Workshops & Series

Dancing Lotus Center is proud to offer the community a variety of workshops and series to deepen practices, explore new ways of movement, have fun, and promote health and wellbeing.

About our Workshops and Series:

  • Workshops and series require pre-registration online
  • They are not part of the ongoing class schedule at Dancing Lotus Center
  • Class cards and memberships do not apply (unless noted otherwise), however those with a DLC Membership receive special pricing (see individual events for pricing)

If you are interested in holding a workshop or series, please contact us for more information

See Our Calendar of Events

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January 2017

Yoga for Anxiety

Many of us experience a constant hum of anxiety that can manifest in restlessness, desire to escape, anxious thoughts, insomnia, creation of a false self and addiction. This is a 4 week series of yoga tailored to managing anxiety and stress. We will use the breath,...

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9 Energies For Families

All people have a Natural Energy, it is identifiable using a physical process that involves how we use our bodies, how we move, the shape of our bodies, faces and how we use our eyes. In families it is extremely rare that anyone shares Natural Energy with other...

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New Year, New Intention

Ever make New Years resolutions that lasts for a few months and then fizzles? What if we take the yoga approach to New Years and combine the intention with self-inquiry? Join me on New Years day as we set intentions, open our hearts, connect with our breath and...

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December 2016

JourneyDance™: Accessing Love and Worthiness

"If we WANT to fully experience LOVE and BELONGING, we must BELIEVE that we are WORTHY of love and belonging. When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness."~~Brene Brown. COME OWN YOUR STORY by "telling your story...

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Flow & Glow

Come to Dancing Lotus Center to wind down after your week! Flow from 5 to 6 PM, and then enjoy snacks provided by Emily Tosoni, a local Arbonne consultant. You can also browse Arbonne products to do some last minute Christmas shopping for friends, family, or yourself!...

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NEW- Hope Group

Beginning December 2nd, 2016 at Dancing Lotus Center. This is a therapeutic growth group of adults living with depression. Friday Nights 5:00 – 6:30 pm Begins December 2nd at Dancing Lotus Center   The purpose of this group is to recognize you are not alone in...

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Free Oula.One Classes

Oula.One is a heart-based, musically-inspired yoga dance fusion class. This hour-long session is done barefoot on the mat, with no jumping or impact, making it accessible to nearly all. Completely choreographed to beautiful music, you will journey through spinal...

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Christmas Eve Yoga Flow

Give yourself the gift of yoga this holiday season! For the sixth year in a row, Barbara is offering a FREE yoga flow class on Christmas Eve morning. We'll start slowly, build a little heat, rest in a decadent final relaxation & end with a Metta meditation. WITH:...

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Detox/Retox

Come down for a happy hour event on the Walking Mall! Enjoy an hour of flow yoga at Dancing Lotus to get moving, twisting, and sweating and then head over to The Hawthorn for a glass of wine for Dancing Lotus's Detox/Retox event! WITH: Anna von Gohren WHEN: The second...

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November 2016

Give Thanks and OULA

Give thanks and OULA with us Thanksgiving Day!! FREE with donation to Food Share; bring family, friends, strangers, newbies, and join us for a morning of community, love and getting your dance in on Thanksgiving. #begrateful WITH: Kathryn Gustin WHEN: Thursday,...

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An Introduction to Chair Yoga Series

More About the Instructor Anna is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in Helena, MT.  In addition to her 200-hour certification, she's trained with the Veterans Yoga Project, the Baptiste Institute, Yoga Activist, and JoAnn Lyons with the Piedmont Yoga Community...

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October 2016

The New Detox/Retox

On the second Wednesday of every month come to the ongoing Flow Yoga class at 5:30pm and then head to the Hawthorn and receive $1 off any beverage. -Class cards, memberships and drop-ins can be used for class! -The $1 off coupons can be used on any beverage at the...

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OULA for Girls Thrive

OULA-Helena is dancing for the Girls (Girls Thrive)! Come out and dance for this amazing and empowering program that helps young girls gain self-confidence, positive body image, self-empowerment, teamwork, nutrition and goal-setting. Girls Thrive (GT) is a Helena,...

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Foot Revival

Would you like happier feet? A more comfortable posture? A stronger self? Then this class is for you! “Foot Revival” is a 6-week workshop exploring our foundation (our feet) and our vitality. During each class you will: • strengthen and align your feet and legs •...

