Pelvic Floor Health

A special workshop for anyone curious about strengthening or restoring your pelvic floor.

Saturday February 1, 2-5 pm

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

Cost: $55/general; $45 members. Register here.

The pelvic floor is one of the most under discussed and misunderstood (yet one of the single most important) muscular groups in the body. It is the set of core muscles that control sexual function and elimination as well as hold our organs inside our body against gravity.

But many of us don’t give a thought to those muscles until there is a problem; we spend a lot of time avoiding talking about “down there”, even with our own health care practitioners, much to our peril.

No yoga experience necessary – just bring an open mind and a willingness to talk/hear about this part of the body within a mixed group.

Cost: $55 general / $45 members

Making Your Own Mala

Friday February 7, 7-8:30 pm

Cost: $35 members / $45 general. Price includes all mala supplies. Register here.

Teacher: Jazmín González Moya

 

Making your own Mala and the Practice of Japa Mala

A Mala is a string of beads, wood, or seeds that serves as an amulet and a tool to count breaths, mantras, or prayers. Malas have been used for hundreds of years by Yogis and Buddhists, and is somewhat similar to the Catholic Rosary Beads.

The Sanskrit word Japa means “to repeat or mutter prayers.” Japa Mala is a meditation technique that uses a Mala to stay focused.

Join Jazmín for a special workshop to learn how to make your own Mala and how to use it as a tool to enhance your yoga practice through Japa Mala.

Jazmín will provide all the materials you need to make your Mala, as well as a list of mantras to practice Japa Mala. In the process, you’ll learn precious facts about this ancient tradition and will have an experience of deep meditation. In the end, you will leave not only with your own Mala but with a collection of tools to enrich your practice.

No special skills are necessary. Come to learn how easy it is to make your own Mala and have fun in the process!

Full Moon Meditation

Next Full Moon Meditation: Monday February 10, 7:45 pm

Meditation immediately follows the 6:45 pm Kundalini class. If you can’t make it to class, doors will open at  7:40 pm.

Meditating under the power of the full moon amplifies the power of our meditation, allowing us to connect more deeply with the voice of our soul and tap into our inner peace. Join us for this monthly donation-based Kundalini meditation, to uplift your spirits and guide you through the coming cycle.

Open to all, no meditation experience is required. Donations are accepted.

 

Yoga for Happy Hips with Megan Davis

Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm, February 18-March 10

Teacher: Megan Davis

Hip & Pelvic Power! A 4-week Series to Get Hip with Your Pelvis

Cost: $75 general / members save 25%

Register here

In this series, we’ll explore myofascial release and variations of standing and seated asanas that help us balance strength and flexibility in the hips. Tightness and prolonged contraction of the pelvic floor muscles and the internal and external hip rotators can cause lower back pain and can contribute to misalignment of the sacrum.  So you’ll learn some techniques to counter asymmetry in the hips and all the things our pelvises are missing out on when we spend too much time sitting in chairs!

This series is appropriate for students of all levels. Students with injuries are welcome and variations will be offered.

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Gardeners

Saturday March 14, 2-4 pm

Teacher: Megan Davis

Cost: $40 general / $30 members

Register here

Proceeds from this workshop will benefit City Blossoms, a Kennedy Street nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces.

It’s almost that time of year again!  That time when you get all excited and decide to redesign your beds or buy too many plants and try to get everything done in one weekend.  If you love gardening, chances are you overdo it in the spring.  Gardening is a great workout for the body and the mind and this workshop is designed to help keep you gardening!  We will focus on things you can do before the planting season begins to get you ready for those marathons in the garden + give you some things to do to speed your recovery after overdoing it in the garden.  

This workshop is appropriate for all levels and modifications will be given.  Sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment with new types of movement a must. 

Becoming the Best Birth Partner

Sunday March 15, 2-4:30 pm

Cost: $85/couple – $75 for members and current prenatal students. Register here.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A hands on, yoga based, couples workshop to help prepare for labor.

Join prenatal yoga teacher and birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a fun partner workshop that will bring together childbirth education and yoga techniques to help you learn how to be a rock solid birth partner.

Many of the postures and breathing techniques practiced in prenatal yoga classes are not only natural birthing positions, but can also serve as comfort during pregnancy and labor. This is especially effective with additional support and pressure from the hands of a loving partner.

Women often intuitively know what positions serve them best during labor, but partners are often at a loss of how best they can help them move between and support them in these positions. Natural labor progression is always enhanced when a mom feels supported and comforted by the people surrounding her. This workshop will focus on teaching birth partners how they can take an active, physical role in the pregnancy, labor and birth process, and therefore be a more relaxing presence for mom.

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Megan Davis

Join Megan Davis for this very special 3-week series to explore traditional yoga postures practiced seated in chairs, rather than on the floor.

