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Upcoming Courses
Exploring Evidence-Based Yoga Research: What Constitutes Good Yoga Therapy Research?
Date: 02/26/2018

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Teaching Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga to People Recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Date: 02/28/2018

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"Thank you for lifting us, inspiring us, coaching and mentoring us as teachers to people with health conditions. Bringing Kundalini Yoga into health care has become my personal mission. Thank you for awakening this in me."

– H.N., Stockholm

Upcoming Courses

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Exploring Evidence-Based Yoga Research: What Constitutes Good Yoga Therapy Research?

February 26 - March 19, 2018
Online Webinar

Guru Parkash Kaur/Julie StaplesInternational Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
One of the seven required Online segments
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and Health Professionals.

Finding and understanding research can be a daunting task. Have you ever wanted to look at the medical literature on yoga therapy and were not sure where to start or how to evaluate the studies? This course will show you how.

In this course you will: 

  • Discover how to find research studies on yoga in PubMed using the best search strategies
  • Learn how to evaluate the quality of research
  • Identify evidence-based approaches to apply to your yoga therapy practice and teaching

If you are more interested in learning about the research studies on yoga and less interested in learning how to find and understand studies, please check out the How Yoga Works course.

Dates & Times:

This course is offered in four 2 hour online sessions. The sessions will be recorded so if you cannot attend live online, you may listen to the recording at a time that works best for you.

2 hour sessions on Mondays – February 26th, March 5th, 12th, and 19th; 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern

Course Cost: $197

Certificate/Continuing Education Information:

Certificate of participation/continuing education credit requires the following: Attending the 4 live course sessions OR listening to the 4 recorded sessions AND completing the homework literature search assignment.

Approved for 9.6 contact hours for nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider # CEP13960; and for 8.0 Continuing Education Units for International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).

This course is one of the seven required online segments included in our 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training but it is applicable to all forms of yoga therapy and open to everyone. You do NOT have to be enrolled in IKYTPT or be a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and no background in research or statistics is necessary.

Registration:

Click here for more information about registering for this Online Research Segment. Participants can register even after the first class date as these classes are completely online.

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Presenter: Julie K. Staples, Ph.D. (Guru Parkash Kaur)

For more information and to register, click here www.awarenesstechnologies.net


Teaching Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga to People Recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

February 28 - March 4, 2018
Goettingen, Germany

No matter what the cause of the trauma, movement through Kriya, breath and mantra are time-tested approaches clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm. This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.
  • Skillfully apply your language and manner as a teacher to deliver a Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga program.

A review of related yoga and meditation research and an 8-week Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a group course are provided.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Atma Jot Kaur

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org


How Yoga Works: The Scientific Foundations

March 7 - March 28, 2018
Online Webinar

Guru Parkash Kaur/Julie StaplesInternational Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
One of the seven required Online segments
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and Health Professionals.

Taught by Julie K. Staples, Ph.D.

As yoga teachers and therapists, we understand that yoga is beneficial. Knowledge of the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of yoga is helpful to advance our work.

In this course you will:

  • Learn to speak authoritatively on the research evidence when bringing yoga therapy or yoga programs into institutions such as hospitals, cancer centers, detox clinics, and schools.

  • Increase your confidence in discussing research on how yoga affects the various body systems and is beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions.

  • Become more effective in your teaching and outreach by understanding yoga research.

This course consists of four 1.5 hour online sessions. The sessions will be recorded so if you cannot attend live online, you may listen to the recording at a time that works best for you.

This course will be offered as part of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training but it is applicable to all forms of yoga therapy and open to everyone.

Dates & Times:
1.5 hr Session on Wednesdays – March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th; 9 AM Pacific/ 12 PM Eastern

Course Cost: $149

Certificate/Continuing Education Information:

Certificate of participation/continuing education credit requires attending the 4 live courses OR listening to the 4 recorded sessions AND submitting a written homework assignment.

Approved for 7.2 contact hours for nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider # CEP13960; and for 6.0 Continuing Education Units for International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).

Registration:

Click here for more information about registering for this Online Research Segment. Participants can register even after the first class date as these classes are completely online.

