Program Description
The Aquarian Teacher program is the KRI Level One Certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  In Level One you will become an Instructor and learn the fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga.  You will develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kris and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  You will participate in early morning sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga.  This is a 220-hour course, which includes 180 hours of classroom instruction.
Program Features
  • 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
Course Curriculum
You will develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will practice teaching Kundalini Yoga in a practicum setting, participate in early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of a full day of meditation in a group setting. The course topics include the following:

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
Practicums

Registration Pricing
Early Bird

$ 3,150

Dates to be announced. Students must pay in full (deposit & application) by — to receive the discount of $400. BEST VALUE.

Option 2

$ 3,350

Dates to be announced with a deposit of $550 and establish a monthly payment of $325 for 8 months, auto-billed to a credit or debit card. Registration price of $3,350; a savings of $200.

Option 3

$ 3,550

Register with a deposit of $550 and establish a monthly payment of $430 for 7 months, auto-billed to a credit or debit card for the registration price of $3,550.

All Days are from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

*3 Days includes Friday, Saturday & Sunday

This is a tuition-based program.  All fees paid are non-refundable.  Students are responsible for payment in full.  No Refunds.
Course Dates 2020
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Level One Instructor: Foundation

Deepen your personal practice, broaden your knowledge and skills, serve both Self and community. 

The Aquarian Teacher program is the KRI Level One Certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. In Level One you will become an Instructor and learn the fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga. You will develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will practice teaching Kundalini Yoga in a practicum setting, participate in early morning sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of a full day of meditation in a group setting. This is a 220 hour course, which includes 180 hours of classroom instruction.
COURSE Description & Dates

program Pricing:

Option #1
Early Bird Registration:
Pay in Full By September 17th
for our best value of $3,150
Option #2
Payment plan for the registration price of $3,350.
Deposit of $500
Payments of $475 for 6 months auto-billed to a credit or
debit card
This is a tuition based program; fees paid are
non-refundable. You are responsible for payment in full.

Register
(941) 928-2137
PranaYogaSarasota.com

KRI "Level One
Teacher Training
Program"

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.”
~Yogi Bhajan

Prana Yoga
and Healing Center

Yoga Alliance Registered School
3840 South Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 23239

941-928-2137

Six Principle Components of the 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).
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.

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.
The 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.
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 heal and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.
The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.

Instructors

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. 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.

Regina Dewitt

Instructor/Owner

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.

Sat Purkh

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

Lead Trainer

Sunder Kaur (ERYT-500) was introduced to meditation in the late '90s. 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 incorporate 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 meditation to help integrate emotions. Sunder is a founder of Yoga Village and is creating her vision for a yoga community where the spirit can grow. She is the mother of two sons and lives in Pinellas County with sever four-legged friends.

Updesh Kaur

Lead Trainer

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 Kaur

Lead Trainer

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).

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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.