Family Yoga for All Ages – Two Drop-In Classes in August!
Join teacher Meredith McCullough for two special Summer Break Family Style yoga classes. Designed with our tots/preschooler yogis in mind, this class welcomes younger and older siblings and one or more caregiver for an hour 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!
Friday August 18 and 25
11 am to noon
$20 for one class; $30 for both
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.
Standing Poses: Deconstructing the Foundation of the Asana Practice
with Catherine Marquette
Saturday August 26, 2-4 pm
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!
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.
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!
6-Week Prenatal Yoga Series
Next series starts on September 8. To register, purchase class card here (scroll down for prenatal).
Classes will meet on Fridays 6:30-7:45 pm from September 8 to October 27. No class on September 15 or October 13 because the studio will be in use for teacher training.
Teacher: Megan Davis.
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.
Yoga and Queer Identity
Join us for a 4-week series that explores various aspects of contemporary queer identity through asana practice, guided meditation, and yogic philosophy. Each week will begin with a grounding seated pranayama and meditation practice, followed by an active, hatha-style movement practice. Throughout the four weeks, we’ll focus on themes of queer healing, reclamation & resilience, celebration & pride, and queerness as spirituality and activism. All bodies and levels of practice are welcome.
Teacher: Melanie Williams, RYT-200 and self-identified fat, queer, cis femme, invites all queer-identified folks to join her for this four-part hatha yoga series to practice, commune, and thrive together.
Sunday 7-8:15 pm
September 17-October 8
$60 for the full series ($30 for LYC members). Drop-ins by prior approval and space-permitting.
To register, purchase the class card here (please scroll down).
Ongoing–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
Transitioning to a Plant-Based/Vegetarian Lifestyle
Postponed. Stay tuned for new date.
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!
See more details here.
Teacher: Christie Kinsey, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
$25 ($20 for members) in advance. $30 at the door.