Term & Conditions Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
The Aquarian Teacher Certification program is open both to yoga students who want to become instructors and those who wish to immerse themselves in the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan ®. The teacher training will give you a foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
In 1969, Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga and White Tantra, arrived in the US, not to gather disciples but to create teachers. For over 30 years, Yogi Bhajan travelled 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. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan founded 3HO -- the Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization, based on his first principle “Happiness is your birthright.”
Become a Teacher
The Teacher Training will give you the ancient knowledge that will open you up to your inner wisdom. This Teacher Training is more than just a profession. It's a way of life. To choose a life with Kundalini Yoga is to have a commitment to the 'Self', to work towards living in a positive state of joy, peace and contentment. The Teacher Training is an investment for life as you receive the tools to live a life with peace, clarity and love.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is a unique experiential yoga certification program which will allow to explore your own potential, challenge yourself, and touch your soul. After the teacher training you will become a Kundalini Yoga Instructor or simply use the teachings to further your individual practice and personal growth.
Level 1 comprises of three modules which are offered as immersive residential retreats on the Sunshine Coast near Noosa.
The structure and time frame of this course gives you a unique opportunity to establish your practice and integrate the teachings so that you feel ready to begin teaching with confidence and with a connection to the community
The program takes 220 hours, and is divided into 140 hours of class sessions (including class presentations, teachings and teacher guided Q&A and peer group discussions), 40 hours of assignments, homework and preparation, and at least 40 hours of personal practice. 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.
A final written exam will be organised at the end of the training to validate your certified diploma by KRI.
All the retreats have twin shared accommodation and you will be catered for with nutritious and wholesome vegetarian food prepared with love.
Retreat One: April 3 - 9
Retreat Two: June 2 - 8
Training Three: October 12 - 19
All retreats commence at 10am on the first day and end at 4pm on the last day.
The venue is located near Noosa but it is subject to change to another smaller venue depending on the final number of students.
The total investment includes all course fees, vegetarian meals, twin share accommodation and course materials for the three modules. A discount is available for early-bird and upfront payments. A payment plan per module is also available for those who wish to make several deposits over time. Payments can be made by bank transfer.
Registration before December 30
($500 in registration; $2000 before January; $2000 before March; $1000 before September)
Total price: $5,750
Registration before January 30
($500 in registration; $2000 before February; $2000 before April; $1,250 before September)
Full price: $5,850
Registration before March 30
$500 in registration; $2000 before March; $2000 before April; $1,350 before September)
Refunds for cancellations can only be made for the food and accommodation component of the total course. The course deposit is non-refundable. There is no refund available with less than 40 days notice. A full refund (excluding deposit) will only be made in situations where a medical condition does not allow you to attend. A medical certificate must be supplied.
Please note if you cancel during a Level 1 teacher Training course you must register for the entire course again if you’d like to do it at another time or with another School. You cannot claim credits in other Level 1 training courses for the Level 1 modules you completed prior to cancelling.
The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course workshops are vegetarian environments. They are also drug free, cigarette free, and alcohol free environments. No pets are allowed. We reserve the right to request anyone disobeying course policies to leave the workshops.
REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATION
• Attendance at all group classes and retreats to the full course.
• Completion of the assigned 40-day sadhana (spiritual practice) of given set / meditation including keeping a journal of the experience.
• Ongoing home practice.
• Completion of all assignments.
• Satisfactory practicum (presentation and facilitation skills teaching a class to the group).
• Passing grade on final KRI written examination (administered during the course)
• Completion of all homework and/or makeup assignments.
• Completion of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes as taught by Yogi Bhajan (outside of training classes; taken before, during or after completion of Teacher Training).
• Attendance at White Tantric Yoga.
• Agreement with the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
• Live a yogic lifestyle to the best of your ability.
• Full payment of course fees.
KUNDALINI YOGA ASSOCIATIONS
KYTANZ – the Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association Australia & NZ is the representative body for KY teachers in Australia & NZ. You will become a complimentary student member of KYTANZ when you begin the course.
The International Association of Kundalini Yoga Teachers (IKYTA) – www.kundaliniyoga.com is the worldwide professional organization of certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
The Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) – www.kriteachings.org – based in New Mexico, USA, administers the certification standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers worldwide.
The Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) – www.kriteachings.org – based in New Mexico, USA, administers the certification standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers and is the review agency for materials, manuals, and other products developed to support the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
KYTANZ – The Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association Australia & NZ administers the course in Australia (www.kundaliniyoga.com.au). When you commence training you will become a student to KYTANZ and be listed on the website as a trainee.
The International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA) – www.kundaliniyoga.com is the worldwide professional organisation of certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
Once certified, new instructors, who become members of KYTANZ, will also become professional members of IKYTA which allows them to receive such benefits as educational program opportunities, newsletters, product discounts, and listings in printed and web directories.
The KRI Level 1 Teacher Certification team reserve the right to grant KRI Certification based solely on their discretion and their evaluation of each participant's readiness to be a Kundalini Yoga instructor. Evaluation is based on successfully meeting the KRI Teacher Certification Level 1 course requirements and full payment of training costs.
Satmukh Singh, Sat Sarbat Kaur & Arjan Hari Kaur