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OULApower! Foundation Donation!

OULApower is a 45 minute conditioning class that uses body weight strength, high cardio, and targeted conditioning in combination with dance and awesome music to give you a killer workout and leave you feeling inspired and sore! All donations will go towards the...

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Retro 90’s Dance Party

Get your groove on 90's style! One hour of classic 90's hip hop and dance classics plus all your favorite 90's dance moves! Feel those Good Vibrations children of the 90's! WITH: Tracey Riley WHEN: Friday, October 14th 5:30-6:30PM COST: $5 per person More About the...

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September 2016

Twist Flow Fly

Join Barbara for a 90 minute vinyasa class. We will start slow and build heat gradually then move into a twisting vinyasa practice with a focus on arm balances. Yoga experience is recommended. You don’t need to be an arm balance pro, just be curious & playful!...

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9 Energies – Practice For Presence

Join 9 Energies to more deeply explore your Natural Energy in community with others and learn how to use your Cosmic Self to lead you to a happier and more fulfilled life. Knowing your Natural Energy is a requirement, please sign up for 9 Energies - Natural Energy...

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Yoga for Beginners Series

Find your way to a freer you with a simple yoga practice that releases tension and postural habits that hold you back from living fully in your body. This is class series for beginners to experience how mindful movement and postures can help us be present and heal our...

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August 2016

Studio Siesta Aug 20-27th 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Dancing Lotus Center will be closed to all ongoing classes from Sat Aug. 20th to Sat. Aug. 27th, re-opening on Sunday, Aug. 28th. During this time we will be cleaning yoga props, deep cleaning and performing studio maintenance and repairs. We will begin...

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FREE Barre Classes!

The Barre workout is a full body workout that is a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga designed to enhance flexibility, improve balance, and elongate the muscles .  Barre targets arms, shoulders, stomach, legs, and glutes. You’ll start with a mat-based warm-up...

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Detox/Retox

Come down for a happy hour event on the Walking Mall! Enjoy an hour of flow yoga at Dancing Lotus to get moving, twisting, and sweating and then head over to The Hawthorn for a glass of wine for Dancing Lotus's Detox/Retox event! WITH: Anna von Gohren WHEN: The second...

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July 2016

FREE Barre Classes!

The Barre workout is a full body workout that is a combination of ballet, pilates, and yoga designed to enhance flexibility, improve balance, and elongate the muscles .  Barre targets arms, shoulders, stomach, legs, and glutes. You’ll start with a mat-based warm-up...

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Plug In: FREE 1st Friday Oula

OULA-Helena presents a FREE 1st Friday Class, July 1st at 7pm! This FREE class will featuring an ALL Pitbull,Flo Rida and Shakira playlist with A LIVE DJ! OULA is an inspiring, fun, high cardio, dance fitness class for people of all abilities. It is a motivating hour...

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RetroGlam 80’s Night

Time to bust out those legwarmers, slap on some spandex, and get ready to get your groove on 80's style. One hour of sweet 80's moves and some totally awesome music! We are going old school with all your favorite Glam Rock and Pop classics. Oh baby baby, we love the...

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Detox/Retox

Come down for a happy hour event on the Walking Mall! Enjoy an hour of flow yoga at Dancing Lotus to get moving, twisting, and sweating and then head over to The Hawthorn for a glass of wine for Dancing Lotus's Detox/Retox event! WITH: Anna von Gohren WHEN: The second...

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June 2016

OULA X!

Join us for one hour of our favorite sexy, spicy OULA tracks- we don't mess around!! WITH: Tracey Riley WHEN: Friday, June 3rd 7:00-8:00PM COST: $5.00 Advance Sign Up $8.00 Day of Sign Up $5.00 DLC Members More About the Instructor Tracey Riley has been dancing since...

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Detox/Retox

Come down for a happy hour event on the Walking Mall! Enjoy an hour of flow yoga at Dancing Lotus to get moving, twisting, and sweating and then head over to The Hawthorn for a glass of wine for Dancing Lotus's Detox/Retox event! WITH: Anna von Gohren WHEN: The second...

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May 2016

jr OULA!

The jr OULA program is a 45 minute class geared toward ages 4-11 and focuses on child appropriate music and movement while honoring the inspiring OULA energy. Our mission is to cultivate confidence, strength, community, and a healthy lifestyle in our youth through...

