Complaints against the code of conduct of any KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher are taken very seriously. The department of Ethics & Professional Standards is run independently from IKYTA, but for the convenience of our IKYTA members, we have clarified the procedures and processes that we use when there is a complaint about any Code of Conduct or Professional Standards violations.
- Any complaints received by 3HO, KRI, or IKYTA against a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher will be directed to the Executive Director of IKYTA. The Executive Director of IKYTA will notify the CEO of 3HO and the Executive Director of the KRI Aquarian Training Academy.
- The Executive Director of IKYTA shall require the complaint to be written and signed.
- Upon receipt of signed, written complaint, the Executive Director of IKYTA shall send the letter to the Teacher in question. The teacher shall confirm receipt of the Letter of Complaint within 24 hours. The teacher shall send a signed written response within 15 (business) days to the Exective Director of IKYTA.
- If the teacher does not reply in writing within 15 business days, the Executive Director of IKYTA will send a Letter of Warning. If the teacher in question still does not respond, a Notice to Take Action will be sent to the teacher.
- The Exective Director of IKYTA will send the written response of the teacher to the complainant. If the complainant then responds with additional information, that would be sent to the teacher. The Executive Director of IKYTA would ask the complainant what course of action he or she would recommend to be taken. (The Executive Director of IKYTA would clearly let the complainant know that this recommendation would be brought to Ethics and Professional Standards Committee to include in the review, but the Committee would be making a decision independent of this recommendation.)
- After receiving the response from the teacher in questions, the Executive Director of IKYTA or his or her representative may interview persons with information directly related to the complaint, possibly including the teacher in question and the complainant. The EPS may request a face to face interview with the teacher in question.
- All information gathered would be brought to the EPS Committee to review and make a Decision, as to what actions, if any, will be taken. This should take place within 30 to 60 business days, depending upon the scope of the investigation.
- If the teacher is put on probation, suspended, or revoked, any later requests for reinstatement would be based on the reason for the discipline.
- The decision would become final as soon as possible and be communicated in writing to the teacher and the complainant and to other persons set forth in the final Decision.
- The teacher may appeal the final decision and such appeal should be sent in writing to the Executive Director of IKYTA. The Executive Director of IKYTA will submit to the Appeals Committee.
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