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Meditation Yoga Teacher Training

Meditation Yoga Teacher Training

Meditation is the art of stilling our mental and emotional turbulence.

In its simplest application, it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of the necessary interconnection between our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us manage our physical and emotional pain and give us a tool to use to cope with the apparent disharmony in our lives.

At a deeper level, meditation can help us to release emotional blockages. It can help us to face and work through our pain, and bring healing to the heart and body. This healing allows us to open the heart and integrate our spiritual nature with our mind, our emotions and our body.

When our mind and emotions are balanced and harmonized, then we have access to our true inner spiritual nature. We begin to have a healthy appreciation for our life and the lives of others. Our world is seen through new eyes, and we can start to perceive the interconnection and interdependence of all creation.

In this program, you’ll learn to transform old habits, move forward in your life, trust in Universe and acquire the skills to be a Spiritual Leader to help others.

This is a unique 10-month 150-hour in-depth and comprehensive training program where you’ll learn to assist others to grow and develop their personal spiritual journey and learn how to be an instrument of the Divine. The core 130 contact hours provides an experiential exploration of meditation, mysticism, philosophy and spiritual lifestyle training. The additional 20 non-contact hours provide an opportunity to experience compassionate service.


What can this Training do for you?

This program has given tools to many people in calming excessive thoughts in their minds, they’ve learned meditation techniques, and they’ve learned more about spirituality, and are more in touch with themselves and a bigger energy. It’s been a great addition to yoga teachers who are now empowering their students.

The meditation training with Tony was quite simply amazing. I did my yoga teacher training 20 years ago and was focused on the asanas (postures) at that time. I did practice breath work but found that any meditation was challenging as I was just too busy moving to be able to get still and focus. Over the past 5 years, I have become more interested in meditating and decided it was time to learn more. The key benefit for me was I learned so many new meditation techniques. I had no idea there were so many methods and strategies you can employ to be able to become silent. Tony is so knowledgeable and has so much experience that he is a great teacher to learn from. I also really enjoyed the once monthly Sunday sessions. One memorable moment was when we went to the Vedanta Society of Toronto temple and heard a talk from a Swami on the story of Buddha. I am currently using the skills I’ve learned in my own practice and sharing with close friends. I am hopeful to be able to share more with others in the future.
Tony Murdock is an excellent teacher. I have gained a deeper knowledge and understanding of meditation; mechanics, spiritual influences and practical application. Tony's open and inclusive teaching and communication style combined with an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter brings a richness to all classes. I have deepened my meditation practice through his teachings ~ and with Tony's tutelage, I have committed to a daily practice that brings immeasurable benefits.
Tony Murdock offers an expansive practical approach to different meditation techniques in his meditation teacher-training program. The skills I developed allowed me the space to gain confidence in my own practices, which have enhanced my teaching of meditation and its inherent benefits. The benefits of this training were numerous, but for me, the freedom to explore the different styles has allowed me to evolve into a teacher/leader who speaks from a unique, inspirited, authentic heart space. I am thrilled to be able to share my experience of personal mastery through meditation, with other seekers of Truth.
Recently my wife and I graduated from the Meditation Teacher Training program run through Towards Stillness. The guidance and wisdom provided by Tony Murdock was inspirational. The training helped me grow my confidence by directing my attention to within my true self. The safe space that Tony helped create was special. Sharing the obstacles of meditation within the group setting and receiving tips and support along the entire journey from Tony was vital to my success in the program. The learned skill I value most from Tony is the freedom of choice. By building my inner strength through meditation and getting to know my true self more clearly, I am able to choose my reactions to the obstacles that life provides each day. I am glad I had the opportunity to journey through The Meditation Teacher Training program.
I started my Meditation Teacher Training (MTT) after attending Tony's workshop. I loved the group energy that was created every week under his guidance. This helped me deepen my meditation practice, and I wanted to deepen it even further. The tools and different meditation styles that I learned in the MTT were a lifesaver, literally. I am going through Cancer treatment, and these tools helped me keep a very positive attitude needed through this journey. I am very thankful to Tony and Chrysalis Yoga for providing this opportunity.

What We Offer

Experienced Faculty

Our lead trainer’s spiritual journey began in 1972 and has extensive degrees specializing in religion studies. He has been teaching meditation for almost 20 years now, and we’re honoured to have him run it in our studio.

Masterful Delivery

The training is made up of weekly meditation classes and weekend modules so you can digest the information and see true transformation. Detailed notes and years of knowledge are provided to students.

Unparalleled Value

This training has many years under its belt, which means sessions are continuously improved, to deliver you exceptional content. Various meditation styles and philosophies are incorporated to give you the highest standard of education and knowledge.

Download this Information Package!

Learn more about the Modules, Faculty, Required Books and Program Requirements

Tony Murdock
Program Director

Tony’s spiritual journey began in 1972 when he met his guru Ramakrishna Ananda while traveling through Southern California. After studying with him for 5 months, he received his spiritual name Vishnu Das (servant of the preserving aspect of the Divine). From this point forward, he has dedicated his life to personal spiritual unfoldment.

Tony’s interest in spiritual development fueled an enthusiasm for world mysticism. This led him to study Comparative Religions at York University and California State University Fullerton. After completing his Honours Degree in Comparative Religions, he continued his academic studies and received his Master’s degree from McMaster University in Sanskrit and Hindu Religious History, with a minor in Christian Studies.

Since 1998, he has been facilitating meditation classes and workshops in various parts of Ontario and Vancouver, BC. Tony’s personal practice and coursework incorporate a blend of meditations drawn from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.


This meditation teacher training is unique in that you can START ANYTIME!

2 Weekends:

50 Hour Meditation Intensive (Fall)
40 Hour Healing Meditations (Winter)
40 Hour Spiritual Leadership & Ethics (Spring)
20 Hours Compassionate Service (Throughout)

Dates & Times:

Classes are held in Mississauga, St. Catharines & Burlington (at Chrysalis Yoga) and via SKYPE.

Classes at Chrysalis are on Thursdays @ 7:30 – 9:00pm, you can view HERE. Monthly workshops have to be attended as well.

You’ll Receive:

  • Worksheets and Handouts to support information covered.
  • Meditation Classes are included in the cost of the program, held at:
    • St Catharines (Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:15pm at Yoga by Sarah)
    • Mississauga (Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm at Mind to Body Yoga and Fitness)
    • Burlington (Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm at Chrysalis Yoga)
  • Spiritual Day Retreats and Silent Day Retreats, which are held at:
    • Wellspring in Oakville (9:00am – 5:00pm, or 10:00am – 5:00pm)
    • Other locations TBA


$2,050.00 + HST

This covers:
$150.00 + HST (Registration Fee and for additional reading material)
$700.00 + HST (50 Hours Fall 2017)
$600.00 + HST (40 Hours Winter 2018)
$600.00 + HST (40 Hours Spring 2018)
N/C (20 Hours Compassionate Service)

* Payable to Tony Murdock.
** Monthly payment option is available
*** Please speak with Tony in regards to terms and conditions.

Information Package

Learn more about the modules, schedule, homework, reading list, requirements for certification, and FAQs by downloading this Informational Booklet!


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Download this Application form, complete it and send it to me: towardstillness@rogers.com

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