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Take It Off the Mat: We are Launching a New Series!

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

#lotusyogaoffthemat Hello yogi readers! I am starting a new series on this blog: Lotus Yoga off the Mat, and I want to hear how YOU are applying your yoga practice to “regular life” reality. Beginning June 1, 2017, until June 30 – for next 30 days – this Lotus Wellness Center-sponsored challenge is your chance to take […]

Interview with Tammy Holstein: Yin Yoga

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Tammy Holstein, Yin yoga instructor at Lotus Yoga Studio Tammy is a resident of Indiana and is the yin yoga teacher at Lotus Yoga studio. She has been teaching yoga for the past 4 years and at Lotus Yoga Studio since May, 2013. Yin is her passion because of its many, many benefits. Personally, it […]

Why Yin Matters

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Yin / Yang is a Taoist concept that refers to the idea of light and dark, strong and soft, high and low, etc.. This contrast, this push and pull of opposite energies, is a part of each of us. These two halves equal a whole, but because we are ever changing, we are never fully […]

Josh Medlin Talks About Tai Chi

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Certified Practitioner, Asian Bodywork Therapy Certified Practitioner, Asian Bodywork Therapy Certified Massage Therapist, State of Indiana Shiatsu Therapist at Lotus Wellness Center Tai Chi Instructor at Lotus Yoga Studio   Josh Medlin is a resident of Indiana and has been practicing Shiatsu at Lotus Wellness Center for the past 2 years. As he has recently […]

Which yoga class is right for me?

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Are you new to yoga and want to see what all the hype is about? Or perhaps you did yoga years ago and want to get back into it but don’t know where to begin. Either way, there are many yoga choices and it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. As a strong […]

Battle Stress with Tai Chi

Posted on March 15th, 2017

Most of us today do not fight battles in an actual war zone. I do not in any way intend to diminish the horrors of war, but I do think it fair to use the word “battle” as a metaphor for the realities of our daily lives. We fight social battles: poverty, human trafficking, for […]

Yoga Teacher Training: choosing the best course for you

Posted on February 4th, 2017

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Course: There are as many different reasons to take a Yoga Teacher Trainer (YTT) course as there are individuals who want to become certified. There are also many different kinds of training. The purpose of this blog is to help you understand some of the different kinds of […]

Yoga and Religion

Posted on January 8th, 2017

Although yoga is quickly becoming a standard form of physical activity in the US, there are still many questions surrounding its religious roots. Often times, people who are devout in their own religious practices are concerned about the influences of yoga and whether or not it might be prohibited in their faith. Many ask, how […]

Baptiste Yoga Class offered 12/23, 2016 All Levels Welcome!

Posted on December 13th, 2016

Karma Class at Lotus Yoga Studio – Baron Baptiste style yoga Friday, December 23, 4-5:30 pm Lotus Yoga Studio Cost: FREE! Food and pantry donations are always welcome Guest Teacher: Eliza Ogasawara  Powerful Flow – this all-levels class is based on the Baptiste ‘Journey Into Power’ sequence, a powerful vinyasa flow. It is a class full of […]

My Baptiste Experience

Posted on December 12th, 2016

I’ve always been an easy-going kind of yoga person. Stretch, breathe, feel good. I couldn’t put the words “power” and “hot” together in the same sentence with “yoga”.  I thought those kinds of classes were for really fit people. And for people who kind of liked torture. Then I went to Houston, Texas to visit […]

What is Yoga Nidra?

Posted on December 10th, 2016

Yoga Nidra at a Glance Yoga Nidra is a deep meditative practice that takes the practitioner into a deep, sleep-like calmness. The word “nidra” actually means deep sleep, but that is not exactly what we do when we practice Nidra. When you are completely exhausted and “crash” as soon as your head hits the pillow, […]

Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga

Posted on December 10th, 2016

Meditation Workshop with Marsh Pappa (of Cityyoga, Indianapolis) December 12, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Place: Lotus Wellness Center Yoga Studio Cost: $35.00 day of event; $25.00 for pre-registrations Marsh Pappa (Cityyoga, Indianapolis) will lead participants in this guided meditation to discover the many benefits of meditation. All are welcome! For registered yoga teachers, participation […]

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