May 9, 2022 – Trainer Update

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The yoga world is changing.  We need to adapt.  How can KRI help you do that?  Share your thoughts in our Sutra discussion!

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Trainer Licensing is now OPEN

Please take a moment and relicense now!  You can switch to your language using the dropdown menu at the top-right.


Register to VOTE in the upcoming SSSC election

We are excited that the SSSC Board has opened up the process for Lead and Professional Trainers to be voters in the upcoming election. You automatically qualify to be able to vote if you are a Lead or Professional Trainer.

Please support your community in getting out the vote and expanding the electorate to include people who have been practicing Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for 7 consecutive years.

Ways you can help:
We hope that all Interns and Associates will join the electorate pool! Your voice matters and we want you to vote.

  • Interns & Associates please click here to register to vote and see the election deadlines
  • Send out a message to your community to include your longtime students in the electorate and write recommendations for them
  • For leads and professionals, here is the link to write recommendations for people

KRI’s website is now multi-lingual!

Yes, finally, you can choose your language at the top right hand corner of the main KRI web site!


How can KRI help you?

Most training programs are attracting a lot less students now than they used to.  Share in this online Sutra discussion what you think KRI can do to support your training programs!


Please don’t send in physical Student Packets anymore!

Please email them as digital documents.  If you have any questions, please contact your regional administrator.  Thank you!


KRI 2022 Honorees

You all, the ATA members, have selected Sarabjit Kaur (Spain), Sarb Jit Kaur (Espanola), and Gurudarshan Kaur (Mexico) as our 2022 KRI Outstanding Awardees!  There were 12 amazing nominees – it is truly inspiring the caliber and quality of the teachers in our community.  Congratulations Sarabjit and Sarb Jit, and thank you so much for your years and years of service. You can read about their amazing service (and all the prior recipients) here.


BIPOC affinity group zoom gatherings

KRI is organizing a Monthly Community Gathering for Teachers and Trainers of Color for mutual support and solidarity. Click here to sign up for this meeting on the Third Tuesday of the month at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST., facilitated by Atma Chanan Kaur PhD. Open to all who identify as BIPOC family or person of color.  


April 25, 2022 – Trainer Update

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In-Person Interviews at the European Yoga Festival, and other ways to get involved

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Trainer relicensing

Starting next week you can renew your KRI trainer license.  This will be required for you to be an automatically recognized voter in the upcoming SSSC elections, and is required if you plan to be part of a Level One or Level 2 training team between July 2022 and June 2023. Look for an email with a link to relicense shortly!


Register to VOTE in the upcoming SSSC election

As previously mentioned, all Lead and Professional trainers are automatically registered to vote in the upcoming (August 2022) SSSC elections.  And interns and associates can apply to be voters.  KRI strongly encourages you all to exercise your right to vote! Read more details in your language here:

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


Expanding the Global Advisory Committee

The Global Advisory Committee serves the Academy through visioning the Trainer Summits and by stewarding the process of expansion and change in the Academy through the proposal and voting process. The Committee is currently actively working on the Global Summit in September.  Members are needed from Asia, Oceania, and Europe. KRI will have meetings for these time zones. Please contact Hari Charn Kaur hck@kriteachings.org if you are interested in participating.


Are you a mentor and open to taking on new mentees?

Are you a mentor in the academy who has time and the passion for supporting the development of the next generations of trainers? There are Professionals who are looking for Practicum mentors needing your wisdom and support. There are also applicants needing mentors. There are members of the academy looking for a new mentor. KRI needs your name for we are creating a list of available mentors. If you are open to taking on new mentees, please let Hari Charn Kaur know!


KRI is looking for a part time writer

We are looking for someone 10-15hrs/wk to help write content for our website, emails and social media posts.  Please see a complete job description here.  If you, or anyone you work with, is interested in applying, please email a resume and writing sample to Amrit Vela Kaur Ramos.


BIPOC affinity group zoom gatherings

Have you ever asked (or been asked) why BIPOC people are drawn to each other and feel comfortable gathering with each other? Twenty years ago, African American Beverly Tatum wrote the book, “Why All The Black Kids Sit Together at the Cafeteria? A National Bestseller that spurred dialogue of what’s really important to people whose voices have not been heard before. We want to listen to those voices today, and learn how to bridge the gap so that we all feel validated, heard and seen across our yoga trainings and classes. 

