March 31, 2021 – Trainer Update

Video Updates on Initiatives from Sept 2020 TTEC meetings

Part 1 – Distributing the Administration of the ATA and Improving the Level One Program

Part 2 – Simplifying the ATA

  • Register NOW for the April TTEC meetings – You can register and come only for the proposal or proposals that you have time or interest in.  The schedule of when the proposals will be covered is here.  All times are listed as GMT – please convert to your local time zone!

Based on your feedback from Sutra and in the pre-TTEC discussion calls, we have edited ALL of the proposals! These final proposals are what will be voted on at TTEC, so please discuss on Sutra between now and then!  Translated versions of each can be found on Sutra.

Just Outcomes

Just Outcomes continues to develop the Compassionate Reconciliation Program.  They  will be sending bi-monthly communications to keep the community up to date   on the Compassionate Reconciliation process – Here is the first one (in English)

Upcoming workshops from KRI for you and your students:
Feminine Dimensions in Meditation with Ardas Kaur

April 16, 11:00-12:30 EDT (New York)

Let’s journey together through an embodied meditative experience, the magic of the feminine. This class will invoke a deeply lunar and meditative experience.

Ardas brings healing coolness to the art of meditation. Can we explore meditation from the yin counterpoint of deep inner stillness?

Faith Hunter: The Business of Yoga

April 18, 11:00-15:00 New York City time

Join Faith Hunter for a renewing, innovative approach to yoga as a business and tap into your power; projecting your passion for wellness.  Faith will provide you with practical tools to establish a spiritually aligned business strategy, and techniques for consciously holding space.

Honour to Krishna Kaur

In celebration of Woman’s History Month, the National Stop the Violence Alliance honors Krishna Kaur for her tireless work as a teacher, a leader, and beacon of light.  Read more here.

March 15, 2021 – Trainer Update

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  • New Trainer Support Site – KRI has a brand new trainer support website, created to make it easier for all trainers to find ATA and administration documents, policies and important information for Level One, Level Two and 21 Stages programs.  We hope you like it and find it easier to use!
  • New Level One Certification Verification Form – Given the recent changes to the Level One certification requirements, we have updated the Certification Verification Form.  Please use this new form and submit to KRI as part of the student packets! 
  • KRI is hiring a WordPress Programmer – KRI is looking for a programmer to help us with development and security of our website. If you are interested in joining us and our enthusiastic team and you have experience with web development in WordPress and security you can apply for the job by emailing us your CV at [email protected]
  • Honoring the Legacy of Siri Ved Singh – Siri Ved Singh dedicated his life to preserve the teachings of Yogi Bhajan by audio taping and then videotaping his classes. These recordings are the basis for The Library of Teachings and the KRI Seal of Approval process.  He passed away recently, and you can read a more lengthy piece acknowledging his life and service here.
  • Upcoming e-Learning workshops for you and your students:

Womb Medicine and Kundalini Yoga

Priti Darshan Kaur

Sunday, March 28. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST (New York)

The Kundalini is the Divine Mother energy. It is a creative force that births life, births nations, that births consciousness. When we cultivate a practice with the womb, we can explore this facet of a relationship with the Kundalini energy. When we do that from a space of love and respect for the womb, we gain access to an innate medicine that resides in all of us.

Bookclub: See No Stranger

Nirinjan Khalsa, PhD.

Fridays, May 14, 21 & 28. 12:00-2:00 pm EST (New York)

Bookclub: SEE NO STRANGER A Memoir & Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valerie Kaur with Nirinjan Khalsa Baker PhD Join us for a special bookclub with Dr. Khalsa-Baker to explore this exceptional memoir of these times… See No Stranger is an urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

March 1, 2021 Trainer Update

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TTEC Proposals

There are 6 Proposals that are posted in  Sutra and open for comments!  Please let Amrit know if you can’t access them.  The next step in the whole TTEC process will be language-specific discussion calls to gather input and possible edits to these proposals. 

  • The discussion circles for each of the 6 proposals, with the proposals in English, are here.
  • Please find translations of all the proposals here.  But please comment, in your native language, within the above-linked circles.

Online Level One Training Policy continues

As COVID continues to make teaching yoga in person challenging in most places in the world, this is a reminder of KRI’s current policy around online Level One programs.  As was approved at the Sept 2020 TTEC meetings:

KRI values in-person classroom time, and encourages all Level One programs to hold as much in-person time as COVID measures will allow.  This includes getting creative with how and where and when and with whom such in-person time is achieved.  As a temporary measure due to COVID, Lead Trainers can hold up to 80% of their Level One program online.  In some circumstances and locations, we recognize that some trainings may have to, for right now, be 100% online.  Trainers can apply to get approval for this by emailing the circumstances to [email protected].”

Distributed Administration of the Aquarian Teacher Program

At the Sept 2020 TTEC meetings a proposal was approved to distribute the administration of the Aquarian Teacher (basically the jobs that Sarb Jit and Puranjot Kaur have been doing for the entire world) to regional KRI representatives.  A global team of trainers has continued to meet to plan this process.  We hope this will continue to expand the customer support to all trainers in the language of the trainer. A trial run will begin testing this idea in Brazil and China in the next few months.

The relationship between KRI and the SSSC

In response to concerns from trainers around the world, representatives of the SSSC board, the KRI board, and 3 randomly chosen teacher trainers are having meetings to explore the issues around the relationship between KRI and our parent corporation, the Siri Singh Sahib Corp (SSSC).  Based on the survey of all trainers, the primary issues are the:  SSSC’s lack of transparency, SSSC not being a truly representative body, and the status of SSSC with the US tax authorities as a religious non-profit, whereas KRI’s status is as an educational non-profit.  Updates will be shared in future trainer updates, and any of you are welcome to email your thoughts and comments to Amrit Singh to share with this commission.

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

Special price, $88 dollars, useable for two years! Sale ends tomorrow, price goes up to $150……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. Email us for country code discounts and scholarships – [email protected]