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OULA power Series

A 6-week POWER series! Work yo bad self in this 45 minute conditioning class series- Warrior. Superhero. Powerhouse. Each week you will find new ways to challenge yourself as you get stronger. Sign up with a friend to support each other on this six week journey...

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Beginning Yoga, the Iyengar Way

This series of classes will guide students through movements their body's way exploring: beginner actions and postures with breath, alignment and functional movement. Restoratives and relaxation will also introduced. WITH: Kelly Baraby WHEN: Monday's for 6 weeks May...

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Intro to OULA power

Come learn some common power moves and modifications to get the most out of your workout! This workshop is great for newbies and folks that have been coming but would like to spend a little more time going over the moves with plenty of time to ask questions and learn...

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Chakra Clearing Yoga

Use the physical movement (yoga asana), sound (mantra) and hand positions (mudras) to clear the 7 spots of magnified energy in our body called 'chakras.' The first class we will focus on the lower half of our chakras - energy that when unblocked, allows us to feel...

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Detox/Retox

Come down for a happy hour event on the Walking Mall! Enjoy an hour of flow yoga at Dancing Lotus to get moving, twisting, and sweating and then head over to The Hawthorn for a glass of wine for Dancing Lotus's Detox/Retox event! WITH: Anna von Gohren WHEN: The second...

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April 2016

ECO-THRIVE Film Series

The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a feature-length educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. We recognize the limitations of the organic model as a substitute to conventional fruit growing, and want to...

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Mindful Movement for Kids Session

Mind, body and heart centered practices will be introduced using breathing, movement and mindfulness to help children to create awareness and to support their connection to themselves, to others and to the world with compassion. This class series is designed to teach...

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Breakin’ It Down

Join us to break down the moves in the most recent OULA songs, learn the steps and dance it up! This class will be good for newbies as well as those that attend classes regularly and want to break down the new songs. WITH: OULA Instructors! WHEN: Saturday, April 9th...

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Introduction to Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a facet of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that means: to cultivate energy. It is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. We will begin each class with warm-ups and exercises to activate the Qi. We will then...

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March 2016

Sweat, Slice & Sip

One hour of SWEATY Oula. A SLICE of Bridge Pizza and a SIP of Blackfoot River Brewing beer all for $5! We'll dance an hour of Oula at Dancing Lotus Center, then head to the Bridge and Blackfoot for a slice and a sip (beer or a beverage of your choice!). WITH: Micah...

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Who Cares For the Caregiver?

This is a conversation among friends about support in and for the Dancing Lotus and the wider Helena Community. Here is an opportunity to identify and create sources of support for caregivers, therapists and those who provide foundation for others. This is a chance...

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

A 6-week trauma sensitive yoga classes for those who have experienced all types of trauma and are now looking for positive ways for post-traumatic growth. Classes involve gentle yoga techniques such as breathing, movement, and mindfulness practices to help students...

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Learn to Live Your Yoga

Join this series to learn about how to live your yoga and grow deeper into your practice by exploring the yamas and niyamas: the suggestions for how we should treat ourselves and how we should treat the world around us. In each class we will learn about and discuss...

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Get Some Sleep

Waking up tired even after a long night of sleep? Trouble falling asleep? Awake in the middle of the night...for the rest of the night? Insomnia is a beast. It effects our mood, memory, dietary choices, relationships, and in general, our...

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February 2016

Shoulder Connection

“Shoulder Connection” is a 6-week workshop exploring the connections between our hands, arms, shoulders, neck and heart. During each class you will: -ease strain in your arms -neck and shoulders -elicit more strength and coordination -awaken your connections from your...

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Yoga for Runners

As an avid trail runner in my fifties, I cannot imagine my body running as healthy without Yoga. Mindfulness and body awareness go far off the yoga mat onto the rocky dirt trails of the mountains. As for the strength side, yoga helps boost potential weak spots such as...

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Regular Guy Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and it was once practiced solely by men. Though more men every year are rolling out their mats and showing up to class, over 70% of all practitioners are female. When I invite men to class, these are the top three things I...

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OULA Power Date Night!

OULApower! DATE NIGHT! Bring a date (romantic or otherwise) for 45 minutes of fun bicep sculpting, booty burning exercise, followed by a well deserved beverage at Ten Mile Creek Brewery! What is OULA power? This is a 45 minute conditioning class that begins with an...

