About

Welcome to Wild Lotus Yoga, with studios in Uptown and Downtown New Orleans!

Savor Life Through Yoga

Our Mission

As a New Orleans-based yoga community, we believe in savoring life as a source of passion, creativity, and play. Our integrative yoga offerings are shared in a sincere, down-to-earth manner that inspires meeting life’s joys and challenges with greater depth, vitality, and love.

Watch this one minute video to get a feel for the studio:

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Our Approach To Yoga

At Wild Lotus, yoga is much more than a fitness routine. Wild Lotus Yoga classes stand out because of our commitment to sharing yoga in a positive, life affirming, integrative way that awakens physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual awareness. In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, our teachers share their love of yoga and offer unique perspectives on our monthly theme designed to broaden your connection to yourself, to yoga, and to the world. You’re invited to experience yoga practice as a conscious expression of the life you are living and creating. Our classes include a combination of yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation, music, mantras, readings, poems, stories, and more – all linked consciously together.

Accessible and Affordable Classes

We’re committed to making yoga as accessible and affordable as possible. We offer a wide variety of classes for all levels of experience. Our classes range from mellow for people looking for more of a focus on stress relief and relaxation to medium and spicy for more experienced yogis who want more of  a challenging workout. We also offer a variety of  price package options including affordable monthly auto renew membership packages ($99/$89 students/seniors), 10 class pack membership with no expiration date, a 5 class package, as well as a selection of sliding scale ($5-$15) community classes. View our prices page for more details. Besides our extensive schedule of classes 7 days a week, we also offer 6 week courses, kids yoga courses, pre and postnatal yoga, personal yoga training sessions, workshops with renowned visiting teachers, concerts, films and other inspiring events to nourish your body, mind, and soul.

Yoga Teacher Training and Continuing Education

Wild Lotus Yoga is also a center for yoga education. Each year we run a one-of-a-kind, 8-month-long, 200-hour yoga teacher training program called Soul School that focuses on learning to teach yoga with precision and imagination. In addition, we also host other specialized teacher training intensives and continuing education events throughout the year.

History

Wild Lotus was founded by Sean Johnson, a proud native of New Orleans. This year we celebrate our 13th anniversary of sharing yoga and have been voted “Best Place To Take A Yoga Class In New Orleans” by Gambit readers each year since we opened. We love New Orleans and the way the spirit of yoga blends so sweetly with
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Resources

Many students ask us for resources to help inspire their yoga practice and life. Below you will find a partial list of some of our favorite books, yoga retreat centers, magazines, websites, conferences, festivals, and more.   Yoga Books Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann Yoga Mind Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi Heart
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Boutique

Both our uptown and downtown studios have a lobby boutique that features handpicked items to inspire and enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle. Offerings include yoga mats, our favorite books and cds including music from Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band, yoga clothes, journals, jewelry, props, Wild Lotus t-shirts and water bottles, and more. Boutique is open before classes,
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Wild Lotus Yoga Family

We are a family of teachers bonded by our love for yoga and for sharing the inspiration of the practice. We celebrate our kinship in the Wild Lotus community and are also grateful for the diversity of personalities and yoga training on our team.  Many of our teachers have been deeply influenced by their experience in our Soul School Teacher Training Program, an interdisciplinary yoga and spirituality training that focuses on bringing soul and imagination to the art and practice of yoga.  Some of the other forms of yoga in which individual Wild Lotus teachers are trained include: Vinyasa, Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, Vini-Yoga, Sivananda, Kali Ray Tri-Yoga, Kripalu, Thai Yoga, White Lotus, Restorative, Pre and Post Natal, Kids, and Bhakti. See all the staff bios here.