The Roots of Kundalini Yoga
Awakening the Consciousness
Yogic & Functional Western Anatomy
Yogic Philosophy & The Origin of Kundalini Yoga
Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle
Role of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Kundalini Yoga Kriyas & Meditation
- 180 hours of classroom instructions
- 300+ page Level One Instructor Textbook, the most
complete work ever assembled on Kundalini yoga
- Level one instructor yoga manual, kriyas and meditation.
- Along with binder for notes and handouts.
- “Master’s Touch,” a volume of 22 lectures from teacher
training programs taught by Yogi Bhajan®
- Membership for one year in the International Kundalini
- Yoga Teacher Association
20 yoga classes at Prana Yoga
Vegetarian lunch each training day
The Roots of Kundalini Yoga
Level One Instructor: Foundation
Deepen your personal practice, broaden your knowledge and skills, serve both Self and community.
COURSE Description & Dates
Early Bird Registration:
Pay in Full By September 17th
for our best value of $3,150
Payment plan for the registration price of $3,350.
Deposit of $500
Payments of $475 for 6 months auto-billed to a credit or
This is a tuition based program; fees paid are
non-refundable. You are responsible for payment in full.
KRI "Level One
The Aquarian Teacher
ELEVATE YOURSELF & OTHERS
“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.”
and Healing Center
Yoga Alliance Registered School
3840 South Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 23239
Six Principle Components of the Level One Program
Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
The Practicum: Teaching from Day One
Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy
The consciousness of a Teacher: Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain
Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
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. 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.
Updesh was so inspired by the benefits experienced after her first Kundalini Yoga class in 2000, that she became a certified instructor by 2001. She began working with the Aquarian Trainer Academy, an arm of KRI, as an administrator for the first Level One Teacher Training in Clearwater, Fl in 2007. She holds a Business Management degree and spent years in corporate management and training. Updesh became a member of the Aquarian Trainer Academy in 2008, a volunteer on the professional Development Committee in 2009 and a member of the Teacher Trainer executive Council from 2010 to 2017. She is committed to sharing the teachings and the amazing benefits of kundalini yoga to all. She is currently working to complete KRI Level 3 certification.
Hari is a teacher of kundalini yoga and meditation. She is part of the first wave of yoga teachers that pioneered the teaching of kundalini yoga and meditation in the west. She has extensive experience in delivering kundalini classes and teacher training worldwide and fulfills the role of the mentoring lead. She pioneered teaching Kundalini Yoga in high schools and hospitals. She was the director and developer of Kundalini Yoga wellness programs at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the Greater Boston Area from 1988-2004, when she moved to NYC with her husband Dave. Hari founded the Illumined Woman courses to empower women of all ages in 2004. She expertly curates wisdom that brings women healing and comfort and transformation. She is the author of ``A Woman's Book of Meditation: Discovering the Power of a Peaceful Mind” (Penguin 2006).
RN, E-RYT-500, Certified Kundalini Instructor. After 30 years hospital experience Regina decided to take health care into a different arena. She began the study of yoga in 1995, the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar and alignment based principles. In 2009 after leaving the hospital she opened Prana Yoga and Healing Center. In 2011, she began to study Kundalini Yoga through the teachings of Yoga Bhajan®. Wanting to share these teachings, Kundalini Teacher Training was offered at Prana Yoga in 2015 for the first time, which she was a part of the graduating class.
Summary of the 3 Levels
This program is 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
KRI Level Three: Realization – Teacher.
KRI Teacher certification
The Aquarian Teacher,™ KRI International Teacher Training Certification Level 1 course fulfills the Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour national standard for a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). The KRI Teacher Training team reserves the right to grant KRI Certification based solely on their discretion and evaluation of each participant’s readiness to be a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Evaluation is based on successfully meeting the KRI Teacher Training course requirements including, but not limited to:
- Attendance of all 180 hours of classroom instruction plus 40 hours of assigned homework.
- Completion of a minimum of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes during the course.
- Satisfactory practicum assessment.
- Passing grade on KRI’s written and oral examination.
- Membership in IKYTA (one year included in cost of training), needs to be renewed annually.
- Completion of the assigned 40 day yoga set/meditations.
- Development of two course curricula and review of assigned chapters from Masters Touch.
- Participation in 5 morning sadhanas.
- Attendance of one full day of Meditation or a White Tantric Yoga course.
- Proper representation of the Code of Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
- Full payment of course fee.