Overview

Kundalini is subtle seed hidden at lowest level of human’s consciousness. In kundalini yoga teacher training course, it is known as root chakra. Just as any giant tree stands on its roots, kundalini supports and nourishes you right from your first breath. Kundalini is your life-line or your “prana shakti” (vital energy power). Whether its material success or spiritual evolution, all depends upon ascending of kundalini to higher consciousness level.

This is 12 days course for divine-seekers longing for joy, peace and success in their chosen field. This is not mystic or supernatural power which will change everything in your favour by magical wand. Kundalini is your eternal mother which remains with you in every life. You may ignore or deny her existence, but she never forgets you. You just need to stir her by traditional yoga way, and then wait for mystical experiences in life.

  • Discover your hidden cosmic power
  • Break bondages of attachment
  • Explore avenue for divine evolution
  • Connect to your divine mother
  • Mystical experiences in life

What is kundalini yoga?

Kundalini yoga prepares you physically, mentally and emotionally to endure divine changes in your life. Just as the astronauts go for extensive training at zero-gravity space centre before finally space voyage where there is no trace of gravity or air. Your inner space is resemblance to outer space. Cosmic “prana” (vital energy) exists within sleeping kundalini.

Early six days training remains devoted to purification of subtle channels of energy, which are known as “nadis” & “chakras”. Without inner purification, recoiling of serpentine power is not possible. When energy flows freely in subtle tubes/channels, it opens the expressway for ascending consciousness or kundalini. It is indication of divine evolution waiting for you.

  • Inner purification of nadis/chakras
  • Free-flow of “pranic” energy
  • Generation of divine thoughts
  • Expansion of pure conscience
  • Stirring serpentine power

Course Fees

1200 USD per person(single occupancy)

800 USD per person(double occupancy)

Duration

12 days(6-7 hours daily classes)

Additional Allurement

Practical

  • Hatha yoga asanas
  • Purifying nadi
  • Prana” kriya
  • Focus & concentration
  • Expansion of awareness
  • Purifying chakras
  • Reciting seed mantras
  • Yogic gesture & yogic lock
  • Balance subtle energy
  • Chakra Meditation Techniques

Theoretical

  • What is yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Hatha yoga
  • Concept of kundalini
  • What are chakras
  • What is “prana”
  • What are nadis
  • Pranayama
  • Role of Ida, Pingala & Shushmana
  • Diet for kundalini

Fee Inclusions

  • Accommodation & Food
  • Yoga souvenir
  • Yoga dress & mat
  • Wi-Fi Zone
  • CCTV Surveillance
  • Live music meditation
  • Sound healing
  • Pick & drop facility from airport
  • Recreational activity (weekend)

Accommodation

The location of our yoga school ensures to give you an environment of complete relaxation, rejuvenation and tranquility ---away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Purpose of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini has potential to bring divine changes in your life. It also ensures to bring peace and prosperity in your physical existence. With the ascending of kundalini, you can reach pinnacle horizon in your chosen field. You can excel in creative writing, poetry, micro-research work or medical science. Beautiful things happen in life which you never imagine even in your wildest dream. It is divine power which opens doors to new level of success.

  • Transcend your own limitations
  • Go up above basic instinct
  • No fluctuation in mind
  • Never-ending peace & pleasure

Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation is non-profit organization in operation since 2009. We are registered with:

  • Societies Registration Act 1860
  • Registered Yoga School (RYS) to Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961

Who can join kundalini yoga?

  • Age must be above 18 year
  • Physical fitness in perfect state
  • Sound mental health with no phobia
  • Avoid if suffer from severe breathing problem
  • Consult doctor, if suffer from acute backache

Payment & Refund Policy

Once we receive your confirmation to join our 200 hour YTTC course, you need to deposit 30 percent of total fee to reserve your individual seat. The advance fee is non-refundable. The balance of payment must be deposited on first-day of your arrival.

What is Kundalini?

Kundalini is your innate source of tremendous energy through which you move, talk & breathe.  “Prana” is individual subtle body which constantly draws energy from this cosmic prana. Kundalini is also known as “prana shakti” in Tantra yoga. From yogic philosophy, it is “prana” and “kundalini”, which sustain life. Breath and food only maintain your vital energy level.

