Full Lotus Yoga was founded by Bianca Johnson in 2016.


The studio offers more than 15 different yoga classes each week as well as; Private Sessions, Meditation, Qi Gong,  Reiki, Massage Therapy, Sisterhood Circles, 

a place to call home

and so much more!


Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help our students connect with their highest self.


Are you ready to reach your true potential?

The Symbolism of the Lotus

The lotus flower is born from murk and mire.

From sludgy, slimy waters, this brilliant blossom emerges.

Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud,

bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.

The lotus signifies the progression of the soul,

it inspires us to journey from the darkness

onto the path of enlightenment.


"Hum mani padme hum"
There's a jewel in the lotus flower unfolding deep within your soul,

to be a jewel in the lotus flower unfolding is your highest goal.

Meet Our Team 


Bianca is a free spirit that resides in Central New York where she has lived her whole life. She is a graduate with her BA in psychology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

While studying psychology she began to learn the importance of all areas of health: mind, body and spirit.  She had practiced yoga sporadically during college but it wasn't until her last semester that it became apparent how much she was lacking in all areas of her health, this is where her journey began. She started practicing daily, sometimes multiple times a day but still something was missing, knowing that she needed to expand her practice and share the benefits with others she decided to spread her wings and soar through the journey of becoming a yoga instructor.

Following a month long intensive training,  she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Sacred Voyage Yoga School in January 2016.

After her Yoga Teacher Training Program Bianca founded Full Lotus Yoga Studio in Rome where she offers various styles of yoga all emphasizing the mind, body, spirit connection.

Since founding Full Lotus, Bianca has continued her love of learning through course studies of Core Yoga/Pilates, Reiki I, II & III, Thai Yoga Bodywork and Feminine Power. All which have assisted her in the transformation of her life and in guiding the transformation of others.

E-RYT 200, Studio Owner,

 Spiritual Life Guide,  Feminine Empowerment Mentor & Reiki Master

Bianca Johnson

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John DeMinico MBS is an internationally renowned teacher of Yoga and Eastern concepts since 1992.

He travels throughout the universe providing hands on educational experience to students of all levels.

John is the founder of New Paradigm Fitness Inc., Sanktuary Spa, co-creator of YoQua, The Yoga Studio and senior Yoga Teacher for the International Sports Medicine Association [ISMA] and Sandals resorts.

He is also accredited to teach QiGong, Reformer Pilates and Meditation. Integrating the essence of eastern and western philosophies, John's balanced approach to teaching has led to the development of Self Managed Evolution (a Yoga Teacher Training Guide).

Yoga Instructor, 

QiGong Instructor, 

Pilates Instructor, Meditation Instructor

John DeMinico 


Chelsea started her yogic journey in a beginners class to prepare her for cat yoga. That first class sparked her love of yoga. She soon found strength in her practice and continues to find that strength every day.

She continued her practice while pursuing her education into Human Services, graduating with an Associates from Mohawk Valley Community College and becoming an ordained minister. She will be starting her path into Social Work at Keuka College for her Bachelors while continuing her yogic path.

Chelsea completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Full Lotus Yoga School. The course consisting of training in asana, pranayama, practice teaching, yogic philosophy and meditation.

She hopes to bring love, compassion and finding inner strength into her teachings as she starts her path into yogic teaching.

200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor 

Chelsea Theriault


Theresa is a New York native, a mother of four and devoted grandmother, who enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family.


Her journey with yoga began after she experienced an injury to both shoulders and spent a year in physical therapy. Following therapy she decided to make a lifestyle change to continue healing and gain strength in her shoulders again. Through many hours and days of attending yoga classes, she found a sense of peace that she never realized existed.


With her experience in mind she decided to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga Instructor. Theresa completed her 200 Yoga Teacher Training at Full Lotus Yoga School in Rome, NY.


She believes that physically yoga can make you stronger and more flexible but that yoga is a path to finding balance, in your mind, body, and spirit; transforming your entire life both on and off of the mat. Theresa hopes to bring the same peace and joy to others that she has experienced in her practice of yoga. If you are seeking to reduce stress, relax, and restore yourself, her classes will be the perfect addition to your lifestyle. She offers both group and private sessions to meet the individual needs of each of her students.

200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor 

Theresa Gualtieri

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Tel: 315-617-2904

Email: fulllotusyogastudio@gmail.com

228 Erie Boulevard E Rome NY 13440