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Teacher Training

darshan-crowd2-300x258Beginning April 2018 in Northern Virginia and September 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio

We offer teacher training certification programs in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. These programs provide you with the tools and comprehensive training to learn and master yoga and meditation techniques that can transform your life. During these training programs you will have an extended experience of learning and practicing yoga with a group of like-minded individuals, while still being able to maintain your regular work schedule and activities.

In these times of rapid changes in technology, psychology and sociology, everyone is confronting great stressors and challenges. No matter what your background, religion or culture, you face a reality where you need a healthy nervous system, mental clarity, and spiritual strength to work with the rapid changes. The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program can provide you powerful tools to navigate these times with balance and radiance. Whether your intention is to become a practicing yoga teacher or to deepen your own personal practice, this yoga teacher training can give you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice. It can bring you vitality on all levels, and teach you to teach others to do the same.

darshan-bhajan1The sincere intention of the Kundalini Yoga Studio Teacher Training staff is that we can give to you what was given to us – teachings that have greatly impacted our lives, and made our spirits bright and prosperous.

Our Level I Teacher Trainings take place between April and November . We meet one weekend a month — Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Level I gives you a sound understanding and experience of the fundamental nature, technology and concept of Kundalini Yoga. Completion of this stage makes you a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga.

Feel most welcome to email or call. We welcome your inquiries and questions. We would love to take this journey with you.

Our Teachers

darshan-5Our team of KRI Teacher Trainers have over 130 years of teaching experience. They will help you fine-tune your growth and gain a sense of excellence as a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga.

Darshan Kaur Khalsa, RTY-500, our lead teacher, is Kundalini Research Institute certified as a Level 1 and 2 Lead teacher trainer. She is recognized as a senior teacher and has taught Kundalini Yoga in the greater Washington area for 43 years with over 19,000 yoga classes. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, and has been on the faculty of Northern VA Community College for 25 years teaching yoga and meditation. Yogi Bhajan personally requested that Darshan Kaur start to train teachers in 1995. This training will be the 23nd Level One program she has offered.

Other Guest Teachers include:

  • Simran Khalsa for Asana and Pranayama
  • Sohan Raj Kaur for Western Anatomy
  • Darshan K Khalsa (life coach) for Humanology
  • Sada Sat Simran Singh for Naad Yoga & Shabad Guru

Northern VA Program


Darshan Yoga Studio
1263 Bond Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170
Phone: 703-471-YOGA (9642)
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Fridays: 6-9pm
Saturdays: 7:30-5:30
Sundays: 7:30-4:00pm

2018 Dates

  • April 13 -15
  • April 27-29
  • May 18-20
  • June 22-24
  • July 20-22
  • August 24-26
  • September 14-16
  • October 13 (White Tantric Yoga)
  • October 19-21
  • November 16-18


Paid in full options*

$3295 Paid in full before December 30, 2017
$3395 Paid in full before January 30, 2018. One Time payment through PayPal is accepted. PayPal charges apply. Talk with Darshan about this.
$3450 Paid in full by course start date. One Time payment through PayPal is accepted. PayPal charges apply. Talk with Darshan about this.  (Text books may not be available at the first class if registration is not in before March 20)

Payment Plans: (requires deposit)*

SHORT PAYMENT PLAN: $675 deposit upon registration with 5 payments of $575.  
Registration, deposit, and post-dated checks requested by March 15, 2018
Total Fee: $3550
(post-dated checks dated April 10, June 1, July 10, Sept 1. Nov 10)

LONG PAYMENT PLAN: $725 deposit upon registration with 9 payments of $325.
Registration, deposit, and post-dated checks requested by March 15, 2018.
Total Fee: $3650
(post-dated checks dated 3/15, 4/15, 5/15, 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15, 12/15)

*Cost does not include additional yoga classes or white tantric yoga costs

Payment can be made by check or cashier's check.
There are no refunds once the course begins.
Requests prior to the start date are eligible for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit.


Cincinnati, Ohio Level One Teacher Training

This training begins September 2018.
For information about our Cincinnati, Ohio Level One Teacher Training please contact:

Sheldon Hardy
Evolve Yoga, 8467 Vorhees ln, Cincinnati, OH 45236
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darshan-teachCertification as a Level One Instructor requires Associate Membership in IKYTA, which is included in your registration fee. Once you have received your Level One certification, you will automatically be upgraded to a professional Member of IKYTA and listed in the teacher's Directory and in the Aquarian Times magazine to receiver referrals for your Kundalini Yoga classes. This program also meets the standards for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification set by the Yoga Alliance, a national alliance of diverse yoga organizations.

Please Contact Darshan With Any Questions.

Feel Most Welcome to Download the Teacher Training Application Form in Word or PDF.

2018 Level One KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification


Our next Level One teacher training programs begins April 2018. These trainings are open to yoga students ready to become teachers, to beginners wishing to learn this yogic science, and to experienced yogis who want to deepen their personal practice and awaken their potential in this advanced study program.

We are offering trainings in both Northern Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio. These trainings are in-depth programs leading to the certification as a Kundalini Level One Teacher. They are internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance, making you eligible for the YA Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, RYT-200.

These courses give you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice and offers you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and self-confidence to make a difference in yourself and the world around you. They are journeys of personal development leading to self-mastery.


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SuperHealth®- Yogic Science, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, for Breaking Habits & Addictive Behaviors
March 17-24, 2018


This 8 day Specialty Immersion Course in Espanola, New Mexico  enables the learner to apply Yogic Science, which addresses spirit, mind, body and environment, to the treatment of addictive behavior in both personal care and professional treatment protocols. Participants will be able to gain knowledge, skills and practical application of the Yogic Technology for complete integration into their professional practice and personal wellbeing.

SuperHealth® is approved by the National Certified Commission as an Educational and Training provider and awards 48 CEUs to both addiction professionals and counselors by NAADAC (#759) and the State of California Board of Sciences for MFTs & LCSWs (#4325). Nurses - the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) has granted the approval to award 63.25 CNEs (#1130).

Email Darshan at yogawithdarshan@cox.net for more details and for DISCOUNT PROMO CODE.