Recognised Qualification

Certificate in Meditation Teaching for Fitness Professionals

Add Meditation & Mindfulness to Your Skill Set

FITREC Member Only Discount 

40% discount available to members of FITREC Australia

  • Pay just $597 (usually $995!) Only 20 spots available per intake. Be quick to avoid disappointment!
  • PAYMENT PLAN option ($157 deposit to be paid on enrolment plus 8 weekly payments of $62.50 = $650)
Award-Winning Curriculum - learn from the best!
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  • Gain a Professional Industry-Approved Certification
  • Incorporate Meditation into Your Fitness Sessions Successfully
  • Teach Meditation Classes or Run Meditation Retreats
  • Learn how to Create and Deliver Guided Meditations
  • Master a Range of Popular Meditation Styles 
  • Curriculum is Comprehensive & Evidence-Based - where science meets spirit!

"In the dynamic realm of fitness, where physical well-being intertwines with mental resilience, fitness professionals are increasingly turning to meditation as a transformative tool for themselves and their clients. Beyond the traditional focus on strength, endurance, and nutrition, meditation has emerged as a pivotal element in holistic fitness programs. Explore why meditation is beneficial for fitness professionals and how its integration into training sessions can lead to enhanced overall well-being for both trainers and clients alike."

Laurie Arrowsmith, Mindful Institute Founder & Lead Trainer 

Graduates will possess the confidence & expertise to:
  • Incorporate meditation & mindfulness into fitness sessions
  • Facilitate individual meditation classes & programs
  • Create guided meditations
  • Create meditation retreats, or incorporate meditation into other fitness retreats
  • Provide private meditation therapy sessions
  • Facilitate workplace stress management programs
  • Develop specialist meditation programs for teens, & people with disabilities
  • Incorporate holistic counselling into client sessions 
Benefits of studying with us
  • Awards – Multi-Award-Winning Curriculum 2021-2023 (3 years in a row)!
  • Industry-Approved – Courses meet the requirements of FITREC & 5 international associations.
  • Insurance – Graduates can obtain Professional Insurance to work legally in more than 20 countries.
  • 100% online – Delivered via an easy-to-use learning platform – study at home, at your own pace.
  • Practical Live Training – via Zoom with your highly qualified trainer (recorded if cannot attend).
  • Assessments – Submitted online with regular feedback provided by your dedicated trainer.
  • Practitioner Support Network – Graduates receive FREE ongoing support & education.
  • Business & Marketing Modules – To support you launch and grow your own business.
  • Postgraduate Study Options – Access to graduate-only certificates to upskill in areas of key interest.
What you will study

Graduates obtain the following qualification:

Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development 

Module 1: Foundation Studies in Meditation 

  • History and theory of mediation
  • Mediation in the western world
  • Brainwaves in meditation
  • Meditation techniques and styles
  • Developing mediation routines
  • Deepening and refining your practice

Module 2: Understanding the Cause & Effects of Stress ​

  • Understanding stress
  • Psychological causes of stress
  • Physiology of the stress response
  • Human behavioural manifestations of fight-or-flight
  • Negative effects of the stress response in humans
  • Positive stress & stress management
  • Meditation development and practice
  • Chakra meditation
  • Concentrative meditation
  • Mindfulness meditation

Module 3: Foundations of Human Happiness

  • The psychology of happiness
  • Subconscious programming and reprogramming
  • States of mind
  • Fundamentals of self-image
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • Subconscious programming and reprogramming
  • Guided meditation (creative visualisation)

Module 4: Tools for Healing

  • Positive thinking skills
  • Foundations of mind-body medicine
  • Meditation as a healing tool & hypnotic states
  • Journaling and gratitude
  • Understanding affirmations
  • Tools for developing a positive self-image
  • Meditation as a healing tool
  • Movement meditation

Module 5: Meditation Styles & Techniques

  • Zen & Mindfulness Meditation
  • Concentrative Meditation
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Sound Meditation
  • Breathwork
  • Chakras and Energy Meditation
  • Guided Meditation & Creative Visualisation
  • Mantras and affirmations in meditation
  • Gentle seated movement meditation (formally chair yoga)
  • Meditation poses and positions

Module 6: Teaching Skills

  • Before you teach
  • Talking to groups & group leadership skills
  • Answering questions about meditation
  • Leading guided meditations
  • Overcoming obstacles to meditation practice
  • Creating safe and effective teaching environments
  • Group leadership skills

Module 7: Working with Specific Groups

  • Working with teenagers
  • Teaching various meditation styles
  • Working with people with physical disabilities
  • Business clients and corporate groups
  • Working with people with emotional disorders
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • Working with health care professionals

Module 8: Counselling & Coaching Skills for Meditation Teachers

  • A client-centred approach
  • Your role as holistic counsellor
  • Building the foundations of happiness
  • Outcomes of holistic counselling
  • The holistic counselling sessions
  • Assessment and introspection
  • Equipment
  • Goal Setting
  • Listening skills
  • Holistic counselling tools for meditation teachers:
    • Life charting
    • Reflection time
    • Needs assessment chart
    • Gratitude journal
    • Worry time
    • Positive thinking skills
    • Affirmations
    • Meditation as a healing tool

Module 9: Designing & Facilitating Classes & Workshops

  • Designing courses and workshops
  • Integrity and intentions
  • Setting the scene
  • Creating strong foundations for your groups
  • Understanding learning styles
  • Choosing your teaching style
  • Terrific teaching techniques and tips
  • Student management
  • Working with seniors
  • Choosing venues

Module 10: Virtual, Corporate, & Community Settings 

  • Corporate stress management
  • Corporate stress management workshops (includes corporate teachers course manual)
  • Approaching community groups and organisations
  • Volunteer and community work
  • Teaching online-Using Zoom

Module 11: Holistic 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
  • Joining organisations
  • Insurance and legalities

Module 12: Marketing - The Key to Success

  • Understanding the power of branding
  • Targeted marketing and advertising
  • Building your community
  • How to find and use free advertising
  • Public image
Course Overview
Duration: 12 weeks
Study hours: 120
Modules: 12
Course level: Certificate
Course cost: ONLY $597 (usually $995)
Next start date: 12 April 2024
Access to: 20 graduate-only certificates
Amanda (Melbourne VIC)

As a personal trainer, studying meditation at Mindful Institute has been a hugely valuable addition to my skill set. I now feel comfortable incorporating meditation, mindfulness, and breathwork into my sessions, as well as mastering meditation myself! Thank you very much for such a thorough course!