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Welcome to Silver Lotus

Welcome to Silver Lotus and thanks for stopping by!

Silver Lotus Training Institute is located in southern Delaware in the coastal communities including Rehoboth, Lewes, Bethany, Milton and Ocean View. We offer health centered programs in Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation. We are an institute without walls, working and playing in senior centers, dance studios, yoga studios and various other community locations. We also offer a concierge service and will create classes for individuals or small groups in your own home or meeting space.

Founded by Susan Hamadock, MA, MSW, Silver Lotus began in l993 as an adjunct program of The Women’s Mental Health and Wellness Center in Silver Spring Maryland. We offered our first program in Yoga Teacher Training in 1994 and became registered with the Yoga Alliance in 1996 at both the 200 and 500 hour levels. Since then, we have trained over 100 yoga teachers. We are home to “Svadhyaya Yoga,” a style of highly individualized teaching methodology which was developed by Susan Hamadock.

In the past few years, Silver Lotus has “spun off” its Svadhyaya Yoga Teacher Training Programs to Involution Yoga Center in Lewes, Delaware. We now focus exclusively on the development of Tai Chi and Qigong leadership and teacher training programs and our community-based classes, led by a collective of certified instructors.

Our mission is to make tai chi and qigong for health programs accessible to as many people as possible. We pride ourselves in our community outreach and satellite programs. Most of our classes are conducted in small, intimate settings to ensure that each person receives highly individualized attention and support from the teaching staff.

All of our teachers have been certified by Silver Lotus Training Institute; but we continue to advance our studies through various professional trainings and on-going programs offered by national and international leaders in our respective areas of interest, including the Tai Chi for Health Institute. We are committed to excellence in training.

We welcome ALL people, including those with movement disorders, physical or medical limitations, emotional problems and different abilities and fully embrace diversity in all aspects.

Please check out our schedule of workshops, weekly classes and teacher trainings.