To motivate and support indigenous people to live healthier lives by learning to self-heal through mind-body connection.
As an indigenous/ native owned and operated entity, we acknowledge and honor our home land in Minnesota, Mni Sóta Maḳoce meaning "the land where the waters reflect the skies". After the U.S.-Dakota war in 1862, our people the Mdewakanton, Sissetonwan, Wahpetonwan, and Wahpekute the were violently forced to relocate to into new regions or hide. We share our stories and our knowledge throughout our practices and conversations we have with those we work with.
Look to see what Native land you're on: https://native-land.ca/
We honor and acknowledge and honor the origins and sacred practice of yoga. This is expressed within our classes and conversations with the community. Yoga's origins can be traced to northern India over 5,000 years ago and first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called the Rig Veda. The Bhagavad Gita (which translates to “the song of the lord”) is a scripture of yogic philosophy written between 400 BC and 200 CE. Another reference is The Yoga Sutras, as yoga is described as an eight-fold path to reach enlightenment, written between 400 BC and 200 BC by Patanjali.
Indigenous Lotus follows and supports the following:
Yoga is Dead Podcast - Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/yogaisdeadpodcast
Susanna Barkataki - https://www.susannabarkataki.com/
Acharya Shunya - https://www.acharyashunya.com/
abcdyogi - https://www.abcdyogi.com/
This is a very small list AND we'll continue to add.
Victoria Marie, Wáčhiŋhiŋ Máza Wíŋyaŋ (Iron Plume Woman)
+ Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate +
Owner of Indigenous Lotus
Certified 500-hour Yoga Instructor
Buti Yoga Instructor
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader
Wellness Life Coach
+ Oglala Lakota Oyate +
Licensed Mental Health Professional
Lilah White, Miskwaanakwadookwe
+ Anishinaabe/HoChunk +
Community Relations Coordinator Environmental Health & Wellness Scientist Return to First Medicines Advocate Sustainable Landcare Trainee
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