Lotus Yoga Studio
For more information please call: (410) 742-6016
**See description of classes below
Mindfulness for Inner Peace: This very gentle class focuses on awakening the spiritual center to find inner peace. It concludes with a Yoga Nidra to leave your feeling refreshed and alive.
Mindfulness for Spiritual Awakening: Reconnect to your spirit as you are guided through easy, mindful movement paying special attention to both the physical body as well as thoughts and emotions. Gentle movement and breathing exercises will deepen your awareness within the body while connecting you to your inner source of power.
Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.
Unwind & Restore- Gentle Yoga- Gentle movement and restorative postures are used to release tension on a physical, mental, and emotional level while establishing a mindful awareness and inviting a sense of relaxation and ease.
Vinyasa Groove: This practice focuses on syncing the breath with a continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that typically includes sun salutations, standing poses, standing balance, stretches, and basic inversions that benefit the mind and body by building heat, endurance, flexibility, strength, focus, and body awareness. Music changes weekly to produce the “groove.” Beginner and Intermediate level class.
Yin: A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Yoga Nidra: Benefit from rest and restoration in this extremely healing practice. This class consists of breathing exercises (pranayama) and guided meditation to put you in the deepest possible state of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Benefits include the release of muscular, emotional and mental tension.
August 9 and 10, 2019 Dharma Yoga Immersion: Opening the Heart with Strength: Our asana classes will focus on opening our hearts through deepening our back-bending with mindfulness and strength-building. We’ll also delve into the yoga of Bhakti: learning what it means to love for love’s sake, and how is this profoundly important in our lives, and in this time of great change. Participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the practice all of the limbs of yoga as taught to Hannah by Sri Dharma Mittra, a legendary yoga master known as the “Teacher’s Teacher” in the yoga world.
Friday Night Flows: 6-8 p.m. will feature a heart opening asana practice and compassion immersion Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. kicks off with an in-depth Asana (physical) practice, Yoga Nidra, Self-Compassion and Kirtan classes Facilitator: Hannah Allerdice Bricker, Ph.D., 500 E-RYT Investment: $75 for both days **6 Yoga Alliance ceus available for yoga teachers
First Class- FREE! (except Friday Night Flows) Drop in – $15 5 Class Package– $60 10 Class Package– $110.00 1 Month Unlimited– $95.00 Monthly Auto-Renew– $75.00
Private Yoga 1 Hour – $65.00 ½ Hour -$45.00 Meditation Coaching 1 Hour – $65.00 ½ Hour – $45.00
Hannah Allerdice Bricker, Ph.D., 500 E-RYT, YACEP has been studying yoga for 18 years and studying with Sri Dharma Mittra for the last 12 years. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has taken her 200, 500, 800, and 1000-hour trainings with Sri Dharma and serves on the teaching staff of Sri Dharma Mittra’s Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings in New York. Hannah also serves as a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Dharma Yoga DC – a non-profit organization in Washington DC that shares the Homebase Program of Whole-Self Education to students, educators, families, and to the Washington DC community more broadly. More information is available at www.dharmayogadc.org.
Venessa Bowers, 200 RYT s a licensed certified social worker – clinical, a certified clinical trauma professional, yoga instructor, a Registered Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher, and a Karuna Ki Reiki Master. She specializes in working with children and adults who have been affected by traumatic experiences. She uses creative expression and mindfulness as treatment modalities in her clinical work in conjunction with more traditional therapeutic interventions. Venessa’s teaching style seeks to create deep thought, inner connection, and release of things no longer serving the individual. Her classes can have an therapeutic feel to them, but they are not therapy classes. Her approach to yoga uses the Karmic path, which is the “yoga of action in the service of others” and her style has been called “gritty and real.” Venessa completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training with Rebecca Sirman Yoga at YogaVibez in Ocean City, completed her 20 hour certification in children’s yoga with Radiant Child Yoga, and completed 40 hours of Trauma Center – Trauma Sensitive Yoga training with David Emerson and Jenn Turner at Kripalu.
Heather Cherry, 200 RYT has been practicing yoga on and off for many years. What started off as a way of stretching after other athletic pursuits turned into a way of life in 2016. Heather uses yoga to heal both physical pain and anxiety and now shares that healing with everyone who participates in the classes she teaches. She currently teaches Les Mills’ Body Flow and a variety of yoga styles at Shore Zen Yoga Studio inside Olympia Fitness Clubs.
Veronica Correa, 200 RYT/Studio Owner is a licensed certified social worker – clinical, yoga instructor, life coach, and certified hypnotherapist. Veronica earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and she holds a license as a certified, clinical social worker from the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners. Veronica has 18 years of counseling experience, her work focuses on providing guidance for people to break through physical and emotional pain and inspiring them to make healthy choices and to achieve their dreams. Veronica uses innovative, alternative approaches, such as clinical hypnosis, Reiki and energy therapy, as well as traditional counseling. Her approaches have proved to be a good complement to modern medicine empowering people to get well faster. Veronica completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training with Rebecca Sirman Yoga at YogaVibez in Ocean City.
