When you start learning about Kundalini Yoga, there are certain things you should expect from the experience. Each student has a set of fundamental rights. Within this quick guide, we will take a look at the rights of every student, which were written by the Office of Ethics & Professional Standards & Conscious Conflict Resolution (EPS).
1. Safe, clean and welcoming class environment
Whenever you attend a class, you can expect it to be safe and clean. These places are also welcoming to all people, regardless of their level or how much they already know.
2. Kindness, respect and honesty
All students of Kundalini Yoga should be treated with these fundamental gestures. You will find that both your teacher and fellow students adopt this attitude. One of the most wonderful things about this experience is the sense of community it brings.
3. Equality, without discrimination
Perhaps one of the most important Kundalini Yoga rights is to be treated equally to all other students. There is no room for discrimination within this practice.
4. Choose where, and with whom, you study Kundalini Yoga
When embarking on your Kundalini Yoga journey, you have the choice of where you study and who you want to study with. Figure out what aligns with your needs. You may want to try out a variety of options before you find out what is right for you.
5. Receive pure teachings of Kundalini Yoga
Regardless of where you choose to study, another of the Kundalini Yoga rights is that you get pure teachings. Your teacher will guide your way on this journey and light the path.
6. To practice at your level
We all come to the world of Kundalini Yoga from a different level. For that reason, you have the right to practice at a comfort level that suits your needs. You should always practice self-care and decide what works for you when engaging in this practice.
7. Professional student-teacher relationship
Once you have chosen a teacher whom you can trust, you can rest assured that the relationship you have will be professional at all times. Your teacher will help you learn the technology of this practice and work at a pace that suits your needs.
8. Freedom from pressure
Your teacher will never put you under personal, financial, sexual, religious, or political pressure. When you are working alongside this trained individual, they will lead the way but will also be respectful of your own personal freedom and beliefs.
9. Open communication
As a Kundalini Yoga student, you have the right to ask open questions and raise any concerns that you may have. You can do so without any fear of ridicule or retaliation. You should feel comfortable to have open, honest communicationat all times.
10. To enjoy the journey!
Needless to say, one of the most important Kundalini Yoga rights is that you can enjoy the journey. When you’re learning more about this enlightening and beautiful practice, you should take joy in every step of the way and feel content with all you learn.