Yogi Bhajan integrated 3 days of White Tantric Yoga into both the Summer and Winter Solstice and the European Yoga Festival events - the only 3 events where you can experience 3 consecutive days of this deep meditative and transformational practice.
What Is White Tantric Yoga?
White Tantric Yoga® is a powerful meditation practice that clears the subconscious mind, allowing prosperity, success, and happiness to flow freely into your life. It is an ancient and unique yogic science that accelerates your psychological growth by dissolving deep-rooted, subconscious blocks through the direction of a facilitator and the energy of Yogi Bhajan, the Mahan Tantric.
When Yogi Bhajan created the White Tantric Yoga® video series, he gave directions to create 40 seminars to be used over the years. There were 130 tapes made over 15 years. He said they were our greatest asset and gave very specific direction that they could still be used after he left his physical body. White Tantric Yoga® will continue each year under the guidance of appointed facilitators.
All levels of yoga students can participate in White Tantric Yoga®; there are no prerequisites. Beginners as well as more experienced meditators will tune into their internal strength and enjoy a deep and sometimes challenging meditative experience.
White Tantric Yoga® works by focusing the energy of the participants into a resonating pattern that reaches a critical mass strong enough to penetrate and clear blocks that are stuck in the subconscious mind. Just as the energy created by a group of voices may strike the perfect pitch to shatter glass, the exercises and mantras included in White Tantric Yoga® are calibrated to reach the frequency needed to break restrictive psychological forms.
White Tantric Yoga® should not be confused with black or red tantric. Those forms of yoga also transform energy, but in a different way and for different purposes. Black tantric directs the energy to manipulate another human being and red tantric directs the energy solely for sexual purposes.
What to Expect
White Tantric Yoga® is done in pairs as a group meditation. You sit facing a partner and follow instructions for meditation given on video by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan.
A representative of the Mahan Tantric will be present to facilitate White Tantric Yoga®. The original facilitators were chosen personally by Yogi Bhajan from members of his staff. Since his passing, the Board Members of Humanology and Health Science, which manages White Tantric Yoga®, have used the profile he created for choosing new facilitators. Currently all White Tantric Yoga® facilitators have studied personally with Yogi Bhajan. The facilitator’s role is one of ensuring that the methodology given by Yogi Bhajan is carried out and helping participants maximize their experience.
Each workshop consists of approximately 6 - 8 kriyas. A kriya is a meditation incorporating:
- a yoga posture (asana) or hand position (mudra)
- a breathing technique (pranayama) and/or a mental focus and/or a mantra
Sometimes the kriyas are accompanied by music. These kriyas vary in length up to 62 minutes. There are breaks between each kriya. The environment is peaceful and the atmosphere is friendly, supportive, and uplifting. A vegetarian lunch is provided.
What to Bring and Wear
- Wear loose, comfortable, white clothing, preferably in natural fibers (they conduct energy and breathe easier).
- 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 yourself with during relaxation periods. A firm cushion to sit on can be helpful for those with tighter hips.
What Not to Bring and Wear
- This is a scent-free environment. Please be courteous to your neighbors and don’t wear or bring perfumes, essential oils, or sprays.
- A bag that folds (after you’ve removed your yoga gear) is best. The aisles in between the lines need to stay clear for the monitors, so don't bring an excess amount of 'stuff.'
- Intoxicants of any kind are prohibited.
For more information about the experience or to find out if a single-day course is being held in your area, www.WhiteTantricYoga.com.
Tantric Shelter Entrance Process
The entrance into the Tantric Shelter for the days of White Tantric Yoga® is color-coded. You will be given a color when you receive your badge at Registration. When either your color or your partner’s color is called, you may enter the Tantric Shelter. Multiple space saving is not permitted. You may save a space for you and your partner only. Thank you for your cooperation in making the entrance process for White Tantric Yoga® easy and graceful for everyone.