Read an Article about Padma in the Spring Edition of

BC Yoga Magazine:

BC YOGA March 2018



Health. Truth. Love. Happiness.


  •  ONE: Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel. (Host of national television series PADMA YOGA )
  • NTV.ca Canada’s Superstation TV Broadcaster
  • A-List Hollywood celebrities: Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Heather Graham, Naomi Watts, Freida Pinto, Colin Firth
  • CBC Radio & Television (corporate classes)
  • Public Health Canada  (corporate classes)
  • University of British Columbia (Grad students and Faculty classes)
  • YYOGA (Program Director/ Continuing Education Director)
  • Ballard Power  (corporate classes)
  • Simpson & Thomas Law Firm  (corporate classes)
  • Steve Nash Fitness Center (client classes)
  • Intrawest  (corporate classes)
  • Conner, Clark & Lunn Investments  (corporate classes)
  • Porte Real Estate  (corporate classes)
  • Bolder Investments  (corporate classes)
  • ‘Steelers’ women’s AAA hockey (team classes)


  • 26-episode nationally-aired TV series ‘Padma Yoga: Blissful Living’ 2010.
  • 26-episode nationally-aired TV seriesPadma Yoga: Modern Meditations’ 2010.
  • 26-episode nationally-aired TV seriesPadma Yoga: The Elemental Series’ 2009.
  • 65-episode nationally-aired TV series ‘Living Yoga with Padma’ 2005.
  • 12-part radio show on CBC radio, North By North-West, 2007.
  • In-flight recording heard on Air Canada ‘Freedom from Flight Anxiety’ 2007.
  • National TV series ‘Remedy Me’ 2008.
  • Lululemon Ambassadorship at their main store on West 4th Ave, Vancouver, 2007.
  • Toronto Yoga Show 2007; Vancouver Y0ga Show 2007/08.
  • Yoga Therapy Conference, Montreal 2008
  • Article in Reader’s Digest, 2008.
  • Article in Chatelaine magazine, December, 2009.


Padma Meditation, established in the year 2000, is a secular, modern and unique school of meditation. Combining meditation, philosophical and psychological studies, gentle yoga skills, and featuring the unique Padma Meditation Facilitator Training, Padma Meditation presents timeless wisdom for lasting health and calm strength in our modern, dynamic world. The trainings are designed to advance your self-understanding and expand your awareness so you can be happier and easier when in daily life situations.
Padma featured the Padma Meditation philosophy and techniques when she produced and hosts the nationally-aired television series, Padma Yoga. 
Padma masterfully translates ancient wisdom into modern language and concepts. The methods expertly integrate eastern contemplative wisdom with western knowledge and are practical and applicable in our modern lifestyle. Padma Meditation is free from religious or ritualistic practices, but rather focuses on the ideas and skills which most effectively expand happiness, health and a universal vision of oneness, a key message of many wisdom traditions.


Meditate and look within yourself to find pure freedom,
so that you can live with health, truth, love and happiness.

Discover the peace and power that is the natural essence of yourself, then live with clarity, making decisions based in this awakened consciousness.
This lineage originates in the Vedaant meditation wisdom and for centuries has been communicated through direct transmission from teachers to students. The meditation techniques have been directly transmitted to Padma from her meditation teacher in the Himalayas of India, plus the programs presented are designed for daily living in our modern, western culture.


Padma Meditation is an original meditation school, deriving from classical techniques known as Raja, ‘royal,’ yoga. There are three steps in Padma Meditation practice:

1. Balance energy

2. Self Study 

3. Meditate 

1. Balancing energy includes gentle yoga and breath exercises. This builds health.

2. Self Study includes understanding the nature of mind, ego and the identification that causes suffering. This unfolds truth.

3. Meditation includes sitting in stillness, watchfulness, contemplation, mantra and direct awareness of one’s own essence of truth, love and freedom. This results in love and happiness.


On television, at workshops, in all the Online Meditation Courses, and in all 10  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, 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 Channel. There are in total 148 episodes of the PADMA YOGA television series.

Padma Meditation produces high-quality DVDs and CDs available for purchase from our online store or at fine retailers. 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. Various product packages are available, including educational DVD sets. We welcome appointments with athletes, executives and professional groups. This unique service is solidly based in time-tested traditions of meditation techniques that are proven to be effective for maximizing focus and efficiency.

The Padma Meditation Facilitator Training is soundly based in classical meditation wisdom that has been studied and tested for millennia. The quality of the meditation information is pure and powerful, being transmitted directly  to Padma from a master tantric teacher in the Himalayas. At the same time the programs are unique and original, freshly designed to suit our western lifestyle and culture. The Meditation Facilitator Training Program lays the foundation for a deep personal practice and the ability to offer meditation to others.


“Know Your Freedom, Truth, Love and Happiness.”
Through Padma Meditation you will find freedom, exceptional mental clarity, self-understanding, creative inspiration, intuitive wisdom and compassionate insight. You will increase your inner strength and joy and de-stress your life. You will re-access your innate clarity and inner space of 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 energy.

By practising simple, effective meditation and with studying the psychology of the ego, you re-connect with your pure self, and understand the nature of the human ego. Padma Meditation is designed for deep inner personal exploration, and 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.


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 yoga teachings for men and women, especially 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.


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 plus  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 targeted at key educational facilities 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 offers you something unique and effective, from introductory, secular, fun workshops to more in-depth study of Sanskrit scriptures.


  • Meditation
  • Direct Self-Awareness
  • Insightful Discussions & Dialogue
  • Conscious Awareness Practices
  • Concentration Skills
  • Breathing Practices/Subtle Energy Work
  • Physical Yoga Postures and Movement 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

Please email padma@padmayoga.ca for any other inquiries.