Improve your flexibility, focus, strength, energy and peace with Yoga!
The foundational structure of our classes is primarily based on the alignment oriented Anusara Yoga method. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists love this therapeutic alignment for the health of the spine, bones, muscles and joints. We also weave themes from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras through the classes so that each student experiences a journey beyond the body that connects with the heart of Life.
Sri Ekan was certified in Anusara Yoga in 2001 and Nirgunavathi was licensed as an Anusara teacher in 2007 and both have decades of training in yoga philosophy, yoga history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, adjusting, therapeutics and the art of teaching yoga.
Barry Sowder and Melissa Williams are long term students of Yoga and Lake Center Yoga and have a deep understanding of how to do yoga safely and make it fun for beginning to advanced students.
Yoga Class Descriptions — Choose the Right Class for You!
Come and expand the potential of your body, mind and spirit in these wonderful classes at Lake Center Yoga. The only things necessary for class are comfortable workout type clothes, an open mind, a good attitude and a willingness to enjoy where you are in the poses according to your capacity in each moment.
If you are new to yoga you will get the best possible foundation which is very important when beginning.
If you have taken other styles you will learn or refine proper alignment which will enhance your practice on all levels. The poses may be familiar to you but you will experience them in a completely expanded, refreshed and powerful way. If you have had prior experience but have developed counterproductive habits or injuries these will also be addressed.
You will be infinitely rewarded on all levels with this course where you will learn the powerful principles of alignment. You will learn these principles which create tremendous core strength and which support and protect you in every yoga pose you will ever do as well as in your daily movement. You will also learn how to adapt many aspects of yoga to your own body and lifestyle so you can take yoga off the mat and into your life.
You will receive a handout with a recommended home practice reviewing the alignment principle you learn each week. In this progressive learning course we cover warm-ups, principles of alignment applied to yoga poses and different breathing practices to bring balance to the nervous system, silence to the mind and relaxation to the body.
Anyone can drop in to this class at any time.
Students who take one or more six-weeks sessions of this class eventually move on to Yoga 1 — and from there to Yoga 2 when they are ready.Click here to register and pay for Yoga Basics
This class is ideal for people who have been practicing yoga or have completed Yoga Basics and would like to continue in a slightly more advanced and varied class.
These classes will incorporate Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to bring deeper philosophical meaning into the physical aspects of yoga and life. Classes start with a short meditation, opening invocation and recitation of the Sutra of the week in the Sanskrit language which helps to center you and calm the mind. This is followed by a sequence of yoga poses ending with a final relaxation and short meditation.
This class can accommodate brand new people who cannot attend the Yoga Basics class first due to scheduling difficulties. Registered students receive a Yoga Sutra Review and Home Practice at the end of each week.
If you have yoga experience you may drop in to these classes anytime.Click here to register and pay for Yoga 1.
This class is for current students of yoga who practice regularly and can perform basic hatha yoga postures. One must have an interest in exploring the more subtle aspects of yoga adding more detail to alignment and subtler energies.
Those with more physical limitations would be better to go to Yoga 1 or Yoga Basics until there are no chronic distracting problems in your body or mind. It’s hard for the mind to go to more subtle places when it can’t break away from things that bother you on a daily basis.
Registered students receive a Yoga Sutra Review and Home Practice at the end of each week.
If you have yoga experience you may drop in to these classes any time.Click here to register and pay for Yoga 2.
Would you like more ease and comfort in your spine, hips and sacrum? Yin Yoga is designed to safely target your connective tissues (e.g. ligaments, tendons, bones) and joints including the spine, hips and sacrum. This helps improve the range of motion of the joints and opens up blocked or slowed healing energy pathways.
Yin Yoga is similar to restorative poses in that they are generally held for anywhere from 2- 10 minutes. However Yin poses are usually more challenging than restorative ones. Yin poses are passive compared to the active Yang poses of most hatha yoga and flowing styles such as vinyasa. Yin is the other side, the complementary opposite of the yoga world.
