This course is based on the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga uses dynamic yoga postures, energetic breathing techniques, mantra (sound) and meditation to work with the spiritual energy of the body. Students have an opportunity to confront self imposed limits and gain the knowledge and confidence to build a more peaceful and creative life.
The Aquarian Teacher Training Certification program is open to both yoga students ready to become teachers and those who wish to deepen their practice. Ideal for students of Kundalini Yoga, students of others schools of yoga, teachers of all forms of yoga, and anyone seeking to deepen their yogic experience.
Our comprehensive curriculum fully covers the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching
methods, anathomy and physiology, yoga philosophy and ethics, and a teaching practicum.
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 In Level 1 you will gain a deep understanding and experience of the core of the science of Kundalini yoga. early morning sadhana (spiritual practice), and experience powerful transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga. This is a 220 hour course, which includes 180 hours of classroom instruction in a well-defined curriculum which includes:
- Yoga Techniques
- Eastern & Western Anatomy & Physiology
- Teaching Methodology
- Yogic Philosophy
- Meditation & Pranayama
- Humanology & 3HO Yogic Lifestyle
- Teaching Practicum Classes
- White Tantric Yoga
What you need to do.
- Attendance in all course curriculum
- Satisfactory practicum assessment
- Passing grade on KRI’s written examination
- Current professional membership with IKYTA (included in cost of training)
- Completion of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes
- Completion of assigned 40 day yoga set/meditation
- Creation of 2 yoga course curricula
- Participation in 5 morning sadhanas
- Attendance at a full day White Tantric course
- Full payment of course fees
Dates & times
September 2018 - April 2019
- September – December
- Dates to be determined
- January – April
- Dates to be determined
- 9:00am-7:00pm on Saturdays
- 9:00-6:00pm on Sundays
Cost & registration
There are three cost options available.
Please start the application process by filling out the questionnaire. Once your application is approved you will be required to pay $250 non-refundable deposit, and decide which payment option you would prefer.
Option 1: $3000 if paid in full by August 31st, 2017
Option 2: $3200 if paid in 4 installments of $800.
Option 3: $3400 if paid in 8 installments of $425.
- 200 hours of classroom instruction
- Membership in the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA)
- The Aquarian Teacher Textbook and Kundalini Yoga Manual
Additional costs to students:
- Yoga Classes & Workhops
- Day of White Tantric Meditation
- Additional yoga manuals
Meet our Teacher Training faculty.
Gurudass Kaur has been teaching since 1972 and co-founded the first Kundalini Yoga center in Barcelona, Spain in 1978. She had the privilege of studying directly with the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan from 1972 until his passing in 2004. She lived in Barcelona for 25 years where she taught Kundalini Yoga and held teacher training courses. After moving back to the United States she now travels internationally offering Level I and Level II Kundalini Teacher Training programs. Her knowledge is deep and she has a unique capacity to share and transmit the Kundalini yoga tradition techniques clearly and correctly. Gurudass Kaur inspires students to teach from a place of love and joy.SEE GURUDAS KAUR'S FULL BIO & SCHEDULE
Kartar’s passion is to create experiences by which people can learn. He’s a trained and certified KY teacher and KY teacher trainer who has been practicing and studying KY since the early 70’s. He loves it because it’s a path of physical yoga, and much more—it’s really a path for those who want to get growing. Friends will tell you that he’s in love with everything spiritual— everything that has to do with letting out the Spirit, the smile, the joy, the heart and soul of the person. He’s used all kinds of spiritual teachers and teachings to learn. He would say that “if you cannot be a teacher to yourself, then you have nothing to share with others. ”
His principal teacher is Yogi Bhajan and his love is to learn the depth of Kundalini Yoga. Once when he went to visit YB, he told him “you have an angel that sits on your right shoulder. You earned it. When you walked in that angel blew itself up big and told me to tell you ‘if you don’t start teaching I should stand you up on your head’”. Kartar started teaching. Yogi Bhajan once said—“when people meet Kartar they won’t know what to make of him. And after they get to know him they will never forget him.”SEE KARTAR'S FULL BIO & SCHEDULE
Sat Kartar Singh
Sat Kartar is a dynamic, patient, and inspiring teacher who has been sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga and the 3HO lifestyle for over 30 years. Born in the 50’s and influenced by the events of the 60’s and early 70’s, Sat Kartar met Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga in 1974. Immediately inspired by this funny, loving, and blunt teacher, that we lovingly referred to as Yogi Ji, Sat Kartar began to study with The Master. This included living in Ashrams along the east coast of the United States for over a decade and traveling to courses & workshops given by Yogi Bhajan throughout his lifetime.
