Dates 3/14/2021 6:00 am - 8:30 am
$0.00 Aquarian Sadhana
Aquarian Sadhana is a yoga and meditation practice that includes an opening meditation or prayer, about 45 minutes of Kundalini Yoga, and then 62 minutes of beautiful chanting. We start during the hours of the "amrit vela" - the predawn time, where stillness abounds and we can tune into our universal connection with all beings. This practice is joyful, uplifting, and transformative.
Free and open to all.
The Aquarian Sadhana is practiced by Kundalini Yoga communities across the world. Doing sadhana in
a group develops group consciousness. A group sadhana practice
amplifies the impact of the meditation.
The Aquarian Sadhana Mantras
Morning Call (The Adi Shakti Mantra, Long Ek Ong Kars) - 7 minutes
mantra initiates the kundalini, initiating the relationship between our
soul and the Universal Soul. It opens all the chakras. Be sure to apply
Neck Lock to let the Kundalini energy rise.
Ek Ong Kaar - One Creator created this Creation
Sat Naam - Truth is His Name
Siri Wahe Guru - Great beyond description is His Infinite Wisdom
(See My Favorite Mantra by Shakti Parwha Kaur for detailed instructions on how to chant Long Ek Ong Kars)
Waah Yantee, Kar Yantee - 7 minutes
this mantra, we strengthen the connection with the infinite self, the
part of us beyond the physical world, beyond creation.
Waah Yantee - Great Macroself
Kar Yantee - Creative Self
Jag Dut Patee - All that is creative through time
Aadak It Waahaa- All that is the Great One
Brahmaadeh Tresha Guru - Three aspects of God: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh
It Wahe Guru - That is Wahe Guru
Mul Mantra - 7 minutes
mantra gives an experience of the depth and consciousness of your soul.
It eradicates deep, longstanding pain and sorrow. It expands creativity
and projects us into action in line with our destiny.
Ek Ong Kar - One Creator created this Creation
Sat Nam - Truth is God’s Name
Kartaa Purkh - Doer of everything
Nirbhao - Fearless
Nirvair - Revengeless
Akaal Moorat- Undying
Ajoonee - Unborn
Saibung - Self Illumined
Gur Prasad - It is by Guru’s Grace
Jap! - Repeat and Meditate!
Aad Sach - True in the beginning
Jugaad Sach- True through all the ages
Haibhee Sach - True even now
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach - Nanak says Truth shall ever be.
Sat Siri, Siri Akal (Mantra for the Aquarian Age) - 7 minutes
With this mantra we declare that we are timeless, deathless beings and promotes victory in all aspects of our life.
Sat Siri, Siri Akaal - Great Truth, Great Undying
Siri Akaal, Mahaa Akaal - Great Undying, Great Deathless
Mahaa Akaal, Sat Naam - Great Deathless, Truth is God’s Name
Akaal Moorat, Wahe Guru - Deathless Image of God
Rakhe Rakhan Har - 7 minutes
is a mantra of protection against all negative forces, inner and outer,
which are blocking us from moving on our true path. It cuts like a
sword through every opposing vibration, thought, word, and action.
Rakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaaria-an
Gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaari-an
Hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an
Saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaari-an
Tis saahib kee tayk Naanak manai maa-eh
Jis simrat sukh ho-i sagalay dookh jaa-eh
Thou who savest, save us all and take us across,
Uplifting and giving the excellence.
You gave us the touch of the lotus feet of the Guru, and all our jobs are done.
You have become merciful, kind, and compassionate; and so our mind does not forget Thee.
In the company of the holy beings you take us from misfortune and calamities, scandals, and disrepute.
Godless, slanderous enemies—you finish them in timelessness.
That great Lord is my anchor.
Nanak, keep firm in your mind, by meditating and repeating His Name
All happiness comes and all sorrows and pain go away.
Wahe Guru Wahe Jio - 22 minutes
is a mantra of ecstasy with which we establish ourselves for victory
and the right to excel. Chant sitting in Vir Asan (warrior pose),
sitting on the left heel, with the right knee up, right foot flat on the
ground, with hands in Prayer Pose. Eyes are focused at the tip of the
Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio
Translation: "Wow, God is great!” or “indescribably great is His Infinite, Ultimate Wisdom.”
Guru Ram Das Chant - 5 minutes
mantra is one of humility. It opens the Heart Center (4th chakra) so
that we can feel and effortlessly radiate universal love. We call on
Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and
Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
The first part (Guru Guru Wahe Guru) projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part (Guru Ram Das Guru) means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.”
E-RYT500, Owner/Director, LYC
Julie Eisenberg started practicing yoga in the mid-1990s as
a way to decompress from a stressful job. Over the years, as her
practice deepened and evolved, she began to understand yoga as a tool of
personal transformation and empowerment. She is a Kundalini Level 2
Teacher and Professional Teacher Trainer with the Kundalini Research
Institute (KRI), with advanced certifications in therapeutics and other
Julie opened Lighthouse Yoga Center in 2013 in her home community of
Petworth, DC as a way to share the teachings of yoga with the residents
of her diverse neighborhood. Outside the studio she has taught yoga to
DC’s homeless population and low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants in
Washington, DC and is involved in many community and civic
organizations. Her classes, retreats and trainings are energetic,
spiritual and often powerfully transformational.
Julie is thrilled to be part of the amazing Lighthouse community and
is grateful to everyone who has supported us through the years!
Nandi Gabremedhin is a KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor,
graduate of Lighthouse Yoga Center’s KRI Teacher Training Program. Nandi
took her first yoga class more than 11 years ago in a Saturday program
at her son’s school. With that first class she felt more positive,
peaceful and happy and then found a place to take regular classes. As
her practice developed, she felt there was still something missing – she
wanted to learn to meditate, which led Nandi to Kundalini Yoga &
Initially she thought she’d just take classes for herself, but then
knew fairly soon she wanted to become a teacher to share the benefits of
which she so abundantly received. Through her own practice and
teachings, Nandi found that Kundalini Yoga has been a way to dig deeper
and uncover more of herself and her own power, becoming more focused and
disciplined in developing her spirituality. With life and all that
comes, the maintenance must continue, which is the main reason Nandi
keeps her practice strong. Kundalini has allowed her to truly see more
and has allowed for more uplifting connections with others a more
enriching one. Nandi’s classes facilitate experiences for individuals to
find their own power, overcome personal challenges, shed the old skin
and grow anew by uncovering the divine energy within and illuminating
peace, light and love that inspires others thru example and energy.