Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana
Dec
3
May 14

Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana

Saturday December 3rd, January 21 and March 11

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.

Guided Meditation and Pranayama Series for #standingrock with Danielle
Dec
7
Dec 14

Guided Meditation and Pranayama Series for #standingrock with Danielle

Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm:

12/7 and 12/14

by Donation to #standing rock, and Class cards/drop-in/passports welcome

Practices like pranayama and meditation are simple, practical tools to learn how to do manage pain and stress in the mind and body.  These practices elicit our deeper relaxation responses through activating the vagus nerve and provide the foundation for healing habits.

Human Rights Campaign Benefit Bollywood Dance Party!
Dec
11
5:00 pm17:00

Human Rights Campaign Benefit Bollywood Dance Party!

Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm

$10 and further donations accepted at the door, kids under 12 FREE

Need to move your body? Need to do something positive with all the energy, emotion and frustration? Want to be in good, roaring and joyful company? COME DANCE!! Join us and DJ Prashant/Jai Ho Dance Parties for an all ages, no shoes, inclusive dance party to help us metabolize emotion and fear, and to mobilize our deep connection to each other in positive and joyful company. Brief dance lessons throughout the night, and no skills required! Come dance, sweat, move and give! All proceeds to benefit Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org)

Winter Solstice Celebration Practice with Danielle
Dec
21
7:00 pm19:00

Winter Solstice Celebration Practice with Danielle

Wednesday, December 21st, 7-8:30pm

Class cards and drop in welcome

Join us for an evening of quiet practice and reflection, connecting in to the glowing light that shines within us all as we move into the sweet stillness of Winter. All levels, all welcome.

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka
Dec
23
Apr 7

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka

Second and Fourth Fridays from 12-1:15pm (NO CLASS 11/25)

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.

New Year's Day Ritual and Practice with Linnea
Jan
1
11:00 am11:00

New Year's Day Ritual and Practice with Linnea

January 1, 2017 11-12:30, By Donation

As we continue to cultivate a rich future, perhaps we can pause to appreciate and enjoy the community we are building together each time we show up and move our bodies around in a yoga room.  Let us acknowledge the strength of our small group by spending some time to share our delight in of movement, compassion, attention, subtlety, strength and most of all love! All levels encouraged.

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

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. 

New Year, New Neck: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Jan
8
3:00 pm15:00

New Year, New Neck: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

Sunday Jan 8th, 3-5pm

$30 earlybird before January 1st, $35 after

Sit at a desk? Look down at your phone? Teach children? Often feel like you "slept wrong" and have stiffness or have lost range of motion? Do you get headaches or jaw aches? Just want to learn more about how to embody the joints where the skull meets the spine and the functions of the trapezius?

Ayurveda In Theory and Practice: A Five-Part Immersion with Danielle Hanna
Jan
28
Apr 9

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

Five Meetings: Jan. 28-29, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, and April 9, 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.

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae
Feb
3
May 19

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae

Fridays from 5:30-8pm Feb. 3- May 19 (off 2/10 and 3/10) with optional three nights to Breitenbush (4/2-4/5 add $275 extra, which is the additional cost of room and board)

$400 ($675 with Breitenbush option)

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.

Practical Anatomy 4-Part Series for Teachers with Monicka
Feb
4
Apr 30

Practical Anatomy 4-Part Series for Teachers with Monicka

Feb. 4, Feb. 19, March 26, and April 30

3-7pm $200, all 4 sessions

Teachers of all levels, come study the sacred art of Anatomy with the amazing Monicka! Learn the language of kinesthetic movement in a practical and experiential way with our resident movement expert. Basic terms and movements merge with more complex asana and mechanics patterns to create a deeper, more functional understanding of your cues, your own alignment and your infinitely complex students.

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer
Feb
5
Apr 16

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer

February 5th and April 16th, 3-7pm

$100 for both days

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
21
Apr 23

Sanskrit for Teachers and Students with Joshua Michaell

April 21-23: 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.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris
Jun
2
Jun 4

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris

RESCHEDULED FOR 2017!

Friday, June 2nd, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th, 3pm – 7pm

$165

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.

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.


Trauma-Informed Yoga Immersions with Molly Boeder-Harris
Dec
9
5:30 pm17:30

Trauma-Informed Yoga Immersions with Molly Boeder-Harris

Friday December 9th

5:30-7:30pm $25

This gentle yet deeper immersion class is open to all levels of experience and to all students and teachers. It 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.

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."

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

CANCELLED DUE TO TEACHER ILLNESS: 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.

Meditation and Chanting Benefit Circle for #standingrock
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

Meditation and Chanting Benefit Circle for #standingrock

Sunday Nov. 27th from 7-8pm by donation

Join Danielle and Lisa Mae in a benefit for the protectors of #standingrock and those fighting for climate change, water rights, and human dignity. Come together, turn your fear and anger and frustration toward spiritual practices and let's make change happen. By Donation. All welcome.

Thanksgiving Collaboration Benefits for #blacklivesmatter
Nov
24
8:00 am08:00

Thanksgiving Collaboration Benefits for #blacklivesmatter

Thanksgiving Day November 24th

8AM CLASS SOLD OUT; 4 SPACES LEFT IN THE 10AM!!

8am and 10am, $15 to sign up (more can be collected at the door if you're able)

Collaborative teaching and wisdom along with chanting, healthy movement and sacred time to meditate will be on the menu for this year's Thanksgiving Donation classes. Lisa Mae, Monicka and Danielle will be team-teaching these two morning classes as a benefit for social justice and change, and all donations will go to support the Black Lives Matter movement for racial equality and transformation.

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae
Nov
18
12:00 pm12:00

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae

Third Fridays 11/18 (no class 12/16 or 1/20)

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 Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes with Molly Boeder-Harris

Wednesdays, November 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.

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

200-Hour Yoga School Open House
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

200-Hour Yoga School Open House

Friday, November 11th, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)!