THE AQUARIAN TEACHER
A COURSE IN SELF-MASTERY
PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA, Oct 18, 2019 to Jun 7, 2020
EASTON, MARYLAND, OCT 25, 2019 – MAY 31, 2020
WHAT PAST GRADUATES ARE SAYING
Susan Harris, Portsmouth
“Jai Gopal is a remarkable teacher. I am grateful for his patience and knowledge which he passed down to me. Also I appreciate the countless friendly email reminders he sent me about future classes and also other helpful information. He really cares about his students and he wants us to be successful and happy. He shared his love and passion for Kundalini Yoga and prepared me to be a teacher. Less than a week after graduating I was teaching my first Kundalini class. I hope he can continue to teach and inspire others the way he inspired me. “
Drew Darrell, Norfolk, VA
“Jai Gopal is a VERY powerful teacher. He is a walking example of the success of the technology, and you would be hard pressed to find a more authentic, knowledgeable and accurate teacher; absolutely faithful to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan exactly as they are. I completed Jai Gopal’s recent Level One Teacher Training course having no knowledge of Kundalini Yoga beforehand. I feel like I learned lifetimes of knowledge and experienced so much in terms of the practice, that it is now an integral part of my daily life. I’ll be forever grateful to Jai Gopal and to this practice. Sat Nam, Wahe Guru!” 🙏
Jen Coleman, Easton, MD
” Jai Gopal’s energy and love for the practice is infectious and after only a few hours of class, I was hooked. His depth of knowledge and memory of the tiniest detail is impressive and inspirational. He is a dedicated yogi and set an immaculate example for us to aspire to during our training. I always felt supported by him, and when I was struggling, he reached out to me to offer constructive guidance. I’m extremely grateful to have had Jai Gopal as my teacher and can’t wait to visit Cali and take classes from him there! “
“Meditation is the creative control of self where the Infinite can talk to you.”
|SATTVIC SPACE YOGA & HEALING CENTER||LONG TIME SUN YOGA STUDIO|
|1308 AIRLINE BOULEVARD
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23707
|105 B, FEDERAL STREET
EASTON, MD 21601
DATES & CLASS TIMES
THE COURSE TAKES PLACE OVER EIGHT WEEKENDS
FRIDAYS: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
SATURDAYS: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
SUNDAYS: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
|October 18 – 20, 2019
November 22 – 24, 2019
December 6 – 8, 2019
January 24 – 26, 2020
February 28 – Mar 1, 2020
March 13 – 15, 2020
April 24 – 26, 2020
June 5 – 7, 2020
|October 25-27, 2019
November 15-17, 2019
December 13-15, 2019
January 31- Feb 2, 2020
February 21-23, 2020
March 20 -22, 2020
April 17–19, 2020
May 29-31, 2020
The Aquarian Teacher program is really a program in Self-Mastery. You don’t have to want to teach yoga to take the course. If you have a desire to heal yourself and help others around you just by being a better more powerful version of yourself, this course is for you. It’s for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how they work as human beings, body, mind and soul. The practice of going deeper into the ancient teachings around being human brings greater happiness, health and a sense of wholistic wellness.
This course allows the student to tap into their infinite potential and true power at the soul level. The science of Kundalini Yoga is a quantum technology of the human mind-body-spirit system. It takes you, through practical experience, from your finite mind into your infinite self. Healing happens through the flow of your own spirit coming through your experience.
Over the course of 8 weekends, you will experience the ancient and powerful kriyas of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation on a deeper level than a regular class. This creates an immersive environment for great personal transformation. This allows you to experience YOUR own energy and align the mind and body in extremely useful ways.
You will also learn about the practical mechanics of the physical body and its relationship to the mind and soul.
You will learn about and experience the following seen and unseen parts of you:
- The 8 Chakras
- The 10 Energy Bodies
- The 3 Gunas (Qualities of Thoughts)
- The 5 Tattwas (The 5 elements that make up the body and the earth)
- The 3 Gears of the Mind (positive, negative, neutral)
- The Electromagnetic Field (Aura)
- The Nervous System
- The Glandular (Endocrine System)
- The Respiratory System
- The Circulatory System
- The Musculoskeletal System
Each student who completes this self mastery program, also becomes a KRI Level One Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
“Studying the sayings of the great sages does inspire and support a student. But studying one’s own thoughts, emotions, deeds, and actions is the real study. We intellectually know many things, yet our ignorance is not dispelled. By self-study we experience directly that which dispels the darkness of ignorance. Only when one has carefully learned the study of his own internal states will the true knowledge of the Self begin to dawn.” –Swami Rama
- 180 hours of classroom instruction, including Yoga & Meditation.
