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Join the Golden Bridge Yoga Community: Level 1 Teacher Training in Santa Monica starts in November!

Based on the science of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, the Aquarian Teacher Training program is a journey of your soul. Develop yourself as a human as you become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. The Aquarian Teacher Training Certification is open both to yoga students ready to become teachers and those who wish to immerse themselves in the science of Kundalini Yoga.

"If you want to learn something, read about it.
If you want to understand something, write about it.
If you want to master something, teach it."
~Yogi Bhajan

For questions please email us: satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com

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1. Registration

To enroll in the course, Golden Bridge Yoga must receive your payment along with your registration application. Enrollment is limited. Cost includes: tuition, certification and IKYTA membership. Cost does not include airfare, meals, accommodation or transportation costs. Students are responsible for their own airfare and transportation to and from location. Costs given for the course below are in US Dollars.

Please Note: registration forms must be sent to Sat Puran at time of payment for your registration to be completed. Until we receive the registration forms, you are not registered for the Teacher Training! If you are having difficulties downloading the forms or have any questions please email: satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com


2. Payment Options


$3,600 USD
Available until October 20th, 2016 < CLOSED >





$1,250 USD Deposit, due with your completed registration form or by October 3rd, 2016
$2,350 USD Balance, due by October 20th, 2016

$3,600 USD
Balance must be paid by October 20th, 2016




You must sign up for the Payment Plan using the registration form. Due in installments by credit card, will be AUTOMATICALLY deducted per the following schedule.

1st Payment: $1,300 USD
due with your completed registration form or by October 3rd, 2016
2nd Payment: $1,300 USD
due by November 3rd, 2016
3rd Payment: $1,300 USD
due by December 3rd, 2016

$3,900 USD


3. Refund Policy

To withdraw from the course before it begins we must receive your request in writing. Requests to withdraw received by October 3rd, 2016 are eligible for a refund, minus a non-refundable $600 USD processing fee. After October 3rd, 2016, there will be no refunds.

4. Course Schedule

6 Weekends

1. November 3rd - 6th (4 day weekend)
2. December 9th - 11th (3 day weekend)

3. January 12th - 15th (4 day weekend)
4. February 23rd - 26th (4 day weekend)
5. March 24th - 26th (3 day weekend)
6. May 13th - 14th (2 day weekend)

Hours of Course:
All days will be 5:00am - 7:00pm

Dates and times are subject to change.

5. Course Leaders


Gurmukh, Course LeaderGurmukh is the co-founder of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premier center for the study and practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. For more than four decades students in Los Angeles and around the world have sought out her classes in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Since being baptized more than 40 years ago with the spiritual name that means, "One who helps people across the world ocean," Gurmukh has dedicated her life to fulfilling her namesake. As two of the world's leading Kundalini Yoga teachers, she and her husband Gurushabd travel worldwide, bringing this vast Technology and Teacher Training Programs to students globally in the U.S.A., Mexico, Europe, Russia, India, and South Africa. She is the creator and pioneer of The Khalsa Way Prenatal Teacher Training Immersion. Gurmukh's book, The Eight Human Talents, has been a long-time yoga best-seller along with her many DVDs. Gurmukh founded Seva Corp., a nonprofit organization that supports schools and orphanages in India. Her Spiritual Teacher Yogi Bhajan taught, "We came not to gather students, but to create teachers." She has dedicated her life to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You can meet her at one of our Golden Bridge Yoga studios or teaching somewhere around the world! Please visit Gurmukh on the Road to follow Gurmukh's teaching schedule.



Gurushabd, Course LeaderGurushabd co-founded Golden Bridge Yoga with his wife Gurmukh. Together they had the unique opportunity to study Kundalini Yoga directly under Yogi Bhajan in Los Angeles and New Mexico for 25 years. Today they travel worldwide, bringing this vast Technology and Teacher Training Programs to students globally in the U.S.A., Mexico, Europe, Russia, India, and South Africa. Gurushabd likes to teach challenging classes that encourage students to move beyond old comfort zones, and into deeper more meditative experiences. His gong meditations are powerful and transformative.



Amanbir, Course LeaderAmanbir is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, yoga therapist & licensed acupuncturist based in New York City. He offers a healing and fun approach to the ancient lineage of Kundalini Yoga. In each class Amanbir is known for bringing his sense of humor, music, and extensive knowledge of the healing field. Amanbir currently teaches his in-depth understanding of western physiology, eastern anatomy & astrology in various yoga and therapy trainings world wide. He holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.



Jai Dev, Course LeaderJai Dev Singh is a yogi and teacher. His innovative Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda courses have been attended and studied by thousands of people throughout the world. The flagship courses he's authored include: Unlocking the Life-Force, The Complete Course of Ayurveda, The Radiant Body Home Course and The Life-Force Academy.

Jai Dev is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and previously served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda, as well as the director of the college’s Pancha Karma Center.

He is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, certified by the Kundalini Research Institute. Jai Dev serves on the board of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology. He is a partner at Floracopeia, Inc.

Jai Dev lives in northern California with his wife, Simrit, and their son.



Sat Siri, Course LeaderSat Siri is a trail-blazing Yogini and Lead Teacher Trainer. She is a Mama to her 3 year old energetic daughter Prem. She frequently travels internationally training new teachers all over the world, and in the United States. 

Sat Siri, a lifelong athlete, was a former ballerina with the Australian Ballet. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years and completed her Kundalini Yoga teacher training in 2003 under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan. She opened the first Kundalini Yoga studio in Sydney, Australia. 

