Friday, January 10, 2014

The Beauty of India

The Beauty of India
By Laura Sigurdson, owner and teacher at Iron Lotus Yoga.  A month in India has taught me a lot and I would like to share some of my experiences with you.

    The beauty of India lies not within the landscapes but within the land it's self. There is a calmness and peacefulness that lies hidden under the chaos. It's an ancient energy that just vibrates along amongst the people. Within a city you'll find millions of people, cows, dogs, cars, bikes, rickshaws and the occasional camel crowding down a small two lane street. The most amazing part is the calmness within it. There is no yelling, pushing, fighting or road rage it just beats along at it's own pace.

    India is the birth place of yoga but when I was exploring India there was little yoga to be visibly seen. As I continued my travels I sought out yoga and meditation and found some amazing teachers and students.  What I came to realize is that the people of India have found a way to connect body, mind and spirit off the mat and to pull it into their every day lives.  We as Canadian's have not yet been able to do this. We find that oneness of body, mind and spirit on the mat but have not yet found a way to keep it in our every day lives.

   So for those of you who are practicing yoga on a regular basis I have a New Year's challenge for you.... try and cultivate the oneness of body, mind and spirit within your home, work, family and relationships. It becomes contagious and soon those around you will begin to change their reactions and actions!
Good luck:) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

6 Week Vipassana Meditation

6 weeks of BLISS!!

Join us for a six week series of mindfulness meditation also known as Vipassana.
Classes consist of an overview of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Wither you're an experienced meditater or new to meditation this is a great class for you!
There will be time for discussion and Q&A.

Class times:
  Sunday Jan.19/14- 630pm-730pm

Sunday Jan.26/14- 630pm-730pm

Sunday Feb.02/14- 630pm-730pm

Sunday Feb.09/14- 630pm-730pm

Sunday Feb. 16/14- 630pm-730pm

Sunday Feb. 23/14- 630pm-730pm

A little about your teacher:

Wendy is certified in Yogic and Vipassana Meditation with Noah Levine and Padma. With over 8years of meditation & yoga teaching experience Wendy is able to bring clarity, humor and inspiration to her students. Wendy is known for her teachings being practical & easy to apply to everyday life.

Sunday nights starting Jan.19- Feb.23/14
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Only $95.00 for all 6 weeks.

Please bring a meditation journal, comfortable clothing and any props you might want:)

Space is Limited. Must per-register & Pay at IRON LOTUS YOGA.
604-287-7282 or email

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Prenatal Yoga with Karen.

Prenatal Yoga with Karen
Starting Nov.23/13 from 1230-130pm
4 sessions Nov.23,30, Dec.1 and 8th, $12.50 per class
Must pre-register, max 12 mom's:)

Our Prenatal yoga class is lead by a certified 500 hr Instructor 
with many years of experience, your in good hands!

This class is specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby within.

(No experience need.)

Please consult your Doctor or midwife before attending classes.
We are very excited to be a part of you're journey into mother hood!:)
Please call 604-287-7282 to per-register for your class.  Limited to 12 expecting ladies.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Yoga for the Soul with Wendy Weymann
Saturday, Nov.2/13: 9am-1030am
Connect the body, breath and soul through the power of yoga, meditation and chanting!

 $10.00 for pass holders and $20.00 for non-pass holders.
Space is limited to 10, please call 604-287-7282 or message us to reserve your spot.
604-287-7282 or

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


6week Meditation Series with Wendy Weymann
Wake up to who you really are! 
7:00pm until 8:00pm, Sunday, October 27, 2013
 must pre-register by calling 604-287-7282 pre payment is required to reserve your spot.

Learn to understand how your mind (ego) really works! Learn simple, practical and POWERFUL meditation techniques to find your JOY! There will be time for discussion and Q&A....

Starting Sunday: Oct.27/13,
must pre-register at Iron lotus Yoga. 604-287-7282 or

Sunday Oct.27/13- Week #1: Bliss. It’s yours if you want it.
Meditation to help overcome obstacles.

Sunday Nov.03/13- Week #2: I don’t know. No seriously you probably don’t know.
Meditation to help you figure out what’s true about your personality.

Sunday Nov.10/13- Week #3: Let go. Why do we feel the need to hang on so tight?
Meditation to help you let go of attachments.

Sunday Nov.17/13- Week #4: Love. The opposite of hate.
Meditation to help you see what’s holding you back.

