Who we are and where we come from


The Lotus Seed is a community of yoga teachers 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.  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 and teacher training programs are a beautiful experience that we hope you will share with us!


The Lotus Seed

Established in 2001