Guided Meditation and Savasana Series with Danielle
Sep
14
Dec 14

Guided Meditation and Savasana Series with Danielle

Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm:

9/14, 9/21 and 9/28

10/12, 10/19 and 10/26

11/30, 12/7 and 12/14

Class cards/drop-in/passports welcome

In our busy, active lives, it’s easy to not notice all of the stress and tension our bodies can hold. And when the body is tense, the mind is tense, which makes it very difficult to find ease in comfort within. Join Danielle as she guides you through a soothing and relaxing meditation while laying in a deeply supported savasana.

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka
Sep
23
Jan 6

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka

Second and Fourth Fridays from 12-1:15pm

This specialized class teaches curiosity, willingness to move differently, and the ability to skillfully engage your strong, fluid core in a variety of beautiful, functional movement-based approaches to strength.

Breathing Mechanics, Somatic Principles, and Restorative Yoga with Jules Mitchell, M.S.
Sep
30
Oct 2

Breathing Mechanics, Somatic Principles, and Restorative Yoga with Jules Mitchell, M.S.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016

3pm to 7pm $205 by September 9th, $235 after

Registration for full weekend workshop also includes a Sunday 9am "Slow Flow" asana class taught by Jules (otherwise you'll pay $20 drop-in for Slow Flow class a la carte)

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.

Next-Level Teaching Immersion: Skills For Mixed Levels with Monicka
Oct
4
Oct 27

Next-Level Teaching Immersion: Skills For Mixed Levels with Monicka

4 weeks: October 4-27, Tu/Th mornings, 6:30-8am

$120 full series

This 4-week immersion is focused around honing the skills necessary to better teach these mixed-level, intermediate classes.  Monicka shares her 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.

Movement Forum: Somatic Self-care/Massage with Monicka
Oct
7
Jan 6

Movement Forum: Somatic Self-care/Massage with Monicka

First Friday of each month, 12-1:15pm

To heed the demand for a class that focuses entirely on self-care and self- massage and relaxation techniques, we offer you this class as a part of our Friday Movement Forum.  Self-massage is a powerful therapeutic tool which can help to reduce myofascial (muscular) tension while increasing range of motion, body awareness, and awareness of oneself in space. 

Christina Sell Weekend Workshop: Precision and Play
Oct
9
3:00 pm15:00

Christina Sell Weekend Workshop: Precision and Play

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. 

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae
Oct
21
Jan 20

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae

Third Fridays 10/21, 11/18 (no class 12/16)

12-1:15pm

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.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Immersions with Molly Boeder-Harris
Oct
21
Dec 9

Trauma-Informed Yoga Immersions with Molly Boeder-Harris

Two Single Fridays, October 21st and December 9th (can take either or both)

5:30-7:30pm $25 per session

These gentle yet deeper immersion classes are open to all levels of experience and to all students and teachers. They will include a light discussion on the benefits of this unique approach to exploring the practice of yoga for people who are healing after trauma, dealing with chronic stress or navigating difficult life circumstances.

Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana
Oct
22
Apr 2

Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana

Dates: Saturday October 22nd and Saturday December 3rd, January 21 and April 2

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.

Conscious Touch/Hands-on Adjustments for Yoga Teachers with Todd Jackson
Oct
29
Oct 30

Conscious Touch/Hands-on Adjustments for Yoga Teachers with Todd Jackson

October 29-30, 3-6pm each day
$100 for both days


Touch and hands-on adjustments make a pivotal difference in the quality of a student's learning experience.  A yoga teacher with cultivated hands-on skills can convey more deeply-felt instruction, meet a basic human need, and increase student retention rates.

Advanced Asana Immersion and Play with Lisa Mae
Nov
1
Nov 17

Advanced Asana Immersion and Play with Lisa Mae

Three Week Series, Tu/Th mornings, 6:30-8am $90

This series is for students with an established practice that are interested in going deeper inside their own felt sense and moving with intelligence and grace, and not just hungry for deeper, harder asanas.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris
Nov
2
Nov 16

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris

3 Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 7-8:30pm

Drop-in and class cards/passports welcome

This class series offers a dedicated, safe space to connect with sensation, to cultivate grounding tools, and to discover a greater balance of physical and mental strength and suppleness. The embodied learning that comes from this trauma-informed approach to yoga can translate into other yoga environments and off the mat.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Molly Boeder-Harris
Nov
4
Nov 6

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Molly Boeder-Harris

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6th

$150 before October 4th, $165 after

In this comprehensive training, we will investigate how teaching with a trauma-informed lens can accommodate and address the physical, mental and spiritual impacts that survivors of trauma may navigate. The instructor draws from a combination of direct experience, professional work, and academic research, enabling her to attest to both the potential vulnerabilities and the inherent resilience of this population.

