The only school in Canada providing the award-winning, industry-approved, evidence-based Mind Body Education training programs in holistic wellbeing therapies.

Meditation Teacher Training Course

In-person at Moss Moon Wellness Centre.

147 Alma Street, Rockwood, ON


No prerequisites required.


(min 120 hours) – 12 modules

This course will teach you all you need to know about teaching meditation and chair yoga, give you some holistic counselling skills, and help you start a small business.

✔️Become certified with this internationally accredited course

✔️Help people heal and live happier, healthier lives

✔️Start a new career within as little as 3 months

✔️Start your own regular meditation practice

Course Information

12 Modules

(minimum 120 hours)

Course duration: 12 weeks

Tuesdays 6-9pm

October 3rd – December 19th


IICT Recognised Certification:

Meditation Teacher and Holistic Counselling Skills for Meditation Teachers

  • History and theory of meditation
  • Meditation in the western world
  • Brainwaves in meditation
  • Meditation techniques and styles
  • Developing meditation routines
  • Deepening and refining your practice
  • Understanding stress
  • Psychological causes of stress
  • The Fight-or-Flight response
  • Physiology of the stress response
  • Human behavioral 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
  • 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 visualization)
  • 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
  • Poses and positions
  • Breathwork
  • Chakras and energy meditation
  • Guided meditation & creative visualisation
  • Mantras and affirmations in meditation
  • Gentle seated movement meditation (formerly chair yoga)
  • 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
  • Teaching various meditation styles
  • Working with teenagers
  • Working with people with physical disabilities
  • Working with people with emotional disorders
  • Working with health care professionals
  • Business clients and corporate groups
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • A client-centred approach
  • Your role as a holistic counsellor
  • Building the foundations of happiness
  • Equipment
  • Outcomes of holistic counselling
  • The holistic counselling sessions
  • Assessment and introspection
  • Goal setting
  • Support Part
  • 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
  • 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
  • Corporate stress management workshops – Includes corporate teachers course manual.
  • Approaching community groups and organisations
  • Volunteer and community work
  • Teaching online – Using Zoom
  • Corporate stress 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
  • Understanding the power of branding
  • Targeted marketing and advertising
  • Building your community
  • How to find and use free advertising
  • Public image
  • Final review
  • Your graduation

What does enrollment include?

As a student at The School of Meditation & Transformative Studies your success is our priority. 

To help you succeed and flourish, enrollment also includes:

Your Teacher: Laura Yearwood

First and foremost, Laura believes that we are all here on this Earth to guide and support each other. She believes we are all connected and that if we learn how to love ourselves and others without judgment or fear, we can truly live as our highest selves.

Laura’s education in mind body therapies, her lived experiences through adversity, and her nature as a seeker and an empath are what guided her to the creation of Moss Moon.

Although she began her career as an elementary school teacher 22 years ago, Laura continued to enroll in post graduate courses so that she could grow spiritually and heal emotionally and then pass her knowledge on. Her curiosity for how to live her best life and her passion for helping others is evident through the meditation classes and workshops she offers at Moss Moon.

Laura’s understanding of both the spiritual and the scientific aspects of mind body practices plays a role in her offerings, which include meditation classes, Reiki healing, and spiritual life coaching.

AND, she is very excited to announce that she is offering an opportunity for others to become certified meditation teachers as well, in collaboration with The SMTS (The School of Meditation & Transformative Studies). 


Laura’s credentials include:
Bachelor of Education
Meditation Teacher Certification
Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy
Life Coaching Certification
Reiki Master

Laura is a member of the IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).

Other areas of expertise include: Self-Regulation, Therapeutic Parenting, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Adoption

What students say

There is NO other course that you can do that has the ability to CHANGE YOUR CAREER, INSTANTLY!!! There is simply NOTHING else you could possibly need to start your own holistic wellbeing practice... with all that is given at the completion of Certificate in Meditation and Holistic Counselling!"
- Annie
This course was such a blessing. I took it because I wanted to learn how to become a meditation teacher but what I got was so much more. I learned about what makes me happy and what causes me stress, and ways to work through that stress. I learned techniques I can use to better my own meditation practice, as well as to run a class. This course is as intense or as laid back as you want it to be. You get to decide what you want to put into it. It is self taught. Towards the end of the course, you will examine the market that you are in and come up with a game plan on what you will do once the course is over. It allows you to think about your target audience and potential venues. It gives you so much information that you can put into your toolkit to use later when you are practicing. Highly recommend!
- Jackie

Next Start Dates:
October 3rd

Pay in full:  $1599 CAD

Payment plan:
First payment of $799 + 2 payments of $400