Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training-- begins January, 2017
Commit to furthering the journey of your soul. When you make 1 step toward your soul, your soul comes 500 steps toward you.
Level 1: Foundations & Awakening - Instructor
In this 220 hour course, you will delve deeply into the yogic teachings and fundamental principles through personal practice, study & participation in both the early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice) and the powerful, transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga, emerging as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. The 220 hours include 180 hours of classroom instruction in a well-defined curriculum. The remaining 40 hours is in homework assignments. Additional requirements include attending 20 kundalini yoga classes, participating in White Tantric Yoga and taking the exam.
- History and Philosophy of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
- The Concept of Kriya: Asana, Mudra & Meditation
- Developing a Meditative Mind
- The Role of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
- Pranayam: Awakening the Breath
- Divine Alignment: Asana & the Human Form
- Mantra & Sacred Sound
- Yogic & Western Anatomy
- Sadhana: Establishing a Daily Practice of Yoga and Meditation
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle
- Kundalini Yoga in Applied Settings: The Business & Ethics of a Yoga Teacher
- Practicum: Teaching from Day One
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:
UYC Teacher Training Schedule, 2017
This course is offered in four one-week immersions.
Sunday through Saturdays, off Wednesdays.
The dates for 2017 are:
Vegetarian breakfast and lunch are included as a part of this program.
Find out what happens in between the immersion months...
Teacher Training Informationals
Find out more, ask questions, and check us out:
- Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, July 13, 11:45 am
- Sunday, August 21, 9:00 am
- Wednesday, October 19, 11:45 am
About Kundalini Yoga...
Kundalini Yoga is one of the major systems of yoga practiced today. Using the power of asana (posture), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand positions) and pranayama (breath), Kundalini Yoga balances the entire person on all levels- physical, mental and spiritual. Practicing Kundalini Yoga elevates the individual consciousness, connects it to the group consciousness and ultimately to universal consciousness, giving an experience of the oneness of all creation.
…as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini Yoga was introduced to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan, taking it out of secrecy and putting it into our daily lives. Yogi Bhajan (1929-2004), Master of Kundalini Yoga, arrived with a stated purpose: “I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples.” For over 30 years, he traveled internationally teaching Kundalini Yoga and White Tantric Yoga. 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.
Gurudass, Lead Trainer, has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 42 years. She studied directly with the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan from 1972 until his passing in 2004. She is a KRI certified Level I and Level II Lead Teacher Trainer and is a Certified Yoga Alliance member at the ERYT-500 level.
As a musician and singer she has recorded many mantra CD’s and a DVD called Mantras in Motion. She is also heard singing in many well known Kundalini Yoga music recordings.
As co-founder of the first Kundalini Yoga center in Barcelona, Spain in 1978, she lived there for 25 years teaching Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher training courses.
Gurudass is the creator of the Childplay Yoga Training Program, an innovative yoga based, fun and creative activities program for children of all ages, young adults and big adult children! She also founded the Aerobic Federation of Spain and for many years trained students to become Aerobic teachers.
Her big heart and gift with people have placed her in the forefront of 3HO’s largest yearly event called the International European Yoga Festival. She is the assistant program director for this event held in France, annually, for the last 38 years.
After moving back to the USA in 2002 she presently travels worldwide with her Childplay Yoga program and Kundalini Yoga teacher training programs Level I and II. She also offers Mantra workshops and Kirtan programs.
She lives in Northern Virginia, USA and is the mother of two beautiful (grown up) children and recently has become a grandmother to a beautiful baby boy!
For over 40 years, Gurutej has been living her destiny and continues to awaken the spirit of all she touches. As one of Yogi Bhajan’s original students, Gurutej emerged as a founding practitioner of Kundalini. Through his instruction and spiritual guidance, Gurutej is considered a foremost authority on Kundalini Yoga and internationally recognized as one of a handful of Kundalini Yoga Masters.
