For the fourth time ever in the Arabian Gulf, we welcome Lead Trainer

Shiv Charan Singh and Karam Kriya School

The KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of Kundalini Yoga, 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 and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.

Level 1

Coordinated in Dubai by Darshan in association with Karam Kriya, the Foundations Level 1 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.


  • Obtain a Kundalini Yoga Teaching Certificate recognized worldwide

  • Gain a sound understanding of the fundamental nature, technologies and concepts of Kundalini Yoga

  • Experience a transformation through the practice of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings and related lifestyle

  • Develop the skills, confidence and consciousness required to become a teacher

  • Develop a relationship with other participating students, teachers, and the 3HO community

  • Develop a link to the Golden Chain


  • There are six principle components in a Level One program

  • ​Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
    Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.

  • 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.


  • Requirements for entry include attendance at 10 Kundalini Yoga classes and 1 Aquarian Sadhana.

  • Entry may also be based on an interview or recommendation of the course coordinator,

  • Hari Darshan Kaur (Nancy Zabaneh).


  • Students must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for certification. The team reserves the right to grant KRI certification based solely on their discretion and valuation of each participants’ capacity to be a teacher of Kundalini Yoga.


  • ​Full payment must be made before registration closing date: January 30th, 2020.


  • Students must attend all teaching sessions. Note: maximum length of training to receive certification is 2 years from the start date – which provides the opportunity to catch up on missed weekends in the first year and to complete course requirements.


  • In addition to the course criteria described below, the student is required to attend or have attended at least one day of White Tantric Yoga (in any country). In countries like the UAE where this may be challenging, the possibility of attending 5 Rebirthing classes in lieu of the White Tantric also exists. The facilitating trainer will arrange dates accordingly.


  • Students must record attendance at a minimum of 20 KY classes during the training period, independent of yoga on the course.


  • Pass with satisfactory grade in both the take home and final exam.

  • Coursework:

  • Complete a 40-day meditation and keep a journal of the experience and progress

  • Design two separate course curricula (5 class course and 10 class course) and submit within 18 months of course start date

  • Participation in 5 Sadhanas

  • Essential Reading:

  • The KRI Course & Training Manual and “The Master’s Touch” by Yogi Bhajan®


Module 1

  • Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2020, RAM SINGH (from France) 6 days

Module 2

  • 24 - 27 April 2020, SHIV CHARAN SINGH (from Portugal) 4 days

Module 3

  • 3 – 6 June 2020, SHAMA KAUR (from Egypt) 4 days

Module 4

  • 10 - 13 Sept 2020, GURUAMRITDEV KAUR (from Argentina) 4 days

Module 5

  • 8 - 11 Oct 2020, PANCH NISHAN KAUR (from Germany) 4 days


  • 5:30am - 8:00am - An Aquarian Sadhana (on some, not all days, to be confirmed during the course)

  • 9:15am - 12:15pm -Morning Session

  • ​12:15pm - 1:45pm - Lunch (not included+)

  • 1:45pm – 6:00pm - Afternoon Session

  • On weekend Sadhana days the training may go beyond 6:00pm.  Specific timings on a particular weekend will be determined on a per module basis.

In the interest of public health and safety due to COVID-19, this training will temporarily move onto the Zoom platform, accessible virtually, until further notice. New training will be launched in January 2021.

©2020 by Darshan.