India Intensive Residential Training Retreat

Certificate Level

For Option 1 students

On completion of the certificate level intensive training course, you will be qualified to work as a professional Meditation Teacher, Chair Yoga instructor and Holistic Counsellor.

Course Outcomes

Graduates from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom can use the titles Meditation Teacher, Meditation Therapist and also Holistic Counsellor.

Graduates in the USA can use the titles Meditation Teacher, Meditation Therapist and Holistic Therapist and advertise that they offer Holistic Counselling Services (due to inconsistent laws in various states of America prohibiting the use of the title ‘Counsellor’).

If you live in a different country, please get in touch with us to discover the laws about using titles in your country.

You will be able to work for yourself teaching Meditation, chair yoga and positive life skills in the community to groups and individuals and in the corporate sector as a stress management consultant.

You will also be able to provide holistic counselling and holistic life coaching services. You may also seek employment, if you wish, in holistic healthcare centres, wellbeing clinics, health clubs, natural therapies centres and retreats, gymnasiums, respite centres and community centres as well as several other areas that wish to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on Meditation Therapy and positive self-development.

On completion, you will have all the skills, qualifications and confidence to develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice, and you will have access to ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice.

You will be able to join the IMTTA, the CMA, the IICT and get professional insurance.

The Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development.

Module One - Foundation Studies in Meditation
History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect
Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress

Module Three - Foundations of Human Happiness
The psychology of happiness
Subconscious programming and reprogramming
States of mind & Fundamentals of self-image

Module Four - Tools for Healing
Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states

Module Five - Meditation Styles and Techniques
Poses and positions
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualisation
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation

Module Six - Teaching
Talking to groups & Group leadership skills
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments

Module Seven - Working with Specific Groups
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients

Module Eight - Counselling & Coaching Skills
Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies

Module Nine - Running Classes and Workshops
Basic Meditation
The IMTTA Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
The IMTTA Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues

Module Ten - Corporate and Community Settings
Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organisations
Volunteer and community work

Module Eleven – Small Business Management
Ethics and Professionalism
Your public profile
Fundamentals of customer service
Maintaining student/client records
Charging for your services
Running a small home office

Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success
Understanding the power of branding, targeted marketing and advertising
The Internet - How to use free advertising for your business
Public image

You will be provided with the Marketing for Holistic Therapists training course to complete online with high support from our Australian campus. You will also be able to choose four postgraduate courses to complete and upgrade to your Diploma in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling.

Find out more about the online Diploma course at

*Each postgraduate course has around 40 to 50 hours of study. You will have up to three years to complete your postgraduate course package and can start them whenever you wish.

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