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm, March 17, 24, 31

In this series, we will learn variations for many common standing and seated poses using the chair. Most postures can be modified to be done either sitting in a chair or using a chair for support. This is a great tool for stability for students who need a little firner footing, and also a stealthy way to get some yoga in while sitting at your desk.

This series is perfect for teachers/students who want to learn how to use a chair as a prop and for students who struggle to get up and down off the floor.  No previous yoga experience necessary!

Cost: $70 for the 3-week series.

Members save 50% and senior discounts are available. Email us for your discount codes.

Register here

Yoga Book Club: This Will Be My Undoing

Saturday March 28, Free and Open to All

Vegetarian potluck lunch 11:45 am to 12:30 pm, book discussion from 12:30-1:30 pm.

For our spring book club, we’re keeping the discussion about racism and racial justice alive.

Our spring book is This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins.

“This Will Be My Undoing” is a series of essays that explore ot means to “be”—to live as, to exist as—a black woman today. The author – who was 25 at the time of writing (2018) examines how society views and treats Black women. Body image, hair, motherhood, gentrification, and living with on-going stress as a Black woman are all discussed. 

Discussion leader: Suzanne Henley

See more details here.

Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

6-Week Series, January 8-February 12

Wednesdays 615-7:30 pm. Next series starts on February 26.

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

Join birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series in the new year!

Prenatal yoga is not just a regular yoga class adapted for pregnant people.  At a time when everything is changing in your body, prenatal yoga helps moms-to-be reconnect with and build body awareness, stretch,  strengthen and release the muscles most easily affected by pregnancy and foster a greater understanding of what is happening with our bodies during pregnancy and childbirth.

Cost: $110 for the full 6 week session / Members save 20%. No drop-ins please!

Learn more here.

Post-Natal Yoga (with Babies)

6-Week Series, January 10 – February 14

Fridays, 11 am to 12:15 pm. Next series starts on February 28.

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

This postnatal class series, designed for moms with babies 6-weeks to pre-crawling, will focus on strengthening, stabilizing and stretching all of the areas of the body hit hardest by pregnancy, childbirth and caring for baby.

This includes your chest and back muscles, your core and pelvic floor as well as your shoulders, neck and wrists.

Restorative poses throughout each class will help soothe baby-addled nerves. With babies welcome in class, you can feel free to stop your practice anytime you need to care for baby. Each class gives you a chance to connect with other new moms in the community and talk about any issues you are having with your post baby body.

Cost: $110 for the 6-week series. Register here.

 

 

Yoga Fundamentals

6-Week Series, January 7-February 11

Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm

Next series starts on April 21

Instructor: Meredith McCullough

Are you new to yoga? This beginner series will introduce you to the basics of yoga in a safe, non-competitive class.

$110 for the full series, which includes weekly video homework. 

Lighthouse Yoga Center offers this unique course as a way to present the basics of a yoga practice in a friendly and supportive environment. Teacher Meredith McCullough excels at creating community and building comfort in yoga.

The program offers a step-by-step introduction to the physical basics of yoga, starting with grounding poses and then building from there.

Yoga Fundamentals one of our most popular offerings and we invite you to take advantage of this 6-week course to jump-start your practice.

Learn more here.

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Seven Steps to Happiness

7-week Kundalini Yoga Series based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm, January 9 to February 20

Instructor: Julie Eisenberg (Jiwan Shakti Kaur)

In a world where many people believe that happiness comes from satisfying their own desires, Yogi Bhajan taught something very different. We are happiest when we can uplift another person, or uplift a difficult situation, even if it costs us something. This compassionate, serviceful view of life comes when we, ourselves, overflow with trust in our own relationship to the Infinite.

Kundalini Yoga offers many deep and profound meditations to develop human sensitivity and human vastness. In opening the higher centers, we begin to experience our lives as part of an endless giving cycle. We give to others. The Infinite gives to us. There is no lack, no fear and no reaction. Happiness comes from being in that flow.

Join us for this 7-week series to learn specific steps to happiness, according to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Each step builds on the next. Happiness is the crowning result of developing our consciousness and personality. When we enter the state of happiness, then we are capable of living for each other.

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 pm. (Note: this series takes place during our regular Thursday evening Kundalini Yoga class and drop-ins are welcome!). 

Week 1 includes our January Full Moon Meditation!

No additional cost beyond your class card or memberhip.

You are a lighthouse, so no one can wreck near you. That is the one thing in life you have to do. Spread the light. Be the lighthouse. So every journey, every destiny, every distance will be safe.

Yogi Bhajan 11/87

You are a lighthouse, so no one can wreck near you. That is the one thing in life you have to do. Spread the light. Be the lighthouse. So every journey, every destiny, every distance will be safe.

Yogi Bhajan 11/87