New York, US
Dana and Jasmine first opened Laughing Lotus in 2000 in a cozy room above a Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. The fireplace became the alter and the saxophone climbed the steps at night as we were leaving them. It was Live Jazz downstairs and LIVE Yoga upstairs.
This became a creative and fertile environment that gave birth to our celebrated School and 200-hour Teacher Training Program. Pretty soon we grew out of our sweet nest and opened our new Lotus temple in Chelsea, featuring three asana rooms and a newly graffiti'd dance hall with over 100 classes a week and expanded our offerings to include a 300-hour program, summer Intensives, annual Teacher's Summit, Kirtans, Donation Classes and Midnight Yoga.
In 2007, we spread our wings across the country to San Francisco where Dana was born and Jasmine grew up. We transformed a plumbing garage into a colorful cosmic playground in the Mission neighborhood, celebrating the color, culture and creativity of this great city and the yoga that we love.