  • Monthly Community Gathering for Trainers/Teachers of Color; a group support meeting for teachers/trainers in the community who have been underrepresented and self-identify as persons of color for mutual support and solidarity. Click here for more information and to sign up for this meeting on the Third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 MT; 4 pm EST; 7 pm Togo, Africa; 9:00 Paris, France, Berlin, Germany, & South Africa, 5:00 am Sidney, Australia.

White-Bodied affinity group zoom gatherings

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences,” Audre Lorde

In these times when polarization is everywhere, we can use our yogic knowledge to further the creation of a truly welcoming Kundalini Yoga community, where we can truly find The One not by minimizing our differences, but embracing and understanding them. What would it take to collectively create an environment of equality and validation and explore the themes and steps toward a more inclusive yoga community? Developing the muscle to discuss identities, intersections and our various privileges is a way that we can value and support our diverse global perspectives. At KRI we want to encourage White-Bodied people to gather together and explore books, videos, and links to educate oneself and become versed in holding space for others, honoring and celebrating our differences. 

  • Monthly Community Gathering for White-Bodied/Light Skin Trainers & Teachers; a group support meeting for teachers/trainers in the community to explore whiteness as a dominant paradigm and the impact of privilege in our yoga Kundalini world. Click here for more information and to sign up for this meeting on the Third Tuesday of the month, starting Wednesday, May 18th, 11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MT & Central times; 2 pm EST/New York, USA; 5 pm Togo, Africa; 7:00 pm Paris, France, Berlin, Germany, & South Africa, 4:00 am Sidney, Australia.
  • Here is another resource along these lines that considers intersectionality, privilege & race; Unpacking the Privilege Knapsack and one for storytelling and holding space for each other – https://aminatacairo.com.

April 11, 2022 – Trainer Update

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Reparations Program Announced

The following statement from the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation and all our affiliated organizations is being shared on our continuing work to acknowledge and learn from the various experiences of harm shared by current and former members, and to heal our global community.  To read the Acknowledgment, Apology and Reparations Plan Announcement, please click below. 

KRI hopes to have another letter to share in our next trainer update with additional support specifically for you as trainers.


Kundalini Beyond Borders

Kundalini Beyond Borders is an initiative by KRI & IKYTA to provide grants to KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers who are bringing Kundalini Yoga to an underserved population. KRI is committed to ensuring that any person who wishes to experience Kundalini Yoga has access, feels welcome, and feels safe in the practice. This grant program is designed to support this commitment by providing grants to teachers expanding the impact of Kundalini Yoga into those populations with limited or no access currently.

You can read more about this great program here.  And if you are currently doing work, or planning to, that could fit the criteria for these grants, you can apply here.


New resources on the KRI website for you and your students

A simple description of the Three Levels of Aquarian Teacher program, with links to the worldwide trainer and program directory to promote your trainings, how to recognize a KRI training, and the benefits of KRI certification.


BIPOC affinity group zoom gatherings

KRI is organizing a Monthly Community Gathering for Teachers and Trainers of Color for mutual support and solidarity. Click here to sign up for this meeting on the Third Tuesday of the month starting April 19th, 2022, 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST., facilitated by Atma Chanan Kaur PhD. Open to all who identify as BIPOC family or person of color.


April 4, 2022 – Trainer Update

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The importance of the Naad, Community and Seva!

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New Code of Ethics is approved and ready for you to use in your Level One trainings!

We will be adding the new Code of Ethics to the Aquarian Teacher textbook, but for now you can find it on the KRI website here.


Kundalini Beyond Borders

Kundalini Beyond Borders is an initiative by KRI & IKYTA to provide grants to KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers who are bringing Kundalini Yoga to an underserved population. KRI is committed to ensuring that any person who wishes to experience Kundalini Yoga has access, feels welcome, and feels safe in the practice. This grant program is designed to support this commitment by providing grants to teachers expanding the impact of Kundalini Yoga into those populations with limited or no access currently.

You can read more about this great program here.  And if you are currently doing work, or planning to, that could fit the criteria for these grants, you can apply here.


BIPOC affinity group zoom gatherings

KRI is organizing a Monthly Community Gathering for Teachers and Trainers of Color for mutual support and solidarity. Click here to sign up for this meeting on the Third Tuesday of the month starting April 19th, 2022, 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST., facilitated by Atma Chanan Kaur PhD. Open to all who identify as BIPOC family or person of color.


