Teacher Certification Program
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it,” Yogi Bhajan
Teachers with thousands of teachers being trained in many countries in all continents. In
many countries certification by the USA-based Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) is accepted
for professional Kundalini Yoga occupations. Certification is necessary to obtain membership
in the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association (IKYTA) and the Yoga Alliance, both
based in the USA.
In Asia the programme is currently available in Cambodia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore,
Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.
The teacher program in Asia is carried out by qualified Teacher Training Groups under the
coordination of Sunder Singh Khalsa, a certified Teachers Trainer of the Kundalini Research
Institute with more than 35 years of experience in teaching Kundalini Yoga.
The KRI Teacher Training Certification Program is open to yoga students interested to
become Kundalini Yoga teachers, as well as to those who want to immerse themselves in the
science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Training Program Curriculum
The KRI Level-1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program includes the theory
and practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The curriculum, includes:
KRI Level 1 Teacher Certification Requirements
The main requirements for KRI Level 1 Teacher Certification include participation in all 36 class
sessions; completion of presentation and teaching assignments; fulfillment of a personal yoga
practice; a passing grade on the KRI written exam. In addition, students have to the
scheduled early-morning practice sessions (‘sadhana’). In case available in the region,
attendance of one or more days of White Tantric Yoga are required as well.
KRI Certification requires agreement with the KRI Code of Ethics for Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
The total course duration is at least 220 hours. The program consists of 36 sessions and 18-
21 Sadhanas taught in three one-week modules. In order to qualify for certification, students
must complete 30 sessions, and the other requirements.
The program includes about 180 hours of class sessions (including class presentations,
teaching and teacher guided Q+A and peer group discussion), 40 hours for assignments,
homework and preparation; and at least 40 hours for personal yoga practice.
The Teacher Certification Programme in Cambodia is the same as KRIAsia Teacher Training
courses in other countries in Asia. Classes taken in these countries can be credited to the
programme in Cambodia
The Teacher Training Fees include a Registration Fee and an Attendance Fee.
The fees for the course in Cambodia are:
Registration Fee: US$ 910
Attendance Fee: US$ 990 (3x 330) *)
Total costs: US$ 1.800 This is excluding the fees for the workshop(s),
and excluding the costs for travel, lodging & board,
and/or other workshop expenses (approx US$ 300).
Payment at the start of the Teacher Training.
Fees paid are not reimbursable once the first session has been attended.
Partial Scholarships can be requested by Cambodians (conditions apply).
Visitors can attend the course.
Visitor fees per single session: Cambodians US$ 20, Foreigners US$ 30.
*) One week attendance while registered on a KY Asia Level 1 Teacher Training program
in a different country: US$ 410
The programme includes:
Sadhana; Lecture; Asana practice: Kriya and meditation practice; Student presentation and
teaching; Homework discussion; Question and Answers.
Location: Kundalini Yoga House, Street 123 #42, Toul Tom Pong 1, Phnom Penh
near the 'Russian Market'
Information and registration:
Kundalini Yoga Cambodia
phone: +855 92 429 835