MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING FOUNDATIONS & INNER HEALING RETREAT

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Heal your emotional blocks, cultivate inner love, build a strong ongoing meditation practice, and grow into a guide and healer to support others. This unique and enriching 80-hour training takes place on the lush tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Psychic readings and healing meditations will help you let go of emotional pains; engaging teaching techniques will give you a strong foundation in emotional healing meditations, therapeutic breathwork, unconditional love, Vipassana, and mindfulness; and through significant teaching practice, feedback and healing, you will gain confidence and peace in teaching. 

After the 11-day retreat you will be supported to deepen and integrate your practice through online mentoring and follow-up; thereafter you can join our community of graduates and access many activities for ongoing mentoring, healing and career development.

Cultivate Deep Inner Peace and Unconditional Love

Your own state of inner peace and unconditional love brings peace and inspiration to people you guide. This may be the most important factor in your success as a meditation teacher.

  • Psychic readings and deep healing meditations throughout the course will help you see and release your key emotional pains.
  • Learn to identify and release your own emotional pains whenever they arise, making life a journey of inner healing and nurturing love.

Build a strong Foundation to Practice and Guide Healing Meditations

You will gain a deep understanding and practice of five key meditation types and then learn to teach and guide others in these meditations.
  • Therapeutic breathwork for quick concentration and joy
  • Inner healing of emotional pains
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Unconditional love for ourselves and others
  • Insight through accepting our feelings
From this you will learn how to connect to your own intuitive guidance for life decision making and how to intuitively guide an emotional healing session by combining the above meditation practices. Try out this 14 minute Guided Meditation to get a feel for the type of practice you will learn in this retreat or go deeper with this free online course.

Gain Teaching Experience and
Heal Blockages to Teaching

  • 14 hours dedicated to participant practice in guiding meditations, teaching practice, and receiving feedback.
  • While you practice guiding meditations and public-speaking, you will receive feedback on your mental state, helping you to find and release the specific pains that arise (such as fears, self-criticism, etc.) and hence teach from a state of inner peace and love.
  • Understanding of principles for effectively teaching and guiding meditations and answers to common questions.

INTEGRATE YOUR GROWTH THROUGH FOLLOW-UP AND MENTORING

After the 11-day retreat, you will be supported to integrate the profound growth and learning into your ongoing life through a 14 hour online program consisting of:

  • Group mentoring and healing sessions
  • Supervised practice on guiding healing sessions
  • Personal practices (using audio recordings which are individually prescribed by the lead teacher based on each participants’ strengths and weaknesses)

Be Supported in your Future Journey

  • Launch your meditation teaching career through our Teacher Development Program (cost included), where you can offer meditation and healing sessions on our site and be mentored and supported through your experiences with this.
  • Join a vibrant online community of graduates to discuss and practice with.
  • Access regular online mentoring and healing group sessions and follow-up ‘Deepening and Healing workshops’ from the lead facilitator.
  • Gain a comprehensive coursebook with editable soft copy that you can use for your own teachings.
  • Gain audio recordings of all types of meditations taught, so you can practice easily on your own.

To get an insight into the excellent quality of the teachings you will receive, please view our coursebook here.

Who is this Course for?

The course can provide deep healing and growth for anyone who is willing to look within and face their pains and enjoy their joys. This is the key to healing and freedom.

Regardless of your age, background or previous experience, this course provides strong foundations for future self-practice, as well as the foundational skills to guide and heal others.

Beginner meditators are recommended to gain some experience in looking within, before the course. Innerwalk is an excellent four-day walking meditation retreat available on Koh Phangan by donation. Your deep and sustained self-practice after the course will be a vital requirement for developing a successful teaching career.

Experienced meditators will benefit from learning from the very deep practice and experience of the lead teacher Nishan who has over two decades of meditation experience. Many experienced meditators have found this course with its psychic readings from Nishan and its principle of kind awareness, to have dramatically improved their inner practice and capacity to teach.

Yoga teachers can apply this 80-hour certified training for their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours.

Upcoming 80hr Meditation Teacher Training Foundations and Inner Healing Retreats

  • Course price includes all training, coursebook, daily vegan brunch and afternoon fruits, 2 months of free mentoring sessions.
  • Early Bird Price ends 30 days before retreat start! Full price is $650.
  • Beach resort accommodation available for 12 nights for $245 extra (Small) or $290 extra (Large). Find details at the bottom of the page.
  • Full refund policy available to address the COVID-related lockdown, please see here.

“Wisdom is in yourself, just like a sweet ripe mango is already in a young green one”
Venerable Ajahn Chah

DAILY SCHEDULE

07:30 – 10:00    Session 1
10:00                  Healthy Vegan Brunch
12:00 – 14:00     Session 2
14:00                  Fruit Break
14:30 – 16:30     Session 3
16:30                  Free Time and Sunset on the Beach

  • Sessions include Inner Healing, Guided Meditation, Mindful Movement, Discussions and Teaching Practice.
  • The 11-day retreat consists of 10 training days (with 6 hours of daily practice). The 6th day is to rest, relax, and integrate.
  • Optional – Arrive at 7:10am for a silent meditation while the energy of the space is set through chanting and prayers.
  • We recommend arriving at your accommodation the day before the course starts and leave no earlier than the morning after the last day.

