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.  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!


Now – Two Locations!

Announcing the St. 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!

The Lotus Seed

Established in 2001

 

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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

ALL LOTUS SEED LOCATIONS
The St. Johns Annex
7425 N Leavitt Ave
The Headquarters
6 NE Tillamook St
Specialty Classes
6 NE Tillamook St


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
Yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Duke
Feb 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Feb 1 @ 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 Kim 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 4 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Feb 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Feb 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 4 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie
Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat 7:15 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat
Feb 4 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Condition your body with this great workout! Learn how to climb silks and maneuver beginning aerial poses. Drop-in class is $15 and new students are welcome!
5
yoga by donation with Erika 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Erika
Feb 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Marisa 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Marisa
Feb 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 5 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ryn
Feb 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Feb 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks and lyra. Only $10!
7
MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Feb 7 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Feb 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Oh 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Oh
Feb 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga
Feb 7 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
8
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Feb 8 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Feb 8 @ 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/
11
yoga by donation with Kim 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 11 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Feb 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 11 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat 7:15 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat
Feb 11 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Condition your body with this great workout! Learn how to climb silks and maneuver beginning aerial poses. Drop-in class is $15 and new students are welcome!
private rehersal 9:00 PM
private rehersal
Feb 11 @ 9:00 PM – Feb 12 @ 12:00 AM
with Joshua
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yoga by donation with Erika 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Erika
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Marisa 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Marisa
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 12 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Feb 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Feb 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks and lyra. Only $10!
15
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Feb 15 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Feb 15 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Feb 15 @ 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/
17
yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Feb 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 17 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tai Chi 11:00 AM
Tai Chi
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelley
Feb 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 17 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 17 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation with Ashley 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Melodee 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Melodee
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy 7:30 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy
Feb 17 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
18
yoga by donation with Kim 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Feb 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Feb 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 18 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Beginning Aerial & Open Gym 7:00 PM
Beginning Aerial & Open Gym
Feb 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat 7:15 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat
Feb 18 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Condition your body with this great workout! Learn how to climb silks and maneuver beginning aerial poses. Drop-in class is $15 and new students are welcome!
Euniversal Body Movement- The Philosophy 7:30 PM
Euniversal Body Movement- The Ph...
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – 8:10 PM
19
yoga by donation with Erika 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Erika
Feb 19 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Michele 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Michele
Feb 19 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tai Chi 11:00 AM
Tai Chi
Feb 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 19 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Feb 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks and lyra. Only $10!
22
Private Rehearsal 3:00 PM
Private Rehearsal
Feb 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Kendra
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Feb 22 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Feb 22 @ 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/
24
yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Feb 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tai Chi 11:00 AM
Tai Chi
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kelley
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 24 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation with Ashley 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Feb 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy 7:30 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy
Feb 24 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
25
yoga by donation with Kim 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Feb 25 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Children’s Yoga 4:00 PM
Children’s Yoga
Feb 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Donna
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Natalie
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Beginning Aerial & Open Gym 7:00 PM
Beginning Aerial & Open Gym
Feb 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat 7:15 PM
Inspire Beginning Aerial with Kat
Feb 25 @ 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Condition your body with this great workout! Learn how to climb silks and maneuver beginning aerial poses. Drop-in class is $15 and new students are welcome!
26
yoga by donation with Erika 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Erika
Feb 26 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Michele 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Michele
Feb 26 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tai Chi 11:00 AM
Tai Chi
Feb 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Kim
Feb 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yoga for Ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Marissa Mission Bellydance & Yog...
Feb 26 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org 10-week session for $100 Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6pm
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke 7:00 PM
Inspire Aerial Open Gym with Duke
Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Practice with silks and lyra. Only $10!
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  • The Lotus Seed – Headquarters

    6 NE Tillamook St, Portland OR 97212

    Office: 503.278.3799

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