Innergy Meditation Teacher Training

A 50-hour Introductory Teacher Training Program
STARTS
Jan 11
In Studio
Sat, January 11th to Sat, February 8th

6:30pm-8:30pm

Innergy Miami Beach

1560 Lenox Ave Suite 102 Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Great For People Who:

Want to go deeper with their meditation practice and understanding.
Believe that meditation is the question and the answer.
Are interested in sharing the practice with others.
$795 $995

Innergy Teachers and staff get a 25% Discount (applies to Early Bird or Full price)

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Make Happy New Year an understatement! 

 

If you have been waiting for a sign, this is it. A 50-hour introductory meditation teacher training program perfect for those looking to deepen their practice and understanding of mindfulness, while understanding how to share their practice with others in a practical manner.

 

Developed, guided and led by top teachers and experts in the meditation and mindfulness field, this experience is ideal for Yoga Teachers, Coaches, Therapists/Social Workers, Corporate Leaders, and anyone with a passion for meditation. We already know the amazing benefits of this healing practice and this training helps show how to integrate it even more fully into every aspect of your life and career.

 

Some previous experience with mindfulness meditation is recommended.

 

Classes will be held in-studio for four consecutive weeks on Saturdays, January 11th – February 8th. There will be additional practicum and homework assignments as described below. Yes, homework! We promise it will be fun 🙂

 

This training will be led by anchoring teachers Scott Rogers and Shelly Tygielski (yes! The same Shelly who was just on the cover of Mindful Magazine!) and senior faculty members Dennis Hunter, Gus Castellanos, Lucas Irwin, Michelle Berlin and Anthony Profeta. Learn more about their amazing and complementary backgrounds by clicking below .

 

Registered with the Yoga Alliance?
Students who currently hold a RYT designation are able to log 40 hours of Continuing Education. This course is eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education, we will include instructions on how to enter this CE for an RYT onto their Yoga Alliance account upon completion of this course
To submit your Continuing Education hours, simply follow these steps:
1. Go to www.yogaalliance.org and log into your account.
2. Click “Teacher Dashboard” at the top right.
3. Click “Add Hours” under “Training Hours” on the right.
4. Scroll down to select the type of course you completed.
5. If you completed a course in person with a continuing education provider who is not a YACEP, or if your YACEP has not entered the course on the YACEP directory, select “In person with someone who is not a YACEP.” Follow the prompts to submit your training without a certificate.
Shelly Tygielski

Shelly Tygielski

After spending almost 20 years in Corporate America immersed in Fortune 1000 organizations, and the past decade as a high-ranking executive in public and privately-held companies, Shelly has turned to teaching “modern-life mindfulness” full-time, with a special emphasis on the business sector and athletic organizations.

As someone who has run large departments and companies, and spent a lifetime juggling personal, professional and philanthropic pursuits, Shelly turned to mindfulness to help achieve a work-life balance and to improve her effectiveness, focus and success in business. Through YURU Meditation, Shelly offers organizations seminars, workshops, retreats and classes on mindfulness practices.

In 2016, Shelly launched “America Meditates,” offering 90-minute workshops to cities across America. She is credited as being the producer of the first mass meditation at a professional sporting event anywhere in the country, staging “HEAT Nation Meditation” with NBA® Team the Miami HEAT®. She is also responsible for organizing the largest mass meditation in Fort Lauderdale’s history.

Selected by the South Florida Business Journal in 2014 as one of their “40 under 40” honorees and in 2015 as a “Most Influential Business Woman” in the region, Shelly’s personal understanding of the pressures of the corporate environment resonate in her workshops and seminars – whether her audience is a room full of entry-level employees or high-ranking executives.

Her practical and accessible approach ensures participants understand the science behind mindfulness and that they leave the practical tools needed to continue enjoying the life and business benefits of mindfulness on their own.

A passionate advocate of self-awareness, the benefits of meditation and the importance of enjoying the journey itself, Shelly has been teaching weekly classes on Hollywood Beach, Florida to tens of thousands of students. Shelly is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and is certified in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) techniques. In her classes and workshops, she teaches various forms of meditation intended to be accessible and easy for a student at any level to practice.

