All of our training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance.
The 7 Centers’ 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher training program is made up of 2 educational modules, which can be taken back-to-back or spread out over time. These two modules together form a rich experience of the best of Kundalini Yoga traditions. Upon completion of both modules, a student will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from 7 Centers and can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga teacher.
Kundalini Yoga Immersion (135 hours). This 18-day intensive program emphasizes the scientific and experiential tools to achieve internal and external harmony while practicing and learn to teach the ancient Kundalini techniques that promote personal evolution. It can be taken by yoga teachers seeking deeper internal practices and by newcomers looking to build a classical kundalini yoga foundation of balance integration and transformation. This is a practice-based Kundalini training that includes daily mentored teaching of kriyas, chanting/singing of mantra, esoteric anatomy focused on the chakras, tantric philosophy and kundalini tantra sadhana.
The Kundalini Immersion is offered twice a year:
November 6th–22nd, 2017 (New Dates!)
Chakra Yoga Intensive (65 hours). A week-long journey exploring the chakras through yoga, sound, meditation and art. Each day focuses on a single chakra, establishing direct experiences that participants can draw on as teachers, healers or students. To learn more about this program, click here.
The Chakra Yoga Intensive is offered twice a year:
November 26th – December 3rd, 2017 (New Dates!)
Below is an example of a typical day’s schedule for the Kundalini Yoga Immersion:
(For the Chakra Intensive, click here)
4:30am Kundalini Tantra Sadhana
6:30am Ayurvedic Breakfast
7:15am Karma Yoga
8:00am Kundalini Kriyas, Philosophy & Esoteric Anatomy
12:00pm Ayurvedic Lunch
1:00pm Yoga Nidra
1:30pm Kriya Practices & Mentoring
Students have Sundays off to attend to personal business and integrate the teachings of the week.
The course leaders for this program are Ruth Hartung (Sraddhasagar) and Hari Jap.
Ruth Hartung (Sraddhasagar) has been teaching Kundalini yoga since 1992 in LA at Yoga West. Some of the teachers she has studied with include Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Guru Singh, Gurmukh as well as Yogi Vikashanda of Nepal.
Hari Jap is the founder of The Center of Divine Awakening, a Kundalini yoga studio in Phoenix. He has maintained and integrated Kundalini as a core aspect of his life for more than 32 years, the past 10 of which he has been a certified Yoga Teacher Trainer.
For more of their bios please go to Teachers.
BOOKS AND MANUALS
Chakra Intensive: Course tuition includes a Chakra Yoga Teacher’s Manual. No additional textbooks are required for this module.
Kundalini Immersion: Course tuition includes a Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Manual and the following textbooks:
-Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
-Ayurveda,The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
Kundalini Yoga Immersion (135 Hours): $2700. Includes Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch during the week, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Manual, and two required textbooks. Students who meet the course requirements including 100% attendance will receive a certificate of completion for 135 hours at the end of the course.
Chakra Intensive (65 Hours): $850. Includes a daily Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch and a Chakra yoga manual. Students who meet the course requirements including 100% attendance will receive a certificate of completion for 65 hours at the end of the course.
Full Program Discount: When registering for both modules at once, deposits must be received for both modules in order to reserve your space ($700 total). A $200 discount will then be deducted from your tuition balance.
Upon successful completion of both Modules, a student earns a 200 hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s certificate from 7 Centers Yoga Arts. If a student chooses, you can then register as a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance with our certificate. We are not a KRI certified program by choice. If you already have a 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Certificate, you can use this additional training towards a 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Certificate with 7 Centers.
The course has a limited number of participants, so please reserve early. An enrollment fee of $200 reserves your place. You may pay by cash, check or by credit card.
STEPS TO REGISTER
1. Fill out an Application form: VIEW/PRINT APPLICATION FORM HERE and submit via email or mail along with the appropriate deposit amount.
2. Upon receipt of your application and deposit, we will mail you an Orientation Package including an orientation letter, a list of available housing options, and a Student Intake Form (which needs to be returned before the course start date). Please review the orientation package thoroughly. We will also mail you a copy of the book Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad to read before the start of the course.
We can help arrange housing with friends and families of 7 Centers. A student can expect to pay an average of $650 for the month, including utilities for a room and bathroom with access to kitchen facilities for evening meals. Other housing options may be available such more economical, shared spaces or high end accommodations. Upon receiving your registration form we will send you the names and contact numbers for potential housing situations. All financial agreements will be made directly with them.
WHAT TO BRING
Sedona weather in November can have cool temperatures with sunny days. Bring appropriate seasonal yoga and non-yoga (casual) clothing, shoes, hiking gear, a journal, a working alarm clock, and a neti pot (if you have one). White clothing to wear throughout the day is optional but can be very powerful and add to the spiritual nature of the practices. This is your choice.