Aruna Yoga Teacher Training

Foundational Programme

in Israel


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The Aruna Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour Foundational Programme is offered in Israel and Europe. The training is an accredited Yoga Teacher Training programme after which you will be a certified Aruna Yoga Teacher.

Although it is a Yoga Teacher Training, it goes way beyond that and is designed to cultivate deep, personal emotional and spiritual work. It is more of a life training than a yoga training although its language of expression is indeed yoga! It really is about Self enquiry and using the tools of yoga to really be applied as a living, working, breathing embodied experience of the Self.

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Yoga Alliance 200 Hour

The Aruna Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour Programme is an accredited Yoga Teacher Training programme. In order to attain the Yoga Alliance certification you are required to do both the foundational course and 10 days of the Integration Programme  (30 days in total) after which you will be a certified Aruna Yoga Teacher.

The course is designed in five MODULES each of four days. We meet five times over the course of a year with two day meetings in between each module.

You can choose to only attend the Foundation Programme of 20 days or do both courses simultaneously.

Requirements for certification:

  • Full attendance of all days of the training of both the Foundational Programme and the Integration Course. (If you cannot attend you will be required to make up the missed days).
  • Successful completion of teacher practicums.
  • Successful completion of the exam.
  • Attendance of 30 Aruna Yoga Classes with Nicki over the course of Foundational Course (20 classes) and Integration Course (10 classes). It is recommended to attend a minimum of 2 classes per month.
  • Final certification is at the discretion of Aruna Yoga and its teachers.


What To Expect

During the year we will go through a profound, personal process that will guide you deeper into the Self, with an aim to free you from your limiting ideas, liberate blocked emotions and release any aspect that is somehow keeping you small. We will learn about yoga, experience the Self through the medium of yoga, philosophy, yoga psychology, postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama), yogic seals (mudra), energy locks (Bandha), healing techniques and various meditations.

The training will equip you with the yogic knowledge to teach yoga, or give Aruna Yoga sessions, and mainly apply the teachings to your life so you can live from a more conscious place, where freedom and joy becomes your daily reality.

Requirements & content

This Teacher Training consists of 20 days of attendance, spread over one year. We will meet 2 days a month (excluding the July and August period). You need to be present all of these days to receive a certificate.


The following topics will be covered over the duration of the course:


  • What is Yoga?  Insights into the philosophy of yoga


  • What is Aruna Yoga and the Aruna Yoga Sutras


  • The energetics of Yoga and Yoga psychology, chakras, physical and energetical anatomy


  • Movement, posture and sacred geometry of the body


  • Vayus, Pranayama and the breath into stillness


  • Healing modalities within Aruna Yoga


  • Mudras


  • Meditation


  • Mantras


  • Developing a personal sadhana


  • Teaching methodology and teaching a class and/or working with private clients


  • Theoretical test


During the training you are expected to journal and to cultivate your intention. As a large part of the training is about cultivating a personal practice, you will choose and commit to a meditation practice. You’ll receive details about the journalling and meditation during the first meetings.


Become a registered Yoga Teacher

Dates 2020-2021:

Each Module is 4 days, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-17:00


Module 1: 22nd – 25th October 2020


Module 2: 14-17th January 2021


Module 3: 8th-11th April 2021


Module 4: 17th-20th June 2021


Module 5: 9-12th September 2021


about aruna yoga

The Best of Yoga

Encompassing All Forms of Yoga

Aruna yoga is a yoga practice which encompasses all forms of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa and Kundalini inspired practices and technologies. It is a practice based on being present on all levels: to what is here and to be still with what arises.  No matter what that is. It teaches to welcome the present moment and suspend judgment. by being present, we fall in love with what is. In the present moment is our real sense of Self. It offers a way of stilling the fluctuation of the mind through becoming a witness or observer.

Self Enquiry

It is born of the transmutational potency of the sacred Mountain Arunachala in Tiruvanamallai in India. Aruna Yoga is premised on the teachings of self enquiry born of Arunachala itself, and espoused by Ramana Maharshi. Its premise is Advaita Vedanta, or the philosophy of there being only one reality, this that may be called Truth, God, Divinity, Creation, OM, nature. All the rest is illusion or separation from this one. Our aim is to realign with this One which is our real identity as Truth or Sat Nam (Sat = Truth, Nam = Identity).

We use the yoga mat as the laboratory of the Self, to understand and identify our identity constructs, patterns, behaviours, tendencies and habits. Through conscious awareness we are able to shift these patterns. Knowledge is power and self knowledge is empowerment.


There is no need to be flexible or even physically able to practice to do Aruna Yoga. Its aim is to open up to emotional blocks that are released using the technology of the various lineages of yoga, pranayama and meditation. Of course if practiced vigilantly it has a strong physical asana (posture) practice with a palpable flavour of Kundalini Yoga. Yet it is a bodiless yoga too and even just being present in sessions, without participating in the physical activity will open you up to its healing capacity.

