KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Starting in February 2023

 

About

Teacher Training 2023 / 24

This Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is designed to give you all the tools you need to become a teacher with a broad understanding and experience in how to teach and create transformational experiences with yoga, breath-work, mantra, meditation and ceremony.

The wisdom traditions shared with you within the frame of this training do not only consist of the teachings from the yogic traditions, such as the Eightfold Path of Yoga, but incorporate teachings from all corners of the world making this training cross-cultural and universal.

TRAINING STRUCTURE

Online & in-person

The four foundational modules of this training taught in 2023 can either be followed online or in-person (hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands). In the first year of this training you will receive all the theory and practice you need to become a teacher in four foundational modules. 

In the second year (2024) we bring everything full circle with two residential weeks that fully focus on sequencing and teaching. These two teacher training weeks (hosted in the Netherlands) need to be attended in person as you will spend a lot of time teaching classes. 

First year (2023)

Four foundational modules

This part of your training is offered to you throughout the course of a year with one module per season. Each of the four seasons has a specific quality and energy which will be interwoven into how the module is presented to you, allowing you to learn and embody their teachings, wisdom and medicine. The focus is on teaching you all the necessary theory and practices that prepare you to start creating Kundalini Yoga sequences from your own understanding.

MODULE 1 MERIDIANS

MODULE 2 CHAKRAS

MODULE 3 MEDITATION

MODULE 4 MANTRA

the four foundational modules can either be followed online or in-person

SECOND YEAR (2024)

Becoming a teacher

Teaching and sharing classes is the most important subject of this part of the training. After you have completed the two residential teacher training weeks you will feel confident and at ease in front of groups. Not just as a teacher but also as a space keeper for others as you guide them through transformational experiences. 

*Participation in these two weeks is only possible after following the four foundational modules.

WEEK 1 TEACHING SKILLS

WEEK 2 INTEGRATION

these two teacher training weeks can only be followed in-person

 

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Themes

Energetic Roadmaps

In this training we follow the energetic roadmaps handed down to us through time. You will learn to speak the language of energy, expressed through postures (asanas), breath-work (pranayama), mudra (seals of energy) and mantra. To further your understanding of why yoga works the way it does, you will be offered the foundations of:

 

√.  Ayurveda 

√.  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

√.  Modern Physical Anatomy

√.  Several forms of Energy Healing

EXPLORTATION

The Power of Ceremony

Within this training as we journey through several stages together, we will also explore the power of ritual and ceremony as important allies that support our communion with spirit, marking points of transition.

Committing to this training means you will first and foremost commit to yourself, to your own healing, your own process of growth and transformation because it’s only through walking this path ourselves we can authentically share it with others.

 

Giving depth and meaning to our life experiences

 

CONTENT

The learning journey

MODULE 1

FOUNDATION

♦ 12 Main meridians
♦  5 Elements
♦  Asana

♦  Subtle & physical anatomy
♦ Ayurveda self care principles

♦ 
Ceremonies

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this module can either be followed online or in-person in Amsterdam

MODULE 2

GROWING IN CONSCIOUSNESS

♦  7 Chakras
♦  Asana
♦  Yoga Psychology
♦ 
Subtle & physical anatomy
♦ 
Ceremonies

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this module can either be followed online or in-person in Amsterdam

MODULE 3

INNER STRENGTH & PURIFICATION

♦  Meditation
♦  Pranayama
♦  Mudra
♦ Ayurveda & the mind
♦ Yoga philosophy & the mind
♦ 
Ceremonies

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this module can either be followed online or in-person in Amsterdam

MODULE 4

VOICE AS MEDICINE

♦ Mantra theory
♦ Bhakti Yoga
♦ Chanting
♦ Mantra as medicine
♦ Music
Ceremonies

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this module can either be followed online or in-person in Amsterdam

2 RESIDENTIAL TRAINING WEEKS

INTEGRATE & CREATE

♦ Sequencing
♦ Teaching classes
♦ Practical & Theory exam
Integration & Celebration
Ceremonies

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these two in-person weeks are not online and only for participants of the teacher training who have followed the four foundational modules

in-person modules & residential training weeks

Locations & dates

The four in-person modules are hosted at De Nieuwe Yoga School in the city centre of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The training days begin at 9.30 AM and run till 5.30 PM CEST and do not include meals and accommodation.

The two residential training weeks are offered to you as a retreat at a unique and gorgeous location in the middle of nature in the dutch countryside (near Venlo). The residential character of this training allows you to dive deeper and fully immerse yourself in the transformational process.

