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Special Events and Classes

Meditation For Completing Your Goals With Higher Guidance

Dates: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

40-Day "Sadhana" Morning Meditation:

Meditation for Completing Your Goals With Higher Guidance 

Mantra:  Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio; Translation: Wow Ecstasy Of God, Teacher, Deliverer From Dark To Light, Beloved Soul

Daily, 9/6-10/15,  6:20am, 31min

Donations are appreciated

Please Join Nandi and Lighthouse for our next 40-Day Sadhana. This is a self initiated meditation, please see link for more details. 

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Full Moon Meditation - September 20

Location: Online
Online  

31-Minute Full Moon Meditation. Free and open to all!

7-7:45 pm on Zoom

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.



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Yoga Fundamentals

Dates: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Lighthouse Yoga Center
Online  In-Person

$108 non-members/$96 members

Online and In-person - vaccination required for in-person option.

Yoga reduces stress and helps you boost your immune system, which creating connections (even virtually). If you’re looking for a way to jump start a yoga practice, this slow-paced, interactive beginner yoga series is perfect for you! Join Meredith for this 6-Week Fundamentals series that will teach you the basics of yoga and connect you with our warm and supportive community!

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Ultimate Reality, The Self and Spiritual Self-Discovery: Key Concepts from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita

Dates: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Online  

With Tara Lemerise

Pricing: $108 non-members/$96 members

1-7:30pm

Looking to go deeper in your yoga practice?  Join Tara Lemerise, our lead Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer for an in depth look at the roots of yoga, exploring both the ancient texts of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

Aside from exploring the many definitions of yoga offered in these texts, the activities and discussion will lead us to consider some essential questions: How can someone live a spiritually meaningful life without withdrawing from society? What can someone who does not want to give up family and social obligations do to live the right way? How do we make it through our struggle for self-mastery?

6 Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for this workshop.

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The Going Deeper Series: A Three Part Series Studying the Foundations and History of Yoga from the Bhagavad Gita to the Yoga Classes of Today

Dates: Saturday, September 25, 2021 - Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

$277 non-members/$257 members for all three workshops.

EARLY BIRD! $217 if you register before September 6

All workshops are online and run Saturdays, 1-7:30pm

Looking to go deeper in your yoga practice?  Join Tara Lemerise, our lead Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer for an in depth look at the roots of yoga.

This three part series from Tara Lemerise will explore the history of yoga from it's original texts through it's evolution into modern times.   These workshops are suitable for curious yoga practitioners, aspiring yoga teachers, and current yoga teachers, and will include lecture, all-levels welcome physical practice, chanting, meditation, journaling and group discussion. 

18 total Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for this series.

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Making Peace with Anger

Dates: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Lighthouse Yoga Center
Online  In-Person

$49 non-members/$45 members

A basic human emotion, anger is a natural and largely automatic response to pain.  Related to basic survival, anger is the sympathetic  nervous system ’s response, designed to spur our “fight, flight, or freeze” reflex.   Anger often gets a bad rap, but it doesn't necessarily mean throwing punches. It might motivate individuals and communities to combat injustice, propelling change and designing new norms.  However, prolonged release of the  stress   hormones  that accompany anger can destroy neurons in areas of the brain associated with judgment and  short-term memory , and weaken the immune system.   Leveraging selected Kundalini kriyas we will examine our anger, observe where it sits in our bodies, and spark a journey of channeling this powerful emotion housed in our reptilian brain.

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Find Your Root: Pelvic Floor Yoga and the Energy Body

Dates: Monday, September 27, 2021 - Monday, October 04, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

EARLY BIRD PRICING! $80 if you register before Sept 13!


Yoga is an energy management system called nadis.  Yoga poses and breathing practices are practiced to build awareness of blockages or challenges of the nadis.  This is step one.  After cultivating an awareness of the subtle body, one can then apply yoga poses and pranayama to effect change.  The pelvis is the transmission station of the feet and legs to communicate with the upper body.  And the pelvic floor is the seat of the root chakra which is associated with our feelings of safety and security.  Often there can be emotional and physical holding in this area that can contribute to physical and energetic binding.  The pelvic floor needs to be both stable and flexible. This workshop will explore anatomy and dysfunctions of the pelvic floor from a point of yogic energy bodies and how asana and breath work can help those dysfunctions.

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OMiles Yoga + Running in Rock Creek Park

Dates: Saturday, October 02, 2021 - Saturday, October 23, 2021
In-Person

Pricing: $95 non members/$75 members

Saturday mornings, 7:30-9:30 am, Oct 2-23. Meet in Rock Creek Park.You’ll be sent instructions after you register.

It's back!  Join yoga teacher and trail blazer Kristina (Karuna) Maze for a 4-week course combining running, hiking, and yoga stretches at nearby Rock Creek Park.

Trail running is very much like yoga—a "moving meditation" combining breath work and a focus on the present moment. Maximum 5 participants to ensure social distancing. Meeting place will be sent out prior to first run. Class meets rain or shine! (just no thunderstorms).

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Now Begins the Study of Yoga: Key concepts from the Yoga Sutras, Yoga Class Themes, and Dharma Talks

Dates: Saturday, October 02, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

With Tara Lemerise

Pricing: $108 non-members/$96 members

1-7:30pm

Looking to go deeper in your yoga practice?  Join Tara Lemerise, our lead Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer for an in depth look at the roots of yoga, this time exploring the Yoga Sutras.