KRI Staff also being in the ATA

KRI has many staff members who are also members of the Aquarian Trainer Academy. Some of them also serve as translators for programs around the globe. You may have opportunities to work with them in many different settings which KRI hopes will enrich everyone’s experience. And much the same way that Hari Charn Kaur and Amrit have traveled and occasionally served in different programs with no conflict of interest, KRI feels that the administrators can also serve in many different roles – being open to support all program equally, and being recused in certain circumstance if needed. We are open to any concerns or feedback you have about any of the KRI team and how we serve. 


Upcoming eLearning Courses

Click below to find out more!

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March 21, 2022 – Trainer Update

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SSSC voting and 2022 KRI Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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Upcoming SSSC elections

As previously mentioned, all Lead and Professional trainers areautomatically registered to vote in the upcoming (August 2022) SSSC elections. And interns andassociates can apply to be voters. KRI strongly encourages you all to exercise your right to vote!

Read more details in your language here:

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


2022 KRI Outstanding Achievement Award

As part of KRI’s efforts to increase the communityparticipation, we held open nominations this year for the KRI Outstanding Achievement Award.The honoree or honorees will be chosen by YOU–the members of the ATA! Read about the nominees in your language using the links below. And then vote for who you’d like to see recognized in this way here

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


Coming VICE documentary

We’ve received word that the VICE program, “True Believers”,featuring the SSSC and 3HO, will begin airing on 11 April 2022. While we have not yet seen the show ourselves, sources have indicated that the coverage of our organizationsand the practiceof Kundalini Yogais likely to be slanted and may paintan unbalanced picture of our communityand practices. We have prepared some basic information here to assist you, if needed, in dealing with the impact of this program.


Global Meditation to project for peace

We encourage everyone to be chanting the “Sat Narayan Wahe Guru, Hari Narayan Sat Nam” mantra to project for the end to all wars around the globe. 

3HO Europe has organized a daily online practice that anyone can join via their website


More transparency

At your request, KRI has a new webpage that describes the standing committees, how you can participate, links to previous meeting notes, etc. Check it out here.


Diversity Equity & Inclusion

KRI’s goal is to have our Level One graduates, members of the ATA, KRI’s staff and KRI’s board of directors to be fully representative of the communities we serve – and that means representative across all dimensions (such as race, gender and sexual identity, geography, socio-economic status, education level, etc.). We aren’t there yet, and so we need to keep inquiring about why. Why are there so few trainers of color? Why are the percentages of Level 1 graduates of color less than in the broader community? Until we can understand and address these issues, we won’t be as effective as we need to be in sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. A piece of this is our annual demographic survey – which will be part ofthe trainer licensing process this summer.


Upcoming eLearning Courses

Click below to find out more!

https://www.ssscorp.org/sangat-forums.html

The SSSC is hosting an open Community Forum event, with 2 sessions, March 25th and 27th

Especially with Lead and Professional trainers now able to automatically vote in the upcoming SSSC board elections, learn more about what’s happening, and voice your opinions. Read more about it, find the meeting details, and links to register here.

March 7, 2022 – Trainer Update

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Praying for Peace and KRI is turning 50 years old

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Global Meditation to project for peace

We encourage everyone to be chanting the “Sat Narayan Wahe Guru, Hari Narayan Sat Nam” mantra to project for the end to all wars around the globe. 

3HO Europe has organized a daily online practice that anyone can join via their website


Reminder of the L2 Manuals International Distribution Policy

In October 2019 a new policy governing the distribution of L2 manuals in the English language and the available translation was approved. Its implementation for the L2 English manuals started by February 2020. You can read the complete Policy in HERE.

Copyright info: The Level One and Level Two manuals are copyrighted materials managed by KRI. This means that any reproduction, transmission and distribution of these materials – including photocopying or recording – without formal and written agreement constitutes copyright violation, so please do not email students PDF copies (even though this is how the Level 2 manuals used to be done)!

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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

We continue to look at our welcoming nature, how to be more welcoming and inclusive to communities of color around the world. As a global community, this is a complex but much needed exploration.  Our 2nd annual ATA demographic survey will be held as part of the relicensing process this June; measuring how diverse are we and how can we grow in our awareness. Please take the time when you relicense to thoughtfully review this survey and answer the questions. 

If you would like to be part of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee, please contact atmachanan@kriteachings.org.


Upcoming eLearning courses in January

Click below to find out more!


Circle Facilitation Training

Just Outcomes will be leading 4 different 3.5hr training sessions in Circle Facilitation in March.  One of the intentions of offering this, is to help build the capacity of leaders and community members to support compassionate reconciliation in the work that they do and that we continue to do all together. 


