Events

The Lotus is proud to offer the community a variety of workshops and series to deepen practices, explore new ways of movement, and promote health and wellbeing.

 

About our Workshops and Series:

  • Workshops and series require pre-registration online
  • They are not part of the ongoing class schedule at The Lotus
  • Class cards and memberships do not apply (unless noted otherwise), however those with a Lotus Membership receive special pricing (see individual events for pricing)

Gratitude Groove Week, November 19th- 24th

Participating Classes!

NOVEMBER

Informed Beginnings Childbirth Classes


with Sheri Walker
Nov 2nd- Dec 28th (no class Thanksgiving)
Thursdays, 6:45 – 9:00 PM

Informed Beginnings is the result of the collective dream of a group of experienced natural childbirth educators. It is a not-for-profit co-operative that allows members to pool resources and share great ideas, resulting in the most comprehensive, up-to-date childbirth classes available to parents-to-be. Rather than basing the classes on one person’s work or one specific method, implying that there’s a “right way” (and therefore also a “wrong way”) to give birth, InfoBe draws on the wisdom of many experts in the natural childbirth movement, and is a dynamic organization that combines the wisdom of many childbirth educators and doulas. We teach mothers how to really relax and work with their bodies, and we teach partners how to effectively provide emotional and physical support and to advocate when needed. We provide a broad range of proven, effective techniques for coping with labor naturally and healthfully, recognizing that every birth is unique and each mother will use what works for her.

Transformational Weight Loss


with Jessica Peterson
Sunday, November 5th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 12th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A personal revolution for food and body sanity. This is not a diet.This workshop is for the 95% of dieters who wind up gaining all the weight back after every diet they’ve ever tried. For the first time in Helena, I am bringing together a multi-disciplinary, whole system approach to transforming our relationship with food. The series will be comprised of 2 3-hour sessions, on two consecutive Sunday mornings, and will take place in a private, small group setting. 

Holotropic Breathwork


with Jay Dufrechou & Kirsten Kairos
Friday, November 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 11th, 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Experience your inner healing wisdom and connection to spirit through Holotropic Breathwork, a powerful invitation into expanded states of awareness developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. Supported by Grof-certified facilitators Jay Dufrechou and Kirsten Kairos, we will meet in community on Friday evening for introductions and experience two sessions of Holotropic Breathwork (one as breather and one as sitter) in a full day on Saturday.

YTT Guest Instructor, Michele Zentz


Saturday, November 18th, 9:00- 10:00 AM

Join Michele Zentz on Saturday for the last intensive of our first Yoga Teacher Training!

Give THANKS & OULA


with OULA Helena Instructors
Thursday, November 23rd
9:00 – 10:0 AM

For the third year we’re dancing on Thanksgiving together for a great cause.

Give Thanks and OULA with us on Thanksgiving Day!! FREE with donation to Food Share (monetary or items); bring family, friends, strangers, newbies, and join us for a morning of community, love and getting your dance in on Thanksgiving. #begrateful

Parade of Lights Family Yoga


with Indigo Maynard & Caitlin McWilliams
Friday, November 24th
4:30- 5:30 PM

Indigo Maynard and Caitlin McWilliams are joining forces to bring you and your family some yoga fun just before the Parade of Lights on the day after Thanksgiving. The Lotus is right on the parade route, so instead of shivering in the cold, warm up with some lighthearted Family Yoga and hot apple cider, then step out the front door to enjoy this classic Helena event! All ages are welcome as long as a parent or caregiver is joining to help keep the peace as we explore some yoga.

YTT 2018 Preview: Heart & Shoulders


with Caitlin McWilliams & Barbara Denowh
Sunday, November 26th
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join Barbara Denowh and Caitlin McWilliams for a FREE yoga class to preview the upcoming Yoganerd Yoga Teacher Training. Barbara and Caitlin will lead you through an hour long yoga flow practice with an emphasis on opening the heart and shoulder mechanics. The practice will be followed by a 30 minute Q & A about the training.

Chair Yoga


with Anna Bradley
a 4 week series
Nov 28th- Dec 19th
Tuesdays 6:45- 7:35 AM

Give yourself the gift of movement in between holidays this year. For the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll meet weekly to practice yoga (using a chair as a prop- no getting up and down off the floor!) to make sure you make time for yourself during this hectic season. This class is a great opportunity for all practitioners, including those who are newer to a yoga practice or who have been interested in starting one.

DECEMBER

$5 Yoga Happy Hour


Friday, December 1st
5:30 PM

ONLY $5.00! Join us for a Flow Yoga class followed by a draft beer at LaPa Grill.

This flow yoga class is the perfect after work “cocktail” to let go of your week and make space for the weekend play. This playful sequence will have lively movement and music that will be well rounded enough that your body feels holistically relieved after having worked all day, but with enough energy left for the night ahead of you.

Winter Solstice Slow Flow Yoga


with Lynn Hailey
Thursday, December 21st
8:30- 9:30 AM

Celebrate the longest night and return of the light with a FREE relaxing restorative to energizing slow flow with live music. Donations to The Lotus Scholarship Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

JANUARY

Back to Balance


with Anna Bradley
a 4 week series
Jan 10th- Jan 31st
Wednesdays 6:45- 7:35 AM

Give yourself the gift of movement in between holidays this year. For the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll meet weekly to practice yoga (using a chair as a prop- no getting up and down off the floor!) to make sure you make time for yourself during this hectic season. This class is a great opportunity for all practitioners, including those who are newer to a yoga practice or who have been interested in starting one.

FEBRUARY

Trauma Informed Yoga Training


with Street Yoga
Friday 2/23 | 5:30-9:30PM
Saturday 2/24 | 9:00AM-3:00PM
Sunday 2/25 | 9:00AM-3:00PM

This weekend training is Street Yoga’s core curriculum. It offers an inspiring and heart-felt introduction to the field of yoga service for youth experiencing life challenges. The densely-packed 16-hour training focuses on a wide-variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to serve youth with yoga and meditation in the real world. Areas for exploration and practice include communicating effectively, maintaining safety in the classroom, promoting healthy boundaries, choosing postures and exercises, handling challenging behaviors and situations, and collaborating with agencies.

MARCH