Rising Lotus Yoga was founded in April of 2006 in Sherman Oaks California, by Claire Hartley and Daniel Stewart. They Built the studio with the intention of creating an urban sanctuary for yogis to gather and build a community around a sacred practice, and that it did. Much like the practice itself, Rising Lotus Yoga has continued to evolve. 2008 launched a wildly successful teacher training program which is still running currently and has proudly trained many renowned and respected teachers throughout the country. In 2014 RLY expanded to fulfill the needs of its growing community to a new space that exudes natural light and love.
In 2012 Santa Clarita Native, Heather Riggen went through the Rising Lotus Yoga teacher training and immediately fell in love. She knew back then that she wanted to bring the essence of Rising Lotus Yoga to her hometown. She set out on a grassroots movement to teach that yoga was much more than just fancy poses or a stretch workout for rest days, it was a way to relieve suffering, bring joy and ease the busy mind. She started small but manifested big.
Just a few years later, Claire and Heather paired up and decide there was a need for a Rising Lotus Yoga Santa Clarita.
Together they are building and fulfilling the roots of RLY, that community matters, that joy is available thru self-study and practice of presence and that all are welcomed and accepted just the way you are. One that values the ancient teachings and wisdom of yoga and uses them to spread love. One that values health, happiness, and inclusion. We hope you find your community here with us at Rising Lotus Yoga SCV, and look forward to serving you in 2018!
Claire Hartley, Co-owner & Founder Rising Lotus Yoga Sherman Oaks & SCV
Heather Riggen, Co-Owner Rising Lotus Yoga SCV