Shelly has taught tens of thousands of students in the past year. She is currently writing a book about her journey to happiness and the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into modern life.

Shelly has written over 200 guided meditations. She also shares contemplations each morning on her social media platform, which are consistently reposted by tens of thousands of her subscribers. Shelly holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Shelly is featured on the cover of the June 2019 issue of Mindful magazine.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers is founder and director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies and of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program.  He co-directs UMindfulness, the University of Miami’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. Scott has practiced mindfulness and other contemplative practices for more than 24 years. His concentration on mindfulness is rooted in his belief that it offers one of the most effective means of encouraging meaningful inner work and growth, personally and professionally. Scott received his masters degree in social psychology and his law degree from the University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude.

In 1998, Scott began developing the mindfulness teaching methods and exercises that form the basis for the different programs developed and taught by the Institute for Mindfulness Studies (IMS).  These mindfulness programs often involve the use of language and imagery that resonates with different groups both to communicate fundamental mindfulness principles and to develop mindfulness cues to help people “remember” to be mindful. These exercises and techniques are designed to help people transform moment-to-moment interactions through the cultivation of greater mindful awareness. The underlying insights and exercises are rooted in traditional mindfulness practices.

In 1999, Scott began introducing mindfulness to members of the legal profession. In 2003 Scott founded the online community, The Mindful Parent®. The Mindful Parent has been visited by people in over 70 countries around the world.  In 2006, Scott published “Mindful Parenting: Meditations, Verses & Visualization for a More Joyful Life” and spoke at the Miami Book Fair International. He continues to conduct mindful parenting workshops and presentations.

In 2005, Scott began working with educators, therapists, teaching mindfulness in the therapeutic context, and today conducts Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy workshops. In 2007, Scott began working full-time with attorneys, judges, physicians and other professionals. In 2007 he began applying mindfulness practices to working with people interested in transforming their relationship to food.

In 2008 Scott conducted a pilot first year mindfulness program at the University of Miami School of Law which, in 2009, was expanded to encompass a comprehensive contemplative practices program for all law students.  In 2011 Scott joined the Miami Law faculty and is founder and director of its Mindfulness in Law Program, the first in the country. At Miami Law, Scott has introduced and teaches courses that integrate mindfulness into the curriculum, including Mindful Ethics, Mindfulness in Law, and Mindful Leadership. In 2012 he received the “Richard Hausler Golden Apple Award” for his contributions to the Miami Law student body. In 2015 Scott was awarded the “Law Faculty Professionalism Award” by the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism.

In 2009, Scott began working with members of the UM Miller School of Medicine faculty to introduce mindfulness to medical students and the medical school community. In 2010 Scott co-founded with cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, the University of Miami’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.

In 2011 Scott helped co-found the Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force of the Dade County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association (South Florida Chapter) and presently co-chairs the group. He is the 2012 recipient of the Sookie William’s award for “Outstanding Service to the Legal Community,” and serves on the Executive Committee of the Balance in Legal Education section of the American Association of Law Schools. Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of “Mindful Kids Miami” and on the Board of Advisors of “Warrior One.”

Scott is a regular speaker at law schools and bar programs across the country. He has appeared on television, HuffPost Live, National Public Radio, and been interviewed for magazines and newspapers across the world. In 2009 Scott published “Mindfulness for Law Students: Applying the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School” and “The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers. In 2012 he co-authored “Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum.”

He has published numerous law review articles on mindfulness and legal education, developed and delivered mindfulness trainings as part of published peer review scientific research articles, and written and co-authored chapters on mindfulness in law as well as the benefits of mindfulness practice in high stress professions.

