The Iris Center


The Iris Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making available to people and society the space and environment to foster the full development of mindfulness, peace and healing in their lives and in the community both local and extended. The Center offers various workshops, experiential sessions, and other training opportunities guided by respected and qualified teachers and facilitators.

The Iris Center is located on the Wolastoq River (Saint John River) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik Peoples.


The vision of the Iris Center for Mindfulness, Peace and Healing is to sustain the possibility for all to experience peace and to live well and suffer less in the face of living our lives.


The Iris Center holds true to the core teachings of all Wisdom practices:


The Ethics of Non-harming of self & other (including non-human Nature).

Respect for self and other

Kindness, gentleness and friendship toward self and other

Curiosity and interest in self and other

Harmony and balance within self and other.

Clear and concise communication with self and other.

Attuned relationship with self and other.

Diversity and Integrity within self and other.

Generosity (Dana)

The heart of generosity guides all that we do and offer at The Iris Center and is fundamental to our mission and values.

Generosity, giving of ourselves in some meaningful and heartfelt way, is a manifestation of our gratitude for life and what we receive in all domains. Generosity is an energy that feeds our sense of belonging and interconnectedness, our kindheartedness and compassion and ultimately our exploration of the possibilities of non-attachment.

Although some workshops/programs may have a base fee for operational expenses most of our yoga classes and workshops are offered out of generosity for the benefit of all, and in the interest of generosity and gratitude, donations to the Center and teachers are encouraged and much appreciated. Recognizing that not all of us have the same “depth of pocket”, we encourage you to give as “your pocket” allows, to help sustain the offering of these programs to others.