Program Start Date: February 26, 2020

“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 . . .

two woman smiling at each otherIf You Answered "Yes" to ANY ONE of the Above Questions, The Chopra Center's Primordial Sound Meditation Certification Online Program Was Designed for You!

With this extraordinary meditation program, developed by world-renowned experts in mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D., you’ll deepen your personal meditation practice while gaining the confidence and skills to teach meditation to others.

The  Certification Program continues where the Enrichment Program leaves off, with additional in-depth sessions and required testing and evaluations that will enable you to become a certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor. 

Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program participants will also take part in exclusive live webinars with Chopra Center Advisory Board members and have access to Certified Instructor resources and benefits. Sessions will include guided meditations, yoga and advanced pranayama practices, reflection questions, student frequently asked questions, interactive groups, resources, and live Q&A calls. Each session includes content in video, audio, and/or written formats.

Requirements: To complete the Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program, you must first successfully complete the Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment Program. Additionally, you are required to experience one of the Chopra Center’s meditation retreats, either, Seduction of SpiritSilent Awakenings, or Infinite Possibilities, as a participant. Participants must have either completed one of the meditation retreats within three years of enrollment date, or must complete one of the retreats within 12 months of the Certification Program.  You may enroll for all offerings at one time or separately.

Special rates are available to those who decide to sign up for the Seduction of Spirit retreat, Primordial Sound Meditation Online Enrichment Program, and Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program simultaneously.

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

Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program

Session One: Welcome to the Certification Program and The Art of Teaching

  • Overview of the course – learn what you can expect from this transformational experience.
  • Begin creating and practicing personalized presentations of the course material – with expert support and guidance.
  • 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 Two: Primordial Sound Meditation Personal Instruction

  • Learn to instruct others – including how to teach your students their own Primordial Sound mantra and how to use it naturally and correctly. 
  • Discover how to organize the Personal Instruction Procedure – to ensure that your students have the best experience possible.
  • Explore the meaning and essence of a Shanti mantra chant – a mantra chant that comes from the Upanishads that you will learn and recite to students during the personal instruction of Primordial Sound Meditation.

Session Three: Evaluating and Testing

  • Through personalized presentations, demonstrate your mastery of the course materials – with guidance from Chopra Center educators.
  • Demonstrate your ability to carry out the Personal Instruction Procedure – including memorization and presentation of the Shanti mantra chant.
  • 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 Four: Teaching Specialty Groups and Meditation Studies

  • Discover unique methods for teaching specialty groups – learning how to share these teachings in specific settings.
  • Receive training in teaching meditation and lifestyle practices – to a variety of different groups, including children, teens, people in the workplace, members of the military, and others.
  • Review the most recent meditation research and studies – to expand your awareness of the benefits of meditation for physical health and emotional well-being.

Session Five: Advanced Philosophy

  • Learn about the four paths of yoga – and how to integrate them into 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 Six: The Primordial Sound 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 Seven: Teacher Resources and Business Development

  • Gain lifetime access to a wealth of Teacher Resources to support your practice – exclusively for Chopra Center certified instructors.
  • Learn how to participate in a variety of affiliate and commission opportunities – extended to Chopra Center certified instructors.
  • Access an exclusive teachers’ portal – to download valuable 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 Eight: The Conclusion of the Certification Program and Graduation

  • Reflect on everything you’ve learned in the program – and receive words of wisdom on your next steps on the teachers’ path from the teachers who have guided you along the way, including Deepak Chopra, Roger Gabriel, and other Chopra Center educators.
  • Celebrate the completion of your journey to become a Chopra Center certified instructor – and receive 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 the Certification Program, 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, you will receive lifetime access to your Certification program online learning portal, meaning you can refer back to the lessons and resources at any time.

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

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Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program - February 26, 2020

*Prices good through 5/1/19

You are only eligible to enroll in the Primordial Sound Meditation Online Certification Program after or with concurrent enrollment in the Primordial Sound Meditation Online Enrichment program.


To complete the Primordial Sound Meditation Certification, you must first successfully complete the Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment program. Additionally, you’re required to experience one of the Chopra Center's meditation retreats, either, Seduction of Spirit, Silent Awakenings, or Infinite Possibilities, as a participant. Participants must have either completed one of the meditation retreats within three years of enrollment date, or must complete one of the retreats within 12 months of the Certification Program. You may enroll for all offerings at one time or separately. Call 760-494-1639 to learn about each offering.