blue lotus offers two, six-week Yoga Foundations courses this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2010) — blue lotus yoga & movement arts in downtown Raleigh will offer two, six-week sessions on the basics of yoga this summer as part of its ongoing effort to introduce the practice of yoga to the curious, skeptical and eagerly interested.

Designed for beginners, the six-week series provides a strong foundation of the basic yoga poses, or asanas, so new students can safely and more comfortably enjoy Level 1 yoga classes.

“Yoga isn’t just for certain body types or the ‘bendy’ people,” says Jill Sockman, owner and director of blue lotus. “We want to share the beauty of the practice with all who are interested. Our six-week series teaches students the importance of breath in the practice, how it’s tied to movements, and proper body alignment for poses, including — and this is important — how to appropriately modify poses to suit the individual.”

Sockman adds that knowledge gained in the series is intended to empower students to attend classes with confidence in their own ability to safely modify poses, for ease or complexity, according to their personal needs.
Questions are encouraged during the classes, which are open to new students as well as those who wish to refresh the basics of their practice.

blue lotus will offer the six-week Yoga Foundations series twice this summer, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Sundays. Session I dates are June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 11 and 18. Session II dates are July 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Preregistration for the $95 course is required. Students also receive a 20% discount on yoga gear, books, CDs and more in the studio’s store, as well as a discount on a 10-pass card.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit the blue lotus website at Those with questions should contact the studio at or (919) 831-2583.

About blue lotus

Established in 2007, blue lotus is downtown Raleigh’s yoga & movement arts studio, offering a range of classes for all levels of students. In our urban sanctuary, we challenge each individual to be fully present, with an invitation to uncover a new way of being in his or her body and in the world.

The studio, founded on the principles of community, innovation and inspiration, also offers workshops and yoga instructor trainings, as well as a full line of unique yoga clothing and props for men and women from innovative, socially conscious businesses.

A member of the, Green Yoga Association blue lotus works to minimize its environmental impact and educate its students and community about ecological consciousness, reverence and action. Visit us on Facebook!