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 for classes, commercial ventures of studios have excluded minorities and low-income participants. Founded in Mobile, AL. the Lotus Seed moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004. Offering healthy lifestyle practices and community events to everyone with our affordable, sliding-scale and donation-based classes. A labor of love from a collective of certified yoga teachers and volunteers who share a common mission to make essential health education available. Striving for community growth and personal enrichment, we’ve formed partnerships with the SUN program, the Boys and Girls Club, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Common Ground Wellness Center, the City of Troutdale, WebMD and Port City Development and many more.

The Lotus Seed

Established in 2001