The SSSC is hosting an open Community Forum event, with 2 sessions, March 25th and 27th

Especially with Lead and Professional trainers now able to automatically vote in the upcoming SSSC board elections, learn more about what’s happening, and voice your opinions. 

Read more about it, find the meeting details, and links to register here

February 7, 2022 – Trainer Update

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The amazingness of what we are offering, and the importance of pedagogy – ATA being the premier place to improve your skills and share with other trainers.

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Regional Meetings Dates and Registration

Here are the dates for the Trainer Regional Meetings. Please save the date in your calendar and register today.  You can register for more than one meeting if you want.

  • NORTH AMERICA

February, 9th (Wednesday) from 5pm to 8pm (Eastern) / 2pm to 5 pm (Pacific)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-qgqjIuE9TOETS9LbZu7n0vPesAUfNf

  • ASIA

February, 22nd (Tuesday) from 7:00am to 10:00am (Beijing Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-mvrDgtHtZXMbe2Nzqt4k4Draoa9x2G

  • EUROPE

February, 11th (Friday) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CET)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc–ppjsqGtDIDPuEpeZX4yck0NeGhpf7

  • LATIN AMERICA

February, 11th (Friday) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm  (Argentina/Brazil/Chile Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdemppzotGN2Q3_Ye5JaWHvFdH7RYPpUO


The SSSC is hosting an open Community Forum event, with 2 sessions, March 25th and 27th

Especially with Lead and Professional trainers now able to automatically vote in the upcoming SSSC board elections, learn more about what’s happening, and voice your opinions. 

Read more about it, find the meeting details, and links to register here


Wanting to Qualify as a Level 2 Trainer?

KRI is looking to make sure our training courses serve the ATA by offering opportunities, especially if you have limited access to participating in Level 2 trainings.

  • If you would like to qualify as a Level 2 trainer (module by module) by participating on a KRI training team, or
  • If you are already a Level 2 lead and are interested in leading a KRI program,

Please email: level2@kriteachings.org


Upcoming eLearning courses in January

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January 24, 2022 – Trainer Update

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Watch Amrit’s weekly video here – Several community engagement happenings

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Regional Meetings Dates and Registration

Here are the dates for the Trainer Regional Meetings. Please save the date in your calendar and register today.  You can register for more than one meeting if you want.

  • NORTH AMERICA

February, 9th (Wednesday) from 5pm to 8pm (Eastern) / 2pm to 5 pm (Pacific)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-qgqjIuE9TOETS9LbZu7n0vPesAUfNf

  • ASIA

February, 22nd (Tuesday) from 7:00am to 10:00am (Beijing Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-mvrDgtHtZXMbe2Nzqt4k4Draoa9x2G

  • EUROPE

February, 11th (Friday) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CET)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc–ppjsqGtDIDPuEpeZX4yck0NeGhpf7

  • LATIN AMERICA

February, 11th (Friday) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm  (Argentina/Brazil/Chile Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdemppzotGN2Q3_Ye5JaWHvFdH7RYPpUO


Wanting to Qualify as a Level 2 Trainer?

KRI is looking to make sure our training courses serve the ATA by offering opportunities, especially if you have limited access to participating in Level 2 trainings.

  • If you would like to qualify as a Level 2 trainer (module by module) by participating on a KRI training team, or
  • If you are already a Level 2 lead and are interested in leading a KRI program,

Please email: level2@kriteachings.org


Vital Source access issue

KRI has heard of a few trainers being locked out of their VitalSource accounts (for access to the digital versions of the Level One and Level Two teacher training manuals) for “suspicious activity.” 

If this happens to you, you will have to contact VitalSource directly to regain access.  We aren’t 100% sure what is causing it, but it may be attempts to print the entire book. 


Compassionate Reconciliation Update

This important process is still ongoing, and KRI is participating.  They are sending out updates every 2 weeks, and you can sign up on their website to regularly receive these. 

Here is their latest update, with some important announcements.


White Tantric Courses are starting up again

Workshops are currently scheduled in Phoenix – March 12 and Mexico City – May 24.

You can check out their website for details www.whitetantricyoga.com.


SSSC Job opening

The SSSC is currently seeking to hire a Meeting & Project Manager. This is a full-time, remote position.

Link to job description and application: https://kiitcompany.applytojob.com/apply/yH130zbcrC/Meeting-Project-Manager


COVID safety

KRI wants all of you, and your students to remain healthy and safe. Back in 2020 we compiled some Kundalini Yoga tips for you and your students, which you can access again in English here. See below for translated versions.

