The Chopra Center's Primordial Sound Meditation Online Teacher Training

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“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” —Yogi Bhajan

Has practicing meditation profoundly changed your life, bringing you more peace, clarity of mind, and lightness of being than you ever had before? And now you want to deepen your practice and experience even more of its powerful, life-altering benefits . . .

Do you find yourself wishing you could share meditation with others to help alleviate the stress, struggle, and dis-ease that so many people are suffering from? And you want a strong framework to help you do that with confidence and ease . . . OR

Are you already doing meaningful work helping others to realize their fullest potential? And you know that learning to teach meditation from world-renowned leaders would allow you to make an even greater contribution to your students and the world . . .

If You Answered "Yes" to ANY ONE of the Above Questions, The Chopra Center's Primordial Sound Meditation Online Teacher Training Was Designed for You!

When you become a Chopra Center Certified Instructor, you can expect:

  • Breakthroughs in your own inner growth and evolution – as you master the principles of Primordial Sound Meditation at the deepest levels.
  • Curriculum developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon – and the highest quality instruction from Chopra Center master educators.
  • Exceptional support from our entire staff – who are as invested in and dedicated to your success as you are.
  • Connection to our Chopra Center community of like-minded people from around the world – with friendships that continue long after you're certified.
  • Ongoing education and support after graduation – including monthly Instructor webinars with renowned guest speakers and Chopra Center Advisory Board members sharing the latest research, advanced Vedic teachings, and continuing education opportunities.
  • Inclusion in the Chopra Center's online Find-a-Teacher network – providing you valuable referral opportunities.
  • Access to turn-key marketing materials – including content for written and online templates for flyers, brochures, and banners available through our Teachers Resources portal.
  • Content for your classes – Chopra Center materials to support new meditators, PowerPoint presentation templates, and more to enhance your teaching experiences.
  • Your reputation linked with the Chopra Center's – the gold standard in the field of mind-body science.
  • Extended discounts on Chopra Center products, events, trainings, and online programs – and special, exclusive offers you can share with your friends and students.
  • Invitations to Yearly Teachers Retreats with Deepak Chopra and Advisory Board Members – exclusively for Chopra Center certified instructors.

Join the Group of Mindful, Highly-Trained Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation Certified Instructors Who Are Transforming Lives Around the World

Thousands from around the world have dedicated themselves to learning, sharing, teaching, and mastering the curricula created by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. And wherever you live, whatever you do – you can, too.

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If you have additional questions about the course, call 760-494-1639 or send an email to

The Chopra Center's Primordial Sound Meditation Online Teacher Training Course Overview

two woman smiling at each otherWith this extraordinary meditation program, developed by world-renowned experts in mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., and David Simon, M.D., you’ll deepen your personal meditation practice while gaining the confidence and skills to teach meditation to others.

There are two distinct parts to the program, and we’ve organized them into tracks to offer flexibility in your advanced study.

Enrichment Track (Includes Sessions 1–7 below)

If you want to deepen your own practice and be able to share meditation with friends and family, the Enrichment Track is for you. Through this advanced-level course, participants will explore and discuss the history of meditation, mantra techniques, Ayurvedic concepts, Vedic philosophy, and other insights.

The only prerequisite for participating in the Enrichment Track is that you have an established Primordial Sound Meditation practice. To get the most out of the program, we ask that you commit to meditating with your Primordial Sound mantra twice a day for at least three months prior to beginning the Enrichment Track.

Certification Track (Includes Sessions 8–15 below)

If your desire is to become a certified Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation instructor, fully qualified and ready to teach – the Certification Track was designed for you.

Participants who wish to become certified through the Certification Track are required to complete the Enrichment Track and attend the Chopra Center's Seduction of Spirit live event within 12 months of starting the scheduled online teacher training. Special package pricing is available for anyone who has not already attended Seduction of Spirit and needs to as part of their Certification Track enrollment.

Enrichment Track (Sessions 1–7)

Session One: The Foundation for Your Success

  • Get an overview of the course – learn what you can expect from this transformational experience.
  • Meet your instructors – and find out how they knew they were called to teach, how they'll support you as you walk the same path, and how they define success in this program.
  • Learn more about the origins of meditation – along with mantra practice, lineage, and Deepak’s history with the practice.
  • Become familiar with Vedanta – learn more about this ancient philosophy, the foundation of Primordial Sound Meditation.
  • Discover valuable tools designed to support you in this course – including how to use the online learning platform, course dashboard, online forums, and more.

Session Two: Introduction to Meditation 

  • Dive deeper into the origins and benefits of Primordial Sound Meditation – and how to articulate them to students with ease.
  • Understand the science behind meditation – and why it makes you feel better and has such a powerful, lasting effect on your health and well-being.
  • Discover the cycle of karma, memory, and desire – and meditation's unique role in freeing us from that conditioning.
  • Understand meditation's key role in integrating and balancing all the layers of your life – so that your body, mind, heart, intellect, and spirit flow in harmony.
  • Learn the ancient principles of Advaita – the ultimate path to spiritual realization and universal connection.

Session Three: Vedanta and Ayurveda 

  • Explore the nature and infinite power of consciousness – including its fundamental existence in the universe and how it projects in our life as our body, our mind, our environment, and our universe.
  • Discover the ancient mind-body health system of Ayurveda – designed to expand self-awareness and cultivate an inner state of balance.
  • Learn the philosophy and core teachings of Vedanta – a timeless wisdom and path to silence and ultimately to our true nature, which is pure, unbounded consciousness.
  • Engage in a deep exploration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – including the eight limbs of yoga, offering us a map and tools for awakening to our higher self.