Sat Siri's teaching style is uplifting, challenging and healing at a deep level. Her teaching is informed by the vast healing she has experienced from doing 'the work' in her own life.

She believes it is everyone's birthright to experience the peace, grace and blessings that awaken with daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and with aligning to your true path. 

6. Course Curriculum

The Aquarian Teacher Training program is the KRI Level 1 Certification program in Kundalini Yoga. You will become a teacher and gain a deep understanding and experience of the core of the science of Kundalini Yoga and develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will practice teaching Kundalini Yoga in a practicum setting, participate in early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice), and experience the powerful transformational energy of White Tantric Yoga. This 220 hour course is comprised of 180 hours of classroom instruction to become a teacher and 40 hours of independent study.

Classroom Instruction Includes:

  • Classes in Kundalini Yoga Kriyas & Meditations
  • Psychology of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
  • Yogic Philosophy & The Origin of Kundalini Yoga
  • Yogic & Western Anatomy
  • Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle

Course Requirements:
The Aquarian Teacher Training team reserves the right to grant KRI Certification based solely on their discretion and evaluation of each participant's readiness to be a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Evaluation is based on successfully meeting the Aquarian Teacher Training course requirements including, but not limited to:

  • Attendance at all classes
  • Satisfactory practicum assessment & passing grade on the written examination
  • Current professional membership with IKYTA
  • Completion of 20 Kundalini Yoga classes
  • Completion of the assigned 40 day kriya or meditation
  • Creation of two yoga course curricula
  • Participation in all morning Sadhanas
  • Attendance at a White Tantric Yoga course (White Tantric Yoga course is NOT included in your course fee)
  • Proper representation of the Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher
  • Full payment of course fees

This Teacher Training course fulfills the Yoga Alliance's 200 hour national standard for a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). With your KRI certification, you can apply for and receive a Yoga Alliance accreditation. Certification as a Level 1 Instructor requires Associate Membership in IKYTA, which is included in your registration fee. Once you have received your Level 1 Certification, you will automatically be upgraded to a Professional Member of IKYTA. There are three levels of certification: KRI Level 1; KRI Level 2; and KRI Level 3.
7. Location Information

Golden Bridge Yoga Santa Monica

719 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-1476

8. Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions: Teachers Training

Q: Do I need to fill out all of this paperwork to register?
A: YES! We need the registration forms returned to us and the deposit paid before we can consider your registration complete.

Q: Do we have to come to Sadhana during the Teacher Training weekends?
A: Yes. Sadhana is part of your hours for the course and is required.

Q: I’m new to Kundalini Yoga - what's Sadhana?
A: Sadhana is a 2-hour morning practice consisting of prayer, yoga and meditation. It's powerful and uplifting! For more information about Sadhana, including Yogi Bhajan's answers to common questions about Sadhana, please see the KRI website.

Q: Are there any scholarships or work exchange positions available?
A: Unfortunately no.

Q: May I take part of the training in Santa Monica and part of the training in New York City?
A: Unfortunately no. Although each training covers the same material, due to schedule restraints, the same material is not necessarily covered on the same weekends. Additionally, as the trainings often sell out, there is not additional space.

Q: How do I earn my certificate and when must I turn in my homework/certification requirements?
A: KRI and the KRI Teacher Training team reserve the right to grant KRI Level 1 certification based solely on their discretion and evaluation of each student’s readiness to be a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. This evaluation is based on successfully meeting the course requirements. 

You are required to submit your certification requirements (with the exception of one day of White Tantric) to Golden Bridge Yoga within six weeks after the last day of the course; the deadline is June 11th, 2017. After six weeks, Golden Bridge Yoga will not be liable to hand out late certificates. The only certification requirement that may be completed within 12 months of the last day of the course is White Tantric. If you would like to be certified, please have all certification requirements turned in on time. If for any reason you do not complete all of the requirements for certification and within the given deadlines, you will not be certified.

Although you are given the above time frames to complete the certification requirements, the goal of Golden Bridge Yoga is to award the Level 1 certification to you on graduation day, April 30th, 2017. For this to happen you will need to complete all the certification requirements (including White Tantric) prior to April 30th, 2017. The course is organized so you can complete the requirements. Throughout the course the instructors will provide direction so your deadline of April 30th, 2017 can be met and you will receive your certificate on graduation day. Ultimately you are responsible for accomplishing this goal, but you will be provided support and guided along the way.

If you are not granted certification, you have the right to appeal to KRI, whose decision shall be final.

Q: How can I find a place to take White Tantric Yoga?
A: Check with www.whitetantricyoga.com - there are courses all around the world.

Q: When can I take White Tantric Yoga?
A: You can take White Tantric Yoga from November 2016 to April 2018. Taking White Tantric Yoga prior to the start of the course will NOT count toward your requirement for the course.

Q: Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
A: Please contact Sat Puran - she will be happy to answer any of your questions. Her email is satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com

Q: How do I receive my certificate?
A: All students earning a Level 1 KRI certificate will receive an electronic .pdf file of their certificate from Golden Bridge Yoga. For students within the domestic US, Golden Bridge Yoga will send a printed certificate via first class mail. If outside the US, the student will need to send Golden Bridge Yoga a written request to have the printed certificate mailed, as well as provide credit card information so the postage may be charged. Golden Bridge Yoga is not responsible for lost or damaged certificates. Golden Bridge Yoga will only send certificates via the US Postal Service.

Q: Are there hotels near Golden Bridge Yoga?
A: Yes, below is a list of good hotels that are not too far from our yoga studio. Click on the name of the hotel to go to their website for prices and availability.