David Nichtern’s meditation teacher training programs are created in collaboration with various yoga and fitness studios as well as companies providing meditation programs in a variety of contexts including corporate wellness programs. The trainings help trainees gain a more complete understanding of meditation practice and the stages of the path, deepen their own practice, and develop their ability to present the teachings in a clear and genuinely helpful way to others.

These trainings are aimed at yoga teachers, health care professionals, social workers, life coaches, psychologists, fitness trainers and anyone who wishes to become more skillful in presenting meditation. They are also appropriate for those who simply want to deepen their own practice and understanding.

True Nature Tokyo Workshop

Journey Meditation TT NYC

The Meditation Teacher Training is structured in 3-4 levels. Participants may take any/all of the levels but they must be taken in sequence.

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be certified by the yoga studio or affiliate company to teach meditation classes, lead group practice sessions and work with individual students within appropriate contexts.


Upcoming Teacher Trainings:

Kaia Yoga | Meditation Teacher Training 2017-2018
Westport, CT

September 29th-30th, 2017 – Level 1 Meditation Teacher Training: Intro to Buddhism & The Path of Meditation

November 17th-18th, 2017 – Meditation Practice Immersion

December 9th-10th, 2017 – Level 3 Meditation Teacher Training: Guiding Groups

February 3rd-4th, 2018 – Level 4 Meditation Teacher Training: Guiding Individuals


True Nature Yoga | Meditation Teacher Training 2017
Tokyo, Japan

August 19th-20th, 2017 – Level 1 – Intro to Buddhism & The Path of Meditation

August 21st-22nd, 2017 – Level 2 – Meditation Practice Immersion

August 24th-25th, 2017 – Level 3 – Teacher Training – Guiding Groups

August 26th-27th, 2017 – Level 3 – Meditation Training – Introduction to the Hinayana: The Path of Personal Transformation


November 4th-5th, 2017 – Intro to Buddhism & The Path of Meditation

November 6th-7th, 2017 – Level 2 – Meditation Practice Immersion

November 9th-10th, 2017 – Level 4 – Teacher Training – Guiding Individuals

November 11th-12th, 2017 – Level 4 – Meditation Training – Introduction to the Mahayana – The Path of Inter-Personal Transformation