IKYTA CEU Program
(for US and Canada members only)
"… Teachers who do not become perfect students do not become perfect Masters."
The 16 Facets of the Perfection of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Yogi Bhajan 1995
The purpose of CEUs is to continue on a path of spiritual and professional growth, to expand knowledge,
skills and consciousness as a teacher and to inspire your students through your continued expansion.
CEUs are part of an ongoing commitment to continuous training and improvement in our global teacher
community. Working and learning together and studying enhanced material is one of our core values.
As much as possible, IKYTA’s CEU program will be in alignment with Yoga Alliance so that teachers can
use IKYTA CEUs for both IKYTA and Yoga Alliance.
How can I get CEU credit?
1) Take an IKYTA accredited CEU course listed on our website at www.kundaliniyoga.com
2) Attend Summer or Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebrations, Womens Training Camp, KRI Level Two
modules ( or KRI Level 1 if you repeat it for your own personal growth), Japji or Jaap Sahib
Courses, Conscious Pregnancy, Excel and Celebrate, White Tantric Yoga or Breathwalk.
3) Do a Home Study — Study a KRI approved book or manual or watch a KRI approved video
(including Yogi Bhajan videos) for 10 hours.
Follow with a 62 minute meditation from the manual or video:
a. 40 days for 10 CEUs or
b. 90 days for 20 CEUs
Then complete the online form in the Members Information section at www.kundaliniyoga.com.
Please keep a copy of the completed form for your records.)
4) If you are a KRI Certified Teacher Trainer, you can earn CEUs for hours you spend teaching Level 1
and Level 2 courses.
Who can teach courses that provide CEUs?
You must be all of the following:
An IKYTA Professional Member in good standing.
A Kundalini Yoga teacher who has completed a KRI level 1 Teacher Training Course two years ago
A Kundalini Yoga teacher who has completed a minimum of 1,000 hours teaching since their
A current Gurudakshina donor. (This is in honor of our principle of contributing to the whole.)
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How can I get permission to teach an IKYTA CEU class?:
Fill in the application form found on our Web Site at www.kundaliniyoga.com
You must complete an application for each CEU curriculum and each curriculum requires a one-
time fee of $54.00 US (Note: You may teach each curriculum as many times as you wish for that
All CEU classes recognized by IKYTA will be posted on the IKYTA website
Details on CEU Standards:
Accredited IKYTA CEU Contact Courses will be categorized in one of five standard categories as required
by Yoga Alliance:
Techniques Training/Practice - includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra,
meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. Hours may include (1) analytical training in
how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.
Teaching Methodology - includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting,
instruction, teaching styles, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching
Anatomy & Physiology - includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems,
organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study
of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications,
healthy movement patterns. etc.).
Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers - includes the study of yoga philosophies,
yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum - includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and
hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Courses must be a minimum of two hours in length.
CEU Credit will be assigned
1 CEU for each contact hour (in the physical presence of a KRI Certified Teacher)
1 CEU for five non-contact (home study, bridge line, etc.) hours
Note: Yoga Alliance requires a total of 30 CEUs every three years. Out of these 30 CEUs, only ten can be
IKYTA’s new CEU Policy
IKYTA’s new CEU Policy will be implemented in the fall of 2008 when teachers are renewing their
IKYTA Professional Memberships for 2009.
Kundalini Yoga Teachers must accrue 20 CEUs every two years. CEUs do not carry over into the
next two year time period. For 2009 Professional Membership this applies to all Kundalini Yoga
Teachers who were certified during or before 2006.
This program will run on the Honor System (i.e., no proof of CEU participation will be required.)
However, members should keep copies of their IKYTA CEU certificates, receipts or documentation
of home study since IKYTA reserves the right to do random CEU checks .
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