Kundalini Teacher Training FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I enroll in Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Yoga?
Our Kundalini Yoga teacher training program has been recognized for almost a decade for its quality of instruction and graduates. Its team of teacher trainers received the Award for Kundalini Yoga Community Development in 2002 from the International Association of Kundalini Yoga Teachers. You will have an opportunity to practice Kundalini Yoga in one of the most active Kundalini Yoga communities in the country.

What sort of recognition will I receive upon completing the program?
When you complete your Kundalini Yoga teacher training with us, you will be eligible to become a National Registered Yoga Teacher as well as receive certification as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher through KRI (Kundalini Research Institute). Yoga Yoga Teacher Training is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance at the highest level. Our teacher training program meets or exceeds Yoga Alliance's national standards for yoga teacher education.

When is the training program offered and how long will it take to complete?
The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program begins every September and runs through the May. Over the 9 months you will usually meet for classes twice a month on the weekends with an average time commitment of about 24 hours a month.

What can I do in the meantime before the program starts?
As soon as you register for the program, you will receive a list of suggested books as well as guidance in taking classes and workshops. You will also be eligible to receive a discount on our unlimited monthly yoga pass at Yoga Yoga (see discounts). The directors of the Kundalini Yoga program will be happy to meet with you to help you evaluate what you can do to become a better prepared student. With your reading and your guided practice in class and at home, you can begin your learning process as soon as you register!

How do I know if I am ready to start?
The teacher training course starts with all the basics you need to know as both a student and a teacher. We have had beginning students start with only a limited amount of experience who have done extraordinarily well and are now teachers themselves. The only requirement is the ability to commit to yourself and a practice.

I noticed there are two weekend retreats. How do those work?
Near the beginning and at the end of the teacher training programs, we have a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon retreat in the country. The weekend retreats give you a chance to fully experience a yogic lifestyle. On retreat, you will enjoy meals prepared to yogic guidelines, spend time with fellow students and teachers in a fun and relaxing environment, and work deeply in a setting where your yoga studies are your only focus. The weekend retreats are a great way to have an in-depth yoga experience, be with your classmates and teachers, and complete your coursework efficiently. Many students say that the retreats are their favorite part of the program!

I'm not sure if I want to be a teacher. What are the benefits for someone who just wants to learn more about Kundalini Yoga?
Many students pursue teacher training because they love Kundalini yoga and want to learn more. Teacher Training is a wonderful way to deepen your practice of Kundalini Yoga and take it to a new level. The first step in this process is having a regular practice. You will learn to develop a strong practice as well as immersing yourself in a structured learning experience that will serve you well whether if you choose to teach or not.

What if I have to miss a class or cannot take all the classes?
Nearly everyone misses a class at some time. If you cannot attend a class, you will be allowed to make up a missed class with other assignments and training that is part of the teacher training program. We do have guidelines for how many classes you can miss and there are a few classes where you may have to wait and repeat them in order to complete your training, so please ask us if you have any concerns before registering.

Are there other benefits to being in the teacher training programs?
In addition to participating in a community of dedicated yoga students and teachers with the support of a full-time training staff, you receive discounts on class passes, books, CDs, and clothes sold at all five Yoga Yoga locations.

 

 

 
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