Welcome to The Bhaktishop Yoga Center
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. 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.
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.
Friday, September 18th, 6-7:30pm $8
Come join our own in-house Vedic Astrologer, Dennis Flaherty, for his annual visit to The Bhaktishop with a peek into the upcoming year using the illuminated tools and wisdom of Vedic Astrology, the Astrology of India.
Saturday September 19th, 1-5pm $60 ($50 for MAP)
In this workshop for Yogis and Yoginis, Dennis will explain Saturn’s process of enlightenment, his planetary caste, his sanyas ashram, as well his planetary cycles and most importantly, his placement in your chart, for it is this placement where we experience the limits of life, and an understanding of those limits is our greatest teacher.
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
Sat 3-6:30pm Body Braid Loops Workshop
Sun 9-10:30am Active Body Braid Loops Class
Sun 3-6:30pm Posture and Therapeutics Clinic
Friday October 2, 5:30-7:30pm
$25 ($20 for MAP Members)
What the heck is ujayyi breathing? How can I start a breathing practice at home? What about belly breathing vs. chest breathing and what does that even mean? These questions and more will be explored in this All-Levels, Open-To-Everyone Primer on Pranayama.
Oct 3-Nov 7, Saturdays from 1-2:30pm
$80 ($70 for MAP Members)
New to yoga? Dedicated to the true beginner or to those who really want to return to the basics, this workshop series will start from the ground up. We will cover everything from standing work, and simple forward bends to accessible back bends, better balancing and twists.
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!
Oct 6-29th, Tu/Th from 6:30-8am
Kate and Monicka collaborate to share their many years of insights, techniques, modifications, and extra challenges to provide you with the tools to increase your student base and better serve everyone in the room. Teaching mixed levels is hard, and we want to help you do that better.
Sat Oct 10, 3-6pm
$35 ($25 for MAP Members)
Come to this continuing level workshop to get to know your harmonium a little better, learn a few more songs, and be inspired to create your own songs for yourself or your classes.
Oct 16, 30 and Nov 6, 20 5:30-8pm
$100/4-part Series ($30 Drop in on the day of each class)
For students and teachers alike, join Monicka, our exquisite and unparalleled Anatomy teacher, in this 4-part series as she guides you beneath the surface of the poses into the more dynamic inner life of your physical body. Learn about your anatomy, change your practice!
Oct 18 and 25, and Nov 1, 6:30-8pm
$35 ($25 for MAP members)
Working on seasonal and time of day appropriate practices that include Trataka (candle-gazing meditation), Pranayama (specific breathwork), Meditation and Yoga Asana, practitioners will refine their daily practices specific to their own dosha, wisdom and needs in the warmth and support of The Bhaktishop community. All levels.
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.
Nov 13-15: Fri 6-7:30pm, Sat/Sun 3-6pm
$115 ($90 for MAP Members) and includes spices, self-cleansing supplies, oils and more
Learning and incorporating the age-old Dinacharya, or daily healing routine, can help calm, ease and maintain the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies so we are free to do our right life's work, and is powerful self-care practice of preventative health and empowered self-healing.
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.
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
This is a unique opportunity for teachers of any level of experience to come together and share, grow, and rest in the teachings of yoga in the last warm, beautiful days of summer. Let's be together!!
October 9-11 with Shana
THIS RETREAT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT: PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
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.