Establish a regular practice.
Watch your life unfold in a better way.

with our highly affordable, exceptionally convenient, 1- 2- or 3-part course.

Or start slow with a meditation class or one-on-one session here!


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The Dharana Method Master Meditation & Certification Course is right for you if you want to...

  • Establish or deepen your personal meditation practice

  • Learn additional modalities for emotional and physical health and healing

  • Awaken your intuition, creativity, purpose, emotional regulation, GOOD habits, and more.

and / or

If you choose to finish all three courses, you have the option to

  • Begin a career teaching meditation; showing others the tools to heal themselves (or add meditation offerings to your current occupation)

  • Take advantage of the rising popularity and THOUSANDS of jobs in the $1 Billion Meditation industry


  • Be a part of a new tight-knit family of fellow meditators in the Dharana community who support and collaborate with you along your journey, and long afterward!

This program & certification is NOT right for you if...

  • You are an extremely disciplined and already certified meditator, or an ordained disciple, Dharma leader, or Meditation Teacher Trainer.

  • You do not believe you can improve your life.

  • You are not open to modalities of healing outside of Western medicine (although Western science actually approves of our meditation!)

  • You are unwilling to dedicate a portion of your day to a meditation practice .


“I'm currently in the summer certification class & it is worth every penny. You'll learn so much, your mind will be opened & you'll make new friends. Plus, Amanda Jones is a awesome!”


“Grateful for this class and the most darling souls in it. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing every week, I feel as though it will enable each of us to blossom into beautiful lively beings! I feel colorful energy from each person in this class. The TLC is incomparable to anything else I've been a part of. Also, thank you to our AMAZING instructor/teacher! You are an inspiration to me and I truly know you are meant to help people with all your wisdom and insight. I can't imagine life without you helping me to better mine, nor do I want to. You will never know how much you've genuinely helped me. You mean the world to me Amanda!”

- Melanie

The Program 

Go at your own pace by taking it one step at a time to cultivate compassion, focus, peace and wisdom. Finish all three and you qualify to be a Certified Meditation Teacher, if that's your path!

Step 1 - Establish your Meditation Practice

✔️ History of Meditation, including The Vedas & Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

✔️ The principles behind Meditation and Mindfulness

✔️ What is Mindfulness, and how can it change your life?

✔️ The scientific benefits of meditation and mindfulness

✔️ Breathing and Posture of meditation

✔️ The Dharana Method™ of meditation, and why focus-based meditation works

✔️ Mantra meditation

✔️ Sound meditation, including how to use bells and bowls

✔️ Visual meditation

✔️ Moving meditation

Step 2 - Deeper Meditation + Life Transformation

**Must take course 1 before beginning this module

✔️ How to discover and re-frame limiting beliefs

✔️ Establishing our life's purpose and values

✔️ How and why we set powerful intentions and attract abundance

✔️ Chakras and the subtle body

✔️ Chakra meditation

✔️ Introduction to the "perfect health" science of Ayurveda (students will be trained to suggest meditations based on dominant doshas, as well as refer clients to Ayurvedic resources for healing)

Step 3 - Become certified in The Dharana Method©
our Certified Meditation Teacher Training Program,100-Hour

**Must take courses 1 and 2 before beginning this module

✔️ Addressing and healing trauma

✔️ What to do about suffering

✔️ Teaching in the community

✔️ Best practices of teaching classes, and meeting with clients

✔️ The business and ethics of teaching meditation

Value Bundle

$200 off the total price you'd pay à la carte!

All Three Courses


✔15-day Mindfulness Challenge Printable

✔Chakras Printable

✔Ayurveda Printable

✔Life Purpose Worksheet

✔Email & Facebook Group Support

Only 10 Bundles Available!


FAQ's about The Dharana Method® certification

How much does it cost? - Individually, course #1 is $199, #2 is $275 and #3 is $275. It's $550 for all three courses when you purchase all at once (while supplies last). These prices cover our web fees, contribute to our favorite causes, and engage in ongoing training, support and events for our students and teachers. I highly recommend Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction certification ($9,000) or Deepak Chopra's Primordial Sound Meditation certification ($5800 <-- I took this one!) because they are both wonderful techniques, that we'll briefly learn about in the course. But I keep my cost low because I intend to train as many people as possible to start awakening collective consciousness, NOW.
**I don't want finances to stop you from receiving this training. Email me and let's talk about financing options.