Sunday Dec.01/13-Week #5: Courage. Step into it, might not be as scary as you think.
Meditation to help identify fear & move beyond it.

Sunday Nov.25/12- Week #6: Joy. Don’t think you can skip weeks 1-5 and show up for JOY it doesn’t quite work that way Review of weeks 1 - 5

Sunday nights starting October 21, 7pm – 8pm
ONLY$90.00 for all 6 weeks.
$20 drop-in.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Lunch Time Yoga

Every Tuesday from 12:00-12:45pm 
Lunch time yoga!

Prana Flow with Mouon Levan
An invigorating class designed to work the whole body from the inside out!

Excellent for; stress relief, weight loss, core strength and over all well being.

Must pre- register 604-287-7282, 
included in passes, or drop in $15.00.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Healthy Cooking!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Yields: 1 serving*
1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese*
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Olive oil (optional)
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Other additional toppings of your choice

*Many people have commented and said that the amount of cheese can be reduced by half, and still taste just as good!

To rice your cauliflower, take 1 large head of cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor and pulse just until it looks like rice. Alternatively, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater.
Place the riced cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup water, and microwave for 6-8 minutes, stirring half-way through.
To make the pizza, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a pizza pan or cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, mozzarella cheese and egg together and stir until well incorporated. Add the oregano, garlic, and garlic salt. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and shape into a 9-inch circle. Brush the crust with olive oil to help it brown in the oven.
Baked at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes, until the crust is browned and cooked through the middle.
Remove the crust from the oven, add your sauce and toppings. Place under a broiler at high heat until the cheese is melted and bubbly. (About 3-4 minutes).

Allow the pizza to cool slightly, then cut into slices and serve.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Yoga for Beginners with Laura Sigurdson

Saturday, Sept.21/13, from 10am-1130am
$15.00 per person
(Max of 9 students.)
This is a wonderful introduction to yoga. Learn what yoga is all about! We will go over all the yoga postures and there many variation, finding out what variation is best for you! This class will be full of laughter, feel free to ask as many questions as you want!!

Each student will be sent home with a simple 9 posture practice to take home and 
practice on their own.

After completion of Yoga for Beginners you will have the skills to join in any yoga class 
and feel confident!
Must per-pay to reserve you space, by calling 604-287-7282

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Past Life Regression

Past Lives Workshop 

with Andrea Exner

Sunday, July.21/2013 at 6pm-830pm

         In this workshop we will discuss what "past lives" are, why they can be important for us now. How they affect our mental,emotional even physical well being. Learn how we hold karmic energy from the past and discover past life connections to our karmic group (who are often friends and family).

Andrea Exner will lead the the group through a Past Life Regression :

    Where you will have a chance to discover some of your past lives. Regression therapy is a great way to create healing in our lives often able to bring our souls back to wholeness by letting go of fear,anxiety and pain that we might have held for sometimes many centuries...

    Andrea Exner has 20 years of experience with Energy Healing and Past life reading and regression therapy.She is also a certified Meditation and Yoga instructor.

Sunday July.21/2013 from 6pm-830pm ( may go longer)
Location: Iron lotus Yoga, 7331 Grand St Mission BC, V2V 3R9
Cost: 75.00 per person.
Must pre-register & Pay by calling 604-287-7282
Space is limited.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Introducing: Spiritual Development classes
with Andrea Exner
June.10-July.8th (No class on Canada Day)
Monday's from 745pm-9pm.

In this series of 4 classes you will learn about:

  • ·         The Aura or energy body.
  • ·         How to raise your energy vibrations.
  • ·         The Chakra.
  • ·         Spiritual guides.
  • ·         Totem animals.
  • ·         How to unite the physical, energetic and emotional bodies.
  • ·         How to protect yourself energetically.
  • ·         Techniques for self-healing.
  • ·         How to develop your intuitive self through the higher Chakras of the Crown &     Spiritual eye.
  • ·         Learn meditations to connect to your higher-self.

All levels welcome, Classes are on Monday's from 745pm-9pm.
Must pre-register, limited space available.

To reserve a spot you must pre pay,
Cost is $80.00 (tax included)

Contact: Iron Lotus Yoga at 604-287-7282, please pay by credit over the phone or drop a check in the box outside the studio.

7331 Grand St, Mission BC, 604-287-7282