Licensed by the State of Arizona for private post secondary education, all of our training programs are based on national educational standards and are registered with Yoga Alliance.
Our 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher training program is made up of 2 educational modules:
Module I – Chakra Yoga Intensive (65 hours), is 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.
Module I is offered twice per year:
November 6th – November 13th, 2016
April 2nd – April 9th, 2017
November 5th – November 12th, 2017
Module II is a 2-week Kundalini Yoga Immersion (135 hours), that 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.
These two modules together form a rich experience of the best of Kundalini Yoga traditions and upon completion 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.
Module II is offered once a year:
November 16th – December 1st, 2016 (Orientation November 15th 2-6pm)
November 15th – November 30th, 2017 (Orientation November 14th 2-6pm
Below is an example of a typical day’s schedule during Module II:
(For Module I, 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
The weekend will follow a special schedule. The middle Sunday is a day off so that students can attend to personal business and integrate the teachings of the week.
The course will be led by Ruth Hartung (Sraddhasagar) who 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. Hard 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
REQUIRED TEXTS :
Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati,
Ayurveda,The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
Kundalini Yoga for Body, Mind, and Beyond by Ravi Singh
Additional optional books and manuals will be available for purchase during the training.
The tuition for Module I – the Chakra Intensive is $850 and 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.
The tuition for Module II – the 2 week Kundalini Yoga Immersion is $2700 and includes Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch during the week. Students who meet the course requirements including 100% attendance will receive a certificate of completion for 135 hours at the end of the course.
Upon successful completion of both Modules I and II 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 for our Kundalini yoga track towards a 300 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.
2. Upon receipt of your application we will confirm in an EMAIL containing an Enrollment and Student Intake Form. Please complete these forms, review the necessary documents, SIGN and include the $200 course deposit. Submit via email or mail.
3. Upon receipt of your these forms and deposit, we will mail you an Orientation Package including a list of available housing options, required textbooks and supplies, Please review the orientation package thoroughly and come prepared on the first day of your training at 9am.
We can help arrange housing with friends and families of 7 Centers. A student can expect to pay an average of $400-600 for the two weeks, 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.