Welcome to The Bhaktishop Yoga Center
If you want to learn about yoga, this is the place for you. Welcome to our warm, progressive, and powerful community center in Southeast Portland. Staffed with highly skilled, experienced teachers that know you by name, we revel in small-class culture and treat you with respect and dignity. Life hurts sometimes. Yoga helps.
*Endless Summer Yoga Pass is available anytime through August 31st for just $240. Practice endless yoga all summer long; the earlier you buy, the more you save!
Perhaps you have been searching for accessible, healthy, resilient movement in your body. Or you're starting to seek more spiritual exploration. Maybe you're a yoga teacher yearning for deeper, ongoing study to get better at teaching. Maybe your back hurts from sitting all the time or you are experiencing high stress levels and you just haven't found relief. Possibly you're hungry for more than a sweaty power flow vinyasa class and want to understand the poses more. You're old enough to value your health and want to learn how to maintain it. Whether you want to get better at yoga, or get better at life, we are here for you.
We are committed to intimate, honest inquiry and integrity, and are inspired every day by you and your needs. Deeply invested in shaping the conversation of yoga both inside the studio and in the wider community by educating both students and teachers with depth, we offer functional, intelligent instruction for thinking people that reaches well beyond the physical practice. We recognize that in the sometimes confusing and self-referential realm of modern postural yoga, this is uncommon. As a student, you are uncommon, too.
Saturday May 30th, 3-6pm
$50 ($35 for Auto-pay members)
Strong and full of responsibility, did you also know that the shoulders are the most flexible group of joints in the body?
May 31, July 18, and August 29
3-7 pm $100 per couple
This class is designed to give the birthing couple an opportunity to learn about and practice using techniques to help embrace the intensity of childbirth.
Three Wednesdays: June 3, 10 and 17
$35 for the series ($25 for MAP members)
Learn and understand in a practical and progressive way the health of the hips and pelvis. If you are new, injured, or a seasoned practitioner, you will benefit from this series!
Saturday, June 13th
3-6pm $25 ($20 for MAP Members)
Treat yourself to this fun, informative, and recuperative workshop where we will explore the many ways in which yoga practice can bring balance and ease into the body that bikes.
Four Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm, August 5-26th
$45 for all four sessions ($35 for MAP Members)
Spend four progressive weeks learning the many therapeutic possibilities of movement in the spine by practicing the famous and incredibly practical Franklin Method spinal movements. Learn to move the spine into it's full range of motion safely and with great attention to practical actions that are useful, repeatable,
Thursdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. 1, 6:30-8am $80 ($65 for MAP members)
Sophisticated, precise, and disciplined, this four week series is an asana engineers' dream; we will work smarter, not necessarily harder, and you will make progress!
Saturday, September 12th, 3-6pm $50
Using wisdom and concepts from Ayurveda and Natural health, Danielle and Shana will share tools and practices for bringing out the beauty and importance of this transitional period in your life.
September 25-27 All five sessions: $155 ($120 for MAP Members)
Fri: 6:00-8:00pm Free Intro Session!
Sat 1-2:30pm Active Body Braid Yoga Class, all levels ($20 drop in/$15 Members)
Sat 3-6:30pm Body Braid Loops Workshop, all levels ($65 single session/$50 Members)
Sun 9-10:30am Active Body Braid Loops Class, all levels ($20 drop in/$15 Members)
Sun 3-6:30pm Posture and Therapeutics Clinic, all levels ($65 single session/$50 Members)
The Body Braid is an incredible tool that will help improve the way you sit, stand, move, do yoga, and practically everything else! Come and see how this revolutionary tool can change your relationship to gravity, strength, and your body.
Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 3-7pm (please commit to both days!)
$145 early registration pricing, $165 after 9/18/15
This workshop is Part 1 of an introduction to the field of biomechanics, and paves the way for an investigation into what is actually occurring under the skin when we stretch. Yoga teachers and anatomy nerds, this is not to be missed!
October 23-25 $185 for all four sessions, $55 individually
Friday 6-8:30pm (Hip Opening)
Saturday 8am-10:30am (Standing Poses and Arm Balances)
Saturday 3:00-5:30pm (Twists and Forward Folds)
Sunday 8am-10:30am (Backbends)
Please join us for a weekend of yoga theory, asana practice and personal contemplation with one of our dearest teachers and mentors, Christina Sell. Funny wise, and direct, she celebrates the details and the beauty of a life dedicated to practice.
July 3-5th with Lisa Mae
Looking for the opposite of noisy, drunken yahoos with fireworks? Join me in a Tipi Village in the deep woods outside of Eugene (and sleep in a Tipi for God's sake!) next to a beautiful river for two serene, beautiful nights of exquisite nature, hiking, and river swimming.
Aug 16 - 18 with Jeannie and Tasha
Join two of our most celebrated Foundations teachers in exploring the joys of yoga, at the beginner level. If you've ever wanted to try a yoga retreat, worried that it wouldn't be level-appropriate, or didn't feel comfortable enough to consider it, this is for you! Registration: Breitenbush 503.854.3320
October 9-11 with Shana
As much as being a mother is full-filling, rewarding, and the best job ever, sometimes it is necessary to take care of YOU! You give SO much... are you ready for two quiet, nourishing nights away? For four lovely yoga classes, uninterrupted?
January 2-10, 2016
This retreat has become the stuff of lore and legend, yoga-lovers venturing far afield to the wild, off-grid jungles of the bio-diverse Osa Peninsula in Southwestern Costa Rica for 8 nights of pure, unimaginable joy.