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Print Posted on 10/09/2017 in Meditation

500 Hour Meditation Teacher Training in India

500 Hour Meditation Teacher Training in India

This  500-hour Meditation Teacher training is a 4 week intensive course. While the course focuses on meditation, students will gain in depth yoga training as well to prepare the body, energy, and mind for true meditation. Available to 200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teachers or those with equivalent experience or training. In exceptional cases, confident individuals with certian skill sets may be eligible for this course without prior yoga or meditation training. At the completion of this course, you will not only be well versed in yogic knowledge and wisdom, but also certified to offer 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training, Classes, Workshops and 100-hour Meditation Teacher Training to your future clients.

Become a Master Level Meditation Teacher
Qualifies you to conduct:

  • 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
  • 100 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
  • Retreats 
  • Workshops 
  • Classes
Includes: Stay, Teaching, Certification, Training Manual and Delicious Vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Cost: 2000 Euros
Dates: 1st of Every Month - All Year Round
Location: Kotakuppam, Near Auroville & Pondicherry in Southern India
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 3 Hour Drive

To book now write to contact@meditationallianceinternational.com or contact us


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily theory classes
  • Training manuals and books
  • Manta meditation and yoga Nidra classes
  • 500-hour Meditation Alliance International certificate
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation

What's included

  • 500-hour Meditation Alliance International Certificate
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Required books and teaching manuals
  • Training handbook

Daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - 8:00: Yoga class
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00: Theory class
  • 13:00 - 15:00: Lunch & rest time
  • 16:00 - 17:00: Meditation / Yog Nidra + Q&A
  • 17:00 - 18:00: Yoga class
  • 18:00 - 19:30: Personal time / Free time
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Dinner
    * subject to last minute changes


Pondicherry, a hidden gem of south east India and a former French colony on the Sea of Bengal, retains all of its charm and gentility of colonial times. Visit the birthplace of yoga and you’ll understand why its traditions have endured for millennium and they continue to have relevance and value in the modern world.

This meditation teacher training course will take place at our HQ in Kottakuppam, near Auroville and Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, southern India, a perfect location in close proximity to both the Matrimandir and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which The Mother had once called a veritable laboratory to work out the future society.

While it is inspired by and based on the Teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, Meditation Alliance International is an Independent organization based in this region, and is not a part of the Auroville Foundation or Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

During this teacher training course, you will receive Master Level Training in the following techniques are applied in order to accomplish personal transformation for yourself and your future students. You will be equipped with both yoga and Meditation Teacher Training knowledge and certification. This teacher training will help you take your knowledge and teachings to the next level with more tools, enabling you to confidently lead others to become Teachers and leaders in the practice of Meditation.

TIME Meditation

TIME meditation is Transformational Integral Meditation Education. It combines body meditation, prana meditation, mind meditation, psychic meditation, and more to transform oneself and connect one with the higher self of para nature, under the guidance and blessings of the divine, leading to a permanent shift in consciousness that is moving and transcending continuously towards the larger truths of life.

It creates harmony, peace, and manifests positively, not only activating one’s own inner guidance but helping and supporting the endeavor to evolve constantly towards a positive manifestation of higher forces in practical living.


Meditation, yoga Nidra, and other relaxation techniques are included in the Meditation Teacher Training course in order to give you an experience of your pure nature, in which your ego dissolves and you'll find inner silence. You will be introduced to dynamic Osho meditations, Raja, Zen, and Karma yoga meditation, as well as silent walking meditation. In addition to this, you will learn a variety of tools to help unlock your inner wisdom and access your true potential.


The science of vibration will be explored during the teacher training. Mantra chanting generates vibrations which are fundamental tools for altering the psyche and producing a tranquil and balanced mind. In yogic practices, the growth of awareness progresses with the help of these vibrations. By cleansing the mind with mantras, decision making becomes clearer and observation power is awakened.

Purification leads to improved concentration and a calm focused mind. Mantras will be translated and clearly explained.


Asana training and practice is your opportunity to examine the asanas in depth and learn safe hands-on adjustments, modifications, and precise alignment. These asanas can be modified and are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and offer a holistic approach to health while focusing on chakra activation, back strengthening, ab strengthening, and a standing series.

Two asana classes a day are taught; one for your personal practice and development and one teaching you how to teach others. You also have the opportunity to get supervised teaching practice. You will come away with a thorough knowledge of the asana sequences and the physical aspects of yoga, such as anatomy and physiology.


Discover the healing potential of your breath. Breathing techniques are an essential component of Hatha yoga. Benefits include improved concentration, more energy, deeper sleep, and reduced stress levels. Not only does it feed the brain, it also revitalizes the body since breath is the bridge between the body and the mind.

Course syllabus

  • The five koshas - layers of human existence
  • Practical understanding of chakras, Kundalini, and their relation to meditation
  • The mind and meditation
  • Aspects of the mind
  • The four types of mind
  • TIME mediation
  • Philosophy and understanding meditation
  • Inner wisdom - how to access and activate your own inner guidance
  • The five elements and their relationship with the chakras
  • Different meditation methods - physical meditation, prana meditation, mind meditation, and psychic meditation
  • Yoga Nidra for specific aims
  • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga
  • Difference of transformational yoga from other types of yoga
  • Diet and lifestyle for meditation and yoga teachers
  • Yogic energy awakening science (kriyas) and introduction to the bandhas
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Tantra yoga
  • Meditation and yoga for children, young people, office workers, and the elderly
  • Meditation transformational yoga for illness
  • Effective communication
  • Course design
  • Basic transformational yoga sequence
  • Difference of transformational yoga from other types of yoga
  • Different types of meditation - theory and practice
  • Element mantra for the chakras
  • Energy mechanics of TIME meditation
  • Five prana techniques (apana, samana, maha, udana, and vyana)
  • Impurities, effects, and purification techniques for the four bodies
  • Introduction of the seven chakras and their relation with the four bodies
  • Introduction to Hatha yoga, Prana yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Tantra yoga, and Kundalini yoga
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Introduction to meditation methods
  • Introduction to para and apara dimensions of consciousness
  • Introduction to pranayama (kapalabhati, brahmari, and nadi shodhana)
  • Introduction to transformational yoga
  • Introduction to yoga Nidra
  • Invocation of divine mother light through mantras
  • Joint cleaning
  • Mantra sounds for chakra relaxation, purification, and activation
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Practice of transformational yoga
  • Prana body and energy flow and functions of the five pranas
  • Study of theory and practical techniques of meditation and Raja yoga
  • Study of theory and practical techniques of TIME meditation
  • Study of theory and practical techniques of transformational yoga
  • Technique of transformational yoga
  • Yoga asanas (practice of four transformational yoga asana sets - more than 30 asanas)

Upon completion of our course, you will receive 200-hour Meditation Alliance International certificate that qualifies you to teach confidently anywhere in the world. For deepening your personal practice and understanding, 100-hour courses are also an option. If you have already completed any certified 200-hour yoga or meditation teacher training course, then you may continue your training and expand your knowledge by joining the 500 Hour Meditation teacher training.

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore the grounds
  • See the stunning views
  • Swim in Auroville Beach
  • Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry
  • Visit the Matrimandir
  • Explore Auroville
  • Shop local - exquisite products for unbelievable prices

What's not included

  • Additional tour cost
  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chennai International Airport (MAA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • You can indefinitely defer your course, subject to availablility.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

To book now write to contact@meditationallianceinternational.com

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