Five magical days full of kundalini yoga, meditation, being together, and celebrating life.
The first Kundalini yoga festival is a fact, and offers a unique holistic experience concerning living healthy. It is not only yoga, or meditations, but also a wakeup call about the food we are eating, our family life, our relationships, our community, our communication with the people around us. And with ourselves – because that is what we are doing also non-stop.
Everybody is Welcome!
As an alcohol free and community based event we like to welcome everybody on the festival: young and old! So the whole family can come!
And for everyone there is something to experience, and enjoy. There is a special program for the children, so the parents do have time to have their own experience.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini yoga originated in India, and is also called the mother of all yoga, or the yoga of consciousness. One thing is certain: remaining the “old” you when you start practicing kundalini yoga daily, is hardly impossible. Transformation will occur irrevocable. You awaken the energy of consciousness in yourself, and your self made restrictions will become clearer, so you can break through these patterns. It is an invitation to step fully into your own life, to follow your intuition flawlessly, and use your whole potential.
Yogi Bhajan is the founder of this form of yoga, coming forth out of the tantric tradition. A way of yoga achievable for everyone, and you don’t need well fitting lycra trousers to participate, neither being able to fold yourself in a pretzel. You may of course if you can, if that’s your hobby, but it is not necessary for spiritual growth.
Kundalini yoga is also called the “householders” yoga. It is the yoga for people having jobs, children, relationships, busyness, mortgages, and creative projects. You don’t need to be sitting in a cave and meditate, and still its power is so strong, that it may transform your life. It offers practical meditations, kriya’s (a series of exercises) which will help you to keep your head cool, handle stress, feel more selflove, strengthen your nervous system, and in short: stand stronger in life.
With the growing (work)pressure, the multitasking economy, children growing up..meditating is no longer a privilege for a few chosen ones. It is a prerequisite to keep your balance, and be successful in life.
Kundalini yoga helps you to awaken your dormant life energy, and gives you handles to circulate this energy through your body, and your life. So you become a powerhouse going your own way: powerful, elegant, and fearless.
What does a Kundalini Yoga lesson look like?
Kundalini yoga the way yogi Bhajan taught is different than all other yoga forms. It is perhaps the most weird yoga form ever, and the positions and movements that you are doing sometimes really look ‘strange’, but the result of it is unsurpassed. The way your arms seem to fall off during a kryia doesn’t really matter when you experience the beneficial working of it afterwards.
Kundalini yoga contains thousands of kriyas’s, pranayama’s (breathing exercises), mantra’s and meditations. For almost any challenge there is a kriya to help you.
During a lesson the positions are hold on to for a longer period of time. Often your mind really wants to interfere. You are confronted with your self, and do have a choice there: resist, or surrender. And in surrendering you can move beyond your own comfort level, and dive deeper into your practice and consciousness. This creates an opportunity to realize our true selves. By staying longer in the positions, the mind gets time, and learns to listen to the wisdom of the body. The body is extremely intelligent, and features a most advanced regulation system. It knows how to heal itself if it gets the space to do so. And that space is available when the busy ‘monkeymind’ is absent, or quiet.
The combination of kriya’s, mantra’s and meditations makes the experience complete, and stimulates our sub consciousness tot let go of limiting convictions, and replace it by welcoming endless love, endless potential, and endless spirit.
Kundalini yoga is always passed on the way it is taught in its non diluted, unprocessed form so the intention, pureness and efficacy remain guaranteed. Kundalini yoga suits everybody from beginner to more experienced yogi. For more information about kundalini yoga you can visit this website: https://www.3H0.org
The theme of this special first Winter Solstice is “I am the light of my soul”.
During these festival days we offer you a chance for closure; to close the year, close your done affairs and let go of unnecessary ballast so you can enter the new year with a clean slate.
Carrying old emotions muddles your nerve system and causes you to have less stability and joy in life. Our body tissue stores our experiences and memories. Touching these spots with breath, mantra or specific yoga practice makes these experiences and memories come to the surface where they can be dealt with. In this way, healing can occur as the old ballast will be washed from your system.
Without this old ballast you will have room to shine, attract new opportunities and live the life that was meant for you.
Yogi Bhajan: Be the lighthouse.
The term solstice means noun. It’s the moment where the sun its lowest point in the sky, and with that makes the Winter Solstice the shortest day, and the longest night. There is less daylight, the days are darker, but at the other hand the Winter Solstice is the turning point when the days are starting to become longer again, moving towards the Summer Solstice celebrating the longest day, and the shortest night.
In many old cultures the Winter Solstice had a deep spiritual meaning. The terurn of the sun, and the birth of the God, or Goddess.
Winter Solstice is an important moment to stand still, to turn inside, and listen. This to harmonize our energy, and feed our spirit, and life purpose. It is a perfect time for rebirthing, and transformation. A good time to let go of the old, and embrace our inner light. And it is so beautiful to celebrate the return of the light in a community of like-minded people!
Yogi Bhajan taught us that during the Winter Solstice the oil in our body, the serum, changes. During the Summer Solstice changes our blood, and during the Winter Solstice our serum, so our mucous membranes, and body liquids. That’s why it’s important after de Winter Solstice, starting the 22nd of December, during 10 days eat good , and light, enjoy life, and be happy. The days after the Winter Solstice are important for the psyche of Human, during which a powerful reset can take place so we will be able to handle in a better way the seasonal changes. If you respect, and honor these days to reset, it will be of big influence on the months to come.
Yogi Bhajan zei “Revolve your life around summer and winter solstice and everything will be taken care of.’
Q: Is is possible to come for just one day?
A: Yes you can:
- You can attend the entire festival, from Thursday to Monday morning, 11:00 AM.
- You can come from Friday to Monday morning, 11:00 AM.
- You can come for just one day.
Q: What is included in a day ticket?
A: Access from Sadhana till the end of the day. Sleeping at the festival is not included.
Q: Is the festival suitable for people without experience with Kundalini Yoga?
A: Yes!, the festival is for everybody, with or without experience. We will have a special group of people to guide visitors with less or no experience who will explain things and answer your questions. We’d love to see you at the festival!
Q: Is it possible to come for just three days?
A: Yes!, though we think you will have the best experience to be there for the entire festival, from the openings ceremony on Thursday night till closing ceremony on Sunday night, and we will be grateful if you are there on Monday to help with Karma Yoga.
We do understand though this is not possible for everybody and therefore also offer tickets for Fri – Mon and day tickets.
Q: I’m happy there will be a Kundalini Yoga festival in the Netherlands but I think the price is pretty high and this might stop Yogi’s from coming.
A: We like to make the festival available to everybody. The price for the entire festival is 300 euro’s (early bird) for 5 days of teachings, eating and sleeping. If you are unable to pay this amount there is the possibility to work in exchange for a discount. for 4 hours a day you will receive a 100 euro discount, for 8 hours a day (for example working in children’s camp) you will receive a 200 euro discount and will be able to attend the festival for only 100 euro’s
Q: Is white tantra part of the program?
A: Unfortunately No, The festifal needs to take place for a couple of years before we can offer this
Q: Can i take my kids to the festival?
A: Yes, for children from 1 year and older there will be a special childrens program. There is a toddler’s camp (1-4), childrens camp (4-10) and teens camp (10-18). Children under 4 no admission and second child can join for free.
Q: Can I come to the festival by public transport?
A: Yes, click here for instructions.
Q: What accommodation is available?
A: We have sleeping rooms with 4, 6 or 8 beds (you sleep in a bunk bed)