Co-Owner and Co-Founder.
British born Yoga teacher, Claire Hartley, found her deep
passion and healing with Yoga in the early 90s at the Jivamukti
Yoga Center in New York, the east coast birthplace of the Vinyasa
She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 where she continued her
training with some of the best teachers in the world including an
apprenticeship with Lisa Walford.
In April 2006 she opened and co-founded Rising Lotus Yoga, a
busy and thriving studio in Los Angeles, attracting practitioners
seeking alignment based Vinyasa Yoga classes with healthy doses of
dharma talks, chanting and joyful community. Since 2007 it has won
3 Los Angeles “Best of” Awards.
In 2008 she created the Rising Lotus Teacher Training Program,
which teaches trainees how to bring intelligent alignment and
sequencing to students, while serving up the deeper meaning and
layers of Yoga.
She is happy she is able to give back a little with the Rising
Lotus Seva project, which she co-founded in 2010. This non-profit
branch of the studio sends teachers out to organizations all around
Los Angeles providing free yoga to the underserved.
Claire teaches daily, and is always in such deep gratitude for
the amazing life that Yoga continues to provide and unfold in front
of her. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband John and her