• Meditation Retreats
  • Yoga Retreats
  • Mind Clearing Training
  • Yoga Enlightenment Studies
  • Meditation Teacher Training
  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • Yoga Cleansing Diet
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Tab 9

Meditation Retreats

See calendar for confirmed dates.

 

MEDITATION RETREATS (dates to be announced)

For meditators wanting to deepen their practice
Tree of Life, St. Catherine's, Salmonier Line, St. Mary's Bay 

Introductory session: date to be announced

Yoga sessions are designed to maintain an inner connection with source.
Meditation periods will be one hour of silent contemplation using your own technique.
Yoga Diet lessons will be food preparations in raw food, sprouts, vegetarian, vegan and other health conscious food diets.
Dyads are an opportuity to communicate what arises during the meditation practice.
Yoga Philosophy will be guided by the non dual principle of truth using texts and writings written from the state of Oneness to inspire the Enlightened state within us.
Truth Sharing is an opportunity for each person to express their highest self and to be fully appreciated for their communication by the group.

Bartering options:
1. Retreat food contribution
2. Tree of Life exchange

A Meditation weekend schedule (A silent retreat)
Friday 6pm: Supper
7-10pm: Meditation and Yoga philosophy (Satsang)

Saturday
6:30am: Arise
7-8:00am: Yoga class
8-9am: Meditation
9-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30-10:30am: Meditation
10:30-11am: Walk
11-1pm: Lunch and work exchange
1-2: Meditation
2-4: Mind clearing dyads or work exchange
4-5pm: Meditation
5-6pm: Supper
6-7pm: Meditation
7-8pm Yoga
8-10pm: Yoga Philosophy

Sunday
6:30am: Arise
7-8:00am: Yoga class
8-9am: Meditation
9-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30-10:30am: Meditation
10:30-11am: Walk
11-12:30pm: Work exchange
12:30-1pm: Lunch
1-2pm: Meditation
2-2:30pm Walking Meditation
2:30-3:30pm: Dyads
3:30-4:30pm: Meditation
4:30-5:30pm: Truth sharing

 

THERAPEUTIC YOGA RETREAT
Holyrood Friday March 7, 6pm - Sunday March 9, 5pm 
2 1/2 day retreat.

For Yoga students and Teachers. Isolating muscle groups to expose and address misalignments and facial resistances using Hellerwork,Thai Massage, Partner yoga and Somatic adjustments.
Targeted areas are: Pects, traps, deltoids, neck, rhomboids, back extensors, scoliosis, illiopsoas, hamstrings, piriformis, psoas, Quadratus L, knees, walking and more.
Your yoga students could receive quick and efficient releases from you that your yoga class may not be able to address!
$250 Meals and accommodation included.

 

2014 Summer Yoga Meditation retreat dates: See calendar for confirmed dates.

YOGA RETREATS (dates to be announced)
Series of retreats to deepen yoga and meditation practice, lifestyle and community
For yoga students and teachers
$250 per weekend with meal contribution including accommodation
Tree Of Life, Salmonier Line, St. Catherine's (one hour from St. John's)
Bartering is welcome

Summer Yoga retreat dates

Yoga classes will be taught by various instructors with an array of training, styles and personalities to give students a wide experience of yoga practices.
Meditation sessions will be guided with either a visualization or a technique to practice during the 45-minute silent practice.
Yoga Diet lessons will be food preparations in raw food, sprouts, vegetarian, vegan and other health conscious food diets.
Mind Clearing will be one on one sessions with specific processes to clear a stuck part of the mind such as a current problem, relationship issues, trauma, decision making, finding purpose in life, and more.
Yoga Philosophy will be discussion of the Hindu, Buddhist, and modern day scriptures to raise consciousness and to apply into our lives.
Public Speaking and sharing is an opportunity for each person to express their highest self and to be fully appreciated for their communication by the group.

