In many cultures the lotus flower represents hope, beauty and purity. However, the lotus flower comes from humble beginnings. The blossom takes root in murky ponds and swamps. The lotus flower knows it needs the sun and rises to the surface of the water so it can bloom. Once the lotus flower blossoms, it is careful to not let the beautiful petals touch the murky water as it reaches toward the sun.
Just like the lotus flower, some people have obstacles to overcome. Safe Space Yoga gives adolescents an opportunity to explore yoga with specially trained yoga teachers. Our teachers work with youth who have histories of poverty, homelessness, trauma, addiction and behavioral challenges. Yoga has been found to be a valuable tool in the healing process. There is evidence that yoga helps with overall well-being, depression and anxiety.