classes

Meranda combines eastern practices in Yoga and Meditation to inspire personal and professional development in a yogi inspired environment. Come for one class or sign-up for a Lotus Centre membership.

Yoga Lifestyle Classes

Soma Yoga

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SOMAYOGA  (Level 1) is about creating awareness in the living body, designed to awaken the intelligence of the body. It is a gentle and conscious form of stretching which integrates somatic exercises, hatha yoga, and MacKenzie alignment techniques. The techniques are sophisticated yet safe and simple to benefit everyone with much or little bodywork experience.

Soma yoga develops the ability to feel and control muscle groups that previously could not be controlled due to sensory motor amnesia. It is effective in improving many types of back, hip and shoulder joints, neck or other structural problems due to bad posture and traumatic stress.  The classes are relaxing and meditative. No yoga experience needed. Loose clothing recommended.

Mondays: 9:30-11am

Mondays: 5:30-7pm.

Yoga classes are 1hr 30 minutes in duration. $15 drop in. $70 for 5 class pass. $130 for 10 class pass.

Soma Yoga video for Home Practice……. For sale on Vimeo!

If you would like to have the experience of our Soma Yoga class from the comfort of your own home then why not try out our special online video through Vimeo.

Learn more about them here.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Fierce Yoga Flow

FIERCE LOTUS FLOW (Level 2/3) Challenging Hatha postures in a meditative state of flow, raising your vibration and meeting your edge through the sustained holding of postures in sequences. Serious yoga students and yoga teachers benefit from meeting their edge in strength, flexibility, energy, deepened breath, balance, focus, and clarity of mind.
Mats available. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm.

Soma Yoga online video

If you would like to have the experience of our Soma Yoga class from the comfort of your own home then why not try out our special online video through Vimeo.

Learn more about them here.

Sacred Chant Circle

SUNDAY SACRED CHANT CIRCLE
Experience a musical ‘high’ through singing sacred songs in Sanskrit, English or from other cultures opens our heart, and allow us to tune in to the Universal beat. Chanting is a mode of spiritual participation and transformation.
We still the mind by repeating sacred sounds.
Join our instrumental musical circle, follow your bliss, explore your voice, and increase your vibratory level.
Bring your friends! $15 drop in or Donation

Lotus Centre: Ongoing Sundays 7:30-9:30pm

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.


Dyads: Yoga of Communication

DYADS: The Yoga of Communication
Find your voice of empowerment with a two-person communication technique within a group setting. We clear the mind of current problems or stuck issues. The instruction given to each other is: “Tell me what is occurring for you”.

Mondays 7:15 – 9:30pm. $15 drop in

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.


Meditation and Satsang

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 MEDITATION AND SATSANG

These sessions start with a 45-minute silent meditation moving into “Truth Speaks” discussions on topics assisting us to live an empowering life, ending with another 15-minute meditation. Wednesdays 7:15-9:30pm. $15 or donation

Discover the benefits of meditation – click here.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Science of Yoga Philosophy

SCIENCE OF YOGA PHILOSOPHY – Patanjali

The Science of Yoga is India’s revered scripture of Patanjali, from which the 8 limbs of Yoga has been popularized in all Yoga Teacher Trainings. For yoga students, yoga teachers, meditators and the spiritually inclined.

Study two verses per class with handouts. Special breath exercise. Chanting the Sanskrit sutras.  Discussion and meditation.

Transform your thinking. Study the language of the spirit.

Thursdays 6:30-8: 30 pm. Drop in or Join anytime.

$70 for 5 classes or $15 drop in

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.


Friday Spiritual Movie Night

FRIDAY SPIRITUAL MOVIE NIGHT (or Saturday night)
Join us for viewing a feature film with meditation, discussion, tea and popcorn. Bring your friends! Fridays once a month. 7-9pm $15 or Donation

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.


Meditative Mind

The next evolutionary stage is naturally developing a meditative state of mind. Meditation builds in the pause that is needed to move from the head to the heart.

It allows one to disconnect from the stress of the outside world and to reconnect to oneself, the Observer.

Beginners Meditation Course

BEGINNERS MEDITATION COURSE
This Beginners Meditation course gives the new meditator a good foundation to begin the practice of meditation. Each week we focus on one technique with two weeks to practice.
Week 1: Breath. Week 2: Mantra. Week 3: Vipassana. Week 4: Visualization.
The meditator will choose the technique that resonates best with them for their ongoing practice.

