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The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Journey

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is open to everyone. It is an excellent way to deepen your experience of Kundalini Yoga – even if you do not plan to teach. There are currently five Teacher Trainings schools offering Level 1 Teacher Training in the UK. All are certified by the Kundalini Research Institute, which is the international certifying body for Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.

Level 1 Teacher training

The KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program is a 220-hour professional certification program. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes a minimum of 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation and more. Graduates of Level One earn the title of KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.


Level 1 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.


UK Kundalini Teacher Training Schools:


Level 2 Teacher training

International program of Advanced Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Course and tutors are approved by IKYTA and KRI.

In Level 2, through your personal practice, group process, deep interactive discussion, intense meditations, you will go through a transformation that will help you to deepen your own direct perception of the teachings. It will also serve to improve your ability to create and maintain the Sacred Space of a Teacher.

· Level 2 will help you tap deeper into the wealth of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings

· Be part of a community and nourish the inspiration to offer others the chance

· Strengthen your connection to the Golden Chain

· Build more sense of community amongst your peers

· Take the teachings into the world on a deepr level

Excellence is acknowledging your own divinity and guiding others to realise it within themselves.

To become a KRI certified level 2 Practitioner you must complete 300 hours of training which includes:

· 240 hours of classroom instruction in the five level 2 modules listed.

· 60 hours of additional requirements to be completed outside of classroom time including a home exam.


Course Content

5 modules of 6 days each:

Vitality & Stress “God only lives in cosy homes”, Yogi Bhajan. The body is the temple. With its biochemistry, neuro-transmissions, five winds, pranas, nadis and various physical and subtle organs. Subject to so much internal and external stress how can it become like gold and radiate? Vitality is the capacity of the nervous and glandular system to respond and adapt. it is also a sign of a harmonious relationship to the vastness of the cosmos and its laws. Stress can be the training ground to develop this capacity or it can produce a degeneration of this capacity.


Conscious Communication Hold the teacher‘s voice. Empower your speaking. Deepen your listening. Sounding from the navel. Pitching from the chakras. Projecting & defending. Prayerful communication. Communication blocks; fear/anger. Hidden self, shadow self & the mask. Uplifting others through the frequency of your communication is a direct path to self-mastery.


Authentic Relationships Include yourself in God by full participation in the human experience. From incarnation of your spirit through living conscious relationships to merging with the divine while alive. Every relation is a manifestation of the relation between the individual soul and the Universal Soul. Practical discussions, exercises and meditations that give a deep insight into the most basic nature of man and woman as well as the methods to realize the highest consciousness through fulfilling your humanity.


Life Cycles & Life Styles Review your personal biography in a manner that will set you free from the dead weight of the past and turn lead to gold. Learn to harmonise the 7, 11 and 18-year cycles of your life and why this is important. Establish your future projection so that the flow of prosperity is a natural consequence of the balance of the rhythms. Step further into the practical science of transforming your life from habits that are soul-demoting to a discipline that is soul-promoting.


Mind & Meditation Conquer the mind and you will conquer the world. The mind is the problem yet within it is the solution. This is the opportunity for an in depth exploration of the mind, its functions, facets and projections. Learn to recognise your own tendencies and experience the meditations that transform the mind into a truly great and helpful servant of your soul. The medatative mind provides the means to be still, intuitive and creative.


Entrance Criteria

In general, applicants for Level 2 Teacher Training are expected to hold a KRI Instructor Certificate in Kundalini Yoga: i.e. Aquarian Teacher Level 1. A copy of this must be submitted with your application. However, long term KY students or yoga teachers of other disciplines may also apply.


For more information see the Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association: KYTA - kundaliniyoga.org.uk

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