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MIND & MEDITATION

TEACHER TRAINING

Rishikesh, India ~ October 22nd - 27th, 2016


 





Level 2 Mind & Meditation Teacher Training at Golden Bridge Yoga

For questions please email us satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com

Level 2 Immersion in India!


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 to both yoga students ready to become teachers and to those who wish to immerse themselves in the science of Kundalini Yoga. Building on the foundations of Level 1, Level 2 Immersion is about personal transformation, deepening core capacity, character and consciousness. This module is one of five; completion of the five modules leads to Level 2 certification as a Practitioner of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

1. Registration


To enroll in the course, Golden Bridge must receive your payment along with your registration application. Enrollment is limited. Cost includes: tuition, accommodation and meals at the ashram and course materials. Cost does not include airfare 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

REGISTRATION FORMS

2. Payment Options

1) FULL PAYMENT with CREDIT CARD

$1,400 USD
Available until September 23rd, 2016

FULL PAYMENT W/ CREDIT CARD

 


 

2) DEPOSIT & BALANCE

$700 USD Deposit, due with completed registration form
$800 USD Balance
$1,500 USD Total

Balance must be paid by September 23rd, 2016

DEPOSIT W/ CREDIT CARD

FINAL PAYMENT W/ CREDIT CARD


 
3) FULL PAYMENT with WIRE TRANSFER

$1,370 USD
Available until September 23rd, 2016

Contact satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com for wire transfer information. Total for the course via this option is $1,370 USD. Golden Bridge is not responsible for any fees incurred by your bank when you make the transfer. Please be aware that your bank will charge you a wire fee that you must add to your payment. International wire fees from your bank will be somewhere between $25-50 USD, so please ask your bank before sending the wire transfer and add that amount to the $1,370 USD for the course. Students are responsible for all fees applied by your bank. You will not be registered for the course until the full $1,370 USD course fee is received by Golden Bridge.

FULL PAYMENT via WIRE TRANSFER


 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The course fees include room and board at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the length of the training. Hotel accommodations are also available for an additional fee at Hotel Yog. Limited space is available; contact Sat Puran (satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com) to make your request.

* ALL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. THERE ARE LIMITED DOUBLE SHARE ROOMS AT THESE PRICING OPTIONS. ONCE AVAILABILITY OF THESE ROOMS ARE SOLD OUT, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR A SINGLE ROOM AT THE ASHRAM OR IN A HOTEL WILL BE  REQUIRED. IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU REGISTER EARLY TO ENSURE YOU SECURE YOUR PRIORITY ACCOMMODATIONS. *

Hotel Room Option Add-Ons (price listed for full training, 7 nights):

Superior Double Occupancy $160 USD
Superior Single Occupancy $250 USD
Premier Double Occupancy $185 USD
Premier Single Occupancy $300 USD

HOTEL ADD-ON

3. Refund Policy

To withdraw from the course before it begins we must receive your request in writing. Requests to withdraw received by September 9th, 2016 are eligible for a refund, minus a $400 USD processing fee. After September 9th, 2016, there will be no refunds.

4. Course Schedule

Check-in at the ashram:
October 21st, 2016; starting at 1:00pm

Course:
October 22nd - 27th, 2016
• The course begins the morning of October 22nd
• 4:00am - 9:00pm daily
• Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Check-out of the ashram:
Morning of October 28th, 2016; between 9:00am and 10:00am

Schedule and times are subject to change.

5. Course Leaders

GURMUKH

GurmukhGurmukh 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

GurushabdGurushabd 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.

