Who we are and where we come from


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



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


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

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


Certification Programs 200|300 Hour

A wonderful opportunity for a new career in yoga with our Certified Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Learn To Teach Children Yoga

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

Become A Teacher Trainer | 1000 Hours

Deepen your leadership skills and become a mentor.  Assist with teacher trainings at The Lotus Seed for an entire year!


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Based in Portland, OR

We work extensively with various yoga studios, community centers, and provide training and classes around the world.

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