What happens when I finish all three courses? - You qualify to receive your Dharana Method certificate, registering you as a Certified Meditation Teacher - 100-hour (CMT-100hr), which will satisfy credentialing requirements at corporate, academic and private institutions, as well as for your own meditation instruction practice and/or business. You will have been certified through The Dharana Method, which is an Approved Training Provider of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.

***You also receive lifelong support from, which includes job and industry postings, teacher directory and resources for your classes!

Why choose this certification, over others?  - Despite the wonderful classes and trainings available on the internet and in our community, I've noticed they all lacked a little bit of one thing or another. For exampl, some were very educational, but didn't apply the concepts to modern life. Some didn't teach the business and liabilities of meditation, while others didn't teach all the additional therapies that complement meditation. So, I created this course which includes all of the above AND has a low cost. You can scroll down to read what my students have said about this method.

What's the breakdown of the 100 hours of training? - Scroll down to see the complete breakdown of your 100 hours of certification when you take all three courses.

What's so special about the Dharana Method? - It's simple to learn, includes the best philosophies from the most well-known traditions, and starts enriching your life right away. You can find out more about the focus-based meditation method here, and by experiencing it in a private session or in this certification course.

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100 hours of Certification breakdown + Requirements

12 contact hours with lead trainer - Attend twelve 60-minute classes (we meet “in-person” live on Zoom Meeting app. Recording will be send afterward if you miss it)

84 non-contact hours* - 1 hour a day of home study (meditation, mindfulness, yoga, reading). As part of your home study, submit 3 TRY assignments from Wherever You Go, There You Are. At the end of many chapters in his book, there is a “Try” challenge for you to try. Journal three of these experiences and email to the teacher.

1 contact hour - Attend one outside-of-class meditation-related experience and submit a journal entry.

2 practicum hours - Volunteer to lead two meditation classes. One will be to your peers, and the other will be to an organization of your choice. The organization should be one at which you want to create a meditation program, or eventually teach long-term. Submit a journal entry on each experience.

1 contact hour - Join live Q&A webinar. Date will be announced when enrollment closes.

1 non-contact hour retreat research* - Find and research an outside-of-class meditation retreat. Retreat plan is due as a journal entry, that will be submitted to the teacher. You may or may not go on the retreat; that part is optional but encouraged.

1 contact hour (optional) - Schedule an in-person session with Teacher to receive your mantra. You will receive a $20 discount. Book via

Total - 100 Contact Hours (101 if you book a mantra session), 2 practicum hours, varying amounts of non-contact hours

*Non-contact hours from retreat or outside reading, webinars, workshops, etc. can be used for makeup hours if arranged in writing with lead trainer.

You will receive instructions about how to log these contact & non-contact hours as part of your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.

Find out more about contact vs non-contact hours below.


Course Standards Definitions

• Certified Meditation Teacher, 100-Hour (CMT 100-HR) - A person who has completed The Dharana Method's 100 contact hours and 2 practicum hours which include, but are not limited to, teaching methodology, philosophy, history, ethics and business, regarding meditation.*
*See "Course Content" above.

  • Hours - One hour equals 60 minutes. Time allocated for meals, or for breaks longer than 10 minutes, does not count as program hours. 

  • Contact Hour - Contact Hours’ instructional content must be intended for teacher trainees rather than the general public, specifically:

    • The content of these hours advances the education of trainees as demonstrated explicitly through the course syllabus and its learning objectives.

    • These hours fall into the normal content flow of the overall training entailing discussion, reports submitted by trainees on their experiences, related homework, projects, or the like. 

    • Approved faculty member is present

    • Non-contact hours are pre-approved workshops, webinars, retreats and books that are not written into course content, but are applicable to teaching meditation. Non-contact hours may be used to makeup contact hours if arranged in writing with lead trainer.

See our complete policies here.