Family Kundalini Yoga
Teacher: Cathy Berry
Sunday March 25, 4-5:30 pm
Join us for this special class that will give your kids an opportunity to experience the benefits of Kundalini Yoga alongside parents and caregivers, who practice with them. While the class will be taught as a “normal” Kundalini Yoga class, the Kriyas will allow for shorter holding times and modifications when needed, so that everyone can stay together, physically and mentally. We’ll incorporate some fun partner warm-ups along with other fun activities to keep the young ones engaged!
See more details here.
$25 for one adult and child; $10 each additional participant (payable onsite)
(Members pay only $20. Email us for your discount code.)
Register by purchasing the class card here. (Scroll down to find “Family Kundalini”).
Upcoming dates: April 22, May 20
‘I Am, I Am’: Countering the Effects of ‘Weathering’ in Our Bodies, Lives, and Communities
In this six-week workshop—open to Women of Color and Allies—we’ll dig in, get deep, and work together to heal from the corrosive effects of weathering, a term experts use to describe the wear-and-tear chronic, every day, race and gender-based stress puts on our bodies.
Research suggests that weathering can even impact us on a cellular level and might account for certain health vulnerabilities in our population, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and an increased susceptibility to inflammation and other infections.
No yoga or meditation experience is necessary. The only flexibility required is of the mind.
To register, purchase “Weathering Series” class card here.
Sundays 6:45 – 8:15 pm, April 15 to May 27
Cost: $90 for all 6 weeks
Instructor: Emily Bond
Sunday April 15
Join us during the Amrit Vela, the still hours before the sun rises, when our awareness is heightened and our meditation practice is deepened. We start at 5 am with a recitation of Japji, then continue with a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and finish with 62 minutes of chanting.
Free and open to all. Register online.
Upcoming dates: April 15, May 13
Yoga for Back Pain with Megan Davis
Two-part workshop! Friday April 20 and 27, 6:30-7:45 pm.
It is estimated that 80% of adults in the United States have suffered from some form of back pain. In this series we will focus on common causes of lower and upper back pain and on improving overall body alignment through a balanced yoga practice that focuses on strengthening core stability muscles and stretching muscles that can indirectly pull on the lower back. You will learn stretches and strengthening exercises to support your low back plus modifications of standard asanas that are appropriate given your injury/condition. We will address many of the common contributing factors that create weakness and instability of the low back and work on safe and effective approaches to mitigate these issues. Learn more.
Align, Flow and Glow
Saturday April 21, 2-4 pm
Join Lighthouse Yoga Center Teacher Andrea Messina for a two-hour journey to stillness that includes ample opportunity to align, flow AND glow.
We will spend the first hour in an active asana practice, moving with our breath to cultivate strength and awareness of our own bodies. This will help us shed some of our minds’ restlessness and prepare the muscles of our bodies to relax in part-two of this workshop.
Following our align and flow practice, we will find nourishing rest by completing a circuit of restorative poses supported by blankets, blocks, and bolsters that allows us to settle into stillness and find our glow.
A typical yoga class ends with a 5 to 10 minute savasana, allowing us time to slip into relaxation after an active practice. However, in order for our nervous systems to truly get the message that it’s ok to relax, our bodies and minds need to be at ease for nearly 20 minutes. This workshop is designed to give us that time. All levels.
$30 in advance/$35 at the door. Register here.
Members pay $25 – email us for your discount code!
Yoga for Movers and Tots
Monthly Sundays 4-5 pm with Meredith McCullough–March 4 and April 8
Every Wednesday 11:15-12:15 with Adrienne Chu.
$20 for one adult and child; $10 each additional child, payable at the studio. Register here. (Or purchase a Family Flexpass to drop in to either class as you wish). The Wednesday class is run as a series–sign up for all 6 classes and save! Next series starts on February 28.
Yoga for Movers and Tots is an opportunity for crawlers, movers, and preschoolers to begin to explore yoga – alongside their parent or caregiver – in a caring, safe, and FUN environment. Together we will learn songs, games, and poses that are designed to encourage body awareness, increase attention span, nurture creativity, and generally support development across this range of ages. Each class incorporates repetition, social interaction, music, fun with props … and always play! Duration of class is one hour, with dedicated time for free play built into the first 10 minutes of class. Siblings welcome. Caregivers are expected to fully participate in class, but no prior yoga experience is required for either caregivers or children. Be prepared to join the action!
Baby and Me Yoga
Teacher: Meredith McCullough
Fridays 11 am to noon
Ages 6 weeks to almost crawling
Drop-ins are $20
Next series starts on March 9
Inspired by the Itsy Bitsy yoga model, most of the “yoga” is for the baby, but each week we take time to introduce breathing/relaxation techniques and include some gentle yoga moves for caregiver as well.
Most appropriate from 6-weeks postpartum until baby is mobile. No previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a receiving blanket and maybe a small toy each week. Also note that babies are always welcome in this space where sleeping, feeding, and even crying are legitimate ways to participate in class, so please bring whatever else you need to be comfortable.
6-Week Prenatal Yoga Series
Our next prenatal series will start on March 7 with Meredith McCullough. Wednesdays 6-7 pm.
Just $90 for all 6 classes, which includes one make-up class. To register, purchase class card here (scroll down for prenatal).
Prenatal yoga helps moms prepare for birth by building body awareness, stretching, releasing stress, and cultivating concentration. This series is specially designed to build community and and help you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy as you get ready for the arrival of your little one.
Connect with your growing baby as you connect with yourself.
Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm, March 12-April 16.
Are you Kundalini-curious but have been hesitant to dive in? Our new Kundalini Fundamentals series might be your answer! Join Brian Carr at Lighthouse Yoga Center as he leads a series of classes of Kundalini Yoga (as Taught by Yogi Bhajan) customized for beginners. Taught on Monday evenings, the practice will be a fairly gentle one infused with energizing kriyas (or sets of exercises), peaceful meditations and revitalizing relaxations. Brian’s classes feature clear explanations while creating an environment where experience is the teacher. No body flexibility is required–only flexibility of the mind!
Just $90 for all 6 weeks. (Free for members!)
To register, purchase the Kundalini Fundamentals class card here.
Transitioning to a Plant-Based/Vegetarian Lifestyle
Stay tuned for new date!
Join LYC owner and life-long vegetarian Julie Eisenberg for a 90-minute exploration of ways to begin to leave unhealthy eating habits behind.
All too often we eat “healthy foods” that are wreaking havoc on our bodies, but there is a simple solution – a vegetarian lifestyle. You can leave the confusion, diet books and deprivation behind. This workshop will show you the foods that may be ruining your health and happiness and which foods will fuel your body in a safe, effective way. You’ll learn how to nourish yourself with the right protein, whether you want to become a vegetarian or vegan or just cut back on the amount of animal protein you’re eating. Learn new healthy habits that will leave you feeling great from your cells to your soul!
$25 ($20 for members) in advance. $30 at the door.
Full Moon Meditation
Stay tuned for next date!
The gravitation pull of the full moon is said to heighten the meditation experience. The moon has an effect on the water content of the body, and through meditation we can harness that power and make it work for us.
Join us for a 31-minute Full Moon Meditation on Thursday February 1, immediately following the 7:15 pm Kundalini Yoga class. Can’t make it to class? The doors will open for the meditation at about 8:25 pm. (Please note that the doors will be locked once the meditation starts).
All levels, no meditation experience is required.