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.

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.  Through a labor of love, 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
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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

We offer a variety of yoga teacher training courses
Portland, OR
Sept 12- Nov 18, 2014

Held every Tuesday from 5:30 – 10:00pm & every other weekend:

Sept 12, 13, 14 / Sept 26, 27, 28

Oct 10, 11, 12 / Oct 24, 25, 26

November 7, 8, 9

Kauai, Hi
June, 2015

A wonderful opportunity to deepen your training in the tropics.

Tulum, MX
Jan 2-15, 2015

The unhurried pace of this sacred area makes it a perfect spot for a yoga immersion.

Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach Yoga to children through games, storytelling and practical classroom experience.

Calendar

See into our future and plan yours
Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training in Kauai, Hawaii ~ August 18-31
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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yoga by donation with Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Sep 2 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Sep 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Sep 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Sep 2 @ 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 8:30 AM
yoga by donation
Sep 3 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Sep 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 3 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Sep 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Sep 3 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Work your body from head to toe while deeping mind/body connection. With a relaxing yoga cooldown you will be restful and ready for the rest of your week.
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yoga by donation with Anton 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Anton
Sep 4 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Sep 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Sep 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Sep 4 @ 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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Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Sep 7 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Sep 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Sep 7 @ 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 Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Sep 9 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Sep 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Sep 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Sep 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Sep 9 @ 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 8:30 AM
yoga by donation
Sep 10 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Sep 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 10 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Sep 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Sep 10 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Work your body from head to toe while deeping mind/body connection. With a relaxing yoga cooldown you will be restful and ready for the rest of your week.
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yoga by donation with Anton 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Anton
Sep 11 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Sep 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Sep 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Sep 11 @ 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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yoga by donation with Amanda 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Sep 12 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Annie 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Annie
Sep 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Sinag 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sinag
Sep 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat
Sep 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM 1:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM
Sep 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Aerial Acrobatics Open Gym allows students to practice aerial in a safe and controlled environment. Open gyms are supervised but not guided or instructed, students are encouraged to practice what they have learned in previous[...]
yoga by donation with Will 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Will
Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Sep 14 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Sep 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Sep 14 @ 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 Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Sep 16 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Sep 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Sep 16 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Sep 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Sep 16 @ 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 8:30 AM
yoga by donation
Sep 17 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Sep 17 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Sep 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Sep 17 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Work your body from head to toe while deeping mind/body connection. With a relaxing yoga cooldown you will be restful and ready for the rest of your week.
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yoga by donation with Anton 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Anton
Sep 18 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Sep 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Sep 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Sep 18 @ 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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yoga by donation with Amanda 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Sep 19 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Annie 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Annie
Sep 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Sinag 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sinag
Sep 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat
Sep 19 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM 1:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM
Sep 19 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Aerial Acrobatics Open Gym allows students to practice aerial in a safe and controlled environment. Open gyms are supervised but not guided or instructed, students are encouraged to practice what they have learned in previous[...]
yoga by donation with Will 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Will
Sep 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Sep 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Cascade Media Convergence Cultural Event 9:00 PM
Cascade Media Convergence Cultur...
Sep 20 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
This event will be the Saturday night cultural function for the weekend long Cascade Media Convergence Conference taking place in Portland September 19th-21st 2014. The event will feature many local and NW Regional artists, musicians,[...]
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Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Sep 21 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Sep 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Sep 21 @ 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 Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Sep 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Sep 23 @ 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 8:30 AM
yoga by donation
Sep 24 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Sep 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Sep 24 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Work your body from head to toe while deeping mind/body connection. With a relaxing yoga cooldown you will be restful and ready for the rest of your week.
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yoga by donation with Anton 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Anton
Sep 25 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Sep 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Sep 25 @ 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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yoga by donation with Amanda 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Sep 26 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Annie 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Annie
Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Sinag 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sinag
Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat
Sep 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM 1:00 PM
Be Brave Aerial OPEN GYM
Sep 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Aerial Acrobatics Open Gym allows students to practice aerial in a safe and controlled environment. Open gyms are supervised but not guided or instructed, students are encouraged to practice what they have learned in previous[...]
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Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Sep 28 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Sep 28 @ 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 Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Sep 30 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Sep 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Sep 30 @ 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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  • The Lotus Seed

    6 NE Tillamook St, Portland OR 97212

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

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