Next Course: March 7, 14, April 11, 18, 2019. Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm. $150

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Meditation Retreats

Half DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT                                                                                 

Observe your thoughts and drift away from your day-to-day with an all-inclusive meditation experience.

Sunday, September 30, October 14, November 25, 2018 Lotus Centre

(Meditators may choose to opt out of any scheduled program to suit their own needs.)           Half day: $40

7-8am: Yoga

8-8:55am: Meditation

8:55-9:05am: Walking meditation

9:05-9:55am: Meditation

9:55-10:05am: Walking Meditation

10:05-10:55am: Meditation

10:55-11:05am: Walking Meditation

11:05-12noon: Meditation

Introduction to Meditation Practice workshop

Introduction to Meditation Practice Workshop

Sunday TBA

For beginner meditators.

Learn how to sit in the posture best suited for you. Learn a a meditation technique for your future home practice. Silent sitting periods with breaks of walking meditation practice. This workshop is good for new meditators needing a quick insight to the basics of daily meditation practice. 3 hours: $40

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Enlightenment Intensive Retreat

ENLIGHTENMENT INTENSIVE RETREAT
Tree of Life, Salmonier Line (one hour south west of St. John’s)

3.5 days: November 1-5, Thursday 6pm to Monday 12noon: $350

Next: May 2- 6, 2019

The Enlightenment Intensive is a unique and powerful retreat format designed to take you on a journey through and beyond the Grand Story of My Life and into a direct experience of the You behind the scenes. Focused by a rigorous and highly structured environment in which distractions are minimized, you have the opportunity to look bravely inward, to achieve intimacy with the totality of your human self, and to directly experience who you really are.

Learn more about Meranda’s Enlightenment Intensives. Learn more about Enlightenment Intensives.

Like brilliant actors, each of us is thoroughly and completely absorbed in playing the star role of the Grand Story of My Life. We conceive ourselves as protagonist and author of our fondest joys, our darkest despairs; our proudest accomplishments, and our most sorrowful regrets. Each day, our experience is guided by our hopes and fears; our insights as much as our neuroses. But is this really who we are? Is this our true self?

“Practice is intimacy with the full range of our humanity – the silence is finally touched, spaciousness is accessed, and we realize it’s okay. All of it.”— Ryushin 

Designed by Americans Charles and Ava Berner, the Enlightenment Intensive retreat combines the centuries-old structure of a Zen sesshin with the modern dyad technique of direct communication and deep listening. It is a sacred, protected space for you to contemplate, clear your mind, communicate what’s true for you, connect deeply with others, and be removed from the stresses of daily life. This is a chance to directly experience the truth of who you really are!

Accommodation included, contribution to vegetarian meals are appreciated.

Benefits of Retreats

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Therapeutic Practice

Meranda provides private sessions which are matured from her rich in-depth knowledge of eastern practices and living a yoga lifestyle in India and in the west. 

Mind Clearing

Mind Clearing one on one: For clients wanting to clear current problems, relationship issues, stuck conditions, difficult life transitions, traumatic incidents, sudden losses, major changes in lifestyle, making a decision, life purpose, money, trauma, bad karma and more. Skype or online sessions also are available. 1 1/2hrs $75 per session, 5 sessions: $300

Couples Mind Clearing: Clears and trains couples in the art of understanding, finding agreements, solving problems, developing communication skills and learning about male and female psychological functioning while relating. Through couples clearing, you have a potential to fulfill your higher purpose with your loved one. 1 1/2hrs $75 per session, 5 sessions: $300

Private sessions are available daytime at 11am, 1pm, 3pm or some evenings and some weekends. Please contact me by phone 739-4429 or email to set up an appointment.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Thai Yoga Massage Treatment

Gentle rocking, deep yoga stretching, acupressure of energy lines and rhythmic compressions together create a unique therapeutic and relaxing massage experience.


Private sessions are available daytimes 11am, 1pm, 3pm or some evenings and some weekends for $80. Please contact me by phone 739-4429 or email to set up an appointment.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Body Mind Spirit Personalized

Lotus Body Mind Spirit Personalized Programs

Are you experiencing stress? Do you need direction in your life? Are you having trouble experiencing your full potential?

