The Kundalini Research Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards for their contributions to the legacy of The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan: Dr. Krishna Kaur Khalsa (USA) and Pritam Pal Singh Khalsa (Latin America).
Dr. Krishna Kaur Khalsa
ainer Academy and her dedication to the legacy of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan(r).
Dr. Krishna Khalsa has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for over 30 years. She studied with the Master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan and became a certified KRI teacher trainer in 1996. Dr. Krishna has enjoyed teaching Kundalini Yoga to hundreds of students in a variety of venues, including work sites, health centers, Boards of Education, and international 3HO Yoga Centers. For the past 15 years, Krishna and her husband, Hari Darshan Singh specialized in training teachers of Kundalini Yoga. As certified Lead trainers, they delivered both Level I and Level II K.R.I. Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Training programs in Toronto, Canada, Sacramento, CA and Reno, NV.
Since 2007, Krishna has voluntarily led the Professional Development team at KRI that helped to develop Trainer standards and quality assurance expectations. This team’s accomplishments include:
Development of a trainer competency model and scaled evaluation
• Designation of competencies by trainer role level and stages of trainer development
• Clarification of roles and responsibilities
• Definition of mentor qualities and creation of a mentoring lead agreement
• Educational online and in-person forums
Dr. Krishna Khalsa is a psychologist and a learning and development specialist. Previously she was the Manager of Training for the Markham Ontario and for 15 years she worked as an employee counselor and senior HR consultant for the City of Toronto in Canada. She currently lives in California where she is the Area Head for Corporate Learning and Development, at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, managing a staff of six trainers.
Pritam Pal Singh Khalsa (Latin America)
Pritam Pal Singh Khalsa has been a student of Yogi Bhajan’s since the early 70s. Originally from Chile, he has served the Latin American community of students, teachers and trainers for many years.
In 1995 he and his wife Ardas Kaur established an ashram in Mexico City and later in Cuernavaca, between 1998 and 2005. His work with 3HO, IKYTA and KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy inspired him to open new Teacher Training programs as a Lead Trainer in Mexico and Argentina since 1998, Chile and Paraguay since 2000, and Uruguay since 2002; counting in total more than a thousand dedicated Kundalini Yoga teachers formed since. …and growing faster every year.
He also collaborated in training trainers and taught in their programs as well: Nam Nidhan Kaur that later expanded in Chile and opened Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and recently Venezuela; Amrit Singh, who expanded Teacher Training throughout Chile. I am currently mentoring the new generation of trainers in several latin countries, trainers which are doing so much service with so much love and devotion!
From 1997 on, I became a natural link between KRI and IKYTA and the local organizations in Latin America, was named The Communicator. I supported their growth and transferred information and policies until Trainers Forums and TT Aquarian Academy formalized itself in the past 5 years. Part of that support was the KRI launch of the new Level II program in Cordoba, Argentina with whose resources, all Level II materials were translated into Spanish.
From 1995 on, with Ardas Kaur, Pritam Pal Singh also developed Tecnologías Sagradas, a company devoted to creating products to further help the expansion of The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan in Latin America. Starting with cassettes and later CDs from 3HO and Sikh Dharma music with translated mantras as tools for students and followed by the Spanish editions of KRI approved books and manuals, and later on subtitled DVD lectures by Yogi Bhajan.
He lives in gratitude to Yogiji, to the Dharma and to the Sangat.
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