Level 1

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The KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training is a 220-hour program for spiritual growth and professional teacher certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.

Australia, Austria, China, France, Serbia, Taiwan and Turkey.

KRI Level 1

Purpose of the Level 1

• Deepen your practice of Kundalini Yoga and get tools and knowledge for your ongoing growth.

• Learn to teach a Kundalini Yoga class, the responsibility of the teacher and the Code of Ethics.

• Connect to a lineage of yogis whose teachings are from a thousand year old tradition.

• Experience a personal transformative process within a committed group.

• Obtain a certificate recognized worldwide (Kundalini Yoga Teaching certified by the Kundalini Research Institute).

• Get the chance to develop a long lasting relationship with fellow students and an international community.

Specificities of our school

Our work is based on several fundamental elements:

  • Respect for the Tradition. We consider that without REVERENCE for where we come from there is no possibility of growing on a healthy basis because the reactivity of the subconscious will always take over. We respect the millennial lineage that has brought these teachings to us today. The gratitude of receiving this spiritual influx brings us closer to the wisdom of those great souls who have lived and integrated the teachings through the ages.
  • Collective intelligence. We are a TEAM of teachers: 3 lead trainers + a team of associate trainers. This allows us to reflect on a wider range of teaching and allows students to not get hung up on the personality of a teacher but rather on the essence of the teachings. This collective intelligence always emerges within the groups thanks to residential situations and participation in morning practices (sadhana) and daily tasks (karma yoga).
  • Intuition and creativity. The teachings are never presented in the same way twice, they respond to the ENERGY OF THE INSTANT and the burning questions of the students. The kriyas are selected according to the themes that emerge from the group. The content is adapted according to the specific needs that are identified within the team of trainers. The manual is used as a basic resource for the participants but we use it very little as a support to avoid that the understanding is only mental but a lived experience.
  • Pedagogical follow-up. Our training is HUMAN SIZE: it is possible to interact, ask questions and the teachers are accessible. There is a follow-up in study groups between modules which allows for continuity and integration of the transformation that has taken place during the intensive weeks. An individual interview with a lead trainer takes place at the beginning and end of the training.
  • ASHRAM type immersion. We privilege PHYSICAL PRESENCE and full weeks for the modules. This allows us to dive much deeper into the transformation of the subconscious mind and to build strong bonds of trust within the group.
  • Live music. As much as possible we play the music live with the musicians present.

“Celestial grounding, this is a fair interpretation of what my Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training has been like. For the past 11 months, I’ve experienced the most cathartic, life affirming, transformational, soul-reviving practice of coming home. Like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. My heart is so full of love. It is with such gratitude and love that I thank my teachers Siri Hari Kaur, Sat Sarbat Kaur and Satmukh Singh, you continue to inspire and uplift me in so many ways. I love you! I highly recommend their influence in your life.”

– Priya Dhyan Kaur, Australia

In your daily life

• Learn practical tools to deal with your stress and emotions.

• Become aware of what is alive within you, a source of a new vitality.

• Recognize your values, your strength, and identify challenges and limitations.

• Develop patience and tolerance.

• Learn how to filter the overload of information according to what you need.

• Finally, find out who you are!

“Home is where each lives for each other and all live for God”·  – Yogi Bhajan

Structure of the Teacher Training

The training is structured in 3 modules called FOUNDATION, THE SELF and 5 ELEMENTS.

Each module lasts 7 to 8 consecutive days or separated in periods of 2-3 days. Between each module, you will participate to study groups, which can be attended online or live, to support every step along the training.

40-day yoga practices with specifically chosen Kriyas and Meditations will guide you through a process of transformation and expansion, helping you find your inner guidance and to build the ground for a permanent commitment toward positive change.

• Yogic philosophy and roots of Kundalini Yoga (lineage of Yogis and Sikh Dharma)

• The system of the 10 Spiritual Bodies and the 8 Chakras

• Numbers: introduction to the Aquarian Numerology

• Science of mantras and Shabd Guru (1)

• Breathing techniques: the science of pranayama, Kundalini energy and Vayus

• Alignment (locks or Bhandas) and Kundalini Yoga postures (1)

• Introduction to the mind and meditation (mudras)

• Preparation of a class, structure and role of the teacher

• Humanology: Ishnaan and sadhana

• Structure of the Mind, Cycle of Intellect and different kind of meditations

• Patanjali Sutras and Pratyahar

• 3 pillar meditations: Kirtan Kriya, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and Sat Kriya

• Cosmic cycles and Aquarian Age

• Ladder of subtlety: the manifestation of the creation

• Humanology: soul at birth, life cycles, death, …

• Science of mantras and Shabd Guru (2)

• Kundalini Yoga postures and dynamic of the kriyas

• Western anatomy (nervous system, glandular system, …)

• Deep yogic experience: dive into the 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether)

• Connect to your original nature

• Humanology: yogic diet and cleansing

• Karma and Dharma

• Spiritual path, the 5 padas (5 spiritual stages)

• The art of being a teacher: Poke, Provoke, Confront and Elevate

• Code of Ethic & Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers

“I started my Level 1 to go deeper in my own practice and to gain some background in addition to my personal explorations of Kundalini Yoga. It transformed me deeply and finally drove me to teach every week where I live, because now I feel confident enough and I want to share the light.”

– Charan Kamal Kaur, France

“I am very grateful that I found Ajai Alai Awakening to support my journey as a Kundalini Yoga teacher. After completing Level 1, I felt the call to share what I experienced during the training and now the students in my yoga classes are teaching me even more every day. The school helped me being a better human being, understanding and accepting life as it comes.”

– Govind Bhajan Singh, France

Certification & Diploma

Currently, KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) is the official international training organization that promotes  and oversees teacher training programs in 52 countries, graduating over 2000 new Kundalini Yoga teachers annually.

The Level One KRI Aquarian Teacher Training Program consists of a 220 hour program (180 hours in class; 40 home practice) with a comprehensive well-organized course textbook called “The Aquarian Teacher” .

Graduates of Level One earn the title of KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, are registered with the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement. The primary regulatory body for Kundalini Yoga teachers is IKYTA, not Yoga Alliance.

Becoming a trainer for a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program takes years if not decades of practice and study. Potential trainers must have taught over 1000 hours of Kundalini Yoga, completed a Level One and 5 Level Two Modules totaling over 500 hours of study, and have spent several years mentoring with existing trainers. Potential new trainers are assessed by an international certification committee on their competence and maturity as teachers before being designated as associate, professional or lead trainers by KRI. On average it takes about eight years of mentoring before one is approved as a “Lead” trainer.

Practice with us

Meet your Teachers

Satmukh Singh
Satmukh Singh is a Kundalini Research Institute certified Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer for Level 1 and Level 2 programs, and Mentoring Lead. He founded Ajai Alai Awakening with Sat Sarbat Kaur.
Fateh Singh
Fateh singh is a Yogi, healer and teacher trainer who lives in France. He started Kundalini Yoga in his early twenties. Inspired and truly grateful to have found such a treasure, he became a teacher in 2003.
Sat Sarbat Kaur
Sat Sarbat is a KRI Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer Level 1 and 2 and Mentoring Lead. She offers KRI teacher trainings in several countries in Asia, Australia and Europe.
Dharamjot Kaur Khalsa
Dharamjot Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher Level 1 and 2 and Kundalini Yoga teacher for children. After years of dedicated seva, she started to work for full time AAA in 2015.