6. Course Curriculum

See the Level 2 Mind & Meditation Description

Requirements for students pursuing a Level 2 Certification:

  • Passing grade of 75% or higher on the exam
  • Attendance at all 50 hours of classroom study
  • Completion of 12 hours of home study
  • Level 1 Certification is required for certification credit, but anyone may take the course

Home Study:

  • At least 6 hours of reading Yogi Bhajan transcripts, watching the videos and practicing the meditations given in the videos
  • At least 6 hours of study group meetings or conference calls
  • At least 40 days of journaling
  • Completion of 90 days of the assigned meditation for the course
  • Completion of the exam questions with a passing grade
7. Location Information

RISHIKESH, INDIA

Parmarth Niketan Ashram
P.O. Swargashram
Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand – 249304
India

www.parmarth.org
Ph: (0135) 2434301, 2434302

8. Frequently Asked Questions

TRAVELING TO INDIA

The course begins morning of October 22nd, 2016. Check in at the ashram is October 21st, 2016 starting at 1:00pm. You should fly into New Delhi no later than October 20th, 2016, as you will need to travel to Rishikesh to get there for check in on the 21st. We highly suggest arriving to India two or three days in advance of the course beginning. This would be helpful in recovering and resting from jet lag before the course begins.

In order to arrive to the course on time, you must leave New Delhi by early morning on October 21st, 2016. You will need to allow yourself the travel time to get from New Delhi to Rishikesh.

If you arrive early and do not want to stay in New Delhi, you could travel on to Rishikesh.

To book a room earlier than the check-in date please go to: www.parmarth.org/reservations/ to complete the online booking. Also, please note "Kundalini Training - Golden Bridge" in the ‘Purpose’ field for identification of our group. 

You should receive a response within 7 days. If you do not receive a response within 7 days, please email the ashram at reservations@parmarth.com to follow up.

If you will be arriving earlier than the training registration day please arrange your own accommodations through the ashram. Please make sure to still come to registration for the course so we may give you your course materials and place you in your room. Golden Bridge is responsible for your accommodations beginning on October 21st, 2016. If you are arriving to Rishikesh earlier than October 21st, you will be responsible for your accommodations prior to October 21st.

Recommended hotels in New Delhi:

You must have a valid passport and a visa to travel to India. We suggest the 6 month Tourist visa.  Please contact the Indian consulate in your country for visa information. In the USA go to http://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com


Frequently Asked Questions: Location

Q: I just noticed that the room & board fee is based on double-occupancy. What if I really want a room by myself?
A: A single room will be an additional cost (price for this to come). Please be sure to let Sat Puran (satpuran@goldenbridgeyoga.com) know as soon as possible if you need this accommodation. Please note that single rooms are limited and unless paid for in advance, are not guaranteed.

Q: What is the ashram lodging like?
A: Ashram living is very, very simple living. Each room has it’s own bathroom, but hot water can be sporadic so you might want to practice taking cold showers before you come. Some people like to bring their own sheets and a pillow from home. It's not necessary, but it's nice to have a touch of home away from home. There is also a lovely fabric store near the ashram that sells bed sheets and towels. The ashram provides basic sheets and towels but you are welcome to bring your own.

**Please remember, the ashram is not a hotel - there are no amenities and there is no maid service to clean every day. Keeping your room tidy will be your responsibility. It`s a simple, meditative living experience.

Q: Is the food and water clean?
A: Drink only bottled water while in India. It is readily available. Do not drink water out of any tap. We suggest using bottled water to brush your teeth. The ashram does have a water filter system that can be pointed out to you when you arrive.

Q: What kind of food will there be at the ashram?
A: We will serve fresh vegetarian Indian food. A typical breakfast includes yogi tea (with or without milk), oatmeal, yogurt and fruit. Lunch and dinner are a vegetable subji (mix), fresh mixed vegetable salad, chapatis, rice and dahl. The food is vegetarian with many vegan options.

If you have specific dietary requirements, such as a vegan or wheat-free diet, you can bring snacks with you. We can also direct you to many healthy eateries and safe vegetable and fruit stands outside the ashram once we are in India. As long as you buy fruit that has a peel it will be fine to eat. Many vegans have traveled with us to India and have had no problem finding delicious food to eat.

Q: Will my cell phone work? Is there Internet? How can I call home?
A: Please check with your carrier for your international options. You may also be able to buy a SIM card for your cell phone that will allow you to call internationally. Additionally, there are plenty of phone offices in India with inexpensive rates if you choose not to bring a cell phone. In Rishikesh there are Internet cafes close to the Ashram where you can use Skype or similar programs. Just know that Internet service in India can be very slow.

Q: How should I dress once in India?
A: Modestly and with respect to the culture.

