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Become a teacher.

4 Phases Meditation

Our 4 phases meditation online course teaches you meditation in the comfort of your own home.  In this course you will learn how to practice meditation from all the major styles of meditation around the world and choose the one that is right for you.  After teaching and studying meditation for decades I found that some styles click for some people and not for others.  The reason is we all have natural tendencies towards different styles of meditation and may feel a resistance to other types of meditation.  Different kinds of meditation are good for different people at different times in life.  This course offers you the opportunity to learn all the styles of meditation and when they are best to be used.

200 hour online meditation teacher training

Our 200 hour online teacher training program  certifies you to teach the four main experiences of meditation: Mindfulness/present moment awareness; calm focused intention; transcendence; and energized body/mind. This course is a standalone teacher training that will certify you to teach meditation straight away.  For those who would like to continue their training afterwards and become additionally certified as Vedic Meditation teachers this course will count towards your training. .

Vedic Meditation

Learn Vedic Meditation in person with Charlie Knoles in a retreat setting.  Spend a week in Bali enjoying the deep immersive experience of learning to meditate on the Spiritual Island of Bali.  You will enjoy deep relaxation, beautiful meals, and the opportunity to explore the island while you learn to meditate.  Course Dates: Dec 31 2017-Jan 6 2018;  January 28th-February 3rd 2018; or April 22-28th 2018.  Space is limited.

1800 Hour Vedic meditation teacher training and Meditation mastery

The 2017 training program for Meditation Mastery and Vedic Meditation teacher training retreat is currently at capacity but we are accepting names for the waitlist. We expect there to be some attrition in the first weeks of the course. Please email with the subject heading "VMTT waitlist" to be added to the list. 

Current teachers at The Veda Center

Charlie Knoles


Charlie Knoles is a Vedic Meditation teacher, the director of The Veda Center, and cofounder of The Path.

After learning to meditate at age 4, Charlie devoted his life to teaching meditation. His work as a meditation teacher has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Well and Good, and MindBodyGreen. He is the lead teacher for MindBodyGreen's online meditation program and has been a featured speaker and workshop leader on meditation at Cannes Lions, MBG Revitalize, Wanderlust festivals, Art Basel, and the Las Vegas Downtown Project.

Charlie has taught over 7,000 people to meditate from all walks of life including convicts, CEOs, celebrities, monks, and stay-at-home-dads. He has yet to find a person who is incapable of meditating.



Charlie Knoles

Liddy Arens

Liddy is our lead instructor for Ayurveda and Yoga Abhyanga. She focusses her teaching towards women. She teaches techniques to enhance fertility and bring comfort and strength to pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. The techniques she teaches help women find empowerment and release traumas. She leads yoga abhyanga workshops as a guided meditation to transform the body with love. She provides private consultation and coaching through pregnancy and birthing. 

Liddy's diverse interests have led her to study Vedic Science and Philosophy at Maharishi University of Management, and Ayurveda in India. Liddy is also a certified Permaculture teacher, Padi Scuba dive-master, natural childbirth educator, certified aqua-natal instructor, free-birthing enthusiast and mother of four. She has been pregnant many times working through perceived infertility and miscarriages. She has delivered naturally without drugs four times, and delivered twice "unassisted" with only her husband in attendance using these powerful techniques to shorten and ease labor.

LIddy Arens