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, just as it is for women, to build a community form 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 male 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 each other, an enormous amount of strength is created.

Brotherhood 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.”

Firm, 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.

Everyone who identifies as a man is welcome.

The spaceholders of Men's Circle are:

Maurice Hommel – Siri Mahan Singh
Maarten Oude Rikmanspoel – Teg Harjeet Singh
Jasper Jansen
Gert-Jan van Schaik – Raj Vedya Singh

Blog author: Atma Ranprya (Marija)