All people are born with same traits. But, few people excel in writing, oratory skill or some other artistic creation. More the evolution of this intrinsic energy, more you express yourself in overall directions. Hard work and fate has its own role in shaping you future, but kundalini yoga in Rishikesh always has upper hand to turn all tables in your favor.

  • Kundalini is tremendous source of energy
  • Your inherent potential remains untapped
  • Stirring kundalini brings divine hope of transformation
  • Free-flow of “prana” indicates subtle changes in life

What is Kundalini Yoga Course?

Kundalini is hidden power with tremendous potential to bring spiritual evolution in your life. It remains in sleeping state at base chakra (mooladhara chakra). It exists in perineum between origin of genitals and the anus. Without purification of mind & body, activation of chakra is nearly impossible.  Kundalini yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh steers you to familiarize with mystic powers concealed in different subtle channels of vital energy

Kundalini originates from Sanskrit word “kunda” which means pit or burrow. Kundalini remains in coiled form (three & half times). The purpose of tantra yoga is to activate the base chakra where “shakti” resides in coiled form. Spiritual evolution starts when sleeping serpent uncoil and ascend to higher levels of consciousness by piercing three psychic knots. Awakening of kundalini is part of tantra yoga, which starts with inner purification of hatha yoga.

Why awaken kundalini?

Life is more than breathing, earning & gratification of senses. By contributing something to society, you can make your existence valuable. It is possible only when you have creative mind and adequate energy to carry out your noble mission. Deep faith in your kundalini shakti empower you to achieve something unachievable and cross all hurdles in life comfortably.

It hones your existing skills and helps in crafting your own space in any specific chosen field. It accelerates your physical, mental, psychological & spiritual evolution.  As your consciousness refine and go higher and higher, you simultaneously touch new levels of achievements. These are some new novel experiences revealed by kundalini yoga practitioners.

  • Sharpening of your peculiar skills
  • Builds your self-esteem & confidence
  • Helps in growing vertically & horizontally
  • Soaring high in new sky of possibility
  • Bring opulence in spiritual aspect of life

Expression of Kundalini

Snake is worshipped in almost all part of world since ancient times. In Himalaya, several deities are depicted wearing garland of snakes. It is manifestation of controlling fear by intense penance & attaining mystical power. Kundalini only represent as coiled snake resting in lower chakra and waiting for sublime change in consciousness level.

The serpent power of kundalini symbolizes unconscious state of man. It always ascends in psychic passage bringing newer spiritual evolution as it touch new height of consciousness. The three coils of serpent represent past, present and future. It also expresses three states of consciousness—waking, sleeping & dreaming.

  • Snake is worshipped in mystic old cults
  • Ascending of consciousness as kundalini shoots-up
  • Kundalini is worshipped in different forms across world
  • It is harbinger of peace, bliss and prosperity

Seven Chakras in kundalini

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which literally means ‘wheel’ or ‘circle’. These are major psychic centers in the subtle body which are connected to nadis (psychic channels).

  1. Mooladhara Chakra: This is the base chakra represents dark red lotus with four petals
  2. Svadhishthana Chakra: This is second chakra which vermillion in color with six petals
  3. Manipura Chakra: It is located behind the navel and sparkling yellow chakra with ten petals
  4. Anahata Chakra: It is located behind the heart and blue in color with twelve petals
  5. Vishuddhi Chakra: It is located behind the throat with violet and sixteen petals
  6. Ajna Chakra: It is located between two eyebrows & silver in color with two petals
  7. Sahasrara Chakra: Located on top of head, it is radiant in hue with thousand-petal lotus

Techniques of Kundalini Yoga

The kundalini practice starts with inner purification by removing gross/subtle blockages. In first six days, the technique mainly involves simple asanas, balanced breathing, pranayama & shatkarma. Then, you practice yogic gestures, yogic locks (bandha & mudra) and finally “dharana” and “dhyana” (concentration & meditation) for remaining days.  The duration of kundalini yoga teacher training in yoga school of Rishikesh is 12 days.

