In The
Modern Age

Online Certification

Directed by Tamika Schilbe Cole & Carolyn Burke

Turn your passion for meditation into a gift you share with others.

Are you passionate about meditation but find you’ve lost focus and inspiration in recent years?

Are you searching for the right techniques to help create or maintain your meditation practice?

Are you a coach, counsellor, teacher, speaker, yoga instructor, or leader who wishes to incorporate meditation techniques into your work, or teach classes and workshops?

Are you interested in deepening your existing practice?

We’ve been teaching and studying meditation since the 1990’s and we’re here to help you achieve these goals and more.

No yoga experience is required to take this training.

Carolyn Burke

Carolyn Burke, MSW, RSW, E-RYT 1000, RCYT, is an experienced yoga teacher trainer, therapist, and past life regression specialist. As DevaTree’s co-founder, Carolyn artfully guides students in the Yoga for Anxiety, Meditation in the Modern Age, and HeartRise® Children’s Yoga programs. Carolyn studied at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she was a Director in their 500-hr program for 5 years. Carolyn was a long-time Faculty at the Toronto Yoga Show & Conference. She has designed and led numerous wellness and therapeutic groups for people of all ages, including a mindfulness and meditation program for adults in recovery from addiction. Carolyn is the creator of Mystic Moms, an online program that helps moms tap into their natural energetic powers. Known for her spontaneity, warmth, and deep wells of compassion, she creatively weaves mind-body practices into everything she does.

The methods we share in this course have helped us, our students and our clients create more peace, clarity, and calm. These methods are a lifesaver in unpredictable times

Tamika Schilbe Cole

Tamika Schilbe Cole, MSW, RSW, E-RYT-1000, is a therapist in private practice, author, meditation teacher trainer, and Emotion Code Practitioner. She’s the author of the #1 bestselling book Truthaches: Everything You Need to Know About Speaking—and Living—Your Truth. As co-founder of DevaTree, Tamika has created and facilitated numerous trainings and retreats, certifying hundreds of yoga and wellness leaders. Originally trained at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2001, Tamika directed their first Canadian 200-hr YTT and their first advanced-level teacher training. She is a former university faculty, college instructor, and Toronto Yoga Conference faculty. For over three decades students have experienced the warmth, humour, and transformational power of Tamika’s teachings. Her mission is to empower people to trust their voice, speak their truth, and create more clarity, power, and freedom in their lives.

Little did I know, this experience would completely open my eyes to a practice that would forever change the way I navigate the ebbs and flows of my personal path. With the gentle, playful guidance of Tamika and Carolyn I had the opportunity to sink in and explore meditation techniques that had both piqued my curiosity and those that I wasn’t aware even existed. The course material and delivery was offered in such a thoughtful way, giving me time to absorb and put everything into practice. I am so grateful for the teachings of Tamika and Carolyn—their guidance, encouragement, and support as I continue to expand my own practice—and learn to offer the same gentle guidance and encouraging environment to my students. Whether you are new, experienced or have even a flicker of curiosity about meditation, I encourage you to consider this beautiful offering.”
Bailey Fagen

Advanced Level Yoga and Meditation Instructor

This Transformative Online Course Includes…

“Taking Meditation in the Modern Age has been one of the best decisions of my life.
The material and exercises taught by our loving mentors Tamika and Carolyn gave me the tools to access and reconnect with my inner wisdom and truth so that I can be the highest version of myself. That, in itself, is priceless. I also gained a deeper, more profound understanding of my own soul and the ability to share this wisdom with others to raise the vibration of our planet! 
I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for this course but I felt a huge pull to study with my daughter Madison and we jumped in with our two feet! I highly recommend this certification. It went above and beyond anything I expected.”
Melanie Demelo

Life Coach, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Learn the theory, practice, safety, and science of multi-style meditation. This training includes approaches from a variety of lineages and traditions so you can easily adapt your classes for beginners or more advanced students.

Styles include open and closed-eyed meditation, vipassana, metta, mantra, japa mala, walking meditation, nature techniques, sacred geometry, mindfulness, mudras, and much more. Learn meditation-focused warm-up sequences to open the body in preparation for sitting. Program includes optional gentle yoga classes.

Explore the expansive and life-affirming practice of meditation in a way that honours your need for individuality, reflection, and inner connection.

We do not teach meditation the same way we did 10 years ago.

In recent years people have experienced increasing stress, anxiety, and fear, which increases toxic adrenaline. Now more than ever, meditation teachers need to be aware, flexible, and sensitive to the

challenges their students face.

This course will help you evolve your teaching style for a changing world.

What Are The Key Components Of The Course?

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“I feel like I’ve learned a year’s worth of material in this course! My most significant takeaway right now is that meditation is SO many things, forms, and practices. I realize how narrow my view was before this course, and how wide my lens has become.”
Lisa Moore

Advanced Level Yoga & Meditation Instructor

What Will I Learn In This Course?

