Little Lotus offers a wide variety of yoga styles to the community. Read below to see which classes would be most appropriate for YOU.
Proper alignment is the foundation for a lifetime of happy and healthy yoga. Students in this class will practice postures statically and dynamically, building a solid base for more advanced poses and faster-paced flows. This class is suited for both beginners and seasoned yogis who wish to grow in their practice. Props and modifications will be offered.
Integrated Vinyasa™ is a yoga practice rooted in intelligent, natural evolutionary patterns and emphasizes the subtle inner work we access via our physical bodies and movement. It unifies the polarities of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, engagement and relaxation, outer and inner, focus and release, structure and spontaneity, and work and play. More than simply a style of yoga, Integrated Vinyasa™ illuminates our relationship with Nature, our interconnectedness and an energetically sustainable approach to living fully.
In this class you will learn how the use of Essential Oils Can enhance your yoga practice. You will learn about the various oils and their benefits then use the oils throughout your yoga practice. Many students have said they notice an improvement in their practice with the use of the oils. * A special event class offered one time per month with pre-registration required.
Wake up your senses in this hour long morning yoga session. This class is a fusion of Pranayama, Core work, Hatha & Vinyasa Flow, offered Hands on Adjustments during practice, and light Massage at the end of class. You will be fully ready to start your day by the end of this session!
Level 2 Flow builds on foundational poses, offering arm balances, backbends, inversions, and a variety of intermediate poses. Build flexibility, strength, and focus in both body and mind through more challenging postures and connected breath. Explore the boundaries of your practice with this dynamic, heat-building class set to an energizing playlist. Although not required, some experience is recommended.
"BUTI is just a nicer way to spell 'booty,' but BUTI also means the cure to something that is hidden in Indian Maharathi. I liked that, because our goal in BUTI is to unlock the Shakti energy trapped in the lower two chakras." ~~Bizzie Gold, creator of BUTI Yoga
In this 45 minute class you will move your body in a way that unleashes tension, tightness and pent up emotions from the lower 2 chakras through yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics. In this class expect to raise your heart rate while having a lot of FUN!
Barre fuses concepts of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and ballet, to deliver a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body. When attending a Barre class, you'll always feel challenged, yet consciously aware of what is right for your body. Barre classes teach you to find the strength of a dancer within you, and to transform your body. Here’s what to expect:
Sivananda is a form of hatha yoga that focuses on preserving the health and wellness of the practitioner. This non-competitive approach revolves around frequent relaxation, and emphasizes full, yogic breathing. A typical open level class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), warm-ups including Sun Salutations, 12 basic asanas (postures) and deep relaxation. The focus is on mastering the basic asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. The asanas follow an exact order that allows for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet and without the need to think beyond each individual pose.
The 12 basic poses or asanas are much more than just stretching. They open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centers of the body while increasing flexibility of the spine, strengthening bones and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. Along with proper breathing or pranayama, asanas also calm the mind and reduce stress. With regular practice one can ensure overall physical and mental health and the possible prevention of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. In time, performing the poses slowly and consciously, becomes a mental exercise in concentration and meditation.
If you have questions about any of these classes, please call Theresa.