Special Sadhana for Yogi Bhajan's Birthday

Sunday August 25, 4:45 am-7:30 am

Join us for this very special Sadhana to honor Yogi Bhajan’s birthday. We start at 4:45 am with some brief warm-ups. At 5 am sharp we tune in and begin our 2.5 hour recitation of Long Eck Ong Kars.

This wonderful Sadhana experience takes us back to the very first Sadhana that Yogi Bhajan taught. It’s a way to connect with the true inner self, and to call upon your higher wisdom. And it will leave you feeling great for days!

Yogi tea and cake will be served.

Open to all. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.

Free and open to all.
Register online.

Kundalini Yoga and the Energetic Body: How Kundalini Yoga Works

August 24-25, 1-5 pm. Register now. Cost: $185 general / $150 members (email us for your discount code).

Join us for this powerful Kundalini Yoga experience – perfect for all levels of experience. Lighthouse Yoga Center’s unique Kundalini Yoga Immersion Program offers you insight into this powerful practice, guiding you on the mat and helping you craft a home practice or learn to incorporate elements of Kundalini Yoga into your other yoga teachings.

Kundalini Yoga and the Energetic Body: How Does Kundalini Yoga Work?

An 8-hour exploration of how this powerful technology affects your energetic body: Chakras, Ten Bodies, Meridians and more. We’ll decounstruct Kriyas to understand how the exercises work, and we’ll examine the mind/body connection. In the end, we’ll put it together into a practice to allow you to fully experience the Kundalini effects!

Course meets from 1-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Sadhana will start at 5 pm on Sunday. CEU’s available.

This is part of our Kundalini Yoga Immersion Program. The weekend is open to everyone!

Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners and Beyond

Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 pm
August 27 to October 1.
Teacher: Meredith McCullough

Are you new to yoga? This beginner series will introduce you to the basics of yoga in a safe, non-competitive class.

$100 for the full series, which includes weekly video homework. Register here. (Members save 20% – email us for your discount code!).

Lighthouse Yoga Center offers this unique course as a way to present the basics of a yoga practice in a friendly and supportive environment. Teacher Meredith McCullough excels at creating community and building comfort in yoga.

The program offers a step-by-step introduction to the physical basics of yoga, starting with grounding poses and then building from there.

Yoga Fundamentals one of our most popular offerings and we invite you to take advantage of this 6-week course to jump-start your practice.

Fall Kundalini Yoga Retreat: Manifesting Prosperity

September 6-8, 2019
Blue Mountain Retreat Center
Knoxville, Maryland (Near Harper’s Ferry)

Join Lighthouse Yoga Center owner Julie Eisenberg (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) for an early-fall Kundalini Yoga getaway to beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center. The start of fall is a great time to clear out what we don’t want to carry with us and to begin to focus on bringing into our lives that which DOES serve us. This gives us the opportunity to open ourselves up to ABUNDANCE.

Abundance doesn’t mean that we have a lot of everything; it means that we have enough of what we need to survive and be healthy, happy and holy. During this weekend retreat, we’ll focus on manifesting abundance in our lives. Whether we’re looking for and abundance of love, light, prosperity, health, or happiness, we’ll collectively create the vibrations to make this happen!

Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

Next series starts on September 11.

Wednesdays 6-7:15 pm

September 11 to October 16.

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

Join birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series in May and June! Prenatal yoga is not just a regular yoga class adapted for pregnant people.  At a time when everything is changing in your body, prenatal yoga helps moms-to-be reconnect with and build body awareness, stretch,  strengthen and release the muscles most easily affected by pregnancy and foster a greater understanding of what is happening with our bodies during pregnancy and childbirth.

Cost: $100 for the full 6 week session / $50 for members. No drop-ins please!

Sign up here.

Family Story Time + Yoga

Saturday September 14, 3:30-4:30 pm. Sign up here. (Registration isn’t required, but space is limited so we encourage you to sign up in advance!).

Join us for a FREE afternoon family workshop: Story time with local author and Lighthouse member Nina Halper, followed by Family Yoga with Meredith McCullough.

The book: Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Saluki

Join the adventures of Sabra, a puppy who traveled halfway across the globe to be adopted by a loving family in Washington, D.C. Based on the true story of the real Sabra, a Saluki-mix rescued from Israel in 2006, this children’s book – brought to life with colorful and comical illustrations – takes you on a heart-warming journey as Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Saluki  grows from a scrawny puppy into a gentle giant who captures attention everywhere he goes with his large size, soulful eyes and unusual looks.

Recommended ages: Toddler to 5.

Racism in the Yoga Community: Tips to Healing Ourselves, Our Studios and Our World

A special 2-part community workshop, September 21 & 22.

If yoga is for everybody, why is it that so many yoga studios are racially and economically homogeneous? Are there ways to change the culture of yoga to be more inclusive? Have you wanted to be part of the change, but unsure where to start?

Let’s talk about it.

Join Racial Justice Speaker/Trainer and Yoga Teacher, Dr. Monea T. Abdul-Majeed, for a 2-part workshop that includes awareness, discussion, meditation, and journal writing, September 21-22, 2-4 pm each day. Register for one session or both. (Please enter your donation amount in the “Quantity” line at check-out).

Sliding scale registration, suggested donation $15-$30/session. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kingman Boys and Girls Club in Washington, DC.

See course details here.

Rest for All: A Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday September 28, 2-4 pm
Teacher: Tara Lemerise

Cost: $35 in advance/$40 at the door. Register here.

Members save 15% – email us for your discount code.

What if we trained our bodies to rest in the same way we train our bodies to be stronger in fitness classes? Tara’s unique style of teaching Restorative Yoga applies the concept of a circuit-style work-out to Restorative Yoga.

All of the bolsters, blankets and blocks required for Restorative Yoga postures are skillfully arranged into stations before you arrive so all you have to do is show up and rest. This profound, purposeful kind of resting can eliminate fatigue, expedite recovery from injuries, ease experiences of anxiety, and help you develop resistance to the impact of stress on your physical and mental health, plus so much more!

Everyone welcome.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A Couples Prenatal Workshop

Sunday September 29, 2-4:30 pm.
Teacher: Rebecca Henry

Cost: $75 per couple if registered by September 22.

$85 per couple after September 22.

Members and current prenatal students save 10%.

Register here.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A hands on, yoga based, couples workshop to help prepare for labor.

Join prenatal yoga teacher and birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a fun partner workshop that will bring together childbirth education and yoga techniques to help you learn how to be a rock solid birth partner.

Many of the postures and breathing techniques practiced in prenatal yoga classes are not only natural birthing positions, but can also serve as comfort during pregnancy and labor. This is especially effective with additional support and pressure from the hands of a loving partner.

Full Moon Meditation

Stay Tuned for our Next Full Moon Meditation

Meditation immediately follows the 7:15 pm Kundalini class. If you can’t make it to class, doors will open at about 8:25 pm.

Meditating under the power of the full moon amplifies the power of our meditation, allowing us to connect more deeply with the voice of our soul and tap into our inner peace. Join us for this monthly donation-based Kundalini meditation, to uplift your spirits and guide you through the coming cycle.

Open to all, no meditation experience is required. Donations are accepted.