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  • 100 Hour | THE PATH Meditation Teacher Training
  • All students who pass this training will receive a certificate of completion for Teaching Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Meditation from Pure, The Path and the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.
     
    If you meditate now and want to go deeper on your practice. If you want to learn more about the wisdom behind meditation — how and why it affects the brain and body so deeply. Or if you seek the knowledge, wisdom and skills to become a certified meditation teacher, this program is for you.
     
    This is an extraordinary opportunity to study and practice meditation, learn wisdom and develop your teaching skills with teachers immersed in the latest knowledge on neuroscience, Buddhism and the art of teaching. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, heal the body and mind and enhance your feeling of well-being.
     
    This 100-hour training, led by Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Geri Loizzo and Marlie McGovern, is for people who seek to deepen their meditation practice by mastering mindfulness, insight, and lovingkindness techniques, and for yoga teachers, therapists, doctors and other professionals who seek to skillfully integrate meditation instruction into their work.
     
    This Yoga Alliance compliant course is also for meditation teachers who want to expand their knowledge and practice. 
    Feedback from recent graduates has been: 
    “transformational.”
    “I loved it, it changed my life.”
    "The Nalanda staff brought a wealth of material, experience and knowledge for the benefit of us all.” Many said they could incorporate the teachings into their own life and that it transformed how they handle stress and now feel “much more grounded,” “confident” and “clearer, calmer and more intentional.”
     
    Through immersion in experiential learning and reflection, committed personal practice, and supervised teaching practice, participants will:
     
    • Understand meditation from the historic, neuroscientific, psychological, and experiential perspectives
    • Learn the self-healing framework of the Four Noble Truths and their direct relevance and application to modern neuropsychology, meditation practice and daily life
    • Understand breath awareness and then the full spectrum of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Body, Mindfulness of Sensitivity, Mindfulness of Mindset and Mindfulness of Mentality
    • Make connections between mindfulness practice and the insights that guide each field of practice, including dissatisfaction, impermanence, potential for freedom, and selflessness
    • Explore the healing power of love and compassion and learn the practice of lovingkindness meditation Find greater presence, balance, clarity, and expansiveness within yourself through committed personal meditation practice
    • Practice leading meditations in one-to-one, small group, and audio recorded formats and receive constructive feedback
    • Build a supportive learning community (sangha) with your fellow classmates and discuss how to facilitate and encourage community as a teacher
    • Complete an individual project incorporating the course material into your own practice or teaching
    • Develop the confidence, vocabulary, and presence to successfully lead others in a full range of mindfulness and loving-kindness meditations and build their own meditative practice We are only accepting 24 people for this class.
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be capped when the class is full.
     
    To apply, please fill out an application today at
     
    SCHEDULE
    All classes will be held at Pure West.

    Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    12 total Wednesdays
    First Wednesday, October 17th 
    No class: November 21, January 2
     
    Four Saturdays Retreats: 1:30pm – 6:30pm
    • October 13th (**note this is your first day!)
    • November 17th
    • January 5th
    • January 26th
    PRICING
    • Pure Yoga Member | $2200
    • Non Member | $2400
    An all-access yoga membership to Pure Yoga is included for the active 100 TT schedule.

    OUR TEACHER
    Our lead teacher for this program is Dr. Joseph (Joe) Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Joe is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years' experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning. He is is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches mind/body health. He has taught science and religion, the scientific study of religious experience, and the Indo-Tibetan mind sciences at Columbia University, where he currently is adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies. In 1998, Dr. Loizzo opened the Center for Meditation and Healing at Columbia University's Presbyterian Hospital, the first mind/body center in the U.S. to offer programs in stress-reduction, self-healing and lifestyle change based on the Tibetan health and mind sciences. In 2003, the Center for Meditation and Healing joined the Center for Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell College of Medicine, to better test and refine the effectiveness of its programs. Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science opened in 2005 to make these programs available to the public at large.