January 19, 2021 – Trainer Update

Welcome video: How we refer to our practice

Click on the “CC” at the bottom of the video to see subtitles in various languages. 


Updated Level One, Level Two and 21 Stages Contracts

Including the recent policy changes approved by TTEC and COMPLETELY reformatted to make them easier to read (hopefully). They also include, previously approved policy changes.  If you’d like to review it outside of your portal, you can read the new templates here:

Level One new contract format

Level Two new contract format

21 Stages of Meditation new contract format


Anti-Harassment Training

The Office of Ethics and Professional Standards (EPS) has created an online Anti-harassment training for Kundalini Yogis.  This is rolling out soon – as a requirement for English speaking trainers and to be included in the curriculum of all English- Level One Programs.   As soon as it is translated, it will be available in more languages-hopefully by the end of 2021.  This is an important step towards ensuring that every Kundalini Yoga class is safe for all students to practice, and keeping KRI trainings well ahead of the rest of the yoga world!


Minimum Time Limit on Level 2 Completion

Reminder to trainers and students – there is a minimum of 2 years to complete all 5 Level 2 modules.  It is important to give students time to integrate the transformation that each module initiates into their lives.  Maybe with the ease of online courses, this is being overlooked.  You can read the whole policy about Level 2 certification, which can also be found in the Level 2 Administrative Documents Page of the Trainer support website.


Upcoming e-Learning opportunities for you and your students
Comprendiendo los beneficios de la Sadhana (EN ESPAÑOL)

Guru Darshan Kaur, México

Viernes, 22 de Enero. 18:00-19:30 hrs., EST (Nueva York)

Mantente inspirado en relación a tu sadhana personal. Experimenta los beneficios de tu práctica espiritual diaria, comprendiendo el regalo que es para tu vida. Acompaña a Guru Darshan Kaur en este exploración de cómo el integrar tu práctica espiritual diaria te mantiene en un estado de felicidad y elevación.


On the Mat Leveling UP with Yogi Amanbir

Friday, January 29. 12:00-13:30 EST (New York)

Join our worldwide faculty as they share their favorite & greatest KY teaching from their heart to yours; Yogi Amanbir Amanbir brings his sense of humor, uplifting music, and extensive knowledge of the healing field into every class. He is known for holding a welcoming space for all cultures, genders, orientations, and races to elevate in communion. 


7th Annual Embodied Learning Summit – online March 19-21, 2021 –  hosted by Duke University. 

What is Yoga? An Ancient Practice in a Modern World

The format includes yoga classes, workshops, a cooking lesson and mindfulness eating practice, and a keynote address.  Registration is donation based on a sliding scale, with all proceeds going to Y.O.G.A. for Youth‘s work empowering youth and families in underserved communities through the principles and practice of yoga.

Susanna Bartaki, a leading voice in yoga culture advocacy, will be our keynote speaker.We are looking for yoga teachers for practice-based classes, as well as workshop leaders.  Workshop proposals should address some aspect of yoga history, yoga’s relationship to other healing modalities, accessibility, and/or access to yoga.

 More detailed information can be found in the Call for Proposals.  If you have questions, please contact Kate Leonard at kel50@duke.edu.

January 4 2021 – Trainer Update

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Sat Naam and Happy New Year everyone!  May 2021 bring you health, peace, prosperity and all blessings as we come together to serve the highest good for all. 

Watch Amrit’s weekly video – Focus on improving the mentoring process

Click on the “CC” at the bottom of the video to see subtitles in various languages. 


  • Trainer Survey Results – Thank you to everyone who contributed to this survey.  You can see the results here.

KRI’s January e-Learning

Lively Discussion & Dialogue with Gurumeher Singh & Inderjot Kaur

Meets Weekly. Tuesdays, Jan 12 – Feb 2, 19:00-20:30 hrs. New York Time

Spiritual communities open a space for personal growth, building trust and capacity for vulnerability. However, this can sometimes lead to abuses of all types due to power imbalances. How can we make our community safe? Join our lively discussion for 4 sessions, where we will discuss the phenomena and bring forward solutions for our community, based on the book by Scott Edelstein.


Wednesday, January 13. 10:00-11:30 hrs. New York Time

Compassion is the way we relate to another’s suffering.

In this workshop, we will explore the topic of Compassion in relation to the water element, to the 8th body and to AKAAL MOORAT or deathlessness.