Thank you for registering for White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago on Saturday, April 29th, at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. State Street, Chicago, IL, 60605. You can expect meditators from at least a dozen states to join you for this amazing, powerful, heart-opening and uplifting experience called White Tantric Yoga (WTY) Chicago! Below is a ‘keep up guide’ to WTY Chicago so that your experience will be the best it can be.
Please Sign and Return the Registration Form
Please take a look at our website for more information about White Tantric Yoga - travel tips, hotels, directions, trains, and more. Be sure that you also complete the registration form for WTY (everyone must complete this form). Vegetarian lunch and fruit snacks are included in the course fee.
WTY participants sit facing each other in rows. Some people arrive with partners (those sitting across from each other), but many people find partners once they arrive. Tell a ‘greeter’ or a ‘monitor’ that you are looking for a partner. And, listen for announcements asking, ‘if you need a partner, please raise your hand.’
Instructions are given by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan, via previously recorded videos and are repeated by the Facilitator. The instructions include the length of the meditation, mudra, dristi, pranayam and mantra. The facilitator also reads the transcript of what Yogi Bhajan said when he recorded the meditation.
Who Can Participate
Anyone may participate in WTY… beginners as well as experienced meditators! WTY cleanses the individual’s subconscious while the group consciousness supports and uplifts each participant. Your experience of WTY will be different than the next person’s experience. But, know that you will receive exactly what you need at this point in your journey along the spiritual path.
Once you register for WTY you have set in motion an intention to cleanse, to grow and to progress. You might find it helpful to make a list of the hurdles, blocks, conundrums or areas of your life where you need guidance. Surrender it all into the energy of WTY. As the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan once said, ‘Give up all your nonsense to Him so you can make sense.’
There will be an altar set up in the WTY room where you may put a photo of your loved ones, your mala, a crystal or other item precious to you (this is optional and is not required). After WTY finishes, be sure to pick up your object and take it home!
What to Bring/Wear
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable white clothing, preferably in natural fibers.
Wear a white head covering that completely covers the crown of the head. Be sure your head covering will stay on securely during the meditations with movement. (Note: Crocheted head coverings with large openings are not acceptable.) If you do not have an appropriate head covering there will be available options for you to purchase the morning of WTY ($8 to $38).
Our WTY venue is NOT carpeted. You should bring a yoga mat, blanket and/or sheepskin to sit on and a light blanket, sweater or shawl to cover yourself during relaxation periods. A meditation cushion to sit on is needed – to raise your hips higher than your knees – unless you are accustomed to sitting on the floor for extended periods of time.
A limited supply of water and fruit will be available during breaks. So, be sure to bring your own water bottle. You may also bring additional snacks if you know you’ll need more to eat in between meditations during WTY.
What NOT to Bring/Wear
WTY Chicago is a scent-free environment. As a courtesy to fellow WTY participants please do not wear or bring perfumes, essential oils or sprays. If you use these items during WTY you will be asked to leave and/or wash off all scents.
Do not bring oversized bags or backpacks. A bag that can be folded up after you’ve removed your yoga gear is best. You will be asked to put any oversize backpack or bags against the wall in the WTY room. The aisles in between the WTY lines must remain clear for the monitors.
Do not bring intoxicants of any kind.
Driving to & Parking At WTY
Parking can be expensive in downtown Chicago. There is an open air public lot across the street from Jones College Prep High School. It is credit card only – no cash! Rates are 0-12 hours $16.00; 12-24 hours $25.00. Over-sized vehicles/trucks $30.00.
Taking public transit, i.e., the ‘el’ via the Brown, Red or Blue Line and then walk to Jones College Prep is best (about 3 blocks).
-- If taking the Brown Line exit at the ‘Library/State/Van Buren’ stop. Take the stairs down, make a right on State Street and walk 1 ˝ blocks to Jones College Prep High School.
-- If taking the Blue Line get off at the ‘Jackson’ stop, walk towards the Van Buren exit and take the escalator up to the street. Walk 1 block and cross Congress Parkway. Make a left turn on Congress then a right turn on State. Walk 1 block to Jones College Prep High School.
-- If taking the Red Line exit at the ‘Harrison’ stop. Walk ˝ block to Jones College Prep High School.
Our Day (times subject to change)
6:30 am – Bazaar Vendors Set-Up
7:30 am – Registration Opens (Receive name badge. Sign ‘Release Form’ if not already done.)
7:45 am – Doors to the WTY Room Open (Doors open earlier if the room is ready!)
8:15 am – Warm-Ups Begin
9:00 am – WTY Chicago Begins
12:30 to 1:45 pm – Lunch (time approximate.)
6:00 pm – WTY Ends (time approximate.)
Saag Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)
Gobi Aloo (cauliflower with potatoes)
Yellow Dal (lentils)
Kheer (rice pudding)
BTW, our caterer is preparing our food using either vegetable or canola oils (no butter or ghee).
In the Bliss - Sunday, April 30
10:30 am to 12 noon
‘In the Bliss’ Class with Shakta Kaur
Come to Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) for a class especially designed to enhance your post-WTY experience. Shakta Kaur teaches this class and promises to both refresh and relax you. . . while keeping you ‘in the bliss!’ Fee: $16 advance / $18 door.
KYL is in the Fine Arts Building – 410 S Michigan Ave Suite 514 – Chicago, IL
Just 3 blocks away from WTY site
If for some reason you cannot attend WTY Chicago your request for a refund must be sent via e-mail. Phone calls and texts are unsatisfactory. All refund requests made on or before April 15-100% refund (less non-refundable administrative fee of $40); between April 16 and April 22–75% refund (less non-refundable administrative fee of $40); April 23 and after-no refunds.
Call 312-922-4699 before 10:00 am on Friday, April 28th, for any last-minute inquiries. It is almost impossible for us to answer individual queries after 10:00 am on Friday.
You may always call Shakta’s cell phone. Or, click here http://www.shaktakaur.com/wty.aspx for the most up-to-date information (available 24-hours a day).
Our hard-working WTY Leadership Team looks forward to seeing you on the Saturday, April 29th, for White Tantric Yoga (WTY) in Chicago!
Shakta Kaur and Hari Dev Singh
Your WTY Chicago Organizers and Hosts
“We cannot stop the tantric energy; we want to enrich ourselves;
we want to grow; and we want to progress.”