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January 2016

New Year, Strong Sankulpa

SOLD OUT! This year's workshop has sold out. Please browse other events and workshops to see what's coming up! Ever make New Years resolutions that last for a few months and then fizzle? What if we take the yoga approach to New Years and combine the intention with...

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December 2015

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November 2015

FREE Thanksgiving Oula

Give Thanks and OULA! Join us for a class to benefit food share and energize your day! Bring food or money to donate and join us for a morning of community, dancing, feeling good, and supporting our local food share! WITH: Kathryn Gustin...

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An Introduction to Chair Yoga

If you're new to yoga or you are an experienced practitioner, chair yoga can be a way to experience your practice in a new and more supportive way. Come to this class to experience a gentle flow yoga class by using a chair for added support,...

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Fall Detox Program

This Saturday class will provide information about cleansing. It will serve as the starting point for a group cleanse. Goals will be set and participants will be given recipes and tools to handle cravings. The cleanse will last 10-14 days....

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October 2015

Tai Chi Chaun

Join Nathan Korb for an introduction to Tai Chi for health, balance and mindfulness. This six-week session will include basic Chi-gung and Tai Chi sequences. Nathan has trained Yangia Michuan Tai Chi Chuan and other Chinese martial arts with...

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Menopause Demystified

Join Dr. Cavin for this class to: -Learn how to deal with uncomfortable symptoms naturally -Learn about Bio-Identical Hormone Therapies -Learn how diet and stress management help address menopause -Learn how to maintain healthy bones Dr. Liz...

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A Life Without Fear

How freeing would it be to have a life without fear? It is the ultimate freedom. How is fear an obstacle in your life? Most commonly it prevents us from feeling unconditional love. Without feeling and expressing unconditional love, we are...

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September 2015

August 2015

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July 2015

BETTY EILER YOGA WEEK

Dancing Lotus Center is thrilled to once again welcome Betty Eiler to Helena! She will be offering three classes during Kelly's regularly scheduled class times as follows: Wednesday July 8th, 10- 11:30am (1 1/2 hr) Wednesday July 8th, 5:30- 7:30 pm (2 hr class)...

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June 2015

Act As If: Theater Therapy

Join Andree O’Shea, LAC, for a 4 week series workshop Act As If: Theater Therapy Self-expression using voice and movement. This workshop will take place every Friday from 12:30-2:00PM. Begin to learn how to let go of who you think you should be for who you really are...

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May 2015

FREE YOGA NIDRA CLASS ON MOTHER’S DAY!

Know a mama who could use a little peace and quiet?  Want to go with your mom and check out some free yoga?  Not a mom but still want to explore Yoga Nidra for free?  Join me (Caitlin) for my first class back at the Dancing Lotus Center for a tenderly...

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April 2015

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March 2015

Ready to Try Yoga?

Join Kim for a 7-week gentle beginners yoga series. All bodies welcome! Tuesday's from 4:00-5:15PM- March 31st- May 12th Cost: $75 for the 7-week series Call Kim to register: 431-6780

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Writing Workshop Series with Marilyn Bennett

Author and Filmmaker Marilyn Bennett's 2015 Writing Workshop Series begins Saturday, March 21st! The workshop is for writers and artists  who want to get their creative juices flowing,  would like to record their life stories but don’t know where to start, need a...

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February 2015

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January 2015

FREE Intro to Nia Class

FREE (with donation to Food Share) Intro to Nia Class Friday, Jan. 16th from 5:30-6:30pm. Stop exercising and start MOVING! Step into the joy of movement in a non-competitive, supportive and nurturing environment with licensed Nia instructors. Nia is a fusion fitness...

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Ready to Try Yoga?

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: A 9-WEEK SESSION to learn the basics of movement, restoratives, meditation and breath work. Our focus will be on increased flexibility, strength, balance and agility. January 13 - March 10 Tuesdays from 4:00 -5:15pm, cost $90 for 9-week session....

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FREE Intro to OULA Class

FREE (with donation to Food Share) Intro to OULA Class Friday, Jan. 9th from 5:30-6:30pm. Join us for a FREE with donation to Food Share introduction to OULA class! We’ll go over some of the most common moves, break down the choreography, answer questions and have...

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New Year, Strong Sankulpa

Ever make New Years resolutions that last for a few months and then fizzle?  What if we take the yoga approach to New Years and combine the intention with self-inquiry?  Join Caitlin on New Years day to set intentions, open your heart, connect with your breath and...

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