June 6, 2022 – Trainer Update

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No, KRI is not removing the spiritual, Dharmic aspects from Teacher Training.  We’re staying focused on maintaining the spirit!  Let us know what else KRI can do to support you


Trainer relicensing

A valid ATA license will be required for you to be an automatically recognized voter in the upcoming SSSC elections (if you are a lead or professional) and is required if you plan to remain an active trainer in the ATA between July 2022 and June 2023.

One way that we demonstrate our commitment to upholding our professional standards is by renewing and completing the licensing agreement. This ensures our community’s integrity, helps to keep everyone safe and expands our impact.

Regional pre-set discounts available and special bonus until June 30th, 2022.

Research Report

As shared earlier, KRI will be using each of training we run as a laboratory to try out new pedagogy ideas.  We will then share the results with all of you, so we are all learning and improving together (and we also plan to have a wiki-style pedagogy area of our trainer website so this grows to be a peer-to-peer sharing process as well).  The first of these reports, from a Level Two Authentic Relationships course on how we tried to increase the sangat consciousness in the training, can be found here.

Global Meeting for Mentors – Meet Your Fellow Members – Network, Self Reflect, Support

We invite ALL MENTORS to our first Global Mentor Meeting. We honor our experienced mentors’ years of knowledge and skillful practices which will be shared as well as discussions on how different mentoring models can serve the future of the Academy.  Please join us for this historic gathering. We truly believe in the inspiration and value of this worldwide connection.

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Tuesday, June 7th – 2pm – 5pm GMT​ – CLICK to REGISTER NOW – June 7th

7am-10am California / 10am – 1pm New York / 11am – 2pm Brazil / 4pm – 7pm Paris

Wednesday, June 8th – 11pm – 02h GMT CLICK here to REGISTER NOW – June 8th/9th

*Attention to new times of this track

4pm – 7pm California / 7pm – 10m New York / 8pm – 11pm Brazil Thursday June 9th: 6am – 9am Thailand / 7am – 10 am China / 9am – 12am Australia.

Regional Trainer Meetings online in June

This month all of the regions will have a very important Regional Meeting, that will include critical conversations, updates from KRI, and a look at a potential proposal. The primary focus of these meetings will be to take our next collective step forward in applying the previously adopted decision-making Principles and Values, for discussing what to do about our current world-wide trademark, “Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan.” We will use these upcoming regional trainer meetings and the Global Trainer Summit in September to try to avoid getting caught into a divisive, binary, decision-making exercise and instead use our previously agreed upon principles to expand the solution-space, embrace diverse opinions, and strive for creative, heart-centered solution(s) that strengthen our community rather than create more division.

At these Meetings in June, the participants will participate in a process that Just Outcomes assisted the Trainer Forum team in developing, and we truly hope to see you there and keep building together this community.

Please register now!

  • European Trainer Regional Meeting. June 22nd from 5-8 pm Central European Time. Registration Link
  • North America: Wednesday, June 15 from 4-7 pm Central Time. Registration link
  • Latin America: Friday, June 24 from 4-7 pm CDMX; Chile from 5-8 pm; Brazil from 6-9 pm. Registration link
  • Asia/Oceania: Tuesday, June 28 from 7-10 am Beijing; 9 am-12 pm Melbourne; Monday, June 27 from 6-9 pm Central Time USA. Registration link 

July in-person meeting in France

Amrit Singh and Hari Charn Kaur look forward to seeing you at the European Yoga Festival in France and invite you to come to the first in person Trainer Forum! The European Trainer Forum will be held on Friday July 29th at Château de Jambville (the location of the European Yoga Festival) at rue de Tilleuls – 78 440 Jambville – France. Very soon KRI will send you the details of the agenda and the details of housing etc.

SAVE THE DATE – Global ATA Trainer Summit – September 8-12 online

Details will be out in July.  This will be our annual Summit.  Just Outcomes will facilitate the first day.

Register to VOTE in the upcoming SSSC election

All Lead and Professional trainers are automatically registered to vote in the upcoming SSSC elections.  And interns and associates can apply to be voters.  KRI strongly encourages you all to exercise your right to vote!  All remaining deadlines for the 2022 elections will be delayed by 75 days.  Read more details in your language here:

English / Spanish / Portuguese / German / French / Italian / Chinese / Russian

The Certification Committee is looking for a new member

Check out what this committee does, and who is currently a member on this new ATA transparency webpage.  If you are qualified and interested in joining this committee, please email Amrit Singh.