White Lotus Yoga is a synthesis of the major styles and traditions of yoga and the expression of many years of teaching by Tracey Rich and Ganga White, who have studied and taught yoga extensively around the world for more than 36 years. White Lotus Yoga combines the precision of Iyengar Yoga (see Chapter 4), the wisdom of classical yoga, and the flowing sequences and special breathing practices of both Ashtanga Yoga (see Chapter 6) and Vinyasa Yoga with White's own experience with thousands of students. The approach emphasizes cycling one's practice by alternating different styles of yoga, tuning one's yoga practice to one's own needs, and is taught in a non-dogmatic, open-minded manner.
White Lotus Yoga is taught and practiced at the White Lotus Foundation, a residential mountain retreat center overlooking Santa Barbara, California. Teacher training and certification is offered in 16-day intensive residential retreats that cover asana practice, pranayama, yoga philosophy, teacher training, professional issues, and a variety of other topics. Other offerings include a variety of workshops and programs such as three- to four-day retreats and a week of White Lotus Yoga.
For further information on White Lotus Yoga, contact: White Lotus Yoga Foundation 2500 San Marcos Pass Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tel: (805) 964-1944 or (800) 544-3569 (product orders only) Fax: (805) 964-9617
Ganga White's partner approach to yoga is presented in his book: Ganga White, Double Yoga: A New System for Total Body Health (White Lotus Foundation, 1998). This book, as well as a series of videos, is available by contacting White Lotus Yoga.
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A complete guide on Eastern practices of breathing, mental, psychic and spiritual development. The book teaches that Yoga is divided into several branches, ranging from that which teaches the control of the body, to that which teaches the attainment of the highest spiritual development.