Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Kundalini Yoga with MPA’s unique Level 1 immersion, taking place in Amritsar, Dharamshala and Anandpur Sahib. Whether you are new to the path or you have done this course before, this is a one-in-a-lifetime experience!

Course Overview


“Teacher Training is about technology – 

the technology of personal change. 

How to achieve strength, clarity and grace. 

It is systematic, comprehensive and complete.”

 – Yogi Bhajan

The MPA Experience

 
In-depth learning of yogic wisdom: Expand your experience, knowledge and skills by engaging in our exclusive courses with the MPA signature.
 
Rejuvenate in the land of the Gurus: Immerse yourself in a spiritually uplifting environment, surrounded by the rich cultural heritage and wisdom of the lands.
 
Experience the power of group practice: Unlock deeper dimensions of meditation, energy, and healing by experiencing the power of group consciousness.
 
Make new connections with sangat from around the world: Connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering global connections and expanding your network.

About the course:

Embark on a transformative journey with our Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Amritsar, Rishikesh and Anandpur Sahib. Discover your soul’s light and help others find theirs. Transform your life, understanding Kundalini Yoga’s core concepts. Gain the skills and confidence to teach, fostering a conscious lifestyle. Connect with a supportive community locally and globally. This immersive experience promises not only personal upliftment but equips you to positively impact others’ lives. Join us in illuminating the path to a radiant existence.

The course is an internationally renowned Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan, certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI).

Location

Rishikesh – Amritsar – Anandpur Sahib

Rishikesh, the “yoga capital of the world”: The serene abode where the Ganges River flows and yogic wisdom flourishes. Literally the “knot of hair of the yogi”, Rishikesh is the quintessential haven for yogis named where spirituality meets nature in perfect harmony. Meditate by the river Ganges and experience the energy from thousands of years of meditation by sages and saints in this vibrant town. The tranquil surroundings, crisp mountain air, and the spiritual energy of the region make Rishikesh an ideal setting for a transformative yoga course. Let the sacred vibes of Rishikesh elevate your practice and deepen your yogic journey.

Amritsar, the “Pool of Nectar”: A city intricately woven around the Sacred Pool of Nectar at the heart of the Harimandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), stands as a testament to spiritual richness. Established by Guru Ram Das, it is often referred to as “Sach Khand” or the Realm of Truth, representing the highest blue ether or heaven. Amritsar is not only home to this spiritual marvel but also hosts Miri Piri Academy, the sanctuary of the global Kundalini Yoga community. Established by the visionary Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan in the 1990s, it serves as a beacon for those seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment. Immerse yourself in the divine atmosphere of Amritsar, where tradition and spirituality converge to create a transformative experience.

Anandpur Sahib, the “City of Bliss” : Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Anandpur Sahib is a city steeped in spiritual significance. It was established by Guru Tegh Bahadur and the Birthplace of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh. The city is graced by the presence of the Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, one of the five temporal seats of authority in Sikhism. The many historic gurdwaras are not just architectural marvels but embody the spirit of Sikhism. They stand as a testament to the courage, sacrifice, and devotion of the Sikh spirit. Anandpur Sahib is a sanctuary for those seeking a deep connection with Sikh history and spirituality. It invites you to immerse yourself in its sacred aura, providing a unique and transformative experience for spiritual seekers and history enthusiasts alike.

Level 1 Immersion Dates

DateModality Module
5-6 October 2024OnlineModule 1: Foundations
17 October –
9 November 2024
Immersion in India:
Amritsar, Rishikesh
and Anandpur Sahib
Modules 2 to 8:
Sound and Mantra
Yogic Lifestyle, Yogic Diet and Pranayama
Asana and Anatomy
Humanology
Mind and Meditation
Roles and Responsibilities I
Integration and Inspiration
30 November –
1 December 2024
OnlineModule 8: Roles and Responsibilities II
Practicums and Study Groups
11 – 12 January 2025OnlineModule 9: Yogic Philosophy
Practicums and Study Groups
15 – 16 March 2025OnlineModule 10: Completion and Continuation
Practicums and Study Groups
5 April 2025OnlineExam and Celebration

Meet your trainers

Sukhdev Kaur : Lead Trainer

Sukhdev Kaur

Lead Trainer

Sukhdev Kaur Khalsa, originally from Mexico, is a pioneer in the Baltics since the early 2000s, where she has been working extensively on sharing the Teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma, supporting the community, running different yoga centers in Tallinn and building and running the Guru Ram Das Ashram in Estonia. She dedicates most of her time to sharing the Teachings of Kundalini Yoga level 1, 2 and 3 internationally. She is the coordinator of the European Yoga Festival Gurdwara and also is a board member of the Sikh Dharma Education International board. Sukhdev Kaur holds transformational spaces for students in a warm and loving way in order for everyone to find their balance and place of spiritual growth.

Japjeet Kaur :

Japjeet Kaur

Japjeet Kaur is the Head of School and has had a committed career at the school. She joined MPA in 2016 as the Marketing and Fundraising Assistant and then became the Director of Residential Life and in January 2021 became the Head of School.

