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Spirit Rising Yoga Kundalini Yoga Teacher training over the years

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Spirit rising Yoga


Upcoming Teacher Training Info Sessions:
(With Free
Gong Relaxations - all are invited!)

Saturday, 7/21, 10-11 am
Saturday, 8/11, 10-11 am
Saturday, 9/15, 10-11 am

At Spirit Rising Yoga Center
3717 N. Ravenswood Ave., #220W
RSVP: training@spiritrisingyoga.org

Meet the Lead Trainers as well as a graduate, learn about the details of the course,
experience a free gong relaxation, and enjoy a cup of Yogi Tea!
(No obligation to enroll if you attend)

If your interest is strong, please fill out an online Registration Form
that will be emailed to us, so we may be initially introduced to you,
and Contact us to schedule an Entrance Interview
773-975-9754 or training@spiritrisingyoga.org

Entrance Interviews provide you with an opportunity to meet the Lead Trainers and learn details about all aspects of the Course.
It also allows for the Trainers to meet you and learn more about you, your expectations and interest in taking the Course.

Community happens through the yoga and meditation the group experiences together. Relationships and deep bonds of trust can form that fulfill the longing of the soul for spiritual community. Discover an exceptional group of like-minded individuals who share an opportunity to deepen their experience into the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

For students of all levels whether you are just beginning the journey or are well-traveled this program starts with the basics and allows for all levels to progress. The requirement is the ability to commit to being present.

The consistent structure of the course offers an immersion in the yogic lifestyle, integrates yogic practice into work, family life and personal activities.

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Earn the credentials and experience to teach others professionally. 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.

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.

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 include an entrance interview, participation in all class sessions, completion of written assignments, attendance of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes outside of Training, a passing grade on the written final exam, one day of White Tantric yoga, completion of a 5 Aquarian Group Sadhanas, creation of two course curricula, agree to and sign the Code of Professional Standards, completion of confidential evaluations on each Teacher Trainer, satisfactory completion of teaching practicum and exit interview.

Guru Kar Singh/Kenny Velez Memorial Scholarship Fund This Scholarship program is designed to further one fundamental mission of Spirit Rising Foundation, making Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan® accessible to all persons, including those who could not otherwise afford to participate in our Teacher Training Course. The financial awards awarded through the Scholarship are considered Seva scholarships; meaning that Scholarship awardees commit to teach a minimum of 25 hours of Kundalini Yoga in an under-served community in exchange for scholarship funds. If you have interest in the scholarship program please contact us by email for more information or to receive an application;  training@spiritrisingyoga.org. Applications are due by August 15, 2017.

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.

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®. IKYTA was formed in 1994 to further spread these priceless teachings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.



About 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.




S.S. Shiva Singh Khalsa, E-RYT 500, Mentoring Lead Trainer
The Midwest’s most experienced Lead Teacher Trainer, one of Yogi Ji’s earliest students and Training Director of Spirit Rising Foundation. Since 1971 he has taught and practiced with the guidance of his teacher Yogi Bhajan, who said of Shiva Singh, "You have always been an inspiration to me." He is a Jupiter teacher; jovial, expansive and uplifting in his teaching style. 


Shabad Kaur Khalsa, LCPC, LMFT, E-RYT 500, Lead Trainer
She brings 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. It has been said of Shabad Kaur, “She is not just a person, she is a force.”



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Puranpreet Kaur E-RYT 500, Associate Trainer, Course Administrator
Deeply awakened and transformed through Kundalini Yoga, Puranpreet Kaur shares the Teachings with a tremendous passion. She radiates in her teaching style – 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 2018-2019

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, 8am - 3:30pm
(Sadhana 4:30 - 6:45am)

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, 8am - 4pm 

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, 8am - 4pm 

Saturday, March 9, 2019,10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 8am - 3:30pm
(Sadhana 4:30 - 6:45am) 

Saturday, March 30, 2019,10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8am - 3:30pm
(Sadhana 4:30 - 6:45am)

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 8am - 3:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 8am - 4pm

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 8am - 3:30pm
(Sadhana 4:30 - 6:45am)

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, 8am - 4pm

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, 8am - 4pm



Please note:
- All dates are subject to change. Participants will be given advance notice of any schedule changes.
- All Trainees required to attend the 5 Group Early Morning Sadhanas, 4:30 - 6:45 am, to be eligible for Certification.


- $650 Non-refundable Deposit due upon registration or by August 15, 2018 to reserve space – applied to tuition* (non-refundable)
- Early Bird Registration: $3800 Paid in full by August 15, 2018*11
- Regular Registration: $4000 Paid in full after October 1, 2018*     
- 10% discount: Full Time Student (with valid Student ID /Senior 60+ *
-  Payment Plan: $4200. Payment Plans requires automatic credit card payments*.
- If you are considering applying for the Kenny Velez/Guru Kar Singh Memorial Scholarship Applications are due no later than August 1, 2018.
* 3% processing charge is added to all credit card transactions
Refund Policy:  Before the Course begins (10/20/19): full refund, less the $650 Deposit.
No refunds will be given after October 23, 2018
Note: Tuition does NOT include registration for the White Tantric Yoga course or the cost of required 20 yoga classes outside of KYTT.

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 8am - 3:30pm
(Sadhana 4:30 - 6:45am)

White Tantric Yoga Course
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8am - 6:30pm

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8am - 4pm

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 8am - 4pm
(Yoga Days)

Graduation: Saturday, June 1, 2019