Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training with Shanti Shanti Kaur
28 February - 3 March & 6 - 10 March
Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy – Principles & Practices
Teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions
28 February - 3 March 2019, 9am-5:30pm
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher training prepares us to teach to people who are healthy. A separate set of skills is required to teach to people with health conditions. This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation we need to begin to develop those skills and to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery.
We will learn how to identify and meet the student at their starting point, mobilize inner resources, understand and work with the process of change. We will explore the unique structure of a therapeutic Kundalini Yoga class and the layering model of teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions. Yogi Bhajan’s 15 principles of teaching Kundalini Yoga as a therapeutic intervention are detailed and the psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.
Experience the differences between a yoga teacher, yogic healer, and a yoga therapist and the specific language of each.
Special attention is given to the personal development to engender awareness, strength and subtlety of the sensory system, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance, radiance and grace.
A six week Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a mixed conditions group class is included.
Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices is the 1st of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.
Curriculums for Kundalini Yoga teachers for each condition are included. Continuing Education units for yoga teachers through IKYTA provided. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.
Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD
Elements & Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga
March 5 - March 10, 2019, 9am-5:30pm
Discover, explore and experience how each unique element of Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice works and how these elements together form an alchemy of transformation.
Mantra and movement as the basis of health recovery
The role and application of Kundalini Yoga technologies: drishti, mudra, bhanda, pranayama, mantra, asana, kriya, meditation and bhavana.
How each of these technologies impact the five main prana vayus, the nadis, chakras, tattwas, gunas, and each the 10 bodies.
Meridians and fascia and their function in asana and kriya.
Asana, bhanda, mudra, drishti, mantra, pranayam and kriya in relationship to meridian flow and function.
The synergistic effects of Kundalini Yoga and meditation technologies and their application to health recovery.
The impact of thought and belief on health recovery including hope, development of habits and penetrating the influence of karmas and samskaras
Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga is the 3rd of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.
Continuing Education units for yoga teachers through IKYTA. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.
Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Atma Jot Kaur
About Shanti Shanti Kaur
Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD brings the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine as Founding Director of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology. Under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan she developed and directs the 1,000 hour IAYT accredited International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training. Her Kundalini Yoga program for people living with HIV is featured in the book, Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, MD, and her groundbreaking work as a Kundalini Yoga Therapist is featured in the book, Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine.
About Atma Jot Kaur Güdel
Atma Jot Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1986. She is a KRI-certified trainer for Level I and II Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and a trainer for the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology. Atma Jot studied Indology and Religious Studies. She practices as a naturopath and Gestalt therapist.
About the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
Chances are you already have students coming to your yoga classes who have a chronic illness or life threatening condition. You may have wondered how best to serve them through Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Level 1 Teacher Training prepares you to teach to healthy people, but you need a different set of skills and a different way of thinking in order to teach Kundalini Yoga therapeutically. The International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training consists of 1,000 hours of course work, personal development and clinical supervision that guide your transition from being a Kundalini Yoga teacher to being a Kundalini Yoga Therapist. Nearly 30 years ago, Yogi Bhajan shaped the training as a graduate school for Kundalini Yoga teachers to develop the skills and approach necessary to safely and effectively teach Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions. It is this approach we train you in when you study with us. Our Professional Training is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. The 1,000 hours include 14 in-person segments, 7 online segments, personal development and clinical supervision for when you start seeing clients. The first 4 in-person segments focus on shifting from being a Kundalini Yoga teacher to becoming a Kundalini Yoga Therapist. They take you deep into the consciousness and principles of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy. The subsequent in-person segments take you deep into the clinical practice of Kundalini Yoga as therapy, and are focused on assessment and application. Any Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher can take the first 4 in-person segments without enrolling in, or committing to, the full training. Course locations include Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia and the east and west coasts of the United States. For more information: grdcenter.org.