- Membership in the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA)
- The Aquarian Teacher Textbook, Master’s Touch Book and Kundalini Yoga Manual
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- 20 Yoga Classes which are required to be done outside the course
- The Required one day of White Tantric Yoga is not included in the price
- Additional manuals or books other than those listed above
The Level One course consists of 220 hours. This consists of 180 hours of classroom instruction in a well-defined curriculum plus 40 hours of extra-curricular requirements and self-study. The course includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Meditation And The Mind
- Pranayam & Breath
- Mantra and Sound Current
- Kundalini Yoga Postures and Kriyas
- Awakening The Consciousness
- Practicum Teaching – Real World Practice
- Eastern, Western Anatomy & Physiology
- Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle
- Yogic Philosophy
- The Origins and History of Yoga
- White Tantric Yoga
- Teaching Methods
To be certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher the following qualifications must be met:
- Attendance in all course classes (If you have a conflict with a class date please let us know )
- Satisfactory practicum teaching assessment
- Completion of KRI’s take-home, open book written examination
- Completion of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes (outside of the course)
- Completion of the assigned 40 day meditation
- Creation of 2 yoga course curricula
- Participation in 5 morning sadhana sessions (Aquarian Sadhana)
- Attendance at one full day White Tantric course (outside of the course)
- Completion of evaluation forms (confidential)
- Full payment of all course fees
REGISTRATION & PRICING
OPTION 1: Early Bird – Save $300 and pay only $2999. Must be paid in full by September 15, 2019 to receive early bird pricing.
OPTION 2: Regular Price – $3299 if paid in full by October 15, 2019. If you make a deposit of $600, the remaining $2699 must be paid in full by 10/18/19.
OPTION 3: Installment Plan – $600 downpayment followed by 5 Payments of $600 each. First payment of $600 is the deposit. The remaining 5 payments will be charged over the subsequent 5 months of the course (November – March)
*KRI Level One Graduates desiring to retake the course pay $1600
**Price for one weekend Drop In Rate is $400 (This option is not available for Certification Track.)
“Conquer your mind and you WILL conquer the world.”
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CERTIFIED KRI PROGRAM
This Level One Kundalini Yoga program is certified by KRI (The Kundalini Research Institute) and is Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. Everything taught is pure, unadulterated teachings from the master, Yogi Bhajan.
THE STUDIO: SATTVIC SPACE
Sattvic Space Yoga and Healing Center in Portsmouth, Virginia was created for the community, by the community. Countless volunteers from Portsmouth and surrounding cities came together donating time, talents and funds to make this center possible.
All teachers in this program are certified KRI Teacher Trainers and are in compliance with The Kundalini Research Institute’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
Spiritual teacher is one person who cannot exploit. You know why? If he exploits then he cannot teach. There is a definite contrast because his ego or his stamina or his patience lies in creating a strong teacher of the future. It is just hatching process. Spiritual teacher is the one who hatches the other unhatched person to maturity. –Yogi Bhajan
Jai Gopal Khalsa
A graduate of West Point and a former U.S. Army officer, he fell in love with Kundalini Yoga after experiencing how quickly it works to help one master their energy and flow of the mind. He enjoys studying and sharing the pure teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Jai Gopal has participated in numerous teacher training courses over the last fourteen years. He now conducts teacher trainings as a KRI Certified, Lead Trainer.
Raghubir Kaur Khalsa
Raghubir has been a serious practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga since 2008. She is a KRI Certified Lead trainer, with a home base in Los Angeles. Her passion as a yoga teacher is to accurately transmit the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan® with the intention of enabling powerful healing and transformation. Raghubir is also a professional artist and educator who recently received her MFA in Public Practice from the Otis College of Art and Design. She teaches art and yoga in the LA School System.
Sat Purkh Kaur
Sat Purkh has been facilitating and studying yoga for over twenty-five years. She weaves Kundalini Yoga, Numerology and the sound of the gong, into a flow which results in deep healing, and sustained transformation. She is a regular teacher at RA MA Institute in Venice, and as an Associate KRI Teacher Trainer, she travels the world assisting various KRI teacher training teams. Sat Purkh is a Certified Numerologist, Coach, Counselor, author and artist.
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F A Q
What is The Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Aquarian Teacher Training course, really?
This isn’t just a program to become a yoga teacher. It’s a wholistic science. That’s why we tell people it’s a course in self-mastery. This course teaches you the secret science of being a human. Secret science? Yes, the technology of Kundalini Yoga was held secret for thousands of years, taught orally, from Master to student.
It’s practically still a secret in our current world how to be a healthy, happy, highly functioning human being. Why? Because so many things about being human just aren’t taught in schools and haven’t been for thousands of years. However, this ancient science is now taught all over the world thanks to Yogi Bhajan who first broke with secret tradition in 1969 and began teaching it openly. So first and foremost, This course is a course in Humanology. Yes that’s really a word, coined by Yogi Bhajan when he started teaching this highly effective technology of the human mind-body system.
