Lara A. Ward, Founder & Director

Lara A. Ward, Founder & Director

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Lotus Gardens, LLC

is the creation of Lara Azzarito Ward, LMT, E-RYT 500, BBA, BA.

Lara began offering public, private and fitness studio yoga in the 80s. For two decades, she brought weekly corporate yoga sessions to Boehringer Ingelheim, Cartus, Dow, Duracell, Ethan Allen, Kimberly Clarke, Praxair, Scholastic, United Technologies as well as the MS Society of CT, Danbury and New Milford Hospitals.

As yoga became a health sensation, Lara expanded to open Lotus Gardens Yoga School (originally named The Yoga Community) was born. Lotus Gardens Yoga School is one of the first comparative theory yoga trainings in the country and registered as one of CT's first Yoga Alliance 200 hour schools. The program continued to grow and Lotus Gardens, LLC was formed comprised of Lotus Gardens Yoga School and Lara Ward's public, private and corporate yoga classes.

Today Lotus Gardens offers 200 & 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certifications, advanced training for Seniors and Chair Yoga, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Yin and Acupressure Yoga and Anatomy for Yoga Teachers.

Lara Ward and faculty continue to educate yoga students, teachers and advanced teachers in the traditions and modern practices of this ancient wisdom to bring peace and serenity to all seeking the yoga way.