February 15, 2021 – Trainer Update

KRI’s 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award

– KRI is proud to honor and highlight the service and accomplishments of Dukh Niwaran Kaur (USA), Dalmeet Kaur (South Africa), Gurusangat Kaur (Brazil), and the group of three lead trainers living in China (Saramdeep Kaur, Japbir Kaur, and Sangeeta Kaur) as our 2021 Honorees.  Please read more here.  And for 2022, there will be a link on this page for anyone to nominate a potential honoree, and we will bring the nominees to the ATA to vote to select next year’s honorees!

Trainer Participation in ATA Decisions

For a change of pace, rather than another boring video of me, I made a short video to summarize all of the many, many ways in which you all can participate in the KRI decision making process. Enjoy!

April 8-11 Global TTEC Zoom Meetings

  • Links to the proposals – We plan to bring several proposals to a vote at these TTEC meetings.  Please read them ahead of time and post your questions and comments in Sutra (where they will be posted by 16 Feb) or attend Discussion calls detailed below
    • Online L1 programs post-COVID
    • Mentoring pathway for professionals
    • 21 Stages trainer pathway (Associates can train)
    • Adding a Peer feedback component to ATA interviews
    • An online learning component to interns becoming associates
    • YB investigation transparency
  • Scheduling discussion calls by language – The April meetings will only be for voting.  There will NOT be any opportunity to modify the proposals at that point.  Hence these important TTEC discussion zoom meetings are the only opportunity for you and your peers to offer feedback to possibly modify the proposals.  Please fill out a 1 question survey about which times you can attend a zoom call in your preferred language.  These surveys will be open until 28 Feb.
    • If you want to participate in a discussion call in English, please use this survey
    • Se você quiser participar de uma chamada de discussão em português, por favor, use esta pesquisa
  • How voting will work – please watch this short video slideshow, with subtitles (click on the “CC” button in the bottom right to choose your language) in multiple languages, to learn how the voting will happen at the April TTEC meetings

Upcoming e-Learning workshops for you and your students:

On the Mat: Leveling UP with Vedya Amrita: Saibhung, the internal space of stillness

Friday, Feb. 19, 6:00-7:30 PM EST (New York)

Saibhung, the internal space of stillness that is the guide as we navigate the Aquarian age. Vedya Amrita Kaur leads Kriya for Meditation on Self as a simple and penetrating practice that clears and renews your future. For beginners and experienced practitioners alike!

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.: Understanding the Biomedical Science Behind Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Research

Friday, Feb. 26, 11:00-12:30 EST (New York)

Join us for a special pre-recorded presentation/LIVE Q and A with Dr. Sat Bir Singh that clearly lays out the science behind how yoga works in easy to understand language, how meditation leads to self-regulation and reviews the existing published research studies on Kundalini Yoga.

February 1, 2021 Trainer Update

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Watch Amrit’s weekly video –  Preparing for the April TTEC meetings

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

April TTEC

Reminder of proposal timeline, and overall flow – Please see the infographic below for the key dates associated with the April TTEC meeting.  We will be posting proposals in Sutra in the next few weeks for everyone to comment on.  And we will be sharing the dates and times for the language specific pre-TTEC calls – where the proposals will be discussed and suggestions given.

Moving to just 2 days, 2 time zones – Knowing that most of us are very busy, we are going to try to consolidate the meetings to 2 days long, instead of 3.  We will still have 2 Tracks, to have times available for all timezones – with the EU/Asia timezones meeting on April 8th and 10th, and the EU/Americas timezones meeting on April 9th and 11th.

Musicians, note takers, facilitators wanted – the more people willing to help out during the meetings, the smoother they will go!  Please email Manou if you are willing to help out as a musician (leading a meditation and/or Long Time Sun), note taker or facilitator (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, or Portuguese!).

Please tell us about your Online Level One training experiences!

The Level One Curriculum Committee is working to draft a policy regarding online Level One training after COVID.  Please take 1 to 3 minutes to let us know your experiences and thoughts regarding online training in Level One programs.  The survey is in multiple languages – you can switch the language with the menu at the top-right corner. 

Upcoming KRI e-Learning Courses for you and your students:

On the Mat Leveling UP with Yogi AmanbirHealing the Healer

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 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.

FREE: Anatomy of Kundalini Rising with Dr. Japa

Friday, Feb 5. 11:00-12:30 EST (New York) Cost: Free

Secrets of the Kundalini revealed. How Eastern Medicine and Ayurveda reveal the origin of Kundalini energy within the body and how this inner elixir restores health and renews consciousness. Dr. Khalsa is a long time health care provider, acupuncturist and energy healer and has helped thousands of people to restore their life force and renew their health. Her commitment to supporting worldwide Kundalini Yogis in keeping the treasure of Kundalini energy within them renewed shines through in every offering.

Online, Pre-Recorded Content for your Level One Programs

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.: Understanding the Biomedical Science Behind Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Research

Use this amazing content in your Level One Training so your trainees can back up their Kundalini Yoga teaching with research! Ready to be shared with your Level One, this presentation reviews the existing published research on Kundalini Yoga and how meditation leads to self-regulation. Make sure your trainees have that elevator speech prepared; can they explain the research backing up what we do? Give them this important tool they need to help them thrive as yoga teachers.  Special price, $88 dollars, useable for two years. Email us for discounts based on location – [email protected].

Update from Just Outcomes about the Compassionate Reconciliation process:

Read the English Update

Kundalini Yoga in the News

Read – https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/what-is-kundalini-meditation