About

Who we are and where we come from

Mission

The Lotus Seed is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing yoga, movement and art to diverse populations through outreach programs and continuing education.

Now – Two Locations!

Announcing the S. Johns Annex!  Yoga classes will be offered by donation in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood, in addition to the main schedule at The Lotus Seed Headquarters in NE Portland.  Check the calendar for movement classes along with music and art events!

History

Yoga’s popularity has increased in the United States over the last few decades. However, due to the high prices, not everyone feels they have access to the incredible health benefits found from a regular practice.  The Lotus Seed, non-profit organization, offers daily yoga classes on a sliding-scale, donation basis, along with affordable movement practices and community events.  Founded in Mobile, Alabama, The Lotus Seed moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004.  Certified yoga teachers and volunteers collectively share a common mission to make this essential health education available to all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, creed, economics, sexual orientation, disability or body type.  With service at the heart of The Lotus Seed, our classes, workshops and teacher training programs are a beautiful experience that we hope you will share with us!

The Lotus Seed

Established in 2001
6 NE Tillamook St.  Portland, OR 97212
7425 N Leavitt Ave.  Portland, OR 97203
 
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Find Out About Events, Workshops and Specialty Classes!

Classes

Yoga, Aerial, Stand-up comedy, belly dance, kids summer camp, spin jam, hoop dance
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Preparing for class

Our classes are provided a highly interactive and personalized session. We believe all students should receive individual attention during their practice. This helps students to deeply discover the benefits of yoga for their mind, body and spirit. When it comes to yoga, different people have different needs, which is why we offer a wide range of classes and teachers. Each class will focus on yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation in order to energize and invigorate your body, helping you to work on yourself from the inside, out. With a sincere yoga practice, you will be able to attain a clarified, centered focused awareness that will allow you to live and dance at your highest potential.

What to wear and what to bring

Yoga is done in comfortable, stretchy clothes and bare feet. It is best not to eat within 2 hours of class. The use of a yoga mat is required. Mats may be purchased at The Lotus Seed and their are some to borrow as well. All classes are an hour. Please be mindful about getting to class on time and sign in the register.

Training

Take your practice to a new level with yoga teacher training
Study Abroad Certification

Receive your basic yoga teacher certification – recognized internationally, trained globally.

 

Advance Certification Programs

A wonderful opportunity for a new career in yoga with our 200, 300 and 500 hour CYTT.

Teach Yoga To Children

This course blends games, storytelling, practical classroom experience and certification.

Yoga Teacher Trainer ERYT – 1000 Hours

Deepen your leadership skills and become a mentor and assist with teacher trainings at the Lotus Seed for an entire year!

Calendar

See into our future and plan yours
MORNING CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT 9:30 AM AS OF SEPT 15TH
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Oct 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Oct 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 2 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Oct 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
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Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Oct 5 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Oct 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Open practice time for flow artists, spinners, hoopers, and jugglers. Extra props available to try. For questions, email theflowfactorynw@gmail.com or check out our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/384095601653859/
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yoga by donation with Debbi 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Debbi
Oct 6 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Max 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Max
Oct 6 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy
Oct 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aerial Class 7:00 PM
Aerial Class
Oct 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup
Oct 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Are you funny? Do you have a dream of climbing up there on stage and delivering a standup set that sends people into hysterics? This is your chance! The lotus seed is open for your[...]
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yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Oct 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 7 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Oct 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
From 7pm- 8pm every Tuesday I’ll be hosting hoopdance classes at the Lotus Seed where we will learn both tricks and transitions to find our flow and then build on them to create loose choreography[...]
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Oct 9 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Oct 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 9 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Oct 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
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Fall Yoga Teacher Training 2:30 PM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training
Oct 12 @ 2:30 PM – Oct 12 @ 7:30 PM
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Oct 12 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Oct 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Oct 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Open practice time for flow artists, spinners, hoopers, and jugglers. Extra props available to try. For questions, email theflowfactorynw@gmail.com or check out our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/384095601653859/
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yoga by donation with Debbi 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Debbi
Oct 13 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Max 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Max
Oct 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy
Oct 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aerial Class 7:00 PM
Aerial Class
Oct 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup
Oct 13 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Are you funny? Do you have a dream of climbing up there on stage and delivering a standup set that sends people into hysterics? This is your chance! The lotus seed is open for your[...]
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yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Oct 14 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 14 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Oct 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Oct 14 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
From 7pm- 8pm every Tuesday I’ll be hosting hoopdance classes at the Lotus Seed where we will learn both tricks and transitions to find our flow and then build on them to create loose choreography[...]
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Oct 16 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Oct 16 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 16 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Oct 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
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Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Oct 19 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Open practice time for flow artists, spinners, hoopers, and jugglers. Extra props available to try. For questions, email theflowfactorynw@gmail.com or check out our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/384095601653859/
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yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Oct 21 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 21 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Oct 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Oct 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
From 7pm- 8pm every Tuesday I’ll be hosting hoopdance classes at the Lotus Seed where we will learn both tricks and transitions to find our flow and then build on them to create loose choreography[...]
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Oct 23 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Oct 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 23 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Oct 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
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Fall Yoga Teacher Training 9:00 AM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training
Oct 25 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Oct 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga
Oct 25 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Habla Yoga 4:30 PM
Habla Yoga
Oct 25 @ 4:30 PM – Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM
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Fall Yoga Teacher Training 2:30 PM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training
Oct 26 @ 2:30 PM – Oct 26 @ 7:30 PM
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Oct 26 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Oct 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Open practice time for flow artists, spinners, hoopers, and jugglers. Extra props available to try. For questions, email theflowfactorynw@gmail.com or check out our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/384095601653859/
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yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Oct 28 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 28 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
From 7pm- 8pm every Tuesday I’ll be hosting hoopdance classes at the Lotus Seed where we will learn both tricks and transitions to find our flow and then build on them to create loose choreography[...]
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Oct 30 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t...
Oct 30 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)

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Contact Info

  • The Lotus Seed

    6 NE Tillamook St, Portland OR 97212

  • Phone: 503 278 3799
  • Email: info@lotusseed.org

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