Focusing on leadership and management, Japjeet oversees all aspects of MPA. She is spearheading the innovation of the boarding school program, introducing day school program and the continuing education department. The learnings from Japjeet’s Master’s Degree in Private School Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College drives her creative thinking to enhance programming and how MPA curriculum is delivered.

Japjeet connects to the 3HO community members by liaising with sister organizations, board members, parents, guest teachers, staff and students. She loves to serve the students and see their growth.

Mata Mandir Singh :

Mata Mandir Singh

Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa is an internationally renowned teacher of Naad Yoga (Sound Current), Kundalini Yoga and Gatka (Shakti Yoga). He learnt Kundalini yoga under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan for many years and served in many of his projects. He is a gifted musician, pioneer of mantra music, who has recorded over 28 CD-s and cassettes from the 1970s to this day. He is the author of the book Naad Yoga: The Yoga of Sound Workbook. Mata Mandir teaches and plays his music all over the world, mostly in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and China. For many years, he lived in Amsterdam where he worked as the owner of the Golden Temple Restaurant while pursuing his multifold musical activities. Today, he lives in Germany and serves as Musical Director at Guru Ram Das Aquarian  Academy teaching and sharing the beauty of Naad Yoga.

Guest Teachers (to be confirmed)

Kashyapa (USA) – Teaching on Ayurveda : Teaching on Ayurveda

Kashyapa (USA) – Teaching on Ayurveda

Teaching on Ayurveda

Kashyapa is an Ayurvedic Physician, educator and pioneer in the application of traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a practical and optimal healthcare solution for contemporary lifestyles and disorders. He is the founder and director of Arogya Life, through which he has treated thousands of patients through an ever expanding, full time online and Pancha Karma practice. Kashyapa has been steeped in Ayurvedic clinical practice through a 5 year traditional gurukul education and residency in Pune, India and currently cultivates and guides aspiring Ayurvedic physicians through the Samudra Ayurvedic Physician Program.

Acharya Vinay : Teaching Asana and Yogic Anatomy

Acharya Vinay

Teaching Asana and Yogic Anatomy

Acharya Vinay started studying the scriptures on Veda, Upanishads, and Yoga under his father at the early age of 12. While being a child, he was blessed with the opportunity of being in the Satsang of several saints and spiritual teachers from different walks of life. Among those were karma yogis and swamis who provided a healthy fertilizer for the seed which was sown earlier. Later he was initiated by Guru Rudranath of nath tradition consolidating the resolve and providing him further guidance.

By family lines, Acharya is also a disciple of the ancient Sri Vidya tradition of Tantra. It’s the oldest followed sect in India which is established on the principles of Shakti and her attributes.



Registration

Early Bird (Upto June 1, 2024): $3700
Late Registration (From June 1 to October 1, 2024): $4100

Early bird installment plan: 5 installments of 740 USD
(last payment must be done by October 1st)
Early bird two payment plan:
Deposit of 740 USD + two payments of 1480 USD (last payment must be done by October 1st)

Returning student price: 2400 USD
If you have finished your Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 certification, we offer you the possibility to participate in the immersion with a discounted price. Deposit of 740 USD has to be paid upon registration, the remaining amount must be paid by October 1st)

MPA ALUMNI:
In the spirit of supporting our Alumni, we are offering a further discount for our Alumni. Please send an email to [email protected] for more information

*Cost includes training fees, license, certification, all transportation, accommodation and food costs within India during the immersion module starting and ending in Amritsar.
*Registration closes October 1st 2024.
*Cancellation and refund policy: Non-refundable deposit of  740 USD for any payment plan. If cancellation is 40 or more days before immersion, we can refund 100% of the remaining payment after deposit. If you cancel less than 40 days from immersion start then we can return 50% of the remaining payment after deposit. Once immersion starts, no refunds are issued.

What You Will Get:

All-inclusive organization: We will take care of you from the moment you arrive at the airport until we drop you off at the airport at the end of the course. This includes transportation, wifi, laundry, tea and other amenities.
Delicious Indian Vegetarian Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided daily.
Worry-free experience: All accommodation, food, programming, transportation is arranged so you can enjoy your experience – just pack your bags and enjoy the flow!
Lush and relaxing environments: Our green campus and facilities provide a tranquil environment where you can relax from the intensity of India, including AC or heating in the rooms and spacious accommodations.
Home of Kundalini Yoga in India: MPA and Dashmesh Sadan are the headquarters of our 3HO community in India. Meditate and connect with other yogis and yoginis from around the world.
Transformative Experiences: Curated curriculums designed for a deep and meaningful experience for your Body, Mind and Soul.

This is an experience for you if you:

  • Have been touched by the spiritual aspects of Kundalini Yoga and want to create more radiance in your life and in those around you
  • Feel like you need a good restart or direction in your life
  • Want to go deeper in learning all aspects of Yoga: its Practice, Technology, Wisdom and Philosophy
  • Have been practicing yoga and would like to teach it to others
  • Want to develop yoga classes, retreats and courses as a profession
  • Long for an elevated group consciousness, where fellow colleagues and trainers will support you throughout the year
  • Are a human and want to dive deeper into what it means to be a Radiant Human Being!

Optional: Book a 15- minute call with our Lead Trainer to answer any questions and see if this is suitable for you or send us an email with your questions.


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