Halloween Yoga Spooktacular

Wednesday October 28, 5:30-6:30 pm

Instructor: Kristina (Karuna) Maze

Have a howling good time with Kristina as she Trick or Trikonasanas through a spooky sequence of Halloween-themed yoga poses.

Wear a costume! Bring the kids! And expect the unexpected.

$20 general / $10 members. No charge for accompanying children.

Register here.

Level Up: An Antiracism Teacher Training for Yoga Professionals

Course meets on Thursday evenings, starting Oct. 29.

Are You Ready to Level Up?

Now is the time to take your practice out of your body and into the world.

Now is the time to transform your intentions into lasting impact.

Join Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed for a special training for yoga teachers and trainees to flex your antiracism muscles on (and off) the mat.

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, October 29 to December 3 (no class November 26).

Cost: $325, includes class time + small group and follow up resources. This course will be held on Teachable.

Learn more here.

Ready to register? Sign up here.

Sleepless Nights with Nandi Gabremedhin

Learn techniques to regain adequate rest in these tumultuous times.

Sunday November 1, 3-5 pm ONLINE

Teacher: Nandi Gabremedhin

It has been six months of adjusting to a new normal. It seems like we simply cannot catch a break from the current administration, constant system of racism, uncertainty of life moving froward, loss of life – the list goes on.

There are plenty of things that can and have been robbing some of us from getting quality deep sleep. Many of us were not sleeping soundly pre-COVID and continue with lack of sleep throughout the pandemic. Some of us have been introduced to new challenges good or bad that have plagued us with anxiety. Some are just feeling the weight of the world, which sometimes seems to get heavier with each waking moment.

All we want to do is sleep at night like “normal” people. Living in a vicious cycle of not sleeping for weeks, months and even years on end can bring upon significant bodily harm, to include high blood pressure, lowered immunity resistance, increased risk of heart attacks, diabetes, low sex drive and/or stroke.

Join Nandi for this workshop to to use Kundalini technology to help us conquer some of the stuff living inside our minds and cellular system that may be keeping us from obtaining adequate rest.

Full description here.

Cost: $35 general / $25 members

Register here.

Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

6-Week Online Series for Expecting Moms

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm, October 28 to December 9 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

$100 for the full series, includes class video replays. There’s still space available – register now and get a video replay of the first class.

Join birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a very special 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series.

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 / Members save 25%. No drop-ins please!

Register here. (Please scroll down).

Full description here.

Full Moon Meditation

Full Moon Meditation: Sunday Nov 1, 8 – 8:45 pm

Free and open to all. Live streaming on Zoom. Register here for your zoom link.

This month we’ll focus on moanifesting the spiritually powerful energy of Halloween and All Saints Day for regeneration and steadiness.

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.

 

40-Day Gratitude Meditation (ongoing)

40-Day Gratitude Meditation continues until November 9,

Free and open to all. Live streaming on Zoom. Register here for your zoom link. Find meditation explanation here.

Join us for a 40-day, 31 minute meditation for gratitude at 6:20 am daily.

In honor of her birthday this year, Nandi is leading a special 40-day Sadhana (daily meditation). In her words, here are details:

With so much loss of life Covid or otherwise I’ve been sticking close to gratitude! It can be scary in the world we live in and I want the Divine infinite to know that I am immensely grateful for this life, the connections I’ve made and all the lessons granted to me thus far. With my upcoming birthday I’d like to spend the entire rest of 2020 finding ways to show, share and express my gratitude.

Actively opening our hearts, sealing our destiny with protection using one of my most favorite mantras, “Aad Guray Nameh”, we will chant for 40 days! I invite you to join me for 40 days of gratitude. Join me as you focus on what you too are grateful for in your own life. 

Open to all, no meditation experience is required. Donations are accepted. See meditation details here so you can follow along. See meditation details here.

 

Small Group In-Person Series: Solidify Your Home Practice

3-Week In-Person Series, limited to 5 people.

Thursday evenings, 7-8 pm, November 5-19.

Cost: $70 general / $35 members

Come have fun discovering the way your body moves and adjusts to elevate your practice and deepen your connection with your body through the energy activation the postures offer you to improve the quality of your life!

What happens when you are not in a room full of yogis to turn to when you have no idea what the next posture looks like, and all you have around you is your furniture?

