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200hr Kundalini Level 1

 Yoga Teacher Training

February 14 to September 29, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesdays

Learn to harness your pure potential​

Plant-based Ayurvedic lunches

Includes a Chakra Retreat!

Register by January 17 and save $200!

Only 12 spots available

Ottawa 200hr Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program

Free INFORMATION SESSION:

11:15am-12:15pm, Thursday November 14 (reserve your spot here...)

11:15am-12:15pm, Thursday Dec 12 (reserve your spot here...)

11:15am-12:15pm, Thursday January 9 (reserve your spot here...)

Learn more about the curricula, tour the studio, meet the Lead Trainer & enjoy some tea!

  • Become a potent and confident Kundalini Yoga Practitioner & Teacher with this comprehensive yoga training program

  • Train with our award-winning, studio in rural Ottawa

  • Enjoy a low student to teacher ratio that will promote more individual attention and personal development

  • Gain knowledge from our lead trainer, an expert in their field and over 10 years of experience in health & wellness

  • Receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax

This program will offer you a deeper understanding of this ancient practice, and give you many tools you can use on your mat and in your life! This certification will qualify you for the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, RYT (200hr) designation.

 

This 200-hour training can be taken by the following participants:

  • Anyone who is interested in the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga in order to develop a deeper personal practice

  • Anyone who is interested in teaching Kundalini Yoga and being certified with this Yoga Alliance approved program

  • Any health & wellness practitioner who is interested in understanding the health-related, therapeutic aspects of Kundalini Yoga for themselves and/or their professional practice.

 

Yoga & Tea Studio is designated as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) by Yoga Alliance.  Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

Sat Dharam Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and instructor, author, mother of three, and naturopathic doctor, practicing and teaching at her Trillium Healing Arts Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has been studying Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan since 1979 and was told by him to become a "teacher of teachers and healer of healers". She has facilitated teacher training programs in Toronto, Canmore (Alberta), Cambridge (Ontario) and New Mexico. Sat Dharam Kaur graduated in 1989 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and was awarded the “Naturopathic Doctor of the Year” award by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors in 2000 for her work in breast cancer prevention and environmental education. She has written several best selling books: A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health.

Lead Trainer (Naturopathic Doctor)

Sat Dharam Kaur

Navjit Kaur is the founder and director of the award-winning Yoga & Tea Studio (2008-present) and continues to teach and provide training programs in the area and abroad. As a mom, wife, Professional Engineer and Yogipreneur, Navjit Kaur enjoys sharing how yoga philosophy and techniques help you to deal with modern day issues relating to stress, health and relationships. Her approach in teacher training programs is to provide you with the experience of being a student first, and from there how to develop a personal practice, so that you can be of better service to those you teach based on your own experience of what you have practiced. Her gentle, friendly demeanor, joyful attitude, and effective communication and organization skills, make her programs accessible, provide introspection and growth, and an opportunity for you to heal, and be challenged to excel.  She is also a Food For Life Cooking Instructor and demonstrates how plant-based diets can help to prevent and reverse illness.  Since 2005, Navjit Kaur has taught over 4000 hours and continues to deepen her own personal practice and the art of teaching by taking continuing education. See her complete profile here...

Associate Trainer (E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT)

Navjit Kaur Sidhu

Rupinder Kaur Khalsa is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher specialized in Yoga for Women and Yoga and Mental Health. She has taught in different Teacher Training programs in Santiago, Chile and Toronto.

She is also a Business Administrator with experience in social interventions for women who have suffered domestic violence, incarcerated women and different communities.

Currently, she works as a Marketing Assistant at Sikh Dharma International and as an Assistant Coordinator at IKYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association).

She is committed to sharing the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, in a profound and transformative way.

Associate Trainer

Rupinder Kaur

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. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan founded 3HO - the Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization, based on his first principle “Happiness is your birthright.”

 

Through The Aquarian Teacher Program, Yogi Bhajan has trained thousands of KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers. In 1994, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, (IKYTA), was formed to further spread these priceless teachings through the united efforts of Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide.

