Houston, TX Teacher Training – 2019

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!

Your Community

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 satpurkh@gmail.com.

Absence Policy

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!

Lead Trainer

Sat Purkh Kaur

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.

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.

Your Trainers

Siri Bahadur Singh

Siri Bahadur has been practicing yoga since 1974. In 1976 he joined the Kundalini Yoga Ashram in Dallas, Texas where he later served as its head teacher. Twenty years later and under the instruction of Yogi Bhajan, he attended the first Master's Touch Teacher Training. He has served as a Kundalini Teacher Trainer for Levels One and Two for many years and also has trained students in the art and science of playing the gong.

A life-long musician, Siri Bahadur began as a folk guitarist in his teenage years and later discovered the spiritual and healing power of music and mantra in the practice of yoga. He has integrated the sound of the gong into his yoga teaching over the last fifteen years, and has blended the practice of Yoga with music, mantra, and the healing effects of the gong to create a transcendent experience of deep self-discovery. His specialty is in using the powerful techniques of Kundalini Yoga to create a sacred space for the gong player to serve as a channel for the divine, and for the devoted practitioner to deepen their practice and find fulfillment as a teacher.


Japa Kaur

Japa Kaur Khalsa is an Associate Trainer from Espanola, New Mexico. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Level Two Practitioner of Sat Nam Rasayan, she brings her knowledge of the subtle body into the realm of anatomy and physiology and the healing space created through Kundalini Yoga.

Your Host

Sat Mitar Kaur

Sat Mitar Kaur Khalsa and the Houston Sangat will be hosting this Level One Teacher Training. Sat Mitar is a Level One Instructor and teaches in and around the Houston area. She served Yogi Bhajan for many years as an employee of Sikh Dharma International and then returned home to serve the community and be with family and friends. A practitioner of Sat Nam Rasayan, Sat Mitar's subtlety and grace holds a place for healing for all who participate in the course.

Training Dates

Week 1

Friday, October 11th – Sunday, October 13th

Week 2

Saturday, November 9th – Sunday, November 10th

Week 3

Saturday, December 14th – Sunday, December 15th

Week 4

Saturday, January 11th – Sunday, January 12th

Week 5

Saturday, February 8th – Sunday, February 9th

Week 6

Saturday, March 14th – Sunday, March 15th

Week 7

Saturday, April 11th – Sunday, April 12th

Week 8

Saturday, May 9th – Sunday, May 10th

Week 9 Graduation Weekend!

Friday, June 12th – Sunday, June 14th

*Alternate Reserve Weekend (in case of weather-related cancellations): Saturday/Sunday, June 6-7

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 5:00 Aquarian Sadhana
  • 8:30 Check in and Meditation
  • 9:00 Lecture & Kriya
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Lecture & Kriya
  • 6:00 end of day

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 satpurkh@gmail.com 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
*External Kundalini Yoga Classes and White Tantric Yoga are not included in the price of the course.

Please review the IKYTA Code of Excellence before you register for Teacher Training.

Location

Yoga Central
1123 Jackson Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

For more information regarding the course please contact the Lead Trainer, Sat Purkh Kaur at satpurkh@gmail.com or the local host, Sat Mitar Kaur at satmitar.khalsa@gmail.com.

Registration

  • Early Registration is $3,100 (save $500!). Available through August 12th, 2019. After that, tuition is $3,600.
  • You can either pay in full, or make a deposit of $600. All payments must be completed within 90 days after the start of the course: January 9th, 2020.
  • Refunds are available less expenses (books, training and license fees) up to and including the first weekend of training. No other refunds are available.

Pay In Full

Early Bird ($3,100)

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Installments

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