In between the training modules and weeks there will be time to integrate and practice. The exact dates are:

 

Module one    8 - 12 February 2023 (5 days)  

Module two    10 - 14 May 2023 (5 days) 

Module three  7 - 10 September (4 days)

Module four   23 - 26 November 2023 (4 days)

 

Week one   16 - 23 February 2024 (7 days)

Week two   10 - 17 May 2024 (7 days)

TEAM

Teachers

Marieke

Marieke

After practicing Hatha Yoga for 10 years I switched to Kundalini in 2011 and I am teaching on a daily basis ever since. My classes always are a deepening experience beyond the comfort zone, to discover new dimensions of ‘being’. Self ­observation is playing a key role throughout the practice towards self­ discovery. Teaching Kundalini Yoga is the love of my life and I am passionate about sharing this technology to inspire people on their spiritual journey. Out of this passion Tim and I founded the online Kundalini Yoga School in 2016.

Tim

Tim

As a Yoga-psychologist I integrate the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with Psychology. An early fascination for the mind made me choose to study Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Now, I love sharing yogic knowledge via the online Kundalini Yoga School. Besides Kundalini Yoga classes and private consultations with individuals, I also lead journeys & retreats at inspiring locations worldwide. I am grateful guiding students to establish themselves in their hearts, towards a life filled with compassion and kindness.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions & Answers

Is this Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training online?

The four foundational modules of this training taught in 2023 can either be followed online or in-person (hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands). In the first year of this training you will receive all the theory and practice you need to become a teacher in four foundational modules. In the second year (2024) we bring everything full circle with two residential weeks that fully focus on sequencing and teaching. These two teacher training weeks (hosted in the Netherlands) need to be attended in person as you will spend a lot of time teaching classes. 

Do I need to have previous experience for this Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training?

Although all the basics will be covered in this Yoga teacher training, some experience will be useful. However, your will and motivation to learn and teach will be the most important.

I am interested in learning more about Yoga, but not so much in teaching. Is this the right training for me?

In this case you might want to consider only joining the first four modules. Registration to join the modules separately will open in the course of 2022.  

Why do I need to write a motivation letter?

The writing of this letter will help you to become clear about your intention for participation in this Yoga Teacher Training and will already launch your process of transformation even before the first week of training. It will also give us insight into your interest and expectations.

I am already a (Kundalini) Yoga Teacher. Is this also an appropriate Teacher Training for me?

Yes, the curriculum of this training will most certainly enrich your tools and know-how as a teacher.

What does a typical day of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training look like?

The training days during the modules will run from 9.30 AM till 5.30 PM including a lunch break. During the 2 residential weeks we begin every day with early morning practice (Sadhana) at 5.30 AM. Morning classes will start after breakfast at 10 AM and run till Lunch 1.30 PM. Afternoon classes will run from 3.30 PM till 6.30 PM. Some evenings there will be an evening program.

How much time will this training take?

Besides all 32 training days you will need to practice and study in the months between training. This will take approximately 10-15 hours a week (50% study / 50% practice).

Will this Teacher Training be taught in English?

Yes, this Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training will be taught in English. Also the Teacher Training manual will be in English, as well as books on the booklist.

What is the maximum group size?

The in-person training accommodates 22 students max.

How many hours is this training?

This training is a 300 hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training course.

Is this training accredited by Yoga Alliance?

No 

How is this training different from the Level 1 teacher training as taught by Yogi Bhajan?

In this Teacher Training you will learn to compose Kundalini Yoga sequences yourself instead of only teaching Yoga sets by the manual (as taught by yogi bhajan). Also the philosophy given in this training is Universal and rooted in ancient traditions and not based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Is this training certified by KRI or IKYTA?

No, this is an independent Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. We have parted ways with KRI and IKYTA in 2020.

Is it ok to miss a module or week of training?

In order to receive your certificate you will need to attend the 2 residential weeks of training. Missed modules can be caught up with the online video recordings. If due to circumstances you miss (a whole) residential week of training, you will need to attend this week in a future training (within 2 years).

Do you offer scholarships or reduced fees?

The costs of this training are kept as low as possible and we are not in the position to offer scholarships or reduced fees at this time.

Do you have private room options?

The rooms at the retreat location are for two people each with a private bathroom. Private rooms may be available but this depends on the amount of students.

Where is the exact location of this training?

The in-person modules are hosted at De Nieuwe Yoga School in the city centre of Amsterdam, NL. Upon registration you will receive the exact location of the two residential weeks. The largest city in the vicinity is Venlo. The closest international airports are Eindhoven (NL) and Düsseldorf (D).

If you have any more questions please contact us