Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga in the heart of Southeast Portland
Welcome to our intimate community center where we offer approachable, intelligent instruction and honest warmth that reaches well beyond the physical practices. For the past ten years, we have built a community of highly skilled, experienced teachers committed to intimate, honest inquiry. We embrace small-class culture, treat you with respect and dignity, and are deeply invested in shaping the conversation of yoga both inside the studio and in the wider community by educating students and teachers with depth and integrity.
We have no commitment to any specific method. At this point we value safety, transparency, sustainability, and empathy in instruction. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on being accessible. Whether you are a true beginner, a student seeking relief from stress or injury, a seasoned teacher wanting to hone your skills, someone old enough to value your health and want to learn how to maintain it, or you just want to get better at living your life, welcome home.
Life is complex. Yoga helps.
*Video by Valerie Indira Perczek www.indiravaley.com
Third Fridays, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20 and 6/17
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.
Second and Fourth Fridays from 12-1:15pm
4/22, 5/13 and 5/27
In this class you'll use thera-bands, resistance work, blocks and your own body weight as your tools. This isn't your average yoga class, but a compliment to the yoga you love, and is open to everyone at any level of practice or interest.
Wednesdays, May 4-25th from 7-8:15pm $48 series
Join Danielle for a 4-week Meditation and Pranayama series aimed at increased cultivation of a calm mind and and an open heart using some of the subtle practices of Yoga & Ayurveda. All welcome.
Three Fridays, May 20, 27 and June 3 from 6-8pm, and Saturday June 4th from 3-6pm
$90 for all four sessions
The SI joint can be an area of caution, guarding, pain and frustration. There is much discussion in the yoga and movement world about the need to "stabilize" a hyper-mobile SI joint, to free a "locked" SI joint, and to "balance" an asymmetrical SI joint. Learn and explore the true function of your SI joint, as well as the role of the SI in yoga asanas through the amazing Franklin Method. All levels, and especially injuries, are welcome.
Saturday, May 28th 2:30-5pm $30
Whether you are a heavy-duty commuter, a fair-weather frolicker, or hardcore mountain biker, you will leave with tools that can bring awareness and efficiency to your ride, and with a body that will thank you for giving it some love. Treat yourself to this fun, informative, and recuperative workshop!
Tu/Th mornings from 6:15-8am June 7-July 7
Using up-to-date biomechanics to inform the traditional postures, we'll grow our strength and mobility in functional ways that will contribute to longevity in practice. If you have been practicing for a long time, or even teaching for a long time, come and get creative in a functional, informed new way. Conversational, sophisticated, and very very community-oriented, these practice classes are joyful and thrive on the wisdom of those of us that are continually asking questions. The yoga revolution is on!
Friday, June 10th from 7-9pm $15 before June 9th, $20 after and at the door
Join us for an evening of beautiful, sacred sounds and chanting with Portland's own Shantala, featuring the music and voices of Benjy and Heather Wertheimer as well as special guests Steve Gorn and Bibi McGill. Sure to be an evening of joy and happiness for everyone!
Dates: Saturday June 11th, Sunday June 12th, Saturday July 23rd, Saturday September 10th, and Saturday October 22nd
$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.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016
3pm to 7pm $185 Super Early Bird by April 15th, $205 by September 9th, $235 after
Also featuring a Sunday 9am "Slow Flow" asana class taught by Jules ($20 drop-in for Slow Flow class)
Immerse yourself in sensory aspects of yoga asana in this 3 day course led by Jules Mitchell, MS designed for teachers and serious students of yoga and biomechanics. Learn the mechanics of breathing and how to identify disordered breathing patterns, and profoundly impact asana alignment through specific breathing techniques.
Sunday, October 9th 3-6pm $50
Join Christina Sell for a Full-Spectrum, All Levels Practice with an intention to bring play and precision into harmony in your practice. Perfect for teachers and students, this workshop will help you find depth in familiar postures through repetition, fundamental alignment principles and intelligent self-inquiry.
SAVE THE DATE!! Friday, October 6-Sunday October 9th, 2017
For teachers and students alike, Yoga Tune Up® is a therapy format built around the three P's – Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of Corrective Exercise, Self Massage and Yoga.
SAVE THE DATE! October 19-22, 2017
“We convince by our presence.” — Walt Whitman
In the same way we can learn skills and techniques to improve our asana practice, we can learn skills and techniques to help us become more present. Christina Sell offers this four-day intensive to help you develop and refine your own capacity for presence, and through it, depth and value in your teaching. Expect lots of asana and reflection/discussion time!
SAVE THE DATE! November 9-12, 2017
Workshop descriptions coming soon! Plan ahead, because this will fill up quickly. Jules is terrific, and not to be missed for any teacher that shares interest in mechanics, imbalances, strength deficits and creative ways to skillfully understand the body and its dynamic capacity.
May 13-15, 2016 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?
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! We’ll build a strong foundation, focusing on alignment and skill-building in the physical practice. We will also share simple breathing techniques, the basics of mantra and meditation, therapeutics and restorative practice, and good company.
January 7-15, 2017
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. Twice-daily yoga and beachfront meditation real estate with Lisa Mae and Savonn from Sellwood Yoga, plus all your delicious meals thought up, made, and cleaned up for you, and you have the recipe for major life overhaul.