Berkeligh Diaz, 200 CYT is a certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor, 200 YT, and co-owner of Little Dreamers Wellness Center, in Berlin, MD. She began her yoga journey in her mid-twenties, when she was looking for outlets to help with anxiety and stress. A friend suggested she attend one of her yoga classes. With the tools she learned while attending yoga classes, she was able to cure her own anxiety without any “formal” therapy or medicine. After realizing the positive, therapeutic, and life changing, benefits a yoga practice was having on herself, she knew she wanted to share it with my children. She had difficulty finding a children’s yoga class suitable for pre-k & elementary age children, she decided to take the leap into teaching. In February 2016, Berkleigh became a Certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher. Kidding Around Yoga is registered and accredited through Yoga Alliance. She uses the KAY system as a basis for all of her classes, which incorporates, cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music, plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga; meditation, breathing techniques, peace, and deep relaxation. As a Kidding Around Yoga Teacher, she specializes in Pre-K – 17 year old practitioners. She continued to grow her own practice and knew she wanted to share her love for yoga with teens & adults. She completed her 200 YTT in June 2018 under Rebeca Sirman Yoga at Yogavibez in Ocean City, MD a Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga school.
Lizzie King-Ottenstein, 200 CYT began her yoga practice for the purpose of finding the “zen” and “balance” that everyone associated with it. The practice started slow for her, and the zen and balance didn’t instantly arrive. As she began, her practice was purely physical but over the years it evolved in phases – the need for movement, mindful moments just sitting on the mat, to improve and heal specific body parts, strength, pushing herself to the limits, mind control. Her journey led her to training with Rebecca Sirman Yoga, completing her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification in June 2018. She has a strong belief in creating a life that you love, and crashing through the beliefs that hinder that. With that being said, you can expect her to encourage you to make your practice yours in her classes – taking what you need in that moment. She’ll also encourage you to push yourself to your personal edges to grow, strengthening the body and mind.
Travis Lancaster, 200 RYT has been an avid athlete her entire life and eventually reached a physical dead end. Knee surgeries, ankle surgeries, years of impact, and common body misalignments left her with chronic knee pain, degenerating cartilage, arthritis, scar tissue, bone fragments and limited mobility. She could no longer keep up her fitness regimen and devastatingly had to quit her life-long love affair with running, as more surgery seemed to be the only (and bleak) option. That is when she discovered the Bikram method of hot yoga, and her life has been changing ever since. Yoga had been part of her fitness routine for more than ten years, but it wasn’t until she discovered this particular method that she developed a true and devoted practice. She have now had a dedicated yoga practice for the past five years and have slowly but surely been healing (without surgery), not just her physical body but her emotional and spiritual ones as well. Travis earned her 200 RYT certification in hot yoga at the Bikram Yoga Rockville studio, in the spring of 2017. After a year of teaching yoga her desire for more knowledge was burning so she traveled to Brooklyn, NY and earned her 300 RYT from International yoga teacher Jared McCann. Holding a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Master’s degree in teaching, Travis is a former local high school art teacher and track coach. She took time away from her career to raise her son, and now it has been excited to return to her teaching occupation in a different arena. It has been a great fit to combine her teaching experience with her love of athletics and holistic health to help spread the vast benefits of this healing practice to our community.
Betsy Long has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist for 10 years at Olympia Fitness Clubs in Salisbury. She has since used her knowledge and understanding of the body to start learning and applying the benefits of yoga. After practicing in classes and on her own for about 2 years, she became certified in Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga For All™ – a Body Positive Yoga format. Although new to the Yoga world – Betsy is passionate about learning, especially when it comes to reaching out to those who may not feel they fit a “yoga mold”. She believes the benefits of yoga are available to everyone regardless of experience, age, gender, size, flexibility, or injury.
Courtney Moore, 200 E-RYT, YACEP is the general manager as well as an instructor at Olympia Fitness Clubs and Shore Zen Yoga Studio. She graduated from Salisbury University with her B.S. in Health Education. Courtney holds several certifications in different group exercise formats such as, LesMills BodyFlow, BodyPump, BodyStep, CXWORX, Jillian Michaels BodyShred, Spinning, PiYo, POUND, TRX, TurboKick, Buti Yoga, and High Fitness. She is also a certified personal trainer.
Cheryl Sidwell, 1000 C-IAYT, 500 RYT, E-200 RYT, YACEP has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years. She is currently 500-RYT with Yoga Alliance. She earned her 200-RYT yoga teaching certification at Marianne Wells Yoga School and completed her 300-hour certification in Advanced Yoga Therapy with Joseph LePage’s Integrative Yoga Therapy school, now part of Kripalu. She is a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and completed her 1000 C-IAYT certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu. Cheryl believes firmly that Yoga is for Everyone! She can design and lead a practice for clients ranging from Senior Citizens to Athletes. Cheryl specializes in Gentle & Therapeutic Yoga & Somatic Movement Therapy, Trauma Informed Yoga and Yoga for Caregivers. She has worked with a variety of clients on their journey towards health and wellness dealing with a wide range of illnesses including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, heart conditions, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, cancer recovery, weight loss and anxiety disorders.
Kristen Wood, 200 RYT has been practicing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2006. In 2010, after a year of intensive study, she became certified as a 200 hour Kundalini Research Institute Level 1 Instructor. In 2013, Kristen became certified as a Kundalini Conscious Pregnancy Instructor. She has found Kundalini Yoga to be deeply transformative and healing for the mind, body and soul. It has helped provide the tools to successfully navigate and manage every aspect of her life ranging from personal to professional. Kristen hopes every student will leave the class feeling more deeply connected with themselves and with the world around them.
For more information please call: (410) 742-6016