Born: Fairfax, VA
Guiltless Pleasures: ice cream, naps with my 2 dogs, reading, outdoor music concerts, Homeland on Showtime, walks in nature with my hubby & exploring new music & sounds on Spotify.
Why Yoga: I practice because it helps me to stay calm, be fully present, and make decisions in my life. In 2013, my life changed as I had a VAD that caused a stroke. I enjoy sharing with others, dealing with their own life's changes, the reminder that our yoga is always changing along our journey.
Certifications: Pure Prana Holistic Yoga Teacher 200hr, Kripalu Yoga Teacher 500hr with a focus on integrating Ayurveda, YoKids YTT, Prenatal Teacher Training w/Janice Clarfield, Divine Sleep YTT
Gentle yoga classes are meditative, fluid, and soothing, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.
Moderate yoga classes explore the balance between effort and ease. The aim of this class is to strengthen the body by sustaining more challenging postures at a moderate pace and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who feel fit and strong are also welcome.
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® has the power to transform you at core levels. This guided meditation guides you through each layer of being called the Koshas, explained in detail this workshop, which includes the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers; making this healing practice inclusive of your whole being.
Who is this for?
Practice is for anyone with a desire for greater inner peace and connection to one’s self. No yoga experience is required. Modifications and alterations are provided including if you prefer to sit in a chair. The Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra practice has been used to successfully aid insomnia, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, pain and adapting to travel & time zones, and other issues and changes.
About the instructor and harp player:
Paige Lichens, a native of Washington, DC, has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 8+ years. Certified to lead Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and also a 500 hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, she teaches regular classes at The Yogi Underground.
Kara Welch has been playing harp since 2006. She performs professionally at cafes, graduations, galas, and more; everywhere from Arizona to Jamaica, specializing in classical, jazz, celtic, and healing music. Kara is currently studying with the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) at George Washington University Hospital to become a therapeutic musician in her new home base of Washington, DC.
$45 ($35 Early Bird by 12/1 and members receive 10% discount after Early Bird)