Welcome to The Bhaktishop Yoga Center
Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga in the heart of Southeast Portland, Oregon
If you yearn for connection, seek deeper pathways to yourself and your community and you want to to learn more about yoga, this is the place for you. Welcome to our warm, progressive, and powerful community center in Southeast Portland where we offer detailed yoga classes and instruction, honest warmth and a wealth of experience, as well as Teacher Training and so many ways to find yourself on the mat and beyond. Staffed with kind, highly skilled and experienced teachers that know you by name, we revel in the connective forces of small-class culture and treat you with respect and dignity. Life hurts sometimes. Yoga helps.
Perhaps you have been searching for accessible, healthy, resilient movement in your body. Or you're starting to seek more spiritual exploration and meditation. Perhaps 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 community, deep connection, and functional, intelligent instruction for thinking people that reaches well beyond the physical practice. We recognize that these days, this can be uncommon. As a student, you are uncommon, too. Welcome home.
Sat and Sun Dec 5 and 6, 3-7pm
$100 for both days
Teachers, continue to hone your language and awareness of the amazing container of the body with Monicka in this excellent weekend of exploratory movement, visual observations, lab work on each other, guided imagery and collegiate discussion. Dive deeper into your own understanding and language around alignment and how it applies to asana.
Fri-Sun December 11-13, $120
Fri 5:30-7:30, Sat/Sun 3-7pm
In this workshop for teachers, we will skillfully guide students using supportive, restorative sequences with bolsters, blankets, and blocks, with plenty of attention to modifications for injury or discomfort. Learn transitions, breathing exercises and cues, and physical adjustments that can help students move from a place of agitation to one of deep stillness.
Friday December 18 from 12-1:30pm (sorry to have to cancel the Nov. 20th class due to renovations!)
Drop-in or class cards welcome
The Body Braid provides a gentle hug and a continuous, uplifting reminder of your body's innate alignment. The Braid can be worn during any activity but is particularly awesome and helpful as a tool for yoga practice, as it can be used to assist yourself in postures, used by the teachers to help you, and provides a steady reminder of your own body's amazing resilience.
December 18-20 $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.
Saturday, January 3rd, 3-7pm
$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. We will journey through Labor, learning about what is happening and gathering tools for you and your birth partners to help you navigate the process.
Sunday, March 13th, 11-7pm (with a 90 minute lunch break)
$130 before October 18, $145 Early Bird before February 28, then $165 Full price
Part 2 is here! This evidence-based approach to asana will influence how you work with individual clients, provide insight into how to sequence effective group classes for a purpose, and challenge your personal practice. Come learn some mind-blowing mechanical and neurological ways to up-level your personal asana practice, and your teaching.
December 3-6th 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
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.
Jan 22 – 24, 2016, Friday to Sunday
Join Lisa Mae and Monicka as we weave in the teachings of bhakti yoga, asana and self-exploration. During this immersive weekend we’ll introduce the philosophical essentials of bhakti yoga: hearing, chanting, and remembering God, while honing discipline and attention through the practices of physical yoga asana. Witness the weaving of these two classical paths of practice as a profound shift in consciousness.
Sunday-Wednesday Feb. 21-24, 2016
Are you a writer, or do you aspire to express yourself on paper? Do you love yoga, and want to blend your loves together in a place where you will have ample time and open space to do so? Join us to write the body, the journey, the depths of your heart in this intimate, unique retreat.