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Do I Need a Certificate to Teach Meditation?

Quite often at Sura Flow, we receive the question, “Do I need a certificate to teach meditation?” The short answer is “no.” Although a meditation teacher is not required to have a meditation certificate, there are several reasons why it is beneficial to earn one to teach meditation.

Earn a Certificate to Teach Meditation for Confidence

One reason to earn a certificate is that it makes you more confident as a teacher. Most people might assume that confidence comes from learning the tools and techniques in meditation and becoming efficient in how you lead others. However, we emphasize and encourage those we train to find their own voice, meditation style and focus as they develop their own personal practice. We show you how to embody the state and consciousness of meditation.

Each person uses their strengths as part of their teaching. Your confidence is what matters most to those you are leading, especially when it is grounded in who you are and what you are passionate about. We teach you to become more of who you really are. When you become self-realized through your own practice, you learn to teach and lead from a place of strength within yourself. Your focus is to lead from your own direct experience and help people through teaching them meditation.

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Earn a Certificate to Teach Meditation to Be Equipped to Lead Others

People also earn a meditation certificate so that they will be equipped to lead others in the right direction. Equal to the last point in importance is your ability to help people experience calm and an in-control feeling as part of your meditation coaching. This is the practical result that you want to see in others. This feeling that others experience as their meditation makes a difference in their lives leads to the word of mouth that will attract people to you and your coaching (more than just having a certification will).

This approach is partially about those tools and techniques but also just as much about being aware of those you are teaching. People receive your heart and what you love as you lead them.

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Earn a Certificate to Teach Meditation to Reach Higher Level Organizations

Although I have never known anyone who has not been able to lead or coach others without a certification, some meditation coaches find that it does benefit them to hold certification for certain occasions when others are looking for certified meditation coaches. For example, to coach in a corporation or among accomplished executives, they may naturally look for those who are most qualified. Some people need it for professional liability insurance and that’s when they might need to produce proof of certification.

The Sura Flow LIBERATE Meditation Teacher Course and Approach

Although there is no governing body, people seek certification from recognized leaders in the meditation community. We love to point out to those considering coaching that we have trained coaches worldwide through our coaching program and have an emphasis on helping them find success in the particulars of running a meditation coaching business.

No matter the reason you are seeking certification, you can receive training at Sura Flow LIBERATE to be a coach and equip you to lead others. Our certification comes with the natural weight of confidence that our brand and meditation practices bring. Those who have gone through our course have done very well and had limitless opportunities to teach in businesses, non-profits, schools, hospitals, and their own studios.

We have a solid structure of training with flexibility for trainees to focus where their passions lie. We tell those in our LIBERATE program to find their own voice (not duplicate ours). We love to teach meditation in a way where you can improvise and channel your own experience in the moment with those people or groups you are serving.

Our training has also been shaped by the feedback of customers and coaches for 12 years. We invite you to check out all those who offer certification and see whose approach resonates with you the most in their teachings, delivery, and their approach on how to teach meditation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Become a Certified Meditation Teacher?

First, follow the steps below to help you choose a meditation certification program that’s right for you.

  • Review the organizations that offer a meditation certificate for meditation teachers.
  • Watch their videos to see which one best fits your meditation approach.
  • Read reviews of those who have previously participated in training.
  • Evaluate the time you have available vs. the time the certification course will take.
  • Choose a program that is most flexible with letting you follow your passions in teaching and coaching.
  • Talk to the organization with any questions you may have until you are satisfied with your decision.

Once you have chosen the correct program for you, follow these recommended steps as you become certified.

  1. Be dedicated to learning all skills and techniques.
  2. Build your own meditation practice.
  3. Follow your own passion.
  4. Write your questions down. Don’t be afraid to ask!
  5. Get to know your classmates. These peers will perhaps become lifelong friends and confidants.
  6. Take every opportunity to build your own coaching based on what you’re truly interested in learning more about!
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