Sat Nam

Aruna Yoga is a healing practice which aim is to awaken the practitioner to their true nature, to the freedom, peace and truth that is within us all! From this space of the Infinite Self, all healing, transformation and awakening is available. The practice cultivates this inner connection. Music, sound, emotional catharsis are part of its characteristics. We use yoga asana (posture), pranayama (breathing exercises), concentration and meditation to still the mind. We interweave the singular enquiry of ‘Who am I?’ to dissolve identification and separation from our true nature as freedom. In answering the question of self enquiry we self realize the state of Sat Nam.

Becoming a Teacher

Aruna Yoga is a hybrid of diverse yogic lineage, echoing a language of Truth, one that speaks through the instrument of the form, into the pervasiveness of the formless. This training is intended to help develop your personal practice of yoga and leads to self awareness and personal transformation. It is also an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training for those who wish to become yoga teachers, to share the technologies of yoga and meditation and is intended as a tool for awareness. It may be incorporated into your existing healing therapies or simply used for personal transformation and awakening.

Stilling the Mind

Join me on this divine experiment through yoga into Yoga (which means union). May Aruna Yoga yoke together the shards of separation into an envelopment into this that is One. One consciousness, One Union, the ‘I am’ that speaks soundlessly and remains untouched. The invitation is to really meet the Self, and to abide here as it. From this space, the miraculous is accessible, peace is here, now.


Meet Your Teacher

Nicki Forman

Nicki Forman

Yoga Instructor

With a background as a both a lawyer and an academic, Nicki’s discovery of yoga was epiphanic. Her life’s path shifted profoundly as Nicki began to explore yoga through intense practice and theoretical study. Her passion for the practice of yoga grew exponentially and led to the creation of Yoga Form (now Radiant Light Yoga), a yoga centre and community that encompassed various forms of yoga. Yoga Form was the first to offer Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in Antwerp. She now lives in Israel where she teaches regular Yoga and Meditation locally and internationally. Nicki has been fortunate to learn and practice under various teachers and masters and continues to draw her inspiration from diverse yogic schools and traditions.  Nicki is also deeply immersed in Journey work as initiated and guided by Brandon Bays. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) of the Yoga Alliance and a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher through Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) as well as a prenatal yoga teacher trained in the Khalsa Way. Nicki founded the practice of Aruna Yoga, which incorporates the various lineages of yoga, has a focus on yoga psychology and emotional release and healing.



The total costs for this training of level 1 is 11,800 NIS (590 NIS per day). A commitment to the full training is highly recommended as the programme offers a personal process in addition to the teachings of healing, yoga and therapeutics which full benefit can only be truly received through the holistic process.

There are limited spaces and so priority will be given to those who are fully committed to the whole programme.

You may just want to be there on certain days, for the deepening of your own practice, that’s possible too if spaces are available. Single days are 650 NIS per day.

The Aruna Yoga Training Manual is 200 NIS.

Payment Plan Options

  • Deposit of 2500 NIS on registration.
  • Early bird discount for full payment before 15th December 2019: 11,000 NIS
  • After 16th December 2019: 11,800 NIS payable either in full or in monthly installments.
  • Single days: 650 NIS per day (as per availability).

Methods of Payment

  • Bank Transfer to the following details:
    • Nicole Forman12-680-170849IL-50-0126-8000-0000-0170-849Swift poalilit
  • Cheques
  • Cash
  • For payments in Euro for participants coming from abroad, please email

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit of 2500 NIS is non-refundable
  • Cancellation one month prior to the course start date (until 31st December 2018), full refund of the fees paid (minus the 20% deposit of 2400 NIS and minus a 10% admin fee).
  • Cancellation any time from the start date or during the duration of the course: Non refundable.
  • Cancellation from 1st January 2019 until the start date of the course: Non refundable unless:
    • your place can be filled from a waiting list, or you are sick/injured and can provide a doctor’s note
    • In these cases the fee will be refunded (minus the deposit and minus a 10% admin fee).

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“I have been going to Nicki’s classes from the time she started the Aruna yoga. I am very inspired from the classes. They really cover everything. The teaching that is coming through is incredible. It all comes together into a class like no other. Very uplifting, inspiring and healing.” Yossi Hanoch

Student, Yoga Studio

“Nicki, I was trying to digest these two days. Thank you for 2 wonderful days where I felt like a kid in a candy shop. It was so inspiring, such interesting people that I want to discover and share with, so much to take in and I felt like I didn’t want the day to end. I felt really present and at home in a way – like I’ve been waiting for this all my life and the teachings has been waiting for me to reach it. And time went by so quick. I literally can’t wait for next time. (I wish we could do it more often)

It’s everything I’ve been waiting for and more. “ Jessica Cressy

Student, Teacher Training

I’ve known Nicki for many years, and have watched her grow spiritually as a mother and leader. Her dedication to help to serve humanity is impeccable. Whenever I think of Nicki, I think of Seva (selfless service). May her endeavors to help all bring her great happiness and fulfillment of her life’s purpose.Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Doyenne of , Kundalini Yoga