Dennis Hunter

Dennis Hunter

Dennis Hunter is a meditation teacher, author, and Yin yoga instructor. His approach to teaching is interdisciplinary, blending many years of study in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with contemporary yoga and breath work, secular mindfulness, sound healing, and influences from numerous spiritual traditions. ​ He began studying mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist philosophy in 2002 with Shambhala International, and in 2004 became a student of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. From 2009 to 2011 he lived as a Buddhist monk at Gampo Abbey, where he studied and practiced with the internationally beloved Buddhist nun and bestselling author Pema Chödrön. ​

Dennis has a particular focus on teaching meditation, breath work, yogic and Buddhist philosophy, and somatic practices that bring students into a deep experience of stillness, inner silence, and awareness. In his teachings and his writings, he is known for demystifying complex ideas and practices, making them simple and relatable for everyday life. ​

He is the author of two books: The Four Reminders: A Simple Buddhist Guide to Living and Dying Without Regret (2017) and You Are Buddha: A Guide to Becoming What You Are (2014).

Lucas G. Irwin

Lucas G. Irwin

Lucas G. Irwin is the President of Rebel Mindfulness and a Qualified MBSR instructor (University of Massachusetts, Center for Mindfulness). Lucas is also an ex-NCAA athlete, founder of SteelhouseFitness, a published author and a poet.

Lucas has found a true passion and love for helping others explore the potential benefits of bringing mindfulness into their own lives.

Drawn to mindfulness with the birth of his first daughter, Lucas is now committed to helping others explore the potential of mindfulness in today’s world.

Lucas has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field and believes mindfulness is essential to total well-being, health and happiness. -Qualified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Instructor, University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness​ ​-Mindfulness Coach (Group, Private, Corporate) -Mindfulness Instructor, University of Miami -Community Mindful Meditation Meet-Up Organizer, Baptist Health South Florida -Poet and Published Author – Link to Poetry -Ex-NCAA Athlete, Football -MBA, University of Miami -CEO/Co-Founder, Steelhouse Fitness Miami, Inc.

Michelle Berlin

Michelle Berlin

Michelle began her path of yoga many years ago which transpired into teaching in 2007. After a car accident created multiple spinal injuries, and her doctors told her the only option was major surgery, Michelle began looking for alternative treatments. She decided to take the lead in her own healing, and began studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga and Krama Vinyasa Yoga. Now her body is in great health and her mind is steady.

While in India, she studied at the Iyengar Himalayan Center to learn yoga therapy techniques to work privately with people with injuries. Complementing that avenue of yoga, she has completed several Thai bodywork trainings which she incorporates in her one on one yoga sessions.

Her thirst for knowledge in the healing arts led her to Nepal where she had the opportunity to study with Tibetan Monks and the way they integrate Sound healing into their daily practice. Michelle is one of Innergy Meditation’s senior teachers.

Anthony Profeta

Anthony Profeta

Anthony Profeta is a medical student turned meditation/mindfulness teacher whose knowledge of meditation stems from 19+ years of study; and his passion for meditation has led him around the world studying in monasteries, ashrams, & meditation centers of the US, Nepal, & India.
Anthony is trained in many techniques with his primary focus being Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He has studied with a Japanese grandmaster, yogis, swamis, and such well-known teachers and masters as Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg. He has also received training and tantric initiations from Lama Zopa Rinpoche & His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama.
In addition to formal practice, Anthony’s studied the art of sound healing & singing bowl practices with monks in Nepal & India. And upon returning to the US, studied with well-known US sound therapist Sara Auster.
Anthony’s writings have been published in the mindful living site “The Elephant Journal” & “Thrive Global” and he’s also been featured in the Huffington Post.
His Guided  Meditations and Sound Bath Meditations are available on iTunes, Amazon, & other retailers.

