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.

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!

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.  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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Space Rental Available

Blog

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

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!

Calendar

Classes Listed in GREEN Are Held @ The St. Johns Annex – 7425 N Leavitt Ave

Classes Listed in BLACK Are @ The Lotus Seed Headquarters  – 6 NE Tillamook St

Specialty Classes Listed in YELLOW Are @ The Lotus Seed Headquarters  – 6 NE Tillamook St

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Nov 1 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Nov 1 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 1 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Nov 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Private Wedding 2:00 PM
Private Wedding
Nov 1 @ 2:00 PM – Nov 2 @ 12:00 AM
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Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 2 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Nov 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Nov 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 2 @ 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 Katie T. 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Nov 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Nov 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Youth Aerial (Private Group) 4:00 PM
Youth Aerial (Private Group) @ The Lotus Seed: Fellowship Hall
Nov 5 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
with Annie
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Nov 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat
Nov 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Movement 7:00 PM
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Mov... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Marissa Mission class for people with developmental disabilities. Happy Hips is an energetic class that is adapted for all abilities. We incorporate fun dance and movement activities with belly dance basics. Participants will get[...]
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 6 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 6 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Nov 6 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 6 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke @ Main Sanctuary
Nov 6 @ 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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MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Nov 8 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training 9:00 AM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training
Nov 8 @ 9:00 AM – Nov 8 @ 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Nov 8 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 8 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Nov 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
9
Fall Yoga Teacher Training 2:30 PM
Fall Yoga Teacher Training
Nov 9 @ 2:30 PM – Nov 9 @ 7:30 PM
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 9 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Nov 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Nov 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 9 @ 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 Katie T. 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Nov 12 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 12 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Youth Aerial (Private Group) 4:00 PM
Youth Aerial (Private Group) @ The Lotus Seed: Fellowship Hall
Nov 12 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
with Annie
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Nov 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat
Nov 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Movement 7:00 PM
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Mov... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Marissa Mission class for people with developmental disabilities. Happy Hips is an energetic class that is adapted for all abilities. We incorporate fun dance and movement activities with belly dance basics. Participants will get[...]
13
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 13 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 13 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for teens 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission bellydance for t... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 13 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Nov 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke @ Main Sanctuary
Nov 13 @ 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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MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Nov 15 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Nov 15 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 15 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Habla Yoga 4:30 PM
Habla Yoga
Nov 15 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
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Holiday Art Bazaar 12:00 PM
Holiday Art Bazaar
Nov 16 @ 12:00 PM – Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 16 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Nov 16 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 16 @ 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 Katie T. 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Nov 19 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Youth Aerial (Private Group) 4:00 PM
Youth Aerial (Private Group) @ The Lotus Seed: Fellowship Hall
Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
with Annie
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Nov 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat
Nov 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Movement 7:00 PM
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Mov... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Marissa Mission class for people with developmental disabilities. Happy Hips is an energetic class that is adapted for all abilities. We incorporate fun dance and movement activities with belly dance basics. Participants will get[...]
private rehersal 9:00 PM
private rehersal
Nov 19 @ 9:00 PM – Nov 20 @ 12:00 AM
with Joshua
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yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 20 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 20 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Nov 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke @ Main Sanctuary
Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
22
MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Nov 22 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Nov 22 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 22 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
23
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Nov 23 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Nov 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 23 @ 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 Katie T. 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Katie T.
Nov 26 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 12:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Nov 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Youth Aerial (Private Group) 4:00 PM
Youth Aerial (Private Group) @ The Lotus Seed: Fellowship Hall
Nov 26 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
with Annie
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Nov 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Gym with Kat
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks, lyra and trapeze! Only $5/hour! (This is a low-ceiling venue.)
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Movement 7:00 PM
Happy Hips – Adapted Dance & Mov... @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Marissa Mission class for people with developmental disabilities. Happy Hips is an energetic class that is adapted for all abilities. We incorporate fun dance and movement activities with belly dance basics. Participants will get[...]
27
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 27 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Nov 27 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Sara 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Sara
Nov 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Nov 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Nov 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Be Brave! Aerial Open Gym with Duke @ Main Sanctuary
Nov 27 @ 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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MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Nov 29 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Nov 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 29 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
YogaPunx with Josey 12:00 PM
YogaPunx with Josey
Nov 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
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Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal @ The Lotus Seed
Nov 30 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Nov 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 30 @ 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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  • The Lotus Seed

    6 NE Tillamook St, Portland OR 97212

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

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