Frequently Asked Questions – The Lotus Meditation Studio

 

I Do Other Exercise Like Yoga, Which Is Mindful. How Is Meditation Different?

Meditation is an exercise for your brain. Our society forgets about the MIND part of the mind body connection and that is where meditation comes in.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Meditation?

To name a few of the benefits of meditation it can; reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, reduce aging of the brain, helps you feel more connected, boost creatvity, decrease anxiety, improve emotional balance, higher immunity, healtheir brain function, helps with sleep, increases awareness and much more.

How Do I Pick The Right Class For My Needs?

The Lotus has a large offering of classes. Start with something you love, that interests you or an area in your life you wish to see improvements. If you are still unsure feel free to give us a call or stop by the front desk and we will find the perfect fit for you.

What Do You Recommend If My Mind Wanders And I Can’t Sit Still?

Meditation is not about simply about silencing the mind. Meditation is about drifting and returning, the process of returning to your intentions is what strengthens the mind. So drifting is not bad, the real challenge is coming back.

How Do I Begin Meditating?

Classes at The Lotus are designed for all faiths and experience levels. A new practitioner can experience a class with someone who has been meditating for years and still receive benefits. We suggest Let’s Get It Started, for our beginners who are looking for the fundamentals. Don’t let meditation intimidate you.

What Do I Wear to a Class or Workshop?

We suggest comfy clothes, sweats or yoga gear, although jeans or a suit work just as well. We do request that you remove your shoes, you are welcome to go barefoot or wear your favorite pair of socks.

What Do I Bring To Meditaiton Classes?

Just yourself and an open mind. In our studio we provide meditation cushions, yoga mats, chairs and benches. You can create the meditation experience that works with your body.

Do I Have to Sit on a Cushion?

It is not required that you sit on a cushion to meditate. At The Lotus Meditation, we understand that everyone may not want or be able to meditate with a cushion. Our meditation room is well equipped with chairs that have support backs or benches for additional seating. For those who wish to use a cushion we have custom Zabatons, Zafus and body and neck bolsters to help you with your mediation practice. Have your own cushion? Please feel free to bring your own favorite cushion

Where Do I Park?

Street and neighborhood parking can be found in front and near the studio. Parking meters are regularly checked by the city of Denver, so be sure to put enough money into the parking meters to avoid a parking ticket. Parking meters take coins or credit cards. There is a public parking lot available on 2nd Ave between Broadway and Lincoln that charges a very low fee for parking. In addition, the surrounding neighborhood has free street parking starting just a block away from the studio.

What Happens if I am Late?

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your class or workshop. Once the session starts and the doors are closed, no one will be allowed to enter to ensure that we do not interrupt the class. Come early and relax and enjoy a cup of tea.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Please cancel within 12 hours of your schedule session. If you have to cancel 12 hours prior to your class, we will give you the credit towards a future class. If you are a member and you cancel within 12 hours of your class there will be a $10 charge.

 

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228 BROADWAY DENVER, CO 80203

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