Serving our local community
Lava Yoga is a small, local and woman-owned studio serving the Lawrence, Kansas, community, both on the mat and off. While hot yoga is our signature style, we also offer a variety of non-heated classes; all to benefit the mind and body.
We believe in teaching yoga in a non-intimidating and friendly manner. Our approach is kindness – to ourselves and others. Wherever you are in your yoga practice, it is about you. You will be supported by our instructors and all who practice with you with positive energy and grace.
Lava Yoga was established in Topeka, Kansas, in 2013 and expanded into Lawrence, Kansas in 2017 by two innovative women, Beth Diehl and Leigh Granada. The Lawrence studio changed ownership into trusted hands in October of 2020. We are not a franchise but rather two sister studios supporting the communities in which we live. A big thanks to Beth and Leigh for their friendship and support.
“Hey yogis! The Lava Team and I are here for you and available to answer any questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your journey begins now.”
Definition: One who practices regularly at Lava Yoga and loves every minute of it!
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These classes range from 90° to 103° with humidity and from a gentle stretch in heat to hot and powerful flows. Click here to see our selection of heated classes.
These classes are done at room temperature. We offer a variety of choices including Kid’s Yoga and Pre/Postnatal Yoga. Click here to see our selection.
These classes are held at room temperature and are meant to bring the body and mind into a state of healing and relaxation. Click here to see our selection.
The Best of Yoga
Self care is critical to reclaim health and energy.
Our classes promote strength in both muscle and mind.
Our heated classes promote sweating, assisting the detoxification process, using the largest organ of elimination, the skin. Our non-heated classes promote detox through specific poses and/or by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system encouraging digestion and processing through all organs.
Mind & Soul
The reason we practice yoga is all right here. A regular practice lends to mindfulness, stillness, the truth, a journey within, a connection to self. There is a whole world to be tapped within.
You don’t need to be flexible to begin yoga. It’s a benefit!
We need balance in all aspects of our lives and it starts here. Practicing balance both mentally and physically.
The biggest asset of yoga is the sense of well-being you can get from it. The sense of calm and equanimity.
Benefits of Heat
Practicing yoga in the heat promotes sweating, assisting in the detoxification process. It allows the soft issues of the body to become more elastic in a shorter period of time, lessening the chance of injury. It allows for a greater mobility of joints and can make some poses and positions more accessible, which provides for more benefit from a pose. Practicing in the heat also elevates the heart rate, improves the cardiovascular system, heightens the immune system and burns more calories. And it feels so good! Most Lavalieres find that once they are acclimated to practicing in the heat, they crave it.
Meet Our Team
Owner & Instructor
I am a self proclaimed gym rat and a runner. I have run 18 marathons, countless half-marathons and raced more 5K’s than I would like to admit.
My yoga journey started in 2006 right after a haircut at my favorite barber shop. I walked into a Bikram studio and signed up for a month of unlimited yoga.
What started out as a way to get some exercise (that was not in a gym), has grown into a lifelong practice with a profound desire to share yoga with others.