Welcome to The Bhaktishop Yoga Center
YOGA SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 6-7pm come and join the teachers and other prospective students in a Q & A about the upcoming, celebrated 200-Hour Training program that begins in January of 2016. We offer you depth, connection, and solid, practical skills for teaching and sharing the practice you love. Applications available now at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss it!
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.
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, and 16
7-8:15pm $35 Series (MAP Members $30)
Come try aFranklin Method movement and exercises series with Ali! Expect to move, create strength, enhance flexibility and release tension using the help of big stretchy thera-bands and firm orange balls. Open to everyone, and all can benefit.
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.
Second Sundays: September 13, October 11 and November 8 from 7-9pm
$25 per session ($20 for MAP members)
Calm your system and allow yourself to deeply, truly rest with a quiet evening of long-held supported poses, yoga nidra, meditation, and mantra. Do not miss these chances to deeply and truly reset your nervous system. Space is limited to 12 students only so that deep stillness can be found and so there will be plenty of attention to each student in the form of nurturing physical adjustments.
September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18 from 12-1:30pm (Come a little early so that we can get you into a Body Braid quickly and easily!)
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.
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 20th and November 7
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.
Six Wednesdays 9/23-10/28 from 7-8pm
$48 for series, $10 drop in, and $36 for MAP Members
In Ayurveda, the ancient, natural healing science and sister science of Yoga, it is understood that there is a deep connection between awareness, consciousness, the mind and the breath. Join us for these six weeks as we delve into the quieter practices.
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.
Saturday November 7th, 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 November 8th, 3-5pm $25
Are you ready for some you time? Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of precious self care. We will spend our time in the company of other mothers to reconnect with ourselves and our bodies, moving and breathing with an emphasis on moving from your center.
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?
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.