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.

Now – Two Locations!

Announcing the S. Johns Annex @ 7425 N Leavitt Avenue!  Yoga classes will be offered by donation in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood, in addition to The Lotus Seed Headquarters @ 6 NE Tillamook Street.  Check the calendar for movement classes along with music and art events!


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



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