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Two years ago, not knowing what they would build on it, Laura Sigurdson and Josh Littler bought a small piece of property in Mission. Right from the start, they intended to turn the former garage into a viable business and were just waiting for the right idea to come to them.
Laura had practiced and enjoyed yoga for many years and found it to be an effective way to counteract the physical effects of her previous job as a care aid worker, as well as complimenting her training as a competitive horse jumper, both which were activities that would often leave her visiting multiple practitioners to keep her body on track.
When Laura realized that she could merge her passion for yoga with the business opportunity her and Josh had been seeking, Iron Lotus Yoga was born. Opened on Dec 4, 2010 this studio is small but packs a serious punch of uniqueness. Having been designed and built to be as environmentally friendly as possible, the space was created using mostly reused and recycled materials.
The Indonesian style bathroom has the most amazing stonework and a unique sink basin that sits on top of an old fallen tree. The stones on the floor are from a nearby river. Some of the doors in the studio are from an old hotel in Vancouver and the countertops are recycled work benches from the garage.
In the yoga studio, you will find a comfortably sized room that hosts an average of 10 people per class, so you are sure to receive personal attention and advanced instruction. Rock crystals line the walls, which help to clean and purify the air as they emit negative ions.
There are 5 instructors in total that teach the yoga classes, from Hatha to Hot, Kundalini, Iyengar and Vinyasa as well. With such a nice variety of teachers and classes offered, you won’t easily get bored in your personal practice. There is also a Registered Massage Therapist on site two to three days a week.
Iron Lotus Yoga is already making an impact in their community, with events like Yoga in the Park, which benefits local organizations and charities. They also love to support local suppliers in BC and Canada and carry products such as True Earth Essentials, made in Mission, Ganesha’s Botanical Body Scents, crafted in Kaslo and other items such as their organic t-shirts, homemade mat bags and yoga mats.
This is one business that not only fills a void for the residents of Mission, but provides a truly inviting space to come to. We are really excited for the outdoor rooftop yoga that will be starting on July 1, 2011!
Iron Lotus Yoga has generously donated a five class Open Pass, as well as one of their organic t-shirts to one of our lucky readers. Winner will be announced on June 1, 2011.
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Iron Lotus Yoga
7331 Grand St, Mission