Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
Becoming a Kundalini Yoga Teacher will change your life and it will change you. In this program, you will Transform your mind, emotions and spirit; become a Leader in your life; and Impact the world around you in positive and uplifting ways.
Why become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher?
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and impactful form of Yoga. It is transformational therapy. Knowing how this therapy works is the key to directing your healing journey. Once you learn these skills and master them for yourself, you can have a positive impact on yourself, your family and the world around you.
While this course is designed to equip you with the tools to teach Kundalini Yoga classes, that's not everyone's intent. Know that when you show up for yourself, learn the tools for transformation, your path with the teachings will become clear.
The program will help you get there.
Why train with YogaVision?
Salimah is dedicated to bringing you the authentic teachings from a lens of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Kundalini Yoga is for all and your education will reflect that. Period. The course is trauma informed, women led and focusses on collaborative learning.
Kundalini as Medicine
Community Based Learning
Our Advanced Curriculum
YogaVision’s online Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program includes 10 modules, completed over 10 months.
Breathing & Meditation
✓ Learn how to meditate and establish a personal practice
✓ Explore the breath and practice breathwork
Philosophy, Styles & History
✓ Understand the origins of modern yoga
✓ Learn how the practice & teaching of KY have evolved
Anatomy, Asana & Sequencing
✓ Explore the different tools of Kundalini yoga
✓ Understand how a Kundalini Yoga class is different
✓ Present findings to your peers
✓ Define and shape your unique teaching philosophy
✓ Learn to combine mantra, movement, and meditation
✓ Understand how to structure a Kundalini Yoga class
✓ Set up your online yoga studio
✓ Learn to market your classes
✓ Practice leading online classes
✓ Get feedback on your teaching
Need More Clarity?
Transformation comes in many forms. If you’re looking for more clarity on how to use Kundalini Yoga to transform your life, book a consultation with Salimah. She will help you determine your life purpose, the path to get there and how Kundalini Yoga can help.
Blueprint for Transformation
Meet your Trainer
Salimah Kassim-Lakha is the Director of YogaVision. Salimah is an Entrepreneur, Yoga Therapist and Kundalini Yoga Trainer. As a Canadian of South Asian descent, she offers an authentic approach to yoga, rooted in spirituality. For Salimah, the journey to becoming a Kundalini Yoga Teacher is about personal development, healing trauma and developing your leadership voice. As your confidence grows, you can have such a powerful impact on your own life and on the people around you.
Cecilia now teachers two classes at YogaVision in Mississauga, and has expanded into teaching Kundalini Yoga by opening the Georgetown YogaVision Satellite.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you learn from Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training?
Kundalini Yoga Teacher training changed my life. It changed me. Here’s what happened and what I learned. By Salimah Kassim-Lakha.
1. Yoga is much more than the postures
Dangling upside down in a forward fold I thought I was having the height of an experience. Turns out adding meditation, mantra, breath work and the philosophy behind the practice - is really where the practice begins. The poses are secondary.
2. I am responsible for my own experience
As I learned more about the connection between mind and body, I started to see how my thoughts affected my reality. If i decided to have a good day, I would have one. If I decided to let my mood run the show - it did. And I had to deal with the consequences. It gave me an awareness of my super powers. Now I have much more control over how my days unfold.
3. Everyone is doing the best they can
Including me. This is true on and off the mat. I have watched students who have never meditated before - find a regular daily practice for themselves. I have seen the most inflexible student bend and touch their toes after a few classes. And I have let people off the hook - because everyone is doing their best. Including me.
4. Off the mat is just as important as on the mat
In the early days of my Yoga practice - I would take all of my ups and downs to my mat. In that one hour - I would set my intention and let it all go. By the time I stepped off my mat - whatever it was would have faded off into the distance. Now I set my intentions before I do anything.
5. It’s all about technique
One of the hardest things I have ever done was to sit down, close my eyes and clear my mind. Let’s be honest, it never really happened. I would plan my dinner, my wardrobe and everything in between. Teacher training showed me how to use my breath to calm my body, when to use a mantra to focus my mind, and the power that comes from doing these things on a consistent basis. Now as I run my Yoga studio - I always establish a technique - saving me time, effort and money.
6. Spirit is what Spirit Does
The universal principles and teachings of Yoga helped me to appreciate and celebrate spirituality in all its forms. Being closer to nature, seeing the divine in all beings and learning about other spiritual traditions has enriched my day to day experience.
7. Patience Pays
Yoga and meditation strengthens the nervous system. As my nervous system got stronger, I was much more able to handle my emotions. I freaked out less. I became more patient. Being patient has ushered in a new level of relating to myself and to others. I see things more clearly because I take the time to notice instead of making snap decisions. Everything takes time - and it takes patience to see that.
