Indoor Classes

Mondays

Intermediate Hatha Yoga w/ Natalie Hall
Mondays (Beginning September 13), 5:30 – 6:45 PM

The Sanskrit word, Hatha, translates literally as “force.” Hatha yoga translates to “the yoga of force,” or anything that we do with the physical body to attain the state of Yoga, which is the blissful true form of the Self. Hatha yoga includes postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), mudras and bandhas (hand or full body gestures), and kriyas (cleansing techniques).

In this Intermediate Hatha Yoga class, students experience some or all of these physical practices. A typical class incorporates relaxation of the mind and body before and after pranayama and postures, which include sun salutations to warm and strengthen the body, followed by a series of traditional asanas with some intermediate level postures and variations. The practice is performed more slowly than in a vinyasa flow style class. It is helpful to have some prior knowledge of yoga and/or be in moderately good physical condition.

Benefits of Hatha yoga include strengthening and increased flexibility of the body; improved awareness of the internal and external state of the body; cleansing of the internal organs, cardiovascular, and nervous systems; and calming and clearing of the mind. These physical and subtle benefits help one towards the attainment of Yoga.

Cost: $10 drop-in; $8 w/ a Lotus Center class card.

Tuesdays

Yoga for Beginners w/ Cate
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Have you wanted to try yoga but don’t know which class is right for you? Yoga for Beginners is a class for those with little to no yoga experience. Each class includes instruction on yoga fundamentals, breath awareness, and a series of gentle yoga postures (known as “asanas”). All levels of physical ability are welcome. Questions are encouraged to help guide students “where to go from here.”
Beginner-friendly.

Cost: $5

Wednesdays & Fridays

Chair Yoga w/ Annie Jones
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses.  Yoga is all about moving life force energy (called prana).  When living energy reaches every part of our being we experience less pain, more relaxation, and a general state of well-being.  Chair yoga helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation, and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress.  The class incorporates breathing exercises, stretching, yoga postures, and final relaxation.

The class is formed on a module-based class structure to provide for a personalized attention and to increase your ability to experience the benefits of yoga in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment.  No prior yoga experience necessary. Wheelchair accessible.  Class category: Easiest.

Cost: $10 Drop-in; $8 w/ a Lotus class card.

Wednesdays

Kundalini Blend w/ Beth Cable
Wednesdays (Beginning October 6), 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

This Kundalini Blend class can be a nice follow-up/twice-per-week Kundalini-inspired class that blends some of the breathwork and kriyas of Kundalini with Surya Namaskar flow and held asana to warm up, blend and feel. A fun, free and liberating blend of yoga styles!

Cost: $10 drop-in; $8 w/ a Lotus Center class card.

Wednesdays

Vinyasa Yoga w/ Patricia
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 PM

An energetic class that synchronizes breath (pranayama) with specific postures (asanas) that builds, in gradual stages, toward a peak within a class session. This flow class is all about continuous movement and breath. The class builds strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Through the practice there is a natural alignment of the body, mind, emotion and spirit that leads to an experience of peace, power and flow both on and off the yoga mat. Some experience of yoga is helpful but not necessary, as modifications are offered for different levels.
Advanced-beginner/Intermediate

Cost: $10 Drop-in; $8 w/ a Lotus Class Card