Yvette  Wilhelms says:

February 22, 2019 at 6pm

I have now been practicing yoga regularly for just over 3 years. In these 3 years I have learned that I can do things I didn’t think I could do. I have learned to relax more, have become more flexible, and have put off a back fusion that I was told I needed 7 years ago now.

Some days getting to yoga is a chore, but after taking a class, I am always happy, I did not miss it. Yelena’s classes are always different and always enjoyable. I feel I have made a lot of friends and we have become a family. It is a very feel good place to go.

Yelena’s energy and enthusiasm every day brings out the best in all who attend her classes. I  just recently had knee surgery for a torn meniscus. I was worried that  it would take a long time to get back to attending classes and doing what I was able to do prior to surgery. I learned from my doctor that taking yoga on a regular basis will be very beneficial to me by helping me heal faster and be back on my feet doing what I love to do. He wasn’t wrong, within two  weeks I am back doing yoga, not quite to where I was, but back and doing it feels wonderful!

Yoga is so important in our daily lives. The stretching, the muscles tone, the strength it builds, the flexibility and the relaxation are beneficial in so many ways.

I am so happy to have found yoga and to have it in my life.  I really don’t know where I would be without it.

Yvette Borchert says:

May 30, 2017 at 12pm

” I am grateful for the opportunity provided from the teaching and instruction of Yelena Foster. I started with Lotus Yoga a year ago looking to move better in my daily  activities, and avoid surgery, I found more than that, I have change my life both mentally and physically. I started doing yoga every day after taking the “40 Days to Personal Revolution Program”. During this time I am able to have a more positive attitude with situation that I have no control over, and  I found my daily discomfort from joints and  muscles pain improving by building strength and balance in my body and life, and which only continues to improve.

Yelena’s classes can be challenging, but she is able to accommodate each individual to what they  would like their experience to be, from the beginner all the way to the advance. Yelena’s knowledge and continued education will help you to improve your  quality of your life, both physically and  mentally. Yelena’s wittiness brings  fun, diversity and  passion. No two classes are ever the same.”

Chris Cleland says:

May 27, 2017 at  10am

” A friend told me to check out a yoga class at the park last summer with Lotus Yoga, well, a year later I am still going. My arthritis in my knees and hips were causing daily discomfort. Since starting yoga class at Lotus Yoga my flexibility and daily discomfort has greatly  improved. I have  also learned breathing, relaxing, meditation techniques which benefited my quality of life. After a class with Yelena or one of her instructors I latterly feel like I got a message throughout my entire body.”

Melissa says:
February 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

“The Friday night class with Yelena and it was great! The space is very relaxing. I’m used to a more beginner/intermediate level yoga class so it was nice to get more of a challenge and learn something new. It was a little more fast paced than what I am used to but I would definitely like to go back in order to grow in my yoga practice. I would recommend going to check it out!”

Kevin Dahle says:
November 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

“I want to thank Yelena and the yogis at Lotus Yoga for welcoming me to the warm environment of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. While I have just begun, I can already feel the freeing power of stretching my mind and body close to the edge—to the edge in a good way, away from the precipice of stresses and demands of material life and the ego’s existence.

I am grateful for the invitation to THE PERSONAL REVOLUTION ALL-DAY IMMERSION with Baron Baptiste on November 5th. While I was not able to join the Lotus group for the travel (I missed Mike Ditka and other Chicago sites), I did join them for a body and mind bending experience, working through the majority of poses from Journey Into Power, within the intuitive range my possibilities. What I received was more than I could have expected. The nine hours were less exhausting than freeing and enlightening. The program was inclusive and open, welcoming all to share—mind, body and spirit— and it all started with child’s pose.”

Katie Beilke says:
June 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

“Before finding Yelena, I was stressed to the max! I was in an ugly place and wanted positive change. I wasn’t sure where to start and then Yelena was *plunked* right on my path! I was a bit apprehensive prior to going to the first class. I had all of the typical stereotypes in my mind of what yoga was about. I was one unbalanced girl… physically and spiritually. I washed all of my preconceived ideas out of my mind and walked in giving it my all. Am I ever glad I did! I noticed a difference in myself after my first class (which by the way – first class is free!). I was able to let go of all of the worldly “stuff” that was cluttering my mind and simply just be me. I started to utilize some of what I learned on the mat, in my everyday life. I changed how I viewed things and became less stressed because things that seemed to be such an issue were now manageable. If we don’t have road blocks, we can’t grow. I also started to lose a few pounds… what a nice “perk”!

Yelena has a passion for what she does and truly cares for those that walk in her door.”

Svetlana Barthman says:
June 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm

“By doing yoga with Yelena it helped me become less resistant and more accepting myself and others. I experienced more energy to my body, calmed my mind,less fear. Yelena is a very spiritual teacher. She is helping to find yourself and maintain the a state of personal growth. Her classes is challenging and fun.”

Cori Arizola says:
June 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

“I came to Lotus Yoga to find myself a better place physically and spirtually. Yelena’s Hour of Power has really made some very difficult life challenges easier to work through. I have found balance in my life. Yoga really gives me the ability to free myself from all of the outside world and souly concentrate on myself. Thank you for that Yelena!”

Holly Wofford, TX says:
June 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

“Yelena, your class was amazing! You`ve inspired my sister to get back into yoga. My practice is getting better each time. I am feeling stronger and more balanced.

Not only is it been physically helpful, but mentally healing is well. Thank much for your class; it has been a true inspiration for my family.”

Joanne Martello says:
May 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

I first came to Lotus Yoga because something was missing in my life. I needed a physical and spiritual outlet for myself. I found that and more in Lotus Yoga. I found and amazing teacher, and a wonderful community. Lotus yoga has truly changed my life.”

Debbie Buza says:
May 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

Since joining the Lotus Yoga community 2 years ago I have experienced a transformation in myself both physically and mentally. I love the challenges it has given me such as experiencing the all day boot camp which I found to be both energizing and educational. I also have done the Baron Baptiste 40 day program 3 times and found it to be helpful in the cleansing and rejuvenating process I need to bring my body and mind back into balance.”