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Gentle Yoga

Online Yoga Sessions

Yoga has long been known as an effective way to both heal the body and calm the mind, but many people are put off by its reputation as "hardcore" or intimidating. We want to change that.

 

That's why we created Lotus Theory Gentle Yoga. This program is designed to support you in cultivating a loving relationship with your mind and body.

 

Promoting personal choice, participants have agency over their body as they practice yoga. Our hope is to inspire you to gradually move into a more active lifestyle.

The low-impact nature of this program means that anyone can join in. It's ideal for beginners who are looking to ease into their practice or those looking to incorporate yoga into their lives without jumping right into a full-on studio class. And because we incorporate meditation into movements throughout the class, you'll be able to engage both your mind and body at once.

By the end of each session, you'll leave feeling calm, empowered and physically stronger than ever. And with each practice, you'll begin to feel mentally stronger as well as well-versed in techniques that stretch and strengthen the body, help connect breath with body and make us more mindful.

Always consult with your physician before starting any exercise program

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In our Gentle Yoga sessions, we work to:

Increase strength

Enhance flexibility and improve balance

Reduce stress

Learn how to connect your breath with your body and become more mindful

Our Gentle Yoga sessions:

  • Employ Trauma-Sensitive Lens and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Focus on the participant experience within a posture rather than the aesthetic of the pose and/or performance. 

  • Emphasize making choices and staying present in your mind and body

  • Are guided by a licensed mental health professional to effectively process emotions and mental blocks in real time

  • Are held monthly, each month features a new topic

  • Generally run 45 mins in length

Practicing Yoga

Our Gentle Yoga program is designed to help you gently ease into your life with slow and steady movements that will increase strength, enhance flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress and overall boost your mental health.

Always consult with your physician before starting any exercise program

Paola Volquez, LCSW, RYT, RCYT
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Paola Volquez, LCSW, RYT, RCYT

Certified Yogi and Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a 200hr Yoga Alliance-Certified Instructor. I was first introduced to yoga over 10 years ago through community-based yoga classes. Yoga served as my first instruction to an active form of meditation. This practice helped me to acquire the skills to silence my chatty mind because sitting meditation practices were very challenging for me. 

 

As my personal yoga practice progressed, I developed a desire to share my knowledge, particularly with children and communities with limited access to yoga.

 

As a social worker I am passionate about empowering people and being of service to others. My purpose is to inspire others to thrive, cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness both on and off the mat.

Lotus Theory is a company dedicated to helping you achieve holistic health and overall balance.

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