Although Yogi Bhajan has left his physical form, the light of his spiritual essence continues to inspire humanity through the teachings of Kundalini yoga as his legacy and gift to the world .

"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"

Master of Kundalini Yoga

Yogi Bhajan

About the Aquarian Teacher Program

The Aquarian Teacher Certification program is open both to yoga students ready to become teachers and to those who wish to immerse themselves in the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

 

This certification is internationally recognized and exceeds Yoga Alliance standards, and will qualify you for the YA Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, RYT (200)

 

The Aquarian Teacher program is the KRI Level One Certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. In Level One you will become an Instructor and learn the fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga. You will develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will practice teaching Kundalini Yoga in a practicum setting, participate in early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga.

Reasons to Take this Training

This program is life-transforming and is for everyone - whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or looking to deepen your own personal yoga practice and knowledge.  Here are some other reasons:

  • You want better health! The techniques you will learn in this program will provide you with a lifetime of benefits and tools that allow you to maintain your flexibility, balance your glands, tone your muscles, control your mood, state of mind and level of energy in a few minutes.

  • You need to keep up! The world is changing. Kundalini Yoga is a technology to raise our consciousness to a level where we can adapt to the rapidly changing world and live for one another.

  • You want to live life to its fullest!  Kundalini Yoga will help give you the stamina, courage and insight to manifest your highest potential.

  • You want to serve your life's purpose! The new millennium is here; leaders and teachers are needed and are in high demand.

  • You want your life to change! Because Kundalini Yoga is a powerful system for transformation, be prepared for this to happen...

Curriculum

This comprehensive 220+ hour training includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of home study in a well-defined curriculum which includes:

  • Teaching Kundalini Yoga Postures, Kriyas and Meditation

  • Study of breath (pranayam), postures (asanas), sound (mantra) and meditation to awaken your body, mind, and spirit!

  • Yogic philosophy and the origin of Kundalini Yoga

  • Yogic and Western Anatomy

  • How to develop a daily yoga practice (sadhana)

  • How to deal with stress using yogic relaxation techniques

  • Exploring sound and mantra

  • How to develop a meditative mind

  • Practical class preparation

  • Humanology and 3HO Yogic Lifestyle

  • Role and Ethics of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Program Format & Location

The training takes place over two weekends in February and September, and weekly on Tuesdays over a few months.  This will allow you learn at a comfortable pace, and allow for more time to assimilate the theory, put it into personal practice and come prepared for the next day of training with your questions and observations.

 

The program format will be presentations on theory, history, anatomy, and include guided practices, hands-on teaching and partner work.  Participants are expected to review the material and practice at home in the time between training days, so that questions and observations can be discussed in the following training day.

 

At Yoga & Tea Studio you have access to free, ample parking, yoga props, complimentary Yogi tea, and lunch will be provided along with the recipes that support the yoga lifestyle and philosophy.

This program includes a Chakra Retreat weekend at Sat Dharam Kaur's farm in Owen Sound in September! You will have the opportunity to tent on the property; otherwise, you can rent a location nearby with your peers in the group. We can also arrange to carpool together for this retreat. 

Schedule

Hours

On the Tuesdays: 9am-5pm

On the 2 weekends: 6pm-9pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday/Sunday

Dates for 2020:

(2 weekends, 18 weekdays)

February 14, 15, 16 (weekend #1)

February 25

March 3, 10, 24, 31 (no class March 17 due to March break)

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 2 (Toronto option for White Tantric Yoga)*

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9

June 21 (New Mexico option for White Tantric Yoga)*

Sept 11-13 (weekend #2: Chakra Retreat in Owen Sound, Ontario)

Sept 15 

Sept 22

Sept 29

Oct 3 (Montreal option for White Tantric Yoga)*

*Note: You must complete one day of White Tantric Yoga as a requirement for graduation. These dates shown are some of the recommended options to choose from.

Tuition Fee

Yoga & Tea Studio is recognized as a Certified Private Educational Institution by HRSDC and the CRA.  Participants in our training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax.

$2799 +HST (early bird special)

Payment made by January 17, 2020

Save over $200 off the regular fee!

