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!


lotusseed-mandala-logo

The Lotus Seed

Established in 2001

Blog

Find Out About Events, Workshops and Specialty Classes!

Classes

Yoga, Aerial, Stand-up comedy, belly dance, kids summer camp, spin jam, hoop dance

courses-ladyright





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
4
MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 4 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation with Kelley 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelley
Apr 4 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Apr 4 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 4 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hoop Workshop 1:30 PM
Hoop Workshop
Apr 4 @ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fellowship hall
5
Gentle Flow with Jessica 2:30 PM
Gentle Flow with Jessica
Apr 5 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Apr 5 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith
Apr 5 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow
yoga by donation 6:00 PM
yoga by donation
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Apr 5 @ 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/
7
Spring Session – Portland Oregon 5:30 PM
Spring Session – Portland Oregon
Apr 7 @ 5:30 PM – Jun 9 @ 10:00 PM
Meetings will be held every Tuesday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm Fridays 5:30-10:00pm Saturday & Sunday 9:30am -5:30pm. The weekend schedule is as follows: April 10, 11, 12 April 24, 25, 26 May 8, 9, 10[...]
yoga by donation with Amy 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Amy
Apr 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Jessica
Apr 7 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tai Chi 11:00 AM
Tai Chi
Apr 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elissa 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elissa
Apr 7 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Belly Dance for ages 12-18 4:00 PM
Belly Dance for ages 12-18
Apr 7 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Register at www.marissamission.org
Kids Yoga with Ashley 4:00 PM
Kids Yoga with Ashley
Apr 7 @ 4:00 PM – Apr 7 @ 5:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Apr 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Wren
Apr 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy 7:30 PM
YogaPunx with Jozy
Apr 7 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Apsara Rehearsal 9:30 PM
Apsara Rehearsal
Apr 7 @ 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
8
yoga by donation with Alejandra 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Alejandra
Apr 8 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Apr 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Apr 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Apr 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Belly Dance for ages 8-12 4:30 PM
Belly Dance for ages 8-12
Apr 8 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
register at www.marissamission.org
yoga by donation with Elizabeth 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elizabeth
Apr 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Apr 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
Apsara Rehearsal 9:00 PM
Apsara Rehearsal
Apr 8 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Apr 12 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith
Apr 12 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Apr 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Apr 12 @ 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/
15
yoga by donation with Alejandra 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Alejandra
Apr 15 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Apr 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Apr 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Apr 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Belly Dance for ages 8-12 4:30 PM
Belly Dance for ages 8-12
Apr 15 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
register at www.marissamission.org
yoga by donation with Elizabeth 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elizabeth
Apr 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Apr 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
Apsara Rehearsal 9:00 PM
Apsara Rehearsal
Apr 15 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
18
MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 18 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Apr 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Apr 18 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 18 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Apr 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Fundraiser 1:00 PM
Fundraiser
Apr 18 @ 1:00 PM – Apr 18 @ 7:00 PM
19
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Apr 19 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith
Apr 19 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Apr 19 @ 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/
22
yoga by donation with Alejandra 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Alejandra
Apr 22 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Apr 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Apr 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Apr 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Belly Dance for ages 8-12 4:30 PM
Belly Dance for ages 8-12
Apr 22 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
register at www.marissamission.org
yoga by donation with Elizabeth 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elizabeth
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
Apsara Rehearsal 9:00 PM
Apsara Rehearsal
Apr 22 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
25
MS Yoga 8:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 25 @ 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
yoga by donation 9:30 AM
yoga by donation
Apr 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Kelly
Apr 25 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
MS Yoga 11:15 AM
MS Yoga
Apr 25 @ 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Amanda
Apr 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Belly Dance Slot Party 2:00 PM
Belly Dance Slot Party
Apr 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
private class
26
yoga by donation with Duke 4:00 PM
yoga by donation with Duke
Apr 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith 4:00 PM
Yoga by donation with Keith
Apr 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow
yoga by donation with Luke 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Luke
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anna / Kevin
Spin Jam! 7:30 PM
Spin Jam!
Apr 26 @ 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/
29
yoga by donation with Alejandra 9:30 AM
yoga by donation with Alejandra
Apr 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
yoga by donation with Aki 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Aki
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley 12:00 PM
yoga by donation with Ashley
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Class 1:00 PM
Private Class
Apr 29 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dena
Belly Dance for ages 8-12 4:30 PM
Belly Dance for ages 8-12
Apr 29 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
register at www.marissamission.org
yoga by donation with Elizabeth 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Elizabeth
Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
yoga by donation with Taryn 6:00 PM
yoga by donation with Taryn
Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vinyasa Flow All Levels
Apsara Rehearsal 9:00 PM
Apsara Rehearsal
Apr 29 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Having trouble? View on Google Calendar

Contact

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact Info

Donations

See how your donation will make a difference in the community by helping your local non-profit organization and the art of yoga! Find out more.

Enquiry

Newsletter

Stay connected and sign-up for our monthly newsletter, find out about future events and more @ The Lotus Seed.