Reno, NV Teacher Training – 2018

About The Aquarian Teacher™ Program

The Aquarian Teacher™ is a RYT 200-hour Certified Course. It includes the following major areas of study:

  • Awakening Consciousness: The Practice and Principles of Kriya and Meditation
  • History & Philosophy of Yoga
  • Asana: Principles of Alignment
  • Pranayam: Principles of the Breath
  • Sound & Mantra: The Science of Naad
  • Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Projection
  • Becoming a Yogi: Humanology and Lifestyle Studies
  • Professional Ethics and Applied Settings
  • Physical and Subtle Anatomy
  • Practicum: Teaching from Day One

What to Expect

Level One Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a transformative experience, whether you decide to teach or simply use it as an opportunity for personal growth, you will change. Those changes can be a challenge to your family and your community. Don't take it personally; and definitely don't make any big decisions during Teacher Training. Simply allow yourself to dive deeply into your own identity – and above all, Keep Up!

The course is a physical and mental challenge. Do your best to set up your life to support your Teacher Training experience because, once it's over, your Teacher Training experience will definitely support your life!

Your Community

If you are interested in bringing a KRI Level One Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan™ to your community, please contact Sat Purkh Kaur at

Absence Policy

You can miss one weekend or 20 hours (10% of the course) and make them up with homework; any additional time off, you would need to either pay to participate in another training's weekend or pay for a trainer to sit with you and go over the content – basically paying for a private session. You can also work with a peer to have the entire weekend recorded; but there would still be a tutorial fee for going over the material one-on-one with someone with expertise.

If you miss more than 20% of the course (even with make-up work), you are not eligible for certification. To sum up: you can miss one weekend, and make it up with homework; if you miss a second weekend, you can pay to make it up in person with a training/trainer; any absences beyond 20%, you are no longer eligible for certification. Of course, you could complete the course for your own depth and experience and we would welcome that; but if you're interested in being certified, showing up counts!

Your Trainers

Sat Purkh Kaur

A KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as Lead Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and the Women's Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women's Teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. A member of the Teacher Training Executive Council, she serves in developing the Three Levels of Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and also served on the KRI Board of Directors from 2014-2017.

She has eight albums of sacred music, Nectar of the Name, Beautiful Day: The Aquarian Sadhana, Queen Be: The Goddess Within, Love & Other Miracles, One: Love, Life, Light, The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone, The Guru Within, and Across the World Ocean. She lives with her husband and their menagerie of animals, and is always at work on her next album of sacred music.

Awtar Kaur

Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living, studying, and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972 when she sat at the feet of Yogi Bhajan with a notebook, timer, and camera to document his teachings. As a Lead trainer she has taught throughout the United States and overseas. In addition to teaching in Northern California/Nevada she teaches at Solstices and in the Espanola Level 1 Immersion. She is the director of The Kundalini Yoga Center in San Francisco.

Jivan Joti Kaur

Jivan Joti Kaur started studing with Yogi Bhajan in 1970 and began teaching in 1971. She is a Level 1 and 2 Lead Trainer, and a Sat Nam Rasayan Healer/Practitioner. She has a PhD in Counseling/Physiology. Jivan Joti has authored three books: The Art of Making Sex Sacred, Editions One and Two, Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation, and The Yoga of Chronic Illness. She has taught Kundalini Yoga in Australia, South Africa, Japan, Europe and the USA.

Amar Atma Kaur

Amar Atma Kaur found yoga in 1996, while studying modern dance and movement. Yoga awakened a deep peace within her that she had never before experienced.

She trained with Rod Stryker, creator of Pure Yoga and taught hatha yoga for several years until she was introduced to Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, She experienced its power to inspire the mind, energize the body, & uplift the spirit and immediately knew that she was “home”.

She has taught and practiced Kundalini Yoga since, teaching all levels, from kids to seniors; in diverse settings, such as home, church, fitness centers, yoga studios and is currently teaching in the women’s jail.

Her classes use the sacred teachings of Yogi Bhajan to connect to personal intentions allowing the Kundalini energy to move through the whole chakra system, igniting pure consciousness and deep meditative states of peace, bliss, and connectedness.

Amar Atma facilitates Kundalini Yoga Cleanses and, as an Associate Member of the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy, is a facilitator of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainings in Reno, NV.

Training Dates

Week 1

Friday, October 5th – Monday, October 7th, 2018 (Friday and Monday are evenings only)

Week 2

Saturday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Week 3

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 (evening only)

Week 4

Saturday, December 1st – Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Week 5

Saturday, January 12th – Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Week 6

Saturday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Week 7

Saturday, February 9th – Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Week 8

Saturday, April 6th – Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Week 9

Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th, 2019 (Friday is evening only)

Week 10 Graduation!

Friday, May 10th – Sunday, May 12th, 2019 (Friday is a full day)

Saturdays and Sundays are full days.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 5:00 Aquarian Sadhana
  • 8:30 Check in and Meditation
  • 9:00 Lecture & Kriya
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Lecture & Kriya
  • 6:00 end of day

Certification Requirements & Code of Professional Standards

Please read and confirm you understand the following Certification Requirements for this course before registering. Contact Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa at if you have any questions.

  • Attended all Teacher Training classes – 180 contact hours minimum
  • Completed 20 hours of Kundalini Yoga Classes*
  • Performed satisfactorily in the practicum
  • Created two acceptable yoga course curricula
  • Complete a 40-day yoga set/meditation; 11 minutes minimum
  • Participated in at least 5 Aquarian Sadhanas – 2½ hours each for a total of 10 hours
  • Participated in one day of White Tantric Yoga before the end of the course*
  • Read, understood, and signed the Code of Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers
  • A self-directed individual or group seva project
*External Kundalini Yoga Classes and White Tantric Yoga are not included in the price of the course.

Please review the IKYTA Code of Excellence before you register for Teacher Training.


This training will be held at Midtown Community Yoga (600-A South Virginia Street), Reno, NV


  • Early Registration is $3,100 (save $500!). Available through August 8th, 2018. After that, tuition is $3,600.
  • You can either pay in full, or make a deposit of $600. All payments must be completed within 90 days after the start of the course: January 5th, 2019.
  • Refunds are available less expenses (books, training and license fees) up to and including the first weekend of training. No other refunds are available.

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