The elements of kundalini yoga are:

Hatha Yoga Kriya

Hatha yoga is traditional kriya which involves specific asanas to bring stamina and stability at physical level. Specific asanas open the physical blockages for the free-flow of vital energy (prana). It paves the way for divine awareness which finally transforms into consciousness.

  • Specific asanas with alignment & adjustment
  • Long-sitting asanas with constant awareness
  • Practice sun salutation with mantras’ chanting
  • Releasing psychic knots by yogic asanas
  • Purifying lower chakras or impure consciousness

Pranic Kriya

Pranayama is always followed by asana. It refines and enhances your “prana” level. The purpose of pranic kriya is to bring rhythm in breath. It controls your mind, while asanas control your body. Pranayama is yogic breathing technique to open all blocked channels of energy. It also purifies three major ‘nadis’ (subtle tubes) —Ida, Pingala & Shushmana.  .

Attention, Focus & Concentration

The practice starts with attention with occupied awareness. It will be helpful to tame your wandering mind. Focus for an extended period of time blossoms into concentration. Focus and attention are intermediate to reach focussed concentration. Asanas and pranayama brings mind and body under your control. You rise above worldly attachment or bondage.

  • Aware of thoughts & feelings
  • Control wandering mind
  • Physical & mental stability
  • Reach thoughtless state of mind
  • Detach yourself from bond/attachment

Chakra Meditation Techniques

In traditional kundalini yoga, chanting of specific seed mantras for each chakra is must. It starts from lower chakras viz mooladhara chakra, swadhisthana chakra and manipura chakra. The real divine evolution starts from anahata chakra which is situated near heart. You have to meditate on colour and petals of each chakra.

  • Develop sublime awareness for each chakra
  • Experiencing subtle body existence
  • Chanting of mantras to stir chakra
  • Vibration of specific chakra
  • Expansion of divine dimension

Yogic Gesture & Lock

Yogic gesture and lock are integral part of hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. It represents your mood, attitude and subtle outlook. Hatha yogis purify pranic body by practicing yogic gesture and lock in combination with pranayama and meditation. The purpose is to control outgoing vital energy and utilize it for ascending kundalini.

  • Yogic gesture with suitable pranayama
  • Conserve vital energy by yogic lock
  • Stir non-vibrating chakras
  • Chanting mantras with energy lock
  • Reaching new dimension of awareness        

Kundalini Kriya

This kriya is advanced kriya which you are supposed to practice under the supervision of revered guru. It balances your energy at all seven chakras. The purpose is to give more momentum to the vibrating velocity of each chakra. It involves advanced kriya of traditional yoga where knowledge is transferred to the reliable and competent disciple.

  • Activation of shushmana
  • Complete purify subtle body
  • Burnika, charnika & tendon kriya
  • Feeling of lightness and pureness
  • Divine fragrance emanate from body

Theoretical Aspects of Kundalini Yoga Techniques

Theoretical aspect of kundalini yoga delivers comprehensive wisdom of serpent power. The theoretical training is in perfect harmony with practical training of kundalini yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. The complexities of the subject have been simplified for better understanding of the subject. Kundalini yoga is traditional yoga based on the transformation of wisdom from guru to disciples.

Hatha Yoga

  • Role of hatha yoga in kundalini
  • Traditional method of cleansing
  • Alignment & adjustment of asana
  • Inner purification by pranayama

What is Kundalini Yoga?

  • Kundalini & prana shakti
  • Role of guru in kundalini yoga
  • Purification of chakras
  • Chanting of seed mantra
  • Specific diet for kundalini

Nadi & Pranayama

  • Pranayama for generating “prana”
  • Nadi & “Prana-Shakti”
  • Pranayama & its role in kundalini yoga
  • Purification of prana-shakti
  • Transformation of energy

Daily Regimen

The daily regimen of kundalini yoga begins in early morning. The location of our yoga school presents an idyllic environment for yoga seekers near perennial Ganga River in Rishikesh. It comprises relaxing asanas and yogic breathing for inner purification. Finally, you will undergo guidance in meditation under Guru’s supervision.