Mantra Mālā: Timeless Sanskrit Chants from Yoga’s Sacred Traditions with Joshua Michaell
Nov
12
Nov 13

Mantra Mālā: Timeless Sanskrit Chants from Yoga’s Sacred Traditions with Joshua Michaell

Saturday and Sunday November 12-13 from 3-7pm, $140 both days

Join us for the return of our celebrated, funny, and skilled Sanskrit wizard, Joshua Michaell, as he brings us on another chanting, pronunciation, meditation, and philosophy journey through the joys and amazement of the Sanskrit language.

300 Hour students: 8 hours of Sanskrit

Untuck What's Stuck: Your Pelvis and Spine via A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley
Dec
2
5:30 pm17:30

Untuck What's Stuck: Your Pelvis and Spine via A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley

Friday, December 2, 5:30-8:30pm $50

In this workshop we will work to understand and embody natural movement and counter movements in the bones of the spine, sacrum and pelvis. You will leave with fluidity and a better understanding of this sacred area, along with simple routines to practice every morning so when you go to walk/sit/stand/drive/bike/practice warrior poses, you'll feel supported and mobile from your base.

The Awakened Core: Learning To Embody and Appreciate Your Iliopsoas via A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley
Dec
4
3:00 pm15:00

The Awakened Core: Learning To Embody and Appreciate Your Iliopsoas via A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley

Sunday, December 4, 3-6pm $50

Working with the precious relationship between legs and spine, we will learn the function of this deep area of muscles in everyday movements like walking/sitting/standing. yoga asana and more, and we will also cover a few simple exercises you can do to continue to energize your true "core."

Fall 2017 Training Series: YOGA TUNE UP® workshops and trainings with Trina Altman
Oct
6
Oct 8

Fall 2017 Training Series: YOGA TUNE UP® workshops and trainings with Trina Altman

SAVE THE DATES!! 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.

Fall 2017 Training Series: Christina Sell Teacher Training
Oct
19
Oct 22

Fall 2017 Training Series: Christina Sell Teacher Training

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!

Fall 2017 Training Series: Jules Mitchell Teacher Training
Nov
9
Nov 12

Fall 2017 Training Series: Jules Mitchell Teacher Training

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.


Dharma and Your Life’s Purpose: A Vedic Astrology Reading/Workshop with Dennis Flaherty
Sep
24
2:30 pm14:30

Dharma and Your Life’s Purpose: A Vedic Astrology Reading/Workshop with Dennis Flaherty

Saturday, September 24th, 2:30-6:30pm $60 (includes a mini-reading during the workshop and a copy of your natal chart)

We're grateful to welcome our own (and world-renowned) Vedic Astrologer and longtime friend, Dennis Flaherty, back to The Bhaktishop for another of his always-informative and illuminating workshops; this time, specific to dharma and how Vedic Astrology can help you find your place in the world. 

Social Justice and the Presidential Elections of 2016: A Vedic Astrology Lecture with Dennis Flaherty
Sep
23
6:00 pm18:00

Social Justice and the Presidential Elections of 2016: A Vedic Astrology Lecture with Dennis Flaherty

Friday, September 23, 6-8pm $8

We welcome our very own Vedic Astrologer, Dennis Flaherty, back to The Bhaktishop with his annual talk and predictions for events upcoming. This year, its a hot topic! Let's hear what Vedic Astrology says about these inequitable times in which we live and which of the Presidential candidates might grow up to be President in 2016, and how we can further our own sense of justice in the process, no matter our affiliation...

Autumn Equinox Practice and Celebration w/ Danielle
Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

Autumn Equinox Practice and Celebration w/ Danielle

7-8:30pm, class cards and Passports welcome

The Fall Equinox is the day when light and dark are the same length. Aligning your energies to the natural rhythms of the earth and the suns' cycles can be of great benefit to your health and wellness. Join Danielle for a practice to honor the transition from summer into winter as we slow things down to enjoy rest, contemplation and renewal during the dormant phase of the year.

200-Hour Yoga School Open House
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

200-Hour Yoga School Open House

Friday, September 9th, 6-7pm

Whether you want to fulfill a lifetime longing to teach yoga or simply to grow more deeply into your relationship with yourself and your own personal practice, The Bhaktishop Yoga School is designed to enrich you and your practical understanding of yoga.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris
Aug
3
Aug 31

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris

5 Wednesday nights in August, 8/3-8/31 from 7-8:15pm
$65 for all 5 classes, or $15 drop-in/class cards

This class series offers a dedicated, safe space to connect with sensation, to cultivate grounding tools, and to discover a greater balance of physical and mental strength and suppleness. The embodied learning that comes from this trauma-informed approach to yoga can translate into other yoga environments and off the mat.

