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What to Expect
"Kundalini yoga is... something you do everyday. White Tantric you do once in a while. As you drive the car everyday and you are okay, you go to the office, go to work, go shopping. But once in a while you take it through the car wash and the brushes, you know—and they use water, they brush, they wax and they clean it all out, it comes out new. That's the difference."
White Tantric Yoga® is done in pairs as a group meditation. Participants sit facing a partner and follow instructions for meditation given on previously recorded videos by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan. Participants often arrive with partners although many others find partners at the start of the workshop. Each day consists of six to eight kriyas, each one 31 or 62 minutes long, with short breaks or lunch in between.
A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate White Tantric Yoga®. The facilitator's role is one of ensuring the methodology given by Yogi Bhajan is carried out, and helping participants maximize their experience.
Each White Tantric Yoga® experience is unique. The kriya may be done silently or chanting aloud, eyes may be open, looking at the partner or closed, and each uses a variety of mudras and asanas.
Who Can Participate?
White Tantric Yoga® is for beginners as well as experienced yogis. The power of the subconscious clearing works on all, and the group consciousness supports and uplifts each participant. Each person’s experience of White Tantric Yoga® is different. Each gets what he or she needs at that point in their journey along the path.
When and Where
One-day White Tantric Yoga® courses are offered around the world throughout the year. 3HO’s Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, and the European Yoga Festival are the only times that three-day White Tantric Yoga® courses are offered.
What to Bring and Wear
- Wear loose, comfortable, white clothing.
- Wear a white cotton head covering that completely covers the head and will stay on securely during exercises with movement.
- Bring a blanket or sheepskin to sit on and a light blanket to cover you during relaxation periods. A cushion to sit on is recommended for those with tighter hips.
- Bring a water bottle and healthful snacks. A vegetarian lunch is provided.
Visit the White Tantric Yoga® website for the complete schedule of workshops and further information.