Day First

  • Welcome ceremony in traditional way
  • Special gifts for every guest

Daily Regimen

  • 5:30 am : Wake-up + Herbal tea
  • 6:30 am : Fire-worshipping + 21 asanas + Purification kriya + Kundalini Kriya
  • 8:30 am : Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am : Philosophy of Kundalini Kriya + Philosophy of Yoga & Meditation
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm : Kundalini Meditation
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm : Self-Kundalini Kriya
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm : Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm : Rest
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm : Chakra Meditation
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm : 21 asanas + Purification kriya + Kundalini Kriya
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm : Musical concert

Concluding Day

  • Fire-worshipping with priest
  • Awarding-certificate ceremony
  • Feedback session
  • High-end lunch with Guru

Note: The daily schedule is subject to change. The exact daily regimen will be handed to you on the first day of your arrival. One day will be off in a week.

Date and Schedule

# Programs Dates
2 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Feb - 12 Feb 2020
3 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Mar - 12 Mar 2020
4 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Apr - 12 Apr 2020
5 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 May - 12 May 2020
6 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Jun - 12 Jun 2020
7 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Jul - 12 Jul 2020
8 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Aug - 12 Aug 2020
9 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Sep - 12 Sep 2020
10 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Oct - 12 Oct 2020
11 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Nov - 12 Nov 2020
12 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Dec - 12 Dec 2020
13 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Jan - 12 Jan 2021
14 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Feb - 12 Feb 2021
15 12 Days Kundalini Yoga in Rishikesh 1 Mar - 12 Mar 2021

Student Requirements

The Spirit Yoga Foundations has set standard rules & regulations to maintain decorum and dignity of yoga wisdom which all students are expected to follow strictly.

Course Requirements :

  • Strictly follow the designed syllabus
  • Follow the scheduled time
  • Must stay in center during course
  • Maintain a distance from teachers
  • Each student must have his/her own health insurance
  • Outing is not allowed during duration of the course
  • Contact manager in case any query/demand
  • Mental & physical fitness is mandatory for all students
  • Drugs/alcohols/cigarettes are prohibited
  • Regular attendance is enviable
  • Wear yoga dress in all yoga classes

Accommodation

Our center is in sylvan surroundings of nature on the outskirts of Rishikesh. It is far away from the hustle-bustle from the crowded town. The murmuring rivulet with glory of mountain and vast greenery make it an ideal place for practicing yoga & meditation. The fresh mountain breeze is soul-stirring and refreshes your mind and body.

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Program Fee

Single Occupancy Double Sharing
1200 USD per person 800 USD per person
Course Duration : 11 Nights/12 Days
Daily Classes : 6-7 hours
Check-in : Time: 12 pm
Check-out : Time: 12 pm
Fee Inclusions
  1. Accommodation & Food (vegetarian/continental)
  2. Yoga souvenir
  3. Yoga dress & mat
  4. Wi-Fi Zone
  5. CCTV Surveillance
  6. Live music meditation
  7. Sound healing
  8. Pick & drop facility from airport
  9. Recreational activity (weekend)

Cancellation & Refundable Policy

  • 30 % advance payment against fee is non-refundable
  • Deposit remaining fee amount on day-first arrival
  • In case of any medical complications, fees will not be refunded
  • In case of misbehavior, Spirit Yoga Foundation own rights to expel Violator/s. No amount will be refund in this case.
  • Bring your own medical insurance
  • If you postpone your schedule program due to any reason, we can adjust with other near future programs (T & C apply)

Testimonials

Rakesh Tiwari

Delhi, India

I went through inexplicable experience during basic course of silence meditation by Spirit Yoga Foundation. It was a unique experience of living in your own conscience by disconnecting with outer world. All the participants weren’t allowed to talk during the whole practice of seven days. We were instructed to calm our five senses which otherwise if active can distract the mind. Now, I am eagerly looking forward to go through advance course of silence meditation.

Puran Adhikari

Interlakhan, Switzerland

During school days, I used to hear, “if speech is silver, than silence is god”. I realized its meaning when I remained in total silence for 7 days while undergoing basic course of silence meditation. The silence of place in the close vicinity of nature was enough to put our mood towards meditation. No cell-phone, no talk, no gesture for communication was allowed. It drifted me to inner peace of existence.

