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Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

200-hour In-Depth Studies &

Teacher Training Program

This 200-hour program is recognized and credentialed by Yoga Alliance, and intended for the dedicated student seeking an in-depth understanding and practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation, as well as preparation and training for becoming a teacher in this tradition.

This program integrates the traditional teachings of the Kundalini Tantra, with a strong focus on Kundalini philosophy, energetic anatomy, chakra system, and lifestyle, along with an underpinning of the anatomical structures and functions of the human body to better comprehend the effects and applications of this practice, and ways to offer it to diverse populations.

 

 

Deepening commitment.

Finding clarity.  Cultivating Light.

Through the deeper study of Kundalini yoga and meditation, we refine ourselves as individuals and contributors to the whole, as we clear subconscious patterns, imbalances, and detrimental behaviors, and uncover Truth.  We unveil our ultimate potential and highest purpose, and are able to find contentment and happiness beyond the fluctuations of our daily lives.

Students of our school become knowledgeable, well-rounded, and safe teachers of this method of yoga, embodying its messages and practices, and serving as an example of the benefits of a yogic lifestyle. Graduates are able to effectively convey the wisdom of Kundalini yoga and meditation and inspire others to explore these teachings.

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Upcoming Course Dates, Locations & Details

Training hours for the dates below are generally 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM.  Additional practice hours for early morning and evening sadhana events will be scheduled and announced in class.  Class observation and practice teaching is required for those wishing to pursue the full certification for accreditation with Yoga Alliance, and is in addition to the dates below, to be pursued at your convenience, and to be concluded within three months of the last training date.  Please pack a vegetarian lunch, snacks, and beverages for refreshment during each training session.

Chicago

Monthly Mini-Retreat Flexibility

Day-long training sessions envelop you in the Kundalini teachings with monthly mini-retreats!  Allow this to be your getaway for your practice, and surround yourself in loving, supportive community.   Gain deep understanding of yourself and the yoga tradition, while developing your skills as a teacher.  Includes a convenient, local 3-day immersion that will allow you to truly embrace and embody Kundalini.  Our fourteen-month program gives you the space, time and opportunity to integrate your knowledge and put it into practice in your life, with flexibility for your busy schedule.

Training Location:

Samadhi Sanctuary
Winfield, IL 60190

Training Dates:

May 6

June 3

July 15

{August TBD}

September 9

October 21 (tentative)

November 4

December 2

January 13

February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

Dallas - Ft Worth

Semi-Intensive Quarterly Weekends

Take a deep dive into the teachings of Kundalini with our semi-intensive format!  Develop your knowledge and surround yourself in loving, supportive community with immersion-based long-weekend training sessions.   Gain deep understanding of yourself and the yoga tradition, while developing your skills as a teacher.  Includes a convenient, local 4-day retreat that will allow you to truly embrace and embody Kundalini.  Our eleven-month quarterly program gives you an intensive experience, allowing you to "download" in an immersive fashion and integrate holistically over time.

Training Location:

Blue Anjou Yoga & Meditation Center
​427 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

Training Dates:​

March 24, 25*, 26

March 31, April 1*

June 23, 24*, 25

{June 29*, 30*, July 1*, 2*}

October 6, 8*

January 5, 6*, 7 (2018)

*Plan for early morning Sadhana practice in addition to regular training day

Retreats

Immersion Training Retreats

As a part of your training, enjoy a summertime immersion retreat to truly embrace and embody Kundalini!  Experience a complete yogi lifestyle first-hand in a fun and intensive practice environment, along with plenty of relaxation  and fun with your fellow trainees.  Day fees and meals are included in the program tuition. Overnight accommodations will be available on site for an additional cost at your option.  Locations will be within a 1-hour drive of the primary training sites.  Attendance at one complete training retreat is required for Teacher Training certification.

DFW:  

June 29, 30, July 1, 2

Tentative - Location Pending

CHICAGO:  

August TBD

Tentative - Location Pending

2017 Course Tuition & Fees

 

Registration Fee   non-refundable, due at time of application  $250

Tuition Paid in Full, due 14 days prior to course start date     $2999  

Tuition by Installment, monthly payments     $3299

A limited number of work-study scholarships for up to 50% tuition credit may be available.  Please apply for consideration.

Please note:

Summer Immersion Retreat day fees and meals included.   Overnight accommodations available at additional cost, if desired.

Textbooks are required and optional textbooks are recommended, at student's expense.  Please visit our Book Shop to purchase.

 

Ready to Get Started?

Complete the application now to begin your journey!  Secure your spot today,

Kundalini Program Lead Trainer:

SAMADHI BANKS

"Samadhi" Donna Witters Banks, E-RYT 500, YACEP, IKYTAis the founder of Studio Samadhi, with trainings in the Dallas - Ft. Worth, Texas area, Chicago, Illinois suburbs, and destination retreats.

She has been dedicated to yoga and meditation for over 15 years, with well over 2000 hours of teaching experience, in addition to over 10 years teaching other forms of fitness and wellness in her earlier experience. Her personal practice and dynamic teaching style are rooted in her study of Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga, as well as the meditation techniques of Buddhism and the Raj Yoga tradition of Brahma Kumaris.

Samadhi's training, teaching, and mentoring work focuses on the transformational benefits of both Hatha and Kundalini yoga techniques for mind, body, and spirit. In addition to her 200- and 500-hour certifications in Hatha Yoga, she is a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and has studied with teachers of other paths of the Kundalini Tantra as well. For the past many years, Samadhi was central in driving awareness and practice of Kundalini Yoga in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area, and now brings this mission to the western suburbs of Chicago and beyond.

She is a Radiant Child (RCYP) Level III children’s Kundalini yoga teacher, and offers the The Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training for the RCYT designation. As a Reiki Master Teacher, she also teaches energy work and has a passion for our natural potential for health and well-being, regularly mentoring others.

Her integrated approach to energetic awareness and holistic wellness has been effective and inspiring for students in her group classes, Teacher Training, In-Depth Personal Yoga Studies program, and private sessions, and in her own recovery from colon cancer. She also uses her lifelong background as an artist and passion for decorating to co-create calming, serene interior spaces for her private clients.

Samadhi embraces yoga as a lifetime journey of self-discovery, consciousness, and evolution.

Next Steps ...

Your education is an investment and intention for your future.  Let us help with any questions or considerations you may have, and allow us to lend our experience to guide you.  We are happy to take your registration today - just call, email, or text!