Events, Workshops & Retreats

Celebrate our local community through special events, benefits and kirtans. Contact us at info@lightonlotus.com if you would like to host an event!

Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals of Yoga

07

OCT


2017

4:00PM

Light On Lotus

Christine West & Kate Willson


Yoga Basics: The Fundamentals of Yoga

In this four-week series we will cover the fundamentals of yoga: breath, terminology, modifications, and the most commonly found postures in beginner, level 1/2, or all-levels classes.

If you are brand-new to yoga and can't quite figure out how to get started, or have tried a few all-levels classes and aren't quite comfortable trying to keep up - this workshop is for you.

This series is also a great way to jumpstart your practice after a long time away, or for those who may have been practicing for a while but may want to revisit the fundamental building blocks. If you are coming back to yoga after injury or looking for ways to modify poses due to injury or limitations we will go over the most important ways to practice for your body.

The series does build on itself so attending all four sessions is recommended, but you are welcome to drop in to as many as you are able!

Week 1: Breathing, basic poses, understanding the flow of Suryas (A&B)
Week 2: Review of Week 1, open hip poses
Week 3: Review of Weeks 1&2, adding twists and backbends
Week 4: Review of Weeks 1-3, Balance and single leg standing poses

About your teachers...
Christine's practice influences every part of her life and she embraces the endlessly learning experience that occurs on her mat. As a teacher, she aims to provide a relaxed and playful space for people to journey inward through mindful movement and breath. She encourages students to enjoy the process of the practice with emphasis on personal awareness and individualized needs.

Kate started practicing yoga more than a decade ago as a public service to those around her. What she discovered was so much more. Years of dance and athletics, followed by time spent in demanding corporate environments had created extreme imbalance in the body. Yoga provided an opportunity to explore a marriage of the yin and the yang; a sustainable approach physically and mentally, to a vibrant, mindful, and active life. In her classes and workshops, Kate endeavors to help her students find fulfillment and curiosity in a challenging but safe environment

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 Karina Skye Live!

07

OCT


2017

7:00PM

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Karina Skye


Karina Skye Live!

Join us for an evening of mantras and yoga-inspired original music by Karina Skye. Based in Florida, Karina travels the country and the globe working as a yoga teacher and recording artist. You can hear her music on iTunes and Spotify and find out more at karinaskye.com.

BIO:
Karina Skye was raised in a family of healers and has practiced and studied the healing arts from a very young age. Going through some hard years in her life and having been able to "survive" and succeed, Karina has a huge drive to share her experiences and the techniques that have worked for her. She is passionate to help others achieve their full potential and find happiness and inner-peace. She is an advanced Yoga instructor (E-RYT500/ KRI) with more than 13 years of teaching experience. Founder of the Modern Yoga Academy Karina is trained in a variety of Yoga styles including Kundalini, Sivananda, Restorative, Raja, Vinyasa, and Power Yoga. Karina is also a REIKI master, Qi Gong practitioner, certified counselor / facilitator and life coach. Karina's MODERN YOGA WORKSHOPS are open minded and dynamic classes, where she teaches Yoga techniques that can be applied by anyone wishing to improve their lives and become the best version of themselves. Karina also leads LIVE CHANTS, MANTRAS and MUSICAL MEDITATION classes. She is a featured artist on Spirit Voyage (website for yoga music) and has lead chants at major festivals and Yoga events including 3HO Winter Solstice Celebration along with great Yogis and musicians such as Snatam Kaur, Simrit Kaur, and others. She has over 23 albums released in a variety of styles but all with one purpose, to inspire awareness and empower the listener. Visit www.karinaskye.com for more information.

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New Moon Manifestation

20

OCT


2017

8:00PM

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Lizzie Rose


New Moon Manifestation

Join Lizzie for the ultimate new moon experience! The new moon is the perfect time to set goals, declare intentions, and align yourself with what you want to create. This (co-ed) New Moon Circle will include meditation and intention setting, movement, and a mini sound bath to support your goals and dreams for the coming month.

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Psoas: Bridge to Freedom

21

OCT


2017

2:00PM

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Leslie Kazadi


Psoas: Bridge to Freedom

We think of the psoas (so-az) as a hip flexor – and we tend to only think of it when it’s gripping or limiting movement.

But like most things, there is much more to it than that. Spanning across the entire abdomen, the psoas bridges the front to back body, and is the only muscle that connects the upper body to the legs. It informs our posture, gait, balance, flexibility, core strength, breathing patterns, organic function, stress response and overall wellbeing. Imbalances in the psoas muscles can create low-back pain, sciatica, groin pain, scoliosis, digestive dysfunction and more!

Join Leslie in an exploration of this essential muscle and discover how to both release and strengthen your psoas. We will get a good look at the psoas on a skeleton. Then we will play on our mats in a practice that will create greater awareness and freedom of movement on the mat and in your life.

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IN WAVES

04

NOV


2017

7:00PM

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La Mer


IN WAVES

In Waves is a creatively inspired sound healing experience. Original music, live field recordings, crystal singing bowls, gong, chimes, drum, and medicine melody honor our wise traditions with fresh presence. Beginning with a meditation ceremony to invoke the sacred and join in common purpose, we cultivate honest listening and welcome the amazing power of sound to transform, heal and inspire.

*November 4th's In Waves will spark the season of giving with warm resonance and songs of intrinsic illumination.


La Mer is a healer, songstress and storyteller from LA Earth. Her work centers around powerful rituals of union with soulful nature. LoveLaMer.com

Some Notes:
Science has proven that sound coupled with intention heals dis-ease and generates deep peace.
Chanting, singing, and rhythm have been used for healing since the dawn of time.
Healthy resonance has the ability to re-harmonize cells that have been imprinted with disruptive frequencies

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Acro & Partner Yoga Playshop: The Holiday Edition

16

DEC


2017

2:00PM

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Christy Hachiya


Acro & Partner Yoga Playshop: The Holiday Edition

Are you an inversion lover who wants more ease and grace on your hands?

This workshop will work you to your most delighted edge.

Join Christy Hachiya for a fun session of inversion training, AcroYoga style. Solo drills and introductory partner acrobatics will up your game and make you smile.

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Sonic Sound Healing and Intention Setting for the New Year!

01

JAN


2018

5:00PM

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Sean Levahn


Sonic Sound Healing and Intention Setting for the New Year!

$25 in advance, $30 day-of

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Tween Tribe

20

JAN


2018

2:00PM

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Jessica Jablonksi


Tween Tribe

Being a tween and teenager sure ​is ​a tough job. Our Lotus ​Girls ​Tween​ Tribe Workshop​ provides a non-competitive outlet for girls ages 9 - 13 to move their bodies, lift their hearts and calm their minds; using yoga to help them with some of the struggles adolescents experience. ​In this workshop, we'll practice basic and challenging yoga poses and partner poses, we'll learn age appropriate breathing techniques, and we will focus on mindfulness and meditation. We will also make beautiful mala bead bracelets, spending time being creative and connected.
Yoga is a perfect escape in our hectic world and the hope of this ​workshop is to provide this age group with something to call their own. Students will leave with less stress and anxiety, and more kindness towards themselves and others; forming a community of like minded, open hearted friends and a practice that they can share for a lifetime.
Jessica Jablonksi is our in-house Kids Yoga Empower our girls, together!

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