Through yoga, chanting, meditation, healing and proven stress and health management systems she teaches people how to connect to their higher consciousness. As a prolific writer, Gurutej is an author to 3 popular books including: A Slice of the Beloved, Yoga for Relationships, The Moon She Rocks You, and The 13th Month: How to Get an Extra 29 Days Each Year. She has also developed several transformative powerful online courses: The Moon She Rock You and GET YOUR ESSENCE (Skinny) BACK, and has a line of Kundalini Yoga DVD’s. One of her newest creations is her line of Chakra Eye Pillows.
Gurutej has the depth, breath, insight and training to help you with all those issues of love, success, balance, emotions, discipline and much more. Work on your obstacles and found out who you are with this extraordinary teacher. Gurutej can be found practicing out of Naam Yoga in Santa Monica and The Blessings Center in the Beverly Hills area. You can also enjoy her blog or suite of online books, programs, classes or products at gurutej.com.
Raviinder is an inspired teacher who has been sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga and the 3HO lifestyle for over 40 years. She had the privilege of studying at the feet of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga since 1975 attending Solstice retreats, Ladies Camps, White Tantric Yoga courses, lectures, and workshops.Raviinder began teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1975 and became a KRI Certified teacher in 1996. She is currently a professional trainer for Northern Virginia/ DC Metro area Level I Teacher Training programs and is enrolled in the Aquarian Trainer Academy. She has completed all five of the Level II Kundalini Yoga modules and has begun to assist in teaching some of the courses locally.
She is currently an enrolled participant in ATA’s Level III Beta program; a 1000-Day commitment to personal growth; enhancing spiritual maturity, further developing the meditative mind, and selfless service in the community.
Over the years, Raviinder has shared the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with hundreds of people of all walks of life. She has taught in Ashrams, Health Clubs, Community Centers, high schools & colleges, and federal government agencies. She brings to her teaching all of the aspects she has lived and practiced for many years, including yogic diet & lifestyle, yoga for health and healing, the yoga of relationships, conscious parenting, and Radiant Woman workshops, integrating the vast teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Sat Kartar Singh is a dynamic, patient, inspiring teacher who has been sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga and the 3HO lifestyle for over 40 years. Born in the 50’s and influenced by the events of the 60’s, Sat Kartar Singh met Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga in 1974. Immediately inspired by this funny, loving, and blunt teacher, He began to study with “Yogi Ji”. Sat Kartar Singh brings to his teaching all of the aspects he has lived and practiced for many years. This includes Yogic Lifestyle, Naad Yoga- the yoga of mantra and sound, Yogic and Western Anatomy as well as the vast teachings of Kundalini Kriyas & Meditations.
Sat Kartar Singh is a touring member of the GuruGanesha Band. He has a thriving teaching practice in Alexandria VA, and teaches Level 1 in Virginia with Gurudass Kaur.
The key to understanding others is to understand yourself. --Anonymous
- Completed application + $800 deposit.
- Amrit Vela: really early bird rate (paid in full by October 1): $3400 and a chance to win either 20 free classes at UYC or a teacher starter kit that includes kriya books and head covering.
- Early Bird Rate (paid in full by November 15): $3400.
- Regular Tuition (paid in full by January 2): $3650. $3750 if paid in full after January 2 (due to cost of additional books & material).
- Payment Plan (set up in advance): $3850. We encourage you to start this plan as early as possible to keep monthly payments low. Payment must be completed by graduation, so consider starting as soon as you know you want to do this. The earlier the start equals lower payments.
- Refund Policy: Your tuition amount, less the deposit and any credit card processing fees, will be refunded to those withdrawing from the program within the first four weeks of the course (by February 24). No refunds thereafter.
- Training Manuals
- All teacher training classes
- Student membership in IKYTA for one year
- Vegetarian Breakfast and lunch during the days in training
Tuition does not include:
- White Tantric Yoga Course (Saturday, April 29, 2017 for the Chicago location). The 2016 fee is $156/176 (early/regular price)
- 20 required Kundalini Yoga Classes