About Us

Leanne Whiting

Co-Facilitator & Children's Yoga Teacher

Julie Coleman

Co-Facilitator & Children's Yoga Teacher, 

About Grow A Lotus

Grow A Lotus' name originated in SouthEast Asia while Leanne was working as an elementary teacher.

The lotus flower is a symbolization of our own Divine Nature. Similar to the challenges and sufferings that inevitably arise in our lives, the lotus flower grows in deep murky waters into the light of the bright, luminescent sun.  The growth into the light symbolizes our human potential to use the challenges and difficulties in our lives as a learning potential to growth and happiness.

While reflecting on her own practices and teachings beside the Ganges in India, Leanne the created the name behind her practice “Grow A Lotus” with the intention for each individual to use daily encounters to grow and learn to their fullest potential.  

 

The opening and the closing of the lotus petals are mirrors to our own hearts as we conceal and reveal, from suffering to light.

 

May all beings unfold the petals of their hearts to grow to their fullest potential.  May we use the body’s vehicle to live with great intention and attention, in health, compassion, laughter and love.

Our Vision

The logo symbolizes the vision of Grow A Lotus in an icon and the depth of the meaning is held in the visual.
The lotus flower symbolizes purity and spiritual awakening.
The physical pose symbolizes the posture Baddha Konasana, representing the physical presence of which we move through the world.
The movement represents the importance of human movement and mobility for longevity and health.
The Ba'Haii house is a temple in India, with an architectural design of the Lotus Flower.
Flight, a journey upward, uplifting and elating.
Butterfly, a symbol of transformation.