The SunChild® Teacher Training is a 7-day program for teaching Kundalini Yoga to children and teenagers. Certified by Ajai Alai Awakening.

Belgium, China and Taiwan.

“What can you give to your child? Nothing, except values of self justice, self-identity and self sovereignty” – Yogi Bhajan

SunChild Teacher Training

Our idea for a teacher training is not limited to postures, games or play with children. This is of course a very important and joyful aspect of it. Nevertheless we believe that Yogi Bhajan contributed a lot more than this to children education and growth. He spoke about discipline and how to empower children to create their bright future. Nowadays, children are either exploited or too spoiled. Over care, limiting risks and rescuing children too quickly, does damage their creative potential.

We also believe that before we can work effectively with children, we need to heal our own relationship to our parents and inner child. In failing to go through this process, we reproduce the same patterns that make us miserable, and we put expectations on children that are not connected to who they are. Furthermore, we bring in the work with children our own judgment about what is right and wrong, whether this is cultural, emotional, personal or just part of a ready-made belief system.

Finally, in the years of my yoga studies, I found myself to take courses for children yoga, enjoying them and yet, once back home, not really been competent about how and what to teach.

With the SunChild programme of Ajai Alai Awakening we intended to address all these issues. The manual we have written for participants to this teacher training is a 180-page long, very comprehensive guide on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings for children and parenting. It also includes modern research and techniques in the field of child education coming from other sources, and, of course, it has been translated into Chinese for easy access.

We believe that 7 days is the minimum possible for you to integrate these teachings and go at the same time through the possibility of self-transformation and growth. Less than that is totally unrealistic for the goal we have set.

The teacher training is fun, but above all it allows adults to heal, free themselves from patterns of suffering and destruction and be present to the world of children in a pure, authentic and supportive way.

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Structure of the SunChild Training

While learning several techniques that will help you to teach children of all ages, it will at the same time help you to be a more joyful and stable human being in healing your own childhood and confront your patterns.

• Working with children.

• Differences between Kundalini Yoga for adults and children.

• Children psychology & stages of growth. Chakras and chakra development in childhood.

• Pregnancy, birth and first 40 days of life according to Kundalini Yoga philosophy.

• Mother as teacher/first phase of life, father as teacher/second phase of life.

• Family systems and patterns. Responsibilities as parents.

• Childhood from a yogic point of view and growth through life cycles (7/11/18 years of age).

• Postures for children and effects.

• How to teach a class; Important tips and sets (classes) divided by age groups (2-3; 4-5; 7-10; 11-12 and teens).

• Rituals, games, chants and dances.

• Sets for the eyes, stress, anger; Relaxation; Massage.

• Stages of growth and Kundalini Yoga adapted to age groups.

• How to deal with teenagers.

• Working with difficult children and techniques for teachers and children for strengthening the nerves.

• Trial classes with feedback.

“Children are not naive little things, they are sensitive, sensible, vibratory, eating creatures. They understand the surroundings, they understand what people mean and how mean they are, they have a thermometer in them. As thermometer can measure the temperature so the child can measure the dishonesty of the parents. Child can measure the dishonesty of the surroundings, child can know the child is innocent, innocence have one beauty, through innocence you can know the unknown and so long the child is unknown in the innocence he knows what neurotic those two bodies are which he calls parents. In other words, the word parent is pay the rent. And pay it honestly and pay it gracefully. And let the child know that you are the guardian in Divinity, not guardian in ego” – Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga for Children & Teenagers

Kundalini Yoga has been given to us by a great master, Yogi Bhajan, and encompasses all aspects of life. It helps children to get to know themselves and their body in a joyful and playful way.

It balances their emotions and helps to reduce anxiety and aggression. It has been proven by research that yoga increases flexibility, concentration and well-being.

Furthermore it improves social behavior as it makes children more loving, self conscious and calm. Reinforcing their personality and nervous system, Kundalini Yoga prepares children to face challenges and negative aspects of life with a positive approach and with tools that work.

“Finally landing back after one of the most profound and inspiring yoga training weeks I’ve experienced in a long time, SunCHild Teacher Training! Thank you Sat Sarbat and Satmukh for your incredible wisdom, insights, joy and generosity. The training was abov and beyond a children’s yoga training program, it offered me a deeper insight on my own inner child journey, a more mature and authentic frame for conscious parenting, a new outlook on bringing joy to adult classes and great tools to teach yoga to children of all ages. A big hug and thank you to my beautiful sisters who journeyed with me during this amazing week. Feeling truly grateful and looking forward to sharing this wisdom far and wide.”

– Siri Hari Kaur, Australia

“The teacher training for children was a surprising present for me. It allowed me to touch the inside corners I didn’t see for many years. Even as a mother I have learned a lot from teaching my child, I did not realize that how I was driven by the innerchild and my hidden self. This course gave me a lot of healing. The classes for children are so creative and so fun, but also a challenge! I learned how to keep neutral by letting go my expectation and how to teach children to love not to love me. Our teacher is full of humor, we really enjoyed being children and students in her demo classes”.

– Dharamjot Kaur, China

Sat Sarbat Kaur & Satmukh Singh

Since 2001 Sat Sarbat Kaur is certified to teach yoga to children through the American Radiant Child™ Yoga Program, Next Generation Yoga® , as well as by 3HO Germany where she followed the first edition of the Kundalini Yoga teacher training for children offered by its creator: Shiva Kaur Khalsa.

For 6 years Sat Sarbat Kaur gave regular yoga classes to children from 4 to 12 years in her yoga centre in Austria as well as in several elementary and maternity schools, before becoming herself a trainer for children yoga teachers.

In the past she has been a trainer of 3HO Germany and part of the team of the Amrit Nam Sarovar school in France for the development of children and teenagers programs. She has now been offering her own teacher training for children worldwide since 2013.  On the personal level her experience with children is a life-long one, as she raised herself nine children among her own and adopted ones.

She believes that children should be taught to tap into their inner strength, peace and happiness in order to become trustworthy, reliable and independent adults.

Trainers for this teacher training are Sat Sarbat Kaur, who among own and adopted ones raised 9 children, and her husband, Satmukh Singh, whose parents worked as foster parents for children of difficult backgrounds who had to be taken away from their family and environment for their own protection. Sharing his childhood with these difficult children made Satmukh a very sensitive and compassionate caretaker for children. His direct personal experience in this field, is a precious and unique contribution to this teacher training.

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.
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.