Book your FREE 30 minute body, mind, spirit consultation with the Lotus Centre. Let us help you design a personalized lifestyle that will guide you.

Programs can include any combination of…. Cleanses, Yoga, Mind clearing, Meditation, Communication exercises, Yoga philosophy

Designed Packages can include: Private sessions, group classes, workshops, retreats, personal practices and recommended references to complementary professionals in the community.

We will assess your situation and arrange your private consultation at the earliest convenience to us both.

Personal Transformation Journey

12 week BE EMPOWERED Introductory Program.

5 MONTH BE EMPOWERED Mastership Personal Journey.  

The Lotus Method is the foundation of these two programs. Learn powerful, effective, and practical processes that immediately get to the root of how disempowerment shows up and how it transforms in your life. 

These two programs are the pre-requisite for the Empower Others Facilitator certified Professional Development Training.

12 week BE EMPOWERED Introductory Program

 12 week BE Empowered Introductory  Course

Be EMPOWERED Personal Transformation is the heart of the Lotus Method.

It is a path with powerful, effective and practical processes, which helps you get to the root of your lack of self-empowerment, immediately.  

Students attend the program at the Lotus Centre one weekend a month for three months. 20 Monday evenings. 

Spring 2019  Weekends: March 9-10, April 13-14, May 11-12.        
Fall 2019: Weekends: September 21-22, October 19-20, November 16-17

Saturdays 9am-4pm. Sundays 9am-1pm.

Module 1 Becoming a Master over your Life Problems

M1: Saturday, March 10, 2019: Problem Clearing

–Identify the problem you currently face

-Clarify what you want to experience

-Acknowledge how you may be contributing to the problem

– Explore and envision solutions

M1: Sunday March 11, 2019: Boundary Setting 

-Release your suppressed emotions

-Reset your personal boundaries with others

-Forgive and be forgiven

-Rebuild an empowered way of relating

Module 2 Free Your Unlocked Emotions

M2: Saturday April 13, 2019: Unlock Stuck Emotions

-Identify how you feel in the ‘problem’…..

the suppressed feelings you didn’t want to feel –

betrayal, worry, judgement, withholding, guilt, fear, unworthiness, invalidation, sadness, anger, and any other intolerable feelings you feel

M2: Sunday April 14, 2019: Thought Clearing

Identify what is and isn’t true about your preconceived ideas in your ‘problem’

Module 3: Make your decision and feel the Power

M3: Saturday May 11, 2019 : Making a Decision

-Explore Options

-Review Pros and Cons

-Clarify your goal

M3: Sunday May 12, 2019: Strengthening a Decision

-Learn how to use your intuition to help make stronger decisions

-Let your bodily and emotional responses guide you

Program Notes:

            •      Students practice their weekend material in Dyads at the Lotus Centre every Monday 7:15-9:30pm
            •      Students at a distance are encouraged to Skype with each other
            •      Students receive regular emails with guidelines for the weekly dyad sessions
            •      Five private mind-clearing sessions with Meranda either in person or on Skype during the course of the program
            •      A three and a half day Enlightenment Intensive Retreat, the culmination of the Be Empowered transformation journey.

Schedules & Prices

Part One: 12 Week Introductory: $1250

Spring 2019 March 9 – May 13, 2018

3 Weekends @$150 = $450

10 Mondays for $150

5 Mind Clearing sessions: $300

1 Enlightenment Intensive Retreat: $350

Includes:  Email homework material and support.

Accountability Buddy. Facebook community.  Q & A group call. An online video.

Next Course: Fall September 21- November 25, 2019

September 21-22, October 19-20, November 16-17, 2019

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Four Month BE EMPOWERED Transformational Mastership Journey

BE EMPOWERED Four Month Mastership Journey

A personal transformation journey for those seeking further empowerment.

(The 12 week Introductory program is a pre requisiste for this Mastership Journey.)

Spring 2020 BE EMPOWERED 4 month mastership Journey

2020: This training is taught over a five month period with 5 weekend trainings, 1 Enlightenment Intensive, 12 Monday Dyads, 5 Mind Clearing sessions with Meranda.

$250 Per training weekend X’s 5 (18 hours per weekend) = $1250

$350 one 4 day EI’s ($350 per EI)

15 dyads Discount $200

$300: 5 mind clearing (to be set up privately once a month in person or on skype)

Total: $2000

(Includes online by-weekly zoom sessions, email homework and buddy accountability.)

