Sunday November 17 & December 8, 5 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.
We start at 5 am sharp, and front door will be locked at about 5:20 am.
The Aquarian Sadhana practice will leave you feeling great all day!
Free and open to all.
Yoga Book Club: My Grandmother's Hands
Saturday November 23
Noon to 1:30 pm, Vegeterian pot-luck lunch and discussion
For our fall book club, we’re keeping the discussion about racism and racial justice alive.
Our November book is My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.
Called “the first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology, ” My Grandmother’s Hands is a thought-provoking exploration of race and racism in the United States.
Learn more about the book and author here.
Free and open to all.
Open to Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Day Kundalini Class
Thursday November 28, 10-11:30 am
Come in and get inspired this Thanksgiving morning!
Gratitude is a multiplier – the more we put out, the more we receive. Sometimes finding gratitude can be tough, especially when faced with some of the challenges that emerge during the winter and holiday season.
Join Julie (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) for a powerful 90-minute Kundalini class to prepare yourself mentally and physically for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
Plan to sweat, laugh, dance, and have a wonderful holiday morning!
No Kundalini Yoga experience required.
Use your class card – no additional charges – but please preregister!
(Please note that all other classes will be canceled that day so our teachers can have some family time).
Designing Your Life: A 2-Part Workshop with Abby Dobbs
Two-Part Series with Abby: Designing Your Life – Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
December 3rd & 10th. Register here.
Join Abby in this two-part series where you’ll learn a special set of tools to take ownership of your practice, increase your discernment, and become more skillful at aligning with your wisest, most connected self.
Part one of this mini-series will focus on increasing your ability to get into feeling. Abby will lead you through breathing practices, intention-setting, and asana specifically designed to build awareness of your moment-to-moment experience.
Part two of this mini-series will build upon the skills that were developed in part one and take them to the next level. We can only make aligned choices if we’re fully present with what is coming up for us in any moment. This workshop will be a practice of becoming more skillful taking deliberate action, and fully owning the choices you make on and off your yoga mat.
We ask that you plan to attend both evenings. See full description here.
Cost: $55 in advance / $40 members
After December 1: $60 / $50
Becoming the Best Birth Partner
Sunday December 15, 2-4:30 pm
Cost: $85/couple – $75 for members and current prenatal students. 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.
Women often intuitively know what positions serve them best during labor, but partners are often at a loss of how best they can help them move between and support them in these positions. Natural labor progression is always enhanced when a mom feels supported and comforted by the people surrounding her. This workshop will focus on teaching birth partners how they can take an active, physical role in the pregnancy, labor and birth process, and therefore be a more relaxing presence for mom.
Kundalini Winter Retreat: Set Your Intentions for the New Year
Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD
Escape the city and give yourself a weekend of Kundalini Yoga with Lighthouse owner, Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie Eisenberg). The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on what you’d like to leave behind and how you’d like the next 12 months – and beyond – to manifest. Through Kundalini yoga, meditation and chanting, you’ll have an opportunity to find balance in your life and set your intentions for the new year.
During the weekend, the kriyas will be focused on awakening the chakras, cleansing the mind, and letting go of what you don’t want to carry into 2020. We’ll then take some time to set intentions that we’ll take away with us, planting the seeds for prosperity, happiness and health in the new year.
Open to all levels. No prior Kundalini Yoga experience is required.
Give yourself (and your sweetheart!) a gift of yoga this new year.
Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series
Next series starts on January 8
Wednesdays 615-7:30 pm
November 6-December 18, no class on November 27
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.
Full Moon Meditation
Next Full Moon Meditation: Thursday December 12
Meditation immediately follows the 7:15 pm Kundalini class. If you can’t make it to class, doors will open at 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.
The holidays are coming. Between the extra commitments and the stress of travel or entertaining people, your shoulders might be hunched up and squishing your neck a bit more than usual. This series will focus on moving into a more neutral shoulder alignment through myofascial release and modified yoga asanas. We will work to strengthen the muscle groups that support proper shoulder alignment to address shoulder injuries and weaknesses and apply methods that create space in the shoulder girdle to increase range of motion. Applying proper shoulder alignment throughout your practice will increase strength and flexibility and decrease shoulder, upper back and neck tightness, and pain.
This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels. Students with injuries are welcome. Sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment with new types of movement a must.