Frequently Asked Questions: Teachers Training

Q: Do I need to fill out the registration form to register?
A: YES! We need the registration forms returned to us and the deposit paid so we have your contact information before we can consider your registration complete.


Q: Do we have to come to Sadhana during the Teacher Training weekends?
A: Yes. Sadhana is part of the course and is required, 10 sadhanas are offered and attendance at 5 are required, but we encourage you to come to as many as you can.


Q: What is Sadhana?
A: Sadhana is a 2 1/2-hour morning practice consisting of prayer, yoga and meditation. It’s powerful and uplifting! For more information about Sadhana, including Yogi Bhajan’s answers to common questions about Sadhana, please see the KRI website.


Q: Are there any scholarships or work exchange positions available?
A: We have some limited scholarships available. Please let us know of your need and write us a letter of intent to apply for scholarships using this contact form.


Q: How do the payment plans work?
A: There is a $200 finance charge for the payment plan. The total paid in full before September is $3000, if paid in full by the start date of September 29th the cost is $3100, with the payment plan the cost is $3200. We have a contract for payment plans, we can work out a schedule with you. We have a form to take your credit card information and payments will automatically come off the credit card you provide.  The recommended schedule of payment is $675 to register before the course starts, and
$631.25 on November 4th,
$631.25 on December 2nd,
$631.25 on January 6th and
$631.25 on February 3rd


Q: I have to miss some class time or a weekend – what should I do?
A: If you have to miss one weekend it is okay; you can still get certified, but you’ll need to make up that weekend the following year before we give you your certificate. You’ll be required to complete all other course requirements (practicum, final exam, curriculum design project, etc.) by the stated due dates. All the class time is required for certification, if you have to miss any class time, a weekend or even a few hours of class, let us know beforehand, we can usually arrange a way to make it up like makeup assignments, or another weekend in the next training.

However, there is limited space for make ups each year. It is first come first served, so if you expect to need to do a make up the following year, plan early, let us know right away about any weekends or partial weekends you will have to miss.


Q: May I take part of the training in this year and part of the training next time?
A: This is not the way we intend the program to work, please let us know of your needs and we can advise you individually.


Q: What is the program about?
A: The Aquarian Teacher Training program is the KRI Level 1 Certification program in Kundalini Yoga. You will become gain a deep understanding and experience of the core of the science of Kundalini Yoga and 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 early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transnational energy of White Tantric Yoga. This 220 hour course is comprised of 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study.


Q: What are the requirements of the course?
A: Attend all class room hours
Teach a class to fellow students as a practicum
Pass the written examination
Complete 20 Kundalini Yoga classes outside of teacher training hours
Complete a 40 day kriya or meditation
Create two yoga course curriculum
Participate in 5 morning Sadhanas
Attend a White Tantric Yoga course (White Tantric Yoga course is NOT included in your course fee)
Sign the Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Full payment of course fees


Q: What certificate do I qualify for with this course?
A: KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) level 1 Teacher. This Teacher Training course more than fulfills the Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour national standard for a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). With your KRI certification, you can apply for and receive a Yoga Alliance accreditation. Certification as a Level 1 Instructor includes Membership in IKYTA, (International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association) which is included in your registration fee. Once you have received your Level 1 Certification, you will recieve a Professional Membership with IKYTA. There are three levels of certification: KRI Level 1; KRI Level 2; and KRI Level 3.

For other questions please contact Khushbir at 801-450-3732