Lighthouse Yoga to open on Kennedy Street in March

Lighthouse Yoga to open on Kennedy Street in March

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for Lighthouse Yoga. A lot of light, in fact. The beloved neighborhood yoga studio, which lost its lease at 4203 9th street last summer, has found a large, bright second story space at 502 Kennedy Street. It plans to re-open in March.

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Lighthouse Yoga gets a second chance thanks to community support, and a potluck party next week

Lighthouse Yoga gets a second chance thanks to community support, and a potluck party next week

When Lighthouse Yoga Center was notified by our landlord in August that we needed to be out of our space in 30 days, we were heartbroken. We’re Petworth’s only source for high-quality Hatha Yoga, and we’re DC’s only Kundalini Yoga studio. Closing the studio would present a big loss to Petworth’s quality of life. 

But our neighbors weren’t ready to let us go!

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Lighthouse Yoga on 9th & Upshur to close next month (update: reopened at Teatro de la Luna!)

Lighthouse Yoga on 9th & Upshur to close next month (update: reopened at Teatro de la Luna!)

Owner Julie Eisenberg sent an email to her clients today telling them about the upcoming closure and offering some alternative locations as she looks for a new place to call home for the studio. UPDATE: Lighthouse Yoga found a new home at Teatro de la Luna (4020 Georgia Ave NW). They’re seeking a permanent space.

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What’s with the buzz around Kundalini Yoga?

What’s with the buzz around Kundalini Yoga?

You may have heard about Lighthouse Yoga Center’s Kundalini Yoga classes lately. The Washington Post featured it in an article "A lesser-known yoga style focused on internal health is gaining popularity in the U.S., some prominent Kundalini Yoga musicians have been in town lately, and the visibility of this ancient form of yoga has been growing quickly in recent years.

But what is Kundalini Yoga? And why is DC’s only Kundalini Yoga studio based in Petworth?

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Lighthouse Yoga’s Baby and Me yoga class grows with the neighborhood

Lighthouse Yoga’s Baby and Me yoga class grows with the neighborhood

Most Fridays, my seven-month-old daughter and I walk south on 9th Street to Lighthouse Yoga Center to attend a Baby and Me Yoga class. Lately, babies are packed into the studio like gurgling, diapered sardines. And virtually every parent in the 17-member class calls Petworth home.

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You need this now more than ever: Small Business Saturday sale at Lighthouse Yoga

You need this now more than ever: Small Business Saturday sale at Lighthouse Yoga

There’s no question that these are stressful times. And one of the first things that goes by the wayside when we’re stressed is self-care. Lighthouse Yoga is offering some great sales for Small Business Saturday to help you find your inner peace and feel good. 

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Shopping local helps you and our Petworth businesses

Shopping local helps you and our Petworth businesses

Petworth is a unique neighborhood in many ways: we have tree-lined streets, two of DC’s most beautiful Circles, a healthy mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings, and a great sense of community. But one of our most striking characteristics is that we have a host of wonderful local businesses, many of whose owners and employees live right here in Petworth.

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Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again, says Lighthouse Yoga studio

Yoga is not just a passing fad. According to a recent study, 36.7 million people in the United States already practice yoga, up from 20.4 million in 2012. That means that over 10% of the US population now already takes yoga classes (or practices at home), and another 24% have said that they are likely to start practicing in the coming year! 

Luckily, Petworth residents have an easy way to get started. Lighthouse Yoga Center, a small, community-oriented and locally-owned yoga studio located at 4203 9th Street NW, offers a 6-week course called Yoga Fundamentals that’s a great way to introduce you to the practice in a non-competitive and unintimidating way. 

Ed note: I'm pleased to present an article by Julie Eisenberg, owner of Lighthouse Yoga on 9th Street and a long-time sponsor and supporter of Petworth News. Julie wrote this sponsored article on behalf of her studio's latest yoga class for beginners, called "Yoga Fundamentals."

Petworth News readers can save 10% off when you register with code PNews5 at checkout.

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Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

If you can, now's a good time to donate food to those in need (anytime is a good time, actually).

The Petworth Community Market (and other local businesses) are accepting non-perishable Thanksgiving-related food donations at their food donation bin this Saturday, November 14th. All proceeds support the Mary’s Center 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

See details, after the break:

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Lighthouse Yoga sponsors Petworth News

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I’m pleased to say that Lighthouse Yoga is now sponsoring Petworth News. 

I’ve known studio owner Julie Eisenberg for quite some time, and have always appreciated her involvement in the Petworth community, supporting and being personally involved in local events. I also appreciate that she took a terrible-looking building on 9th and turned it into a nice location for a now popular yoga studio.

Julie has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years. She and her partner Glen Sperling (of Harmony Remodeling, who has renovated many homes in the area) live in the home she purchased near Sherman Circle in 2006 with their two dogs and one cat. She loves being in easy walking distance to the studio.

Lighthouse Yoga Center, located at 4203 9th Street NW, is a community yoga studio that strives to meet the needs of our diverse Petworth neighborhood. They specialize in alignment-oriented Hatha Yoga, where they teach people from the ground up how to practice yoga safely and effectively. They offer all levels of classes, from their very popular Fundamentals series to several weekly classes for yoga teachers who want to continue to develop their skills. 

“Lighthouse Yoga is also DC’s only Kundalini Yoga studio,” said Julie. “Our Kundalini classes draw students from all over the region.” (Kundalini is a form of yoga that emphasizes dynamic movements, breathing, and meditation). 

“Some of our other popular classes are prenatal, kids yoga and Yoga for Larger Bodies,” she said. “Many of our teachers live here in Petworth, and we run some of the most highly-acclaimed teacher training programs in the DC-area for students who want to learn to teach yoga.”

“Our goal at Lighthouse is to provide a space here in Petworth where neighbors can come together to have fun, learn and evolve,” Julie said. 

There are a ton of new classes and workshops happening this week at the studio that you should check out. 

Get a Petworth News Discount! 
Julie is offering a discount to Petworth News readers: Use coupon code “PNews5” to save 5% on purchases of $75 or more. (Definitely use the coupon to give me street cred.)  ;)

Thanks for supporting Petworth and the blog!

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.



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