Complement your yogic training… by adding meditation!

Get trained in the comprehensive path of a spiritual practitioner THIS FALL 2019. This training is led by Three Jewels President and Senior Teacher, Hector Marcel, and three year retreatant Coco Korniczky. Receive deep instruction on fundamental aspects of meditation, how to cultivate bodhichitta (ultimate compassion, unconditional love) and a thorough understanding of the core Buddhist text “Lam Rim”, or Steps on the Path to Enlightenment in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Practitioners will acquire new tools, sharpen them with precise skill, and re-enter the world as an embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal of love, wisdom and service. The premise of this training is that to teach, to share knowledge, is the very foundation of creating a practice for oneself and that going inward and going outward to serve inform one another inextricably. Trainees will not only deepen their own practice, or create one from scratch, but learn to teach others at any level.




Training includes

  • A foundation in meditation and its practical uses

  • Deepening your daily personal practice

  • Knowing how yoga and meditation intersect, and how both are useful

  • A complete overview of how to achieve Enlightenment through meditation

  • Learning correct postures and the preparation practice for meditation

  • Intensive study of all 9 stages of the evolution of one’s meditation practice

  • Cultivation of compassion and its importance in meditation

  • In depth study of Shamatha and Vipashyana (Quietude and Insight)

  • Instruction on core texts of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy

  • Understand neurophysiological applications of meditation

  • The importance of ethics and conduct as the teacher role

  • Learning signature Three Jewels meditations

  • Developing and delivering instructions for different audiences (privates, studios, corporations, schools, shelters, and more)

  • In-class teaching with mentor feedback

  • Utilizing service and outreach as opportunities for spiritual growth

  • Observation and notation of Three Jewels classes

  • Read core Buddhist texts

  • Final examination and presentation

  • Unlimited access to all classes for the duration of the training



Teachers will be credentialed to teach on your own and a possible opportunity in special projects through Three Jewels community initiatives. Beyond Three Jewels classes, our meditation teachers currently teach at corporate workplaces, shelters, schools and more. We do not guarantee employment upon graduating, but you will be more than ready to begin teaching and building your personal brand regardless.



Practice requirements, community involvement and home study will link the weekends together, giving students the opportunity to apply lessons to real life throughout the training. Students will be required to complete written homework and required reading of ancient and modern texts through the training. It is expected that students will maintain a regular meditation practice and a daily meditation journal.

  • Take at least 3 classes at Three Jewels prior to applying

  • Interview with Hector Marcel after applying

  • Have a daily personal meditation practice

  • Complete full attendance in the training (there are no make up classes, but everything will be recorded)

  • Complete all readings, homeworks, final exam and presentation




SEPT 27 to DEC 8, 2019

(every weekend except Thanksgiving weekend: Nov 30 - Dec 1)

Weekend Schedule

Fridays | 6 - 9PM

Saturdays & Sundays | 9AM - 5:30PM



Hector Marcel has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for 20 years. He is a passionate organizational change management consultant helping executives drive transformational change in their organizations through an emphasis on culture, people and service. He is a master teacher of meditation and eastern philosophy, linking ancient Asian ideas to modern western systems for individuals and teams. Hector serves on the board of the Asian Classics Institute, he is the director of the 108 Lives Project and is the president of Three Jewels (the Enlightenment Studio), a New York based studio dedicated to help people reach their highest potential through meditation, yoga, public talks and community outreach. He believes that meditation opens the door to every personal achievement. Hector is treasured by his students for his immense kindness, humor, and generous wisdom.


Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies.



NORMAL PRICING: $3500, paid in full by 9/27/19

FOR Y7 STAFF AND TEACHERS: $750 off = $2,750

 Tuition is non-refundable.

Payment plans available for those who qualify.