Advance Your Asana with Catherine Marquette

June 24, 2-4 PM: The Basics of Surya Namaskar – the Sun Salutation. Learn tricks and tips to master this popular sequence.
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 4-workshop series to safely and precisely explore some of those advanced postures you’ve been wanting to try!

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, starting on June 24.

Cost:
General: $40 per class; $125 for the full series. Register here.
Members: $30 per class; $100 for the full series. Email us for your discount code!

Benefit Class for Planned Parenthood

Tuesday June 27
7:15-8:30 pm

Join guest teacher Carli Toliver for a special pay-what-you-want fundraising class for Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is a non-profit that provides reproductive health care to women globally. This important organization is under attack by the current administration and needs our support!

Register online or pay onsite. Give as much or as little as you’d like.

Special 6-Week Series: Prenatal Yoga

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.

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.

 

Special July 4 Weekend Classes

Happy July 4!
Regular weekend schedule July 1 and 2
July 3: Join Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie) for a special Kundalini practice at 10 am. Evening classes are canceled.
July 4: Tracy will be here to lead a fun and invigorating all-levels vinyasa class at 10 am. Evening classes are canceled.
Regular schedule resumes on Wednesday July 5.

Summer Cleanse Week

July 9-16

Are you ready to take your wellness to the next level? Dedicate yourself to one full week of healthy eating, daily yoga, and connecting with others who are doing the same. This summer, Lighthouse is hosting a Green Cleanse, one of many diets that Yogi Bhajan has recommended, according to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga.

The cleanse will kick off with a 2-hour Kundalini Yoga Workshop on Sunday, July 9 at 3 pm. The workshop will be followed by a 45-minute info session to discuss the details of the cleanse and get everyone off on the right foot. The group cleanse will end after Sadhana on Sunday July 16.

See full details here.

Beautiful, Bountiful and Blissful am I: A Kundalini Yoga Workshop to Cleanse and Renew

July 9, 3-5 pm

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful technology for transition and awareness. The practice opens us up to the possibility of transformation, in our daily lives and in the world! In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll explore some kriyas and meditations that will help us cleanse and detoxify the body, spirit and mind. We let go of what doesn’t serve us, both physically and emotionally, and start to build more health and stamina. Let your inner light shine, and find your true beauty!

This workshop will allow us to let go of what doesn’t serve us in our lives right now and then prepare ourselves for a week of rejuvenation and renewal. This class will set the stage for the cleanse and will leave you feeling lighter and more motivated.

No Kundalini Yoga experience is required. To learn more about this practice, check out our website.

This workshop will be followed by a free 45-minute introduction to the Green Cleanse that will start on Sunday night.

Workshop alone: $30 in advance; $25 for members
Included in the cost of the cleanse.

Aquarian Sadhana

Sunday July 16, 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 + Lunch 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.

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.