Fully Accredited
Meditation Teacher Training.

In person at Clifton Hill, or on retreat in the Yarra Valley.

Gain the confidence to teach meditation and mindfulness with skill and integrity — in your own way — under the guidance of one of Melbourne’s most experienced and successful teachers.

Next course starts August 4, 2024
Meditation Teacher Training students engaged in discussion at Clifton Hill.
Meditation Australia: Registered Training Course

Become a highly skilled Meditation Teacher…

…under the expert guidance of one of Melbourne’s leading meditation teachers;
Melbourne Meditation Centre Director, Matt Young.

Melbourne's Meditation Specialists

Would you like to share your passion for meditation and mindfulness with others? Perhaps you already teach but would like to make sure that you’re teaching in a safe and skillful way? Or perhaps you’d just like to get accredited in a timely and cost-effective manner?

The Melbourne Meditation Centre’s Meditation Teacher Training course provides you with the practical tools to teach meditation and mindfulness as part of your existing business or in schools, workplaces and organisations of all types.

Both affordable and comprehensive, the course provides hand’s on experience and walks you through each and every step you’ll need to take in order to become an effective and successful teacher: from preparing meditations, understanding your students needs, developing course plans, facilitating groups, finding venues, marketing yourself and much more.

The course is practical and experiential, fully accredited and focuses on teaching you how to present meditation and mindfulness in a gentle, user-friendly style that will appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Instead of presenting you with a ‘right’ way to teach, you will be supported and encouraged to develop your own way of teaching.

You’ll also have lifetime access to a carefully curated collection of online resources, including articles, podcasts and videos from a variety of teachers. You’ll get to explore meditation from surprising, innovative and unique angles and be exposed to ideas that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else — all in the company of a vibrant community of peers interested in learning from one another and exploring together.

Our Teaching Philosophy

We believe that training to become an accredited meditation teacher should be simple, straightforward and affordable.

It shouldn’t require unreasonable time or financial commitments, nor demand that you subscribe to a set teaching methodology.

Futhermore, the teachings should be easy to understand and learn, and presented using jargon-free language.

Additionally, we believe that meditation teachers best serve their students when they have a thorough understanding of meditation and how it evolved, along with a good understanding of current scientific research.

In other words, sharing techniques (or your own personal experience) is not enough. Teachers need to be able to clearly define the terms they use (including meditation and mindfulness) and understand the principles that underpin the techniques they share.

This understanding of how and why meditation works is not complicated, but it’s rarely articulated; so comes as quite a surprise to many.

We also believe that no one technique can possibly work for all people (or in all situations) — so it’s critical that teachers are familiar with a range of approaches. This is one reason why we explore all the major forms of meditation; from breath and body based practices through to techniques utilising mantras, movement and mindfulness.

Finally, it’s not enough to have a thorough understanding of meditation and mindfulness. You also need to know your students, and to be able to communicate effectively with them, individually and in groups.

And, most importantly, you need to be able to take your understanding of meditation and put it into practice in the real world. This means that you need skills in business management, marketing, social media and more.

If those are some of the things you’re interested in, our Meditation Teacher Training course might be right for you.

What You Will Experience / Gain

Gain the confidence and experience necessary to guide and teach.

Understand what techniques to teach and in what order.

Enjoy the company of like-minded and supportive peers.

Work through real-life case studies and scenarios.

Write and record your own guided meditation scripts.

Learn how to make meditation accessible and enjoyable.

Deepen and develop your personal practice in suprising ways.

Learn how to effectively market your own classes.

Matt Young

Meet Your Teacher

Matt Young

Founder and Director, Matt Young is the driving force behind the Melbourne Meditation Centre, and a seasoned expert in the field of meditation and mindfulness.

With over two decades of teaching experience and stints on the boards of Meditation Australia and the Headspace app, Matt has become synonymous with the centre’s renowned down-to-earth, non-religious and practical approach to these transformative practices.

As the architect of success for more than 500 trained teachers, Matt’s teaching philosophy revolves around a gentle, user-friendly style that resonates with a diverse audience. His unique approach not only demystifies mindfulness and meditation but also empowers individuals to share these practices in a way that is accessible and appealing.