2020 Weekends: Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays: 9am -9pm (9am-12noon, 1-5, 6-9pm), Sundays: 9-1pm. 18 hours

1. February 21-23, 2020  Weekend 1: Establishing Personal Boundaries

2. March 13-15, 2020  Weekend 2: Clearing Your Past Baggage

3. April 3-5, 2020 Weekend 3: Clearing Depression

4. April  16-20, 2020 Enlightenment Intensive Retreat

5. May 1-3, 2020 Weekend 4: Moving Through Grief

6. May 28-30, 2020 Weekend 5: Healing the Heart

2021 Weekends

  1. Feb 26-28, 2. Mar 19-21, 3. April 9-11, EI: April 22-26, 4. May 7-9, 5. May 28-30

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Workshops

The Lotus Centre offers multiple workshops focused around living the yogi lifestyle.

Find Your Life Purpose

Find Your Life Purpose

This workshop will inspire you and help you identify your purpose in life by revealing your hidden passion and talents.  Once you have uncovered your purpose, you can begin to develop personal goals and action steps to align with your purpose. This process can be extremely empowering, as it helps you to move forward in your life.

SCHEDULE: HALF-DAY SESSION. TBA, 3 hrs

FEE: $45

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Freedom From Anxiety

Freedom from Anxiety

Do you feel you don’t trust your own judgement? Don’t trust others? Is your life flailing because you can’t make a decision? You fear any decision you make could cost you more great loss?

Have you compromised in any of these areas? Sleep, Exercise, Food, Energy, Time and Money?

Find freedom from anxiety by learning how to protect your personal boundaries. Learn about the three yoga modes of life and apply it to these 6 areas for optimal life experience.  This workshop will shift your energy from a victim to the Empowered One.

SCHEDULE: TBA 6 hrs
 FEE: $75  including lectures, handouts, dialogue and writing exercises.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Building Self Esteem

Building Self Esteem

Are you feeling disempowered? Feeling controlled by others and even outside forces?  Do you feel you have a lot of bad luck? Do you have a voice that tells you, ” You’re not good enough.” Do you sabotage yourself by thinking, ” I’ll probably fail anyway so I won’t invest too much.” Do you believe, “It’s no wonder people don’t love me, I know there’s something deeply wrong with me.” Do you feel it’s usually your fault when something goes wrong?

Lack of Self Esteem is the lack of boundaries being respected in our relationships. Rebuilding how we relate will build our Self-Esteem.

This weekend workshop will help you take back the self that was lost through childhood boundary violations. You will learn how to manage present day personal boundaries,  and also release guilt and regrets you may carry from violating the boundaries of others.   Participants have reported that they feel a tremendous weight off their shoulders and a renewed sense of self, allowing them to move forward more positively in their life.

SCHEDULE: TBA 6 hrs.
FEE: $75

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Money and Your Life

Money and Your Life

This course is not about becoming rich, this course is about how you can experience wealth by optimizing your lifestyle, clearing your emotional barriers, identifying your blueprint, managing your money, creating active and passive incomes, integrating wealth principles, creating a vision, goals, action steps and making decisions for manifesting your financial freedom.

This is a 6 evening session program. Drawing from a range of teachings and practices we will help you gain personal power and overcome the internal and external barriers that are keeping you from a healthy, independent and stable financial life. This full program will transform your present money disabilities into a living dream!

SCHEDULE:  6 Thursday evenings, 6-9pm: March 15, 22, April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 2018
FEE: $300 includes lectures, handouts, dialogue, writing exercises, group ongoing accountability support.

TESTIMONIAL:

“This program is an incredibly profound experience for those aiming to take control of their finances and work towards a more fulfilling life. Ever since beginning Money And Your Life program, I have experienced so much personal growth in every area of my life. I now have the tools I need to manage my finances and feel financially abundant which is empowering. It has helped me make better choices in how I spend and save my money. I find myself taking control of my finances rather than having my financial burdens control me. I can’t recommend this program enough. It has been exactly what I needed to get myself back on track.” – Rozalind MacPhail

For inquiries and to enroll with email transfer, click the Enroll Now button.

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart

When Love has gone wrong!

