Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training


KRI Level One Foundations is a professional program in the theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, including a minimum of 180 hours of classroom instructions and practicum.

About the Level One Program

The KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation, and White Tantric Yoga. Graduates of Level One earn the title of KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.

This program introduces the student to the principles and practices of the self-sensory human, and explores how Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle can harmonize and uplift the human experience and awaken your true potential.

Level One Elements

There are seven principle components in a Level One program:

1. Kundalini Yoga Basics

Delve into 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. History and Philosophy of Yoga

Learn about the history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. 

3. Mind and Meditation

Learn about how the mind operates and the powerful tool that is meditation. During the Level One program you will dive deep into the various yogic concepts of the mind and experience the powerful tool that is meditation. 

4. Becoming a Teacher

Gain 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. Humanology – Becoming a yogi

Explore the technologies of Kundalini Yoga as they apply to healing and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.

6. Yogi and Functional Anatomy

Gain an understanding of 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. You will also explore Yogic anatomy and the energy systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, pranas and vayus, and the ten yogic bodies.

7. Sound and Mantra

Gain understanding of the impact that sound and mantra can have in your yoga practice. In the Level One Teacher Training course you will explore how sound and mantra affect the physique and your state of being and understand how vital this tool is to a Kundalini Yogi. 

Your journey begins here…take this first step in the Kundalini Research Institute’s The Aquarian Teacher. This dynamic three-tiered program is the most unique and experiential yoga certification program available anywhere!

KRI Organized Level One Courses

Level One Courses Around the World

KRI Certified Level One Courses are given all over the world by our qualified trainers.

Find the Level One course near you by exploring our course directory.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Level One program you can contact us at any time at hybrid@kriteachings.org