Yoga is all about unity and Oneness. But we can’t get there by denying our differences – especially when we come from a privileged group. Are we willing to educate ourselves in what it means to have an inclusive language in our classes, trainings, and events?
Kundalini Yoga gives us the awareness and the inner wisdom to know what needs to be done. The world needs leadership from all of us. We are grateful for these teachings that give us strength and determination to take our practice off the mat and out into the world. We need to make Kundalini Yoga welcoming to underrepresented practitioners – and learning these skills among yogis have been shown to help. Many teachers and trainers are already integrating these tools in their teaching.
Sometimes looking at our own biases and the spaces where we fall short can be difficult but also lead to great transformation and self-growth. The more comfortable we feel with ourselves and others, the better prepared we would be to create inclusive and welcoming environments in Kundalini Yoga, and in our world.
In our mission to serve humanity, KRI is committed to embodying and cultivating a community that is inclusive and welcoming to a diversity of voices, lifestyles and practices around Kundalini Yoga, through creating a genuine community that is focused on mutual respect, accessibility, and awareness.
- That all people feel welcome and that they belong to our KRI community.
- That students graduating from our Level One Teacher trainings are racially, geographically, gender, economically, sexual preference diverse and reflect the local demographics of their region.
- That KRI’s board, staff and teacher trainers are racially, geographically and gender diverse.
- That our trainings and events are accessible to people across all intersections around the globe.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Invitation and Information
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON INCLUSIVE
LANGUAGE AND OTHER RESOURCES
Tables & PDF’s | Books | Movies
Radio Programs & Podcasts | Articles | Blogs
NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION
E-Learning Center Courses | IKYTA Videos
Sikh Dharma Blogs
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Kundalini Beyond Borders | Fundraising
Already Funded SEVA Projects