50 Hour Modular Training Course with Swami Pujan

Deepen your practice, explore methods; yoga teachers will learn how to incorporate meditation to their classes

6 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre

2022 dates to be announced

Price from $2090 (includes tuition, all meals and 5 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird price from $1870*

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement

Modular Trainings

Byron Yoga Centre’s 50 and 25 hour Modular Trainings are designed to be stand alone specialty courses as well as being applicable to part of your 200 or 300 certificates. They fit particularly well as part of a Level 2 300 hour course. To be counted as part of a Level 1 or Level 2 the modular course must be undertaken after the residential intensive not before. These modular course hours can also be used for the ongoing professional development required each year by Yoga Alliance and other professional bodies. Or you could just do one because you want to learn more.

Looking to go deeper with your dhyana (meditation) practice or perhaps you are on the path as a yoga teacher and are looking to add a meditation element to your classes? Join Swami Pujan and senior teachers at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre to gain valuable knowledge and insights into meditation techniques and teaching methods. Gain a 50 hour certificate of completion, but most importantly – gain a deeper understanding of self.

On this six day Meditation Teacher Training course you will develop your personal practice under the guidance of  Swami Pujan and other Byron Yoga Centre’s Senior Meditation Instructors explore the theory of meditation and learn techniques and teaching methods of various forms of meditation (manual provided). These techniques will include Buddhist and Yogic traditions such as breath focus, walking meditation, mantra and chanting. The aim is that you will find the technique that works best for you in quietening the mind and that yoga teachers find a way to integrate meditation into their classes to enhance the overall depth and benefits for students.

The training is suitable for those looking to deepen their personal practice and understanding and also for those on the teaching path. Lead by Swami Pujan and including other senior teachers, the program includes a balance of yoga classes, wellness and philosophy sessions and teacher training workshops. The philosophy will focus on the path of Jnana Yoga and include self enquiry. You will also have time to reflect and relax by the mineral salt swimming pool or at the beach.

On this training, you will: 

  • learn various different meditation techniques
  • delve into the science behind meditation and the philosophy that supports it
  • recognise the obstacles in meditation practice
  • learn how to establish a daily meditation practice
  • discover the ways to teach, bring meditation into the yoga class and begin to develop your teaching methods
  • enjoy yoga classes suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced plus wellness sessions 

This retreat is ideal for yoga teacher training graduates as the hours you spend in meditation and yoga sessions may count towards your continued learning as required by the different yoga associations.

A Message From Swami Pujan

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Our teacher training graduates and past retreat guests will be familiar with Swami Pujan’s teachings on yoga philosophy and meditation. His easy going, accessible teaching style is entertaining as it is informative.

“It was more than I expected and hoped for, I really enjoyed it. Especially Swami’s sense of humour. I’m excited to incorporate it into my everyday life.” Steph
“Swami Pujan is a fantastic teacher and I’m looking forward to his future workshops and trainings.” Maya

Certificate of Attainment

You will receive a certificate of completion and this can be counted as 50 hours towards any Level 1 or Level 2 where you have already participated in the residential intensive.

This 50 hour training can be counted as your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and Yoga Australia.

Note: There are no assessments or online requirements for this course (yay!).

What to bring

Please bring your own meditation stool and yoga mat if you have them, however mats, bolsters, blankets, blocks etc will all be provided so you can trial different sitting positions. You can use a chair or other props if sitting on a meditation cushion is difficult and we encourage you to find a comfortable sitting position that you can maintain. Yoga (asana) sessions will help with finding a stable and comfortable meditation seated posture.

What’s included:

  • Share accommodation 5 nights / 6 days (ensuite and/or private rooms at an additional cost subject to availability)
  • All meals – 3 meals each day, light and delicious sattvic vegetarian cuisine
  • Herbal teas and fruit available all day (sweet treats and cold drinks on sale)
  • Daily meditation training & instruction (varied styles), philosophy talks
  • Meditation Teacher training manual
  • Twice daily yoga – morning and afternoon
  • Evening sessions
  • Use of the mineral salt swimming pool

Sample Program

Arrival day

Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
- 4:30pm
Welcome Circle and Meditation
Meditation techniques and Philosophy Session
6:00pm- 7:00pm
Dinner followed by evening meditation session

Daily programme

6:30am- 8:00amAsana Based Movement, Pranayama and Meditation
8:00am- 9:00am
Meditation Enquiry and Philosophy
-10:30amMorning Break
Meditation Techniques and Teaching Methods
1:30pm- 2:30pm
Free Time for Rest or Reflection
2:30pm- 4:00pm
Meditation Techniques and Philosophy Session
- 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea
- 6:00pm
Meditation Techniques and Teaching Methods
- 7:00pm
-Meditation Session or Yoga Nidra

Last Day

6:30am- 8:00amAsana Based Movement, Pranayama and Meditation
8:00am- 9:00am
Meditation Enquiry and Philosophy
10:00am-10:30amMorning Break
10:30am-11:30amClosing Circle
-Check out and departure (you are welcome to stay on to use the facilities and have lunch)

* Daily program may vary slightly – you will receive full details upon arrival

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