Month: February 2014

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

The Aquarian Teacher – KRI International Training

October 2014 – June 2015  (10 weekends)

“If you want to learn something… read about it. If you want to understand something… write about it. If you want to master something… teach it.”Yogi Bhajan

Discover your potential and rewrite your destiny!

Challenge yourself by confronting self-imposed boundaries in order to touch your soul and gain the knowledge and self-confidence to build a more peaceful and creative life.

The Level 1 Teacher Training Program is the first level of a three tiered KRI certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan ®. It consists of 220 hours (180 hours in class and 40 hours independent study) fulfilling the Yoga Alliance’s national standard for a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). With your KRI certification, you can apply for and receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate.

This Foundations course 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 1 program:

*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).

*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.

*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.

*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.

*The Master’s Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master
Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.

*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.

With this program, you will share in the profound experience of spiritual, physical and mental growth while being supported both by your Teacher Trainers and other teachers in training. The authentic experience of your personal transformation is held in highest regard by your professional KRI certified team therefore you can depend on their availability as well as empathy, encouragement and guidance. We are here to serve you throughout your journey of self mastery.

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January 9, 10, 11, 2015
February 6, 7, 8, 2015
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May 22, 23, 24, 2015
June 12, 13, 14, 2015

Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 9am-6pm

Location: Atlas Yoga Studio, 18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B, Cambridge ON N1R 3K1; (Seemap)

Registration fee: $300 +HST ($339) required to hold a space (unless full price paid);
Early registration: $2,800 +HST ($3,164.00) if paid by September 5, 2014 (less registration fee if paid separately);
Regular price: $3,150 +HST ($3,559.50) if paid after September 5, 2014, but before course starts;
Payment Plan: $3,150 +HST ($3,559.50) if paid as follows:

$1,250 +HST ($1,412.50) which includes $300 deposit, dated September 5, 2014 (or $950 +HST = $1,073.50 if registration fee paid separately)
$950 +HST ($1,073.50) dated October 3, 2014
$950 +HST ($1,073.50) dated November 7, 2014

Note: 10% discount applies to full-time students or seniors over 65 years of age
$2,520 +HST ($2,847.60) before September 5, 2014; $2,835 +HST ($3,203.55) after September 5, 2014

Payment  Options
1. Cheque payable to The Wellness Path, 348 Palmerston Blvd., Toronto ON M6G 2N6

2. INTERAC e-Transfer emailed to

3. PayPal with 3% handling fee added


Breathing and Biofeedback Workshop with Denise

just breatheWorkshop for Sleep, Hyperventilation, Anxiety & Stress

The evidence is increasing in favor of spending some time not only thinking about breathing, but practicing it as well.

Paced abdominal breathing leads to lower stress levels, fewer incidents of hyperventilation and panic attacks, as well as a reduction in worrisome thoughts and sleepless nights. Not to mention better digestion, lower blood pressure, and a more capable immune system.

Research clearly supports the superiority of relaxation training with biofeedback over other techniques and those who learn to breathe with the proper feedback.

Less stress more breath

Join Denise Davis-Gains for a small intense INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP on breathing using biofeedback to enhance your training and skill development.

WHERE: 18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B
COST:  25.00

Introduction to the science of proper abdominal breathing &
the anxiety response

* Understand the biological and neurological impact proper breathing has on your body

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* Find out what happens in our bodies when we don’t we don’t breathe properly

* Explain the connection between anxiety & sympathetic arousal

Uncover hidden sources of stress & how your triggers affect you.

* Learn to identify what triggers your stress

* Learn simple techniques to combat triggers

* Re-train your body’s response to stressful triggers and events

Intense Breathing Training!

* Develop a working understanding of biofeedback

* Understand what biofeedback can do to aid you with anxiety, stress and insomnia

* Learn and practice proper breathing mechanics using Denise’s expertise

*Learn how to incorporate breathing healthy into your daily life!

Space is limited so please register early. 

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Atlas Yoga Teacher Training: The Spring Intensive May 12-June 13

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher

Since 1997, Denise has been offering comprehensive training and development programs for aspiring and existing teachers. Our integrated and holistic training programs offer a contemplative learning environment where you have the opportunity to continue training and discover the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to stand apart from the growing body of yoga instructors internationally.

The first 200 hours of the Atlas Yoga Teacher Training program are dedicated toward Basic Certification, which provides the foundation for teaching yoga. In-class sessions are held at our downtown Galt studio in the vibrant city of Cambridge, Ontario, which provides an intimate setting in which to learn, practice and explore the art of yoga instruction. Upon completion, you will receive a 200 hour Teaching Certificate.

After we receive the application fee and deposit, we will email you our application forms.

Tuition: $3400

  • Application Fee $50
  • Once you have been offered a place in the program a $500 deposit is required to hold your place.
  • The balance of $2850.00 is due when you accept your offer of admission.
  • Payment plans and scholarships available, based on need.

Location: Cambridge  Ontario

Apply for AYTT

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Atlas Yoga Teacher Training Information Session

Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 12-1pm

We will be hosting a short Atlas Yoga Teacher Training information session.  Thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, come on out and share a tea and some time to chat about the program and the requirements of becoming certified.

You can meet our faculty, past and present students and see if we are a good match.

We look forward to hosting you.

Please register so that we know to expect you 🙂

bottun-Register workshop


Atlas Yoga Studio
18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
N1R 3K1


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Director: Denise Davis-Gains
Phone: +1 519-240-9642