TESTIMONIALS

LAURA PHYSICIAN / YOGI / SUPERHERO

“LOTUS YOGA . . I AM NOT SURE HOW IT BEGAN OR WHY I WENT BUT, ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, I WALKED INTO THE MOST PEACEFUL LOFT WITH WOOD FLOORS FILLED WITH KIND, OPEN-HEARTED PEOPLE AND WELCOMING FACES. I KNEW I NEEDED TO SLOW DOWN AS A BUSY ER DOCTOR WITH 3 KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 5 AND A TOXIC MARRIAGE. I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO GIVE BACK TO MYSELF, EVEN IF FOR JUST ONE HOUR A WEEK. INITIALLY, I FELT GUILTY SPENDING TIME IN SUCH A “NON-PRODUCTIVE” ACTIVITY, BUT SLOWLY AND WITH GROWING BODY AWARENESS, MINDFULNESS AND LOVE, I GREW INTO A NEW EXISTANCE - SUPPORTED BY THE PATIENCE AND SOFT ENCOURAGEMENT OF BETHANY, BONNIE AND RHONDA AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL YOGIS WITH WHOM I HAVE BECOME FRIENDS. LIFE CAN BECOME OVERWHELMING, EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS OK ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT LOTUS YOGA IS A STUDIO THAT ENCOURAGES ONE TO GET TO KNOW THEMSELVES AND TO WELCOME ONESELF HOME . . . IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF MY PRACTICE, I HAVE LEARNED TECHNIQUES TO CALM AND FEEL GENUINE HEARTFELT GRATITUDE IN THE MOST DIFFICULT OF CIRCUMSTANCES. I HAVE FOUND A COMMUNITY AND HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT I AM NOT ALONE . . . WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND EACH ONE OF US COMES TO THE MAT INDIVIDUALLY BUT LEAVES WITH GREAT UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS. LOTUS YOGA WELCOMES THE MOST DIVERSE GROUP OF HUMANS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, ALL WITH A SIMILAR GOAL . . . TO AWAKEN, TO BE FREE, TO BE JOYFUL, TO BE FREE OF SUFFERING. CLASSES CAN BE ATHLETIC OR RESTORATIVE BUT ALL ARE MINDFUL AND EXPLORATORY AND GUARANTEED TO IMPROVE YOUR LIVE . . . IF YOU CAN TAKE THE TIME TO LOVE YOURSELF.”

PAUL SMALL BUSINESS OWNER / YOGA TEACHER / MUSICIAN

“I STARTED PRACTICING YOGA IN 2011 AND BECAME AN INSTRUCTOR IN 2013. AT FIRST, IT WAS JUST A WORKOUT AND A WAY TO LOOK GOOD AT THE BEACH. OVER THE YEARS, AS TRIALS AND PROBLEMS CAME UP, MY PRACTICE DEEPENED AND I SAW MORE THAN THE SURFACE, MATERIAL WORLD. THIS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING JOURNEY AND LOTUS YOGA HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF IT. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COPE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, DEPRESSION, FEAR AND ALL THE THINGS WE STRUGGLE WITH IN LIFE THAT CAUSE ANXIETY. TO SUM IT UP, THE DEEPER WE PRACTICE THE MORE AWARE WE BECOME. THANK GOD FOR THIS PRACTICE.”

PATRICIA MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER / RUNNER / TBI SURVIVOR