Strength/Conditioning Training Series with Monicka
Jul
19
Aug 11

Strength/Conditioning Training Series with Monicka

Tu/Th 7-8am July 19- August 11

Series: $80 (discounts for Passport Tiers 2/3) or use your class card
single drop-in $15

Perfect for summer mornings, this popular class is back as a 4-week series that will focus on cultivating strength, balance, and coordination while increasing movement awareness and efficiency.

Guided Meditation Restorative Class Series with Danielle
Jul
13
Jul 20

Guided Meditation Restorative Class Series with Danielle

Two Wednesdays 7-8pm July 13 and 20

drop in/class cards/passports

Using the breath as our ally, the body as our container and working with the imagery of the five elements of Nature (ether, air, fire, water and earth), Danielle will guide you through a soothing and relaxing meditation while laying in a deeply supported savasana.

Kirtan with Shantala and special guests Steve Gorn and Bibi McGill
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Kirtan with Shantala and special guests Steve Gorn and Bibi McGill

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!

Advanced Practice Series Lab with Lisa Mae
Jun
7
Jul 7

Advanced Practice Series Lab with Lisa Mae

Tu/Th mornings from 6:15-8am June 7-July 7

$160

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!

Healthy Hips, SI Joints and Pelvis: A Franklin Method and Yoga Series with Ali Wesley
May
20
Jun 4

Healthy Hips, SI Joints and Pelvis: A Franklin Method and Yoga Series with Ali Wesley

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.

Don't Be Afraid of the Pregnant Lady: A Prenatal Primer for Yoga Teachers with Shana
Apr
23
Apr 24

Don't Be Afraid of the Pregnant Lady: A Prenatal Primer for Yoga Teachers with Shana

Saturday and Sunday April 23 and 24, 3-8pm $150 (both days required)

In this 10-hour Prenatal yoga primer, we will endeavor to take the worry out of teaching a pregnant student and supply you with the basics to be safe and helpful in your teaching. We will cover some basic "Do's and Don't’s, " strengths and weaknesses in the pregnant body, and some helpful modifications to well known poses. Open to 200-hour level teachers and higher.

Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga with Molly Boeder-Harris
Apr
22
5:30 pm17:30

Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga with Molly Boeder-Harris

Friday, April 22 5:30-9pm $50

Together we will explore important considerations for instructors who seek to bring a trauma-informed lens into their teaching while gaining greater awareness about emerging practices related to embodied healing in the trauma field.

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer
Apr
17
3:00 pm15:00

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer

April 17, 3-7pm $50 both

Part 2: Come learn about your deep inner workings and how they play out in the classroom as both teacher and student. As teachers, our challenges are enormous, complex, often funny, and sometimes painful. This course explores concepts such as transference, projection, types of students and their ways of learning, boundaries, and more.

Sanskrit for Teachers and Students with Joshua Michaell
Apr
1
Apr 3

Sanskrit for Teachers and Students with Joshua Michaell

April 1-3: Friday 5:30-8pm, Sat and Sun 3-7pm $165

We are delighted to bring back our favorite Sanskrit scholar and friend, Joshua Michaell, for a weekend of Sanskrit study and reflection. Dive in Friday with an Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and spend Saturday and Sunday applying the concepts to the pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet.

Yoga and Calming Anxiety with Jeannie Songer
Mar
26
3:00 pm15:00

Yoga and Calming Anxiety with Jeannie Songer

Saturday, Mar. 26th from 3-7pm, $60

In this workshop we will explore tools for working with ourselves (or our clients) to find a deeper awareness of the mind, the breath and the body, and ways of weaving these in to the lives we’re already living. We will discuss and experience practices that anyone can do to relax the body, calm the mind, and find emotional stability. The tools in this workshop will inspire you to begin a practice you truly find calming and restful.

HarmoniumLove: Basics for Everyone
Mar
20
3:00 pm15:00

HarmoniumLove: Basics for Everyone

Sunday March 20, 3-5:30pm $50

Join Tasha and the music lovers and harmonium players of The Bhaktishop as we embark on a beginner's journey through sound, vibration and harmonium-plunking basics. Learn the care and feeding of this instrumental cabinet-of-wonders, as well as basic scale and chord structure, a few simple and well-loved mantras, and how to accompany yourself in your own practice at home (or simply, with a class)!