$2999 +HST (regular fee)

Payment made between January 18 and February 7, 2020

Book your spot! Pay a non-refundable payment of $250+HST by the early-bird deadline. You will be charged the remainder of the tuition fee on January 17, 2020.

Tuition Fee Includes:

  • 180+ hours of classroom instruction

  • Kundalini Yoga Training Text Book and Yoga Manual (452 pages)

  • Master’s Touch Book by Yogi Bhajan

  • Supplemental Handouts prepared by Sat Dharam Kaur (over 1000 pages) and unique to our program! Compiled handouts on Mantra, Chakras, 10 Bodies, Anatomy, Meditation, Asanas, Kriyas, Yoga History & Philosophy and more!

  • 1 year membership with IKYTA

  • KRI certification fee

  • 20 Flexible Class Pass valid at Yoga & Tea Studio for the duration of the program (valued at $240+HST)

  • 15% discount on product and pass purchases at Yoga & Tea Studio during the program

  • Home study assignments/projects

  • Personal mentorship

  • Lunch (whole, plant-based food meal based on Ayurveda and can be adapted to suit any dietary restrictions)

Tuition Fee Does Not Include:​​

  • White Tantric Yoga 1-day Workshop Fee

Registration and Refund details:

  • Minimum registration is 5 students

  • Maximum registration is 12 students

  • Registration deadline is February 7, 2020 or when the max number of registrants has been met

  • Refunds (minus $250 admin fee) are available before January 17, 2020

  • No refunds after January 17, 2020

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Testimonials

“The Teacher Training Course at Yoga and Tea was AWESOME! As someone who had ‘dabbled’ in various

kinds of yoga and was curious to learn more, I was not sure what I was getting in to, but was delightfully

surprised. What an EXCELLENT course!

As a busy mom, working full-time, the great schedule offered meant finally a course I could take. The location

is beautiful. The teachers are well-qualified and excellent. My fellow classmates are all wonderful people and

it was interesting to hear their backgrounds and learn how their paths had brought them to the course.

The week-long retreat at Shanti on Wolfe Island was amazing. Immersed solely in the yogi life for a week,

pampered with wonderfully prepared vegetarian meals, yoga indoors in the beautiful yoga room or the

wonderful yurt, or outdoors where the vibrations of the Gong travelled to the heavens.

What a beautiful, inspiring place to learn! What an experience!

Not only does the course prepare one for teaching but it is a great tool to enhance our self-discovery and our

own health and wellness. It is physically, mentally and spiritually stimulating.

The course at Yoga and Tea is particularly recommended as it provides such a serene and beautiful location,

the teachers are wonderful, and the schedule is very practical. What a great, life-enhancing experience!”

Cynthia Yendt (2012 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

“The Teacher Training course was totally not what I expected. But I am not sure I even knew what to expect. I

simply joined for the love of yoga and an inner yearning to fill a void in my heart. I thought I had everything

a solid career with a pension, a supportive husband of 12 years and 2 amazing boys but my life did not feel

complete.

I was tired of waking up sad and not knowing why. After my second pregnancy my body and my mind never recovered from post-partum. With a family history of anxiety and depression I battled through bouts of both at peak stress periods in my life during my 30’s and into my 40’s. I was fortunate to read about the benefits for

the body and mind that Kundalini offered and I jumped into the course with both feet.

Before the course I had never taken a Kundalini class. The subtle changes, at first, were in the clarity of my mind. I had no more racing thoughts in my head. I now realized how negative my thinking was. I was way too negative and pessimistic towards myself and life. The second change was the strengthening of my nervous system. I no longer felt jumpy or nervous during my menstruation cycle. I also no longer suffer from painful menstruation cycles which I suffered for many years. Now they come and go with barely any notice. I am so much calmer and relaxed. My moods are much more stable and do not fluctuate with my cycles.

I have been questioning my spirituality and where I belong in this life for a long, long time. Now I truly have concrete answers. The course made me take a deep, long hard look at my behaviours and patterns I had developed and the more I went deeper inside myself the more I did not like the course (or so I thought!). It was

making me dissect myself piece by piece, thought by thought. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but one of the most rewarding.