  • The theory and practice of multi-style meditation.
  • Benefits and cautions of meditation.
  • The difference between going wide and going deep.
  • Mental patterns, mental dispositions, and personality traits as they apply to meditation.
  • How to manage boredom and resistance.
  • How meditation alters our brain, personality, and capacity for empathy.
  • Accessing the meditation current; entering the slipstream.
  • Alchemy and the power of the pineal gland.
  • Increasing positive emotions and life satisfaction.
  • Decreasing feelings of loneliness and disconnection.
  • From self-judgement to self-compassion.
  • Body-focused relaxation techniques.
  • Metta, Tonglen, Mindfulness, and Zazen.
  • Open monitoring, awareness-based, and surrender meditation.
  • Japa, tratak, and sacred geometry meditations.
  • Over 25 additional meditation tools and practices.
  • The shake, rattle, and roll effect and how to manage these experiences.
  • Breath-focused meditations and other ways to access the power of the subtle energy body.
  • Techniques to assess your student’s readiness for meditation.
  • Common mistakes when guiding students in meditation and how to avoid them.
  • Myths of meditation and how to overcome blocks to meditating.
  • Trauma-sensitive practices to support your students.
  • Use of silence to calm the central nervous system.
  • Addiction to adrenaline in modern society; meditation as an antidote.
  • How to develop a lasting home practice.
  • Harmonizing posture, breath, and state of mind.
  • Accessing higher states of consciousness.
  • Cultivating gratitude and openness.
  • The intersection between science and mysticism.
  • Transforming suffering and cultivating oneness.
  • Igniting your natural instinct to heal.
  • Earth-based mini-flows and therapeutic sequences including support for the spine, hips, neck, ankles, and feet.
  • Use of props to support healthy seated posture.
  • 7 meditation-focused yoga flows

What People Are Saying About Meditation in the Modern Age

DevaTree’s meditation course was absolutely beautiful. I loved being exposed to so many styles and methods from various traditions, and discovering new ways of diving deep into a meditative state. Before taking this gorgeous training, I had my own simple meditation practice that helped me clear my mind and release stress. After integrating all the new learnings and adopting new ideas and approaches, my personal practice has deepened considerably. Meditation has become even more vital to my wellbeing and self care. I have loved sharing different types of meditation with co-workers, yoga retreat participants, and loved ones, and it will always be an integral part of my mental health. I am forever grateful.

Bija Repta

Spa Educator, Yoga Instructor & Ayurvedic Consultant

This course is so, so rich! I’m in awe of this program and the support that it gave me at a transitional time in my life when I really needed it.

Kristi Bhava Corlett

RYT-1000, Shamanic Practitioner

I’m a long-time meditator, but in recent years I’ve had a harder time meditating because of anxiety. After learning new techniques I didn’t know about, I’ve really surprised myself because I’m doing so much better at meditating. It’s like a gift I’ve given to myself and also to the people I teach. We all have to manage struggles on a daily basis and quieting our minds and remembering to send love out to others is so important. I’m so glad I got to take this course!

Rosalind McKensie

Advanced Level Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Since starting this training, I’ve become more open to what’s happening when I meditate and also what’s happening in myself as I walk in the world. I’ve been able to enter into a quiet that I didn’t know existed before, and also enter into that space with others. Thanks to this course, I’ve been meditating daily for the past two years, both on my own and with my group. I continue to have profound spiritual experiences that are hard to put into words, but help me show up with more presence for myself, my family, and my community.

Wendy Varana Brown

Advanced Level Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Course Format

Meditation in the Modern Age includes over 50 hours of study and practice. It offers multiple meditation techniques, practices, and self-study to help integrate and enhance learning.

This online course involves self-paced learning (videos, discussion boards, quizzes, audio recordings, and downloadable handouts) delivered on DevaTree’s Teachable platform. Self-paced learning is intended to create more space for you to digest the material, stay accountable to your learning goals, and decrease feelings of overwhelm.

You’ll also have access to recorded teacher training classes where you’ll hear students share their experiences of the techniques. These critical conversations will help you take your meditation practices to the next level.

Give yourself – and your students – the sanctuary of silence.


We want you to be fully satisfied with your training experience, therefore refunds can be issued within 3 days of purchase. After that, the course is yours and you’ll have lifetime access to come back and learn as often as you like. Due to the digital nature of the content, once that deadline has passed, no refunds are available. 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Pricing: $855.00 CAD

Meditation in the Modern Age is eligible for 30 CEU (Continuing Education credits) with Yoga Alliance and can be used towards your 1000-hr Advanced Level Certification with DevaTree.

* Tamika and Carolyn are both psychotherapists (RSW, MSW) and mental health professionals, however, they are not medical professionals. This course is not intended to cure or treat anxiety, depression, or other symptoms. It is recommended that you seek support from your medical and/or healthcare professionals to deal with your specific issues and symptoms related to mental health. The material in the training is intended to support your healing path.