If I qualify as a Level 2 Professional Trainer for all 5 modules what happens when I become a Level 1 Lead Trainer?

Any Level 2 module you qualified for as a Level 1 Professional you will still be qualified for as a Level 1 Lead with the addition of being able to contract that module with KRI.

So if you qualified as a Level 2 Trainer for all 5 modules as a Level 1 Professional, you will be immediately qualified as a Level 2 Lead at the time you become a Level 1 Lead.

What is a licensing year? How do I relicense?

All levels/roles of the Academy renew their Trainer License yearly with KRI by completing the Trainer Agreement and paying the relicensing fee. Interns complete the Agreement but do not pay the fee. Each May, usually in the first week, an email reminder will go out to all members of the Academy. There is also a colored banner across each member’s Portal reminding him or her to relicense. The licensing year starts July 1st and ends June 30th the following year. A late fee will be applied after September 1st.

I am not sure of my Trainer Portal password, what can I do?

If you are unsure of your Trainer Portal password, go to the Trainer Portal: trainerportal.kriteachings.org  and add your username, which is your email. The Academy Administrator cannot tell you what your password is, but if you click on “Forgot Password” it will allow you to reset your password. Since the portal is directly linked to the Library of Teachings you will be resetting that password as well. Your new password will be emailed to you.

Why doesn’t my IKYTA membership and or Yoga Alliance membership show in my information on my Portal?

You need to add your own IKYTA membership in your Profile on your Trainer Portal. Click on your photo on top right after you sign in and then click on “View Profile”.

Then select Yoga Associations. Click on “Add Affiliation” and add your IKYTA membership for the year. The insertion of your IKYTA ID is not required but if you have it then insert it. If you pay monthly, do not add an affiliation monthly, please! Just add the information yearly. If you are a Yoga Alliance member, this information can be added here as well. You will need to “Add Affiliation” for these Yoga Associations each year. You cannot edit earlier ones. This way a record of your membership over the years is retained.

How do I qualify as a 21 Stages of Meditation Trainer?

Once you are a Level 1 Professional Trainer you can qualify as a 21 Stages of Meditation Trainer by doing the following.

  • Participate in and complete all 6 days of a 21 Stages of Meditation program
  • Read & study the 21 Stages Trainer Orientation Packet
  • Fill out and submit to KRI the 21 Stages Trainer application
  • Approved as a 21 Stage of Meditation Professional Trainer
  • When you are approved as a Level 1 Lead Trainer you will also be approved as a Lead 21 Stages Trainer.
  • For details and documents go to the Aquarian Trainer Academy page under 21 Stages Trainer

How is Copyright in terms of the International Copyright Protection?

The Copyright Act protects “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” 17 U.S.C.  §102(a).  The Berne Convention, the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), The Marrakesh Treaty and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS Agreement) are treaties that regulates the copyright law internationally.

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection to authors of literary and artistic work, also referred to as “original works of authorship”, fixed in a tangible medium of expression. It provides legal protection to published and unpublished books, poetry, plays, movies, music scores, song recordings, computer software, photographs, paintings, and drawings.

What rights Copyright comprises?

Copyright is a branch of intellectual property. The owner of copyright in a protected work may use the work as he or she wishes, and may prevent others from using it without her/his authorization. The Copyright also regulates the economical and moral rights derived from the production of an original work. The economic rights allow the owner of rights to derive financial reward from the use of his/her works by others. Economic rights include the right of reproduction, rights of public performance, broadcasting, communication to the public and making available and the rights of translation and adaptation. Moral rights include the right of attribution, the right of paternity and the right of integrity. It means the right of being recognized as the author of an original work or a particular form of human expression.

Can I make reproductions of a publications from a hard copy I legally purchased or from a PDF I found on the internet?

PDF files found on some internet websites are mostly copyright infringements. Thus, you should not pass it on to anybody, nor use for reproducing and distributing printed copies. Any reproduction of a KRI publication without formal and written agreement constitutes a copyright violation. If you encounter illegal digital copies of KRI publications shared online, please kindly let us know at translations@kriteachings.org.

Can I copy, print and distribute kriyas, meditations and lectures from Yogi Bhajan – from the Library of Teachings or from one of KRI’s publication – without a formal agreement?

No, that’s not possible. If you need or want to use kriyas, meditations and lectures of Yogi Bhajan on a publication or even on a media platform with commercial purpose, you need first to get a written and formal agreement, also known as a licensing agreement, signed with KRI. For that, please write to HariShabad Kaur at translations@kriteachings.org