Compassionate Resistance Campaign: May
May
1
May 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: May

All proceeds of Thursday's 8:30am classes with Monicka for the month of May will be donated to 350.org, building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries. You can read more about their history here.

All you have to do is come to class; we will do the rest. Small acts of compassion add up to huge acts of love, and everyone can do something. Learn more, donate directly, get involved HERE!!

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka
May
26
Jun 16

Movement Forum: Fluidity with Monicka

Fourth Friday from 12-1:15pm, then moving to third Fridays only starting June 16th

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.

Summer Sunrise Sadhana Practice Series with Danielle
May
30
Jun 22

Summer Sunrise Sadhana Practice Series with Danielle

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8am
May 30-June 22

$80 for the whole series, discounts available for Passports Tier 2 and 3

Join Danielle in this 4 week series to learn about daily practice. In each session we will explore several of the limbs of classical yoga including asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawing the mind from sense perception) and dharana (concentration) moving towards a place of dhyana or meditation. All levels welcome.

Movement Forum: Somatic Self-care/Massage with Monicka
Jun
2
Sep 1

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. 

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.

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae
Jun
9
Jun 30

Movement Forum: Body Braid/Yoga with Lisa Mae

Second Fridays starting June 9th, 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.

Franklin Method Circuit Training Series with Ali Wesley
Jun
9
Jun 23

Franklin Method Circuit Training Series with Ali Wesley

Three Fridays: June 9, 16 and 23 from 5:15-6:15pm

$35 for the series, or pay $15 Drop-in per class, or use your Passport!

Join Ali Wesley for a super-fun Franklin Method workout class! In each class we will learn several exercises using the Franklin Method balls/bands to create strength and flexibility and mobility in the entire body.

Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana
Jun
10
Sep 9

Birth Preparation for Couples with Shana

June 10, July 22, September 9, October 29 and December 16

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.

Return To Center: Self Care For Mamas with Shana
Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Return To Center: Self Care For Mamas with Shana

June 11, 3-5pm $25 (sliding scale available)

This 2-hour workshop will help you ground both mentally and physically and you move your bodies, enjoy some restorative poses and spend some good time together with your fellow mama community. 

 

Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Immigrant Rights/IMIrJ with Kate Busby and Rita Jimenez
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Immigrant Rights/IMIrJ with Kate Busby and Rita Jimenez

Saturday, June 17th 6-7:30pm

$20 (or more!) donation with 5 sponsored/donated spaces for those that may not be able to afford to attend

Join us for a very special collaboration between The Bhaktishop's Kate Busby and Rita Jimenez from the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) for a co-taught, bilingual (Eng-Span) class to facilitate deep connection to community while supporting the rights of immigrants in Oregon and beyond!

This special fundraising class is accessible to all levels and will include a crystal bowl sound healing and optional Reiki at the end of class. All proceeds go to the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) supporting sanctuary across the state of Oregon.

All proceeds go to the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) supporting sanctuary across the state of Oregon. Go to www.imirj.org for more details.

Movement Forum: Strength Training with Britt
Jun
23
Dec 22

Movement Forum: Strength Training with Britt

Fourth Fridays, 12-1:15pm

This specialized class is an excellent companion to your yoga practice, focusing on cultivating strength, balance, and coordination while increasing movement awareness and efficiency. Through the use of body weight resistance, stretchy bands, blocks/chairs and creative isolated actions, we will work smarter to ensure that everyone can benefit. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Get stronger, learn to move smarter!

Mixed-Levels Teaching Immersion: Growing Skills For Teachers of Mixed Level Classes with Monicka
Sep
19
Oct 12

Mixed-Levels Teaching Immersion: Growing Skills For Teachers of Mixed Level Classes with Monicka

4 weeks: September 19-October 12th, 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 fluency and capacity to teach and better serve everyone in the room.

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

Fall 2017 Training Series: Christina Sell Teacher Training Intensive

October 19-22, 2017

Thursday and Friday 12-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm

Early Bird Pricing: $345 before September 20, $385 after

The Grace of Great Things is a two-part program designed to enrich and enhance the experienced teacher’s inner life and to bring clarity to fundamental teaching skills through practice, study, contemplation, and discussion. Every day will have time for personal inquiry, asana instruction, and practical forays into refining teaching methods like sequencing strategies, hand-on adjustments, alignment techniques, work with propsand developing personal presence.  Teachers will gain insight and tools to bring into their practice and classes to help them help their students with confidence and clarity. This teacher training is not about rigid rules or dogma and is not concerned with rights and wrongs as they apply to teaching yoga. Instead, this program is designed as a collegiate learning environment that can assist each person in finding theirauthentic expression as a teacher without judgement or criticism. While this is not a training is social justice or political activism, we will explore the role of yoga and  self-inquiry in our current political climate.

