KRI Level 1 Teacher Training Course

Join Lead Trainer, Krishna Kaur, for our upcoming Online Level 1 Teacher Training Course. Krishna’s heartfelt approach and daily presence signals her commitment to you becoming a Kundalini Yoga Teacher with resilience, compassion and joy.

This course features a roster of incredible guest presenters on specialized topics, and an experienced training team to help support you through this process. There is much to learn as you journey toward becoming “The Possible Human”. Now is good!

Call (323) 379-4743‬ or email [email protected] for more info about the course.

Feel free to attend the online orientation session to get a sense of what is expected, answer your questions, and learn why these teachings are so important – especially in today’s climate.

KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is an interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes:

  • 160 hours of online classroom & at home instruction
  • 40 hours of independent study
  • 40-day Meditation & 40-day Sadhana

Whether you want to teach yoga or not, you will gain many personal skills to help keep you mentally and emotionally balanced, and ready to face whatever comes your way.

Orientation and Online Platform Introduction: September 25th (time to be determined)
Open Q&A: July 10th at 9AM PDT.
Q&A Registration Link:

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird Discount: $3,250 (before August 16th)
  • Special Deal: $3,450 (before September 11th)
  • Standard Registration: $3,750

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Training Dates

Fridays 3pm-5pm. Saturdays 8am-3:30pm.
Sundays 9am-2:30pm. All times are PDT.

  • Jul 10, 2021 – Q&A SESSION
  • Sep 25, 2021 – ORIENTATION
  • Oct 8-10, 2021
  • Oct 22-24, 2021
  • Nov 5-7, 2021
  • Dec 3-5, 2021
  • Jan 7-9, 2022
  • Jan 28-30, 2022
  • Feb 18-20, 2022
  • Mar 11-13, 2022
  • Apr 1-3, 2022
  • Apr 22-24, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Fridays: 3:00p – 5:00p; – Saturdays: 8:30a – 2:30p; Sundays: 8:30a – 2:00p (all times are PDT)

There will be 9 live online hours each weekend. Approximately 3-6 hours of at home viewing and responding at your leisure between weekends.

We have planned to be fully live online, with weekends being live online, and home study of some recorded Trainer presentations and Trainee reflections. We will adjust to some outdoor sessions as situations regarding COVID-19 become clearer safer for all.

There will be both recordings for home viewing and reflections as well live online sessions on the weekends. (Please note participating live is critical. We will try our best to accommodate different time zones. Unfortunately, some live zoom activities may be challenging for some.

Yes. Whether you want to teach yoga or not, you will gain many personal skills to help keep you mentally and emotionally balanced, and ready to face whatever comes your way.

Wearing white is not required. However, energetically you may find it helpful as you experience the subtle effects of the practice.

There are no dietary restrictions. Yogic Lifestyle suggestions will be discussed during the training.

None required. However, being able to stay with the group moving forward, it is strongly encouraged that you begin taking Kundalini Yoga classes either online or in person as often as possible before and during the training.

If you’d like to set up a payment plan, you can do so directly by contacting [email protected] however the entire amount will need to be paid in full by August 2nd, 2021.

At the moment, there are no scholarship opportunities available through our program. We suggest and highly encourage you to seek out personal grants/donations/funding on your own.

2021 Teacher Training Team

Krishna Kaur

Lead Trainer

Krishna Kaur, a dynamic, heart centered Yoga teacher, began studying yoga in 1970 and has passionately taught the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for over 40 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her teaching in Africa, Mexico, and inner cities throughout the United States. A master teacher trainer, she conducts workshops in Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Guest Presenter

Keval Kaur Khalsa, M.A., is a Kundalini Research Institute-certified Level I Lead Trainer. She has trained Kundalini Yoga teachers in North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, California, Colorado, Michigan, and Accra (Ghana). Keval Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 20 years in university settings, studios and community centers in North America, South America, and Africa. She owns Kundalini Yoga Durham, a donation-based, inclusive community yoga space in Durham, NC.

Jai Dev

Guest Presenter

Jai Dev is a yogi, mystic, and internationally renowned teacher. He is the founder of the Life-Force Academy—a global training academy for the yogic arts and sciences with members in over 60 countries around the world.

Dr. Khalsa

Guest Presenter

Dr. Khalsa is the spiritual advisor and Lead Trainer to the Awareness Center. He has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over forty years. He and his wife, Suraj, were founders of the Awareness Center in 1974 and both have been teaching ever since. He is the lead teacher for the Level I and Level II Kundalini Yoga teacher training program. Dr. Khalsa also teaches the Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. Beginner’s Series once a quarter in January, April, July and October and has a thriving Chiropractic practice in Pasadena

Tommy Rosen

Guest Presenter

Tommy is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last 3 decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 29 years of continuous recovery from addiction. Tommy is the founder of Recovery 2.0. Along with the Recovery 2.0 team, he is dedicated to supporting the needs of the global community of the Recovery 2.0 Membership. Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, (Hay House) was published to International acclaim and continues to transform the lives of readers across the globe.

Sat Tara

Guest Presenter

Sat Tara began practising yoga in his youth. Even though he didn't like it, he found he couldn't get away either, so he just kept going. He started teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1997, and had a working epiphany of how much he didn't know. The embarrassment this caused him propelled him onward to try and keep learning as much as he could. Since that time, he's read a few books, some of them rather old and others not so much. He's also stretched some body parts he didn't know what to call and visited some pretty cool places. He now realises there is even more he doesn't know than he could ever have guessed. One thing Sat Tara has learned is to highly value the sharing of yoga in particular, and life in general, with other beings, as it is through them that he has gained the deepest and most useful insights about himself. He continues to have fun, despite everything.

Dr. Alan Singh Weiss

Guest Presenter

Dr. Alan Singh Weiss was an early student of Yogi Bhajan, and started teaching Kundalini Yoga as a teenager. He subsequently became a physician and surgeon. He has travelled throughout the United States and the world with Yogi Bhajan as he spread the teachings and the Dharma.

The 6 Principle Components of the KRI Level 1 Program

  1. Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga
    The theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga kriyas (yoga sets), asanas, and mudras. Explore the nature of the mind and its training through Kundalini Yoga meditations, mantras, and pranayam (breathing techniques).
  2. Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
    The history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. The technologies of Kundalini Yoga as they apply to healing and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.
  3. Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy
    Traditional Western anatomy, its purpose and function, including the respiratory, nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems and their relation to the practice and teaching of yoga. Also Yogic anatomy and the energy systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, pranas and vayus, and the ten yogic bodies.
  4. Consciousness of a Teacher: Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain
    The skills and techniques to become an effective instructor, including practical strategies for teaching beginners, ethical guidelines, curriculum development, and the transformational role of the teacher in developing a successful yoga practice.
  5. The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
  6. The Practicum: Teaching from Day One
    Practical experience instructing a yoga class under the supervision of a KRI Yoga Teacher Trainer, receiving written evaluation and student feedback.