The last few years have been full of chaos, strife, and global change—and if you’ve wondered how you’d have gotten through it without meditation, you’re not alone.
Imagine how many people can benefit from a simple, quiet practice.
Meditation is essential for stress relief and centering. It’s also helped many of us navigate unparalleled circumstances.
Did you know that you can deepen your personal practice by sharing meditation? One of the best ways to learn is to teach. There are so many people who can benefit from a simple, grounded practice—from our children to our coworkers to our community.
An estimated 200-500 million people meditate worldwide—and this number is expected to grow exponentially. More and more people are becoming interested in learning meditation.
Consider being part of this leading movement toward higher consciousness. By following a few key guidelines, you’ll help facilitate an impactful, restorative practice new meditators will love.
3 Tips to Teach Meditation to Beginners
1. Start with your personal practice.
Teach what you know. This is solid career advice for just about every industry—and it’s never been more true than in guiding meditation.
Meditation is about authentic connection. By sharing your personal practice, you share your heart.
Don’t worry about getting it perfect. New students learn well by example, so when you share your own practice, it will feel more intuitive and natural.
2. Remember what it was like when you first started learning meditation.
What was it like for you when you first began meditation? What were the insecurities or challenges that you struggled with?
What worked for you? What didn’t work for you?
Write down your answers to these questions to help you remember. Then, as you approach people who are just starting out in their practice, you can connect with them better. Put yourself into their shoes. Strive for a compassionate awareness of them as they go through this journey.
3. Lead with a meditation that is universal and accessible.
Start with a meditation that will be easy for anyone to absorb—no matter their faith, beliefs, background, experience, or tradition. Choose something universal that doesn’t require anything specific to believe. Some wonder if they have to adopt a faith or believe something to practice meditation. So when you start with the basics and choose a secular approach, you will be more open to larger groups of people.
A great practice to begin with is a body scan where you move your awareness through different parts of the body. By starting at the bottom of the feet and moving your awareness slowly—body part by body part—up to the top of your head, you’ll feel more embodied and connected.
Becoming a meditation teacher or coach is vastly rewarding. It can become your full-time career or a tool you leverage in your existing work. Many people train to be certified meditation instructors simply to deepen their own practice.