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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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

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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Cancelled – Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Cancelled – Yoga by Donation wit...
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Aug 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Aug 3 @ 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 Ashley 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 4 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp 9:00 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp
Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Comments: Girl CIrcus one week Summer Camp! CREATIVITY.COMMUNITY.MENTORSHIP August 4 – 8 9:00-1:00 Exciting and energetic summer day camps for girls promote strong body image, creativity and team work through skills in the circus arts[...]
yoga by donation with Debbi 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Debbi
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Raina 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Raina
Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Youth Aerial with Annie (private) Hall 4:00 PM
Youth Aerial with Annie (private...
Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 4 @ 5:30 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing and Showcase 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing ...
Aug 4 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing and Showcase Mondays 8:00 – 9:30pm Starts July 7th – Aug 16th Ending showcase on Saturday, August 16th Are you funny? Do you have a dream of climbing up there[...]
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yoga by donation with Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Aug 5 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp 9:00 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp
Aug 5 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Comments: Girl CIrcus one week Summer Camp! CREATIVITY.COMMUNITY.MENTORSHIP August 4 – 8 9:00-1:00 Exciting and energetic summer day camps for girls promote strong body image, creativity and team work through skills in the circus arts[...]
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa
Aug 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Ages 5-11
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Aug 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp 9:00 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp
Aug 6 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Comments: Girl CIrcus one week Summer Camp! CREATIVITY.COMMUNITY.MENTORSHIP August 4 – 8 9:00-1:00 Exciting and energetic summer day camps for girls promote strong body image, creativity and team work through skills in the circus arts[...]
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 6 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Youth Beginning Aerial with Annie 4:00 PM
Youth Beginning Aerial with Annie
Aug 6 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Private small group beginning Aerial and Conditioning Class for Youth 15-17 Classes prearranged with instructor and paid for at a flat rate per class
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Aug 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Aug 6 @ 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 8:30 AM
yoga by donation
Aug 7 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp 9:00 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp
Aug 7 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Comments: Girl CIrcus one week Summer Camp! CREATIVITY.COMMUNITY.MENTORSHIP August 4 – 8 9:00-1:00 Exciting and energetic summer day camps for girls promote strong body image, creativity and team work through skills in the circus arts[...]
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Aug 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 7 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Aug 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 8 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp 9:00 AM
Girl Circus Summer Camp
Aug 8 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Comments: Girl CIrcus one week Summer Camp! CREATIVITY.COMMUNITY.MENTORSHIP August 4 – 8 9:00-1:00 Exciting and energetic summer day camps for girls promote strong body image, creativity and team work through skills in the circus arts[...]
yoga by donation with Annie 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Annie
Aug 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation with Sinag 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sinag
Aug 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat 1:00 PM
Aerial Open Gym with Kat
Aug 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
yoga by donation with Will 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Will
Aug 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Yoga by Donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by Donation with Duke
Aug 10 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Aug 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Aug 10 @ 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 Ashley 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 11 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Debbi 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Debbi
Aug 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jozy
Aug 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Youth Aerial with Annie (private) hall 6:00 PM
Youth Aerial with Annie (private...
Aug 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing and Showcase 8:00 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing ...
Aug 11 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Intro to Standup Comedy Writing and Showcase Mondays 8:00 – 9:30pm Starts July 7th – Aug 16th Ending showcase on Saturday, August 16th Are you funny? Do you have a dream of climbing up there[...]
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yoga by donation with Shane 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Shane
Aug 12 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Aug 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa
Aug 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Ages 5-11
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Aug 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Aug 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Aug 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Aug 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Aug 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Aug 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa
Aug 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Ages 5-11
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Aug 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Aug 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Aug 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Aug 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Aug 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Aug 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa 11:00 AM
Kids Yoga with Carrissa
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For Ages 5-11
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Aug 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Lulu
Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance 7:00 PM
Finding Your Flow in Hoopdance
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T. 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Aug 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina 7:15 PM
bellydance/yoga by donation w/Tina
Aug 27 @ 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.
private rehersal 9:00 PM
private rehersal
Aug 27 @ 9:00 PM – Aug 28 @ 12:00 AM
with Joshua
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yoga by donation with Anton 8:30 AM
yoga by donation with Anton
Aug 28 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Bill 10:00 AM
yoga by donation with Bill
Aug 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Aug 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Aug 31 @ 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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Contact Info

  • The Lotus Seed

    6 NE Tillamook St, Portland OR 97212

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

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