A yoga weekend schedule
Friday 6pm: Supper
7pm: introduction
7:30-9pm: Yoga class
9-10pm: Meditation

Saturday
6:30am: arise
7-8:30am: Yoga class
8:30-9:30am: Meditation
9:30-10am: Breakfast
10-12pm: Lesson in preparing yoga food
12-1pm: Walk
1-3:30pm: Mind Clearing
3:30-5pm: Yoga class
5-6pm: Meditation
6-7pm: supper
7-10pm: Yoga philosophy

Sunday
6:30am: arise
7-8:30am: Yoga class
8:30-9:30am: Meditation
9:30-10am: Breakfast
10-12pm: Lesson in preparing yoga food
12-1pm: Walk
1-2:30pm: Yoga class
3:30-4:30pm: Mind clearing
4:30-5:30pm: Truth sharing

Yoga students may attend one or more yoga retreats to deepen their yoga practice and be exposed to a yoga lifestyle.
Bartering options:
1. Retreat food contribution
2. Tree of Life exchange ($10 an hour or one day = $50)
3. Lotus Centre computer and Internet needs
4. Teaching a class during the retreat for $50 (if you have completed YTT certification and payments)
5. Lotus Yoga teachers not engaged in full program receive $50 off each weekend.

Meditation retreats

1. Sept 14-16 
2. Oct 12-14 
3 Feb 8-10 
4. April 12-14 
5.  May 10-12

Enlightenment Intensive Retreats:

Mind Clearing Training

BASICS OF MIND CLEARING TRAINING for Professional development. 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. Tuition: $2000. Certification hours:100+ hrs.

Dates for 2015. Weekends: January 23-25, February 20-22, March 20-22, April 17-19, May 15-17. 15 hours per weekend: Fri 6-9pm, Sat: 9-12noon, 2-5pm, Sunday 9-12noon, 2-5pm. 75hrs. 
Plus 15 hours of receiving sessions and 15 hours of giving sessions. And 5 private sessions with Meranda. 45+ hours.
Certification hours: 100+ hrs. Tuition: $2000.

Basics of Clearing Course
In this training you will gain one of the best educations you will find anywhere on the topics of communication, what help is, 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 grow.
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.
• Training in:
◦ Creating the supportive environment
◦ Ethics for Clearers
◦ Client assessment and establishing rapport
◦ Beginning and ending sessions
◦ Managing the Communication Cycle
◦ Basic processes for:
- Clearing Current Problems
- Relationship Clearing
- Guilt Clearing
◦ When to run a process and when to end it
◦ Setting up a Clearing practice of your own
◦ Certificate on completion of the course material.

Prerequisites: complete an intake interview with Meranda.
Tuition: $2000. A monthly payment plan can be set up. Example:10 months: September to June, $200 monthly visa withdrawal or monthly postdated cheques.
Clearing training involves receiving Clearing sessions from trained Clearers. The cost for these sessions varies and there is no time limit on receiving them. Enquire further for details.
The potential: Clearing training is an investment in professional skills that has the potential for significant future earnings and work satisfaction. Successful students have the choice to give Clearing sessions full time or part-time. Many apply Clearing principles and techniques to their business and career. Clearing has many direct and indirect applications. It is an excellent basic training for anyone interested in going into any of the helping fields or broadening their base of practical education. Part of your development in Clearing training will be to discover how you want to use what you have learned.


Beyond the Basics of Clearing: (Year 2 and 3 will train the therapist to handle all types of clients.) This Basics of Clearing training fulfills the prerequisites for the Clearing Course Years II and III, and training in Emotion Clearing and Couples Clearing.

MIND CLEARING GROUP SESSIONS for personal development

Check out the YES program for prerequisites for Basics of Mind Clearing Training. Take the Mind Clearing and Relationship Modules. Receive preset instructions on specific life topics to clear: current problems, incomplete communications to others, boundary violations, life purpose, relationship issues, karma, trauma and more.

See calendar for confirmed dates

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca


YOGA ENLIGHTENMENT STUDIES PROGRAM

For Fall 2014

The YES program is an advanced spiritual course.
It is an opportunity for truth seekers to engage in a real, expansive spiritual study within a supportive community of like-minded individuals.  The YES Course begins September 2014.

