Class Descriptions

Little Lotus offers a wide variety of yoga styles to the community. Read below to see which classes would be most appropriate for YOU.

Rest to Thrive

This structure of Restorative Yoga has been created by Shannon Paige Kenney, my yoga teacher. This structure is a highly regarded and respected deep nurturing style of yoga. In this practice of thoughtful and intentional rest, the body is supported by bolsters, pillows and blankets. The mind and breath are guided through gentle images and practices. You will be guided through 13 intentionally sequenced postures. There are 4 pillars of Anjali twists and bends, spinal lengthening, hip strength and flexibility and chakra.

Chair Yoga

In this gentle practice students will perform postures, stretching, and breathing exercises, experiencing the benefits of yoga without having to get up and down from the floor. This class is for everybody who would like to increase balance, strength, range of motion, and stress reduction.

Flow and Tone

Join Theresa Hansen for this 45 minute class focused on toning and stretching. You will be guided through Sun Salutations to warm up the body and then into weight work. Weights of varying sizes will be utilized depending upon your individual needs. In each class we will target upper and lower body ending with core and of course savasana.

Yin Yoga

Join us for an all-levels, 60-minute Yin Yoga practice using a variety of fun yin poses supported by props. Yin Yoga focuses on postures that allow us to work the deeper “yin” tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and even our bones. Yin focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Postures are typically held 2-10 minutes per side in order to lengthen the connective tissue that surrounds the joints and increase its elasticity. Yin yoga benefits the physical body, quiets the mind, improves focus, relieves stress, reduces anxiety, it also restores energy and calms the nervous system.

Level 1 Vinyasa Fundamentals

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.

Yoga Flow

Join Theresa Hansen for this All Levels Vinyasa Flow Practice to get your weekend started off on the right foot. Theresa will guide you into a comfortable seat, lead you through a guided meditation or dharma talk to set intention for the practice to follow. You will begin with seated postures to warm up the body, slowing move into standing postures with flows such as Sun Salutation A and B, more vigourous flow sequences selected and designed to prepare the body for the peak posture of class.

BUTI ® Yoga:

"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!

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is essentially what it sounds like, a gentler style of yoga performed at a slower pace, with low intensity poses held for and extended time to enhance breath work and relaxation. Modifications are offered to help people of all fitness levels enjoy the benefits of yoga. Emphasis is placed on stretching, seated poses, and low impact movements.
Benefits include: calming of the nervous system so the parasympathetic nervous system can be engaged, which in turn encourages better digestion, a decrease in stress level, and an increased ability to relax and heal.