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update 1/23/17: *We are currently half way through our Level One Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
and plan to hold another one THIS year. Please contact us ASAP to get on the list.
For details on cost, course requirements, etc. please read below.
The same information will apply, but the new dates will be added soon.


To register for the upcoming 220 hour KRI Level One training using a credit card, please see options below.

To pay by cash or check, email, pay in-studio, or mail your payment to:
Kundalini Rising Yoga
attn: Crystelle Brown
1218 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

*A 3% fee is applied when paying with credit card.

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Course Dates:
(Seven 3-day weekends)
8am-6pm Fridays, 8am-6pm Saturdays, 8am-4pm Sundays
Early morning Aquarian Sadhana one day per weekend with potluck breakfast.


October 21, 22, 23
November 11, 12, 13
December 9, 10, 11


January 13, 14, 15
February 10, 11, 12
March 10, 11, 12
April 7, 8, 9

Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, arrived in the USA in 1969 with a mission: “I have come to create teachers, not to gather students.” Since then his teaching of Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, took him around the world to share, teach, and uplift humanity. He founded 3HO-the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, which is based on his first principle, “Happiness is your birthright.” Through the Aquarian Teacher Program, Yogi Bhajan has trained thousands of KRI Certified 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.

The Aquarian Teacher Program is the KRI Level 1 Certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. In Level 1 you will become an instructor and learn the fundamental principles of Kundalini Yoga. 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 early morning Sadhana (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga.

The Aquarian Teacher program is a journey of your development as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. There are three levels of certification:

KRI Level 1: Foundations and Awakening
Instructor KRI Level 2: Transformation 
Practitioner KRI Level 3: Realization/ Teacher

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 fulfill 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.

There are six principle components in a Level One program:

1. 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).

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.

6. 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. *Practicums (practice teaching) take place at the end of the course.

Tuition and Enrollment Options:

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$2,800 Paid in full by August 21st, 2016
$3,000 Paid in full by October 21st, 2016

REGULAR PRICE (payment plan):
$3,200 Paid in full by February 10th, 2017

4 payments of $800

Payment plans are available. Please contact to set this up.

* $600  to reserve your spot  (applied to tuition).
* Participation in one White Tantric Yoga  course is required (if you have already completed a WT course, it will apply).
* Completion of 20 Kundalini Yoga Classes is required (these classes are to be taken during the 7 month course).
  (Course attendees will be eligible for a 25% discount off of class packages at KRY and a 10% discount off of books from our store.)

Course Fees include:
180 hours of class instruction
The Aquarian Teacher text book 
The Aquarian Teacher Kundalini Yoga kriya manual
Master’s Touch book
1 year membership to IKYTA
Certification fees