The Science of Stretching Part 2: Practical Applications for Asana with Jules MItchell
Mar
13
11:00 am11:00

The Science of Stretching Part 2: Practical Applications for Asana with Jules MItchell

Sunday, March 13th, 11-7pm (with a 90 minute lunch break)

$165

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.

Spring Meditation and Pranayama Series wtih Danielle
Mar
2
Mar 23

Spring Meditation and Pranayama Series wtih Danielle

Four Wednesdays Mar 2-23 from 7-8pm, $32 for the series or $10 drop-in

In yoga we understand that there is a deep connection between awareness, consciousness, the mind, and the breath. Through the practices of meditation and pranayama we can successfully program ourselves towards greater health, calm, and balance.

Yoga and Fertility with Shana
Feb
27
3:00 pm15:00

Yoga and Fertility with Shana

Saturday February 27 from 3­ - 5:30, $35

In this workshop we will explore a yoga practices to naturally enhance and support fertility, experience a complete practice intended to soften the abdomen, increase blood flow to the pelvis and open lines of energy throughout the body to create harmony and ease. Meditation, breath practices and guided imagery will also be used to help relax the mind and open the heart in preparation for baby.

Intro to Anatomy for Teachers with Monicka
Jan
30
Feb 7

Intro to Anatomy for Teachers with Monicka

Jan. 30th and Feb 7th, 3-7pm $100 both sessions

Teachers of all levels, come study with Monicka! Learn the language of movement in a practical and experiential way with our resident movement expert. Basic terms and movements merge with complex asana and mechanics to create a deeper understanding of your cues, your own alignment and you students. The study of Anatomy is always evolving and growing, and diligence in this field of study pays off enormously in the classroom with your students.

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy 101 with Lisa Mae
Jan
29
Feb 18

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy 101 with Lisa Mae

Fridays from 5:30-8pm Jan. 29-May 20 (off 2/26, 3/25, 4/22, with optional three nights to Breitenbush for the cost of room and board Mar. 27-30) $400

Learn, explore and contemplate in good company and conversation a few of the main sacred texts of Yoga; select readings from The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoganjalisaram, The Joy of Self, and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Asana A-Z Foundations Immersion with Monicka and Kate Busby
Jan
19
Feb 18

Asana A-Z Foundations Immersion with Monicka and Kate Busby

Tu/Th Mornings from 6-8am Jan 19-May 19 $500

Join Anatomy geniuses Monicka and Kate in this asana and anatomy exploratorium for teachers. This four-month series takes you from Tadasana all the way through the alphabet of Foundational asana, to give you the building blocks for every other pose in the book.

Ayurveda In Theory and Practice: A Five-Part Immersion with Danielle Hanna
Jan
16
Feb 21

Ayurveda In Theory and Practice: A Five-Part Immersion with Danielle Hanna

Five Meetings: Jan. 16-17, Feb. 21, Mar. 19, and April 30 3-7pm $300 includes all Dinacharya supplies, oils, spices, food and materials except books)

In this five-part series, dive into Ayurveda in a practical and experiential way, working with and learning the Dinacharya (daily self-care ritual), yoga and pranayama through the lens of Ayurveda, balancing oneself according to the seasons and the doshas, practical Ayurvedic cooking and eating, and more.

Learn To Love Your Spine: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Jan
9
3:00 pm15:00

Learn To Love Your Spine: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

Saturday, January 9 from 3-6pm, $50

Create freedom in your hips and lower back as you learn the dynamic anatomy of the pelvis and how the pelvic floor supports you in all your favorite movement modalities (dance, Yoga, Pilates, and more). Come to a FREE class prior to this workshop on Thursday, January 7th at 2:30pm to get a taste of The Franklin Method!

Holding and Witholding: A Deep Hip Exploration and Practice with Lisa Mae
Dec
27
3:00 pm15:00

Holding and Witholding: A Deep Hip Exploration and Practice with Lisa Mae

Sunday, December 27th, 3-6pm

$50

A practical, magical and experiential workshop organized around movement central; your hips. Holder of deep mysteries, these joints and their connective tissues can give us great mobility or cause us deep pain. Let's explore together the possibilities that lie beneath the mystery in the form of great strength, supple fluidity, and wise movement. Plus bonus Sound Healing with Kate Busby at the end!

Christmas Eve Practice with Jeannie
Dec
24
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Eve Practice with Jeannie

Thursday, December 24th, 10-11:30am

$15 drop-in or class cards

Join Jeannie for the one and only class all day on Christmas Eve at 10am. This is an accessible, all-levels class for those of you that are looking for some deep connection, chanting mantra, and togetherness with chosen family on this special day. All are welcome!