Yacep

25HR

Meditation Immersion & Teacher Training

Become an Accredited Meditation Practitioner and Teacher with
Bernd Windhofer

In-person dates to be announced soon.
ENROLLMENT OPEN for ONLINE TT

What to expect from this Training

This 6 day/or online self-paced 25 hour training is accredited by Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®). Upon completion you will be certified to teach meditation.

This training is not just for Yoga Teachers, but for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of meditation.

During this training you will learn that meditation is a vast field of possibilities that can take us out of our “usual day-to-day” existence into something unexpected and breathtaking. Often taught in the modern day as a simple form of stress reduction, which it is indeed also very useful for.
However, this training seeks to redress the balance and introduce meditation to you as a way of exploring the limits of what it means to be you (hint hint: there are (NO LIMITS).

While there are many forms of meditation one can train in, this training introduces three of the primary strands of practice, namely:

• Mindfulness Meditation
• Somatic Meditation
• Yogic Meditation

Each stands alone, but is even more potent when brought together into a complete regime.

Not only will you learn the most important aspect, that is how to actually engage in these practices, but you will also be trained in how to teach these practices to others, spreading the joy far and wide!

Deepen your meditation practice, enhance your knowledge and understanding of meditation and become an accredited Meditation Teacher.

Take the next step in your meditation journey and join us for a life changing experience. Connect with the best expression of yourself.

During The 25 Hour Meditation Immersion & Teacher Training we will cover the basic philosophy of the Yoga Sutra, an ancient text dealing almost entirely with the mind and how to attain ever deeper states of meditation, alongside the teachings on mindfulness taught by the Buddha, with a large range of complementary approaches, ranging from the Chan Master Hongzhi to the modern field of neuroscience.

The course includes daily Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Practices. And during daily workshops and lectures we will dive deeper into the following topics:

• The History of Meditation
• The Breath in Meditation
• The Benefits of Meditation
• The real potential of Meditation
• Yoga Nidra
• Mindfulness
• Building your own meditation practice
• Learning how to teach meditation
• Contemporary Meditation Practices - application and benefits e.g. increase creativity, performance and productivity, increase focus, reduce stress and pain, control anxiety and depression, emotional balance, hormone balancing, balance the nervous system etc. )

During this training you will get to explore over 20 different meditation techniques, covering but not limited to the below mentioned techniques / strands of practice:

• Mindfulness: Shikantaza (Pure Awareness Practice), Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Development of Positive Emotion (Metta Bhavana/Brahma Viharas/Loving Kindness Meditation) and Self Inquiry Meditation

• Somatic Meditation: Working with the Internal Space of the Body, Skull Breathing, Earth Breathing and Body Scans

• Yogic Meditation: Aurobindo Method, Chakra Dharana (Chakra Meditation), Krishna's Meditation Instructions, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Meditation and Visualisations

Bernd has been throwing himself wholeheartedly into the deep waters of daily, dedicated yoga practice since the very beginning of 2001. Coming originally from the performing arts in various guises, he finally allowed the stage life to fade and the yogic life to come into deeper focus. Being drawn, from an early age, toward seeing, understanding and exploring life in its fullness and entirety, he works with the tools of asana, pranayama, meditation, and study in order to plumb the depths of experience. His aim as a teacher is always to give each student exactly what he or she needs at any given time, which has led him to learn as much as possible about different modalities of movement, meditation and philosophical approaches.

Bernd has an abiding passion for helping to ease the suffering of others, which has led him down the path of yoga for therapeutic uses as well as yoga as a path toward ultimate freedom and truth. Over the years, he has gathered tools in his own practice and in his teachings from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, the yogic approach to therapy, as well as a thorough and continuing education in philosophies of all shapes and sizes. The massive variety of meditation practices and traditions are a deep passion for Bernd, and he relishes the opportunity to practice and pass on these wonderful teachings.

Expect to be challenged in his classes, but never pushed; thrown into the deep end, but always with a paddle, and always with kindness and care.

This training is certified with Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and upon completion you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate as a Meditation Teacher and Facilitator, so you will be accredited to teach meditation around the world.

• Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald Ray
• Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini for Spiritual Freedom by Gregor Maehle
• Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook by Ajahn Brahm

No prerequisite reading required, all obligatory reading and study material will be provided during the course of the training.

7.00 - 9.00am Hatha, Pranayama & Meditation Practice
9.00 - 13.00am Breakfast Break
10.30 - 12.30pm Lecture / Practice / Meditation
12.30 - 14.00pm Lunch / Study Break
14.00 - 16.00pm Lecture / Practice / Meditation

We also have one scheduled evening program 4/5 from 7.00 - 8.30pm.

Please note:
We start at 4pm on the first day and finish at 12pm the last day.

