Just as the lotus flower grows through the mud, we too can grow from all of our experiences, but that blossoming requires giving ourselves the space, time, and tools to see the gifts in everything, to hold space for ourselves and to process. Thus, Lotus Gathering is a sacred container for working through the shadows and tapping into a spirit of freedom, gratitude, and joy.
Lotus Gathering is the brainchild of The Gaia Revolution's Cynthia Gomez and The Easy Yogi's Helen Blaaker. Cynthia and Helen have been hosting intimate healing retreats together for a few years now, and wanted to experiment with a different, more financially accessible event format to bring personal and spiritual growth opportunities to people at different price points.
Cynthia is a lifelong student of soul science — the intersection of spirituality with every branch of knowledge — blending spirituality, philosophy, and the sciences to help facilitate quantum healing and conscious living. She is trained in Reiki and other intersectional energy work modalities, and is a certified master life coach. She is also a writer and entrepreneur, and the owner of Light Rising Publishing, which offers unique publishing solutions to produce content that facilitates empowered personal storytelling, meaning-making, and wisdom sharing to ultimately expand consciousness and connectedness, and inspire kinder living.
Helen has studied, practiced, and taught Raja Yoga Meditation, a form of meditation mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita for gaining understanding of and control over self, for more than 15 years. Helen's professional practice offers consultations in Ayurveda, an ancient system of preventative health, meditation instruction, and practical spirituality. While working in the financial industry, Helen maintains a dedicated meditation practice, blogs and podcasts about spirituality, and helps people find ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives.
However, this is not only our event. Lotus Gathering is possible thanks to the many friends — old and new — who have stepped in to lend their skills, experience, and expertise to make this vision unfold; the group of high-vibrational performers who have said "yes" so far to performing at a brand new event because it's in their DNA to help others awakening and healing; the local community without whose support this would simply not be possible, including our friends in the drumming and ecstatic dance communities and THEIR friends; and YOU — because there are no gurus here, just friends you haven't yet met, on the same path to greater healing and wholeness, growing stronger together and creating ever-expanding ripples of positive transformation in the world