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Above The Muddy Water Surface
About Rising Lotus Yoga

Our Story

Claire Hartley and Daniel Stewart first opened Rising Lotus Yoga on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks in April of 2006 with the intention of building an urban temple for Yogis to gather and build community around a sacred practice. As teachers, Claire and Daniel highlight the healing philosophy and practice of yoga and have gathered other dedicated and like-minded teachers to serve this vision. In 2014, Rising Lotus moved to its current location on Magnolia Blvd in Sherman Oaks, a beautiful and spacious 3800 square foot oasis with lots of light and (thankfully) parking!

The essence of Rising Lotus is that joy is an inside job, through our dynamic and fun asana yoga classes we connect to wisdom from many different sources and remember who we truly are.

As Rising Lotus expanded so did our offerings, which include a teacher training program that began in 2008. Since then, we are proud to have trained countless successful teachers of Yoga who have gone into the world, near and far, to develop their own style of this ancient practice.

Claire Hartley

Claire Hartley

Co-Owner/Founder
www.clairehartleyyoga.com

Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

Co-Owner/Founder
www.danielstewart.com

Some nice things people have said about us..

"I am so grateful and happy I came across Rising Lotus Yoga. It is by far one of the best yoga studios I have ever been to and I have been to A LOT!" - Pen J.

"This is what yoga is supposed to feel like. I have tried other places (long ago- but then I gave up) and I never felt comfortable. I was easily frustrated and felt ignored by instructors that I felt favored more experienced people. I just took a class at Rising Lotus and I feel like a new world has been opened to me. I learned so much and I got instruction and correction that helped me more than I can say." - Amanda L

"Rising Lotus is a supportive and nurturing community, and I have learned everything I know about yoga in this studio. The people are warm and most importantly, the teachers are encouraging and skilled at their craft."