Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Do you want to shake up your life and create real change? If so, Kundalini Yoga is for you!
Kundalini is a powerful technology that combines posture, breathing, chanting and meditation to uplift and empower. Every Kundalini class will provide you with a different experience. Classes are sometimes vigorous and energetic, other times more meditative, but always an adventure. The goal is not perfection, but rather to allow yourself to experience this powerful healing practice. You can learn more about Kundalini Yoga here.
These are all-levels classes and can be modified for any body condition or injury. Lighthouse is DC’s only studio dedicated to the teaching of Kundalini Yoga and this is our specialty!
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Do you feel stiff, achy, and inflexible? Or maybe you want to deepen your understanding of alignment in yoga? If so, our all-levels Hatha Yoga classes are for you.
Very often, when we speak about “yoga” we are referring to Hatha Yoga. Hatha is a type of yoga focused on physical postures (asanas), along with breath (pranayama) and meditation. With a consistent Hatha Yoga practice, you gain flexibility and strength and learn to be more relaxed under otherwise stressful situations.
Each teacher is encouraged to teach their authentic style, so you’ll find variations among the different instructors – we encourage you to try as many as you can! New to yoga? Yoga Fundamentals is a beginner Hatha Yoga course that we offer 4 times a year, so keep you eyes open for the next one.
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Are you looking for a somewhat faster-moving class that will leave you feeling like you’ve done some work? If so, our Flow Yoga classes are your choice.
Our Flow classes offer something for everyone. “Flow” (or “Vinyasa”) yoga traditionally combines breath and movement, and include sequences of postures that are linked together. Classes begin with warm ups and basic asanas (postures), and for students who have achieved a degree of comfort in their yoga practice, you have the opportunity to explore more challenging asanas.
We offer both Flow Yoga, which are mixed-level classes where students are encouraged to work at their own pace, and Meditative Flow, which moves more slowly to build mindfulness and release tension. Flow and Meditative Flow will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
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Do you want to let go of stress and tension and feel like you’ve had a luscious spa treatment? If yes, try our Restorative Yoga classes!
Restorative Yoga a type of Hatha Yoga that is a proven way to re-set your nervous system. A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends.
Restorative classes are for all levels, and are perfect for students who are looking for more stable, grounding options. Classes can be modified for prenatal students and are an excellent option for students with limited mobility or any physical challenge or difference that put traditional Hatha and Flow yoga classes out of reach.
Similar to Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga is a way to reduce stress and anxiety. Students also report that with a regular Yin Yoga practice, they’re able to find more ease and comfort in meditation.
Yin Yoga is slow-paced practice that uses long holds to access and stretch connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Props are used to help support you in postures, but unlike Restorative Yoga, a certain amount of discomfort is welcomed.
Yin Yoga classes are for all levels, and are perfect for students who are looking for more stable, grounding options. Classes can be modified for prenatal students and are an excellent option for students with limited mobility or any physical challenge or difference that put traditional Hatha and Flow yoga classes out of reach.
Register for our Yin Yoga classes here.