KYTA Certification of Specialist Trainings
The KYTA Committee comes up with some interesting developments.
We have been looking at how to build the strength of Kundalini Yoga in the UK and working on finding ways to support you all further as teachers. KYTA has spent several months deliberating how to support teachers moving forward in their specialist areas of teaching.
This discipline allows many specialisations but now that gyms, prisons, rehabs and other teaching spaces are getting more and more concerned about insurance and qualifications we have decided that the way forward is to create KYTA Certifications for Specialist Trainings.
IKYTA and KRI do not certify anything beyond Levels 1 & 2 Teacher Training, but there are now many areas where the teachings have expanded into their own specialised topic. In an effort to create good standards and to give you specialist certification qualifications, which will in turn expand your teaching and insurance options, KYTA now invites submissions for courses.
(This is a work in progress and KYTA reserves the right to adjust the requirements as the need arises.) These courses would have minimum standards:
KYTA Certification of Specialist Trainings - Requirements for teachers wishing to set up a course:
- Level 1 KRI Teacher Training certificate to be held by participant unless dispensation given by KYTA UK in which case If the participants are new to KY they would be required to attend a one day induction to KY and Yogi Bhajan so that they start the training course with a set minimum understanding of what Yogi Bhajan delivered. This would be an extra day added on to the course and will be standardised by KYTA.
- To be based around the teachings of Yogi Bhajan
- 60 hours minimum teaching and practice
- Sadhana to be offered as part of the course but not essential for certification
- Vegetarian food for the duration of the course
- The course cannot be a series of one day workshops, the course would be held over a number of weekends or a week. It would be three 3 day weekends, four 2 day weekends or a week long intensive residential.
- An exam is compulsory. The exam would be submitted to KYTA along with all other aspects of the proposed course. The certificate would be earned not given just for attendance.
- A handbook must be produced to go with the course.
- Certificates would either be issued by or stamped by KYTA.
- A license fee per course participant would be paid to KYTA for the ability to gain the certification.
- All courses applying for certification would have to be overviewed by KYTA or a chosen representative for the topic. If changes are made to subsequent courses, the course would be re-submitted for approval for KYTA certification.
We, the KYTA Committee, hope that you can see the potential for growth within this new offer and look forward to doing all that we can to help you spread the teachings.
KYTA UK Chair
KYTA Certification of Specialist Trainings:
Starchild Yoga Teacher Training, Kundalini Yoga for Children
The Mother's Journey, Kundalini Yoga for Pregnancy
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