Gus Castellanos

Gus Castellanos

Gus Castellanos, M.D. is a graduate of the U of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He practiced Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Jupiter for 25 years. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1998 and teaching mindfulness programs since 2009. He is certified to teach MBSR by the University of Massachusetts Center For Mindfulness & trained by University of Miami’s Neuroscience Lab. He currently teaches at a variety of facilities through-out So Fla. including the University of Miami School of Medicine, Osher Center For Integrative Medicine, FIU College of Medicine, UMindfulness, Mindful Kids Miami, and the Sari Center for Integrative Cancer Care. He has trained thousands of participants in his mindfulness classes and workshops, including Nurses, Physicians, US Army soldiers, Fire Fighters, paramedics, and behavioral health specialists, to name a few. He facilitates a bi-monthly mindfulness session at a local prison since 2011, lectures widely and writes a bimonthly Mindfulness newsletter. He serves on Palm Health Foundation’s  Better Brain Health Advisory Board and is a consultant to the MBSR program at Jupiter Medical Center, a UMass Center For Mindfulness affiliate.

LET'S DO THIS

With a focus on traditional Mindfulness and Lovingkindness practices, this introductory training will equip you with a basic understanding of theory and practice, history and contemporary applications.

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You will learn to:

Understand the principles and benefits of mindfulness practice
Recognize and work with common obstacles in meditation
Dispel common myths about meditation
Fine-tune meditation posture for optimal comfort and benefit
Appreciate and honor the teacher-student relationship
Understand the psychobiology of the breath and the human nervous system,
and its relationship to meditation

Explore various styles of meditation and ways of meditating
Experience how mindfulness can lead into loving-kindness, self-inquiry, and
other practices

Practice teaching a beginner mindfulness meditation, and work with beginner
students’ frequently asked questions

How to join

1- You must submit a $200 deposit to reserve your spot, AND

2- You must submit the application form. Both steps are required in order for your application to be complete. Deposits are 100% refundable if application is not accepted. Note: if you previously submitted an accepted application, you do not need to resubmit an application, so you can skip this step.

COST: $795 Early Bird price if $200 deposit and application are received by December 7th. $995 after December 7th. $200 deposit applies towards cost of training. Innergy Member discounts may apply. Email Dana at dana@innergymeditation.com with questions about payment.

Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Full attendance In-studio at four 9 hour sessions (36 contact hours):
    • Saturday, January 11: 9 am to 6 pm
    • Saturday, January 18: 9 am to 6 pm
    • Saturday, January 25: 9 am to 6 pm
    • Saturday, February 1: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Additional 10 hours practicum/homework/class evaluations (non-contact hours) to be assigned during training
  • Maintain daily home practice for duration of training
  • Required readings (from Texts Provided)
  • Mindful Eating Practices at each session
  • Optional: 2 hours in-Studio Meditation sessions at Innergy – 30 minute session per week. Students may attend one class per week complimentary. Each class should ideally be a different modality.