Balwinder Singh Madhok

Chnadigarh, India

The advanced course of silence meditation is amazing. It purifies my inner conscience by eliminating all the negativity. The ambiance of yoga center is enough to go through silence experience of meditation smoothly. The meditation room is spacious where I felt no disturbance---outer or inner. At the end of day, I always felt new wave of vigor is flowing in the whole body. I revived a harmony in my mental, physical & conscience levels by completing this course successfully.

Bob

Australia

I achieved tremendous change in my personality. And, I personally want to convey my warm greetings to teaching staff of SYF who leave no stone unturned to make my days special in meditation learning. The advance course of silence meditation creates mental clarity, hones your rational thinking and makes you mature in decision-making power.

FAQ

Every human comes to this earth with inherent divine energy in hidden form. Due to illusion, you ever trapped in worldly bondages and sense-gratification remains your ultimate goal. Kundalini yoga is traditional yoga to connect with your cosmic feminine energy which is known as kundalini shakti. The stirring of this “prana shakti” paves the way for inner transformation.

Kundalini yoga is a traditional way of searching divinity within you. It culminates with union of cosmic energy (shakti) with cosmic consciousness (Shiva), and both exists within your subtle body. It is a complete inner yoga where you recharge expressway of prana (vital energy). Guru plays a vital role from stirring kundalini to activation of chakras.

It starts with selected asana series to bring stability & stamina in body, followed by balanced breathing for inner purification. Then, purification of nadis and prana is done through pranayama with yogic gestures and yogic lock. The ratio of inhalation, exhalation & retention is also balanced through yogic breathing. Yogic gesture (mudra) and yogic lock (bandhas) are other important elements of kundalini yoga. It ends with chanting of seed mantra, silence meditation & kundalini kriya.

  • Maintain divine dignity at yoga centre
  • Vegetarian food ( no smoking & drinking)
  • Follow guru’s instructions acutely
  • Fit body & balanced mind (no phobia/fear)

In kundalini yoga, “prana” is the vehicle or the medium for carrying consciousness. It is the symbol of kundalini power in human body. The existence of all life is owed to prana. When “prana” flows in all subtle channels of the body, you gain actual experience of kundalini recoiling at base chakra.

Chakra is wheel of psychic centers in subtle body which is seven in number. It is bundle of pranic energy which controls the circulation of prana in the entire body. Kundalini lies in dormant state in the base chakra which is also known as mooladhara chakra. As kundalini ascends and reach at the top chakra (sahasrara chakra) passing through other five chakras, the real expression of kundalini yoga start.

Hatha yoga is the stepping-stone to reach higher yoga or kundalini yoga. It elevates to the new level of consciousness after transcending the worldly consciousness. The components of hatha yoga are:

  • Shatkarma: Six yogic purification for entire body
  • Asana: Brings stability in your body by stirring channels of energy
  • Pranayama: Purifies the nadis and promote the flow of prana shakti
  • Bandha: Blocking & conserving energy for practicing kundalini yoga
  • Mudra: Yogic gestures for awakening of chakras & kundalini

The best time is onset of winter months to end of March in Rishikesh. Kundalini yoga is not preferable when the temperature is above 35 degree Celsius. That’s the reason why yogis move to cool Himalayan region for the practice of kundalini yoga, during hot and sultry months of summer.

There are seven chakras in subtle body:

  1. Mooladhara chakra: At the base of spine, deep dark red with four petals
  2. Svadhistana chakra: At the base of reproductive organ with red lotus with 6 petals
  3. Manipura Chakra: At navel along spine, bright yellow lotus with 10 petals
  4. Anahata Chakra: At heart along spine, deep red lotus with 12 petals
  5. Vishuddhi chakra: Behind throat pit along spine, pure blue lotus with 16 petals
  6. Ajna chakra: In the centre of brain behind eyebrows, pure white lotus with 2 petals
  7. Sahasrara: In the crown of head , all color merge with thousand petals

There may be more than a lakh nadis (subtle tubes carrying prana), but the primarily ones related to kundalini yoga are ida, pingala and shushmana:

Ida: It represents moon which control your mental power

Pingala: It represents sun which control physical energy

Shushmana: It is major nadi on which kundalini ascends