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Become KRI Certified by joining our
Level One 220 Hour Teacher Training Program

Newcastle/Maitland 2023
Instructor Certification - Foundations

May  to November 2023

Become a Teacher!​

Becoming a teacher is not only the study and experience of the yogic teachings and of human nature, it is a lifestyle. To choose a life as a teacher is to have a commitment to the “Self”; to work towards living in a positive state of joy, peace and contentment. The power of your presence will uplift others and create positive change around you.

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Program Overview


The Level One Aquarian Teacher Training is a professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), and taught by the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Australia team and lead by Didar Kaur.


The 220 hours certificate is recognised by Yoga Alliance, KYTANZ, IKYTA & Yoga Australia, and will be issued by the international Kundalini Research Institute.

The concepts covered include mudra, mantra, asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic and functional anatomy, yogic philosophy, the Aquarian Age, Humanology, sadhana, practical teaching, ethics, yogic lifestyle and more.

The structure and time frame of this course gives you a unique opportunity to really establish your practice and integrate the teachings so that you feel ready to begin teaching with confidence and with a connection to the community.

Course Dates

The course is from March to September 2023. Made up of 4 non-residential face to face retreats and 6 Online zoom days.

Module 1

26 to 29 May

In person

Module 2

10  &  24 June

Module 3

7 to 10 July
In person

Module 4

29 Jul & 19 Aug

Module 5

8 to 11  Sept
In person

Module 6

9 Oct & 21 Oct

Module 7

9 to 13 Nov
In person


The curriculum consists of  principle components, which you will be working with throughout the training.

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Learn the theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and Meditations.

  • Kriya: Understand the nature of kriya, a completed action, and its application to Kundalini Yoga, your life cycles, and more.

  • Asana: Divine alignment and the science of angles and triangles as applied to Kundalini Yoga postures

  • Pranayam: The science and technology of breath using breath retention and the body’s bandhas, breath of fire, one minute breath, sitali pranayam and more.

  • Drishti: Dharana or concentration and the benefits of eye focus. The third eye, lotus point, moon centre and more.

  • Mudra: Experience the qualities of different hand positions. gyan, buddhi, shuni and ravi mudras as well as venus lock and their relationship to mastering the elements

  • Naad: The power of sound and mantra to raise the Kundalini and serve the consciousness in the Aquarian Age

  • Meditation: Experience dozens of meditations to incorporate into your daily Kundalini Yoga practice.


Understand the history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy and concepts that make up the yogic tradition.

  • Sadhana: The foundation of our lifestyle. Experience the practice of yoga and meditation before the sun rises.

  • Shakti and Bhakti: Empowering your practice and surrendering through service.

  • Good Eats: How to live as a vegetarian and love it!

  • Applying ancient wisdom in contemporary times


Explore the purpose and function of the body’s systems and how they support the practice of Kundalini Yoga and the lifestyle of a Yogi:

  • Physical body and its functions and systems: digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system.

  • The 10 Bodies: What are they and how do they inform your yoga practice and teaching?

  • Nadis, vayus, and chakras: The basics of Yogic Anatomy and how they work through with the breath, the movement of energy and the awakening of the Self.

  • Integration: How do the Western and Yogic Anatomy systems work together to support our understanding of health and the body’s functions?


Learn the roles and responsibilities as well as the skills and techniques of an effective instructor of Kundalini Yoga.

  • Practical techniques for teaching beginners.

  • Ethical guidelines for Teachers.

  • Curriculum development.

  • The transformational role and consciousness of a Teacher.


Develop an awareness of your connection to all the teachers that came before us, cultivate a relationship to the Golden Chain of Teachers, and serve the legacy of the teachings.

  • Connecting to the Golden Chain: Experience the Master’s Touch.

  • Serving legacy over lineage.

  • Experiencing the subtle body of the Teacher: The tratakam meditation and the art of listening.


Develop an appreciation and understanding of yoga from a teacher’s perspective and experience teaching.

  • Practice teaching Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditation under the guidance of an experienced and professional teaching team.

  • Receive feedback from practicum.

The well-defined curriculum weaves interactive theory, with practical yogic knowledge for life

5 Rebirthing sessions online are to be done through the course (Cost included in course fee) 


How to book

Please call  Lucinda to receive the

information pack and application form


Program Details


Newcaste/ Hunter Valley - venue tbc

Program Description

The Aquarian Teacher Program is the KRI Level One Certification program in Kundalini Yoga. In Level One you will become an Instructor and learn the fundamental principles and practices of Kundalini Yoga.

