Who We Are
Tiger Lotus Collective is a wellness centre offering tender loving care and education. We are practitioners and educators in Montreal passionate about healing in its many forms. The health care system, with its narrow scope of treatments and overburdened hospitals and clinics, is unequipped to deal with physical and psychological issues that impact women and trans people. We focus on providing a preventative instead of curative model of health care and try to educate about our bodies and spirits, and how best to care for them in the day-to-day.
Many of the problems, from painful menstruation to body pain and infertility, come from the reality of our society, which is rushed, stressful, focused on productivity and money. As a collective, we work to relieve stress, depression, anxiety and chronic pain, by creating a healing space where your body can use its own internal resources to heal itself.
We offer educational workshops and resources for health on the mental, spiritual and physical planes.
We are in the process of forming a cooperative. We believe in having a democratic, non-hierarchical structure, where responsibility, decisions and profits are shared. We only have to answer to ourselves, thus giving us freedom and flexibility to serve the needs of those who access our services. By sharing our costs, we can offer well priced massages, while still earning a living wage. Through our cooperation, we offer a wider variety of services to meet diverse needs and have access to a wider network. We skillshare within the collective to constantly improve our capacities.
We aim to change to the perception of massage and similar treatments as a luxury good to an essential healing modality that is accessible to all classes of society. We use a community-based model. Every massage will see a portion of the revenue go back into the cooperative to fund massages for individuals who have never had a massage or cannot access them due to barriers like class, race and mental health. We aim to connect to populations through shelters and other community resources and encourage individuals to approach us.
We are the first worker's cooperative of our kind in Canada.
Come and get to know us!
We invite you to come out to our events. We often host 5 à 7s, workshop series and panels.
If you are a practitioner, we invite you to come out to our Community Healing Days and inquire about offering your services. You can find out more here: www.tigerlotuscoop.com/community
Going forward, we will have other opportunities to be involved in campaigns around reproductive justice, accessible health care and more.
We are also always open to the possibility of co-sponsoring events and hosting workshops. Have an idea for a workshop you would like to give, or you would like to invite us to give a workshop at your organization? Let us know.
Stay tuned for hiring opportunities in the next year or so. As a worker coop, the first step is being involved in the coop for a minimum of six months, at which point, you can apply to be a full worker member.