Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Level One teachers training:
Do You Love Kundalini Yoga?
The KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs are for everyone, whether you would like to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher or simply wish to deepen your personal experience of Kundalini Yoga. The course will give you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice. Those who desire to become teachers will be given the knowledge and experience to become well-rounded, competent, confident teachers of Kundalini Yoga.
In essence, we are all teachers. We each have something unique to share and an instinct to uplift each other, whether we teach formally or informally. This course is the opportunity to commit to positive change and to connect with others willing to do the same. As a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, you will be trained according to the sacred tradition passed on by Yogi Bhajan to carry the legacy of Kundalini Yoga into the future.
"If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand it, write about it.
If you want to master it, teach it."
Who Is Yogi Bhajan?
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, arrived in the United States in 1969 with a stated purpose: "I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples." For over 30 years, he traveled internationally teaching Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan founded 3HO-the Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization, based on his first principle "Happiness is your birthright". Through the Aquarian Teacher program, Yogi Bhajan has trained thousands of KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers. In 1994, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, IKYTA, was formed to further spread these priceless teachings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.
About the Course
A wonderful intensive designed for the serious student of yoga. This course will be an in depth, 200+ hour course on the anatomy and physiology of yoga, the science of mantra and mudra, healing, diet, communication, chakras, the mind and much more. This course is intended for those people interested in becoming certified Kundalini Yoga teachers and/or students who want to develop a deeper understanding and personal practice of Kundalini Yoga.
These classes will be taught by Mukta and Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa, students and teachers of Kundalini Yoga since 1972. They are certified both as teachers and as Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainers (Level 1 and 2) with the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. They are currently training for Level 3. Their studies have included intensive training in Yoga and the ancient healing arts directly with Kundalini Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, and attendance at teacher-training courses at semiannual Kundalini Yoga retreats throughout the United States since 1973.
The KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program is a system of training based on the comprehensive science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. The Aquarian Teacher program is a journey of your development as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. There are three levels of certification: KRI Level One: Foundations and Awakening - Instructor; KRI Level Two: Transformation - Practitioner; and KRI Level Three: Realization - Teacher.
Course of Study
Level 1 is a 220 hour course, which includes 180 hours of classroom instruction in a well-defined curriculum. Some of the topics include:
- Teaching Kundalini Yoga Postures, Kriyas & Meditation
- Role of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
- Yogic Philosophy & The Origin of Kundalini Yoga
- Yogic & Western Anatomy
- Humanology & 3HO Yogic Lifestyle
- Yogic Foods and Vegetarian Diet
The 40 remaining hours include a combination of 40 day yoga sets and meditations, assigned readings and White Tantric Yoga.
Certification Requirements: Attend all classes to gain mastery of the material from experienced teachers. Complete regular homework assignments to reinforce this knowledge. Complete assigned 40 day yoga sets and meditations to develop your own sadhana (spiritual practice). Participate in 5 morning group Sadhanas to develop the experience of group consciousness. Attend 20 extra Kundalini Yoga classes during the course to study different teaching styles. Attend a White Tantric Yoga course to experience the subtle body of Yogi Bhajan. Pass a practicum (practice teaching) exam to demonstrate your teaching skills. Pass a final oral and written exam to demonstrate your knowledge of the teachings.
Dates & Times: Saturdays from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. Starting in Fall, 2017. Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast are included. Conference calls are on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
The White Tantric Yoga course is a required course, is not in Atlanta, and is a separate cost. The closest White Tantric Yoga in Knoxville, TN. Other options are listed at www.whitetantricyoga.com. The 20 Yoga classes can be taken with any KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
Location and Information: Classes will be held in the Sandy Springs/ Dunwoody, Georgia area (northern Atlanta suburbs). Overnight lodging is available. If you have further questions, contact us here.
Costs include course materials, licensing fees and membership in IKYTA. The course may be paid in full or by payments. Please discuss this with Mukta.
Note: Course fees are non-refundable.
Materials include a 450 page, two-volume manual, the most complete work ever assembled on Kundalini Yoga, which is an invaluable tool for self-learning and teaching; and "Master's Touch", a volume of 33 lectures from Teacher's Training programs taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Membership for one year in the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) is included in your registration fee. Once you have received your Level 1 certification, you will automatically be upgraded from Associate Member to a Professional Member of IKYTA, and will be listed in the Online Teacher's Directory to receive referrals for your Kundalini Yoga classes.
To register or to get more information including dates: Click this link to download a sample brochure from 2016. Prices and dates will be different in 2017.