• In-person US$ 499 (Including breakfast, opening dinner and lifetime access to the online platform)

• Online US$ 349

Included in the Course Fee:

• 30 min one-on-one private session with your Lead Teacher Bernd (both for online & In-person)
• Meditation Course Manual (hard copy for in-person training and PDF for online training)
• 25HR YACEP Yoga Alliance Certification (hard copy for in-person training and PDF for online training)
• All course activities, workshops and classes
• Life time access to the online course (both for in-person and online students)
• Daily breakfast (only for in person training)
• Peaceful Warrior T-Shirt or Top (only for in person training)

Download Terms & Conditions

The Peaceful Warrior Path

We believe in yoga, meditation and pranayama breath work as a life journey of (self)-awareness and personal transformation. Deeply transformative ‘tools’ that bring real change and growth in your life. Through this training, we strive to offer you a deeply life changing experience and to find the support you need to leave the training not only as a newly certified teacher but with a new way of looking at the world – evolve and connect with the best expression of yourself.
And just like the Balinese, we believe in the power of a SMILE! So while we work and study hard we always make time for downtime, play and a good laugh.

* You can pay either via the above instant booking option or bank transfer. Transfer fee surcharge is added on to the bill 5% for PayPal and 3% for Bank Transfer.

** If you are a Peaceful Warrior Alumni, please reach out via thepeacefulwarriors.ytt@gmail.com before booking (to secure alumni discount)

• The online version is 100% online & self paced. Log on and work on it whenever you have time and get unlimited, life long access
• One-on One Feedback and suggestion from Lead Teacher Bernd after you submit your assignments
• Virtual Community for questions and support
• Live weekly Q&A’s with Lead Teacher Bernd, for you to attend even after you complete the course

“Immerse yourself in our Meditation Teacher Training from the comfort of your own home”

How does the online course work?
The course is all completed online. There are modules for you to work through at your own pace, along with a manual and recorded lectures, videos & audio files. You can log into the course whenever you have time to work on it! Upon completion, there are assignments to check for understanding to submit to an instructor. All work will be returned to you with feedback and suggestions.
After it has been approved, you’ll receive your PDF certificate.

How long do I have to complete the course?
The course is self-paced, you can take as long as you need! We recommend trying to finish within 6 months to 1 year so the information stays fresh in your mind.

Venue | Cosmos Oasis

Cosmos Oasis is set amongst the paddy fields, creating a serene environment and an oasis to inspire and connect with your true self. The training and the accommodation will take place at Cosmos Oasis 1, a home away from home.

A beautiful, spacious yoga Shala overlooking the rice-fields, a shared kitchen area, a pool and open lounging areas where you can hang out, study and socialise.

Cosmos Oasis is centrally located, less than 2 km from Echo Beach and 1.5 km from the famous Batu Bolong area in Canggu, and just 45 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Breakfast

Delicious organic breakfast is included in the training and we cater for all dietary requirements from gluten-free, vegan & vegetarian meals.

Accommodation at Cosmos

Cosmos Oasis offers eco-luxury accommodation to suit every traveller's needs, a tranquil rejuvenating, home away from home experience. The rooms have spacious and comfortable double beds and a private bathroom and aircon.

Please also have a look here to get an idea of the space and rooms.

Reach out to us to hear more about accommodation at Cosmos Oasis.

Nice words from previous Bernd students

I’ve been practicing yoga with Bernd for a long time now and he is always one of my top recommendations to anyone who’d like to know not only the physical practice, but the history, philosophy and all the reasons behind the yoga practice. His vast knowledge of traditional scripts gives him a unique ability to skilfully guide his students through practices like breathing and meditation. Not the least important to mention he has very clear and pleasant voice that puts students into relaxed, calm and harmonious state very fast.

Daria Kozhukhar

I have been practicing yoga for 15 years now, mainly for the fantastic physical benefits i get out of it: I wouldn’t define myself a spiritual person.
I have never been into meditation, even though I have always tried, ending up frustrated and annoyed by it: my mind is far from being still, and I always need to understand the logic out if what I am doing.
During the peaceful warriors Yoga Teacher Training I obviously had to attend and learn about meditation: the way Bernd taught me through it, completely change my approach: no frustration, I was actually following a perfectly logic guided path to the stillness of my mind. For the first time I understood and felt what meditation is: how it works.
It opened a complete new dimension, that I can explore and that, most of all, is making me growing on a daily base. I am finally meditating every day, not because “it’s good for stress” but because I enjoy feeling my mind still.
Thanks to Bernd and the Peaceful Warriors I could start enjoying this beautiful practice, clearly it is just the beginning and I have a lot to learn, understand and explore. My wish is to have the chance to keep doing it with Bernd, that until today, has been the only teacher that brought me to where I am.

Arianna Bolzoni

I thought I knew what meditation was before Bernd became my teacher. Turns out I didn’t know so much. Bernd has so much personal experience and wisdom with the practice of meditation. His teachings follow traditional linage which I deeply appreciate and find so much meaning from. As a teacher Bernd Is authentic and supportive, with his vast amount of knowledge I couldn’t think of anyone better to hold a meditation training course. I have learnt so much in the time he has been teaching me, I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in my life and I have no doubt that’s down to his guidance with my practice. Bernd is a true inspiration for me on my yogic path and generally a wonderful human being. Where can I sign up?

