"Knowledge becomes wisdom when you make it your personal experience" Yogi Bhajan
Level 1 training is for everyone - regardless of your experience of Kundalini Yoga. Some people come because they love the yoga and want to share it with others through teaching. Others come because they want to develop their personal practice and others come just to learn more and increase their understanding. Whatever your motivation, you will experience a huge shift in consciousness and your perception of yourself and the world we live in.
The training takes place over 8 weekends in Edinburgh at The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place EH12 5AP. Each weekend has its own theme and the training builds your knowledge through personal experience.
This year we are offering the opportunity to travel to France, into the Alps, for an intensive week of experience, joining with an international group of other level 1 trainees.
To participate in the week you will need to pay travel to France, an additional tuition fee of £200.00 and a logistics fee of 315 Euros. Accommodation is camping - preferably with your own tent but there are some spaces available in shared tents if you don't have your own.
The week starts Saturday June 29th and ends after Sadhana on Sunday July 07th. Travel directions can be found at www.amritnam.com click on Training, Level 1, then scroll to the bottom of the page to the area in blue headed "CRUCIAL" this will tell you what you need to know.
Please note that the week is an optional extra and is challenging, exciting and transformational. It is NOT essential for your qualification - the 8 weekend course will provide all the training you need to become a Kundalini Yoga Instructor - but its a great opportunity if you want to go the extra mile - or kilometre!
It does however mean that you will not attend the weekend on Life and Death, Relationships and Reality. This information is comprehensively covered in the Aquarian Teacher Manual which accompanies the course.
COURSE DATES FOR 2014
07-09 February - Kundalini Yoga Fundamentals ...... The first weekend introduces you to the basic concept of Kundalini Yoga, aligns it with other forms of yoga and begins a process of personal practice (Sadhana). You will also learn about our place in global evolution, the Aquarian Age and its implications for the world today.
14-16 March - The Body as a Temple ...... Posture or Asana, how and why they work, how to work with them correctly and safely. The human body and its physical functions, Bhandas, the movement of Kundalini, WHY we do a Kriya and how it works.
25-27 April- Communication Inner and Outer ...... This weekend will give you a solid experience and understanding of breath, mind and consciousness. It will include meditation, mantra, mudra, breath work, the technology of sound and its healing impact on the human system.
16-18 May - Infinite Potential ...... We are more than we think! We are governed by the unseen! Chakras, the Ten Body System, the extent of our infinity, the journey of the soul, an introduction to numerology and the inspiration of archetypes.
13-15 June - Superhealth, Consciousness in Action ...... How we can be self-creating in all levels of our lives. The 3HO concept of Happy, Healthy, Holy. Our relationship to Karma, the wheel of life, Dharma and our destiny. The cosmic laws of manifestation and seva.
29th June - 07th July
18-20 July - Life and Death, Relationships and Reality ...... The cycle of birth, life and death. The quality of Aquarian relationships, the essence of the male and female energies and how they can compliment not control each other. Being part of a community and the potential trap of money, power and sex!
26-28 September - Information, Presentation and Situation ...... By now you will be so inspired that you will want to share your blessing! This weekend you will learn how, where and when to transmit information. How to teach and to serve. How to be responsible and professional.and how to answer all those questions.
23-26 October - The Spiritual path from Mystery to Mastery ...... The five steps to Mastery and the four illusions along the way. The self-sensory system and consciousness in the Aquarian Age - knowing the known! Attitudes to prosperity and seva and having the resources to fulfil your destiny. This weekend will include the examination.
The weekends start on Fridays at 19:00 and end on Sundays at 16:00.
The final weekend is one day longer and includes the examination, it therefore starts on Thursday 23rd October 2014
Throughout the course you will be given assignments of kriyas and meditations to practise between teaching weekends.
Attendance throughout the whole course is a prerequisite for qualification.
To complete the course you will be required to: Pass a written examination, teach a class to the required standard, have attended at least 20 Kundalini Yoga classes, have completed at least 40 continuous days of the given meditation and yoga sets, have attended at least 5 morning sadhanas, have attended one day of a White Tantric Yoga Course, have accepted the Code of Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers, have fulfilled your financial commitment.
For information about White Tantric Yoga in London on 8Janaury 2014 please go to the website www.kundaliniyoga.org.uk Click on White Tantric Yoga and follow the link. You can register from the site.
This yoga course is an ashram style experience. The diet provided will be vegetarian and the group will be self-catering. We will be sharing our total experience.
On qualification, you will be registered as a KRI Certified Level I Instructor, allowing you to teach students. You will also be eligible to join KYTA, the national Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association as a full member and to join its group insurance.
Application is by letter stating your motivation for doing the course and your place is secured by sending a non-refundable deposit of £200 made payable to Hari Har Kaur together with your letter to the address below.
Please remember to include your telephone numbers and email address. We look forward to welcoming you to the course and our journey together.
The cost of the training is £1750.00 including food, training manual and examination fee. It does not include the fee for White Tantric Yoga (normally £100.00) or the cost of travelling to France and the additional tuition and logistics cost for France should you choose to go.
It is possible to stay overnight at the venue if you are happy to sleep on the floor of the yoga room, there are showers but you must bring your own sleeping bag, inflatable mattress etc. The Venue charges £15.00 per person per night for staying. There is a Travel Lodge and a Premier Inn within walking distance and many B&Bs in the area. The West End Hotel, which is the closest has proved to be noisy!
Payment is made in stages per weekend. Please note that if you decide not to attend for any reason, payment must still be made. The weekend can then be covered at a later date for no extra charge.
Please send a short letter saying why you would like to join the training together with a non-refundable deposit cheque for £200.00 made payable to Hari Har Kaur.
It is also possible to pay online to:
Hari Har Kaur, 40-45-29 Acc. No. 81511483
Please give your name as reference and email to let us know that you have done this.
Mail address: 5 Wath Wood Drive, Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 8UW Telephone enquiries: 0044 1709 878177 or 07720 836 595