At Lotus Yoga, you’ll find more than a yoga practice. You’ll find yourself.
Our Kripalu-certified teachers guide you through a flow of movement and mindfulness that benefit the body and the mind. Our goal isn’t simply physical exercise, and it’s not the attainment of a perfect downward dog, either. It’s to provide a calm space where you can shed what’s happening in the outside world, tune into yourself and unwind. At the end of each class, we want you to walk away from your mat with tools you can use throughout your life.
About Our Instructors
Melissa Little, Director
When Melissa opened Lotus Yoga in 2006, she wanted to create space that honored the combination of movement and mindfulness that forms the core of a yoga practice, a place where students of all experience levels and abilities could come to not just strengthen their practice, but deepen it. Over the years, Lotus Yoga has grown into a thriving studio that’s never strayed from its simple yet powerful values.
Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2002. She earned both her 200- and 500-hour professional yoga trainings from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is certified in prenatal yoga, advanced anatomy, Shiva Rea’s Advanced Vinyasa Yoga, and she continues to enhance her knowledge through continuing education. Melissa is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the nationally renowned Yoga Alliance and is also a Reiki Level 2 practitioner.
Melissa has been a visiting instructor at Kripalu, an adjunct instructor of yoga at Manchester Community College, and, in addition to her classes at Lotus, she currently teaches yoga at the Manchester Senior Center.
Is Yoga Right For You?
Yoga brings benefits to everyone: any age, background or ability level. While the obvious benefits involve physical fitness, that’s just the beginning of what yoga can do for you.
- Reduce stress
- Improve flexibility and strength
- Boost the immune system
- Improve concentration & memory
- Enhance sleep
- Improve digestion
- Facilitate deeper breathing
- Create better body alignment
- Increase the strength and flexibility of the spine
- Improve joint health
- Increase energy
- Improve circulation
- Lower blood pressure
- Manage weight
- Strengthen the heart
- Stimulate the kidneys and liver
- Energize the endocrine system
- Facilitate nervous system function
Check out our class schedule and start getting the benefits of yoga now.