For women, do not wear clothes that are tight, transparent or show too much skin or underarms. This means no tank tops, halters or short t-shirts. We also discourage wearing jeans or slacks. Instead wear loose fitting, graceful clothes such as long skirts and Indian kirtas. This is to not only to show respect for the culture but so that you don`t draw unwanted attention to yourself. Once in India there are many shops where you can purchase beautiful and inexpensive clothing to wear and to do yoga in.

For men we suggest khaki or linen type pants with an Indian kirta shirts (no tank tops). Because you'll be doing Kundalini Yoga every day, we recommend white or light colored clothing. Please bring a head covering for the yoga and meditation classes.


Frequently Asked Questions: Money

Q. How much money should I take with me?
A: That`s entirely up to you and how much you want to buy. Things in India are much more inexpensive than they are in the US or Europe so your dollar goes pretty far. Travelers checks are harder to exchange in India then cash, so we recommend bringing cash and a money belt. ATMs are available in Rishikesh and in close proximity to the ashram. Most stores take credit cards, but it`s cash only at the markets. It’s always a good idea to exchange some money when you arrive to the New Delhi airport.

Q: What about tipping?
A: We do not tip any staff during our stay at the Ashram in Rishikesh. Rather, we leave a collective group tip at the end of our stay, which the staff divides between them.

In addition, if you use porters to assist you with your luggage, plan on $1/piece of luggage each time you use them. For taxis within New Delhi count on $1-$2/tip. Rishikesh is small and you will have no need to use a taxi. Anywhere you need to go you can walk to.

Q: What is the currency and how can I exchange my dollars?
A: The currency in India is the rupee. There is money exchange in the New Delhi airport. When you fly into New Delhi, exchange some money into rupees at the airport. You can easily walk to places in Rishikesh to exchange money. The rupee is not exchangeable outside of India so however much money you exchange into rupees, know that you must either spend it or exchange it back before leaving the country.
 

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: Will we get our books and materials in India?
A: Yes. We will provide the course book for you in India.

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

Q: What about discounts for International or Indian students?
A: None are available.

Q: Is there any way to connect with my fellow trainees prior to the course?
A: Yes! We have a special Facebook group just for students of our trainings worldwide. Once you register, you`ll receive an email inviting you to join the group. There you can post questions, photos, videos and chat with your fellow trainees! It`s also a great resource once you come home!

Q: What will the daily schedule be like?
A: To be announced at a later date. But plan on each day of the training being a full day.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions: Travel To and Within India

Q: Do you have recommendations for booking my flight?
A: There are many options for finding a flight. It all depends on where you're flying out from. The Internet is your best source to explore your options. A couple of sites that may prove helpful are www.cheaptickets.com and www.expedia.com. You may also wish to use a travel agent to assist you in booking your flight.

Q: Do I need a passport?
A: Yes. Your passport must be valid for the dates of your trip. If you do not have a passport please allow adequate time to get one. For information on how to apply for a passport visit www.travel.state.gov. If you live outside of the U.S. you can check with your local passport office. You will not be allowed to board a plane leaving the country without a passport.

Q: Do I need a visa for India?
A: Yes, you will need a tourist visa to travel to India. We suggest a 6 month or 10 year visa, whichever makes more sense for your future travel needs. You must apply for a TOURIST VISA. In the USA for information on applying for a visa go to http://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com. In other countries, please check with your Indian Consulate. You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa.

Other Resources:

There is an online service through the Indian Government (www.indiavisaonline.org.in/faq/how-india-visa-works) that may be useful for US citizens for getting your visa upon arrival at the airport.

Depending on what country you are from you may also be able to get a visa upon arrival to the airport: https://e-indiagency.com

If you have questions on getting your Tourist Visa for India you may also  contact your region's Indian Consulate.

We do recommend getting your visa before you travel to India to avoid any problems.

