our next Level 1
October 12, 2019 - may 30, 2020

Are you considering the next step in your personal growth or to learn more about our next training? start the process by completing the no-obligation Preliminary Information Form heRE

There is still time to enroll!

Contact us to schedule an Entrance Interview! training@spiritrisingyoga.org
(Entrance Interviews are required for all participants. This is a confidential 1:1 meeting with the teacher training applicant and the training team to discuss mutual expectations of the course. Please complete the Information Form, and you will be contacted to schedule an Entrance Interview.)

Earn the credentials and Serve others

The program combines 180 classroom hours with 40 hours of home study and fulfills the requirements for Level One certification by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and membership in the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). A one-year associate membership in IKYTA is included in the course fee. Graduates meet the requirements for registration by Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. Spirit Rising Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, in affiliation with the Kundalini Research Institute’s Aquarian Teacher Academy.

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Experiential, interactive coursework provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of the sacred science of Kundalini Yoga:

  • Subtle Yogic and Western anatomy and physiology

  • Yogic philosophy and origins of Kundalini Yoga

  • Teaching and practice of Kundalini Yoga postures & kriyas

  • Mantra, mudra and sacred sound, including the Gong

  • Developing and maintaining a daily yogic Sadhana practice

  • Humanology, the science of relationships and yogic lifestyle

  • Ethics and roles and responsibilities of a Kundalini Yoga teacher

  • Using asanas, meditation, kriyas, mantra and breath to awaken the mind and train the body

Our Unique Mentor Program

Each trainee is matched with a mentor that has graduated from a previous training at Spirit Rising or other KRI certified program. This is a unique component of this training that many trainees have credited with enriching their course experience. The Mentors are available to assist Trainees in their Practice Teaching, participate in Morning Sadhana practices and provide extra information and support

Course materials

include the KRI Level 1 Teacher Training Textbook and Manual, which are invaluable reference tools for learning and teaching Kundalini Yoga; and “The Master’s Touch”, an inspiring volume of lectures and meditations by Yogi Bhajan focusing on the process of becoming a teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Instructional videos for improving practice of yoga sets. The Trainers also provide valuable personal handouts and other materials to enhance the learning experience.

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Certification Requirements:

~ an Entrance Interview
~ participation in all class sessions
~ completion of written, reading and practice home assignments
~ attendance of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes outside of Training
~ creation of two course curricula
~ a passing grade on the written final exam
~ one day of White Tantric yoga
~ completion of a 5 Aquarian Group Sadhanas,
~ understand and sign the Code of Professional Standard
~ satisfactory completion of teaching practicum
~ Exit Interview.

White Tantric Yoga

The White Tantric Yoga course is an essential component of the KRI certification course. Graduates have reported that experiencing White Tantric Yoga helped them grasp their unlimited potential for personal growth. This one-day meditation intensive is both challenging and uplifting.

The Kenny Velez - Guru Kar Singh Memorial Scholarship 
Created to assist those who for financial reasons otherwise would not be able to attend this Training. For information click HERE


About Yogi Bhajan and 3HO Foundation

Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, arrived in the United States in 1969 with a stated purpose: “I have come to create teachers, not to gather disciples.” For over 30 years, he traveled internationally, teaching Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness. Yogi Bhajan founded 3HO, the Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization, based on his first principle “Happiness is your birthright.” Through the Aquarian Teacher Program thousands of people’s lives have been transformed as they gained their teachers’ certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. The International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) was formed in 1994 to further spread these priceless teachings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.

About Spirit Rising Yoga Center and Spirit Rising Foundation

Spirit Rising Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit service based organization that has as its mission: to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and healthy happy and holy lifestyle with all, regardless of race, gender, economic status or sexual orientation. Spirit Rising Yoga Center offers a regular schedule of classes and workshops with varied topics in yoga and meditation, as well as yoga outreach programs and opportunities for seva/service in under-served communities.

Your Teacher Trainers

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S.S. Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Mentoring Lead Trainer

As one of Yogi Ji’s earliest students, he is an experienced teacher of Kundalini Yoga, the Training Director of Spirit Rising Yoga. Since 1972 he has taught, internationally, and practiced with the guidance of his teacher Yogi Bhajan, who said of Shiva Singh, "You have always been an inspiration to me." His students teach and heal all over the world. He is a Jupiter teacher; jovial, expansive and uplifting. Through engaging and inspiring stories, he brings alive his decades with Yogi Bhajan and 3HO. He is an expert on the gong, Naad Yoga and Meditation, which he shares effortlessly with all.


Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Lead Trainer

Internationally known and beloved, Shabad Kaur brings over 30 years of yogic lifestyle to impart wisdom regarding the teachings on women and Humanology (applied psychology from a yogic perspective), based on her blessing to have served Yogi Bhajan directly. She also transcribed and illustrated many of his teachings. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist. It has been said of Shabad Kaur, “She is not just a person, she is a force.”



Puranpreet Kaur E-RYT 500, Professional Trainer, Course Administrator

Deeply awakened and transformed through Kundalini Yoga, Puranpreet Kaur shares the Teachings with a tremendous passion and clarity. Among her many talents she is this Training’s Postures expert. She walks the talk – you will be inspired! She is a professional musician and part of the Sacred music band “PREET”. One of her greatest joys is sharing her music so the Sacred Sound Current can touch the lives of those who listen.


Teacher Training Course Schedule 2019-2020.


Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Spirit Rising Yoga 2019-2020 Course Tuition

  • Deposit: $650 Non-refundable Deposit to reserve enrollment space – applied to tuition, due by August 15, 2019*

  • Early Bird Tuition: $3800, paid in full by August 15, 2019*

  • Regular Tuition: $4000, paid in full by October 1, 2019*

  • Tuition Installment Payment Plan: $4275*, 8 Monthly payments of $454* | Automatic credit card payments available. First installment due October 1, 2019.

  • Senior 62+/Full Time Student with ID (10% Discount)

  • Senior/FT Student Early Bird - $3420, paid in full by August 15, 2019*

  • Senior/FT Student Regular - $3600, paid in full by October 1, 2019*

  • Senior/FT Student Installment Payment Plan - $3780* ($391* Monthly)

Tuition payment must be completed by graduation.

* 3% processing charge is added to credit card transactions.

Tuition includes:

  • Aquarian Teacher Textbook

  • Master’s Touch, On being a sacred teacher for the Aquarian Age

Tuition does not include:

  • Registration for the White Tantric Yoga course

  • The cost of the required 20 yoga classes outside of KYTT.

(See Course Agreement for refund policy)

More information on the eligibility requirements for the Teacher Training Scholarship Program is available at LINK

Spirit Rising Yoga Kundalini Yoga Teacher training over the years