KRI -  The Kundalini Research Institute based in New Mexico, USA, administers the certification standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers and is the review agency for materials, manuals, and other products developed to support the teachings of Kundalini Yoga.

KYTANZ - The Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association Australia & NZ offer complimentary sponsorship opportunities, professional educational programs, newsletters, product discounts, listings in web directories and professional membership of IKYTA.


This is a 220+ hour course, which includes 180 hours of classroom instruction as well as homework which includes reading and written assignments, a 40 day personal Sadhana (daily practice) and independent study.

We limit the number of students in our trainings so you can experience personalised tutorials with your trainers supporting you to develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations, encouraging you to explore and understand the yogic lifestyle.



This includes all teaching, retreat costs and textbooks.

Early Single Payment Option


Paid in full on registration before 31 March, 2023

Payment Option


Paid in full on registration after 31 March, 2023

Multiple Payment Option


$1000 deposit upon registration then regular payments. A payment plan* will need to be entered into, approved and signed. Full payment for the course must be completed by

30 June, 2023

*Note: If you choose to do a payment plan and have it paid off before 31st  March, 2023 you will qualify for the Early Bird price of $5000

For more details and to receive an information pack, please call Lucinda 

Train with Us

Our trainings are challenging, fun and life changing.

Our very experienced trainers provide an Internationally-Certified KRI Training that is conducted in a fully inclusive, caring and supportive environment. This means that you can teach anywhere in the world with your qualifications. You will experience a well-defined curriculum that weaves interactive theory with practical yogic knowledge for life. Our intention is to support and acknowledge that The Student of Today is the Teacher of Tomorrow.


Our trainings are challenging, fun and life changing.

  • Join a passionate and empathetic community of like-minded practitioners nationally and internationally

  • Deepen your own spiritual practice or create a transformational shift in your life

  • Seek guidance from an all Australian team of  instructors with an authentic voice and lifelong experience.

  • Specialise your general yoga education with deep mastery of Kundalini kriyas and philosophy

  • Enhance your professional credentials with a KRI accredited Kundalini Yoga Certification 


Throughout your training, you will be part of a yogic community who will share the deep experience of the teachings with you.

You will be supported by a team of dedicated Australian KRI Trainers who are members of the KRI Teaching Academy and are available to you between modules for the duration of the programs and beyond.

Our trainings are conducted in a fully inclusive, caring and supportive environment.


1.  KRI offers the only approved teacher training programs in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.


Beware of non-KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainings!
Be aware during your search for a teacher training about who your trainers are, their qualifications and legitimacy, and what association you will be certified with once you graduate. Too many students have been misinformed and have had to re-take their training with legitimate teachers once they discovered they were not properly trained or certified after completing their training.

If you read the fine-print, you will find that other programs may result in an ancillary certification, but not KRI certification. By choosing a KRI certified program, you will receive training that is taught by KRI licensed Teacher Trainers who have completed many years of in-depth practice and study to achieve their KRI training credentials. Most importantly, only KRI certified Level One Teacher Training fulfils the prerequisite requirements to continue with Level Two and Level Three training.

I2. International standards and certification levels assure that all programs deliver the same quality – no matter where you take the training.


The KRI teacher training program is a standardised system of three certification levels, each building on the other. You will find the same quality curriculum and depth of information wherever in the world you choose to complete your program. Graduates of Level One are internationally certified by KRI are registered with the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and fulfil the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.


3. You will always find top quality Teacher Trainers who have the depth of knowledge and experience required to guide you.

All KRI Teacher Trainers have successfully completed a comprehensive and in depth Professional Development Program. KRI Trainers are assessed at every stage by thorough interviews and international certification committees on their competence and qualifications before progressing to the next designation. These dedicated teachers are committed to delivering the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with integrity and sensitivity.

4. Level One Teacher Training curriculum was developed over many by dedicated and experienced teachers and trainers.

Taught in over 50 countries and 22 languages, the Level One KRI Teacher Training Program is an interactive 220-hour program. The training is supported by a comprehensive and well-organised textbooks.  This training offers a profound learning and growth process through a combination of study, personal practice, experience, discussion and much more. 