Shannon Lacey

Bernd is a wonderful and very professional teacher. He combines profound knowledge from different backgrounds only mentioning a few, his experience is reaching from the Zen Tradition, Buddhism, Yogic Meditation. He is teaching life and online excellent guided meditation techniques. The true value for me is, that Bernd only teaches, what he has experienced himself. And last but not least, Bernd is a wonderful empathetic, warm and humorous teacher. I am looking forward to all my Asana, Pranayama and Meditation classes with him.

Jessica Geutner

Learning meditation with Bernd is a fascinating journey that has lead me into a deep exploration of mind, breath, and body. Bernd’s teaching is a layered, rich and joyful experience, always generous and with instruction that is both concise and fascinating. There is no ‘'one size fits all', and respecting our individual differences Bernd gives his students a range of tools that enable us to further explore each practice to find those that resonate. After class, I feel both deeply satisfied as well as curious, as I know there is another exploration to come in our next session.

Ruth Tofler-Riesel

In the four years that I’ve studied yoga with Bernd in class, retreat, and a yoga teacher training my practice continually expands into deeper and fantastic realms. It is abundantly clear to me the effort and skill he puts into his teaching, thoughtfully knitting together modern techniques with ancient yoga wisdom into relevant and useful language to the modern practitioner. I am certain that he is teaching from a place of personal experience and genuine interest for all his students to discover what yoga can be for them

Margot Monteverde

Meet the Warriors

MEET THE WARRIORS

With The Peaceful Warriors you get to practice and study with a passionate and dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable Yogis and Experts.

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Avi
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Some nice words from some of our teacher training graduates

Leticia Debas
United States & Brazil
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
January 2020

"It has been a journey that I will be forever grateful for!"

It forced me dive into myself & is helping me to begin to establish a relationship between my physical body, my mind and my soul.

Some days I thought were “rock bottom” ... but it only made me realize that was part of the journey, the journey of trusting myself of becoming my own “hero” the person who I’ve always been but have never really trusted! All these “things” I see as signs from the universe telling myself to trust ME to believe in ME and to hear ME ... to L O V E me as I am and accept all the little “flaws” that comes with being a human and all.

But I couldn’t have done it without all these beautiful souls, these magical humans who were always there to listen to just “one more story” of why “I’m crying right now” or to give me some ibuprofen when my muscles ached or to pay for a cab ride back to the hotel when I didn’t have any more cash on me and didn’t sweat it cause “it happens to all of us” or that person who believed in me more than I did when I finally landed that “tri-pod headstand” and says “I told you, you could do it!” Or that person who held my hand while I got stitches for the first time & for that I’m so thankful to you all ♥︎ .

if that weren’t enough the universe blessed me with some great teachers. So knowledgeable while being so understanding when we were faced with feeling frustrated. Teachers Who would stay 15 (or more) minutes after a two hour lecture or practice making sure they answered all our questions ... & to our yoga philosophy teachers who knew some subjects were hard & uncomfortable and gave us time to absorve it all and were understanding if we (me) shed a tear and needed a moment to ourselves. Thank you @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey I couldn’t be more grateful!

Leticia Debas

Claire Falconer
Australian living in Dubai
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

"...most incredible group of students"

To put the last month into words is impossible, to put into feelings is impossible and to put into emotions is even more impossible.

When I signed up for my yoga teaching course I genuinely didn’t expect so learn so much about myself, I didn’t expect to open my heart and open my mind as much and sure as hell didn’t expect to open my tear ducts as much.

I think I’m still trying to process, or even being to process the learnings and new ways of thinking. So from here, the learnings & new practices have only began. From here, I’m nervous for a new future and from here all I can say is fuk yes.

Thank you  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey. Thank you to the most incredible group of students I got to share this with, and thank you to all my incredible teachers legit you’ve changed my life. 😭 Analu, Sean, Jono, Maria, Bente, Magdalena & Rachel Fearnley.

From Instragram @clairefalconer__

Claire Falconer

Ryan Lyons
Unites States
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

"...thank you for sharing this journey with me"

It’s official, completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga. Without sounding cliché, this journey was life changing. When we think of yoga we often only think of the physical practice, poses, turning oneself into a pretzel! It’s the western way of thinking, and we forget about the connection to the mind and soul. We forget that yoga is also about the breath, meditation, energy systems and the power of what this connection can bring to our lives. I am full of gratitude! I have found a deeper purpose from this journey and I look forward to what lies ahead to help others live a more healthy, and meaningful life.

To all my teachers Bente, Maria, Sean, Rachel, Analu, Magdalena thank you for inspiring me, I have a light inside that is shining brighter then ever! And to my fellow classmates, thank you for sharing this journey with me, for being vulnerable, and for being courageous! I do not believe we came together by chance, but more so to each learn and grow from one another.

From Instragram @ryflips

Ryan Lyons

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