Sat Kartar brings to his teaching all of the aspects he has lived and practiced for many years. This includes Yogic diet & lifestyle, yoga for men, yoga for women, the yoga of relationships and marriage, Naad Yoga- the yoga of mantra and sound as well as the vast teachings of Kundalini Kriyas & Meditations. He also holds certification in NLP ( neuro-linguistic programming) and BioSync, a yogic neuromuscular therapy which is a type of physical & energetic bodywork.SEE KARTAR'S FULL BIO & SCHEDULE
Masuda Mohamadi/Jai Preet
Masuda is the founder and director of Radiance yoga studio. She is grateful to have the opportunity to open a yoga studio in Old Town, Alexandria and teach full time. In her classes, Masuda creates a warm and inviting space for students to relax, laugh, expand their awareness, discover their power, and connect with their creative essence. Masuda has found yoga to be a powerful tool in experiencing peace, healing, and transformation.
Masuda discovered Kundalini yoga while teaching writing and outdoor living skills at the Mountain Institute in West Virginia in 2002. She fell in love with the practice and finished her teacher training in 2004. She also completed her pregnancy-teacher training at Golden Bridge yoga center in New York. Masuda has studied with Gurumukh Kaur Khalsa in New Mexico and Guru Dev in Italy.SEE MASUDA'S FULL BIO & SCHEDULE
Learn more about our Teacher Training programs from personal experiences of our students.
"What a powerful way to learn about and experience Kundalini Yoga. To have the opportunity to learn directly from teachers who have been practicing and teaching this technology for nearly 40 years is such a priceless gift. This is all transmitted in such a warm and nurturing way. I am so grateful that I chose this path, and have been rewarded with amazing positive changes in myself. I had no idea it would be the gateway for such a life changing experience, in such a relatively short time."
"The teacher training experience at Radiance is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, technology, and experience of Kundalini Yoga, mantra, and meditation. It’s like a gift to yourself, with each weekend a chance to learn more about who you are and who you want to be."
"The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program at Radiance Yoga has been one of the most amazing and life-changing gifts I’ve ever given myself. It has allowed me know myself and grow in more ways than I could have imagined. The friends that were made and the deep connections shared will always hold a special place in my heart. I quickly realized that the weekends were more like an educational yoga retreat than they were strict clinical instruction, and I left the weekend feeling much more bright and shiny than when the we began. It has been well worth the investment."
What you will need to start with our Teacher Training.
At least a year of consistent Yoga practice (2-3 times per week), and a basic understanding of Kundalini Yoga.
Your commitment and 100% participation will be required at every session.
A positive attitude – a sense of openness and a desire to learn are truly the most important things you can bring to this training.
Like all great things in life, the more you put into this training, the more you’ll get from it. That starts before you arrive. The required reading for this training program is included in the program cost, however there are some books that you might find helpful. Below is a list of recommended reading. Books are purchased at the trainee’s expense, and can be picked up in our boutique, at a local bookstore or on Amazon.
- The Mind by Yogi Bhajan
- Meditation as Medicine by Dharma Singh
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Upon arrival, students will receive a Radiance Yoga Kundalni Level 1 Teacher Training Manual, which will serve as the master course curriculum & guide, and the Aquarian Teacher Textbook.