8. Saying Yes
Back in the days before Yoga, I trapped myself in my comfort zones. Same people, same ideas, same habits. Once I dedicated myself to my practice and to the teachings, I started to say yes more often. Yes to new opportunities, to the unknown, to the unfamiliar and I watched myself grow, my perspectives on life and love shifted in ways that helped me be more open, loving and compassionate - with myself and with others.
9. There is always more to learn
The ancient art and sciences of Yoga and Meditation are vast. I consider this field to be about lifelong learning. Each movement, mantra, meditation and breathing practice has a nuance to offer the entire body of information I already have. It’s fascinating, in-depth and so relevant to day to day life.
10. Expect the Unexpected
When I started taking Yoga classes - I had no idea what lay ahead. I really didn’t give it much thought. I went to class and I knew I felt better after. After about a year of doing that - my perspective on life shifted. When I started Yoga Teacher Training, I knew I was signing up to change my life. Now, fifteen years later, I owned a Yoga Studio, have clients all over the world, and speak to audiences regularly about the power of Yoga and Meditation. In one breath it has all been unexpected and in the next breath feels like exactly what I was born to do.
Who needs Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga offers the answer to anxiety, depression, undiagnosable health issues, lack of clarity in life purpose and much more. Gaining these benefits comes from a daily practice of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and Meditations. One of the most impactful aspects of Kundalini Yoga is that it provides a spiritual experience which is unlike any other form of Yoga. When you can meet yourself spiritually, you can take on any challenge because you know you have all the resources of the Universe to guide and support you.
How do you prepare for Kundalini Yoga?
On a practical level, you simply need a place to practice and to clear time in your schedule to commit on a daily basis. On a deeper level, you need to be willing to meet yourself. This means having a willingness to witness all aspects of your personality. You need to be willing to examine your childhood, heal trauma and choose to believe, act and show up differently in your life. You will understand fear as a projection of the mind and choose love instead. When you tackle what you are afraid of - you can come to clear and easy solutions to most of life’s challenges.
What are the prerequisites for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training?
Once you find yourself in this place of clarity, you likely want to dive in deeper. That is great news, for you and for humanity. When you strengthen your nervous system, your capacity to handle stress, emotions and the demands of work and family life increases. You are more calm, self confident and able to make clear and compassionate decisions. When you act in this way, everyone around you has the opportunity to level up and meet you at this more conscious level. Your ripple effect becomes greater. You become a leader in your life and you can have a greater impact in the world. Here is what you need to do to prepare for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training:
1. Practice, Practice, Practice.
The best way to gain the benefits of Kundalini Yoga is to practice daily for 20 to 40 minutes. You can choose a Kriya and Meditation from my YouTube channel or contact me for a Kundalini Numerology Consultation and I will select the best Kriya and meditation for you. This is key to strengthening your nervous system.
2. Set Your Intentions
Once you have practiced daily for 3 to 6 months, you are ready to apply for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. It is important to be clear on what you want to gain from the program. Is it for personal development so that you can show up differently in your life? Is it to establish a new career so that you can exit the corporate world and work in a way that aligns with your values? Are you ready to do both? All of these reasons are important and will help motivate you as you go through the program.
3. Save Your Money
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is an investment in yourself. It will pay off in thousands of ways that you can’t even begin to imagine when you sign up. So make sure you have financial resources ready and available so that you can sign up after your application is accepted.
4. Share your Goal
Allow your friends and family to support you as you embark on this journey. Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is a life changing process, which will inspire everyone around you. As you grow and transform, your network will start to reflect those changes. The more people who are aware of the process you are going through - the smoother it will be.
5. Book a Discovery Call
Have patience with this process. Start by booking a call with Salimah, the head trainer, to assess your readiness for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer. The timing, resources and program entry dates all have to align for your successful entry. This Discovery call will give you personal contact with Salimah and help you understand how the program works and the expectations for graduation.
Click here to: Book a Discovery Call for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
How Do You Teach Kundalini Yoga?
This is the main question Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training answers. This is not available in videos or books. This is a process of personal discovery, developing your voice, your point of view and relating to the mentors and other students in the program. The secondary part is learning the format and flow of a Kundalini Yoga class. There is a well developed structure to the teaching methodology. Once you learn that technique, you can be a leader in all places in your life. Finally, you will have the opportunity to lead and teach your friends and family. People who may never have tried Kundalini Yoga, are instantly interested because they have witnessed your journey, they know you and they trust you to guide them. It’s a very rewarding way to give back to the world around you.