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Interconnecting Patterns for a Better Life

By | 2017-05-21T17:47:52+00:00 May 21st, 2017|anxiety relief, Asana, Classes, Inspirational, lower blood pressure, Meditation, Retreats, stress, Yoga, Yoga Sutras|

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, […]

Full Moon Meditation with Lisa Tonight

By | 2017-05-12T12:01:55+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Full Moon Energy is the perfect time to welcome our beautiful Lisa Starr as the new Meditation Guide on Friday Nights!

The Meditation “Class” is a wonderful opportunity for you to truly enter into the Divine Energy that you are made of. There are thousands of meditation techniques in the ancient Yogic texts and beyond that take us to the most blissful place beyond the outer world.

We love to offer all Eight Limbs of Yoga at LCY rather than just a physical workout with yoga poses which is actually NOT Yoga but a preparation of the body for full yoga.

During the Meditation session on Friday Nights we have the opportunity to take an entire hour to experience different practices of the higher Limbs of Yoga (Limbs 4-8) on the more subtle realm which is truly the Union of body, mind and Spirit.

The Meditation sessions are offered every Friday Night on […]

Lengthen Your Spine, Awaken Your Center

By | 2017-05-10T08:19:31+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Greetings Great LCY Yogis & Yoginis,

Welcome to Week #1 of our NEW Six Week Session!

Please make sure to register before your first class either online at our website www.lakecenteryoga.com or at the studio by credit card, check or cash.

Here’s what’s happening this week in classes at Lake Center Yoga~

Yoga 1, 1-2 and 2 with Sri Ekan, Nirgunavathi and Lisa
Join is in these classes to maximize the length of your spine as you awaken your center and vitalize your attention via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 4.18. We’ll progress through a sequence that connects standing postures with balancing twists. We’ll continue to emphasize spinal elongation as we move on to deepening backbends. Closing poses will focus on releasing the shoulders and lower back and hips to prepare us to dive into a deep re-energizing relaxation. The effect of this practice will leave you anchored in clarity and spaciousness.

Yoga Basics Monday 7:30pm […]

Come to the Retreat Sunday & Lisa’s Class Cancelled that Day

By | 2017-05-05T10:52:46+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Please Note: This Sunday’s 1:00pm Yoga 1 with Lisa will be cancelled due to our Full Day Yoga/Meditation Retreat, entitled Nurture Yourself From The Tides Of The World, from 9:30am-4:30pm which includes a pure Vegan lunch by Nirgunavathi.

Come and celebrate National Meditation Month by giving yourSelf the gift of this Retreat as one of the 10 Ways To Celebrate National Meditation Month by removing the obscurations (colorings) so that your life becomes a perfect reflection of the Yoga within you.

It is so healthy and vital for evolutionary enlightenment and transformation as well as physical and mental well Being to take Retreat several times per year where you move yourself out of daily ‘colorings’ and habits and reactions of life to go deeper and more fully into the expansiveness of You.

You may register on our website at: http://lakecenteryoga.com/retreats/

We hope you can join us 🙂

Namaste~

Thread Consciousness Through Your Body

By | 2017-05-03T17:35:10+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome To Week 6 Of Our Current 6 Week Session!

Here’s what’s happening this week at LCY:

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
In these classes you will thread consciousness through your body via a balanced, breath-oriented sequence and Yoga Sutra 4.17. We will move through standing poses like trikonasana, tadasana and virabhadrasana 2 in a new way. We’ll also experience variations of hanumanasana. Come and lift the veil of reactivity as you create consistency and stability both in your practice and your behavior.

You will leave feeling uplifted and centered:-)

Yoga Basics Classes
Happy Graduation Week in Yoga Basics Class! This week we will move into a Yoga 1 style class with an introduction to our Opening Invocation to settle the mind and create an intention for the asana practice. Then we will learn a Yoga Sutra, a philosophical thread of yoga from the ancient yogic text Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, to apply in […]

Benefits of Handstands this Week!

By | 2017-05-03T17:35:23+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome To Week 4 Of Our Current 6 Week Session  We hope you all had a wonderful holy day week and we look forward to a rebirth of spirit in Yoga Classes!

Heres’s what’s happening this week at LCY:

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes
Bring steadiness to your body and mind as you prepare for and practice inversions via proper alignment and Yoga Sutra 4.15. Slow sun salutations will warm up and open your body followed by standing pose inversions and a series of forward folds sprinkled throughout. Handstands at the wall or in the middle of the room will put this practice into action!

Yoga Basics Classes
This week’s  Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the Arms to bring alignment, strength and protection to the shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck and upper back.  This allows us to be steady and balanced […]

Welcome To Week 3 Of Our Current 6 Week Session Starting 4/10/17

By | 2017-05-03T17:36:28+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We begin the week with a gorgeous full moon to shower Spring blessings upon us!

Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes

Come get “Hippified” under the full moon this week in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2, and Yoga 2 Classes where you will squat, lunge, lengthen and twist as you focus your attention on your hips and the muscle groups that support their mobility with a practice that will give your entire body a healthy challenge. That along with Yoga Sutra 4.14 will leave you feeling grounded and more mobile to move through life!

Yoga Basics Classes

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the balance of the Inner and Outer Rotation of the legs to bring core strength to the belly and stabilize and protect the low back, hips, knees and ankles. These actions bring connection to the upper and lower parts of the body and bring integrity to the core. […]

Inversion Week this Week!

By | 2017-01-23T19:23:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Greetings Great Yogis & Yoginis,

Welcome to Week 4 of our current session!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to all who donated their time and energy (more than we predicted, lol) to posing in many, many asanas for our film maker nephew Sean Benson. We will have new photos showing them in all their glory as representatives of Lake Center Yoga in all sorts of formats known and unknown at this moment 🙂

Please join us in Yoga 1, Yoga 1-2 and Yoga 2 Classes this week for a full spectrum practice with a focus on Inversions. Inversions give great benefits to the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous and endocrine systems. Check out this fantastic link for some really wonderful information on the benefits of inversions!

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/everybody-upside-down/

This week’s Yoga Basics Classes will focus on the alignment of the arms to reverse the effects of gravity (slouching) by engaging and strengthening the upper […]

Self-Compassion and Yoga – It’s Transformative Power

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:30+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Yoga Sutras are the basic tenets of yoga. Yoga Sutra 1.33 says practicing compassion (karuna) in the face of suffering quiets the mind – which is the basic purpose of yoga. Self-compassion is no exception.

What are Compassion and Self-Compassion?

Compassion is “shared feeling,” a level of deep empathy that inspires action to heal another’s sorrow or pain. Forgiveness may be the highest form of compassion. But the highest test of compassion may be “Can I practice self-compassion?”

Read the infographic below to learn about the amazing benefits of self-compassion:

The Scientific Benefitsof Self-Compassion infographic

Beginners Yoga Longwood – Sign Up for a Great 2017!

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Classes, Yoga|


Beginners Yoga Classes for You!

Would you like to start beginners yoga classes in 2017? If you’ve never done yoga before, you may not know where to start.

But we have the perfect answer for you – – Yoga Basics classes at Lake Center Yoga Longwood.

Lake Center Yoga has taught beginners yoga in Longwood for over 18 years now. The teachers have it down to a fine art. There are two choices for the Yoga Basics class starting the first week of 2017.

Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics is designed for those who have never done yoga or would like to relearn it from the ground up. We work with you at whatever level of skill, flexibility, strength and stamina you may (or may not) have. We know everyone is different and that is what makes us wonderful. If you can’t do certain poses, we will always have an alternative pose for […]

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