This 60-hour module offers an in-depth look at the role of kriya in creating lasting transformational experiences, and the ability of the teacher to act from their greater sense of Self. Participants will explore the experiences delivered through various kriyas from both the perspective of student and teacher. We investigate the subtlety of teaching; including the issues that come up around our own shadow and the student-teacher relationship. We consider the role of the teacher as a ‘transformational experience catalyst with developed sensitivity and presence.’ We investigate the deeper dimensions of being a teacher: as torchbearers of light to the rest of world.

This module is a powerful opportunity to move beyond your current patterns to emerge radiant and present to your uniqueness as an individual and teacher.

What others are saying about training with Kia!

I was lucky enough to join Kia and Tommy for the Radiant Body Yoga teacher training in India, March 2014. It was nothing short of an absolutely life-changing experience. Beyond gaining skills and tools to become a Radiant Body Yoga teacher, I learned so much about yoga philosophy and how it relates to my 'real life' at home. Kia’s own radiance is undeniable and the thoughts and practices she shared immediately expanded my personal practice. After 23 short days that felt like a lifetime (in a mostly good way!), I have the knowledge, confidence and resolve to move forward on my own life-long yogic path to wisdom, service, and radiance! I’m forever indebted to Kia and Tommy and would unequivocally recommend this training to anyone, whether they plan to become a teacher or not.

Christy Borden

"Kia is at once an approachable and radiant human whose devotion to a higher power shines through her smile and her words. She shares with her students an energetic quality that not only engages them in the physical aspects of yoga but also draws them into the metaphysical. Her devotion to the philosophical underpinnings of this practice are evident in her discussions of the sutras, the subtle body and other topics in philosophy. Kia’s wisdom is abundant in these areas, but she is also a self-professed student who learns alongside her students, always keeping an open mind and considering alternative viewpoints. Her genuine love of teaching and learning as well as her compassion for all human beings make her an extraordinary teacher and one that I am privileged to have had. I am excited for any student who will learn from her!"

Jill Bergman

Kia truly lives and breathes yoga. She has a way of simplifying the most complex philosophy topics to make the understandable and relatable for everyone. Her huge heart and warmth shine through her teaching and she creates an atmosphere of acceptance that permeates the classroom. She continues to inspire me to find my authentic voice and to carry on my yoga journey towards love and truth.

Parvati

I feel lucky to have learned from Kia. Her intelligence and abundant knowledge made learning interesting and exciting. She exemplifies the beautiful mix of gentle yet powerful instruction, which literally feels like a magnet drawing you in. Anyone who has the opportunity to take a training would be blessed to have Kia as their teacher.

Danielle Lurie

Kia is very inspirational, loving, caring, and supportive woman. Her knowledge and experience are vast. Her energy carries you through the tough parts of training. She will make you laugh, grow and shine.

Nancy Chavez

Description

All of us have potential which is beyond our wildest dreams, but much of this remains untapped, we exist at a certain level of awareness, perhaps sensing that something is missing, but not knowing quite what. The yogic practice of kriya is designed to awaken us out of our slumber so we can flower into our highest potential.

The term Kriya comes from the root of the Sanskrit word literally meaning ‘to do.’ Kriya often refers to a completed action that achieves a specific result and involves work with the body, energy, and mind simultaneously. To act with Kriya, the action is aligned with the higher self. In Kundalini Yoga, a kriya is a sequence of postures, breath, and sound that are integrated together to allow the manifestation of a particular energetic and mental state.

When we practice kriya we open to deep levels of presence and relaxation. The parts seamlessly flow into an experience of the whole. Both teacher and students enter a new level of concentration and openness. We develop a state of greater health, peace of mind, and mental stability. We open to a state of intellectual clarity, higher spiritual knowledge and awareness, a state where one is both useful to themselves, and to mankind.

Schedule

  • Arrival: September 15 – Welcome circle in the evening at 7 pm.
  • Start training on September 16 in the morning.
  • Training ends on September 21 at 4 pm.

