A men's circle at the Kundalini Yoga Festival
A core theme of this festival is connecting. Connecting with yourself, and as Sanghat with each other. This year, for the first time, we are offering the opportunity for men to meet other men, because it is important for men, as it is for women, to form a community within the Sanghat.
We deepen the experience of the festival by explicitly giving space to the connection with the masculine in ourselves.
How do we shape being a man in the Aquarian age? What does it mean to be a man and a yogi? What is your question, your theme as a man right now on your path? In a men's circle you experience the support of the men around you, where age or appearance play no role.
What is a men's circle
The idea is simple: you get together with a group of men; meditate together, do exercises and you share your personal experiences. When men soften among themselves, enormous strength is created. Fraternity arises, there are collective themes. And in the bed of this brotherhood it is safe to share. The great thing about a men's circle is that you can tell your story without having to explain too much. You share it raw, unfiltered, vulnerable and connected. Men can soften, but are also honest and direct and very good at mirroring each other. And in this safe and understanding environment it is easier to get to the layer of your own pain points, but also to your own strength as a man.
“I feel it as a responsibility to myself to examine my role as a man in society, also towards women. What is Healthy Masculinity? With, as we learn in Kundalini Yoga, our masculine and feminine energy in balance. Because if we develop ourselves, we can carry women better. The more I can be a real man, the more my partner can relax and be a real woman.”
Sturdy, with an open heart
On Saturday evening and Sunday morning there is a program in the men's circle. Yoga, but also light process work and self-examination. We make it a wonderful experience. One that meets a need you may not have known you had.
During the festival we have our own space. Only for men. From Friday to Sunday there is room for meeting and exchange.
Anyone who identifies as a man is welcome.
Maurice Hommel – Siri Mahan Singh
Maarten Oude Rikmanspoel – Teg Harjeet Singh
Gert-Jan van Schaik – Raj Vedya Singh
Spaceholders Men's Circle
Men's circle experience
“My memory goes back to summer 2015, when I was inspired by Jasper Jansen to go to the 3HO festival in France. He spoke with beaming eyes about the fine energy and I trusted him completely, so we together in the car, and I, without any yoga experience, on an adventure. at the Lighthouse. What struck me was that half of the group were men, in their thirties and early forties. So men with the same age and shared interest. I was not familiar with that from my training as a masseur. From my background in civil and cultural engineering, that was indeed a male bastion, but one with little room for awareness or bodywork.
During the festival I realized more and more that these worlds could come together. I may be there, as a self-confident man with my physical and mental strength and the softness of empathy. In it I was also challenged in my role among the men with the white tantra days.
After various men's training sessions in recent years, I have experienced and seen that the men's circle is an important connection to get the support of the men around you. to experience regardless of age or appearance.
To feel the power of sharing, sharing energy through.exercises and experiences in conversations And my experience is that behind the facade there is a loving person with insecurities, but also the confidence and the strength to share and support each other.
To get to the core and let the shells fall, time is needed to generate, feel and share the energy together. There are very nice exercises for that in the Kundalini Yoga that we will be doing within the men's circle.
In addition, the room is also accessible on Fridays to greet each other.
I hope to see you there.”
Maurice Hommel – Siri Mahan Singh