We also urge you to follow your local COVID health laws and guidelines when running your teacher trainings.

We hope more and more of us can hold safe in-person trainings again in 2022!

中文 | Español​ | Français | Deutsche | Italiano | Português | Pусский


Upcoming eLearning courses in January

KRI Book release

Join us for a FREE Webinar to Meet the Authors of Cultivating Happiness, Resilience, and Well-Being Through Meditation, Mindfulness, and Movement A Guide for Educators. 

Wednesday, January 19th @7-8 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Bhajan’s Yoga: The Roots and Context of KYATBYB with Rob Zabel, MA ERYT-500. 

Live Session; Saturday, January 29th @ 8-10 am Pacific Time (Los Angeles); 15:00 GMT (London) FREE and keep replay for 72 hours or purchase the recording for $30 after 72 hours.


January 10, 2022 – Trainer Update

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New Year’s greeting

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Regional Meetings Dates and Registration

Here are the dates for the Trainer Regional Meetings. Please save the date in your calendar and register today.  You can register for more than one meeting if you want.

  • NORTH AMERICA

February, 9th (Wednesday) from 5pm to 8pm (Eastern) / 2pm to 5 pm (Pacific)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-qgqjIuE9TOETS9LbZu7n0vPesAUfNf

  • ASIA

February, 22th (Tuesday) from 7:00am to 10:00am (Beijing Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-mvrDgtHtZXMbe2Nzqt4k4Draoa9x2G

  • EUROPE

February, 11th (Friday) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (CET)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc–ppjsqGtDIDPuEpeZX4yck0NeGhpf7

  • LATIN AMERICA

February, 11th (Friday) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm  (Argentina/Brazil/Chile Time)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdemppzotGN2Q3_Ye5JaWHvFdH7RYPpUO


Level 3 Melas in 2022

KRI is providing SIX options for you to participate in a Mela this year.

  • GLOBAL MELA IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE (Online)

February 18-20, 2022 (Application Open until January 10th) (Registration for Returning Cohorts)

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA MELA in English (In-Person, only for New Cohort)

March 18-20, 2022 (Application Open until January 10th)

  • NORTH AMERICA MELA in English (In-person, Espanola – NM)

June 12-14, 2022

  • EUROPE MELA in English, with translations if enough participants (In-person, Fondjouan – FRANCE)

July 26-28, 2022

  • CHINA MELA in Chinese (In-person, Kunming)

November 4-6, 2022

  • GLOBAL MELA IN ENGLISH (Online)

November 17-19, 2022


Decision making principles

In this link, you can see the results of our recent poll about decision-making principles. The results show that all Values are important (An average above four). However, seven of the principles need more discussion; because they received more than 2 “I can not live with this principle,” or more than 4 “I can not live” + “I dislike.” Those 7 Principles are in Orange in the Document.

KRI is committed to listening to all voices, and we are creating an opportunity for discussion – especially for those of you who disagree with some suggested principles.

If you are one of those who have concerns or strongly disagree with any principle(s), please write your reasons to us (hck@kriteachings.org) and/or register for a meeting with the Global Advisory Committee on Feb 9, 2022 10:00 AM Mountain Time

Once we finalize those principles, we will focus on how to use them for decision-making. Thank you to you all who are contributing to this process.


Updates about the relationship between KRI and the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation (SSSC)

As you hopefully know, a small committee has been meeting to discuss the concerns voiced by the ATA community about the relationship between KRI and our “parent” corporation, the Siri Singh Sahib Corp.  Please see this update for more information on this relationship, including the news that all Professional and Lead trainers will be automatically able to vote in the upcoming SSSC board elections (with interns and associates able to apply to be able to vote).


Reminder – nominate someone as a potential KRI 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. 

If you know of anyone (trainer or not) who has served the promulgation of Kundalini Yoga, please nominate them at the bottom of this webpage.   KRI will bring the nominations to the ATA to vote as to who the 2022 recipient(s) will be!


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

We’re calling for new members of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to join us to steer tasks and projects oriented to making KRI a more inclusive community. We hope to bring a fresh perspective to the global community that we already are, and we are open to receive creative proposals, bringing together trainers and from all our participating communities. Please write to Atma Chanan at atmachanankaur@gmail.com if you’re interested and/or if you have ideas that might serve this committee. Thanks! We appreciate your input.  