The contact information to put onto your VISA is:

Parmarth Niketan Ashram
P.O. Swargashram
Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand - 249304
Ph: (0135) 243 4301, 243 4302, 09411106604
Fax: (0135) 2440066
Email: reservations@parmarth.com

Q: Where should I fly into and when should I arrive?
A: You need to fly into New Delhi, arriving no later than October 20th, 2016. Check in begins at the ashram at 1:00pm on October 21st, 2016. If it is possible, we highly suggest you arrive in India two or three days in advance of the course beginning. This is to help you rest and recover from jetlag before the course begins.

Q. When should I get to the ashram?
A: You need to be in Rishikesh to check in to the course on October 21st, 2016 starting at 1:00pm. The course begins morning of October 22nd, 2016. Rooms will not be available any earlier than 1:00pm on October 21st. 

To book a room earlier than the check-in date please go to: www.parmarth.org/reservations/ to complete the online booking. Also, please note "Kundalini Training - Golden Bridge" in the ‘Purpose’ field for identification of our group. 

You should receive a response within 7 days. If you do not receive a response within 7 days, please email the ashram at reservations@parmarth.com to follow up.

If you will be arriving earlier than the training registration day please arrange your own accommodations through the ashram. Please make sure to still come to registration for the course so we may give you your course materials and place you in your room.

Golden Bridge is not responsible for accommodations before October 21st.

Q: When do we leave the ashram?
A: Your room is paid for until October 28th, 2016. Check out is by 10:00am on October 28th. If you would like to stay later at the ashram, please contact the ashram directly. Golden Bridge is not responsible for extended stays. 

To book a room after the training, please go to: www.parmarth.org/reservations/ to complete the online booking. Also, please note "Kundalini Training - Golden Bridge" in the ‘Purpose’ field for identification of our group. 

You should receive a response within 7 days. If you do not receive a response within 7 days, please email the ashram at reservations@parmarth.com to follow up.

Q: How do I get from New Delhi to Rishikesh and back?
A: You can fly from New Delhi to Deradhun (we recommend Spice or Jet Air Airlines) and take a taxi to Rishikesh. A taxi to the ashram from the airport should cost around $20 USD or 1000 Rupees (this is an approximate price). Another option is to take a train from New Delhi to Haridwar. The train leaves from New Delhi (Station Code NDLS) and goes to Haridwar (Station Code HW), taking 4.5 hours. For more information, please see the Indian Rail website. We suggest booking your seat in the First Class car section. You will then take a taxi or car service from the train station to the ashram.

If you would like help with booking airport pickup, train reservations and flights within India, please contact:

             S.P. Holidays Pvt.LTD
             (Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India)
             287, IInd Floor, Pratap House, Sant Nagar 
             East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110065
             Contacts: Mr. Sunil Kumar and Mr. Pradeep Kala
             Email: info@spholidays.com
             Phone: 91-11-65684025
             Mobile: 98-11-980373 or 99-99-039903

Q: Any suggestions for a healthy flight?
A: Since the flight is so long we do recommend drinking plenty of water, at least 8 ounces per hour. Drinking caffeinated beverages is not recommended. If you want a special meal remember to order in advance with your airline. Vitamin C or Electrolyte packets are helpful in fortifying your immune system during the flight. Snacks of fruits and nuts will help too. When not sleeping or watching movies, take regular breaks to get up, walk around and stretch.

Q. What should I pack?
A: Once you register you will be provided with a suggested packing list. We suggest you bring one large suitcase or duffle as checked luggage and one small bag or knapsack as your carry on. Bring an empty duffle packed into your suitcase to bring home your purchases. Don’t over pack!

Remember, airlines are imposing stricter guidelines for luggage and weight. Please check with your airlines to see what their requirements are. Make sure the luggage you bring is luggage you can handle carrying. We recommend a bag with wheels for easier carrying.

Q: Do I need vaccinations?
A: There are no required vaccinations for travel in North India. We suggest you consult with your doctor if you are concerned about this issue, and do whatever makes you feel comfortable. The staff of Golden Bridge that has traveled to India for our trainings usually do not get vaccinations; but again, this is your individual choice. There are many websites that explain the vaccinations. Please do what feels comfortable for you.

Q: What about supplements and medicines?
A: Once you register you will be sent a list of recommended supplements and suggestions to stay healthy during your time in India. Whatever prescription medications you are required to take at home, please continue to take them while in India.