We all know how important love is, how it brings us closer to the other, and to ourselves.   But sometimes love goes wrong.   And when it does, it leaves hurt and confusion in its wake.   This group session will help you process and move beyond the turmoil and heal your heart.   This full-day group session will bring you together with others, to help each other in this process, using techniques that include dialogue, writing, one-on-one reflection and activities to take away and continue working through.

SCHEDULE: TBA 
FEE: $75

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Moving Through Grief

Moving Through Grief

Are you experiencing a loss that you are unable to heal due to feelings, confusions, secrets, loss of control, isolation, resentment or punishment? Touching on each of the 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance, you will contact the loss within you and cleanse your emotional hooks and lift your heart with a new gift.

SCHEDULE: TBA
FEE:  $75

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Clearing a Current Problem

Clearing a Current Problem

Are you bothered by a personal issue, relationship or a decision to make? This workshop will take you through an inquiry process to clear your current problem. Learn the art of communication and receiving another. Writing exercises, meditation and take home action steps help to release your burden and open up to new possibilities.

3 hours $45

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Dissolving a Negative Belief

Disolving a Negative Belief

Do you believe, ” I am unlovable”, “I am deficient”, “I am undeserving”? Is your view of yourself sabotaging your intentions for progress in your life?

In this workshop, you will identify your dis-empowering core belief and will challenge yourself with its opposite. As you move through your investment into your core belief, you will find the truth behind it, clearing the negative belief through communication exercises that return your personal power back to you.

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Past Life Workshop

Past Life Workshop

Opening up to the reality that we have many lives. Sometimes the challenges we experience today may have begun in some previous life. This workshop teaches you how to lead another into a past life experience. Learning tips and information about entering a past life, you become prepared to follow your energetic patterning into a past life. Both people experience guiding and receiving a past life experience. We end with each sharing an important point that possibly relates to a present life situation.

This is a sacred experience and it may continue to mature in you for days after the experience. Fun and addictive! You’ll want to keep finding out more about your own past lives and then even your future lives! That’s for future workshops and sharings!

Saturday March 17, 2018 10-4pm $50

To enroll directly, send an email transfer to m_squires@nf.sympatico.ca.

For inquires, click the enroll button.

Working with Depression

Working with Depression

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Yoga Cleansing Diet workshop

Yoga Cleansing Diet workshop

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Learn how to purify the body through juice fasting, yoga diet, parasite cleanse, transitional dieting, food combining, lifestyle food guidelines and more. A group fast will be organized for supportive participation.  $75

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Thai Yoga Massage workshop

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Come alone or with a partner and learn how to give and receive a Thai yoga massage. Thai Massage integrates yoga stretching, gentle rocking, acupressure of energy lines and rhythmic compressions to create a unique and spiritual massage experience. Loose clothing is recommended.

4 hour workshop $80

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Removing Regret

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Making Decisions

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Family and Your Life

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Professional Training At The Lotus Centre

If you would like to be trained in living a yoga lifestyle with a yoga teaching career or if you are looking for some professional and personal development, the Lotus Centre has something for you.

Welcome to these deeper transformational programs as you train in becoming an instructor, teacher, facilitator, spiritual guide and become an overall master of your life.

This level of development will give you the specific tools and growing awareness to support and encourage others in their life journey.

Yoga Teacher Training

The Lotus Centre is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified school.

The Lotus Centre is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified school.

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Lotus Yoga Teacher Training
You can be guided in living a yoga lifestyle and supported in a yoga teaching career on an ongoing basis. This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification training.

$2500 for 11 weekends including two retreats. $250 deposit on the introductory evening. Each weekend training: $200. Somatic Assist Retreat: $250, Enlightenment Retreat: $350

Next Training: September 2019 – June 2020:

Fall 2019 schedule:
September 27-29 YTT1, October 11-13 YTT2
Nov 8-10 YTT 3, Oct 24-28 (EI Retreat)
November 22-24 YTT 4, December 6-7 YTT 5.

Weekend training is scheduled for every second weekend to give out of town students an opportunity to stay in town and complete the required yoga, meditation and chanting sessions during the week. No Training weekends during December, January and February. But these months will be time for starting yoga teaching practicums, personal study for exams, group study get-togethers. No worry about cancellations due to weather and travel during the winter.

Spring 2020 schedule:
March 6-8 YTT 6, March 20-22 YTT 7
April 3-5 YTT8, April 23-27 Enlightenment Intensive retreat
May 15-17 ( Somatic Assist retreat), May 29-31 YTT9

Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Course focuses on:

Soma yoga: Somatic training, McKenzie body exercises, class format.

