Full Moon Meditation

Tuesday July 16, 8:30 to 9:15 pm

Meditation immediately follows the 7:15 pm Kundalini class. If you can’t make it to class, doors will open at about 8:25 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.

The next full moon meditation will be on Thursday August 15.

Introduction to Meditation and Pranayama

Tuesdays July 23, July 30 and August 6.
6:15-7:30 pm
$50 for all 3 classes / $25 for members

It’s often said that we practice yoga so that we can meditate. If you want to take your practice deeper, join LYC teacher Tara Lemerise for this special 3-week mini-series to cultivate a breath-based meditation practice.

Pranayama, or the practice of managing breath, is a fundamental if not often taught yoga practice that leads practitioners into a meditative space. In this 3 class series, you will learn how to notice your patterns of breathing, why and how it could be useful to disrupt those patterns, and several simple but powerful pranayama techniques. This is a perfect class series if you are interested in learning how managing the breath can alleviate stress, shift your emotional state, and lead you to a quieter mind.

Everyone welcome. If you are breathing, you can do this yoga!

Register here.

 

 

Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

Ongoing – there are still spaces available!

Wednesdays 6-7:15 pm

July 10 to August 14

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

Join birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series in May and June! 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: $100 for the full 6 week session / $50 for members. No drop-ins please!

Sign up here.

Journey Through the Chakras: A 7-Week Kundalini Series to Activate the Divine Energy Within

Ongoing – please join us!

Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm

July 11 to August 22

Your chakras are energy points within the body through which the life force (prana) or vital energy move. With a regular yoga practice, we have the capacity to awaken and balance the chakras.

In this 7-week Kundalini Yoga series, we will explore the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of each chakra. Every class will include a brief introduction to the chakra as well as a kriya and meditation designed to awaken that specific energy center.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about each chakra individually while experiencing how they inter-relate and intersect. We’re holistic beings, so while it’s important to understand the various parts that make us who we are, we also must remember that we’re greater than the sum of our parts. Understanding the chakras is a gateway to understanding ourselves.

Cost: $105 for the full series. No extra charge for members.

 

Lighthouse Yoga Book Club

Our next Lighthouse Book Club will meet on Saturday August 17, 11:45 am.

Book: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Join us for a community gathering to share a potluck lunch and book discussion. Open to all – even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book, we invite you to join us to glean the bits of yoga wisdom from the discussion.

Vegetarian pot-luck lunch and book discussion, led by LYC teacher Suzanne Henley.  Lunch from 11:45 to 12:30 and book discussion from 12:30-2 pm. Free, please bring a dish to share.

 

Yoga Practices to Harmonize the Chakras with Abby Dobbs

Saturday August 17, 3-5 pm

Register here

Join Abby in this special workshop where you’ll learn practices to connect with, empower, and expand your chakra energy. Chakras are powerful energy centers through which we uptake and transmute Source energy into our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. As yogis, the chakra system is our most direct and effective tool to work with our own individual energy fields. When we are stressed out or anxious, our physical and energetic bodies contract and tighten, cutting off our ability to communicate with Source energy. In this workshop, we’ll learn tools to soften and open our chakras so that we can harmonize more easily with universal energy.

Cost: $35 in advance/$45 at the door. Members save 15% – email us for your discount code.

Kundalini Yoga and the Energetic Body: How Kundalini Yoga Works

August 24-25, 1-5 pm. Register now. Cost: $185 general / $150 members (email us for your discount code).

Join us for this powerful Kundalini Yoga experience – perfect for all levels of experience. Lighthouse Yoga Center’s unique Kundalini Yoga Immersion Program offers you insight into this powerful practice, guiding you on the mat and helping you craft a home practice or learn to incorporate elements of Kundalini Yoga into your other yoga teachings.

Kundalini Yoga and the Energetic Body: How Does Kundalini Yoga Work?

An 8-hour exploration of how this powerful technology affects your energetic body: Chakras, Ten Bodies, Meridians and more. We’ll decounstruct Kriyas to understand how the exercises work, and we’ll examine the mind/body connection. In the end, we’ll put it together into a practice to allow you to fully experience the Kundalini effects!

Course meets from 1-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Sadhana will start at 5 pm on Sunday. CEU’s available.

This is part of our Kundalini Yoga Immersion Program. The weekend is open to everyone!

Special Sadhana for Yogi Bhajan's Birthday

Sunday August 25, 4:45 am-7:30 am

Join us for this very special Sadhana to honor Yogi Bhajan’s birthday. We start at 4:45 am with some brief warm-ups. At 5 am sharp we tune in and begin our 2.5 hour recitation of Long Eck Ong Kars.

This wonderful Sadhana experience takes us back to the very first Sadhana that Yogi Bhajan taught. It’s a way to connect with the true inner self, and to call upon your higher wisdom. And it will leave you feeling great for days!

Yogi tea and cake will be served.

Open to all. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.

Free and open to all.
Register online.

Fall Kundalini Yoga Retreat: Manifesting Prosperity

September 6-8, 2019
Blue Mountain Retreat Center
Knoxville, Maryland (Near Harper’s Ferry)

Join Lighthouse Yoga Center owner Julie Eisenberg (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) for an early-fall Kundalini Yoga getaway to beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center. The start of fall is a great time to clear out what we don’t want to carry with us and to begin to focus on bringing into our lives that which DOES serve us. This gives us the opportunity to open ourselves up to ABUNDANCE.

Abundance doesn’t mean that we have a lot of everything; it means that we have enough of what we need to survive and be healthy, happy and holy. During this weekend retreat, we’ll focus on manifesting abundance in our lives. Whether we’re looking for and abundance of love, light, prosperity, health, or happiness, we’ll collectively create the vibrations to make this happen!