Introductory night: Friday, September 5, 7:30pm  

The YES Personal Development Studies modules 2014:
$200 each weekend or pay by module

Sept 19-21

Oct 17-19

Nov 14-16

Dec 5-7

 

1. Yoga Philosophy: Study Patanjali yoga science, 8 limbs of yoga, Bhagavad Gita, other Vedic scriptures, discussion and potlucks. Read and discuss the Ringing Cedar Series. Live the yoga scriptures.  Fridays 6-9pm: $35         

2. Therapeutic Yoga: Isolating muscle groups to expose and address misalignments and facial resistances using Hellerwork, Thai Massage, Partner yoga and Somatic adjustments. Saturdays 9-12noon.  $35                                                   

3. Mind Clearing: Learn basic processes for clearing the mind. Clearing in current problems, thoughts, decisions, money, trauma, attitudes and more. Receive and give sessions within the group.
Saturdays 1:30-5pm:  $65             

4. Relationship Work: Learn about personal boundary clearing, couples work, karma clearing, sex issues, 3 stages of intimacy. Films, group exercises, and monthly feminine essence gatherings. One couples relationship weekend retreat.   Explore the deepest heart connection for all areas of relating.    Sundays 10am -3pm $65

5. Public Speaking: Develop the art of speaking from your higher self. Speak on topics of meditation, yoga, relationship, enlightenment and more.   Sundays 3:30-5:30pm:  $25  

The YES program is designed for these truth seekers to become spiritual masters by further developing their intuitive and practical skills as counselors, teachers, facilitators, guides and healers.

“Participating in the YES program has given me an awareness of not only who I really am, but also what my true life purpose is. My day- to-day outlook on life has changed and I've developed a wonderful appreciation for all the blessings surrounding me. Meranda provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which your spirit can explore and grow. Completing the program has given me an awakening I have been searching for all my life.” NB

Meranda's vast knowledge on the many different topics covered, her understanding and supportive attitude towards her students and overall positive demeanor  makes learning enjoyable. LBP

“Meranda is a strong leader and deeply knowledgeable of her subject matter. YES is a unique and worthwhile educational and personal growth experience.” JM

“The YES Program has significantly changed the way I see the world around me and inside me.  It has awakened me to how connected I am to everything, in a way that I feel in my heart verses just think.  For the first time in my life I have a true relationship to nature that captures my heart.  Thank you Meranda.” CA

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca

 

MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING
Basics of Universal meditation teaching, practicum's, philosophy of teaching and more. Five 3 hour sessions for certification.

Lotus Centre Tuesdays 7 - 10pm. 2014: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20. $350.00

 

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca

LOTUS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING September 2013 to June 2014
200 + hour certification with 10 monthly weekend intensives at Lotus Centre plus 2 or 3 overnight weekend retreats.

Tuition: $2000.00 or part barter.  If you would like to be guided in living a yoga lifestyle and supported in a yoga teaching career on an ongoing basis, you can become a Lotus Centre teacher member.  As a member you are entitled to use the bartering system.  You may barter part of the full tuition with teaching exchange after certification or barter your skills, products or talents for other Lotus Centre needs.                                                                                    
Receiving applicants now for September 2013.
Introduction night:Friday Sept 6 at 7:30 pm

Tentative 2013 weekend Dates:
See calendar for confirmed dates

Sept 20-22

Oct
18-20: Kids Yoga

Nov
22-24

Nov 7-10
Enlightenment Retreat

Dec
 6-8

Jan
24-26

March 7-9 Therapeutic yoga retreat

Feb
21-23

Mar
 21-23

April 18-20

May
23-25

June
6-8

Extra: Apr 3-7
Enlightenment Retreat

 

 

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.
  • Kids yoga: Songs, raps, rhythms, games, animal poses, videos, cd’s, school practicums.
  • Other course training: Yoga Philosophy sessions, Yoga Cleansing Diet workshop, Pranayama exercises, Centering practice, yoga class language, chanting and drumming sessions, yoga books and DVD study, Beginners Meditation course, Anatomy and Physiology with trained facilitators, teacher sharing, Therapeutic yoga retreat, Enlightenment retreat.

