Onyx Yoga Studio 


45 Mountain Blvd


Warren, NJ 07059


The Aquarian Teacher™

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher’s Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan®


with Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

October 2017 through July 2018

Mahan Rishi will join us for a Q & A session on Sunday, June 10 at 5:15pm. All are welcome to attend.

Level One Instructor: Foundations from the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI)

Level 1 Certification for Kundalini Yoga Teacher TrainingThe KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher™ Training Program is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan ®. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation, and White Tantric Yoga. Graduates of Level One earn the title of KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® and fulfill the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement.  

Foundations introduces the student to the principles and practices of the self-sensory human, and explores how Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle can harmonize and uplift the human experience and awaken your true potential.

There are six principle components in a Level One program:
  1. Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.  The theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga kriyas (yoga sets), asanas, and mudras. Explore the nature of the mind and its training through Kundalini Yoga meditations, mantras, and pranayam (breathing techniques).
  2. Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  The history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. The technologies of Kundalini Yoga as they apply to healing and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.
  3. Anatomy & Physiology: Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy.  Traditional Western anatomy, its purpose and function, including the respiratory, nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems and their relation to the practice and teaching of yoga. Also Yogic anatomy and the energy systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, pranas and vayus, and the ten yogic bodies.
  4. Consciousness of a Teacher: Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain.  The skills and techniques to become an effective instructor, including practical strategies for teaching beginners, ethical guidelines, curriculum development, and the transformational role of the teacher in developing a successful yoga practice.
  5. The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master.  Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.
  6. The Practicum: Teaching from Day One.  Practical experience instructing a yoga class under the supervision of a KRI Yoga Teacher Trainer, receiving written evaluation and student feedback.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training PROGRAM DATES:

Oct 21-22
Nov 11-12
Dec 2-3

Saturdays 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sundays 4:30 am – 5:30 pm

Jan 6-7
Feb 17-18
March 17-18
April 14-15
May 5-6
June 9-10
July 21-22

The Course of Study will include:

  • An in depth understanding of the various traditions of Yoga
  • Application and principles behind the asanas
  • The science of breath; its use in healing both the body & mind
  • A comprehensive approach to various styles of Pranayama
  • An in depth understanding of the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • A practical and experiential teaching on the 7 Chakras
  • Yogic Hygiene and Diet
  • An introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy and its importance in understanding peoples personal needs
  • Understanding and importance of Mantras And Mudras in yogic practice
  • An introduction to the sutras of Patanjali
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga
  • In depth Approach to Meditation, and its importance in yoga practice, along with how to use meditation in practical ways to enhance physical and mental well being
  • Understanding the application of Yoga and Healing for both medical and holistic environments
  • Art and Science of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas
  • Developing the consciousness of being a teacher(i.e. the healthy student teacher relationship)
  • Metaphysical Anatomy
  • Exploring the Nadis - 10 Bodies and the Aura
  • Setting up classes and Curriculum for public and personal environments
  • Teaching for special groups and needs (prenatal, seniors, children)
  • Teaching Internship


Tuition for Course, Materials and first year KRI
$3,650 when paid in full by 4/1/2017
$3,775 when paid in full by 7/1/2017
$3,950 with payment plan (please contact the studio for additional info)

Nonrefundable deposit to secure your spot: $500. This will be applied to your tuition balance.

Application Form
You may download an Application Form here. Please fill it out and submit it to Onyx Yoga Studio. Or, contact Shannon at shannon@onyxyogastudio.com for an application and questions.


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30 Days Of Unlimited Yoga, Traditional & HOT. *Valid for new customers only. Offer expires 1/15/2019






Mahan Rishi from the Kundalini Research InstituteMAHAN RISHI SINGH KHALSA
Mahan Rishi Singh co-founded the Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, PA in 1989.  He began studying yoga and meditation in 1973-4 and entered the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 1975 as a student and teacher of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  Having taught nationally and internationally, along with traveling numerous times to India, he seeks to bring the ancient wisdom and authentic devotional practices of yoga and meditation into everyday life.  He has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and Tibet over the past 25 years.  His experiences of the kundalini and subtle-energy currents of the etheric body have led him to guide his students toward Self-realization and illumination through Universal love and understanding.  His vision is for each student to have an experience of vital energy, great joy, and liberating peace. 

Mahan Rishi is also a doctor of Chiropractic and Herbal nutritionist.  He graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1988.  Through natural healing practices and holistic health care he guides his client toward optimum health and well-being.  Dr. Khalsa seeks to awaken the vital spirit and heart of each individual on their journey of wholeness and liberation.

 He graduated from the International School of Polarity Therapy in 1978 as a certified practitioner of Polarity Therapy.........utilizing various techniques of energy balancing through bio-energetic synchronization, meridian balancing via pulse diagnosis using both Chinese and Auryvedic traditions, and auric balancing through breath work and yogic practices he helps to enhance the vital life force of your body, mind and spirit.....

Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa from the Kundalini Research InstituteNIRBHE KAUR KHALSA
Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa began practicing and studying Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan in l972 in Michigan.  Upon finding something that truly spoke to her soul she soon moved into an ashram in New Jersey where she married and helped direct the ashram there.  Studying under the direct guidance of Yogi Bhajan with every opportunity possible she knew her life had found its path and focus to serve others on their path to self-awareness.  Summer and Winter Solstices,  Spring and Fall Tantric Courses,  Women’s Camp and numerous meditation evenings with Yogi Bhajan each year have been an amazing foundation to enrich and strengthen her life, caliber, depth and persona,  for which she is in absolute gratitude. In 1974 she became a minister of Sikh Dharma and finds performing marriages to be among her favorite things to do.

In 1989 Nirbhe Kaur co-founded The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, Pa., U.S.A.  Nirbhe Kaur offered massage therapy to complement her husbands Chiropractic practice and together they began teaching both Level I and Level II Aquarian Teacher’s Training to students in their center as well as in other parts of the country.  Another special interest for her is the teaching of both yoga and meditation retreats, hosting spiritual yatras to Jamaica, India, Nepal, and Tibet, and offering Vegan cooking classes.

 Nirbhe Kaur is a soft spoken woman with a gentle and warm heart who feels her greatest joy is in teaching, sharing and inspiring others to find their wholeness, radiance and bliss.