Join Matt on a journey of self-discovery and professional growth as you delve into the heart of meditation and mindfulness. His wealth of experience, coupled with a genuine commitment to your success, makes Matt an invaluable mentor on your path to becoming a skilled and inspiring meditation teacher.

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What To Expect From Meditation Teacher Training

The course is practical and experiential. Right from the outset you’ll be presented with real-life case studies that prepare you for the issues you’ll face teaching students of various backgrounds and needs.

Expect to engage in rich and lively discussions in which we examine your deepest assumptions about how meditation works and how it should be practiced — and to gain exposure to fresh and unique concepts, approaches and techniques.

Furthermore, be supported in learning how to effectively run and market your classes.

You’ll also have the opportunity to write your own guided meditations, to present them in class for valuable feedback and to learn how to facilitate and guide groups in a friendly and engaging style.

And you’ll have unlimited access to comprehensive course notes and a dedicated teacher training website filled with useful resources.

And while there is a comprensive curriculum, the training is also adaptable; so you can expect the course to be tailored to your own needs and to those of the cohort you study with.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

Our Meditation Teacher Training Courses are open to anyone with an interest in guiding or teaching meditation.

Typical participants include yoga and pilates teachers, psychologists, counsellors, massage therapists, personal trainers, school teachers and others involved in education, health and wellbeing.

Students usually go on to offer meditation in their community (e.g. school, TAFE, wellbeing centre, etc.) or workplace.

Choose Your Path

Option 1
(Most Popular)

From 4 Weeks

Teacher Training Intensive

Clifton Hill, VIC

Ideal for people living in or near Melbourne, with an online option for people living in regional Victoria.

Next course starts: August 4, 2024

Option 2

7 Days

Residential Retreat

Yarra Valley, VIC

Ideal for regional, interstate or international students as well as those looking for immersion in the complete retreat experience.

Next retreat starts: April 2025

What’s Included

Industry Standard Qualification


Practical & Experiential

Comprehensive course notes

Teach in your own style

No multi-year time commitments

Lifetime access to online resources

Training teachers since 2006

I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to experience your teaching. Teachers like you only come around rarely.

While the first part of the teacher training course was challenging, you managed to create an environment where we all felt supported in sharing our confusion, meditation experiences and growth. I was really impressed by the way you dealt with the multitude of issues that were tackled during the learning. Your humble attitude to instruction was incredibly freeing.

I now feel confident that I have a meditation practice that I am happy to share and have the skills to allow meditators to speak for themselves. Thank you so much.

Susanna D.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be fully certified to start teaching meditation?

Yes. Provided you complete the course and the required coursework, you will graduate with a Meditation Teacher Training Certificate that allows you to immediately start teach meditation and mindfulness. You will also be able to apply for membership with Meditation Australia, the peak body responsible for representing and settings standards for meditation teachers in the country.

Is the Meditation Teacher Training course accredited?

Our Meditation Teacher Training course is accredited through Meditation Australia, the peak body responsible for representing and settings standards for meditation teachers in the country.

Successful completion of the course provides you with Industry Standard qualifications and a streamlined application process to become a Registered Meditation Teacher through Meditation Australia.

Will I be able to obtain personal indemity and public liability insurance having completed the course?

Yes. Given fulfilment of course requirements, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. This can be used to obtain the necessary Public Liability and / or Professional Indemnity Insurance that many organisations require before they employ you, or allow you to hire their premises.

What if I cannot make a session during the training?

You need to attend all 6 sessions of the Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Course and all 4 sessions of the Teacher Training Intensive in order to graduate.

However, there are several options available if you miss a class, including attending during a subsequent course, or participating in a retreat or mini-retreat.

You’ll also be able to work through any course material you miss via our Teacher Training website.

What is the cancellation policy?
I don't live in Melbourne. What are my options?

The 7-Night Teacher Training Retreat is ideal for people living interstate or overseas.

For those closer to Melbourne, you can complete the Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Course online, thereby minimising the number of visits to Melbourne.  However, to make up the necessary contact hours you will need to participate in one of our retreats (which range in length from 1 to 10 days).

Will I be able to offer Medicare Rebates having completed the course?

No. As there is currently no government accreditation for meditation courses, meditation teachers are not able to offer rebates. If you are an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker or a qualified Psychologist you can offer clients a Medicare Rebate when offering meditation instruction as part of a suite of psychological services.

What actually happens on course?

