"Padma Meditation awakens your awareness and brightens your life."

What is Padma Meditation?

Padma Meditation offers skills and knowledge to help you discover the peace and power that is your natural essence, so you can live with clarity and calmness of mind, and act in awakened consciousness. Padma Meditation, established in the year 2000, is a renowned school of meditation presenting timeless wisdom and promoting health, strength and happiness. The trainings are designed to expand your awareness so you can be happier, more at ease and more effective when you’re dealing with daily situations.

Padma masterfully translates ancient wisdom into modern language and makes it clear, accessible and relevant to everyday life. The lessons expertly integrate eastern contemplative wisdom with western knowledge, and are directly applicable in whatever you do. These teachings are solidly based in time-tested traditions of meditation.

Padma Meditation now offers Online Meditation Courses and a complete Online Meditation Teacher Training Program.

Padma Meditation is free from religion, but rather focuses purely on those ideas and skills that most effectively expand happiness, health and a vision of oneness and love.

Padma Meditation awakens your awareness and knowledge of the essence of your essential, pure being. This Self-Awareness is the main practice. There are also has two supporting wings to this practice: Self-Study and Skills.

  • Self-Awareness expands through quiet, still inner watchfulness.
  • Self-Study include eastern philosophy and psychology plus an exploration of the mind’s functions and habits.
  • Skills include breathwork, mantra, concentrations and other yogic techniques.

Padma features these philosophies and techniques in her nationally-aired television series, Padma Yoga.


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What are the practices?

Padma Meditation is a meditation school deriving from classical methods known as Raja, ‘royal,’  yoga. There are three core aspects of Padma Meditation:

Self Study

Self Study includes philosophy and exploring the nature of the mind, ego and the mis-identification that causes suffering. These studies unfold clarity of mind and freedom from suffering.


Practices include gentle yogic techniques, concentration techniques, mantra chanting and breath exercises. This develops mental and physical health and balanced energy.


Meditation is the core of the practices and teachings, and includes sitting in stillness, watchfulness, and direct awareness of one’s pure essence of truth, love and freedom. This results in knowledge and happiness.

Free From Struggle

Meditate and look within yourself to find freedom; Then live in health, love and happiness.

What is the philosophy?

Discover the peace and power that is the natural essence of yourself, then live with clarity of mind, making decisions based in this awakened consciousness.

This lineage originates in the Vedant meditation wisdom tradition and for centuries has been passed on through direct transmission from teachers to students. These meditation techniques have been directly transmitted to Padma from her meditation teacher in the Himalayas of India for the last 30 years. Padma’s unique voice expresses this wisdom and makes it accessible and applicable to daily living in the 21st century.

Vedant wisdom is that you are actually free and pure, and it is just the attachment to habits of the mind that create suffering in our lives. Once you come to understand this intellectually, practise the purification skills, meditate on your true nature of freedom, then this awareness unfolds for you.

"You are a like a Lotus flower – completely one with all the wonderful and changing happenings in the world, and yet forever remaining pure and free, clear in your knowledge of who you really are."

- Padma

How is Padma Meditation offered?

On televisionat workshops, in all the Online Meditation Courses, and in all 12  DVDs, Padma shares her decades of  meditation and yoga wisdom and invites you to join her in a daily practice of health and bliss. Padma designs original workshops, online courses and DVDs of skills suitable for both beginner and advanced students.

Padma hosts four, nationally-aired television series on meditation and yoga aired daily since 2003 on the  ONE: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love ChannelThere are in total 143 episodes of the PADMA YOGA television series.

See the Padma Meditation You Tube channel as well.

Padma Meditation offers personalized and group guidance that are designed to be directly applicable to your needs. We offer specialized programs to individuals as well as corporate executives and groups. We welcome work with athletes, executives and professional groups.

“I have been on weekend retreats with Padma for the past two years, and every year, I am blown away.  My practice is renewed, I’ve gained clarity and insight and I’m always glad I made the time to learn from her.”

- Tracy, Yoga Teacher.

What will you gain?

“ Freedom, Clarity and Happiness."

Through Padma Meditation you’ll find personal freedom, exceptional mental clarity, self-understanding, creative inspiration, intuitive wisdom and compassionate insight. You’ll increase your inner strength and joy and de-stress your life. You’ll re-access innate clarity and inner awareness and tap into the joy and happiness in your heart. You will be more effective and efficient in your personal and business lives and not waste your energy.

About Padma

By practising simple, effective meditation , plus studying the psychology of the ego and practising simple purification skills, you naturally re-connect with your best self. Padma Meditation is designed for deep inner personal exploration, plus also simply for coping with everyday stress.

You can attain high-level performance, sharper awareness, focus and efficiency, health and peace. Studies have shown that techniques such as those employed by Padma Meditation enhance high-level performance, sharpen awareness and develop inner power.  Meditation stabilizes your nerves and clears your cluttered mind, to increase your ability to achieve your goals.

Who runs Padma Meditation?

Padma Meditation is owned and operated by its founder, Marla Stewart, B.Sc., also known as Padma. Padma Meditation offers high-quality, professional meditation and yogic teachings for all people, especially who are at key transitional times of life.

There are courses for complete beginners, ready to start on this exciting journey, as well as for experienced practitioners ready to learn how to share their love of yoga and meditation with others.

What are our goals?

Padma Meditation is committed to supporting health, peace and the quality of life for individuals and our society. We are offering the first secular Meditation Teacher Training Certification in Canada with the goal to increase the number of reliable and skilled meditation teachers available. This program is available online and in workshop settings to reach the widest possible client base.

We promote wellness, health and sustainability by educating individuals and groups to become more self and socially aware by becoming inwardly balanced. We believe that informed and balanced individuals make more ethical and enlightened choices that result in environmental and social sustainability. Padma Meditation programs are currently offered as online courses in order to best reach out to all citizens including disenfranchised individuals. All Padma Meditation programs are designed to encourage social and environmental responsibility.

Wherever you are in your meditation or yoga practice, we offer you something unique and effective, from introductory, secular, fun workshops to more in-depth study of Sanskrit scriptures.

Techniques include
  • Meditation
  • Direct Self-Awareness
  • Insightful Discussions & Dialogue
  • Conscious Awareness Practices
  • Concentration Skills
  • Breathing Practices/Subtle Energy Work
  • Physical Yoga Postures and simple Exercises
  • Study of Sanskrit philosophy texts
  • Psychology of the mind and ego
  • Philosophy of truth and metaphysics
  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits
  • Healthy Diet Suggestions
  • Yogic Physiology
  • Mantra Meditations
  • Integration of some ancient arts and time-proven techniques of happiness into our modern life