Anita Rafidi

Duncan, BC

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I had, not my first, but certainly one of my most powerful awakening experience on a rooftop in Pokhara, Nepal when I was about 21.

Fast forward 20 years, to a time of deep crisis & pain in my personal life. "Leaving" my husband, I camped in a tipi, on the edge of a beautiful pond under giant old-growth trees on my unusually idyllic property (which ironically represented a magnificent manifestation of a childhood wish) I questioned the universe as to what was I meant to do with it all??? While there I finally began to read a book which I had long-ago salvaged from an abandoned house on the subject of yoga --something which I had no previous knowledge, but had always been curious about; and somehow knew I should read up book changed my whole life.

Oh the answer from the universe, in a voice as clear as any, said to me to "share it (the land) and teach yoga" --quite a prospect for somebody only 30 pages into her first yoga I know what I heard, and I took it very seriously. I knew from that moment on, without a doubt-- that this was my life's mission.

I recognized too, that I had always had a very powerful ability to visualize and manifest my desires, I realized that I had not been using this skill as wisely as I could be--so from that moment on, I focused on changing the world for the better, one person at time--one inspiration at a my business, my writing and other projects, this is now my full time passion.

I have pursued several paths of yoga, I am an avid study, with a consistent practice and dedicated meditation as my main guide.

For several years now I have run Sun Lotus as an economical yoga sanctuary, enabling people from all walks of life to experience the joys of a yogic lifestyle. Inviting people to share their knowledge and their path with others in a lightly-structured atmosphere--where we model a true, whole-yoga just a practice!

I consider myself a yoga-activist and not a day goes by, that I am not completely dedicated and fully inspired to continue with this mission. As I believe this understanding is the only way to bring humanity to a more peaceful, compassionate and abundant life.
Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
--shanti, shanti, shanti
Om Namah Shivaya!
Jai Ma!!


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