Baja, Mexico Teacher Training
Sunday, December 29th – Monday, January 27th, 2020
About This Immersion Training
This training will be an immersion – 28 consecutive days of training – into Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® and hosted at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico.More Info / Register
About The Aquarian Teacher™ Program
The Aquarian Teacher™ is a RYT 200-hour Certified Course. It includes the following major areas of study:
- Awakening Consciousness: The Practice and Principles of Kriya and Meditation
- History & Philosophy of Yoga
- Asana: Principles of Alignment
- Pranayam: Principles of the Breath
- Sound & Mantra: The Science of Naad
- Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Projection
- Becoming a Yogi: Humanology and Lifestyle Studies
- Professional Ethics and Applied Settings
- Physical and Subtle Anatomy
- Practicum: Teaching from Day One
What to Expect
Level One Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a transformative experience, whether you decide to teach or simply use it as an opportunity for personal growth, you will change. Those changes can be a challenge to your family and your community. Don't take it personally; and definitely don't make any big decisions during Teacher Training. Simply allow yourself to dive deeply into your own identity – and above all, Keep Up!
The course is a physical and mental challenge. Do your best to set up your life to support your Teacher Training experience because, once it's over, your Teacher Training experience will definitely support your life!
If you are interested in bringing a KRI Level One Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan™ to your community, please contact Sat Purkh Kaur at email@example.com.
You can miss one weekend or 20 hours (10% of the course) and make them up with homework; any additional time off, you would need to either pay to participate in another training's weekend or pay for a trainer to sit with you and go over the content – basically paying for a private session. You can also work with a peer to have the entire weekend recorded; but there would still be a tutorial fee for going over the material one-on-one with someone with expertise.
If you miss more than 20% of the course (even with make-up work), you are not eligible for certification. To sum up: you can miss one weekend, and make it up with homework; if you miss a second weekend, you can pay to make it up in person with a training/trainer; any absences beyond 20%, you are no longer eligible for certification. Of course, you could complete the course for your own depth and experience and we would welcome that; but if you're interested in being certified, showing up counts!
A KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as Lead Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and the Women's Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women's Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. more…
Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. A member of the Teacher Training Executive Council, she serves in developing the Three Levels of Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and also served on the KRI Board of Directors from 2014-2017.
She has eight albums of sacred music, Nectar of the Name, Beautiful Day: The Aquarian Sadhana, Queen Be: The Goddess Within, Love & Other Miracles, One: Love, Life, Light, The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone, The Guru Within, and Across the World Ocean. She lives with her husband and their menagerie of animals, and is always at work on her next album of sacred music.
Sat Kaur Khalsa is a KRI Lead Trainer and Beyond Addiction Lead Trainer who has studied Kundalini Yoga since 1990. An avid life-long learner in numerous healing and movement practices, she facilitates local and international teacher training programs as well as leading yoga retreats worldwide.more…
Sat Kaur lives in Nelson, British Columbia and is passionately committed to support students in achieving their infinite potential through the gifts of these sacred teachings.
Daya Nam Kaur is trained in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. Her inspiring presence and teaching style is authentic, refined, and infused with grace. Through the transformative combination of asana, breath, meditation, and mantra she guides you to develop your intuitive mind, leaving you uplifted, inspired, and in awe of your inner radiance. Daya Nam's personal practice consists of Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations and she feels immense gratitude to Yogi Bhajan for making the teachings available.more…
Off the mat, you may find her admiring nature, walking her dogs on the beach, enjoying the pulse of a city, studying spiritual books, and making delicious raw treats for community potlucks. Daya Nam is a Registered Physical Therapist and a registered YACEP® - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Christopher Perkins is the co-founder of Yandara and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice, his presence inspires those around him to enter their hearts and connect to their truest potential. Christopher is trained in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. He has the gift to bring his students through fun and challenging practices while cultivating the shared awareness that is Yoga.more…
Christopher grew up at Sawan Kirpal Singh Ashram in Virginia. He requested initiation to a meditation practice at age 4, and while he led a “normal” childhood, he studied with Sant Darshan Singh until age 16. His passion for yoga philosophy and yoga psychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings. Christopher is a registered YACEP® - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Typical Daily Schedule
- 4:00 Aquarian Sadhana
- 6:30 Rest/free time/swim
- 7:30 Practicum demo/practicum
- 9:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 Check in and daily meditation
- 10:30 Lecture and Meditation
- 1:00 Lunch
- 2:30 Lecture and Meditation
- 4:30 Break
- 5:00 Practicum/immersive experience
- 6:30 Dinner
Sundays and Wednesdays are half days and will end after lunch.
Certification Requirements & Code of Professional Standards
Please read and confirm you understand the following Certification Requirements for this course before registering. Contact Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Attended all Teacher Training classes – 180 contact hours minimum
- Completed 20 hours of Kundalini Yoga Classes*
- Performed satisfactorily in the practicum
- Created two acceptable yoga course curricula
- Complete a 40-day yoga set/meditation; 11 minutes minimum
- Participated in at least 5 Aquarian Sadhanas – 2½ hours each for a total of 10 hours
- Participated in one day of White Tantric Yoga before the end of the course*
- Read, understood, and signed the Code of Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers
- A self-directed individual or group seva project
Please review the IKYTA Code of Excellence before you register for Teacher Training.
Additional Immersion Format Requirements
- entrance and exit interview with lead trainer
- monthly online homework sessions with peers
- two group sadhanas
This training will be held at Yandara Yoga Institute's Mexico Location in Baja, Mexico.
The natural setting of your yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico is a large part of your experience. This secluded Baja, Mexico location offers stunning beachfront vistas featuring open-air studios to keep you in touch with your surroundings and all the beauty that nature has to share with us. These comfortable outdoor settings take advantage of the warm temperatures that Mexico offers, drawing from its natural beauty, we encourage you to connect with your surroundings while you also connect with those you are on this journey with. Enjoy the experience of a true yoga lifestyle at Yandara's home campus with a secluded beach and natural setting know for bird watching, surfing and sun in Baja California, Mexico. Mexico is one of the safest travel destinations, to find out more click here.
Drawing upon Mexican heritage, your dining experience will also feature an internationally influenced menu. A menu choice is rarely ever repeated, and focuses on fresh, vegetarian, local organic ingredients.
You may choose from a variety of local attractions. A few favorites are Todos Santos which is just a short 20 minute drive away, designated as a Pueblo Mexico (“magic town”), this town features art galleries, historic buildings, and the very best in local restaurants. Nearby you will also find the renowned surfer beach Los Cerritos and the world-famous sandy beaches of Cabo San Lucas.
Enjoy an arid desert climate, where it’s always warm in the sun and cool in the shade. The daytime temperature never drops below 70s during the day, and nights feature cooler temperatures for a restful sleep
The majority of yogis that attend our Teacher Training choose to stay in our deluxe tents. These are big tents that most people are able to stand up in. Each tent has a normal twin size bed and mattress, a small set of drawers and a lamp. Bed linens are provided, but we do not provide a bath towel. Comfortable and yet still close to nature. We like to call it luxury camping. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. We have 6 bathrooms and 5 showers on our campus.
Getting to Yandara
Yandara offers a shuttle service to get from/to the airport for $40 one way. They just need your flight details before the training starts. They recommended that you use the shuttle service unless you have your own car/rental.
For more information on how to get to Yandara, visit their travel page.