I look back at my transformation from January to July and it is unbelievable. I am still me, but a much stronger,

compassion, confident, secure and happier me. I had so many self discovery moments after each weekend of the course. Some of my best moments were sitting for 5 hours on the train and replaying the weekend over and matching it up to some of my life experiences, how I was going to change things and how some of the conversations totally related to my current situations. It made me appreciate my husband, my children and my friends on such a deeper level.

I feel grateful for everything in my life. I am able to truly live in the moment, not just say it. One of the best gifts

of Kundalini is it just keeps on giving. The more I keep up my personal practice and use all the technology to

better myself, the more I am able to give myself to others.

I am so excited to teach, share and help others with this beautiful yoga Yogi Bhajan has shared with us.

Sat Nam!”

Joanne Saracuse (2012 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

“I had embarked on the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training because I was hoping to deepen my understanding

of Kundalini Yoga.

I definitely got a much better-rounded idea of the "what"s and "why"s of Kundalini Yoga...and what a trip it turned out to be!

They say that people who aren't interested in change will not be drawn to Kundalini Yoga. My personal experience is in complete alignment with that thought: over the 8 months of our course, the training gently but

firmly brought every aspect of my life into focus.

Having a framework within which to really question my own values and beliefs, and how they are reflected in the life I live was enlightening beyond any of my expectations.

Having such a beautifully supportive "net" of teachers and fellow students made what could have been a frightening process an adventure in growth. Thanks to this class, I have new friends to share our exciting next steps with as we continue on our journeys!

Although there are many (many) things that I got out of this training, I would say the single biggest one for me

was developing (or perhaps discovering) my own personal discipline.

As someone who has never managed to maintain any new habit for a month (let alone multiple months!), I surprised myself by finding that I *am* capable of discipline and rigour... I just needed to find a reason to enforce it!

Another great benefit of this training was the emphasis and value placed on individual experience.

There is no shortage of guidance from both Yogi Bhajan and the wonderful teachers, but in the end, your own experience--the voice of the true You--becomes another trusted friend.

The week at Shanti was a wonderful way to bring together all the concepts we'd spent the previous half year

discussing, and it gave the class a really rare opportunity to "just be" and truly get to know each other.

This training has been a wonderful gift that continues to brighten my life--thank you!”

Charissa Gravell (2012 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

“I took this training to deepen my practice after 20 years of doing Kundalini on and off... also to offer it at my

new vegetarian cafe and in preparation of the Aquarian Age.

It taught me so much about myself and the beauty and technicalities of the practice. I felt so good on those "retreat" weekends at the lovely Yoga & Tea Studio. I enjoyed all the different teachers and especially the beautiful retreat at Shanti where we had our final bonding. It will be nice to keep in touch with everyone and support each other in our yogic journey.

I'm already planning on going to Level 2."

Kat Elliott (2012 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

“I came to the Kundalini Teacher Training program at Yoga and Tea after 15 years of involvement with Kundalini Yoga. I wanted to deepen my training and understanding of this wonderful technology and the program at Yoga and Tea provided me with a potent opportunity to do this. The program sparked my yoga practice and engaged me in a new learning process that was so beneficial. The small group atmosphere, I think, allowed for greater personal attention to our progress by the trainers. The training was interesting, thorough and comprehensive and offered in a professional manner. Navjit, Shabad and Meherbani brought their personal experience and wisdom to the program. They were truly concerned about our welfare and were attentive to creating an open,

expansive environment conducive to our learning. The program, by its nature, challenges students to grow and expand and this was the greatest benefit of the program for me. I feel stronger and steadier now not just in terms of teaching but at much deeper levels of my being. Spending time with such a wonderful, willing and kind group was such a blessing and I am so grateful to everyone for this profound opportunity. Every day I feel the lasting impact of the program on my life. Thank you , thank you, thank you for bringing the program to Yoga and Tea.”

Joanna Smith (2012 yoga program graduate)

Ottawa, ON

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