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This certified training teaches how to guide Secular Meditation. This is a simple, science-based, and device-free approach focused on Mindfulness of breath. This training is for people who already meditate, and want to learn how to guide others.

Meditation is a great tool to help people towards a clear, grounded, and calm mindset!

"A great introduction to guiding meditation. I feel much more confident now to take it forward and bring meditation into live practice as well as recording my own to create a mindfulness library. Thank you Rio! "


Who is it for?

This is suitable for anyone who already meditates. It is especially beneficial for Coaches, Therapists, Psychologists, and Well-being professionals. Meditation can help our clients feel more clear or grounded during a session.


Being in the present moment is a superpower. Mediation helps people become more aware of their emotions. It allows people to choose how to act instead of reacting.

What will be taught?

The classes will include basic theory, guided meditations, student micro-practices, class feedback, and Q&As. The program will also include resources to read or watch in between modules. Each module consists of a 2-hour session that is part theory and part practice.


  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Guiding Mindfulness and Meditation

    • We’ll review some of the science-based benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. We will learn how to explain the breath awareness meditation process step by step and the basic guidelines for teaching others.


  • Module 2: Body awareness Meditation

    • We'll work with a relaxing meditation known as the Body Scan. We will learn its neurological benefits and how to guide it.


  • Module 3: Deep breathing Meditation

    • After learning to relax the body, we will go a level deeper and work with the breath. Breath counting is a great way to calm the mind and help people out of anxiety. Using breathing ratios we can influence the nervous system and the chemical balance in the body.


  • Module 4: Breath Awareness Meditation

    • After working with breathing ratios we can go a level deeper and start exploring the idea of awareness. We will learn to bring awareness to subtle aspects of the breathing process as a tool to focus the mind.

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Participation Requirements

This course is for anyone who resonates with this: "The best way to learn is to teach". It would help if you were a practicing meditator to join this program. It doesn't matter if you still consider yourself a beginner. But, it does matter that you think of yourself as a regular meditator. It is ideal that you are able to practice without using an app or a recording.


How many students?

Up to 8 people per group only. I will open other dates if there are enough people for a new group. 


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4.5/5 Student Rating

What past students say about this training

"Rio is a fantastic teacher and has taught me a great deal in this short course. My goal for doing this course was to become confident enough to lead meditations or record meditations for my clients. I certainly feel that has been achieved!"


"I know a lot more about the background of meditation, the different types of meditation, how we enter the space and lead the meditations, and more!


"The course content is perfect for beginners or people that have some knowledge but like me were lacking in confidence. I would highly recommend this course as Rio really knows his stuff and I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

The mission of this training

My intention with this training is to spread the reach of mindfulness meditation.


"I knew of Buddhist Meditation since 1999. But I discovered Secular Meditation only in 2017 while working at Google. The idea of "Inclusivity" is central. This means that anyone regardless of their cultural background could take part.


Working as a Coach, I understood what a powerful meditation can be before my sessions. I saw that only about 20% of the coaches in my professional network knew how to guide it. I'd like to change that and empower others to guide it.

About the teacher

Rio is a Transformational Coach, 3 times certified Yoga Teacher, and Healing Breathwork facilitator. He combines modern and traditional practices, merging science-based and intuitive approaches. Click here for more information about Rio's background. 

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"I cherish how much Rio cares about those he works with, how precise he is with language, and how he manages to take his clients on a journey towards insight and ultimately growth. And he always does so with a smile! Thank you, Rio!"

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