REGISTER NOW >

Presenter: Julie K. Staples, Ph.D., (Guru Parkash Kaur)

For more information and to register, click here www.awarenesstechnologies.net


Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices

March 8 - March 11, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Become a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
Segment 1 of 14
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers

Teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions

Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher training prepares us to teach to people who are healthy. A separate set of skills is required to teach to people with health conditions. This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation we need to begin to develop those skills and to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery.

We will learn how to identify and meet the student at their starting point, mobilize inner resources, understand and work with the process of change. We will explore the unique structure of a therapeutic Kundalini Yoga class and the layering model of teaching Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions. Yogi Bhajan’s 15 principles of teaching Kundalini Yoga as a therapeutic intervention are detailed and the psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Experience the differences between a yoga teacher, yogic healer, and a yoga therapist and the specific language of each.

Special attention is given to the personal development to engender awareness, strength and subtlety of the sensory system, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance, radiance and grace.

A six week Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a mixed conditions group class are included.

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices is the 1st of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful.

Curriculums for Kundalini Yoga teachers for each condition are included. Continuing Education units for yoga teachers through IKYTA provided. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Click here for more information about Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training »

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information: Contact Harpal Kaur at maja@kundaliniyogainstitutet.se


The Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga

April 18 - April 23, 2018
Espanola, New Mexico

Become a Certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
Segment 3 of 14
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers

Discover, explore and experience how each unique element of Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice works and how these elements together form an alchemy of transformation.

  • Mantra and movement as the basis of health recovery
  • The role and application of Kundalini Yoga technologies: drishti, mudra, bhanda, pranayama, mantra, asana, kriya, meditation and bhavana.
  • How each of these technologies impact the five main prana vayus, the nadis, chakras, tattwas, gunas, and each the 10 bodies.
  • Meridians and fascia and their function in asana and kriya.
  • Asana, bhanda, mudra, drishti, mantra, pranayam and kriya in relationship to meridian flow and function.
  • The synergistic effects of Kundalini Yoga and meditation technologies and their application to health recovery.
  • The impact of thought and belief on health recovery including hope, development of habits and penetrating the influence of karmas and samskaras

Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga is the 3rd of 14 in-person segments of the 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this training especially useful. Click here for more information about Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training »

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Japa Kaur Khalsa, DOM

For more information and to register, contact Ram Krishan Singh at info@haciendayoga.org


How to Do Case Study Research

July 18 - July 25, 2018
Online Webinar

Guru Parkash Kaur/Julie StaplesInternational Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
One of the seven required Online segments
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and Health Professionals.

Case studies are often the earliest type of research done when we want to record our observations. This preliminary data can be the basis for the next stage of research and can help you document the benefits of your yoga therapy/teaching.

In this course you will: 

  • Develop skills for planning a case study
  • Learn how to gather data from your clients/students for preparing a case study
  • Understand how to write a case study

Prerequisite: Exploring Evidence-Based Yoga Research (February 26, March 5, 12, 19) is a prerequisite (either the live course or listening to the recordings) if a certificate is needed.

Dates & Times:

This course is offered in two 1.5 hour online sessions. The sessions will be recorded so if you cannot attend live online, you may listen to the recording at a time that works best for you.

1.5 hr Session on Wednesdays – July 18th and 25th; 9 AM Pacific/ 12 PM Eastern

Course Cost:

Early Bird Registration through July 2nd is $60
After July 2nd, full registration is $75

Certificate/Continuing Education Information:

Certificate of participation/continuing education credit requires attending the 2 live courses OR listening to the 2 recorded sessions AND submitting a written homework assignment. In order to obtain a certificate, the Exploring Evidence Based-Yoga Research course is a prerequisite (either the live course or listening to the past recordings).

Approved for 3.6 contact hours for nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider # CEP13960; and for 3.0 Continuing Education Units for International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).

This course is one of the seven required online segments included in our 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training but it is applicable to all forms of yoga therapy and open to everyone. You do NOT have to be enrolled in IKYTPT or be a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and no background in research or statistics is necessary.

Registration:

Click here for more information about registering for this Online Research Segment. Participants can register even after the first class date as these classes are completely online.

REGISTER NOW >

Presenter: Julie K. Staples, Ph.D., (Guru Parkash Kaur)

For more information and to register, click here www.awarenesstechnologies.net