Course certification includes: Anatomy exam, 2 yoga philosophy exams, yoga diet test, 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.

“The Lotus Yoga Teacher Training I did with Meranda was transformational, and the most significant process I have been through in my life. I learned so much about myself, teaching and life in general. It was satisfying, educational, and taught me more than I can express in words. I am so grateful to have met Meranda. I am now teaching to adults and kids and am confident that I will live yoga for the rest of my life.” KP

“Studying yoga at the Lotus center has changed my whole life. I feel much more aware of my body and my thoughts. Studying with Meranda has been a true blessing. Her patient and non-judgmental approach is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I learned much from Meranda, not only during instruction, but by simple being in her presence. I will be forever grateful.” SH

“I have been practicing yoga regularly for about 12 years with several teachers and sampled different yoga traditions. When I enrolled in LCYTT I wanted to deepen my knowledge and understanding of yoga, not necessarily to become a teacher myself. The training fully met and exceeded my expectations. I started teaching even before the end of the course and continue to study and improve myself and share yoga with others. I have also gained a supportive and inspiring community of fellow yoga teachers. Meranda's approach is very nurturing. She aims at bringing out the best in each of her students.”MOH

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street, St. John's,
NL, Canada, A1C 3S6
709 739 4429

Hours for each weekend:
Friday 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday 9:30am –12:30pm, 2:30- 5pm, 6:30- 9:30pm
Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm, 2:30—5pm

Three areas of Yoga:
1. Soma Yoga Training Somayog is an innovative technique that blends the ancient art of Hatha yoga and leading contemporary techniques, such as Somatics and the McKenzie Method. This unique combination of techniques adds up to much more than the sum of its parts. Based on the principle of cross training, the technique provides students with an opportunity for exponential growth. Somayog awakens the sensory awareness and fine tunes the ability to feel and control certain muscles or muscle groups — thus initiating a journey of self-discovery that starts in the physical body but will also bring about praanic, emotional and spiritual unfoldment.
Training will focus on Somatic education, instructing how to teach the exercises and how to perform some of the basic manipulations that can assist students in their learning process, giving a greater insight into the inner workings of the technique that will be useful for teachers and students alike. Lotus Centre Teachers will receive a Level one Somayog Teacher Training Certification from the SomaYog Training Centre, HP, India.

2. Kid's Yoga Teacher Training The Lotus Centre is working with the school board to introduce yoga into the Elementary and High Schools within Newfoundland. Kids Yoga is part of the 200 hour program as a Kid's Yoga Workshop. Certification will be received upon fulfilling the assigned number of practicum's within schools with the Lotus Centre's supervision.
3. Hatha Yoga Training Mastering Hatha yoga Asanas result in perfection on physical and mental aspects.
Stability is attained while moving the body into a posture and holding while the muscles relax with the help of the breath.
Comfort is achieved while maintaining the asana comfortably while breathing deeply.
Progressive relaxation of the muscles results in experiencing the bliss that is produced as the muscles release deeply.
Higher States of Consciousness start to open up as one transcends the physical experience into a natural flow of movement guided from within.
In this course, you will deepen your own practice and will learn how to safely teach Hatha yoga to beginner students with modifications and variations. Teachers will learn how muscles are used in each posture, how to use press points, prepare the body with warm ups and how to use language while instructing a class. Teachers will develop a class to teach for adults and teenagers.