Yin Yoga is a highly-recommended complement to Yang poses. Many yoga practitioners are adding Yin Yoga to their routine to balance out their body, mind and spirit.
All levels welcome – Beginners to advanced. Try it just once and you will love it!Click here to Register for Yin Yoga
We all know how music has a deep effect on us. Sanskrit vowels and consonants vibrate the 50 different sounds that are found in nature which are all found in our mouth and throat. These points open up subtle nadis (energy pathways) that penetrate deeply into our subtle pathways which activate more energy centers like the chakra’s. This helps to open the pathways of stillness where the living life force is more able to move and clear the physical, mental and emotional blocks.
It is sort of like doing a physical yoga practice then having a nice relaxation (Savasana) afterwards but on a more refined level of using vibration. The class ends with a very deep meditation.
The inner peace, tranquility and bliss you leave with is topped off with a vegan sweet treat for the road. Come grow younger and shine brighter by immersing yourself in the healing and powerful inner energy through the more inward practices of Yoga.Click here to Register for Nada Yoga Meditation Class
These full day Astro Yoga & Meditation Retreats are amazing! The only pre-requisite is that you have been enjoying classes at Lake Center Yoga for at least six weeks. The retreats provide an awesome opportunity for you to give yourself a whole day “break from the world” to spend an entire day going in depth with the Eight Limbs of Yoga and many different yogic practices we don’t have time for in regular classes. Along with this we add the wisdom of Jyotisha Vedic Astrology for your inner contemplation and to help you see your strengths and weaknesses. You learn how to use your strengths and where you need to put more attention to strengthen those areas of weakness via different mantra’s and specific meditations to be used according to your needs.
The Fabulous Vegan Feast is a highlight of the retreat days. It is a multi course delicious homemade vegan lunch made in a Satvic (pure) way by Nirgunavathi with food from the huge Lake Center Yoga organic garden and her years of yogic cooking experience.Our knowledge of living a yogic lifestyle is meant to inspire everyone wanting to learn how to bring yoga into modern day life. These retreat days are the “cream of the crop” at Lake Center Yoga!Click here to Register for a Yoga Retreat
These sessions give you the opportunity to work one on one with Sri Ekan addressing your individual wants and needs for your yoga practice. During this time you will receive instructions geared specifically to your body, adjustments, variations and special attention to any chronic injuries or circumstances. This can also be a life coaching session as you discuss lifestyle or any concerns you might have beyond asana practice. This is a time that can give you a fresh perspective and inspire you to be more excited about life!Call 407-831-2229 with any questions, for more details or to schedule a session.
This class will combine yoga with Vedic Astrology as the class theme in place of the Yoga Sutras taught in our other classes.
We will explore planetary mantras as invocations to different energies and chakras and correlate them with appropriate yoga poses to integrate these different energies. It is an especially good class for those who would like to learn how to use Vedic Astrology as a tool for self development that blends in perfectly with Hatha Yoga and the studies of the Sutras.
All levels from beginning to well seasoned yogis are welcome.
It will be a great class to deepen your contemplation about your path in life. The teacher will also provide a copy of your astrological chart for those who regularly attend the class.Click here to register and pay for Vedic Astrology Yoga.
Why Do Students Love Our Classes?
- Highly trained teachers with years of experience and training
- Classes are fun and safe
- Our classes put the Spirit back in Body, Mind and Spirit
- Learn to adjust poses to your level of current ability
- Students receive the class outline by email each week so they can practice at home.
You guys are the best! Not only because of your skills in Yoga and as teachers, but because you carry love in your hearts and you share it so freely.
Caring, competent, experienced teachers, friendly, uplifting atmosphere, and the most elegant, clear, heart-opening system of yoga.
Nirgunavathi & Sri Ekan at Lake Center Yoga touch the hearts and spirit of each student in each class.