WHO WE ARE
Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts is a band of folks on a mission to inspire healing, transformation & joy through expressive movement, arts & intentional connection.
Our guiding principles:
HEAL + TRANSFORM + CONNECT
are the driving force behind all that we do.
We offer classes that foster creativity, breath-centered movement, and stress relief with the aim of the overall well-being of the individual.
We offer in-person, COVID-conscious popup yoga classes around Charlotte that embrace the concept of karma. Learn more about the DLY Karma Project.
We continue to offer online live stream classes to create an accessible practice for folks anywhere in the world. Many of our regularly Live Stream Classes are offered on a donation basis.
IGNITE is a vinyasa flow practice meant to spark your curiosity and creative spirit. Music is a key instrument used to help energize & inspire your yoga practice. This flow centers around breath control, creative & dynamic movement, with a diversity of exercises and modifications to suit a wide range of levels from beginner to advanced. With this class, you will learn and gain the tools needed to explore a creative, playful, and free flow practice guided by your own breath.
RISE ASHTANGA REMIX
RISE Ashtanga Remix is an energy rising practice is based on poses from the Primary and/or Secondary Ashtanga Yoga sequence with a creative flair. Practitioners are led through Sun Salutations to warm the body and develop stamina followed by standing postures to develop balance, seated postures to open hips, strengthen forward folding, and develop spinal flexibility. The class will finish with back bending and a closing sequence with inversions to improve circulation and cool the body.
ANCHOR lays the foundation for a yoga practice grounded in breath through meditative and mindful movement. You can expect an emphasis on slow & steady poses that ground you allowing relaxation, balance, and the release deeply-rooted tension. You will embrace challenging poses through the steadying of your breath & mind, conditioning that can have a powerful impact both on and off your mat.
RESET is an invitation to take a moment to pause for you. Move inward and set in motion a slow and steady breath to help quiet the noise and stress that comes from everyday life. This practice will create a setting that supports introspection and contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Let the melodies of singing bowls, gentle guided meditation, and sound baths transport you and reset your mind.
VIBE is an electrifying practice that fuses music, yoga, and dance to create a feeling of joy-filled expressive movement. Dance choreography, tribal expressions, classical movements are blended and brought to life in this practice. In this setting, you can anticipate a stirring of emotional release and surrender that is free of self-judgment, full of acceptance and self-love.
ELEVATE is a flow-styled class format that blends grounding yoga poses, plyometrics, high-intensity exercises, and inversions. This flow centers around breath control and strengthening movements, with a diversity of challenging exercises. With this class, you will learn and gain the tools needed to explore a challenging practice, while also remaining mindful of the breath.
What is the DLY Karma Project?
The DLY Karma Project is our opportunity to give to those in need in our community. We partner with local organizations by providing donations, volunteers & hosting service projects. In addition, we take a percentage of the business profits and bless these local heart-centered organizations.
Helping the Hurt Tap into Their Resiliency
Thompson is a human services leader transforming lives through early childhood, family stability, and mental health services. As a solutions-driven organization committed to rewriting narratives for the most vulnerable in our community; Thompson achieves this by providing comprehensive, evidence-based services, and trauma-informed care, for children (ages 0-18) and their families, virtually and in-person.
Providing Another Chance to our Under-Served Communities
A home, a hot meal, clothes to wear, steady income, family…hope for a better quality of life…the bare necessities of life! At Another Chance House of Refuge, we believe that all people should have the chance to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives. That’s why we strive to aid underserved families and veterans by providing them with the necessary tools and opportunities they need to improve the quality of their lives for themselves and their communities.
Sowing Seeds for Charlottes Eastside
Urban Farm at Aldersgate and Carolina Farm Trust are a mission to nourish, educate and inspire our community, while continuing to foster intergenerational, multicultural connectivity. It’s their collective belief that farm-to-table food is not a “social-class” privilege; it’s a human right that has measurable health and economic advantages for our community. They offer a tangible solution to the challenges surrounding issues of economic mobility and food insecurity.