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