Karam Kriya School
Aquarian Teacher Training Level I
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher or for those of you who want todeepen your understanding and experience in the transformational practice of Kundalini Yoga and related lifestyle as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will be taught by wonderful and experienced teacher trainers and be blessed by the wisdom and presence of lead trainer and founding director of Karam Kriya School Shiv Charan Singh.
Obtain a Kundalini Yoga Teaching Certificate recognized worldwide
- Gain a sound understanding of the fundamental nature, technologies and concepts of Kundalini Yoga
- Experience a transformation through the practice of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings and related lifestyle
- Develop the skills, confidence and consciousness required to become a teacher
- Develop a relationship with other participating students local teachers, and the 3HO community
- Develop a relationship with Yogi Bhajan as the Master of Kundalini Yoga, and link to the Golden Chain
Shiv Charan, head of the Karam Kriya School talking on becoming a teacher.
Session 1: Yoga Origins, Types, Lineage & Becoming a Teacher
What is Yoga; origins and history up to present. Relevance for the transition into Aquarian Age.
Types of Yoga: traditional and modern.
KY as the mother of all yogas. Householder’s dharma. Balance Shakti/Bhakti.
Golden chain. Adi mantra & class structure. Baba Sri Chand, Guru Ram Das is Gurdev, YB.
Code of ethics – Professional Code & 16 Facets of the Teacher. 7 Steps to Happiness.
Session 2: Shabd, Mantra & Sadhana
Quantum Shabd Guru:
The 4 yugas, kali Yug and Naam as the supreme yoga of Kali Yug.
The nature of the age we live in. [the grey transition between Piscean and Aquarian era.
The changes and challenges of the times, and what is needed.
Sensory human: The body as a communication system;
Mantra: the meanings, effect, and how to chant the mantras of Kundalini Yoga.
Sadhana: The importance and value of daily discipline of exercise and meditation.
Building your sadhana slowly and steadily
Breathing & Living
Pranayama: Body – breath – brain – consciousness
What, how, why of the breath. Its nature, importance, variations & effects.
Yogic Lifestyle: Guidelines, wisdom and tips for all aspects of life.
How to awake, hydrotherapy, diet, times of day, getting the best sleep
Addiction: and how yoga helps. link to Cautions and pitfalls. Power/money/sex.
Relaxation: — its importance, different techniques.
Session 4:The map – Yogic & Western Anatomy.
Western anatomy: body systems and specific organs.
How stress, and lifestyle can effect and how yoga and diet help
Addiction and how yoga helps. Cautions and pitfalls. Power/money/sex.
The yoga process; concept of energetics rejuvenation /balance/ elimination [G.O.D.]
Yogic anatomy of Gunas, Tattwas, Chakras, Nadis, Vayus, prana and apana.
The path of the Kundalini and the 3 locks/bhandas.
Session 5; The Technology of the Times; Posture; Kriyas; (concept and practice)
Asanas; (angles, triangles, rhythm). The effects/benefits/cautions.
Session 6; Mind & Meditation:
The techniques, types, effects over time, stages.
Patanjali: Pratyahaar, Darana, Dhyana, Samadh.
The 3 minds; training the mind.
Session 7; Humanology:
We are Spirits here for the Human Experience.
The possible Hu-man Be-ing, soul’s choice, soul’s journey, birth, 120 days, the mother. Being fe/male, growing up, Moon Points, Lifecycles. Meditations for Wo/men. Relationships –the highest yoga. Venus Kriyas. Tips for Communication.
(same gender relations: material being prepared)
Session 8: Roles And Responsibilities : In and out of the class setting.
The Art of being a student; 5 steps to wisdom, the 4 errors, 2 laws – keep up and deliver. The nature and art of a teacher – Teacher’s Oath. 16 Facets.
Teaching in different spaces, different levels, and different groups.
Before, during and after the class. (reminder of pitfalls; power/money/sex)
Message, market & media. Preparing yourself, preparing the class.
Managing the time, the space, the ambience & the people.
(Relation between Kundalini Yoga and Sikh dharma. Will be covered in Ashram Experience)
Session 9: Yogic Philosophy, Death & Dying
Philosophy: Key terms and common concepts in Yogic Philosophy. Sutras of Patanjali. Importance of Concentration.
Yamas and Niyamas in detail, From Pranayama to Samadhi
Maya and the cycle of manifestation <–> the ladder of subtly.
Death & Dying: What happens when we die and after we die?
The stages, the issues, the opportunity, and the technology.
Dead/Liberated while Alive.
Session 10 (5 Days): Ashram Experience: Completion & Continuity
Ten Spiritual Bodies; and Applied Science of Spiritual Numerology [Karam Kriya]. KY and Sikh Dharma: Differences and Similarities
Resources for the teacher. [Including Community and continuity.]
Answer & questions. Preparation for exam
Viewing and experiencing Yo gi Bhajan through videos.
Exploring the master’s words – Book: The Master’s Touch
Personal check in. Improving teaching skills.
Video taken by Seva Kaur Khalsa
For more videos, please go to www.youtube.com/karamkriyavideos
There will be other Course Tutors who will each teach 1 weekend on thier speacilist topics.
N>B: Dates for the ashram experience will happen at the end of the course and will be decided together on the first weekend training.
Investment:£1800 or £1620 if paid in full in advance.
Entrance and completion criteria
If the student has little or no experience of Kundalini Yoga then entry will be based on the recommendation of one of the course tutors.
Students must satisfy certain criteria for certification on completion of the course, including:
- Full payment of course fees asset out on application.
- Attendance at the whole course including practicum weekends as well as a white tantra day.
- students must record attendance at a minimum of 20 KY classes during the training period, independant of Yoga on the course.
- complete a 40 day meditation and keep a journal of the experience.
- pass a written exam as well as hand in two pieces of course work
Equal Opportunities Policy: While honouring a policy of non-discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or ethnicity the Karam Kriya School reserves the right to refuse entry to any students on grounds of general unsuitability and to refuse continuation of the course as a consequence of inappropriate or discriminatory behaviour.
Information and Booking
For more information about course fees, programme, outline and course criteria or to apply for the teacher training level one with Karam Kriya School in Glastonbury, please contact course organiser Preet Kaur 07704 636647 or email her on:firstname.lastname@example.org For local enquiries for venue, accommodation or transport, also contact Preet Kaur on 07704 636647 or email her on email@example.com
Testimonials from trainees from 2015-2016 training
I found myself being led to the teacher training even though I had no conscious desire to do it! At the end of every Kundalini class and in my times of quiet reflecton I knew it was part of my route to deeper connection and Home and yet every time I dismissed the quiet, persistent voice. At last, I heard and listened and then acted.The training has been one of my most dramatically enriching processes, I have been challenged at every single weekend to look deeper into my life, my values, my spirituality and to know what it is to live and love and grow my soul connection. I have also had the pleasure of getting to know a most beautiful group of students.” Nicki