- 180 hours of classroom instructions
- 450- page text, the most complete work ever assembled on Kundalini Yoga
- "Master's Touch," a volume of 22 lectures from teacher training programs taught by Yogi Bhajan
- A workbook of kriyas and meditations along with binder for notes and handouts
- Membership for one year in the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association
- Unlimited yoga classes at Prana Yoga
- Vegetarian lunch each training day
- The Roots of Kundalini Yoga
- Awakening the Consciousness
- Yogic & Functional Western Anatomy
- Yogic Philosophy & The Origin of Kundalini Yoga
- Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle
- The Role of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
- Kundalini Yoga Kriyas & Meditaion
Kundalini Teacher Training
Deepen your personal practice, broaden your knowledge and skills, serve both Self and community. Take the next step on your path and become a Teacher. The Aquarian Teacher™ is a comprehensive, experiential program offering three progressive levels of certification:
Level One Instructor: Foundations
The KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan ®. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation, and White Tantric Yoga. Graduates of Level One earn the title of KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.
Foundations introduces the student to the principles and practices of the self-sensory human, and explores how Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle can harmonize and uplift the human experience and awaken your true potential.
There are six principle components in a Level One program:
Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
The theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga kriyas (yoga sets), asanas, and mudras. Explore the nature of the mind and its training through Kundalini Yoga meditations, mantras, and pranayam (breathing techniques).
Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
The history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. The technologies of Kundalini Yoga as they apply to healing and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.
Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy
Traditional Western anatomy, its purpose and function, including the respiratory, nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems and their relation to the practice and teaching of yoga. Also Yogic anatomy and the energy systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, pranas and vayus, and the ten yogic bodies.
Consciousness of a Teacher: Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain
The skills and techniques to become an effective instructor, including practical strategies for teaching beginners, ethical guidelines, curriculum development, and the transformational role of the teacher in developing a successful yoga practice.
The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.
The Practicum: Teaching from Day One
Practical experience instructing a yoga class under the supervision of a KRI Yoga Teacher Trainer, receiving written evaluation and student feedback.
Yogi Bhajan, mater of Kundalini Yoga, arrived in the United Sates 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. 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 teahcings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.
WESTERN ANATOMY GUEST INSTRUCTOR JAGJOTI/ REGINA DEWITT, RN E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Certified Kundalini Instructor, Pranic Healer Practitioner, Owner: Prana Yoga and Healing Center: After 30 years hospital experience, Regina decided to take health care into a different arena. She began the study of yoga in 1995 in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar and alignment based principles. In 2009 after leaving the hospital she opened Prana Yoga and Healing Center. Yoga and the vast wisdom of the body, body and breath showed her an inclusive approach to overall health, wellness and spirituality. In 2011, she began to study Kundalini Yoga through the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Wanting to share these teachings a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training was offered at Prana Yoga in 2015 for the first time, as both a participant and graduate of this first course.
Sat Purhk's Kaur Khalsa, Lead Trainer, is a KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as a Professional Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy. Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and the Women's Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women's Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. She is a member of the Teacher Training Executive Council and currently serves as the Content manager for the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings.
Sunder Kaur (ERYT-500) was introduced to meditation in the late 90's. Her first Kundalini yoga class was on a video and she has been hooked every since. Sunder is a Trainer in the Aquarian Training Academy, and with her degree in Pharmacy, she is able to incroporate a scientific understanding of the body into her practice and teaching. She is passionate about cooking and sharing the science and research of a whole food plant based diet. She is an Associate Trainer in the Beyond Addiction Program, a Yogic Path to Recovery. She uses the teachings of yoga an meditation to help integrate emotions. Sunder is a founder of Yoga Village and is creating her vision for a yoga community where spirit can grow. She is the mother of two sons and live in Pinellas County with sever four legged friends.
AWTAR KAUR KHALSA, Lead Trainer, has been living, studying and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She sat at the feet of Yogi Bhajan with a notebook, timer and camera, prompting him to remark, "she has perfect notes." She is a Lead Trainer and has taught throughout the United States and overseas. She is the director of The Kundalini Yoga Center in San Francisco and teaches prenatal and postpartum classes, Conscious Pregnancy Teacher Training and Aquarian Teacher level 1 and 2 courses.