The International Teacher’s Forum held on June 15th in New Mexico was amazing! We had over 100 trainers from 12 countries participating. What is very exciting to me is that there were 25 trainers from the younger generation. It is wonderful to see this dynamic group coming up to take the reins!
We met and meditated together, merging in a vibrant group consciousness. The topic that resonated the most was “Global Decision Making and Governance – Building the Academy and Teacher Training Program Together”. Yes, for sure this has been a long time coming. We broke into very productive working groups on this topic, focusing on how to bring all voices into the ATA. Stay tuned for more on this topic as the results of the discussion gets processed.
Other topics that resonated with the group mind were, Welcoming LGBT students into Teacher Training, Grassroots Outreach – making Kundalini Yoga available to underserved areas, and Ethics for Trainers – building a Students Bill of Rights.
If you missed it this year, look for a Teacher’s Forum in your area – there may be one! And if not, be sure to join us next year. The Teacher’s Forum will always be the two days right before Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration.