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 Lisa Starr 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.
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.
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
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
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
In this class we will explore Vedic Astrology and how that apply’s to your personal horoscope and yoga practice. Sri Ekan is offering this unique method to be able to explore deeper into your psyche to have a deeper understanding of our purpose in life and how we process things. This class was inspired from the last few years of our Vedic Astrology Retreats have gone over with such enthusisam and interest it was a way to create more study and contemplation between the retreats that are every few months. A deeper more spiritual aspect of the heavenly bodies and how we connect to them is done also with Sri Ekan on Friday evenings 7:30 p.m. This class is a little more intellecutual and will have some classroom asignments to be able to further contemplate at home. Just the basics of astrology will be used so anybody can drop in and not feel that they are way behind and don’t understand what is going on. In addition to our all our Yoga 1 and 2 classes which use the Patangelli yoga sutra’s so deeper understanding of yoga. Vedic Astrology is another tool to put and deeper meaning into your yoga practice and life. If interested please fill out new student registration on the schedule page that you can fill your astrological information in on and Sri Ekan will bring your chart to class.
We will explore the planets as different energies that are in all of us. With more awareness and consciousness we are able to tap into these energies just as we do in Hatha yoga using the Sun and the Moon as a powerful part of a yogic practice. So Vedic Astrology is a perfect 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. Just fill our a new student registration form on the class schedule page which you’ll fill your astrological information in at the bottom of the page.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.