Hatha yoga: Posture alignment, partner yoga, and press points.

Other course training: Yoga Philosophy sessions, Yoga Cleansing Diet workshop, Pranayama exercises, Centering, yoga class language, chanting and drumming sessions, yoga books, Beginners Meditation course, Anatomy and Physiology with trained facilitators, teacher sharing, Partner Assist and Release yoga retreat, Enlightenment Intensive Retreat.

Course certification includes: Anatomy exam, Yoga philosophy exam, 15 practicum classes, a class critiqued and a yoga project.
Take root in our Lotus Garden. Experience the warm nurturing community that fosters evolution of consciousness while your seed matures into your own unique expression of yoga. See here for testimonials. See here for more information.

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Meditation Teacher Training

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This Universal Meditation training will equip you in becoming confident in guiding meditation in groups or in private sessions for personal or professional purposes.

MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING
This certification course will train you in…

Basics of Universal meditation teaching, 3 types of teachers, Difference between relaxation, visualization and meditation, Meditation Language styles, How to lead for difference audiences, Prayer and Meditation, How to handle challenges in the group setting, Introducing Philosophy, Philosophy of teaching, How to use the breath and voice, and more.

Student teachers must complete 8 practicum sessions teaching meditation to one or more persons for certification.
Students must complete the Lotus Beginners Meditation Course as a prerequisite for Meditation Teacher Training.

Five 3 hour sessions for certification. Once every three weeks at the Lotus Centre.

Tuesdays 7:15-10pm. March 20, April 17, May 15, June 5 and June 26.  $350.00

For inquiries, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

Empower Others Facilitator Professional Training

EMPOWER OTHERS Facilitator Professional Development Training is designed for truth seekers to become spiritual masters and group facilitators by further developing their intuitive and practical skills as counselors, teachers, guides, therapists and healers.

There are two parts to the EMPOWER OTHERS One Year Professional Development Training 

Part One: Empower Others Professional Development Group Facilitator certification training. September 2020 – June, 2021.

Part TwoEmpower Others Outreach Program practicums

Mind Clearing Training

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Year 1 Basics of Clearing Certification Course.
This course is to prepare the therapist for the basics of Mind Clearing. The new therapist will be able to give basic mind clearing sessions.

Next Training: TBA ( If interested, please enquire)

Cost: $2500

The Basics of Clearing Course
In this training you will gain top tier education on interpersonal communication, the inner workings of the mind, and the nature of the true individual. You will learn proven methods under personal guidance as your experience and confidence grows.

This course gives you:
– 85 hours of class training, 5 privates with Meranda, 15 hours receiving sessions, 15 hours giving sessions.

– Guided experience giving and receiving basic Clearing Sessions.
– Training drills that increase your ability to work with people while staying in real communication.
To learn more about Mind Clearing training, click here.

For inquires, to enroll directly, or to send an email transfer, click the enroll button.

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Lotus Retreats

Yoga, Meditation, Enlightenment Intensives and other retreats are held in Holyrood or Tree of Life, Salmonier Line, in a natural setting to enhance the powerful spiritual growth effect.

Yoga Retreats

SOMATIC ASSIST AND RELEASE
YOGA RETREAT

May 24-26 2019
Friday 6pm- Sunday 5pm
Holyrood, Squires Residence
$250 accommodation included plus meal contribution.

A fun and explorative retreat for yoga students and yoga teachers. Isolating muscle groups to expose and address misalignments and facial resistances using Hellerwork, Thai Massage, Partner yoga and Somatic adjustments.

Come with your ailments and leave with them gone!

The body areas to be addressed:  Pectorals, Trapezius, Deltoids, neck, Rhomboids, back extensors, scoliosis, Iliopsoas, hamstrings, Piriformis, Psoas, Quadratus Lumborum, knees, walking and more.

As yoga teachers, your yoga students could receive quick and efficient releases from you that your yoga class may not be able to address!
6 workshops with walking, evening dance, vegetarian meals, and socializing.

