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About The Lotus

 

The Lotus is a community sanctuary for learning and contemplation. Our purpose is to empower others to transform their lives through meditation.

The Lotus offers a variety of classes guided by professional instructors with diverse backgrounds, allowing you the freedom to choose what style is best for you! This is the perfect place to begin your journey to greater peace, joy, love, compassion, gratitude and ultimately personal transformation.

 

 

Meet Our Team

 
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Carissa Banuelos

Reiki Master | Shamanic Healer

Carisa Banuelos is a Tantra certified Reiki Master and Yoga & Meditation teacher who also provides Shamanic healing in the Peruvian tradition. She has dedicated her life to helping others discover a life of sustained happiness, peace, and productivity after fighting to find her own. Carisa teaches public classes, delivers online courses, and also has her own private practice where she helps others to awaken to the heart within and the wondrous body that delivers the truth of it all. She also teaches Reiki and is the VP of Curriculum Development for the nonprofit The Magic of Psalm, which aims to change the way the world teaches sex ed and views sexuality. Carisa has studied and uses a unique blend of methods and techniques to inspire healing including yoga, meditation, Shamanism, Reiki, neuropsychology, Tantra, Buddhism and more! Her work can be found at TheFoundationalSelf.com.

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Sharon Cleere

Instructor | Private Meditation Instructor

Sharon’s goal when offering guided meditations is to develop a safe place for others to explore and discover their own perspectives. She received her meditation instructor’s certification in India where she spent time immersed in the topics of meditation, yoga, philosophy, Taoism, Hinduism, and mindfulness. She has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in communication and the other in philosophy; this educational background trained her to make seemingly complex topics easy to understand. Sharon’s guided meditations meet at the intersection of deep philosophical topics and light-hearted play. Outside of offering guided meditation, Sharon is an author and the owner of Buddha Babies: a publishing company that offers children and their parents books that facilitate an understanding of meditation, yoga and philosophy.

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Prabhu

Instructor

Prabhu Kaur has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over a decade. Having practiced many styles of yoga for years prior, it has been Kundalini yoga that has offered the most potent and palpable transformative experience. She studied and became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in majestic Crestone, Colorado, at the Crestone Healing Arts Center. A philanthropist at heart and professionally, she is ever inspired to share the teachings with factions of her community that may not routinely have exposure to such a deep and healing yoga experience. A teacher of Spanish and Music, Prabhu feels blessed to be able to merge her talents and teach in diverse educational or therapeutic forums, with students of any age or walk of life. Prabhu lives in Denver and travels the world with her family whenever possible to teach and practice Kundalini yoga, make music and offer pathways into the realms self-discovery and Love.

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Tim Mulville

Instructor | Owner

Tim Mulville lives a life of constant positive transformation through meditation. Recently, Tim completed Yoga and Meditation training at Sattva Yoga Academy in the foothills of the Himalayas near Rishikesh, India. He guides classes and is available for private and small sessions. Tim is the owner of The Lotus. The original photo had Tim's arm around a woman who was not his girlfriend, so we cropped her out.

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Ali Sweeney

Instructor | Intuitive Reader

Ali Sweeney offers an active meditation practice to help you change the energy you carry to create the life you choose. She guides students to activate their intuition to feel more contented, present, and empowered. Ali has enjoyed many other careers including mother, wife, nonprofit professional, and environmental engineer.
Visit her website at www.alightinsight.com.

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Tulasi Vallabha

Instructor

Tulasi is a Bhakti Yoga instructor and mantra meditation teacher focusing on inner evolution and transformation. He is a student of renowned spiritual teacher and author Radhanath Swami. His study and practice under the guidance of his spiritual teacher led to his personal transformation and convinced him of the universality of the teachings of Bhakti Yoga. He shares this transformational process to professionals and yoga practitioners as a tool for inner transformation.

