Apply to Teach at KYFA 2019

****Teacher applications for the Kundalini Yoga Festival Australasia 2019 are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied, we will be in touch soon ****

 

 

Kundalini Yoga workshops make up a major part of the festival experience. We invite all teachers to come to our event, and we know that there are so many wonderful and dedicated teachers out there. Whether you teach 7 classes a week or use the teachings to heal family and friends, you are a teacher.  Some teachers come to KYFA to recharge their batteries, some keep a low profile, others run stalls or share their creative talents at the festival bazaar and others really want to plug in and teach during our festival. As teachers, we all come to the festival to serve.

 

 

Whether you’ve taught at KYFA before, or want to apply to teach for the first time, please read through our KYFA Programming Policy below. We’ve made it as transparent as possible. You will find directions on how to apply below too.

 

All teachers elected to teach at the festival must purchase a ticket at the Advance Early Bird rate. 

Our KYFA Programming Policy

Who is invited to teach? There is a list of names of teachers who participated and taught in KYFA 2015 and 2017. All on that list will be invited to re-apply for our next festival in 2019. From past and present, all of those teachers who are interested and apply, will be selected by the KYFA Committee for the 2019 festival program.  All teachers who have taught previously at KYFA will remain on our KYFA Teacher Invitation List, unless they ask us to be removed or if there is an issue with their KYTANZ/IKYTA/KRI membership or standing. In addition, KYFA reserves the right to remove teachers at any time.

Apply to Become a KYFA Teacher

There are several requirements for each applicant that need to be considered, including that they must be a KYTANZ member and taught for at least five years here or overseas.

Applications are reviewed by the KYFA Committee based on 3HO’s EPSS (Ethical, Professional and Spiritual Standards) and the KYFA Committee either accepts or denies the applicant’s entry.

This process ensures that each accepted teacher is ready and qualified to teach at KYFA. Once accepted, applicants are added to our invitation list for future events.

 

New teachers must submit an application (using the application form at the end of this page) in order to be invited to teach at KYFA 2019.

 

If you are eligible to be considered as a candidate to teach at KYFA, the following items describe you:

1) You attended the last KYFA event

2) You are currently actively teaching a Kundalini Yoga class

3) You are a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and your KYTANZ membership is active (if not you can join on the KYTANZ website)

4) It’s been at least 5 years since you began teaching Kundalini Yoga, and you love it!

FAQ.

  • When is the cut off date for Teacher Applications? 30th April

 

  • When are the teaching invitations for KYFA 2019 sent out? Invitation letters go out to previous KYFA teachers 6 months before the KYFA event, approximately in April 2019, if not before.

 

  • Why do we rotate teachers? In the years where more teachers apply than we have teaching spots, we will rotate some teachers off for that year, and put them back on for future events. When someone is rotated off, if you apply the following year, you may be back on the schedule for KYFA. This is to give the wider community opportunity to teach and serve.
  • What are the parameters for deciding who is rotated on/off in a given year? We aim to have a fair representation of both First and Next generation teachers from Australia and abroad, and look to support those teachers who have supported our community over the years. We’ve defined First generation teachers as people who have over 15 years teaching experience. We have extended the program with a full day of yoga, on the Monday. This will mean there will be more teaching spots available on the festival timetable. We look to support a wide selection of teachers and welcome first time teachers, as we believe this gives them a chance to share and participate. The final approval will be the task of the KYFA Committee.
  • Are there other opportunities for teaching? We have other opportunities for teachers who aren’t given a workshop place on the festival program. Some examples are: leading morning Sadhana, evening gong class, sound healing, facilitating Yogi Bhajan video classes and if you’re a musician, there’s plenty of opportunity to showcase your talents too.  If you have any other ideas, feel free to email us and or place your ideas in your application.
  • Who chooses the teachers and does the schedule? The KYFA committee is in charge of the Teacher application process, and making the schedule. We meet several times throughout the year, to review, refine, and agree upon who and where everyone is scheduled.
  • How do we choose where and when to schedule teachers? We rotate the time of day people are scheduled to teach year-to-year, and we also look at the number of people who attended each teachers’ workshop at the festival in previous years to help us schedule them in an appropriate tent space. Audio and visual requirements are also taken into consideration based on tent AV configurations.

 

  • What jeopardizes your chances of being scheduled? The less days and times of day you are available to teach, the more limitations we have in accommodating your request on your application. If there is any issue regarding your teaching status with KRI, KYTANZ, IKYTA or 3HO-EPSS (Ethical, Professional, and Spiritual Standards), you may be denied a teaching opportunity for that year.

How can we do better?

We welcome feedback, ideas, and constructive criticism on how we can do a better job in this area as we move forward. We will always try to respond in a kind and timely manner. Please send us suggestions and feedback 5-6 months before the start of each KYFA event so we have time to review your comments during our next event planning time period. Send your comments to info@kundaliniyogafestival.com.au