The Lotus Centre

yoga, meditation and enrichment

Centre at 52 Prescott Street, Tree of Life Salmonier Line, and online

yoga and meditation for the mind, body and spirit 

In a world where people lead lives of disjointed rush and frazzle, there is a place where to connect and feel whole.

The Lotus Centre in downtown St. John’s is a physical space enveloped in the nature of Newfoundland through the original art of Gerry Squires, giant tropical plants, and a sense that here is where things can shift.   The Lotus Centre is home to a growing community of healing and wholeness for more than two decades.  

Meranda Squires is the core of The Lotus Centre.  At 20 she travelled to India where for 17 years she trained at the International Meditation Institute in Kullu.  In 2000, she returned to Newfoundland and opened The Lotus Centre.

She’s a yogi, teacher and philosopher with certifications in various relevant disciplines - yoga-teacher training, meditation, enlightenment, and Thai bodywork to name a few.  

Get to know Meranda through this beautiful video by Dominique Hurley.

The Lotus Centre personal empowerment training

Human relations are essential to living.  The Lotus Centre's specialty offerings include 300 plus hour Laya Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training will initiate the new student into the traditional and esoteric techniques and practices of a Laya/Kriya Yoga/ Meditation Lifestyle. It is offered in an intensive format (Five 5 day training during the weekdays) to enhance the spiritual community feeling of connectedness and the sense that ‘we are all in this together”.

The Lotus Centre offers an Empowerment Program Certification Program designed to help people connect to their core, find peace, and live their lives fully. Part coaching program, part personal empowerment, it's a training program that guides participants on a journey of personal wellness. Components of Empowerment Training include mastering boundaries, mastering your relationship with money, confidence training, and other sessions. 

Many services are offered to individuals, couples or groups live and through digital technology.  

Other projects of  The Lotus Centre include Let’s Barter NL, a program and website dedicated to bartering goods and services.  All local companies are welcome.  Click here to learn more.  

The Tree of Life Retreat Centre is an off-grid restorative place in nature dedicated to reconnecting people to themselves.  Its architecturally-designed lodge and cabins are built using reclaimed and recycled materials by volunteers. The Tree operates seasonally as an eco-lodge and year-round as a work-to-stay accommodation, a B&B,  the location of retreats and sessions of The Lotus Centre.  Click here to book through Air B&B 

At The Lotus Centre, at the Tree of Life, and out in the community, Meranda practices her purpose.  She is an eternal student, voraciously studying, travelling and listening and passing it on to her students for their more comprehensive yoga experience within the Lotus Centre’s supportive community.

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Yogi Meranda Squires by a waterfall
The Lotus Centre on Prescott Street, St. John's
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose
Meditation Circle with a bell bowl at The Lotus Centre
The Lotus Centre Program for Groups with three participants
Group doing training at The Lotus Centre
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose at the Tree of Life
Yogi Meranda Squires by a waterfall
The Lotus Centre on Prescott Street, St. John's
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose
Meditation Circle with a bell bowl at The Lotus Centre
The Lotus Centre Program for Groups with three participants
Group doing training at The Lotus Centre
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose
Yogi Meranda Squires in a pose at the Tree of Life