The Dancing Lotus Center Foundation Scholarship provides free classes and scholarships for series and workshops to Veterans, Domestic Violence and Cancer survivors in a safe and qualified environment.  

We offer this scholarship to remove financial barriers and to make space for these incredible survivors to heal.

Upcoming Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser Classes

After cancer treatment I was unfamiliar with body and its boundaries, I was depressed and anxious about trusting it, and I didn’t have the financial ability to invest in my health. I needed space to get healthy again and re-familiarize myself with my body and movement. I needed to find a way back to trusting my body. The foundation not only provided me access to classes that helped my body get moving again, but an opportunity to explore classes that fed my joy, my spirit and my health without the financial burden. Through the foundation I’ve gained strength not only in my body, but in community and mental health.

Chelsia Rice

-Foundation Recipiant

Dancing Lotus Center is a place to play, practice and heal on all levels. We have assembled an incredible team committed to this larger vision of helping people from multiple angles – body, mind, and spirit.  Our highly qualified team consists of licensed Mental Health Professionals, Massage Therapist, Yoga for Mental Health Practitioner, Certified Clinical Interventionist, Naturopathic Doctor, Life Coaches, Writing Coaches, and Certified Physical Fitness Instructors.

We offer series that use yoga to process trauma, manage the feeling of anxiety and lift out of depression.  We offer weekly Movement Therapy classes along with Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) which has been used widely for Veterans returning with PTSD.  We have therapists on site with a wide variety of skills including working with individuals experiencing trauma, family units, adolescents and those moving through addictions – all of whom are committed to DLC’s mission of using holistic approaches for wellness.

In conjunction with our highly trained team of mental health professionals, we have a wide variety of classes to help lift anybody’s spirit and strengthen the body including Oula Fitness, Nia, multiple styles of Yoga, and restorative options. We believe that it is critical for people to be able to choose from a menu of options to best put together a plan in their healing process.

By supporting The Dancing Lotus Center Scholarship Foundation, you will be creating the opportunity for Veterans, Domestic Violence and Cancer Survivors to access our services without creating personal financial stress.

Donations can be mailed to:

Dancing Lotus Center
c/o Foundation Scholarship
40 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601

It is an honor to be able to extend these offerings to a broader community.  Thank you for your support and interest.

Dancing Lotus Center provides an excellent opportunity for Veterans, unique from most Fitness Clubs and Yoga/Dance Studios.  Certified mental health professionals and somatic wellness experts provide a holistic program encompassing multiple Veterans’ issues including but not limited to PTSD, MST, substance abuse and addiction. They focus on the full mind-body-spirit connection and the experience of the staff allows appropriate processes for dealing with “spillage” that might come to the surface from a somatic movement class or other issues related to Veterans’ growth, transition, and recovery (if needed). Confidential: No reporting of individual mental health or disclosure to any military or civilian entities providing total privacy ensured by law.  It is a trustworthy, fun, active, emotionally safe healing place encouraging serenity and personal growth.

-J. S. Hannon, Commander (ret) US Navy SEAL, Combat Veteran

Foundation Recipient

The Dancing Lotus Center Scholarship Foundation has helped me tremendously. Going to Movement Therapy classes have helped me mentally, physically and emotionally. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and these therapeutic classes help lower my anxiety and depression and gets me out of the house. I am so glad I found this opportunity; it is awesome!

-Diane Clemo

Foundation Recipient

What being a recipient of the Dancing Lotus foundation scholarship meant to me was having the opportunity to access classes and community while in a safe and encouraging environment. It was definitely a stepping stone on my journey of healing. When you have gone through certain traumatic situations, it takes great effort to allow for vulnerability and openness. This scholarship is a way for a person to do that and know they will be in supportive and caring hands every step of the way.

-April

Foundation Recipient

When working  with vulnerable populations, it is important to be aware that emotional material may be uncovered in a movement class. Because this is a therapeutic intervention, it is important to have highly qualified experts to help interpret what may surface through the body.

-K.K (LCSW working with vulnerable populations)