December 11, 2023 – Trainer Update

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Updates on the 2 proposals being considered.

Level One Requirement for an Intensive Meditation Day

The feedback from the recent trainer meetings, and on Sutra, was pretty overwhelming (though of course not unanimous!) in its support for our current policy.  Therefore, the curriculum committee is withdrawing the proposal to change the requirement. The discussions also pointed out that the current policy is not clearly worded.  So the curriculum committee worked on this newly worded policy document.  This is NOT a change to our policy, simply an improvement in how it’s communicated.  Please refer to this new wording, and let us know if you have any questions.  The updated L1 certification requirements form is available as well.

Level Three is thriving!

2023 had great results. This year we successfully ran 3 Melas with new cohorts joining in each of them. There were also some people certifying and some amazing Seva Projects, which you can see on our Seva webpage.  Overall, we had 54 returning participants and 37 new Level 3 students. Next year’s dates are set, and we will be accepting applications as of January 2024, please visit our website:

Please join us and share with your students!  For more information, contact Inderjot Kaur at [email protected].

First Ever Kundalini Yoga Research Symposium

This coming February, KRI is very proud to be organizing the first ever Symposium on Kundalini Yoga: Scientific Research and Applications for Health and Therapy.  Because you trainers are the core of KRI, we are offering this event to you for FREE. You can register with the coupon “RESYM” for this online event, February 10th.  This global online event brings together leading experts in the field of Kundalini Yoga to explore the latest developments in Kundalini Yoga and its potential applications for healing, well-being and therapy. The symposium will feature a range of presentations and discussions, covering topics such as the neuroscience of Kundalini Yoga, the use of Kundalini Yoga in a variety of populations and settings, including addiction treatment, trauma recovery, teaching in schools, among others.  

Read more detail about the program and all the presenters here.

In Person Trainer Forum at Winter Solstice

All is prepared for our next Trainer Forum at Winter Solstice in Florida that starts next week on December 15th at 3:30 pm. If you are coming to Winter Solstice please join us! You are still on time to register here. Contact Ravi Prem Kaur at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Planning Ahead for 2024 Trainer Meetings

During 2024, we will have two opportunities to be Globally gathered online as Sangat of ATA Trainers; several opportunities to gather in person in different regions and  local online meetings with trainers of your country only. Through all these meetings, we have the chance to stay connected among Trainers Locally and Globally and bring the Sangat experience alive; keep deepening in our Professional Development as Trainers and have first-hand information and experiences with the KRI Team. Please, save the dates and join us. Remember as well that participating in these meetings at least once every 2 years is part of the requirements to move forward into the Academy. Looking forward to meeting with you Online and In Person!

  • Trainer Forum, March 2024, in-person, Santiago-Chile
  • Trainer Meeting, April 2024, in-person, Buenos Aires-Argentina
  • Global Summit, April, online.
    • April 20-21: Asia-Oceania & Europe/Russia/Middle East/Africa
    • April 27 & 28: South – North America & Europe/Russia/Middle East/Africa
  • Trainer Forum, Mid-May, close to Tantric, in-person, Mexico City-Mexico
  • Trainer Forum, Mid-June, in-person, Ram Das Puri in Española. Just prior to Summer Solstice
  • Trainer Forum, Early August, in-person, Jambville, France. Just prior to EYF. 
  • Regional Trainer Meetings, October 2024, online.

Trainer Store Migration to the KRI Store

We are working on the full migration of the Trainer Discount store to the main KRI store, which should be completed early next year. All active ATA Trainers will have access to the restricted teacher training material, using their ATA Trainer account on the KRI website. If you need to grant that access to a Program Administrator to order manuals for your courses, please FILL OUT THIS SIMPLE ONLINE FORM, so this membership can be processed.

ATA Admin Corner

Meet below the ATA Admin corner, a place where we plan to leave important information always in hand!

Meet the ATA Regional Administrators

Renew your ATA Trainer License – 2023 – 2024

Check out the new  Pedagogy Project  section of our website – a place for trainers to share with one another best practices and pedagogy tools for each L2 Module, and every part of the Level 1 program.

A precious experience in the ATA pathway is to support and inspire your peers. Are you available to participate in a Lead or Professional INTERVIEW PROCESS? Click and Let us know! 

Are you an Associate, Professional or Lead and want to become a SPONSOR for an Applicant to the ATA? Are you a MENTOR and available to receive NEW mentees? — Click and Let us know!

Participate in KRI Standing Committees! Your engagement is VERY important.

Find all ATA documents in the Trainer Support Website – ATA Pathway and Program Administration.

Need help on how to use ATA Google Drive documents? See Short video HERE

Useful links to L1 Admin ChecklistL2 Admin Checklist 21 Stages Checklist