White Lotus Yoga

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does White Lotus Yoga Mean?

White Lotus yoga is a style of practice that stems from Ashtanga yoga and was developed by Ganga White in the late 1960s after his studies at the Sivananda Ashram in India. The practice centers on uniting asana, pranayama and meditation.

The White Lotus yoga method is governed and taught by the White Lotus Foundation, a nonprofit organization started by Ganga White that provides yoga teacher training and retreats.


Yogapedia Explains White Lotus Yoga

White Lotus yoga is a type of vinyasa flow that is paired with pranayama. Students of group classes are often led in a meditation to begin class and are encouraged to come back to that meditative place throughout the practice.

Although White Lotus yoga is a method, it is most notably one of the first yoga teaching centers in the United States. In 1967, Ganga White began the White Lotus Foundation in Los Angeles by opening its first center for teacher training. One year later, he lead one of the very first yoga teacher trainings in the United States.

Ganga White is the author of “Yoga Beyond Belief – Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice,” published in 2007.

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