Built on the foundation of the dualistic Samkhya philosophy, Patañjalayogasastra , The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, have arguably and somewhat inexplicably become the most influential text to modern yoga.    This workshop will explore how and why this has happened and the valuable insights The Yoga Sutras can offer us.

Suitable for curious yoga practitioners, aspiring yoga teachers, and current yoga teachers, the workshop ends with activities and discussion designed to help you connect the concepts from the Yoga Sutras to what you do on your yoga mat.    You can expect lecture, all-levels welcome physical practice, chanting, meditation, journaling and group discussion. 

6 Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for this workshop.

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How Crow Can You Go?

Dates: Sunday, October 03, 2021
Location: Lighthouse Yoga Center
In-Person

$30 non-members/$25 members

Wing it! Instructor Kristina (Karuna) Maze guides you through a flock of bird poses and variations. This 75-minute workshop starts with a vigorous warm-up as we prepare to take flight in some of yoga’s most creatively fun and challenging poses.

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October Book Club

Dates: Saturday, October 09, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

FREE!

For this month's yoga book club, we will be reading the blockbuster " Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" from Pulitzer Prize–winning bestselling author of  The Warmth of Other Suns,  Isabel Wilkerson.  Manju Sadarangani will be leading the discussion, online! It's free to join, but please register.

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Fascial Release for the Hips, Knees, and Feet

Dates: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: Lighthouse Yoga Center
Online  In-Person

$35 non-members/$30 members

Offered in person or online. Must be vaccinated to attend in-person

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. When it’s healthy, fascia allows your muscles to slide and glide as you move, but when your fascia gets tight and stuck, it can restrict your movement and breath and even cause pain.   In this workshop, w e will use tools and simple techniques to release the fascia in the feet and legs to re-educate the body/mind and align and stabilize the feet and legs.  The goal is  help create renewed slide and glide in the tissues of your hips, knees, and feet to aid in more easeful movement. Everyone is welcome and no previous yoga experience needed to join.

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All Things Evolve: From The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita, and Gherand Samhita to The Yoga Classes of Today

Dates: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

With Tara Lemerise

Pricing: $108 non-members/$96 members

1-7:30pm

Looking to go deeper in your yoga practice?  Join Tara Lemerise, our lead Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer for an in depth look at the roots of yoga, this time exploring the roots of Hatha Yoga.

While some of today’s yoga practitioners have read the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, not many even know about the Shiva Samhita or the Gherand Samhita. It might be surprising to hear that these writings are the only three surviving texts of Hatha Yoga.  We’ll spend our time in this workshop mining the details of these to-do manuals for the gems that can advance our practice. Along the way, we will develop both an intellectual and experiential understanding of the evolution of Hatha Yoga into modern day yoga classes.   You can expect lecture, all-levels welcome physical practice, pranayama, meditation, journaling and group discussion.

6 Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for this workshop.

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Access the Inner Knower

Dates: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

$30 non-members/$25 members


Are you someone who feels the need to use their spiritual work for the benefit of the greater world?  Or, if you are already an activist, perhaps you do it at the expense of care for yourself?   This workshop is for you!


Take some time to explore the space of the knower within and return to the world of action in community with like-minded seekers. Together we will activate our inner sparks as we reach for our truest vision of ourselves. We will breathe, move, learn and listen using a tool kit of practices from meditation, hatha yoga, contemplation, and spiritual companionship (deep listening). In a calm, friendly and stimulating environment we will creatively assess which practices best support us as we care for ourselves and show up for others. Come join this unique workshop to connect with seekers like you.

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From Head to Toe: A 6-week Series Exploring Anatomy with Abby Dobbs

Dates: Monday, October 18, 2021 - Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

Pricing: $108 non-members/$96 members

Tuesdays, 6-7:15pm

Join Abby for this special series where she'll weave together knowledge from over a decade of working with bodies as a massage therapist and yoga teacher to offer information that's practical, accessible, and applicable. Each workshop will begin with functional anatomy - we'll discuss how the joints are meant to naturally move, compensatory patterns, over-achieving muscles, and other important issues. Then, we'll move through a therapeutic yoga practice focused on creating strength and intelligence in the area of focus. You'll learn how to frame your understanding of anatomy in a way that is individualized to your body, and how to use your musculature to support safe strengthening and opening in your yoga practice.

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Understanding the Inner Critic

Dates: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Lighthouse Yoga Center
Online  In-Person

$49 non-members/$45 members


The inner critic or "critical inner voice" is a psychological concept usually experienced as an inner voice attacking the self.  Depending on the day, our inner critic manifests as the perfectionist, the taskmaster, the inner controller, the guilt tripper, the destroyer, the underminer, and/or the molder.     In the course of this workshop, we will use Kundalini kriyas to observe our inner critic, asking if our inner voice protects us from hurt or abandonment or reinforces feelings of shame and guilt, sabotaging relationships, and leading to self-destructive behavior?  We will deploy naad and pranayama in two prongs – vanquish the inner demon to silence it, and befriend the critic and transform it into a helpful ally.

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Harness the Central Channel

Dates: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Online
Online  

Recharge your "body battery" with Abby Dobbs

3-5pm, $40 general/$30 member

Join Abby for this special yoga workshop focused on the central channel, or sushumna, the main energy channel that runs through the central axis of the body.   She'll explore breathing practices (pranayama) and yoga poses (asana) designed to cleanse and open the wellspring of energy available within the central channel. You'll leave this workshop feeling centered and balanced, and with tools that you can take into any spiritual or movement practice.

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