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Specializing in…

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • ​Military Members

  • School Teachers

  • College Students

Continuing Education Credit for Healthcare and Education Licenses Available for Most States

Course Description

There are so many different styles of meditation. We are going to study and practice them all. You will have first hand knowledge about where a style comes from, what it is used for, who uses it, and what the latest research has to say about it. You will also learn restorative yoga which is also a type of meditation.

If you were confused about meditation in the past, that will be resolved. At the end of this course you will be an expert on meditation. Join us for a thorough and enjoyable exploration through the styles and practices of meditation.

This course is an independent certification.
It is also a required course of the
Yoga Teacher Training & Lifestyle Medicine Certifications.

                  Schedule: Two Live or Virtual Weekends

    One workshop every other month unless negotiated differently. 

Workshop 1. Part I, Meditation Styles
     a. Friday: literature review of meditation effects on human physiology
     b. Saturday: origin, development history, and practice of MSBR, Transcendental, Zen, and   Buddhist Meditations.
     c. Sunday: origin,
 development history, and practice of Vipasana Meditation

Workshop 2. Part II, Meditation Styles
     a. Friday: literature review of meditation effects on human physiology
     b. Saturday: origin,
 development history, and practice of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga
     c. Sunday: origin, development history, and practice of object focus, modern meditations

Course Objectives

After this course you will be able to…

  1. Verbally compare and contrast six different types of meditation.

  2. Analyze which style of meditation is best for three different situations.

  3. Meditate for over an hour using a preferred style of meditation.

  4. Recognize six different style of meditation by name, how to do them, and where they are from.

  5. Understand the effects of meditation on physiology.


Lutz, A., Dunne, J. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2007). Meditation and the neuroscience of consciousness. Cambridge handbook of consciousness.

Journal Articles.

Workshops Dates and Locations

Coming soon


  • Two live or virtual weekends: (15 hrs. ea. x 2) + 5 hrs. reading and practice hrs.= 35 hrs. Total

  • Weekends are Friday 2 hrs., 6pm-8pm + Saturday 8 hrs., 7am-11am, 1pm-5pm + Sunday 5 hrs., 7am-12pm = 15 hrs./weekend


Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider, PT, DPT, Founder
& Guest Specialists 


Complete two weekends of workshops for Certification in Food as Medicine (includes tuition and text books).


  • Payment plans available for 4 months

  • Discount rates for groups. Groups rates are negotiated with the group leader.

  • Large healthcare, college, military, or school groups may choose start date, location, and length of program.

  • If participating in our Yoga Teacher Training, the cost of this course is included in your tuition.

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