The Aquarian Teacher Training program is a 200 hours study course and is certified by the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this program you will be certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. This Program is for everyone, whether you desire to become a certified 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. You will be taught the theory of this ancient technology and given the opportunity to experience the effects firsthand. Your practice will give you incredible insights about yourself and you will grow like never before in your life while still being able to maintain your work schedule and activities.
All participants will find the course stimulating, illuminating and inspiring. You will learn all of the basic aspects of the technology of Kundalini Yoga that Yogi Bhajan has taught since 1969. Those who aspire to become teachers will be given the knowledge and experience to become a well-rounded, competent and confident teacher of Kundalini Yoga. You owe it to yourself to take your practice of Kundalini Yoga to the next level.
A KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) certified team of teachers will help you fine-tune your growth and your sense of excellence, as a person and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for this Aquarian Age. Whether you want to teach or not, many consider this program to be one of the most comprehensive consciousness building programs on our planet today.
In addition to classes, the curriculum and schedule devote a substantial amount of time and focus to assigned meditations, reading, written work, and practice teaching sessions. The Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program is open to students of Kundalini Yoga, students or teachers from other schools of yoga, and anyone seeking to deepen their yogic experience.
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 fulfills 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.
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.