Progressive Stages of Meditation

with Maarten Vermaase

9 Month Course, March – December 2021

at Sheffield Yoga School, S6 3TA



The aim of this course is to present a structured guide to the path of meditation and how this applies to the practice of Yoga. It is an experiential course; theoretical and philosophical principles, including those from classical texts, will be discussed to underpin the mostly practical work.

There will be prolonged meditation sessions, with some Asana, Pranayama and chanting. Home practice is essential, and participants are expected to maintain a reflective ‘Practice Diary’ during the course.

A certificate will be issued on completion of this training module.


Who this course is for?

Experienced Yoga students who wish to commit to regular Meditation practice.

For any Yoga teachers taking part, it is hoped that by gaining a deeper insight into the process of sensitivity and openness in meditation and post-meditation (lifestyle), participants will in time and after appropriate practice be able to impart some of these insights to their own students.


The Tutor : Maarten Vermaase

Maarten Vermaase is a widely respected teacher of Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation. In 2019 taught his Progressive Stages of Pranayama course in Sheffield and it was excellent. His teaching is clear and detailed, he makes sure students understand the techniques and are able to practice them. He has the knowledge to answer questions from training like this and to give guidance relevant to individual practitioners.

Maarten is a retired DCT for the British Wheel of Yoga specialising in Pranayama and meditation, and has been teaching since 1979.

The material presented in this module is based on the Mahamudra tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism which Maarten has studied and practised since 1973.


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from Yoga Days Info, posted September 2019


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