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International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training

Professional Training – A Yogic Path In Health Care

Become a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist

“Within us lives the most calm, serene lake of wisdom, the most beautiful, powerful pond of kindness, compassion and clarity. Let us understand and let us dive into it within ourselves.” -Yogi Bhajan

Open Segments for all Level 1 certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers: (no requirement to be enrolled in the 1000 hr training)

Sept 19-22,2019 Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practice

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More and more students come to a Kundalini Yoga class wanting to address a health concern. Yet Level 1 Teacher Training prepares us to teach Kundalini Yoga to healthy people, not to those with a health condition. To address the needs of students with health conditions requires a different set of skills and a new way of thinking. Yogi Bhajan developed core Principles and Practices to teach Kundalini Yoga with a therapeutic approach. This 4 day intensive training teaches you his method. You’ll be introduced to the skills, language and pacing you need to teach Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions safely and effectively

Special attention is given to personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, strength and subtlety of the sensory system, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance & grace.

This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation needed to begin to develop those skills and to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery.  It is a pre-requisite to other therapeutic stand-alone trainings offered by the Guru Ram Das Center such as assisting people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cold Depression, and Death & Grief.  It is also the first course in the 1,000 hour Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training, which is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists

Topics of this course include:

  • Building Vitality for Change
  • The Kundalini Yoga Therapy Mandala
  • The language of teaching Kundalini Yoga Therapeutically
  • The differences between a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and yogic healer
  • Structure and flow of a Kundalini Yoga therapy class
  • The psychology of health recovery
  • How to include friends and family for support
  • A review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for health conditions
  • Curriculum for group health conditions classes

CEUS: The four day session meets the qualifications for 36 contact hours for nurses, as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses; provider number CEP 13960. 30 continuing education credits available for certified yoga instructors through IKYTA. Attendance for full duration of four-day course is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Faculty: Dr. Hari Kirin Kaur, MD & Dr. Sat Bir Singh, PhD

Tuition: Regular Rate $644.  First 11 people to register receive $50 off: Sign up for $594.  Course includes a delicious homemade, vegan, gluten-free lunch each day and a 6 week curriculum.

Oct 18-22,2019 Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga for Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder* You must take Foundations as a Pre-Requisite

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No matter what the cause of the trauma, movement through Kriya, breath and mantra are time-tested approaches clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm. This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.
  • Skillfully apply your language and manner as a teacher to deliver a Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga program.

A review of related yoga and meditation research and an 8-week Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a group course are provided.

Faculty:  Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, MD

*You must be a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher to take this course.  *You must also take Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy prior to this course.
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Training meets the qualifications for 36 contact hours for nurses, as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses; provider number CEP 13960 and 30 continuing education units available for certified yoga instructors through the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IAYT) Attendance for full duration of four-day training is required to obtain certificate of completion.

This training is solely as professional development for teachersand is not intended as a supportive treatment for students who have experienced trauma. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training, can be activating. We encourage those who seek to include the practice of Kundalini Yoga as part of their trauma recovery, to take the evidence based 8-10 week course taught by one of our graduates.

Tuition: Regular Rate $805.  First 9 people to register receive $50 off: sign up for $755.  This 5 day course includes a delicious homemade, vegan, gluten free lunch each day and a six week curriculum.

Nov 14-19, 2019 Enrolled Students Only: Assessment & Treatment Planning

Assessment and Treatment Planning is one of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to those fully enrolled in the training program.

International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
This segment is required before clinical practicum begins
Open those fully enrolled in the training program

We explore the yogic understanding of the process of change, the therapeutic relationship, how to administer a comprehensive assessment, form a treatment plan and track progress over time. The application of Tantric Numerology as an assessment tool and Motivational Interviewing for changing health behavior and the influence of social determinants of illness and health are detailed.

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD brings the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine.    She has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1971 and began to teach people with chronic or life threatening illness in 1986, under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan.   Dr. Khalsa directs the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology, founded to bring Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan into healthcare.     She is a Medical Family Therapist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500,and a KRI Certifi ed Kundalini Yoga mentoring lead trainer for Levels 1 and 2. Dr. Khalsa is a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and served on the team that developed IAYT Educational Standards for Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.   She directs the 3 year 1,000 hour International Kundalin Yoga Therapy Professional Training and provides continuing education for health professionals and yoga teachers. Her Kundalini Yoga program for people living with HIV is featured in the book, Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, MD.  And her groundbreaking work as a Kundalini Yoga Therapistis featured in the book, Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine.

Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, MD, began in health care as a nurses’ aide in 1976.  She became a registered nurse, and then a physician.  She found Kundalini Yoga as her own stress reduction while working as a busy obstetrician gynecologist.  She became a teacher of Kundalini Yoga in 2007 and began studying with Shanti Shanti Kaur in 2010.  She became the director of Yoga at the Ashram in Millis in 2014.  She participates as faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as well as in the accredited International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training provided by the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology in New Mexico. She and her husband, author Peter Gray, live in Millis, where they play at gardening, kayaking and walks in the woods.

International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training Overview

There are 13 in-person segments and 7 online segments in the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training. The training is fully integrated and the in-person segments are in a sequential order.

The first 3 in-person segments are focused on shifting from being a Kundalini Yoga teacher to becoming a Kundalini Yoga Therapist. They are primarily yoga-focused and take the trainee deep into the consciousness of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy. They are extremely useful for Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts. The subsequent in-person segments are assessment- and application-focused and take the trainee deep into clinical practice of Kundalini Yoga as therapy.

Any Kundalini Yoga teacher can take 5 in-person segments in any order without enrolling in, or committing to, the full training. After that, trainees must apply to and be accepted into the full program so that they may benefit from supervision and the integrated process of developing skills, sensitivity, experience and consciousness over the 3 year, 1,000 hour training.

All the online segments are open to any Kundalini Yoga teacher whether they enroll in the full training or not.  For online course information visit http://www.grdcenter.org/courses.php .

Courses are posted on our website 3-5 months before start date. For all course locations and to register, visit http://www.grdcenter.org/courses.php.

For an exciting invitation and to learn more, visit: http://kundaliniyogatherapy.training/school-info/

 

I am thrilled to be a friend, supporter, and yoga therapy student in this mission, which will revolutionize health care.  Don’t hesitate to call me with questions about attending the segments in Millis. Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, MD Director, Yoga at the Ashram 508-376-4525 Read Hari Kirin’s Blog: Prescription: Kundalini Yoga Therapy

To apply for the 1000 hour training call the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology at (505) 753-4692