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Coming Back to the Studio In-Person

By Mary Jacobson | April 25, 2022 |

In-person classes have returned to INlighten Community at The Yogi Tree studio in Toluca Lake. We are phasing in our new schedule and we look forward to increasing our in-person offerings PRE-REGISTRATION: Required, no exceptions. Only eight in-person spots are available per class. NO WALK-INS. REGISTRATION CUT OFF: Registration for in-person classes ends one hour prior…

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September 2022 Theme

By Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly | September 8, 2022 |

Honoring Transitions & Endings Traditionally September is a month of harvest and reflection. We look back on what we’ve seeded and we reap the benefits of what we have grown. This is the time of the year when we make the transition from summer to fall, we experience the equinox and move into the last…

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NEW! Fast & Easy Booking

By Mary Jacobson | August 31, 2022 |

We’ve switched to Momence for a better experience Welcome to our new and improved registration and sign up! After many years with Mindbody, we were unable to rectify a number of problems with that system and Fitgrid. We have now switched to Momence for our studio management needs. You can sign up for your classes…

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August 2022 & the Lionsgate Portal

By Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly | August 17, 2022 |

It’s a doozy August is always a powerhouse month astrologically speaking because it begins with the Lionsgate portal. This year it’s extra intense as we have the convergence of Uranus and the North Node which is creating a powerful energy field of a “new earth”. This Uranus/North Node alignment is here to shake things up…

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August 2022 Theme

By Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly | August 3, 2022 |

Finding Our Path Through We are in a time of transition. For many of us, life is shifting and changing with rapid-fire speed. For those of us on a spiritual path, we call this “life happening for us.” When life is happening FOR us, which it always is, our practice becomes one of the most…

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July 2022 Theme

By Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly | July 4, 2022 |

Exploring the True Meaning of Freedom In the US, we associate July with freedom and independence and we traditionally believe our nation to be a beacon that symbolizes these values. In light of the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v Wade, these are interesting concepts to ponder. We are hearing a lot of messages…

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Why Do We Care About LGBTQ Pride?

By Mary Jacobson | June 28, 2022 |

The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found that 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth. TTP estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24) seriously consider suicide each year — and at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds.…

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After the SCOTUS Ruling

By Jennifer Lakhmi Chand Kelly | June 24, 2022 |

Today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning 50 years of Roe v. Wade sent shock waves through the nation and beyond. I know I am feeling deeply disheartened and worried not only about our reproductive lives but I am now concerned for the civil rights of women, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups. I believe this moment is…

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Summer Light & Solstice Reflection

By Mary Jacobson | June 21, 2022 |

Summer Solstice marks a special time of year, one that is honored and celebrated by many traditions and cultures. This year’s solstice on June 21, 2022, gives us a chance to reflect upon the symbolism of the longest day of the year. Many yoga practitioners observe the summer solstice as part of the natural flow…

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March For Our Lives

By Mary Jacobson | June 20, 2022 |

Love Is A Verb INlighten Community founder Jennifer Kelly joined the March for Our Lives in Burbank on June 11, 2022. Watch as she explains how the yogic scriptures guide us to get involved to create love & peace with our actions and choices.

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On Race, Decolonization, & the Pitfalls of Spiritual Bypass

By Mary Jacobson | May 30, 2022 |

With storyteller, actress, writer, & INlighten Community yoga teacher Diahanna Baxter Do yourself a favor: don’t bullsh*t Diahnna Baxter. As a self-proclaimed “ruthless storyteller with a compassionate heart,” Diahnna doesn’t shy away from the pain that often accompanies transformation and healing. And if that’s not intriguing enough, consider this description on her website: “The stories…

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