Meditation Teacher Training

Meditation Specialist Certification


While many practitioners may offer meditation, very few create programs that are firmly grounded in science and present the “why” beneath the “how.”  Susan’s comprehensive focused awareness meditation, an evidence-based practice, encourage centered thinking – whether you’re applying the practices to create a sense of tranquility, or to boost immunity and brain health.  Just five simple steps bring mindfulness into precise focus for greater physical, mental and emotional resilience.  Think of it as building mental muscles for happiness, harmony and inner peace.

Get Certified

The Path to Learn, Experience and Master Focused Awareness Meditation. Transform Yourself and Teach Others.

The first step to Get Board Certified is the Meditation Specialist™ Online Meditation Teacher Training Series, during this online program, you will learn the foundation tools of evidence-based meditation and the keys to starting a meditation practice. This course prepares attendees to assist patients who are suffering from healthcare conditions such as cancer, pain, cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depressive disorders, for example, with practical applications for everyday use.

Meditation Specialist™ Online Training: Build Your Foundation (February 2017) – Focused CE Series
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM – Tuesday, June 30, 2017 at 8:30 PM (EDT)

This online exam is a computer-based test offered after completion of the webinar series. Applications for this test are accepted after completion of the online portion of training and can be scheduled at a convenient time.

Students who have applied to take the test will be sent a link to take the test. The online test is an open book exam  designed to test your knowledge on Anatomy and Physiology, Meditation Practices and Research in the field of Meditation.  It is composed of multiple choice and true and false questions. Students are given 90 minutes to start and finish the exam in one sitting.    The cost of the exam is $175 to be paid at the site of the exam.

The Meditation Specialist Meditation Teacher Training Retreat: Take Your Practice to the Next Level is the teacher methodology course of Dr. Susan Taylor’s acclaimed Meditation Specialist™ Training Program: a complete course in the theory, science and practice of meditation therapy, with a focus on healing meditation in a wide range of personal and professional environments. Students are immersed in the powerful learning, restorative and health building techniques unique to the authentic practice of meditation. You will have opportunities to explore questions and impressions arising out of your experience —and, if so inspired, to discuss the steps to becoming a board certified meditation teacher.

The Meditation Specialist Teaching Method Online Workshop has been designed to meet specific teaching needs for those wanting to become board certified in Focused Awareness Meditation. This course prepares the participant for the Practicum Exam.

Participation requires completion of the teacher training webinars and 5-day retreat.

This practicum exam is an in-person exam offered 2 times per year based on the information learned during the teacher training portion of the course as well as from your experience student teaching. Applications for this test are accepted 30 days prior to reserve your space. It is suggested that you have completed the webinar series, teacher training, plus, the teaching method course and have 150 hours of student teaching before scheduling the exam.

Students who have applied to take the test will be sent a questionnaire to fill out before the actual exam.

The practicum test is an in person event designed to test your knowledge and teaching skills. It is designed to serve as a tutorial to help the student refine their teaching skill. The demonstrations are based on the core competencies that were taught in the teacher training portion of the retreat. Students are given 30 minutes to demonstrate their teaching skills in front of 2 evaluators.

The  exam fee is $225 to be paid with the application. The fee is non-refundable.

Apply for board certification by filling out the appropriate application online — certification (new applicants) — before May of the year seeking certification.  Prospective students will have had completed the core training (courses 1 and 2) and have passed both exams with a minimum of  75%.

Meditation Specialist 300 Hour Training

Start with the foundation program of evidence-based research to deepen your practice, broaden your understanding of meditation and learn how to teach.

Clinical Meditation Specialist 500 Hour Training

Master your skills and advance your teaching career through clinical contact, personal practice and advanced training. (Pre-req:  Level 1 Training or equivalent)

Advanced Practice Meditation Specialist

Take your practice to the highest level of certification and create your own unique program and skill set to teach.

Meditation Specialist Continuing Education

Refine your practice, evolve your teachings and earn CE units.

Walk the Path to Transform Yourself, Teach Others, and Transform the World!

Join me May 2017 featuring live webinars with independent web-based study, creating a “virtual classroom” environment.

What is Focused Awareness Meditation?

Focused Awareness Meditation is a mindfulness practice with the essential component of concentration that brings the mind and body together. Rooted in science, this evidence-based systematic method is time-tested and practical with emphasis on mindfulness and concentration with intelligent sequencing.
Trainings are carefully themed to deepen the students' experience of Meditation.
Woman Meditating on the Beach

Meditation Specialist Coach-Mentorship Program

The Meditation Specialist Coach-Mentorship  Program has been designed to meet your specific teaching needs.  It is designed to help you gain and more knowledge and expand your current knowledge in order to set yourself apart from the competition.  Each person is unique in their understanding and experience.  Before committing to working with anyone, I like to have a chat with you first to explore the possibilities with this program and so that  we both feel we could work successfully together.

Online Meditation Teacher Training Courses

The Meditation Teacher Training Courses are led and taught by Dr. Susan Taylor combining live events, live webinars and recorded online course materials.
Meditation Teacher Training January 10, 2016

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Upcoming Events

  1. Teaching Method – Focused Awareness Meditation

    May 2 @ 8:00 pm - May 23 @ 9:00 pm
  2. Digestive Reset May 2017

    May 4 @ 8:00 pm - May 25 @ 9:00 pm
  3. Pranayama Level 1: Bring Your Meditation to the Next Level

    June 7 @ 7:00 pm - June 28 @ 8:00 pm

Medical Disclaimer

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.