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Interconnecting Patterns for a Better Life

Welcome To Week 3 Of Our Current 6 Week Session this coming week at LCY.

We hope you can join us in these great classes to bring more balance and joy to your body, mind and spirit!

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
This week come and discover the interconnected patterns of movement, breath and form that, when ignited, give you a deep connection to your core strength, revealing the path to your maximum flexibility and sense of balance. We will work with traditional yoga postures and variations that focus on muscular and energetic connections side to side and head to toe as you explore your inner landscape via Yoga Sutra 4.20. You will leave feeling open, integrated and grounded after this practice. Props needed: 2 blocks

Yoga Basics Classes
This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the activation of core power in the torso which protects your lower back, hips, […]

This Week At Lake Center Yoga

This week at LCY the Yoga 101 Class learns how to empower the upward moving energy through the nervous system and the spine with the alignment principles of Inner and Outer Spiral of the Legs applied in poses and with suggestions on how to apply them in everyday movements.  These opposite actions also bring grounding to the legs and expansion of spirit as well as protection for the low back and knees and alignment that will prevent or help Sciatica.

The Ongoing Experienced Yoga, Beginning, Yin Yoga and Slow & Glow Yoga Classes this week will enter the central plumb line of the body via Yoga Sutra 3.7 as the theme to bring clarity and focus. Using hip openers, forward bends, and standing and seated poses with perhaps an inversion and a Sundial Pose you will find yourself in the central channel of your body called the […]

This Week at Lake Center Yoga

Sunday, October 25th Full Day Yoga Retreat!
Join us for The Ascendant: Your Karmic Doorway Astro Yoga Retreat this Sunday, October 25th from 9:30am-4:30pm. The Early Yogi Discount of $65 goes through tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 21st and registration is $75 afterwards.

The menu for the Organic Vegan Feast is: Roasted Red Pepper Soup, BBQ Tofu with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice, Steamed Kale with Cranberry Beans, Mixed Salad with Tahini Dressing, Plantain Chips, Mango Pomegranate Tea and Ginger Candies.

You may treat your Self to this fabulous retreat by registering at: http://lakecenteryoga.com/retreats/

Yoga 101 Class
We review the alignment principles of Week 1, the foundations of the four mounts of the hands and feet and the breath as the essence of action. Week 2 is learning Muscular Energy that creates stability, strength and physical integration in a pose and Organic Energy that is the extension in a pose that […]

Sweet Samadhi at LCY

Stabilize some Sweet Samadhi (The 8th Limb of Yoga) in your soul at 7:15pm Friday Night Meditation Classes with Sri Ekan followed by a sweet treat to take you even Higher!

“By mastering asanas and mudras, bring body, senses and mind under your control.
Through control of your mind and prana, all chakras are purified.
When these open, perfection in yoga is not far away.

When the sahasrara (crown chakra) stands revealed,
currents of nectar flow ceaselessly.
You attain the inner Witness, the Self.
You drown in an ocean of bliss,
your own true nature.” (Samadhi)

Swami Muktananda

Om, Om, Om~

Enter The Inner Kingdom

Through meditation,” teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, “we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles.” Experience guided Meditation at Friday Night Meditation Classes as breath by breath, you enter what Meditation Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls “The Pure Land of the Buddha, the Kingdom of God, in the here and the now. When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence Meditation Practice—allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now.

In our hectic modern world, many of us race from one to-do to the next, planning this and worrying about that. Thoughts and unconscious habits often consume us, numbing us to our true experience and to the suffering we create for ourselves and those around us. Meditation breaks this cycle brings us home to our bodies—and […]

This Week’s Classes at LCY

We hope you had a most wonderful Labor Day Weekend~

Sri Ekan has been busy planting  the Lake Center Yoga garden with over 500 fresh starts of plants to enjoy in our home kitchen and in recipes for our yoga retreats!

We look forward to seeing you back on your mats this week in one or more of our our well rounded classes at LCY which always include all Eight Branches of Yoga.  Here’s what’s happening:

The Yoga 101 Class focus is on balance of stability and freedom, effort and ease both in asana practice and daily life.

The Ongoing Beginner and Ongoing Yoga Classes offer a smooth yet powerful practice that unites Yoga Sutra 2.54-mastering the mind and senses, along with lunging sequences, variations of arm balances, backbends, hip openers, standing and one legged balance poses to help you reawaken your clarity and inner guidance to have a fresh […]

Take The Great Vow (Maha Vrata) To Live The Yamas

In Asana Classes this week we’ll be activating Yoga Sutra 2.31 into our Being along with more core strengthening and Muscular Energy to shine out the 1st Limb of Yoga, the 5 Yamas of non-harming, truthfulness, non-stealing, conscious control and right use of our vital force and non-attachment in Balancing Poses.

B.K.S. Iyengar translates this sutra as: “The five components of Yama are called ‘mighty universal vows’, as they are not confined to class, place, time or concept of duty. They should be followed unconditionally by students of yoga in particular. They form the framework of rules on which society is based. This universal approach should also be applied to all the other component states of yoga without distinction of time, place or circumstances to lay down the precepts of a universal culture. They represent the ideal, responsible way for everyone to live.”

Meditation Master Sri Mooji says that without meditation, without […]

2nd Chakra Full Day Astro Yoga Retreat at Lake Center Yoga

Our next  Full Day Astro Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Lake Center Yoga will be on Sunday, March 1st from 9:30am-4:30pm!

In this retreat you will enjoy a great morning yoga practice with asanas focusing on opening the Second Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, the Sacred Chakra, called Svadistana Chakra. The Second Chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment. The gift of this chakra is experiencing your life through feelings and sensations. The Second Chakra is the center of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy and connection. The energy of this Chakra allows you to let go, to move and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing or a website, originates from the energy of the Second Chakra. A person with an open Svadhistana Chakra is passionate, present in body, sensual, creative […]

New Session Begins Today with The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Today we begin a new Six Week Session which will be the last session before we take our Spring Break from Monday, March 30th-Sunday,April 12th in case you want to up your yoga practice to create more pools of energy to carry you through those two weeks. Please register before your first class by PayPal here on the website or by check, cash or credit card at the studio.

Asana Classes
This week we begin our study of The Eight Limbs of Yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our class theme will be on Yoga Sutra 2.30, the first limb of yoga,The Yamas, or outer disciplines to live in society. They happen naturally when we are grounded in our own Truth. We will focus our Asana Practice to stabilize us in our Truth from which to live, with a solid foundation of the hands, feet and breath opening to the power […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:32+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Retreats, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Expand Your Love With Meditation

Join us at Friday Night 7:15pm Meditation Class and expand your LOVE capacity!

Meditation Mystic Osho says,  “Love has no basis unless it is grounded and centered in meditation. Any problem of love can be solved only when the problem of meditation has been solved, not before it, because it is really two non-meditative persons who are creating the problem. Two persons who are in confusion, who don’t know who they are will naturally multiply each other’s confusion, they magnify it. Unless meditation is achieved, love remains a misery.

When you are in love, don’t forget meditation… Love is only going to show you who you are, where you are. And it is good that love makes you alert…Now is the time to meditate. If love and meditation go together, you will have both wings, you will have a balance. Love and meditate, meditate and love, and slowly, slowly you will see […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:32+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Classes, Inspirational, Meditation, Retreats|0 Comments
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