BE KIND. BE STRONG. BE FREE.
"Lokaah Samastaah Sukhino Bhavantu" "May All Beings Be Happy and Free" –traditional Sanskrit chant
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" –Mohandas K. Gandhi
We love being a part of this amazing community and neighborhood! We are committed to practicing "Karma Yoga", or the yoga of selfless service, in as many ways as we can. For us, this takes the shape of serving our community and to being an active participant in furthering a world where all beings can be happy and free. We are just one small business, but it is only through the actions of individuals that true change is made. We practice karma yoga in the following ways:
Sliding Scale "Community Classes"
These classes are for EVERYONE! We offer a sliding scale option to our neighbors who cannot afford the full tuition but who want to join us to explore the many benefits of a yoga practice within a welcoming community.
Our WHOLE community is welcome in these classes! You are welcome here. We hope to see you on the mat soon!
Community Class offerings:
- Tuesdays: 12:15pm with Julie F.
- Wednesdays: 12:15pm with Maia
- Saturdays: 10am with Maia
|Community Class Payment Options:|
|$5||—||Please bring cash to pay at this rate, thank you!|
|$10||—||Please bring cash to pay at this rate, thank you!|
|$16||—||This is the standard drop in rate.
Pay with your class card!
Pay with your unlimited!
|$20||—||Pay it forward rate to help keep these classes going!|
Click here to see the weekly on-line schedule.
Annual Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes: An annual tradition at Lotus from the beginning and taught by Maia Laverty, owner of Lotus these classes benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank, our awesome local foodbank (rvfb.org).
Family Yoga Benefit Classes: We are partnering with Next Generation Yoga and Nicole Koleshis to offer an on-going series of benefit classes benefiting local Rainier Valley non-profit organizations. These classes are open to our community, pay-what-you-can, and are a fun way to practice yoga as a family! All proceeds go to that classes' non-profit:
- Our next Family Yoga Benefit Class is October 2016 and will benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank!
- Our previous (and 1st family yoga benefit class!) raised over $320 and benefited: Refugee Woman's Alliance! (ReWa: rewa.org)
Team Survivor NW: Offering a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing. For more information on their work please see: teamsurvivornw.org.
Nepal Earthquake Relief: This benefit class was taught by Julie Fournier one of our Lotus teachers who studied with a yoga teacher in Nepal. The class benefited Habitat for Humanity and their long-term efforts to rebuild from the major earthquake there in 2015. (habitat.org)
Got Green: Got Green is a Columbia City-based grassroots organization leading community organizing efforts, public policy advocacy, and leadership development programs to ensure that the benefits of the new, green economy — green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient homes, and public transit — are widely available to low income communities of color in Seattle/King County and beyond. (gotgreenseattle.org)
Northwest Harvest: A hunger relief agency dedicated to supplying “food for free, without dues or fees of any kind, to a network of nearly 300 independent food banks and meal programs throughout the state. For more information on their work see: northwestharvest.org.
As Lotus Yoga continues to grow we hope to expand our Karma Yoga program, please contact the studio if you have any ideas or suggestions for benefit classes or other ways in which we can continue to be a positive force in our community & our world.