Thus, a Village is created
The lotus flower is a well recognized symbol in yoga; it refers to a spiritual awakening growing in the murk, and mud, it represents the unconscious mind, and to remind ourselves that in this human experience there will be suffering, contrarily, the perfect blinding white flower that blooms to the surface is your potential to rise above the suffering. To rise above the deep mud, to bloom into the full expression of enlightenment, to your true unique purpose on this planet. The higher consciousness, self-awareness….
The Village, in my travels to Africa where meditation first took hold for me, I noticed not just a sense of freedom in long open grass savannahs, travelling for hours and days we would pass cities, towns, villages…
Those tiny villages were the most memorable, as the people always smiled as you came and left, they knew each other, watched over each other’s children- like they were family, and helped each other. Giving and caring for their village was EVERYONE’S responsibility, everyone had a welcome voice to inspire each other.
Care for your neighbour’s, connection and joy is the intention behind the Village mentality.
I have felt a village of family, neighbours, yogis and friends around me my whole life so it seems a natural fit. I hope to leave this legacy strong and present for my children, children are at the heart of this village.
Canadian owned and operated, Lotus Village Yoga keeps it local. From the supplies that built the studio, to the contractors, to the teachers and faculty, we are local operation that values community on every level. You support local children’s mindfulness programs and mental health programs for our community EVERY time you purchase a pass, bring a friend or attend a workshop. Family and friends are the culture at your locally loved studio.
Keep it Local at Lotus Village Yoga.