Course Categories

The Guru Ram Das Center offers courses for all Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and students enrolled in our Professional Track.

OPEN COURSES

Open to All Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers

This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation needed to develop the skills to teach Kundalini Yoga to people with health conditions safely and effectively.

  • 15 Principles for therapeutic yoga classes
  • The specific structure of a therapeutic yoga course
  • The inner posture of a yoga therapist 
  • Discovering and mobilizing resources
  • The process of change and the psychology of health recovery
  • Develop your identity as KY teacher, therapist and yogic healer

A curriculum for a 8-week yoga course for participants of different health conditions is part of the course materials.

Foundations: Principles and Practices is the 1st Segment of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers as well as teachers in training.

Establish endurance, subtlety, stillness, frequency and radiant presence to stay strong in the presence of suffering.

Yogic philosophy gives us an understanding of the source of illness and the pathway of health recovery as self-discovery.

In this 4 day training you will:

  • Experience the interconnectivity of the gross and subtle forces
  • Discover meaning and impact of 36 tattwas, 3 gunas, and 10 Bodies on consciousness and body
  • Identify and resolve inner conflict as source and solution of illness
  • Dive into the transformative wisdom of Bhagavad Gita, Patañjali Yoga Sutras, Gobind Geet and the 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age
  • Explore the impact of thought and belief on health recovery, penetrate the influence of karmas and samskaras
  • Deepen your relationship to Radiant, Subtle and Pranic bodies as manifestation of your soul’s presence

Origins & Identity: An Exploration of Your Authentic Self is the 2nd Segment of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers as well as teachers in training. Segment 1 – Foundations is mandatory before participating in this segment.

This is the course to take if you want to know how Kundalini Yoga works!

 In this 6-day energetic training full of “Aha!” moments, you will discover, explore and experience how each unique element of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation works and how these form an alchemy of transformation.

What you will learn:

  • The 14 Main Paired Meridians and their Function in Asana, Bandha, Mudra, Drishti and Kriya
  • The Shen of each Meridian and its role in health and well being
  • Meridians, Mantra and Movement as the Basis of Kriya
  • The Application of Drishti, Mudra, Asana, Bhanda, Pranayama and Mantra to Meridian Flow
  • The Relationship of Asana and Bhanda to the 5 Main Prana Vayus
  • How to Chant a Mantra Correctly for the Fullest Experience

Your Practice becomes more fulfilling and effective. Your teaching becomes more precise and engaged.

Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga is a segment in the 1,120 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is open to all Kundalini Yoga teachers

This segment develops an in depth understanding of the muscles and joints of the body; how to complete an assessment of imbalances and how to utilize asana/kriya to increase flexibility and range of motion, strengthen and support the structural system.

Yoga Therapy for the Structural System is the 5. Segment of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers as well as teachers in training.

When we cultivate our own relationship with death, we become free to live fully, fearlessly, and with joy. In these four days you will develop your capacity for presence as you gain skill and understanding into the powerful yogic approach to facing death and transforming grief.

ON DEMAND COURSES

Open to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

The International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training is pleased to provide YogaMate’s On-Demand Program: How to Build a Successful Holistic Health Practice: Strategic Marketing and Branding Fundamentals to support your Yoga Therapy, Yoga Teaching or Wholistic Health business.

This online course will help you better market yourself and (ultimately) increase the profitability and sustainability of your business.

Expressly created for Yoga Professionals who wish to have a sustainable career in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Teaching, or in the Wholistic Health field, the program is led by YogaMate’s founder, Ann Marie Johnston, MBM; marketing consultant, entrepreneur and Yoga teacher.

The On-Demand program includes video modules with worksheets and homework tasks to address the critical elements of your marketing strategy.

You’ll leave the course feeling ready to authentically and effectively connect with the right audience so you can make more impact in your business.

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

The course consists of 4 online sessions They are 1.5 hours each. There will also be two 30 minute pre-recorded sessions.  The live online sessions will be recorded so if you cannot attend, you may listen to the recording at a time that works best for you. This course is 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.

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 when 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.

The course consists of four 1.5 hour online sessions and two 30 minute pre-recorded sessions. The online 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 is 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.

Creating the conditions that cause health and vitality to emerge within you.

Ayurveda addresses the root of the problem and the source of the pain. You will learn how to eliminate negatively charged mental and physical challenges and transform your body and mind into a vehicle for energy, clarity and purpose. Through this course, you will hold the knowledge and wisdom that will allow you to live with an authentic vitality that are obtained through deeper layers of understanding and experience.

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.

This course consists of two 1.5 hour online recorded sessions.

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.

In this conscious business online course, you will identify your business identity, purpose/passion, niche and strategic plan including marketing.

APPROVED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For All Certified Yoga Therapists

This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma informed Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

The GRDC created an evidence-based Kundalini Yoga curriculum that 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.

Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.

Understand the impact of trauma on brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.

Gain skill in helping a person who has been triggered to safely restore calm and presence.

Skillfully apply language and manner to deliver a Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga program.

Latest yoga and meditation research for PTSD evidenced based 10-week Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga curriculum for group course

This course is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers as well as teachers in training. Segment 1 Foundations is mandatory before participating in this course.

Penetrate the Silence of the Soul

Yogi Bhajan cautioned that as we transition into the Aquarian Age through 2038, humanity would suffer from a phenomenon he called Cold Depression. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage.

Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it and exactly what you need to help your students, clients and yourself overcome its effects.  Three different curriculum for teaching a 3 hrs introductory class, a 1-day workshop and a seven week course are included.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Cold Depression
  • Cold Depression and Addiction
  • Destiny, Distance and Cold Depression
  • Cold Depression, Illness and Health Recovery

This course is open to Kundalini Yoga teachers as well as teachers in training. Segment 1 Foundations is mandatory before participating in this course.

“I want to express my deep gratitude for these last 4 days.  I am so grateful that our paths crossed and feel an incredible level of clarity and inspiration to fully embrace teaching kundalini therapeutically.  I have been patiently waiting for a path to unfold to authentically integrate my passion, background and training in holistic health to date. I felt so many bells and whistles going off in this course and know that I’m at the beginning of creating something really wonderful.”