Healthy Vegan Meals from
Aree’s Ayurvedic Restaurant

Enjoy a daily vegan brunch buffet and afternoon fruit platter made with lots of love by Aree, the kind-hearted head chef and local restaurant owner. To support your inner healing journey, this delicious food is prepared according to traditional Ayurvedic recipes, using only natural, seasonal products purchased from local markets or grown in Aree’s organic garden. The food is not spicy, not deep-fried, and free from MSG, sugar or fish sauce. Most of the dishes are gluten free. If you have special dietary requirements, please discuss with us in advance!

Typical meals include:

  • Rice Dish
  • Vegetable Sabji (cooked)
  • Potato/Sweet Potato Sabji (cooked)
  • Dahl/Beans
  • Fresh Salad
  • Chutney
  • Indian Bread (Chapati, Naan, Papad, Idli)
  • Other Indian Dishes such as Malay Kufta, Raitas, Aloo Palak, Chana Masala, and more…

“All you need is kindfulness”
Venerable Ajahn Brahm

The Team

Lead Facilitator: Nishan Disanayake

Born into a Buddhist family, Nishan has practiced meditation since the age of 16 (in 1998) and first began teaching meditation in 2004. Through his practice of inner awareness, he gained an increased awareness of other people’s mind states which enables him to help people see and heal their own emotional pains.

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Breathwork Facilitator:
Patty Turgeon

At the age of 28, a heart attack awakened Patty to leave her comfort zone and begin an expansive journey of self-discovery. Over the past two years, she has experienced and witnessed profound healing through the power of conscious connected breathing. This inspired her to share these simple breathing tools that open us to guidance from within.

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Spiritual Advisor: Venerable Phra
Nick Dhammarato

As a Buddhist monk in the Theravada lineage since 2005, Venerable Phra Nick has cultivated a very deep meditation practice. Having practiced with a range of Theravada Buddhist teachers, mainly in the Thai forest tradition, and Mahasi-style Vipassana (Insight) practice, he currently focuses on Vipassana and Metta (Unconditional Love) practice. He attends many of the workshops and closely reviews and guides the course design and book.

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Upcoming 60hr Meditation Teacher Training Foundations and Inner Healing Retreats

  • Course price includes all training, coursebook, daily vegan brunch and afternoon fruits, 2 months of free mentoring sessions.
  • Early Bird Price ends 30 days before retreat start! Full price is $650.
  • Beach resort accommodation available for 12 nights for $245 extra (Small) or $290 extra (Large). Find details at the bottom of the page.
  • Full refund policy available to address the COVID-related lockdown, please see here.

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Our Location - Koh Phangan

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, the tropical island of Koh Phangan is the ideal place for your inner journey of healing and growth. Surrounded by lush jungles, crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches, you have the opportunity to relax, recharge and get a glimpse of peaceful island life.

Slowly gaining popularity as a hub for mindfulness, veganism, yoga, and meditation, the small beach town of Srithanu is home to a vibrant conscious community.

How To Get Here

Please book your flight to arrive at Koh Samui Airport (USM). At the airport, you can book your transport (van and ferry) to Thongsala, the biggest town of Koh Phangan.

If you arrive in Bangkok, a cheaper alternative is to take a bus or train to Surat Thani on the mainland. From there, take a ferry to Thongsala, Koh Phangan.
On the ferry you can book a taxi directly to the resort you will be staying at. The ‘FerrySamui’ and ‘12Go’ websites provide details on times for these transport options.

We are happy to organize your transfer from the airport for an additional 1500 THB per person.

Accommodation

Large Beach Bungalow
12 nights $290

Large bungalow in a beach resort, just a short eight-minute walk away from Sunny Yoga. It is equipped with a fan and hot water – air conditioner available for extra charge. Some bungalows have a partial sea view. Below are pictures of a sample, although individual bungalows have variations. 

Small Beach Bungalow
12 nights $245

Bungalow with a fan, hot water and garden view located in a beach resort, just a short eight-minute walk away from Sunny Yoga. Below are pictures of a sample, although individual bungalows have variations.

Book your own Accommodation

If you prefer, you can book your own accommodation in Srithanu. There are many lovely beach resorts within walking distance to the Sunny Yoga Shala that you can book online. Some options in the area are ‘Nice Sea Resort’, ‘Seaview Rainbow Resort’, ‘Laem Son Resort’, ‘The Beach Bungalows’ or ‘Zen Beach Bungalows’.

The address of Sunny Yoga is:
21 Moo 8 Srithanu, Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Upcoming 60hr Meditation Teacher Training Foundations and Inner Healing Retreats

  • Course price includes all training, coursebook, daily vegan brunch and afternoon fruits, 2 months of free mentoring sessions.
  • Early Bird Price ends 30 days before retreat start! Full price is $650.

  • Beach resort accommodation available for 12 nights for $245 extra (Small) or $290 extra (Large). Find details at the bottom of the page.

  • Full refund policy available to address the COVID-related lockdown, please see here.