5. You are given one-on-one trainer support each step of the way to make sure you get what you need and help you complete the program.

Teacher training programs are offered only by KRI licensed Lead Trainers who, together with their team of teacher trainers and interns, are available both during and outside class time to provide one-on-one support, guidance, and encouragement to students.

Whether you have questions about a study topic, are experiencing an emotional response, or just need to talk, having this type of personalised support is invaluable to your process of becoming a Kundalini Yoga teacher.

6. There is continuing support for you as a teacher and a student, long after you receive your teacher certification.

After achieving graduation and certification as a Level One Instructor, continuing to have the support of mentors and peers will be as important as ever. Venturing out as a new yoga teacher can be challenging and being able to connect with experienced teachers is a vital resource. Many times, students will have completed a program that has a Lead Trainer or other members of the training team who live in the student’s local area or region. Often these supportive relationships, whether local or long distance, extend beyond the end of a program as an outcome of the strong commitment that KRI’s trainers bring to their role as teachers.

7.  Certification qualifies you for membership in a professional association of Kundalini Yoga teachers that is a valuable networking opportunity.

All graduates of Level One trainings are automatically registered as first year members with the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and with  the Australian Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, KYTANZ (link to here.


Having membership in IKYTA and KYTANZ provides a continuing source of professional support, resources for further development, local and global networking with other teachers, and more. IKYTA also serves as the primary regulatory body that upholds the professional standards and practices and ethical conduct for KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teachers. Click here or more information about IKYTA. (Link to

8. KRI maintains adherence to ethical and professional standards throughout the international community of Kundalini Yoga teachers and Teacher Trainers.

KRI certified instructors agree to professional standards of conduct and ethics that guide the actions of all KRI instructors and Teacher Trainers. This code of ethics helps sustain the integrity of KRI trainings as well as certified instructors, and provides protection and recourse for yoga students, Kundalini Yoga communities, and other teachers and Trainers. Knowing KRI’s unwavering commitment to ethics and standards of conduct, you will always be proud to be a KRI certified yoga instructor!

9. Be Part of the Global Kundalini Yoga Teacher Community!

Become a KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and join with many thousands of teachers around the world in serving humanity through the teachings of Kundalini Yoga.   KRI Level One Teacher Training,  is like no other., so please make time in your life and get started on this great adventure.


This Training is suitable for anybody who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the Self. Many decide to study these ancient yoga teachings without wanting to become a teacher. It is recommended for anyone that wants to experience growth in their personal and/or professional path, removing old obstacles that block the way forward.


The majority of the Level 1 students are beginners who have done very little or any practice before and want to get started in the Kundalini yoga practice. It doesn’t matter how much you have practiced before. The Training gives you the foundation to start from the basics of yoga and evolve at your own pace.


The Aquarian Teacher Certification program is a unique adventure in consciousness for personal development and spiritual growth open to yoga students ready to become instructors and those who wish to immerse themselves in the technology of Kundalini Yoga. The Level 1 Teacher Training is open to all men, women and all members of the LGBTQ community. 


Kundalini Yoga teacher training can be life-changing. The experience of going through the course can be profoundly transforming. Most people don’t take the course with the intention of teaching. The motivation is to learn more about the practice, go deeper.

Just as you might at the beginning of the class, set an intention. Remember why you practice yoga and why you may want to teach it. This intention is useful to come back to if things get a little tough or overwhelming at times. 

You may begin your course with the intention of teaching afterward, but halfway through find that the idea of teaching doing so isn’t as appealing as it first seemed. And vice versa: you may think that’s there’s no way you’ll have the courage to stand up at the front of a class and teach – but this can change too! 

Most importantly, study and learn for yourself. Whether you want to teach afterward or not, you’ll really get the most out of your teacher training course by absorbing the teachings and imbibing them. It’s only after fully embodying something that we can share it from an authentic and pure place. 


This is fine but there are so many opportunities and applications to teach Kundalini, many consider sharing their newfound wisdom and experience with others who might benefit from it.

About Lucinda

Lucinda van de Berkt (Har Kiret Kaur) is a Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher with over 20 years experience and Level 1 & 2 Certified KRI (Kundalini Yoga Research Institute).


She is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga from the Vedic and tantric traditions.

Read more about Lucinda


How to book

Please call Lucinda  to receive the

information pack and application form

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