We (Dana Flynn & Jasmine Tarkeshi) are the co-creators of the School and Center at the Lotus. We opened up Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2000 to inspire devotion, celebrate community and spiritual life. The Center began on a rooftop playground in New York City in the summer of 1999. We met in 1998 and discovered our shared passion for yoga, music, art, dance and transformation. This began our journey of creating the temple for self discovery, creativity and awakening, which evolved to become Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in New York City and San Francisco.