The Ashram Experience

Ashram Experience, Portugal

For all Level 1 courses, this 5 day residential is the final part of the KRI Aquarian Teacher Training as organised by the Karam Kriya School and is an essential part of the training experience.

Trainees are recommended to undertake the Ashram Experience at least one year after the start of the course (when most if not all modules locally have been attended) and within 20 months of starting the course.

For trainees on UK courses, the cost is 374 Euros when you book online for teaching fees.

  • Food and accommodation costs are covered in your local course fee for the Ashram.
  • There are many options to attend the Ashram Experience throughout each year and trainees book their own place to suit their schedule.
  • Read the terms and conditions on the Quinta do Rajo website when booking your place. If you cancel your place on the training or drop out for any reason throughout the course but have booked and paid for your Ashram Experience place, Quinta will refund you 50% of the 374 Euro fee.

This is the final stage of Age of Aquarius Level 1 Teacher Training.

5 day stay experiencing community life, at the Ashram of the Ram Das Guru Association – Quinta do Rajo.

5 days of community life, surrounded by nature, that will help you awaken through the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.



There will be a significant learning component, which is an integral part of the program, where topics such as:

• Ten Spiritual Bodies; and Applied Science of Spiritual Numerology [Karam Kriya].
• KY and Sikh Dharma: Differences and Similarities
• Community life: model for the future.
• Teacher Resources, [Including Community and Continuity].


Participants will have many opportunities to practice yoga and meditation, through:
• Morning Sádhana – with prayers, yoga, meditation and chanting
• Practices – Kundalini Yoga kriyas taught by interns with feedback sessions
• Meditation – we will focus on unusual and specific meditations such as gong bath, Charan Jap and breath walking to name a few.


On the path to excellence the stepping stones are Obedience, Service and Love.
As part of this experience, there will therefore be a strong emphasis on Karma Yoga – the concept of selfless service or Seva.

Let’s hope that all participants embrace this wonderful opportunity to serve those around them and share the responsibilities of community life.


Meet and share with an international group of Kundalini Yoga practitioners, including Teachers, under the direction of Shiv Charan Singh and Satya Kaur.


5.30am-8am: sadhana
8am-9.30am: breakfast
9.30am-1.15pm: teachings 1.15pm-3.00pm:
lunch 3.00pm-6.00pm:
6.30pm-7.00pm: Kirtan and healing meditation
7.00pm-8.30pm: dinner


9am-12:30pm: teachings
lunch break
2pm to 3:30pm: teachings

Karam Kriya UK



Getting There

Quinta do Rajo is in Santa Susana, a village located between Ericeira and Sintra, about 45 minutes, by car, from Lisbon. 


The retreat is held at the Ram Dass Guru Ashram, near Sintra. A peaceful environment, with an organic vegetable garden, located in a natural environment, not far from the beaches of the Atlantic coast.


The existing accommodation is in a camping/sleeping system on site or in rooms in local houses.

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