May 22, 2023 – Trainer Update

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Grant winners, upcoming policy vote on how to qualify as a Level 2 trainer, and why KRI is focused on expanding our diversity.

Kundalini Beyond Borders winners

KRI and IKYTA are super excited by this year’s grant winners in our joint Kundalini Beyond Borders program!  And this year there are a few trainers receiving these cash awards.  Take a look at the programs that were awarded grants and be inspired!  Congratulations to them, and a huge thank you to them and to all of you who are working to bring Kundalini Yoga to underserved populations!  The world needs these practices, and we are all working together to find creative ways to get it to them.

Amendments to the Level Two trainer pathway

The Professional Development Committee has worked on the feedback from Regional Meetings and has rewritten the proposal. One of the suggestions that most appeared in the conversations was a difficulty to understand the pathway as a whole in the light of the changes. Therefore, we’ve worked to write a new document in the format of a policy – a New L2 Trainer Pathway, so every trainer in the Academy is clear on what they are voting for.  If you have questions or need clarification, post on the Sutra Circle related to this Proposal or write to [email protected]. The voting will be open in two weeks.

CLICK to READ the Proposal

Trainer Summits

It was great to be together on Zoom with you, having deep and heartfelt conversations regarding our Locals and Globals Communities, and how we (teachers, trainers and institutions) can continue to develop the best possible service. Find in this link the notes from those conversations.

Congratulations to new Mentors!

As part of our new Mentor Development Program, we will be announcing all the newly confirmed Mentors in these Trainer Update emails.  We are very, very happy to share with you this list of recent Mentors. If you have any questions about the Mentor Development Program (which is open to Lead and Professional Trainers!), please reach out to Dev Atma Kaur ([email protected]).  

The newly approved Mentors are: Mantra Simran Kaur (USA), Manshant Kaur (Australia), Guru Preet Kaur (Netherlands), Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Italy), Satya Kaur (Thailand), Dharamjot Kaur (China), Sat Hari Kaur (USA), and Kaivalya (Taiwan).

In-Person Trainer Forums at Summer Solstice and the European Yoga Festival!

We will have the blessing to be together for an in person Trainer Forum at Ram Das Puri (USA) on June 15, 2023. After three years of gathering online, we really hope to meet you there.


We will also gather on August 4th & 5th at Château Jambville (France) and registration will open soon. Please arrange your travel accordingly.

Tribute to Seva Kaur (Norway)

With a heavy heart, we share the news that Seva Kaur Khalsa passed away in her sleep in the early morning of May 12th. Read her daughter’s message and the invitation to contribute to her memorial page HERE.

Renew your Trainer License!

The renewal process for all ATA Trainers has started.

Check your email for a detailed communication on it! More information over the Two-Step Renewal Process HERE


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