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.
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's 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.