SUMMER SOLSTICE TRAINER FORUM
Hacienda de Guru Ram Das, Espanola, New Mexico
June 13 - 14, 2018
Follow Up Report
DAY ONE
 
Welcome & Meditation with the Master
Hari Charn Kaur with Amrit Singh welcomed participants to the Trainer Forum and Nirvair Singh led an opening meditation with the Master (from April 7, 1986 in Los Angeles, California), Facebook Live video here.
Service, Unity, Renewal – a revist of last year’s theme

Service: “Known for Our Service” is a slideshow presentation that highlights numerous inspiring service projects happening around the world by Kundalini Yoga trainers. This presentation will continue to be added to and shown at other trainer forums around the world. Watch the presentation! If you would like to share your service project with KRI go here.

Unity: The Aquarian Trainer Academy of KRI has over 800 members and continues to grow. In this past year Global Decision Making and global discussion have been a major focus. Trainers are working together through Sutra, global forums, and networking.

Renewal: This year KRI focused on the redux of Level One and Level Two. Below is a brief summary of those two projects. Click here to read more.
Peer to Peer check in and meeting
This segment of the Forum is greatly valued by trainers as an opportunity to build networks and relationships.
Workshops
Himat Kaur, IKYTA Association Manager and Jai Gopal Kaur, IKYTA National Association Coordinator presented Connecting Teachers Beyond the Borders of Teacher Training.
Contract Administration Management: A step by step tutorial on Level One Contract submission and management for Professional and Lead Trainer applicants. View PowerPoint presentation here
DAY TWO
Meditation – To Create a Powerful Creative Feeling
This meditation was taught in Chinese by Sangeeta Kaur and translated into English by Sukhmeher Kaur. Click here to get the kriya in multiple languages.
"Spreading the Teachings Worldwide..."
Meet KRI's new translation team, Hari Shabd Kaur and Sat Bhagat Singh of
Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Watch this creative video and be inspired by their work!
Workshops
The Forum featured four workshops. Participants had the choice to decide which workshop they would like to attend. See the list of workshops below or read their descriptions here .
The Power of Call and Response
with Snatam Kaur Khalsa
(co-taught with Sat Kirin Kaur
and Sopurkh Singh)
Improving your Kundalini Yoga Practice: Postures & Pranayamas with Jap Singh Khalsa (Taught in Spanish)
Teaching Teens -
Inspire through Experience
with Jugat Guru Singh Khalsa
Compassionate Inquiry
with Sat Dharam Kaur
Note from Hari Charn Kaur: KRI received feedback on the Compassionate Inquiry Workshop from participants, many of whom were licensed therapists.  We ask trainers to note that some of the skills presented were beyond the scope of practice for a Teacher Trainer and if you have questions please contact KRI.
Library of Teachings presentation and fundraiser

You can watch the Facebook Live video here or read a quick overview of what was covered in the presentation here .



ATA Updates: tutorial presentation and EPS Bill of Rights
  • Watch tutorial video here
  • EPS Bill of Rights in English, coming soon in other languages
  • ATA Bulletin, view here: If you have not yet received these quarterly emails, please write to amrit@kriteachings.org
  • Are you using SUTRA? Join the Academy's online forum conversation
  • New! Specialty Courses in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® can receive the KRI Seal of Approval.  Read more here.
Legacy of Kundalini Yoga
Krishna Kaur and Nirvair Singh facilitated a conversation with trainers about legacy training methodologies. The highlights of this facilitated workshop were:
- “I search and get deeply immersed in the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings ® on a daily basis. What an amazing resource! I always like to share some technology or an insight that has inspired me. In this video, there is a mantra I have never heard,” Nirvair Singh. Follow the link and experience this mantra yourself:
 - Discussion on the mudra for Ramadasa healing meditation
Evaluations
View participant feedback report here.
Thank you all
for your participation and service!