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.
KRI’s Diveristy, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Mission:
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.
KRI’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Goals:
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 are diverse and reflect the local demographics. And that KRI’s board, staff, and teacher trainers are racially, geographically, and gender diverse, and that our trainings and events are accessible to people across all intersections.