Yoga and Self-Care for Political Fatigue
with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller
This ongoing tumultuous political crisis has resulted in massive physical, cognitive, and emotional depletion. If you’re going to resist, you need to stay strong in body, mind, and spirit. Gather with your activist community on your yoga mat to practice standing poses for stamina, backbends for courage, and forward bends for resilience. You’ll also learn some basic self-care practices to continue to support your spirit as you help lead the fight for equality, justice, and truth in this country.
Date: Friday March 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $30 in advance/$35 at the door
$25 for LYC members and full-time organizers (email us for discount code).
Family Yoga for All Ages
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!
Date: April 2, 4-5 pm
Cost: $20 for one adult and child; $5 for each additional adult. Register here.
Opening to the Flow of Life with Sada Sat Kaur
Saturday April 8, 7-9 pm
Special Musical Guest: Wynne Paris
Purchase tickets here.
World-famous musician and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Sada Sat Kaur will be in Washington, DC for a live kirtan (participatory chanting concert) at Lighthouse Yoga Center.
Through chanting mantra, we can align our vibratory frequency with that of the universe. Once we are in alignment, miracles begin to manifest in our lives. We open ourselves to love, healing and prosperity. Sada Sat Kaur is a kirtan rock star. Her feisty beats and energetic vocals will entertain and delight!
Join us to manifest miracles in your life!
Sunday April 9, 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.
Yoga for Better Movement with Megan Davis
Megan Davis returns to Lighthouse!
Calling all stiff, tight, creaky, tired, and inflexible bodies! In this series you will learn how to use yoga and myofascial and nerve release techniques to make movements you do every day more efficient and reliable– reaching for things, picking up and carrying stuff, climbing stairs, transitioning from seated to standing, and walking down the street. We will work on maintaining a healthy range of motion and alignment in the joints to decrease drag on the body so movement can be more fluid. This series is appropriate for all levels– no yoga experience necessary and injured bodies are welcome!
Wednesdays 6-7 pm
April 12-May 3
Non-member investment: $60 for the full series
Member investment: $30
To register, purchase the class card here.
Rest and Refresh with Restorative Yoga
Tara Lemerise returns to Lighthouse Yoga Center!
Sunday April 23.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle way to open the body and calm the mind. In our busy lives, we run constantly. But this isn’t healthy for our body or our mind.
It’s estimated that as much as 80% of disease and illness is related to stress. Restorative Yoga is a simple, accessible way to reduce stress in your life and allow your nervous system to relax.
Spend two hours being fully supported by blankets, blocks, bolsters and other props in this soothing and deeply relaxing restorative yoga workshop. Undo, unwind, and completely let go to experience true rest for your body and mind. In this practice, you can shift your attitude, clear your mind, and provide your body a unique opportunity to heal and renew.
All levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary.
Date: Sunday April 23, 3-5 pm.
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door ($25 for LYC members; email us for discount code).
Special 6-Week Series: Prenatal Yoga
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.
Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm, March 1-April 5.
Just $80 for all 6 weeks. Register here (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the prenatal pass).
Full Moon Meditation
The gravitational pull and shining light of the full moon exacerbates the power of our meditation. Join us for a beautiful 31-minute meditation during the height of the full moon to send out a prayer for peace, love, compassion and healing.
Doors will open at about 8:25 pm following the 7:15 pm Kundalini class.
No Kundalini Yoga experience is necessary. Donations accepted.
Stay tuned for next date.