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The next Meditation Teacher Training begins in April 2017. You can join now and begin accessing the meditations, online seminars, skill checklists, and mentoring resources. It is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification Meditation Teacher Training, plus certification with The Pranava Meditation School.

To begin the registration process,
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200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification Meditation Teacher Training

Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training

You are invited to take part in the upcoming 200-hour Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training. This course is a combination of online study, in-person retreats at beautiful locations, one-to-one coaching, and a series of guided meditations that you can practice on your own at home. You can take the course for your own development and to learn and practice meditations that suit your individual nature, and you can take it to develop skills as a teacher of meditation.

Listen to the Introductory Teleseminar

There are a set of skills you can learn and teach that let meditation be utterly natural, restful, and profoundly rejuvenating. The skills of meditation are similar to that of loving anyone or anything – ways of paying attention that open the doorways to intimacy and excitement. After using, practicing, and researching these skills for the past half a century, Dr. Lorin Roche is opening the door wide to train teachers in this system. Come as you are, and learn at your own pace. You can go rapidly or you can take your time and savor everything in a leisurely way.

The training is for anyone who desires to learn more about this natural, life-affirming approach to meditation. This is a very human, tender, and loving practice for yourself or to share with others. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to apply.


The Radiance Sutras Seminar Series is beginning in March 2017, and you can take it for your own development, and, if you like, it is also part of the core curriculum of Meditation Teacher Training. The MTT Seminar Series is an eight month long course during which you will be listening to a series of talks and guided meditations. You will be reading The Radiance Sutras attentively, or listening to recordings of Lorin reading the text. Much of the learning is on special audio meditations, so you can integrate the learning into your daily meditation time. You can pay over time for ten months, or upfront, $2950 – $2400 early registration (by 12/21/16).


You can modify the training to fit your learning style and situation.

  1. The Standard track involves some Sanskrit vocabulary to go with the yoga model. There are 57 Sanskrit words you need to have a working relationship with. The primary focus is on the skills of meditation and teaching meditation, so the vocabulary is learned in context, one or two words at a time.
  2. The Almost-no Sanskrit track involves emphasizing the senses, emotions, and instincts to a greater extent. Instead of learning Sanskrit vocabulary, you will be learning the language of emotion, bodily sensation, desire and instinct.
  3. The Kirtan track is for Kirtan artists and integrates meditation into chanting. You will learn to guide group meditations and do individual sessions, where you help people develop a daily practice in the feeling tone of the Bhakti tradition. You will learn about the levels of sound in yoga, from the spoken word, to mental repetition, to subtle internal feeling, and the vibrant pulsating silence that is the origin of sound. You will learn about the difference between spoken mantra and following the sound through the four levels.
  4. The Dancer's path is oriented to leading people into meditation through movement.
  5. The Wild Serenity path involves being outside in nature as much as possible. You may wish to combine hiking and meditation, or nature walks and meditation, in your own meditation and in teaching.

There are other paths as well – therapists and physicians, for example. You will be encouraged to take the basic skill set of meditation and modify it to work with your daily life and what you love.

If you wish to become certified, the
200-hour Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training is a two-year program, and you may take up to five years to fulfill. On an accelerated basis, it is possible to graduate in one year, if the retreat dates work out for you.

Your training starts as soon as you register. The first teleseminar is in Spring 2017 (dates TBA). We highly recommend that you sign up by March 15th to begin preliminary study. If you complete all of the hours and demonstrate all of the core competencies you will be a certified 200-hour Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher.

For the Certificate Program, the hours are made up of:

70 contact hours, which you can obtain in workshops at Kripalu (Massachusetts), Esalen (Big Sur, California), Costa Rica, Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast), and other beautiful locations.

130 non-contact hours (assignments listed below)

10 conference call seminars with Dr. Lorin Roche
3 private telephone or Skype sessions with Lorin Roche
Homework assignments
Reading assignments
30 Practice sessions
Contributing to Facebook group discussion
Small group work
5 years to complete (we recommend you complete in 2 years)

Year One:

10 conference call seminars (dates and times listed below)
All reading assignments
At least 15 practice sessions with “practice clients”
At least one private phone or Skype session with Lorin Roche (must complete a total of 3 private sessions with Lorin Roche throughout the training)

Year Two:

All practice sessions complete (30 total)
All homework and reading assignments complete
Complete private sessions with Lorin Roche (must complete a total of 3 sessions through out the training)
Final exam


Your training begins as soon as you register. To get started now, go here to sign up.

You will be asked to fill out and email the contact information and questionnaire, and to send in your initial tuition payment.

The 10-month seminar course is
$2950, which you can take as a stand-alone and add other elements, such as retreats, as fits into your schedule.

The three five-day retreats, or the equivalent, may be the most expensive part of the training.
The retreats vary in cost depending on what you room is like (sleeping bag, shared room, private room). For example Kripalu, with meals, for housing plus food for a 5 day retreat and teacher training, costs $435 for a dormitory room on up to $575 for a standard room or $875 for a standard Plus room. Kripalu has excellent food, by the way. The tuition for Kripalu is $310 for the 5-day, about $60 per day. The housing cost for Esalen is a bit more.

There are 4 different expenses for the entire 200-hour training:

Meditation Teacher Training Year One – Seminar Series Tuition $2950—Non-refundable. $2400 if paid in full by December 31st (save $550). Payment details here.

70 Contact hours (you will pay directly to wherever the retreat is being hosted)
3 Private Sessions with Dr. Lorin Roche (separate cost)
Final exam $108

If you just want the training in meditation for your own evolution, but do not want to get certified yet, you may join the 10 conference call seminar series, but you must still complete the application. You will not be a certified Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher, but you will walk away with the key teachings and have an opportunity to dive deep into the human heart, the rhythm of life, and what it means to savor the sweetness of being alive.

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