The Meditation Teacher training course is presented in six modules. There will be various practical exercises and discussions which revolve around the themes, theory and ideas presented in these modules. Students will work individually and in small groups to complete these exercises and will also be set three assignments and a range of case studies and homework exercises. Each student will also be required to present a guided meditation to the class and encouraged to lead a meditation in their own preferred setting.

I haven't done a meditation course before. Can I still participate?

The Teacher Training Course, in conjunction with the prerequisite Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Course, covers everything you need to know in order to teach meditation.

However, you don’t become an expert overnight! Whilst you can join our teacher training program with little previous experience, we recommend that you have two or more years of personal practice.

Will there be homework to do outside class?

Yes. There will be three assignments to complete, along with some weekly exercises and reading. 2 hours per week should be sufficient though you could easily dedicate more time to your extra-curricular learning. 

Note that the coursework does not need to be completed during the course.

Will I be required to complete an exam to receive my certificate?

No. There will be assignments and coursework to complete (in your own time), but no exam.

Thanks so much for the wonderful teacher training course. It has re-shaped my understanding of meditation, challenged me to begin to practise what I’ve learnt, and given me heart to keep going. I have learnt a lot about myself, and about how people learn meditation. I know I’m just scratching the surface.

Thankyou for your skillfulness, your openness, and your generous spirit in sharing so much of your experience with us. It has been a pleasure to be a member of this teacher training group.

Liu P.

I am really enjoying the [Beginners] course and it has already taught me far more than I expected.

Callum M.

I must express my gratitude for the way in which the course with you has benefited my own personal life, through my work, relationships, and the way in which my attitude and relationship towards meditating has improved. I have no doubt that you will continue to share your passion and humble knowledge with students throughout Australia.

Faye R.

Thanks for being a great teacher, for being humble and most importantly for me personally for being encouraging and not intimidating, you really do teach rather than lecture. Thanks — it made learning so much easier and enjoyable.

Kim R.

I want to express my appreciation to you for a fabulous experience with all the learning I have done both in and via the course. I feel ready to make a difference in incorporating meditation in peoples’ lives through teaching, but I also feel deeply enriched personally.

Robyn M.

Thank you so much, I’m really happy to have completed the coursework. It was such an enriching experience and also helped me through what is turning out to be a very difficult year for our family. Thanks for creating such informative, educational and inspiring courses. My time with MMC exceed my expectations and opened my mind to a variety of new perspectives and practices, which I’m very grateful for. I have also enjoyed and appreciated your intelligent, informed, equanimous professionalism. Thank you also for encouraging me to keep going with the teacher training when my sister fell ill and for the flexibility that enabled me to complete it, I really appreciate that as well.

Michele A.

I wanted to share with you how valuable I found the meditation teacher training to be. I really appreciated the open and calm environment and the practicality of the course.

I also got a lot out reading some of the recommended books not only in teaching meditation but also in my own personal meditation practice and journey.

I loved how the style of meditation teaching was so accessible to everyone and found that you were always so open to answering any questions and listening to any feedback from the trainees.

Lauren S.

I achieved so much more knowledge than I thought possible to learn about meditation and self. It [the online course] was so detailed — and offered in a way that made sense and was easy to understand.

Edward C.

The Melbourne Meditation Centre was definitely the right school for me to get my teacher training. Great lesson content, delivery and location.

I loved the assignments as they were practical and useful. I learnt so much and felt encouraged to start teaching while in the course.

The other students were friendly and a great resource to learn more from.

Finally, the online resources were easily accessible and very comprehensive. A really great course.

Gabrielle E.

I would like to thank you for conducting the Mediation Training Courses. I have benefited immensely from the two courses and am looking forward to completing more study in the area and hopefully becoming a meditation teacher in the not too distant future. I appreciated your non-judgmental  teaching style and the opportunity to explore meditation in a relaxed atmosphere. It was quite a commitment for us (traveling so far) but we would do it all again! We are looking forward to future courses with you.

Helen W.

I just want to say a big thank you for everything you have taught us during the course.

Studying with you has opened my mind to many new possibilities and kept me more open minded regarding all the techniques of meditation.

Also I love the way you teach, as you never criticise anyones way or method, instead you say what is needed to be said and you leave it up to the student to decide. That is a great way of teaching (which I will keep in mind).

Camille A.