Teacher Training

meditation teacher training

Teacher Training Starts January 2020

Join Cheryl for our Teacher Training and Certification Program

If you are interested in applying for our 2020 Meditation Teacher Training, please click the link below and submit the Teacher Training Application no later than Thursday December 19, 2019.

About Our Program

In this unique, in-depth meditation teacher training, you will have the opportunity to explore and deepen your own meditation practice and acquire the knowledge and skillset to teach others how to enjoy the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

This training is suitable for anyone looking to deepen their own understanding of mindfulness and meditation and a desire to share it with others, including parents, health care professionals, social workers, psychologists, educators, yoga teachers, and fitness instructors interested in adding meditation to their professional offerings.

Our fundamental belief is that the best teachers are those with deep and authentic personal practice. For that reason, we spend significant time in this training helping you cultivate a deep personal practice from which you will have an understanding and depth of practice to guide others.

Upon completion of this program, participants will have the option to complete a teaching practicum and receive a teacher certification.


In this program you will . . .

  • Develop your own unique teaching style through expert led workshops and interactive discussions
  • Learn practical approaches to lead guided and silent meditation
  • Explore many meditation styles including concentration, compassion and open awareness practices
  • Understand how to set up for meditation and teach the basic practices to others
  • Gain a conceptual overview of ancient eastern philosophies
  • Explore the basic neuroscience and psychology of meditation

Our meditation teacher training includes . . .

  • Weekly Workshops consisting of guided meditation practice, exploration of specific topics each week, and Q & A.
  • One-On-One mentoring sessions to help with individual questions
  • Mini-Retreat giving all participants the opportunity to deepen their practice and explore longer meditation practices
  • Teaching Lab for those interested in certification that enables you to gain experience teaching and leading others in meditation.  In our Teaching Labs you will receive feedback from peers and teachers in a supportive and friendly environment to help you gain comfort and expertise in teaching.

Eligibility for Teacher Certification

To be eligible for teacher certification, participants must

  • Complete all outside reading and review of supplemental material
  • Commit to a daily meditation practice
  • Attend all workshops and retreat
  • Successful completion of our Teaching Practicum


3 month Training – January 2020 – March 2020

Weekly Practice Sessions, Learning and Discussions

Tuesdays – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24*

March 21 – 22 (Tentative Retreat Date)

One-On-One sessions scheduled individually



$895* for the teacher training, which includes all supplemental materials, and One-on-One mentoring sessions

*Price does not include retreat fee

To enroll and save your spot, please complete the Teacher Training Application (no later than December 19, 2019) and make your payment. You can send payment by check made payable to Pause Meditation and send to:

Pause Meditation, 434 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 101, Mamaroneck, NY 10543


You can register and pay via MINDBODY* through our website.

*Please note, there is an additional 3% fee when registering on MINDBODY.


Please contact us if you are interested in financial assistance.

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