Session Four: Mantra Techniques

  • Uncover the origin and purpose of mantras – and learn several ancient mantras used for specific purposes.
  • Understand the healing qualities of sound – and learn to align yourself and your students with the vibrations that foster health, happiness, and unity.
  • Expand your understanding of food as medicine – including Ayurvedic principles for eating for health and balance.

Session Five: Perfecting the Practice

  • Discover expert tips to help your students simplify meditation and overcome common barriers – including what to do to prepare for a session, how to schedule meditation into your busy day, timing meditations, what to do when noises or thoughts intrude, and more.
  • Master special types of meditations – including guided, walking, eating meditations, as well group sessions.
  • Learn how to help your students manage expectations around the meditation experience – including what may or may not happen during meditation, immediately after meditation, and as a cumulative effect of a sustained meditation practice.
  • Create an optimal daily routine – and learn how following the wisdom of Ayurveda can also help promote restful sleepand vibrant energy.

Session Six: Higher States of Consciousness

  • Explore the seven higher states of consciousness – and how to use meditation to go beyond limited awareness and tap into the infinite field of all possibilities.
  • Learn how to teach the higher states of consciousness – to help others expand their awareness and increase their capacity for love and joy.
  • Discover emotional release techniques – to take your meditation practice to the next level and become a clear vessel for facilitating transformation in others.

Session Seven: Vedic Philosophy and Conclusion of the Enrichment Track

  • Understand meditation in the greater context – through the study of the Upanishads
  • Experience the highest benefits of meditation for the mind, body, and soul – including allowing it to activate your inner pharmacy, deepening your self-understanding and expanding your consciousness.
  • Review key principles from Sessions 1–7 – and fully integrate this rich material.

Each session will include guided meditations, yoga and pranayama practices, reflection questions, student frequently asked questions, resources, and Q&A webinars.

Certification Track (Sessions 9–16)

Session Nine: Welcome to the Certification Track and The Art of Teaching

  • Begin creating and practicing personalized presentations of the course material – from both the Enrichment and Certification Tracks.
  • Learn practical teaching methods to facilitate classes of all sizes and levels – including techniques for beginning, intermediate, and advanced meditators in private, group, and virtual formats.
  • Put public speaking and presentation techniques to work for you – including confidence-boosters that really work.
  • Discover how to help students easily overcome common challenges on the meditation path – and how to respond to commonly asked student questions as a compassionate, competent professional.

Session Ten: Primordial Sound Meditation Personal Instruction

  • Learn to instruct others - on how to use their own Primordial Sound mantra through a sacred process.
  • Explore the unique energy of Shakti mantras – and discover how to use them with Primordial Sound mantras to enhance any meditation practice.

Session Eleven: Advanced Philosophy

  • Learn about the four paths of yoga – and how to use them to enhance your life.
  • Expand your knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita – and its important role in Vedic philosophy and teachings.
  • Delve deeper into the chakras – to awaken these energy centers and share their purpose and  benefits with others.

Session Twelve: Evaluating and Testing

  • Through personalized presentations, demonstrate your mastery of the course materials from both the Enrichment and Certification Tracks – with guidance from Chopra Center master educators.
  • Demonstrate your ability to carry out the Personal Instruction Procedure – including memorization and presentation of the Shanti mantra.
  • Participate in evaluations that measure your understanding of the teacher training materials – and receive helpful guidance and feedback from Chopra Center teacher training faculty members.
  • Complete and pass online test questions – to review, integrate, and demonstrate your understanding of the material on a practical level.

Session Thirteen: The Primordial Sound Meditation Mantras

  • Understand the lineage of mantra meditation to fully understand the purpose of mantras and how to easily articulate this information to your students.
  • Learn basic Sanskrit terms – to deepen your understanding of Vedic philosophy and practice.
  • Master the proper pronunciation of all 108 Primordial Sound mantras – so that they become natural and effortless for you to use in your own practice as well as with others.
  • Understand the origins of the Primordial Sound mantras – and how they are chosen for each individual.

Session Fourteen: Teaching Specialty Groups

  • Discover unique methods for teaching specialty groups – how to share these teachings in specific settings.
  • Be trained in teaching meditation and lifestyle practices to a variety of different groups such as children, teens,  people in the workplace, members of the military, and more.

Session Fifteen: Teacher Resources and Business Development

  • Gain lifetime access to a wealth of Teacher Resources to support your practice – exclusively for Chopra Center certified instructors.
  • Participate in the various affiliate and commission opportunities – extended to Chopra Center certified instructors.
  • Access an exclusive portal – to download teaching materials and marketing templates.
  • Learn best practices – to inspire you on your teaching path.
  • Receive support in business development practices – to help you grow your teaching practice.

Session Sixteen: Graduation

  • Celebrate the completion of your journey to become a Chopra Center certified instructor – and afterwards, receive by mail a beautiful certificate to honor your completion and achievement.

Each session will include guided meditations, yoga and pranayama practices, reflection questions, student frequently asked questions, resources, and Q&A webinars.

Course Materials and Resources

In both the Enrichment and Certification Tracks, you can look forward to:

  • Working in smaller study groups with the teacher-training faculty
  • Connecting with peers
  • Participating in live Q&A calls and webinars with master educators
  • Communicating through exclusive Facebook communities and community forums

In addition, participants who receive their certifications will have lifetime access to both the Enrichment and Certification Tracks, while those who complete the Enrichment Track will have lifetime access to that program.

If you have additional questions about the course, call 760-494-1639 or send an email to

Meet the Chopra Center Master Educators who will guide you on this journey

In addition to these master educators, Chopra Center certified instructors will be assisting you on your path to completing the Primordial Sound Meditation Online Teacher Training.