Taking time to stretch while paying attention to how your body feels is a powerful stress reliever. In our classes at Lotus Wellness Center we want to empower our fellow yogis to know themselves better – to listen to their bodies and to make conscious choices about their lives.
You do not have to be flexible to begin yoga. You also do not have to be a beginner to benefit from any level of yoga. At Lotus Wellness Center, we work with all bodies. We aim to provide a path to whole wellness through the yoga path.
Basic Yoga (Beginners welcome)
Taught by Eric Tuesday mornings at 8:30am, this is an introductory class for people who are new to Yoga and who may find the idea of going to a regular class somewhat unnerving. In it we will explain some of the history and philosophy of Yoga and introduce some basic postures (asanas). We will spend part of each class on breath work (pranayama), which provides an essential foundation for Yoga. We will explain what to expect when attending other types of classes.
Taught by Rachael Tuesdays at 4:30pm. This gentle and relaxing class is designed to pair breath work and movement together to make a better mind body connection. Come practice with us some grounding and centering warm ups, sun salutations leading to a slow flowing vinyasa(breath+movement), ending class with a deep relaxation.
Taught by Kristie on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm, this is a relaxing class in which positions are held for a longer period of time with the aid of props for comfort. Good for all students who want to enjoy a restorative practice by candlelight. Come and melt into your mat.
This Vinyasa flow class is centered in movement powered by breath through various flow sequences including Sun Salutations, Warrior Flow Series, and selective other combinations, all aimed at increasing both strength and flexibility.
The class is a physical workout; and the impact over time is a subtle mental and spiritual workout as well. All class sessions include focused breath-work in the asanas and pranayama (breathing) techniques to focus and clear the mind.
Students in this class should have some background in yoga so they are familiar with the basic yoga poses. Note that all levels are welcome.
Evening Yin Yoga
Taught by Kristie on Thursday evening at 4:30 pm. Throughout your practice you’ll concentrate on pure basic yoga assanas (or poses). No twisty pretzels or balances! We’ll make sure you’re in good form and that you are utilizing them for the betterment of our bodies and spirit. We’ll challenge ourselves differently each week, making a consistent weekly practice a whole body gift. We usually stand for roughly half of the practice then go to our mats for the other half. If getting up and down is difficult for you you might want to build up to this practice. All levels are welcome and we can work with where you are at!
Slow Flow and Restore
Taught by Libby on Thursday evenings at 6:15pm. Each class begins with a short meditation and warm-up followed by a series of basic asanas (poses), which focus on long holds while enabling awareness of the breath. Class finishes with a twenty- minute restorative practice that will relax and revitalize.
$5 Slow Flow Friday
Lotus would like to give back to the community by offering an affordable discounted class option.
All Level Vinyasa
Taught by Debbie on Saturday morning at 9:30 am, this class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students who want a strengthening and vigorous workout. The class will utilize flowing vinyasa series, strengthening and toning poses, stretching and improvement of muscles, and improving postures all while connecting movement with breath.
Growing a human is a lot of work. It puts your body and your spirit through a lot. And it is a precious time when a mama is bursting with promise for what this new life could bring.
Taught by Elka on Saturday mornings at 11:00am this Prenatal Yoga class is about taking time to nurture both the physical and emotional self of a pregnant mama. It is about building strength to carry precious life inside you with more ease as your belly grows. It is about stretching, releasing back pain and bringing peace to your changing body. It is about connecting to your breath and finding the balance that can carry you through the hormonal shifts and mood swings that will come. It is about cleansing your body of toxins to aid in the digestive discomfort that your baby can bring forth in you. It is about caring for yourself and your baby.
Prenatal Yoga is also the perfect preparation for childbirth. By connecting to your breath, and practicing breathing through discomfort, you can prepare to breathe through contractions. By connecting to your intuition and your body, you can prepare to listen to the messages that your body will send you while you labor about how to ease your baby out into the world. By practicing certain poses, you help to loosen the pelvis to prepare it to open and strengthen the legs to help them to hold you in the most effective birth positions.
We also encourage our postnatal mamas to return to prenatal yoga for as long as it feels like the right fit for them. The poses that we use to prepare our bodies to give birth are also very beneficial in recovering for pregnancy and birth. We use modifications for all stages of the process to allow yoga to be accessible to women throughout their pregnancy and recovery, and at any level of experience. We often have women who have never practiced yoga before in our class.
There is something truly special about a yoga studio full of pregnant and postnatal mamas. Coming to prenatal yoga you will have a chance to connect with other women who are with you in what you are going through. You will be inspired by those further along than you to continue to build strength and balance. You will be excited by those who join us newly pregnant. We build a community of pregnant mamas in our class that is truly special.