Become an expert meditation teacher

You were born to teach


Schedule of Upcoming Courses:

February 1 2022: Vedic Meditation Mastery 2022 (Registration closes February 15th)

February 1st 2022: 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training February 2022 (Registration closes February 15th)

June 1st 2022: 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training June 2022 (Registration closes June 15th)

June 15th 2022: 1800 hr Vedic Meditation Teacher Training (Deposit) (Registration closes March 1st 2022)

September 1st 2022: 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training September 2022 (Registration closes September 15)

September 15th 2022: Vedic Meditation Mastery (Registration closes October 1st)



What will be covered on the 200 hour meditation teacher training course?


This meditation teacher training covers everything you need to know to teach meditation. You will become an expert in teaching four categories of meditation. Present Moment Awareness, Calm Focus, Transcendence/Self-Discovery, and Energized Body and Mind meditations. This course is practical, and hands-on. ‘

We cover the philosophy, science, and business of being a teacher. You will practice teaching many methods of meditation throughout the training. You will build confidence in your abilities as a teacher. You will develop a library of techniques that you can use to start your own teaching practice right away.


When we train meditation teachers they become leaders.

If you’re a yoga teacher looking to enhance your offerings then this course will help you. If you’re looking to start a meditation practice, then this is for you. If you are looking to deepen your own knowledge and experience, this program will get you there.

Graduates of our teacher training programs have:

  • Built successful careers teaching meditation workshops and classes all over the world.
  • Taught regular, recurring clients from global corporations, yoga studios, and schools and universities, and wellness tech platforms.
  • Changed not only their own lives but the lives of thousands of people.
  • Led retreats, seminars, and talks to tens of thousands of people.
  • Facilitated spiritual growth and mental healing for people all over the world.



Graduate testimonial

Learning to Teach 4 Categories of Meditation

The four experiences are Present Moment Awareness, Calm Focus, Energized Body & Mind, and Transcendence/Self Discovery.

Clear, Complete Training

This training has been designed to be as close to in person training as possible, while still providing the flexibility to allow you to live and work at home.

Rapid Transformation

Throughout this training you will be meditating a lot and you will be clearing out deep rooted stresses to better be able to teach the techniques.

Community and World Wide Teaching Opportunities

With this training we are creating a global community of teachers and students seeking to better themselves and the world through meditation.

Hi, I’m Charlie Knoles and I’ll be training you to be a meditation teacher.

I’ve been practicing meditation since I was a 4 years old. In fact, my mother was on a 6-month meditation retreat while she was pregnant with me. In a sense, I was meditating before I was even born. In my life I’ve done many things. I’ve been a musical recording artist. I’ve worked corporate jobs in advertising and sales training. I’ve used my training in biology and agriculture to help people in developing countries. Along the way I met my wife Liddy who is my partner, co-creator, and mother to our 4 children.

In 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, I left the security of a well-paying job to take training as a meditation teacher. My wife was pregnant with our second daughter and we had no backup plan. At the time I had no idea how I was going to support my growing family but I knew that I had to follow my life’s calling. The knowledge passed on to me during my teacher training was profound but when I graduated I had no money. My wife was a month away from giving birth, and I had to hit the ground running. Many of the people I met didn’t believe that “meditation teacher” was even a real occupation. Despite facing many challenges together, we thrived. I’ve now taught thousands of people worldwide, including many well-known names, and some of my personal heroes.

This is the training I wish was available to me when I got started. It is the culmination of everything I’ve learned as a teacher, a guide, a coach, and as father. This shows you how to support yourself and those you care for through meaningful work. As a meditation teacher, you are supporting yourself by helping others to grow.

I’m going to teach you how to find students. I’ll train you to teach them to meditate in a way that fits their mind-type. You’ll learn how to deal with all their concerns and questions. You’ll learn how to overcome your own fears and grow in confidence and charisma. You’ll know how to make it all fit together. You’ll be making a great living without compromising any of your values.

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Who should take this training?

You’re A Knowledge Seeker

  • You want to become a master meditator but have no aspirations to teach regularly.
  • You want to know much more about the four central types of meditation and push your daily meditation practice to deeper level.
  • You are looking to understand the depths of what meditation is and isn’t and, of course, learn how to meditate yourself.

You’re A Wellness Professional

  • You work in the wellness field—maybe you’re a yoga teacher or a mental health professional.
  • You know how powerful meditation can be, and you want to learn to teach it so you can create more professional opportunities.
  • You want your clients to sleep more soundly, live with less stress or anxiety, and enjoy a deep quality of living that only meditating can provide.

Teaching Is Your Calling

  • You’ve experienced the profound effects meditation has in your own life and are eager to share the practice with as many people as possible.
  • You want to help friends, family members, colleagues, and even strangers live on a deeper, more meaningful level.
  • You want them to thrive, living the happiest, most connected, and most fulfilled version of their life—and you’re ready to play an instrumental role in making that happen.


Our expert teachers

When you take a class at the Meditation Teachers Collective you are learning from experienced and trained teachers. We are certified experts across multiple traditions and techniques. Our expertise is in finding the right meditation technique that fits YOU and teaching you in an approach that makes sense, is fun, and easy.

Our philosophy

Everyone is capable of meditating.

The best technique is the one you practice everyday.

Meditation does not require special talents, beliefs, or affiliations.

It is impossible to fail at meditation.

The Meditation Teacher Collective

Founded by Liddy Arens and Charlie Knoles, The Meditation Teacher Collective is a multidisciplinary meditation school. We specialize in finding meditation techniques that fit you.


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