I would recommend the program to most people who really want to find out how powerful meditation can be, whether or not you want to be a teacher or just go on a personal growth journey.
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.
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.
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 Self 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
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.
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!
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.
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 got an enormous amount from the program. I got insights about myself, I got new knowledge about meditation, I got the ability to lead meditations, but most of all, I got a lot of personal growth that I didn’t even know I wanted. I’m now at the point where I’m confidently facilitating guided meditations with groups at work either over zoom or in-person. And I’m also recording and publishing my own meditations. In what feels like a relatively short time (12 weeks) I have gone from not knowing how to do that, not knowing if I wanted to do that, to doing it regularly.
I also strongly recommend attending the Here & Now Retreat during Teacher Training especially if like me you haven’t done any Centred Meditation programs before. I think it was essential to me being able to do the Teacher Training program effectively because immersing myself for three days with a group of people on the Retreat really grounded me in the type of work that Teacher Training would be and got me used to being more open which was invaluable. I’m just so glad I did it.
I recommend the Centred Meditation Teacher Training Program to almost anybody who is interested in their own personal growth. Even if they don’t know whether they want to teach meditation. It’s a growth course, its an education course, it’s a training course, and it’s suitable to anybody who’s looking to make changes in their life at an accelerated pace
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!