Sean Johnson – Founder of Wild Lotus Yoga, and Soul School: Wild Lotus’ Interdisciplinary Yoga and Spirituality Training Program
Sean is a proud native of New Orleans. He has been teaching yoga in New Orleans since 1999 and opened Wild Lotus in 2002. He shares an integrative teaching style that weaves the emotional power of bhakti yoga with the sensuality of hatha yoga to free the spirit and bring more love, creativity, and depth to our lives. His classes focus on opening the heart through creative vinyasa flows, chanting, storytelling, mythology, poetry, and enchanting music.
Sean’s unique yoga education began with intensive, experiential, interdisciplinary study of yoga and related spiritual traditions in college and in graduate school. He received a Master’s Degree in Creation Spirituality from The Naropa Institute where he apprenticed with South Indian teacher and yogi-musician Russill Paul. Sean is also gratefully inspired by his friendships and study with many heart-centered yoga teachers including his college mentor and first yoga teacher Doranne Crable; Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi founders of Laughing Lotus Yoga; holistic yoga teacher Saul David Raye; kirtan singer Jai Uttal; and Soul School collaborator Mitchel Bleier.
Sean was named one of New Orleans’ outstanding achievers in Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40. He is the first Louisiana-based yoga teacher to teach at Yoga Journal’s Conferences and also teaches at other yoga conferences and festivals internationally.
Sean and The Wild Lotus Band are celebrated as one of the guiding voices in Western kirtan music, and tour internationally. To find out more about their music visit SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com. He is also the co-curator of Putumayo Yoga World Music’s yoga releases and a contributing writer to Yoga Journal.
“My intention is for Wild Lotus to be a warm and welcoming place where you can come and reconnect with the authenticity, wisdom and creativity of your own soul.”