Iron Lotus Yoga – Pulse Spotlight – 05.23.11

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to Agata! This contest is now closed.

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.

Please leave a note below to be entered to win, or post the following on Twitter: “I entered to win a yoga gift pack from @FVPulse & @IronLotusYoga”

Iron Lotus Yoga
7331 Grand St, Mission
Ring: 604.287.7282

Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

26 Responses to “Iron Lotus Yoga – Pulse Spotlight – 05.23.11”

  1. Hedy Pemble says:

    Would love a chance to try it out. Have never done yoga

  2. Rachael V says:

    Sounds like a good way to relax – much needed!

  3. Agata Klein says:

    I’ve been looking for a great place to start my yoga experience. I always go by the energy and atmosphere of a location and I get really good vibes from Iron Lotus Yoga so I would love to try it out! Looking forward to visiting you soon.

  4. Shanna says:

    What a beautiful, peaceful studio!

  5. Sarah says:

    Looks so relaxing! I love how the building was built. Such a neat story!

  6. Corinne says:

    It sounds like you have a lot to offer!

  7. Julia says:

    All kinds of yoga under one roof… You have me intrigued!! Love the hot yoga!

  8. Olympia says:

    What a beautiful inspiring couple! As a local Yogi, I can’t wait to try out Iron Lotus! Welcome from the other side of the bridge! {fort langley} all the best to both of you ~ namaste ~

  9. Kate says:

    Awesome looking venue, anxious to sample the classes.

  10. Nicole says:

    I LOVE this place! I’ve been there for massages and would love to try out the yoga.

  11. Jenny says:

    This looks like a great place to try yoga for the first time, and it’s right here in Mission!

  12. Nicci Marsh says:

    What a great story and wonderful looking space. Yoga and bellydance go hand in hand and as a bellydancer and instructor I would love a chance to experience a new type of yoga.

  13. Sandra says:

    I’d love to win a pass to try the different kinds of yoga that you have – I’m a beginner and have tried the hot, as well as I think the Hatha a few times, but it would be neat to try the others! As well, it would be nice and close – I think I have driven by before!

  14. Koreen says:

    I admire how you stayed true to the environment and community in the building of your business. I’ve only done a prenatal yoga, and now that I’m done having babies, would love to check out the other forms (and I’m only a few blocks away)!

  15. alisa says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful business. I am interested in the classes as well as the products. I have always practiced Kundalini would love to try the others.

  16. Liz says:

    I LOVE this place! Its perfect! I love the warm comfortable environment!!

  17. Ellen says:

    I’ve been doing yoga for years and am looking for a quiet spa-like relaxing place to enjoy yoga. This does so appear to be an oasis in the turmoil of today’s constantly moving life.

  18. Dorothea says:

    I have been going to Iron Lotus since opening day, and am totally loving it!!!!

  19. Pat says:

    I think I would really enjoy the outdoor rooftop yoga.

  20. Alexis says:

    i would love to try out yoga. i love pilates but would like to get into more meditation as well.

  21. Suzanne says:

    Very dedicated professional studio, and easy to access from downtown but with the exclusive atmosphere of a more country setting. Very peaceful and inspiring environment.

  22. Suzanne says:

    A real jewel in the City of Mission: be sure and try them out!

  23. Amanda says:

    I love the smells, the sights, the yoga, the atmosphere of iron lotus yoga studio! Its a great local, environmentally conscious yoga oasis where you really learn how to relax and focus on your inner light! I would, and have suggested Iron Lotus Yoga Studio to whomever and at any level to stop by and take a moment and see what all the hype is about, you’ll be glad you did!

  24. Dilara says:

    This looks like an amazing studio!

  25. Sue Raymond says:

    Looks very nice! Yoga is a way of life!

  26. would love to win this!

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