Jazmín has created this three-week series to deepen your understanding of all the different groups of postures, and to learn how your own body moves and aligns based on your unique structure.

We will be exploring back and forth bendings, and how they are related to your lower back and neck, we will understand how twists happen from your thoracic. We will examine the hips and shoulder joints to learn how to move with ease through the leg and arm balancings, hip and shoulder openers, inversions, and bindings.

All levels!

Register here.

The Business of Yoga

A nuts and bolts workshop on growing and marketing your yoga classes.

Sunday November 8, 2:30-5 pm

Teacher: Julie Eisenberg

Are you a yoga teacher or teacher trainee who’s interested in learning how to be a Yoga Professional?

Join LYC Owner and Teacher Trainer for this in-depth online workshop on showing up with your business skills in hand, to be the best yoga teacher possible.

Topics include:

  • Becoming a “Yoga Professional”
  • Effective marketing tools
  • Job search tips
  • What you need to know about the yoga world

Cost: $40 general / $25 LYC members

Free for LYC Teachers and Teacher Trainees.

Register here.

Aquarian Sadhana

Live Streaming  on Sunday November 15, 5-7:30 am

2.5 hours of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Register here for your zoom link.

Meditating with the rise of the sun (the “amrit vela”) sets us for the day and provides a powerful spiritual experience to carry us through life. During the Aquarian Sadhana, we open at 5 am by chanting Japji, a poetic text that takes about 20 minutes. This is followed by a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and then 62 minutes of beautiful chanting.

Learn more about the chants here.

Free and open to all.  

Inner Work for Racial Justice: Healing Circles

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to all.

Black bodies, brown bodies, and white bodies are all affected by racism in different ways. Racism shows up at work, school, in our communities, and all aspects of our daily lives. It affects both individual attitudes and institutional structures. Racism is one of the biggest challenges we face in our work to create a world that is fair and just.

When we take on the task of committing to doing the inner work necessary to create racial justice, we have different work to do.

For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) members of our community, the People of Color Circle provides a safe space to process, heal and strengthen. It’s a chance to turn trauma into action, and to support one another on this path.

For white members of our community, the White People Circle provides an avenue for white people to examine the subtleties of white supremecy and how these exist in themselves without fear of being judged and without putting the emotional weight on BIPOC friends to have to explain or defend themselves. It’s a chance to explore how to let go of deep-seated biases and become not just an ally, but also an activist.

Let’s take on racism with openness, honesty, vulnerability and commitment. Are you with us?

Concurrent caucuses, 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month on Zoom. Free and open to all.

Learn more here.

Yoga Book Club: The Body is Not an Apology

Saturday December 5, noon to 1:30 pm. Free and open to all!

Our Fall Yoga Book Club selection is The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor.

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.

World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world–for us all.

Grab your lunch and join us for this community discussion about this powerful and life-changing book.

If possible, we’ll offer an option to meet both in-person and on Zoom.

Register here.

 

 

Post-Natal Yoga (with Babies)

Fridays, 10:45-11:45 am

October 9 to November 13

Instructor: Rebecca Henry

This postnatal class series, designed for moms with babies 6-weeks to pre-crawling, will focus on strengthening, stabilizing and stretching all of the areas of the body hit hardest by pregnancy, childbirth and caring for baby.

This includes your chest and back muscles, your core and pelvic floor as well as your shoulders, neck and wrists.

Restorative poses throughout each class will help soothe baby-addled nerves. With babies welcome in class, you can feel free to stop your practice anytime you need to care for baby. Each class gives you a chance to connect with other new moms in the community and talk about any issues you are having with your post baby body.

Cost: $100 for the 6-week online series / Members save 20%.

Register here.

 Full description here.

 

OMiles: A Yoga and Running Club

Teacher: Kristina (Karuna) Maze

Saturdays 7:45-9:45 am – Stay tuned for November dates!

Cost: $90 general / $50 members

Location: Rock Creek Park

OMiles returns with Karuna Maze, who leads 3- to 6-mile group trail runs at Rock Creek Park followed by yoga stretches. Experience the joy of moving meditation in this 3-part outdoor series focusing on the present moment, the rhythm of the breath, and mindful footfalls.

Limited to 5 participants to ensure safe social distancing. All paces and experience levels welcome

Register here.