Prerequisites

Our Advanced Training modules can be adapted to your needs and time frame. Take them to simply deepen your practice, or as Continuing Education Credits or work towards your 300- HR certificate as intensely or as gradually (up to 3 years) as it suits your schedule and skills.

Those seeking a 300 hr Yoga Alliance registered certification must have a 200-hour certificate with RBY or any other registered school and are required to take all 5 modules. There is no time limit. Once all modules are completed you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.

These 60-hour modules are open to all yoga students who are interested in further study even if they don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification (3 years of practice required).

Course Goals

  • Understand the structure and mechanism of Kriya
  • Explore a variety of kriyas and their purpose
  • Explore the relationship of kriya, student, teacher and underlying Truth
  • Discover kriya and the subtle energy of the chakras
  • Cultivate a state of kriya and teach from that place
  • Use kriya as a practice to consciously encounter your ego and habits
  • Understand the shadow and ways to stay alert to your tendencies
  • Explore practices, meditations, and exercises for developing more authenticity and wholeness as a teacher
  • Understand teacher as a guide to the ONE in many
  • Apply the ideas and principles of kriya and flow into our own practice, life, and teaching
  • Cultivate the bliss that comes from lived integrity, and living with a full heart and full self

How to Enroll

To receive the early bird discount, payment in full must be received by June 22.

Price for this training does not include accommodation and food. Please make arrangements through the Himalayan Institute.  Approximately $95/day for a shared room. 

After you pay, you will receive a link to the teacher training application form. You must complete this form to be accepted into the training. If for some reason Kia does not approve your application, you will receive a refund.

FAQ

Do I have to be a teacher to attend these training modules?

No, you do not have to be a teacher. Everyone is welcome. These modules are designed to deepen your experience of yoga as a practitioner, to develop your radiance and presence as a human being, and to provide more tools for sharing the practice with others.
There will be suggested reading for each program that will support the material covered.

Can I apply a 200-Hr from another school of yoga?

We will accept all applicants of registered Yoga Alliance 200-Hr trainings. We carefully select our teachers in training so that they are prepared for the curriculum. Depending on the nature of the yoga school you attended you may be given extra study to do in order to be up to speed with the material covered in these modules.

What are the prerequisites for attending this training?

If you are doing this to deepen your understanding and practice of yoga you must have a regular asana practice, a thirst to know more, and a commitment to do the work entailed. If you are doing this as a 300-hr certification you need to hold a 200-hr certificate.

If I have no intention of teaching, how will I benefit?

Any serious practitioner of yoga can benefit immensely from taking these modules. They offer a deeper look at the subtle and transformational practices of yoga like pranayama, meditation, kriya, kundalini, lifestyle and leadership choices. You will develop the capacity and commitment to integrate these teachings into your own practice and life. You will have an opportunity to connect to yourself at a deeper level, to evaluate what is important to you, to build your radiance and projection through embodying the practices, and develop your ability to positively impact others.

How will I know if I am accepted into the program?

Within two weeks of filling out your application you will hear back from us.

How long will it take to complete the RBY 300-Hr modules?

You can complete the program at your own pace and based on your particular interests. The modules are offered in various locations every 12-18 months. It is recommended that you space them out to allow for full integration of the materials covered.

Facility

To reserve your space at the Himalayan Institute, call (800) 822-4547 ext. 22, Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST The minimalist design creates a sense of peace, allowing you to let go of the busyness of your daily life. Here, your mind can be free from distractions as you enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings that the Retreat Center has to offer. The total cost of your stay consists of the cost of accommodations, mandatory meal plan fee of $30 per day/pp (not included in room rate), and program tuition where applicable. Full payment is required at time of registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are freshly prepared by our kitchen staff and served with homemade whole-wheat bread and homemade gluten-free bread. As much as possible, we try to provide special diet options, although we may not be able to meet all dietary requests.

September 15 - September 21
Honesdale PA United States

Cost to register today: $900.00