Other Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Areas to be Covered….
Yoga Philosophy
The Lotus Centre is about teaching and living by example the Yoga lifestyle and the philosophy of Unity Awareness. Yoga Philosophy will give the teachers the inspiration and ground upon which to live their own life in the Yoga lifestyle.
Shared yoga Training sessions
Teacher trainees meet at separate times to review and share their knowledge either from the training or from other experienced sources to support each other in yoga growth and knowledge.
Yoga Cleansing Diet
A workshop in learning how to do a juice fast to cleanse the body from accumulated toxins and parasites. A three day group fast is organized.
Pranayam and Centering
Learn a variety of breathing techniques for beginners and advanced student practice. Develop the ability to centre students' attention at the beginning of the class.
Chanting
Participate in Lotus Centre Sunday Chants and learn how to facilitate chants for yoga classes or for personal practice.
Beginners Meditation Course
This 4 class Course will introduce 4 meditation techniques and will give the new meditator a real basis to begin a practice of meditation. Teachers may use these techniques in the yoga class or for a personal lifestyle practice.
Anatomy and Physiology
Learn how muscles and bones are relating to the postures. Understand how respiration is affected by breathing. Learn how the body organs and systems are inter-related for healthy functioning.

Complete Check sheet for certification
1. 25 hrs of Somatics and Soma yoga training _________
2. Children's yoga workshop _________
3. 12+ hours of Anatomy in Soma and Hatha training _______
4. 25 hours of Hatha yoga training _________
5. 20 hours Philosophy _________
6. Beginners Meditation Course (4 classes)_________
7. 5 Chanting sessions (minimum) ___________
8. Breathing and Centering _________
9. Turning Water into Words ________
10. Daily personal practice (yoga and meditation) _________
11. 1 yoga class critiqued ________
12. Taught a somatic exercise _________
13. Completed 25 Lotus Centre classes ________
14. Cleansing yoga Diet and 3 day fast _________
15. 8 Outside yoga classes _________
16. 4 Guided Wednesday meditation sessions________
17. 3 day Enlightenment retreat_________
18. Therapeutic yoga retreat ________
19. Completed written anatomy exam _______
20. Completed Philosophy exam _________
21. Completed yoga project __________
22. Books read & recommended for this Yoga teacher training: 1.______________ 2. ________________3. ________________
23. Other spiritual activities recommended for this training: 1. ____________ 2. _______________ 3. __________ 4._____________
24. DVD's studied: 1. __________ 2. ___________ 3.___________
25. 15 practicum classes. Soma______ Hatha ______ Children ______

What will you learn to become a Lotus Centre Yoga Teacher?
Techniques: Posture training in Soma Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Children's Yoga. Other techniques Include: Prananyam, Centering, Mantra chanting and Meditation
Teaching Methodology: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, responsibilities and qualities of a teacher, and the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology: Physical and energetic anatomy and physiology with in the context of Soma yoga and Hatha yoga.
Philosophy / Lifestyle / Ethics: Study of Eight Limbs of Yoga and Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Cleansing Diet, Beginners Meditation Course, Ethics for Yoga teachers and living as a yogi.
Practice: Practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching / giving feedback
Bartering with Lotus Centre
If you would like to be guided in living a yoga lifestyle and supported in a yoga teaching career on an ongoing basis, you can become a Lotus Centre teacher member. As a member you are entitled to use the bartering system. You may barter part of the full tuition with teaching exchange after certification or barter your skills, products or talents for other Lotus Centre needs.
Training will emphasize the yoga teacher's natural inclination in one or more of the three types of yoga. Eg. If the student teacher wants to work with children, more practicums will be within the schools or yoga parties. If the teacher is more comfortable with elders or beginners, practicums will be teaching Soma yoga. If they want to teach more fit adults, practicums will be for Hatha yoga.
Evaluation will be based on written anatomy exam, yoga philosophy exams, yoga projects, practicums. Practicums will be organized according to the teachers' area of preference and locations available to teach.
After certification for members: The Lotus Centre will look within the community to create yoga teaching opportunities for the newly certified teachers in all three yoga areas.

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca

 

Yoga Cleansing Diet

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. Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:30pm -5pm $65.

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca

Thai Yoga Massage

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 hours - January 12, 2014 Noon - 4pm. $65.00

The Lotus Centre
52 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL Canada A1C 3S6
Phone # 709-739-4429
info@thelotuscentre.ca

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