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darshan-crowd2-300x258Beginning February 2015!

We offer teacher training certification programs in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Currently, we are offering Level One trainings in Herndon VA, Charlottesville VA and Cincinnati, Ohio. These programs provides you with the tools and comprehensive training to learn and master yoga and meditation techniques that can transform your life. During this training program you will have an extended experience of learning and practicing yoga with a group of like-minded individuals, while still being able to maintain your regular work schedule and activities.

In these times of rapid changes in technology, psychology and sociology, everyone is confronting great stressors and challenges. No matter what your background, religion or culture, you face a reality where you need a healthy nervous system, mental clarity, and spiritual strength to work with the rapid changes. The Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program can provide you powerful tools to navigate these times with balance and radiance. Whether your intention is to become a practicing yoga teacher or to deepen your own personal practice, this yoga teacher training can give you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice. It can bring you vitality on all levels, and teach you to teach others to do the same.

darshan-bhajan1The sincere intention of the Kundalini Yoga Studio Teacher Training staff is that we can give to you what was given to us – teachings that have greatly impacted our lives, and made our spirits bright and prosperous.

Our Level I Teacher Training takes place between March and November . We meet one weekend a month — Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Level I gives you a sound understanding and experience of the fundamental nature, technology and concept of Kundalini Yoga. Completion on this stage makes you a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga.

Feel most welcome to email or call. We welcome your inquiries and questions. We would love to take this journey with you.

Our Teachers

darshan-5Our team of KRI Teacher Trainers have over 130 years of teaching experience. They will help you fine-tune your growth and gain a sense of excellence as a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga.

Darshan Kaur Khalsa, RTY-500, our lead teacher, is Kundalini Research Institute certified as a Level 1 and 2 Lead teacher trainer. She is recognized as a senior teacher and has taught Kundalini Yoga in the greater Washington area for 41 years with over 18,000 yoga classes. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, and has been on the faculty of Northern VA Community College for 25 years teaching yoga and meditation. Yogi Bhajan personally requested that Darshan Kaur start to train teachers in 1995. This training will be the 22nd Level One program she has offered.

Other Guest Teachers include:

  • Simran Khalsa for Asana and Pranayama
  • Avtar Singh Moore, D.O. for Western Anatomy
  • Darshan K Khalsa (life coach) for Humanology
  • Sada Sat Simran Singh for Naad Yoga & Shabad Guru


Fridays: 6-9pm
Saturdays: 7:30-5:30
Sundays: 7:30-4:00pm

2015 Dates

  • February 27, 28, March 1
  • April 10-12
  • May 1-3
  • June 5-7
  • July 10-12
  • August 21-23
  • September 11-13
  • October 2-4
  • Tantric Yoga: October 24
  • November 6-8


$3195 Paid in full before August 15th, 2014
$3295 Paid in full before October 30th, 2014
$3395 Paid in full before February 1st, 2015

Payment Plan options:

$3495 Short payment plan, $645 deposit upon registration with 6 payments of $475.
Registration requested by January 30, 2015

$3595 Long Payment plan, $655 deposit upon registration with 12 payments of $245.
Registration requested by January 30, 2015

Payment can be made by check or cashier's check. If on payment plan, please send deposit and post-dated checks by January 30. There are no refunds once the course begins.

Requests prior to the start date are eligible for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. 


darshan-teachCertification as a Level One Instructor requires Associate Membership in IKYTA, which is included in your registration fee. Once you have received your Level One certification, you will automatically be upgraded to a professional Member of IKYTA and listed in the teacher's Directory and in the Aquarian Times magazine to receiver referrals for your Kundalini Yoga classes. This program also meets the standards for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification set by the Yoga Alliance, a national alliance of diverse yoga organizations.

Please Contact Darshan With Any Questions.

Feel Most Welcome to Download the Teacher Training Application Form.

Level One KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification


There's still time to sign up for the 2015 Level One KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification and Advanced Study at Darshan Yoga Studio.

Our next Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program begins the last weekend of February. This training is open to yoga students ready to become teachers, to beginners wishing to learn this yogic science, and to experienced yogis who want to deepen their personal practice and awaken their potential in this advanced study program.

This training is an in-depth program leading to the certification as a Kundalini Level One Teacher. It is internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance, making you eligible for the YA Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, RYT-200.

This course gives you a lifelong foundation for a successful yoga practice and offers you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and self-confidence to make a difference in yourself and the world around you. It is a journey of personal development leading to self-mastery.


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