Class Descriptions

Find a class made just for you!! This page lists the descriptions of the classes we offer at Lotus Studio. See the class schedule page for the current schedule of weekly classes.

Bellydance

Beginners Classical Bellydance
designed in 8 week course format taught sequencially (each class builds on the previous) Class teaches foundational bellydance moves, steps, turns, spins and short, basic finger cymbal instruction and easy to follow dance combinations so students are learning to actually dance with the moves taught in authentic bellydance form. Students typically stay in this class for up to a year before testing into higher levels. Students earn their “Bellydance Foundations” certification by completing 8 consecutive weeks of class and students completing 16 weeks of consecutive classes earn their “Experienced Beginners” certification.

Beginners Tribal Bellydance 
8 week course format. Tribal Bellydance (also called ITS) is a modern, fusion style of bellydance that blends the traditional dances of the middle east with dances of india and other related dances with the primary characteristic being that of group improvisation performances. Dancers in this style study a specific movement vocabulary (slow/fluid and fast/percussive moves, steps, spins, turns) with built in ‘cues’ that serve as a method of communication among dancers that bring cohesion to improvised group performances. Basic finger cymbal playing instruction included. Students typically stay in this class for up to a year before testing into higher levels. Students earn their “Bellydance Foundations” certification by completing 8 consecutive weeks of class and students completing 16 weeks of consecutive classes earn their “Experienced Beginners” certification.

Sugar and Spice Bellydance a Holistic BellyDance Fitness class. Get your mind | body | spirit glisten & glow on!  All Levels Welcome. Inclusive & accessible. Class includes isometric Ballet Barre exercises, an exhilarating flow of feminine bellydance movements that provide a total body workout and a luxurious yogic cool down all to exotic world beats sure to elevate & inspire your spirit. Develop your bellydance skills in a holistic dance fitness format that supports & celebrates holistic feminine personal development..

Intermediate Classical Bellydance
8 weeks course format teaches intermediate level moves, steps, turns spins in addition to musicality awareness, dance choreographies, dancing with Veil & zills. Intermediate proficiency testing/certification is offered to students completing a minimum of 1 year of consistent attendance in intermediate classes.

Intermediate Tribal Bellydance
16 week course format, Dancers learn intermediate Tribal dance combinations as they are learning methods for Group formations and dance transitions in addition to intermediate level finger cymbal playing. Intermediate proficiency testing/certification is offered to students completing a minimum of 1 year of consistent attendance in intermediate classes.

Advanced  Bellydance
Advanced bellydance (classical & tribal) techniques, choreographies & theories are taught in workshop and weekend intensive format.

Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance Sedona is a community gathering for people who love to Dance held every Sunday 12-1.30pm

A free-style, free-form of dance and movement that is guided by the music, your body, mind and spirit to freely express yourself. Creating a field of acceptance and openness which gives you permission and courage to dance without inhibition, freeing yourself and allowing your inner wild to come out and have fun.

For some this is a spiritual practice, for others a dance gym, or a mental/emotional release and for others a space to drop into their heart.

Enjoy a safe and inspiring space to move to amazing music and feel the connectedness of your dance family.

Guidelines: To respect each others space:

1. Refrain from talking on the dance floor (you can talk off-floor outside)
2. This is a drug & alcohol & smoke-free, environment
3. No photos/videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
4. Care/Awareness for the space and each other
5. Move your body however you wish
6. Respect one anothers space, you can dance with others as you feel (if you would rather not dance with someone thank them with a gesture of hands in prayer position at your heart (Namaste)
7. Refrain from perfumes and scents along with body hygeine in regard for others.

No experience is needed, only a willingness to allow yourself a deeper experience through the embodiment of your aliveness and passion and let the music guide you on your inner journey.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga and Kundalini: A unique blend of Hatha, Pilates, Flow, and Kundalini, providing opportunities for healing and awakening of body, mind, and spirit. 8 am to 9:15 am. $10. All levels. Drop ins welcome. Lotus Studio. 2050 Yavapai Dr. #A, West Sedona. Naomi 505-466-1887.
Classical Mat Pilates with Yoga. Tuesdays, 11 am to 12:15 am. $10. All levels. Drop ins welcome. Lotus Studio. 2050 Yavapai Dr. #A, West Sedona. Naomi 505-466-1887.
 Gentle Yoga and Kundalini: A unique blend of Hatha, Pilates, Flow, and Kundalini, providing opportunities for healing and awakening of body, mind, and spirit.8:45 am to 10 am. $10. All levels. Drop ins welcome. Lotus Studio. 2050 Yavapai Dr. #A, West Sedona. Naomi 505-466-1887.
Gentle Yoga and Kundalini: A unique blend of Hatha, Pilates, Flow, and Kundalini, providing opportunities for healing and awakening of body, mind, and spirit.10:30 am to 12:15. $15. All levels. Drop ins welcome. Lotus Studio. 2050 Yavapai Dr. #A, West Sedona. Naomi 505-466-1887.

Candlelight Yin Yoga with Yoga Nidra –Enter a space of profound peace and renewal to release the tensions of the week and re-energize your mind, body, and soul. You will be lead through deep supported YIN poses aligned with the 5 Elements that targets the fascial layer of the body.  Fascia responds differently than muscle and requires this slow approach to facilitate opening.  The last half of the class moved into a guided Yoga Nidra meditation which is especially effective to relive stress and improve sleep.  Both components of class emphasize breath awareness and presence to ignite our own inner healing capacities.  No prior yoga experience required.

Prana Vinyasa Fusion Yoga –a Fusion Vinyasa based yoga class that encompasses elements of Kundalini yoga includes mudra, mantra, bandha, pranayama, kriyas and meditation. Each class is mindfully themed in alignment with celestial cycles and seasons of nature and gracefully sequenced to support the flow of Prana thru the body as we practice yoga as a form of self healing, self development and the mastery of awareness.

Empowerment Flow Vinyasa Yoga – a 1 hr flowing yoga practice with elements of interval training interspersed throughout a dynamic sequence of asana practiced as a dynamic flow from one pose to the next. Each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation of the breath. Offers students grounded in the fundamentals of yogic asana a space to develop a stronger & deeper practice. Develops core strength and flexibility as you burn calories, detox the body / mind and exhilarate your spirit  Drop in friendly. Variations offered for mixed level classes.

Hatha Yoga – This class combines pranayama (breathwork) with asana(yogic poses) & meditation with a focus on alignment. These classes are 75 minutes long and great for beginners and experienced yogis who what to fine tune their practice. Drop in friendly. All levels welcome

Kundalini Yoga
Practice journeying the inner landscape..build prana..focus the energy..manifest.. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient technology that teaches you the art of relaxation, self-healing & elevation. Balancing the body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class.