To best serve the needs of our diverse community, Lighthouse Yoga Center offers a special mini-series every month on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm called YOGA LAB.

Yoga Lab features rotating courses taught by in-house and visiting teachers. The series will last from 3 to 6 weeks. Topics will vary, so you can sign up for every Lab or just catch one from time to time. All classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:30 pm. No drop ins unless otherwise specified.

 

May:

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga

with Cathy Berry

Five-week series, May 3-31. $65 for all 5 classes. Drop ins will be permitted for this series (but to get the most benefit, we encourage you to sign up for the full course!)

Sign up by purchasing the class card here.

Kundalini yoga, known as the ‘Yoga of Awareness’, goes beyond just poses. Connecting the mind, body, and spirit, emphasis is placed on raising energy that already exists in your body and opening DSC_7347thumbnailyour energy centers (chakaras) through vigorous movement, breath (pranayama), mudras, bandhas and chanting. Come learn these fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga and find energy and peace in your true self.

This five week yoga lab is accessible for all fitness levels and is tailored for anyone who is interested in learning about and practicing Kundalini Yoga.  Each 75 minute class will include a warm up, a kryia (specific set of poses), and a meditation as you are introduced to key elements of Kundalini yoga including but not limited to:

  • Asanas (poses): rock pose, sufi grind, ego eradicator, life nerve stretch, frog pose, sat kriya, stretch pose
  • Body systems, energy centers, and bandhas: learn how to pressurize the glands, regulate hormones, and engage neck, diaphragm and root locks to control energy flow
  • Awareness of breath and breath work:  breath of fire, long deep breathing, alternate nostril breathing
  • Sound, mantras, and mudras:  music, chanting, and using gyan mudra, buddhi mudra, bear grip, venus lock to maximize meditative connection and experience
  • Meditation: understanding the three functional minds, meditation minutes, and bringing balance through practice

Come elevate your energy, mood and consciousness.  Find your happy!  Sat nam.


About Cathy:

cathyCathy discovered her love for yoga during pregnancy and had dabbled in all types (Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, Ashtanga, Flow, Power Yoga) before finding her way to Kundalini Yoga in 2012. While she was open to a new yoga experience, she was not expecting all the benefits that Kundalini Yoga brought to her life during a challenging time of turmoil and change. Practicing Kundalini Yoga has helped Cathy become stronger – both mentally and physically, more confident, and happier.  Cathy completed the KRI Level I teacher training at Lighthouse Yoga Center in November 2015 and looks forward to sharing elevation with others.

 

 

 

 

Coming in June:

Yoga Fundamentals with Linda Crossman

By popular request, we’re offering a special Yoga Fundamentals series on Tuesdays at 7:15 pm, June 7-28. Perfect for beginners or anyone who’s looking to brush up on the basics, join us for this 4-week introductory course.