Welcome to Wild Lotus Yoga!
New Orleans Home For Heart-Centered Yoga & Down-To-Earth Spirituality
Uptown & Downtown
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Our Approach To Yoga
Welcoming, Inclusive & Community-Oriented
It is very important to us to create a positive environment for the exploration of yoga that is welcoming, friendly, and open-minded. We’re not into cliques, cults of personality, drama, or dogma. We are dedicated to giving back to the community through our discounted sliding scale community classes, fundraisers, service projects, and BIPOC teacher training scholarships.
At Wild Lotus, yoga is much more than a fitness routine. We believe a holistic yoga practice includes more than just physical postures. Our classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation, mantras, music, readings, poems, stories, philosophy and more – woven together to inspire living a more vivid life.
We’re committed to making yoga as accessible as possible. We offer a wide variety of classes for all levels of experience. Our classes range from mellow for people looking for more of a focus on stress relief and relaxation to medium and spicy for more experienced yogis who want more of a challenging workout.
We believe the best teachers teach from the heart, and we enthusiastically share yoga’s heart-opening practices including singing, creative movement, art, poetry, loving-kindness meditations and more. We invite students to tap into the power of their hearts just as much as their bodies.
At Wild Lotus we are passionate about sharing yoga as a universal inclusive spiritual practice that can bring depth and practical value to anyone’s everyday life.
In our Soul School interdisciplinary teacher training program, our teachers are trained to teach yoga in a skillful, soulful, imaginative way in their own authentic voices. We teach from own passion, personality, and practice – rather than from a script.
Each month our teachers draw inspiration from and interpret in their own unique way the studio’s theme in their classes. Our themes are designed to help you make a deeper connection between yoga practice, imagination, and day-to-day life. Past themes have included: Mythology: Ancient Stories For Modern Times; Blessings: Inspiration from Celtic Spirituality; Mindfulness & Meditation; Earth Wisdom: Inspiration From Indigenous Traditions; Bhakti: Yoga Of The Heart, Chakras: 7 Doorways Of Awareness; Poems To Live By; Sutras: Threads Of Wisdom; and The Miracle Of The Body.
Inspirational Workshops, Courses & Events
In addition to our daily classes, we also host an extensive variety of events designed to help you deepen your practice and nourish your soul. Wild Lotus events include Workshops, Courses, Immersions, Concerts, and Retreats.
Yoga Teacher Training and Continuing Education
Wild Lotus Yoga is a center for yoga education. Each year we run a one-of-a-kind, 8-month-long, 200-hour yoga teacher training program called Soul School that focuses on learning to teach yoga with precision and imagination. In addition, we also host other specialized teacher training intensives and continuing education events throughout the year.