From our Founder
Coming to yoga later in life I was well aware of the physical modifications my healthy, athletic, yet aging body needed during yoga classes. Sadly, due to size of the classes, instructors weren’t always able to offer options to provide the ease I needed to practice with confidence. As my practice and interest in yoga continued I completed yoga teacher training and I began teaching. I quickly noticed the diversity in range of movement and desire for practitioners to push to a pose that was counter to the needs of not only healthy or aging bodies, but also bodies moving with injury and/or dis-ease. While I did what I could to offer appropriate alternatives and modifications in class, I just knew there had to be a more inclusive way to offer yoga and meditation practices. From there the seed for Lotus Seed Meditations was planted and continues to grow.
Lotus Seed Meditations offerings
While we offer general practice classes we realize no body moves the same or interprets and expresses poses in the same way. We also recognize that not all classes are appropriate for beginners or populations which require slower movement or specific dialogue. To bridge this gap we offer smaller, specialized group and one-on-one sessions where we get to know our practitioners by name and invest in partnering to meet their mind-body goals. Sessions use modalities of yoga therapy to compliment work with traditional Western practitioners such as physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and the like. In a safe, nurturing setting practitioners work within a specially sequenced yoga flow designed to meet the needs and capabilities of the individual. It has been an honor to be a complimentary practice to the healing process for practitioners who are working to develop healthier approaches to managing anxiety, workplace stress, the shifts and changes that come with aging, eating disorders, surviving rape, pressures of emergency response teams, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, Multiple Schlorosis, SI joint disorders, post surgical knee and hip strengthening, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, cervical spine compression, surviving breast cancer, ALS, pre/post natal yoga and pelvic rehab, and more.
Workshops and Special Series
Lotus Seed Meditations does what it can to remain active and connected to the community, but that doesn’t mean we are aware of all the needs of your community. We have started a new program to invite you to let us know what gaps you experience or face in your yoga, meditation, mindfulness and/or self-care practices. We’ll work with you to customize a workshop aimed at allowing you, and those you invite, to leave the workshop setting with what you need for a fulfilling, sustainable practice.
General Class offerings:
- Yin Meditation Flow
- Guided Meditation
- Restorative Yoga
- Energetic Flow
- Healing Shamanic Reiki
- Upcoming workshops: We have some exciting things in the works. Check back for updates.
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