Fall 2017 Teacher Training with Jules Mitchell: Biomechanics meet Energetics/Developing Teaching Skills in a Changing Yoga Landscape
Nov
9
Nov 12

Fall 2017 Teacher Training with Jules Mitchell: Biomechanics meet Energetics/Developing Teaching Skills in a Changing Yoga Landscape

November 9-12, 2017 $425 early bird price before October 1, $500 after

Thursday/Friday: 10-6pm and Saturday/Sunday: 10:30-6:30pm

Plan ahead, because this will fill up quickly. The way we teach modern postural yoga is rapidly evolving. Stay current with continuing education informed by sports science and biomechanics research in this all new 4-day course, offered to The Bhaktishop community first. Jules blends sharp intuition with scientifically supported concepts to foster deeper insight into the poses and why we teach them.


Replenish and Restore: A Self-Healing Practice with Monicka and Jamie
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Replenish and Restore: A Self-Healing Practice with Monicka and Jamie

Wednesday May 24th 7-9pm, $35

Join us for a deep dive into self-care and healing utilizing the wisdom of restorative yoga postures and essential oils.  This workshop will offer an introduction to essential oil use and safety, an opportunity to explore a variety of oils paired with well-supported and restful body positions, and the hands-on experience of creating your own custom blend for home use.  This is a great way to usher in the new moon of May and to have some self-care tools in your picnic basket for the approaching summer!  

Pelvic Power: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Pelvic Power: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

Sunday May 21, 3-5pm $30

Understanding and exploring the movements of the pelvis can be crucial in creating ease in your lower back and hips. In this workshop we will learn/embody the anatomy of the muscles of the pelvic floor/wall (including the piriformis) and examine how this relates to movement and breathing.

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae
May
19
5:30 pm17:30

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
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Practical Anatomy 4-Part Series for Teachers with Monicka

Feb. 4, Feb. 26, 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.

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.

Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Living Yoga's 8th Annual Yogathon with Kate
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Living Yoga's 8th Annual Yogathon with Kate

Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30pm

Join Kate Busby and The Bhaktishop Yoga Center for an hour-long flow practice followed by a thirty-minute crystal bowl sound healing to support Living Yoga, a local non-profit that brings yoga to marginalized communities, including kids, youth and adults in correctional facilities, drug treatment centers and mental health facilities.

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer
Apr
16
3:00 pm15:00

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer

February 19th 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.

Ayurveda In Theory and Practice: A Five-Part Immersion with Danielle Hanna
Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

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

Five Meetings: Jan. 28-29, Mar. 5, 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.

Spring Equinox Benefit for Multnomah Co. WIC with Danielle
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Spring Equinox Benefit for Multnomah Co. WIC with Danielle

Monday March 20th 7-8:30pm

Donations/Class cards/Passports welcome

Join Danielle as we mark this shift with yoga practice and the ritual of coming together in community to honor, align and connect to the energy and fertility of Spring in all its many manifestations. This class will use breathing, meditation and gentle movement to mark this powerful day. All are welcome.

All proceeds benefit the Multnomah County Women, Infant and Children's Program, Portland's own program that helps provide aid to low-income moms and their babies. More info here: https://multco.us/health/wic

Chanting and Kirtan Benefit for Center For Intercultural Organizing with Monicka and Lisa Mae
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

Chanting and Kirtan Benefit for Center For Intercultural Organizing with Monicka and Lisa Mae

Sunday March 12, 6-7pm by donation

Come together in joyful song and intentional company for another evening of chanting and kirtan with Lisa Mae and Monicka, honoring the peace and justice work that so many are engaged in in these complicated times. Singing together brings us together so that we can praise and offer love to what is truly divine in this life, and that is the power of love and sangha.

Kirtan and Sound Healing Benefit for Standing Rock/NoDAPL
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

Kirtan and Sound Healing Benefit for Standing Rock/NoDAPL

Sunday, February 5th 7-8pm by donation

Join Monicka, Lisa Mae and Kate Busby in an evening of heart-healing and community service as we come together to chant, meditate and use the vibration of sound to hold a container for all of us. These difficult days, we need even more ways to process experiences as well as hold some higher possibilities for ourselves, each other, and this world of beauty and heartbreak.

New Year, New Neck: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Jan
22
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?

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.

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.

Guided Meditation and Pranayama Series for #standingrock with Danielle
Dec
14
7:00 pm19:00

Guided Meditation and Pranayama Series for #standingrock with Danielle

Wednesday evening from 7-8pm:

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)

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.

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. 

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.