Specifics

SESSION 1 | - Planting the Seeds
  • Introduction to the trainers
  • Overview of the training: expectations and requirements
  • Dispelling myths about the training
  • Guidelines for developing a strong personal practice
  • Differences and similarities between various meditation teaching roles: class teacher, life/health coach, psychotherapist/social worker, yoga teacher, corporate mindfulness leader, etc.
  • Meditation posture clinic
  • The psychobiology of the breath and the nervous system
  • Mindful Eating practice
  • Introduction to mindfulness practice: benefits, key principles, and philosophy
  • Definitions: Mindfulness vs. Mindfulness Practice
  • Dangers of “McMindfulness” and commercialism
  • The neuroscience of meditation
  • Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Guided mindfulness practice(s)
  • Breakout groups/dyads
  • Discussion and homework assignments
  • Introduction to the trainers
  • Overview of the training: expectations and requirements
  • Dispelling myths about the training
  • Guidelines for developing a strong personal practice
  • Differences and similarities between various meditation teaching roles: class teacher, life/health coach, psychotherapist/social worker, yoga teacher, corporate mindfulness leader, etc.
  • Meditation posture clinic
  • The psychobiology of the breath and the nervous system
  • Mindful Eating practice
  • Introduction to mindfulness practice: benefits, key principles, and philosophy
  • Definitions: Mindfulness vs. Mindfulness Practice
  • Dangers of “McMindfulness” and commercialism
  • The neuroscience of meditation
  • Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Guided mindfulness practice(s)
  • Breakout groups/dyads
  • Discussion and homework assignments
SESSION 2 | - Exploring the Roots
  • Three Levels of Meditation: Presence, Stillness, Inquiry
  • Overview of the history and philosophy of meditation/mindfulness
  • Working with obstacles & antidotes in mindfulness/meditation practice
  • Differences between spiritual and secular approaches to meditation
  • The context of meditation/mindfulness in traditional settings and in contemporary society
  • Applications of mindfulness in contemporary society: spiritual, secular, corporate, therapeutic, palliative, performance-enhancing, etc.
  • Focus on first foundation: Mindfulness of Body
  • The science behind mindfulness, the research
  • Mindful Eating exercise
  • Guided body scan practice
  • Standing meditation practice
  • Walking meditation practice
  • Breakout groups/dyads
  • Discussion and homework assignments
  • Three Levels of Meditation: Presence, Stillness, Inquiry
  • Overview of the history and philosophy of meditation/mindfulness
  • Working with obstacles & antidotes in mindfulness/meditation practice
  • Differences between spiritual and secular approaches to meditation
  • The context of meditation/mindfulness in traditional settings and in contemporary society
  • Applications of mindfulness in contemporary society: spiritual, secular, corporate, therapeutic, palliative, performance-enhancing, etc.
  • Focus on first foundation: Mindfulness of Body
  • The science behind mindfulness, the research
  • Mindful Eating exercise
  • Guided body scan practice
  • Standing meditation practice
  • Walking meditation practice
  • Breakout groups/dyads
  • Discussion and homework assignments
SESSION 3 | - Exploring the Branches
  • Teaching methodologies: Honing meditation teaching skills
  • Creating a proper ‘container’ and holding space for group meditation practice
  • Guidelines on giving a meditation talk to a group
  • Environment, set-up, timing, voice, music, other factors
  • Assessing the needs of your student/audience and adjusting the message and delivery accordingly
  • Ethics and responsibilities in teaching meditation
  • Respecting the teacher-student relationship as a trusted bond
  • Understanding the historical roots of meditation/mindfulness in Yoga and Buddhism
  • Training Checkpoint: Open Discussion
  • Breakouts/dyads
  • Teaching methodologies: Honing meditation teaching skills
  • Creating a proper ‘container’ and holding space for group meditation practice
  • Guidelines on giving a meditation talk to a group
  • Environment, set-up, timing, voice, music, other factors
  • Assessing the needs of your student/audience and adjusting the message and delivery accordingly
  • Ethics and responsibilities in teaching meditation
  • Respecting the teacher-student relationship as a trusted bond
  • Understanding the historical roots of meditation/mindfulness in Yoga and Buddhism
  • Training Checkpoint: Open Discussion
  • Breakouts/dyads
SESSION 4 | - Exploring the Fruits
  • Loving-Kindness, its roots and philosophy
  • Loving-Kindness Guided Meditation Practice
  • The R.A.I.N. of self-compassion technique
  • Mindful Eating Practice
  • Training Checkpoint: Open Discussion
  • Half-day silent group practice intensive
  • Teaching practice
  • Group discussion and learning experiences
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Loving-Kindness, its roots and philosophy
  • Loving-Kindness Guided Meditation Practice
  • The R.A.I.N. of self-compassion technique
  • Mindful Eating Practice
  • Training Checkpoint: Open Discussion
  • Half-day silent group practice intensive
  • Teaching practice
  • Group discussion and learning experiences
  • Graduation ceremony

Disclaimer: This training is Level 1, an introductory-level training. Additional levels of training at Innergy Meditation will be offered at a future date. Participants who fulfill all the requirements of this Level 1 training will receive a certificate of completion. However, completion of Level 1 does not guarantee that a particular student is qualified to teach meditation in all circumstances, and is not a guarantee of being offered teaching opportunities at Innergy or any other venue.

Cancellation Policy: If cancellation occurs at least 6 weeks prior to program start, 75% will be refunded. Note: $200 application fee is non refundable in all circumstances unless you are not accepted in which case, the entire $200 is refundable.