Beating the Summer Blues: Yoga + Brunch at Himitsu

July 23, Yoga starts at 1 pm, lunch is at 2:30 pm.

We start with a 75-minute creative and invigorating all-levels vinyasa flow class taught by guest instructor Shayna Frankel. The class will focus on the connection between mind & body by interweaving breath and movement together. Attention to alignment, hands-on assists and adjustments will be provided. This class is open to all levels of experience and modifications will be offered.

Following our flow, we will head around the corner and enjoy a delicious 3-course private lunch at Himitsu, one of DC’s most popular and noteworthy new restaurants.

Cost: $65 includes yoga, lunch + tax/tip.

See full details here.

Yoga Bingo Summer Challenge

Commit to yoga this summer and join us for 40 days of Yoga Bingo!

Dates: July 10-August 18, 2017

The rules are easy:
Sign up online for free (scroll down for the “Yoga Bingo” registration).
Download a card here (or pick one up at the studio).
Each time you complete one of the challenges, have the teacher or front desk staff initial and date your card.
Complete a row and earn $10 studio credit.
Complete the whole card and win a free month of yoga!

The fine print: Only one square can be signed per day. Cards cannot be shared. Lost cards cannot be replaced. Have fun.

When complete one of the challenges, have the teacher or front desk staff initial and date that square. If you forget, no worries! We’ve got your record in our system and we can do it retroactively.

No limit on how many times you can play or on how many prizes you can win.

Transitioning to a Plant-Based/Vegetarian Lifestyle

Sunday August 6, 3-4:30 pm. Register here.

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 my 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!

See more details here.

Teacher: Christie Kinsey, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

$25 ($20 for members) in advance. $30 at the door.

Tools for Tension Relief: Yoga and Myofascial Self-Care

Three Wednesdays 6-7 pm:
August 9, 16 and 23
Register here. (Scroll down to find the Tension Relief option).
Full series registration only please.

In this workshop we will use myofascial release and therapeutic yoga techniques to reduce tension and pain in the body and improve alignment. Each session in the series will focus on a different portion of the body– hips, lower back and upper back. You will leave this series with a set of tools and short sequences you can practice at home to improve overall alignment and combat stress, tension, and too much time sitting and doing repetitive motions that disrupt ideal posture (computer work, driving, biking, etc.). All levels welcome!

Cost: $55, which includes one take-home prop: either a massage peanut or a balance pod!

Teacher: Megan Davis

Aquarian Sadhana

Sunday August 20, 5-7:30 am

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.

Special Sadhana: 2-1/2 Hours of Long Eck Ong Kaars

Saturday August 26, 5-7:30 am

A very special experience awaits you! Every year on August 26, Kundalini Yogis around the world come together to chant Long Eck Ong Kars for 2-1/2 hours, in celebration of Yogi Bhajan’s birthday.

We’ll start the chanting at 5 am, but feel free to join us at 4:45 for some warm ups. The meditation will end with Yogi Tea and birthday cake!

Free and open to all.

Advance Your Asana with Catherine Marquette

Saturday August 26: Standing Poses – deconstructing the foundation of the asana practice
See full details here.

Are you looking for a way to advance your asana and take your practice to the next step? Join Catherine Marquette for a special workshop series to safely and precisely explore some of those advanced postures you’ve been wanting to try!

Register here for the full series. Want to sign up for just this session? Register here.

This series will introduce you principles of alignment in basic asanas that you will then be able to apply to the more challenging ones. You’ll learn about the body’s physiology and what makes these postures possible. And even if you aren’t able to master every pose taught–at least you’ll have fun trying!

We meet for 2 hours on the last Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm.

Cost:
General: $40 per class; $95 for the remaining 3 classes of the series. Register here.
Members: $30 per class; $80 for the full series. Email us for your discount code!

Ongoing: Awaken Your Chakras: A 7-Week Series to Explore and Experience

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.
For the full experience, we recommend you plan to attend the entire series.

Teacher: Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie Eisenberg)
June 29-August 10
Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm
$100 for the entire series or use your class card. Purchase the Chakra Series card here.

 

Ongoing: Special 6-Week Prenatal Yoga Series

Next series starts on June 28. Register here.

Class will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm for 6 consecutive weeks. Teacher: Meredith McCullough.

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.

Family Yoga for All Ages – Petworth Farmers Market Edition

Lighthouse will be at the Petworth Farmers Market on July 22!

Join teacher Meredith McCullough for a monthly Family Style yoga class. Designed with our tots/preschooler yogis in mind, this class welcomes younger and older siblings and one or more caregiver for an afternoon of family yoga fun. Together we will learn songs, games, and poses the encourage body awareness, increase attention span, nurture creativity, and generally support development across a range of ages and abilities … but mostly we’re in it for the fun. Caregivers are expected to fully participate in class, but no prior yoga experience is required for adults or children. Come play yoga with us!

Free for all.