We are a multi-disciplined organization devoted to nurturing the experience of sharing and educating both yoga students and teachers. Lara Azzarito Ward is the founder and director of Lotus Gardens Yoga School. Lara mindfully created Lotus Gardens as a non-traditional yoga studio. Our office is in rural Sherman, CT and we offer workshops and teacher trainings throughout CT. Our home studios in CT are Graceful Planet Newtown; Yoga Center of Collinsville in Canton and Woodbridge Yoga Center in Woodbridge.
Since 1980, we have offered yoga, meditation, martial arts, stress management classes and wellness programs to the public, schools, hospitals, corporations and private clients along with a comprehensive yoga teacher training curriculum.
As the first Yoga Alliance approved school in Connecticut, our refined 200 hour yoga teacher training program has certified over 300 instructors who now guide others into the garden of yoga throughout the world.
Continuing Education programs bloom for Lotus Gardens’ alumni as well as yoga teachers from all disciplines through our Advanced Trainings and the 500 hour training certification. In 2007, we planted the seed of guiding parents, teachers and yoga instructors to share yoga for children in offering our Lotus Gardens Kids Yoga Teacher Certification. Laughing and learning with the hopes of teaching skills of physical health, emotional peace, and self love to children as far as we can with our blossoming programs for the future.
We take a moment to pause and enjoy the friends we have made, all that we have shared and learned and are so very very grateful for. Peace to the world!