Guiding LIght Yoga

About the Lighthouse Symbol

I have always been fascinated with lighthouses as they blend strength with simplicity. Lighthouses are steadfast and unwavering. Lighthouses lift up our spirits and inspire us. Just as the bright beacon of light guides the ships along their route, directing them away from danger, the lighthouse symbolizes guidance through life. So too can students through the practice of yoga be gently guided to discover their own true nature, their inner light. The lighthouse rises from the sea toward the sky, uniting the symbols of heaven and earth and in yoga we unite or “yoke” body, mind and spirit. Martha’s Vineyard is blessed with five unique lighthouses making it a special place to dwell and in which to undertake the practice of yoga.