Kundalini Shakti Yoga Teacher Trainings
Kundalini Shakti Yoga Teacher Trainings
Become a certified Kundalini Shakti Yoga, Adi Shakti Movement, Red Hot Kundalini, or Lazy Monkey Yoga instructor by attending one of Nidhan’s seven day intensive trainings. To attend a training you must have graduated a 200 hour or higher Yoga Teacher Training program or possess a comparable personal trainer or group fitness certification. You must already carry your own liability insurance and have a valid CPR/AED certificate. The instructor training portion of the weekend focusses on movement breakdown, creating a balanced class structure, choosing curriculum, proper communication skills and verbal cuing, anatomy, modifications and contraindications, legalities and healthy boundaries, as well as the philosophical foundation of Shaktism. As part of the training you will receive access to instructor videos after completion of the weekend.
Kundalini Shakti Yoga is a Kundalini practice based on the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism, or Trika Yoga, created by Nidhan Jot Singh. In a 75 minute Para Shakti Yoga class students are lead through a series of kriyas/warm ups to raise energy and heat the body full of prana. This is followed by a series of Yogic calisthenics to strengthen the upper body and create lower body flexibility. Balancing poses and deep stretches are included. There is deep relaxation at the end of class sometimes with guided meditation or relaxing music. This class combines both dynamic and passive flows to give a balanced sadhana/practice. Tantra meditation on Kundalini Shakti, the inexhaustible feminine creative power of the universe, brings us closer to union with God. Trika philosophy teaches that this world is nothing more then the blissful energy of the all-pervading consciousness of Lord Shiva manifested by Divine Mother Shakti. It’s all play.
Adi Shakti Movement is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Modern Dance created by Nidhan Jot Singh. It is soulful, inspiring, and empowering. In a 75 minute long Adi Shakti Movement class the primary focus will be on connecting with the earth. There is a 30 minute long warm up and stretch to make sure the body is ready to move. After we practice swirling, rolling, and quadruped calisthenics to build upper body strength and lower body mobility there are standing flows to connect with the space around us. Finally there will be floor dance choreography broken into sections to practice and then put together for a soulful combination. Inspirational/uplifting music is an important component to our classes. After the mind and body are fatigued we rest in meditation. A Mantra (recitation in Sanskrit) is given to students at the end of class and possibly some Pranayama (breathing techniques). The purpose of an Adi Shakti Movement class is to offer a low impact but challenging mind/body/spirit discipline that will connect students with their emotions.
Red Hot Kundalini is a more sensuous stylized class. Specifically designed for lovers this heart centered practice is intimate and energizing. This is a partner Yoga class where couples will practice pranayama, asana, and meditation together. The goal of this class/workshop is to open the heart and throat chakras to encourage communication and instill trust. A great Valentine’s day class for sure, but an amazing workshop for anytime of the year. This is a heart centered sadhana.
Lazy Monkey Yoga is a Yin / restorative class created by Nidhan Jot Singh. This class is accessible to anybody of any age and fitness level. The class begins seated focussing on posture and energy radiating through the spine (Kundalini Shakti). Using Pranayama, or mindful breathing, we reconnect the body with the earth. When the class is over you will feel like you just had a deep tissue massage. This class is a choreographed class, the series is always taught in the same order, and one Asana smoothly transitions to another effortlessly hence the name “Lazy Monkey”.
The option to license the use of workshop titles and logos is available to graduates of the weekend for an additional (currently) $250 billed annually.