Upcoming eLearning courses in January

  • KRI Book release

Join us for a FREE Webinar to Meet the Authors of Cultivating Happiness, Resilience, and Well-Being Through Meditation, Mindfulness, and Movement A Guide for Educators. 

Wednesday, January 19th @7-8 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Live Session; Saturday, January 29th @ 8-10 am Pacific Time (Los Angeles); 15:00 GMT (London) FREE and keep replay for 72 hours or purchase the recording for $30 after 72 hours.


December 13, 2021 – Trainer Update

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Shifting focus on KRI’s trainings to pedagogy research and to supporting newer trainers; and Mastery of the True Self book – 54 kriyas, 27 of which have never been published before, great for your more serious students, support for them improving their discipline.

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TTEC follow-up

The Academy has voted to approve Proposals #1 and #2 – the simplification of the ATA paperwork and the restructuring of the roles of Inters, Associates and Professionals in the Academy. 

The Draft new Code of Ethics was vetoed by a few trainers, and so additional conversations will happen with them in January.  Once the next steps are clear for that proposal, you will be informed. 

Find the full voting results here.

As for the ATA changes, Hari Charn Kaur and Siri Sahib Singh along with the Professional Development Committee have begun the plan on how to implement them.  At the Regional Meetings in February we will discuss the plan with members of the Academy and begin to implement in March.  If you need help with an urgent situation regarding the new structure and policy please write to Hari Charn Kaur at hck@kriteachings.org. Thank you


Decision making principles

Thank you to all of the trainers who gave input into the Principles.  We are now working with Just Outcomes on the next steps on how we will apply these principles to moving towards important decisions in the Academy and will have updates for you in the new year.


Regional Trainer Meetings

Last week a dedicated email went out to all trainers with detailed info about upcoming regional trainer meetings, trainer forums, and global summits. 

If you have any questions, please email Siri Sahib Singh

The Survey below is designed for you to pick the date and time for the first 2022 ATA Regional Meetings in February. Please click on the Button, go to the region(s) you will attend, and mark ALL the times that work for you:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCXNJFL


IMPORTANT REMINDER – L2 LEADS

Level 2 leads, please make sure you remind students in your Level 2 programs that they must spread out the 5 modules over a minimum of 2 years!  With so many Level 2 programs being online and hence easily accessible, we are seeing more students applying for their Level 2 Practitioner certificates with all 5 modules completed too quickly!

READ here the Certification Policy


Reminder – nominate someone as a potential KRI 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient.

If you know of anyone (trainer or not) who has served the promulgation of Kundalini Yoga, please nominate them at the bottom of this webpage.  

KRI will bring the nominations to the ATA to vote as to who the 2022 recipient(s) will be!


E-Learning

Thank you ALL Trainers for your contributions in the E-Learning Center courses in these past 2 years! We continue to invite you to participate and share your wonderful knowledge and area of specialty, as we grow our offerings. If you would like to present a course please write to japa@kriteachings.org.

During the month of December, we have a special 30% discount on all courses!


Upcoming courses in January:

  • KRI Book release

Join us for a FREE Webinar to Meet the Authors of Cultivating Happiness, Resilience, and Well-Being Through Meditation, Mindfulness, and Movement A Guide for Educators. 

Wednesday, January 19th @7-8 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Live Session; Saturday, January 29th @ 8-10 am Pacific Time (Los Angeles); 15:00 GMT (London) FREE and keep replay for 72 hours or purchase the recording for $30 after 72 hours.


Career Opportunity at the Office of Ethics & Professional Standards (EPS)

EPS has opened recruitment for a new full time remote position, “Grievance Enquiry Lead (GEL)”.

This individual will lead each Grievance Enquiry Planning Team and be the primary individual conducting investigations/interviews for complaints submitted to EPS, KRI, 3HO-IKYTA, and SDI. While the grievance procedure will be the primary role, the GEL will also be involved in various EPS outreach and educational initiatives. This position presents an opportunity for an interesting, challenging, and rewarding career working in tandem with our sister non-profits (KRI-3HO-IKYTA-SDI) to address concerns, helping to build more ethical communities around the world, and playing an important role in helping to expand the reach of EPS via educational and communication initiatives.

EPS encourages qualified members of the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy, the SDI Ministry, and our worldwide Kundalini Yoga/Sikh Dharma communities to apply. For details and to apply, see:


Have a Super Happy Holiday Season and New Year!

This will be the last trainer update email for 2021. 

Everyone at KRI send you a lot of love and blessings, and we’ll see you and talk to you again in the New Year!