This course teaches you how to tap into and effectively utilize your power as a total human being. From how to breathe for more energy, to how to get up in the morning to take advantage of energy currents which can accelerate your life flow, you will learn how you are much more than just a physical body. The best part is that when you complete it, you are certified to teach others the amazing techniques you learned. The basic idea is that, people teaching other people how to be happier and more fulfilled, will make the world a better place for us all to live.
How is Kundalini different from other yoga?
All yoga is designed to eventually raise the kundalini. What is the kundalini? It’s like your super hero powers. Everyone has this unused potential energy which is basically the light of the soul. That’s called kundalini. It actually exists in a place in your body too– at the base of your spine. It’s a tangible part of you. It’s the energy of infinity within you as a finite human being. It’s YOUR potential energy available to YOU, right at the base of your spine.
The only catch is that it’s dormant until you consciously activate it. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is the technology used to systematically awaken and circulate this energy. All yoga is designed to do this. However, it takes 20 plus years of physical mastery of postures in other forms of yoga to activate the kundalini energy. Whereas Kundalini Yoga does it in as little as 90 days . That’s because Kundalini Yoga uses a combination of breath (prana,) sound current (mantra) and finally angular physical postures to create a synergy that activates the kundalini very quickly and efficiently. And in these days of lightning fast information, who has that kind of time?
What’s the course like?
It’s an immersive course with a lot of energy. You’ll definitely feel accomplished doing this course. The classroom time consists of 180 classroom hours spread over 8 weekends. Each weekend is a combination, of Yoga, Meditation, student led teaching (practicum exercises,) Videos with The Master, Yogi Bhajan, plus Lecture and Discussion of various topics pertinent to Kundalini Yoga. The emphasis however, is on experience of the energy rather than lots of information. We teach the kriyas experientially so you actually get and download energy. So, when it comes to the concepts that you learn, you’ll understand them because you’ve experienced them. All this makes that experience a part of you. That experience turns into wisdom because you’ve been there and done that.
What’s the weekend schedule like?
We have 8 weekends in this format.
We start on Friday night 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, then we go Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM with lots of short breaks and a longer lunch break.
What if I am absent for part of the course?
Occasionally students need to miss a day or an entire weekend due to special circumstances. Students who are absent for certain periods of time are not given refunds for individual hours, days or weekends missed. Rather, the student is given the opportunity to make up lost hours in another course given by the teacher. If you have a planned or unplanned absence you would discuss it with the training team to make the necessary arrangements.
Are there any prerequisites?
No. If you’re a human being and you’re breathing and have a heartbeat, you’re eligible. No experience is necessary because Kundalini Yoga isn’t linear or hierarchical. It’s more like a mandala, or a circle. Wherever you enter, you’re going to gain energy and experience because the course is the science of the human mind-body energy system. And again, in Kundalini Yoga, we don’t have to get the postures right to have the kundalini energy activated and moved. It’s designed to activate the energy and so you get out what you put in… or rather wherever you start, there you are.
I’ve never done Kundalini Yoga before, can I still take the course?
Yes. Each year we have one or two people who’ve never done Kundalini Yoga before. In fact, here’s some words of one of last year’s students, Drew Darrell, who came to the course never having done a live Kundalini Yoga class before.
“Jai Gopal is a VERY powerful teacher. He is a walking example of the success of the technology, and you would be hard pressed to find a more authentic, knowledgeable and accurate teacher; absolutely faithful to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan exactly as they are. I completed Jai Gopal’s recent Level One Teacher Training course having no knowledge of Kundalini Yoga beforehand. I feel like I learned lifetimes of knowledge and experienced so much in terms of the practice, that it is now an integral part of my daily life. I’ll be forever grateful to Jai Gopal and to this practice. Sat Nam, Wahe Guru!” 🙏–Drew Darrell, Norfolk, VA
I don’t want to Teach yoga…
Many people take the course just to go deeper into Kundalini Yoga and never teach at a yoga studio. There was one man who took the course and said that he considered it like taking 8 yoga retreats over 8 weekends, in his home town. Thousands have taken this course with no desire to teach in a yoga studio.
We should back up for a second and define teaching though. Once you have experienced your own energy and how to control your mind; once you’ve learned how to sidestep thoughts that cause you pain, you can then teach others you live and work with how to do the same. The world really needs that right now. Simple little techniques, like breath of fire, or the three minute addiction meditation, might just help cure the anxiety, panic attacks, or general unhappiness of some of the people in your life. But it all starts with you learning to do it for yourself.
This course is the only way you can really take a deeper dive into the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Just taking regular 90 minute classes isn’t going to give you the depth of experience and understanding you’ll get in this course. Even if you were to take two or three classes a day you still wouldn’t get to the inner workings of the practice like in this course. These weekends allow you to really strip away the layers of your mind that block you and go deeper into the positive flow of your life force energy.