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Amanda Schaal

Studio Manager | Reiki Master

Amanda has always had a passion for mindfulness and holistic living. She realized at a young age that we are more than a physical body and has been in constant pursuit of finding new ways to optimize her personal health and well being. She received her B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in phototjournalism and a minor in sociology. She loved capturing and telling people’s stories. Her natural curiosity and passion for energy medicine lead her to obtain a Reiki Master Certification and study meditation and clairvoyance for 3 years. Amanda is happy to bring her intuition and 15+ years of Sales, Office Administration and Fitness Studio Management to The Lotus.

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Jamie Bass

Reiki Master

Jamie has always cared about the welfare of others and felt drawn to helping them. She is the founder of Aligned Spaces, a company that provides feng shui, organizing, and energetic space clearing services and couples her passion for health and wellness with her spatial intuition. Jamie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Public Health from New York University. She received her feng shui certification from the Feng Shui Institute of America and has trained extensively with the SpiritHeal Institute. She is a Usui Reiki master teacher and trained with the Reiki Clinic of Ursuline Academy in Cleveland, Ohio. Jamie’s goal is to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients. She actively works on her own healing so as to embody and fully express the essence of Reiki in everything she does. Compassion, forgiveness, and love guide her healing practice.
Visit her website at www.alignedspaces.com

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Soozie Kinstler

Instructor

Soozie has been sharing the gifts of yoga since 2004. The discipline has had a profound effect on her, for living mindfully and being more conscious of thought, action, interaction, speech, and diet. She proclaims how yoga changed her life from destructive to productive.

Her mantra is ‘Yoga is Living’ and she teaches her students to live life awake, to be more present and to live yoga; by incorporating the practices of philosophy, meditation, asana, pranayama, mantra and energy healing. She believes yoga is powerful through its ability to connect, within/ without, ego self/Higher Self, microcosm/macrocosm, community/unity. Soozie is excited to share her knowledge and fun personality with The Lotus.

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Kevin Lockwood

Instructor

Kevin is the founder of EnvoyPeace Coaching & Consulting, creator of Intentional Journey Coaching, and author of Be the Designer of Your Life. He is also the Executive Director of Journey Outreach and former Co-Director and Executive Manager of Children’s Global Peace Project, two non-profits dedicated to growing personal awareness, social-emotional intelligence, and human connection. He loves coaching because the most empowering solutions involve people facing challenges and uncovering solutions that lie deep within them. Kevin dreams of a world where every person uncovers for themselves an energy of joy, excitement, and possibility, and expresses their passions to create a more connected and compassionate community. Kevin carries thirty years of experience working with individuals, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in over fifty countries.
Visit his website at www.envoypeace.com

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Sabra Micael

Studio Assistant

Sabra Micael is a Colorado native. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in Human Geography and Studio Arts. She has a background working around arts and education. Sabra is an advocate for health and wellness and believes in the power of mindfulness and taking advantage of the present.

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Gordon Roach

Instructor

Having battled addiction throughout early adulthood, Gordie Roach rediscovered his light through yoga as a tool to tune into his higher self and spiritual community. He is a second-generation yoga and meditation teacher, having studied yoga and arts in Santa Cruz CA; he has pilgrimaged to India twice studying among master teachers Tommy Rosen and Anand Mehrotra. Gordon holds certification in H2Yo Paddleboard yoga and is a 500hr RYT, specializing in Sattva yoga. He mentors recovering addicts and alcoholics in yoga philosophy and techniques.

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Claudi Nanino

Instructor | Breathwork Facilitator

Claudia Nanino is a certified breathwork facilitator and yoga teacher. A Colorado native born from immigrant parents, she returned to Denver in 2016 while coping with enormous personal challenges. At the same time, she relied on meditation, yoga, crystals, breathwork, and various teachers and healers, to rebuild her life and catapult her spiritual evolution. While benefitting immensely from all of these resources, she knew from the first time she did breathwork that she had discovered a beautiful tool with a profound capability to heal and connect and felt called to dive deep into it.

With an end goal of creating a beautiful community, through healing, transformation, and the power of the breath, she invites you to connect with her and ultimately yourself. Please visit her website at www.amarsi.love for more info.

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Roam

Director of Fun
German Shepherd Pup

Roam loves belly rubs, chewing on things that aren't his, kisses and long walks in the city. Stop by and say hi any time!