Sean is a proud native of New Orleans. He has been teaching yoga in New Orleans since 1999 and opened Wild Lotus yoga studio 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 and workshops 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.
On Saturday, October 5th, the SEYC and Swaha Productions will present a live-music experience featuring Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, with Blue Spirit Wheel opening. Sean will be joined by his official bandmates — Alvin Young on guitar and bass and Gwendolyn Colman on vocals and percussion. All registrants of the 2013 Southeast Yoga Conference (whether for individual workshops, a day or weekend pass, and/or the symposium) may purchase up to two discounted tickets to the Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band’s Saturday night kirtan for $15 each. Tickets are also available at Swaha Productions for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The event will take place at the Druid Hills Baptist Church in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, inside the Social Hall. Parking is plentiful and free.
Website: Wild Lotus Yoga