Friday
6pm: vegetarian meal
7-9pm Workshop
Saturday and Sunday (til 5pm)
6:45-8:15am: Yoga class
8:15-9am: Breakfast
9-12noon: Workshop
12-2pm: Lunch and walk
2-5pm: Workshop
5-7pm: Supper, free time
7-10pm: Workshop, dance

Enlightenment Intensive Retreat

ENLIGHTENMENT INTENSIVE RETREAT
Tree of Life, Salmonier Line (one hour south west of St. John’s)

3.5 days: November 1-5, Thursday 6pm to Monday 12noon: $350

The Enlightenment Intensive is a unique and powerful retreat format designed to take you on a journey through and beyond the Grand Story of My Life and into a direct experience of the You behind the scenes. Focused by a rigorous and highly structured environment in which distractions are minimized, you have the opportunity to look bravely inward, to achieve intimacy with the totality of your human self, and to directly experience who you really are.

Learn more about Meranda’s Enlightenment Intensives. Learn more about Enlightenment Intensives.

Like brilliant actors, each of us is thoroughly and completely absorbed in playing the star role of the Grand Story of My Life. We conceive ourselves as protagonist and author of our fondest joys, our darkest despairs; our proudest accomplishments, and our most sorrowful regrets. Each day, our experience is guided by our hopes and fears; our insights as much as our neuroses. But is this really who we are? Is this our true self?

“Practice is intimacy with the full range of our humanity – the silence is finally touched, spaciousness is accessed, and we realize it’s okay. All of it.”— Ryushin 

Designed by Americans Charles and Ava Berner, the Enlightenment Intensive retreat combines the centuries-old structure of a Zen sesshin with the modern dyad technique of direct communication and deep listening. It is a sacred, protected space for you to contemplate, clear your mind, communicate what’s true for you, connect deeply with others, and be removed from the stresses of daily life. This is a chance to directly experience the truth of who you really are!

Accommodation included, contribution to vegetarian meals are appreciated.

Other Retreats

Meditation Retreats

Half DAY SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT                                                                                 

Observe your thoughts and drift away from your day-to-day with an all-inclusive meditation experience.

Sunday, September 30, October 14, November 25, 2018 Lotus Centre

(Meditators may choose to opt out of any scheduled program to suit their own needs.)           Half day: $40

7-8am: Yoga

8-8:55am: Meditation

8:55-9:05am: Walking meditation

9:05-9:55am: Meditation

9:55-10:05am: Walking Meditation

10:05-10:55am: Meditation

10:55-11:05am: Walking Meditation

11:05-12noon: Meditation

Benefits of Retreats

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About The Lotus Centre

The Lotus Centre is an inspiring yoga lifestyle training centre nestled in the heart of downtown, 52 Prescott Street. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

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 The Lotus Centre is established in an authentic eastern practice of yoga and meditation.  The Centre offers training programs in personal development such as Yoga classes, Beginners Meditation Courses, Enlightenment Intensive Retreats, Be Empowered 10 week Introductory program and the Be Empowered 3 month Mastership Journey.

The Centre also offers professional development through Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Teacher Training, and the Empower Others Group Facilitation Program.
Lotus Centre is a Yoga Alliance certified training school, training 10 to 15 yoga teachers yearly.

Meranda Squires

I grew up in the Ferryland lighthouse on the East Coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Growing up with my artistic parents, surrounded by the vast earth, sky and water, I was naturally opened and inspired towards meditation, dance and creativity. My parents gave me the freedom to pursue my authentic direction in life and this gave me full permission to explore my spiritual path. And this is what I pass on to my students while creating supportive community.

At twenty years of age, I traveled to India for a transformational experience in meditation, yoga and Vedant philosophy. I stayed for seventeen years, during which I discovered who I am.  Returning to Newfoundland in 2000, I established The Lotus Centre, and Gerald Squires Fine Art Gallery, 52 Prescott Street, in downtown St. John’s.

I am certified as a teacher of Advanced Studies in Yoga Science, Vedant Philosophy and the Theory and Practice of Meditation from the International Meditation Institute, Kullu, HP, India.

I am also a certified Soma Yoga Instructor from the same institute.

I am certified as an Enlightenment Master, a Mind Clearer, Couples Mind Clearer, and Emotion Clearer with Lawrence Noyes Seminars, Florida, USA.

I am also a certified Thai-yoga bodywork practitioner from Chaing Mai, Thailand.

My life purpose is to empower people to live their souls’ true freedom. I know I am here to help raise awareness of the Truth of who we are, the underlying Reality of our interconnectedness.

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