Compassionate Resistance Campaign: March
Mar
1
to Mar 29

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: March

Fridays at 4pm, Yoga Foundations 1 by donation

Join us all month long on Fridays at 4pm for Yoga Foundations 1 by donation, as well as in the drop-jar on the desk as we serve the DIrect Assistance Fund here in Portland.

The Direct Assistance Fund was established to create a sustainable method of fundraising and allocating funds to Black and Brown moms who are struggling to meet basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter for themselves and their children. It was launched on January 1st, 2019 as an online-based platform to connect subscribers and requesters from around the country.

Their goal is to collect $5000 a month to be distributed by BIWoC organizers to Black and Brown and Indigenous moms in our communities in the form of small-dollar grants (under $500 each for emergencies/necessities) who need help to bridge the gaps income inequality and generational wealth have created.

We believe that reparations from white people to BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people of color) are a powerful way to begin to address and heal racial oppression. Reparations can take many forms, but the focus of the Direct Assistance Fund will be on raising money to provide immediate assistance to non-men of color facing emergency situations that arise from surviving white supremacy. When White people pay these reparations, they are acknowledging in very concrete ways that economic inequity based on skin color is real and wrong—and they are backing up this acknowledgment with meaningful action.

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PNTT Module 1: Don't Be Afraid of the Pregnant Student, A Prenatal Yoga Primer with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Mar
22
to Mar 24

PNTT Module 1: Don't Be Afraid of the Pregnant Student, A Prenatal Yoga Primer with Shana Celnicker-Chong

March 22-24, 2019 $400

15 hrs: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-7 and Sunday 3-8pm

In this 15-hour Prenatal Yoga primer, we endeavor to take the worry out of teaching a pregnant student and supply you with the basics to be safe, knowledgeable and helpful in your teaching. We cover the anatomy of the pregnant body, some basic "Do's and Don'ts, " the strengths and weaknesses in a pregnant body, some helpful modifications to well-known poses, basic Ayurveda practices and thoughts about pregnancy, and how yoga can prepare one for birth both physically and mentally. This module can be taken as a stand-alone or as a requirement of the larger certification program.

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Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana

March 31, April 13, June 8, July 27

3-7pm, $100 per couple

This class is designed to give the birthing person and their support partner 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.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: April
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: April

Fridays at 4pm, Yoga Foundations 1 by donation

Join us all month long on Fridays at 4pm for Yoga Foundations 1 by donation, as well as in the drop-jar on the desk as we serve Don’t Shoot PDX right here in Portland.

OUR ORGANIZATIONAL WORK AND ACTIVISM, INCLUDING DIRECT COMMUNITY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, SUPPORT THE OUTREACH OF OUR CONTINUED ADVOCACY AS FIRST RESPONDENTS AND HAS HELPED COMMUNITY MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE THROUGH DIRECT ENGAGEMENT AND LEGISLATIVE VALUE. THERE ARE A VAST AMOUNT OF POLICY BASED ASSETS INFLUENCED AND BEING HARNESSED IN OUR STRATEGIC BUILDING OF RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS USED TOWARD THE SHIFT IN CULTURE AND SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION. ACTIVISTS FROM THE FRONT LINE NEED TO BE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE FRANK AND HONEST CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OUR CONNECTION WITH FERGUSON AND RACE IN AMERICA AND ITS INFLUENCE WITHIN POLITICS.

KNOWN FOR OUR BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORK AND COMMUNITY ADVOCACY ITS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT IN 2018 WE MOVED OUR ORGANIZATION INTO A SPACE IN A GENTRIFIED NORTH PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOOD. THE WOODLAWN MIC IS LOCATED AT 1425 NE DEKUM AND AS A HOME TO DON’T SHOOT PORTLAND IT WILL HOUSE OUR PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNITY RELATED EVENTS.

Please click here to learn more, to volunteer and to donate to Don’t Shoot PDX

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The Yoga Detour Immersion Weekend with Cecily Milne
Apr
5
to Apr 7

The Yoga Detour Immersion Weekend with Cecily Milne

Friday, April 5th from 6-8pm $35
Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7th from 9-12 and 2-5 each day, $75 per session

**All five workshops priced individually, or register for the entire bundle for $315 (save $20) Early Bird pricing for all 5 sessions: $305 before March 1st, 2019

Join Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour as she comes to Portland for the first time to lead the renowned Detour Method Immersion weekend. This training is known for bringing contemporary perspectives in movement research to the world of yoga asana, introducing instructors and serious students to a practice environment that is explorative and non-dogmatic. This opportunity could forever change the way you practice and teach, exposing the bridge between the yoga you already know and the broader world of movement.

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Intermediate Asana Teaching Intensive with Monicka Koneski and Britt Rhoden
Apr
11
6:15 AM06:15

Intermediate Asana Teaching Intensive with Monicka Koneski and Britt Rhoden

4 weeks: March 19- April 11, Tu/Th mornings, 6:15-8am

$140 full series

As teachers both new and experienced we most often find ourselves teaching to a wide array of students with varied experience levels and diverse physical capacities. This 4-week immersion is focused around honing the skills necessary to better teach these mixed-level, intermediate classes.  Monicka and Britt share their many years of insights, movement theory techniques, creative prop use, modifications, functional strength tricks and extra challenges to provide you with the tools to increase your fluency and capacity and better serve everyone in the room. 

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Skill In Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice To Create A Just World with Michelle C. Johnson
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Skill In Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice To Create A Just World with Michelle C. Johnson

Book Reading and Public Talk with Michelle Johnson

Friday, April 12 by Donation

6-8PM held at (com)motion PDX 4522 NE 42nd Ave.

Yoga and Justice Weekend Workshop

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

12-6PM both days, held at (com)motion PDX 4255 NE 42nd Ave.

Open to all with registration offered at three sliding scale ticket prices: Rebalance $275, Fair $150 and Supported $75. See sign up link here for more details:

Reading:

Join Michelle Cassandra Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World.  Michelle will share from her new book and explore the intersection of yoga and justice as an entry into understanding how to create inclusive activist spaces that center healing and resiliency.

Workshop:

It can be difficult to remain centered amidst the chaos of a culture that continues to divide and conquer. Many are wondering how to respond to increasingly oppressive policies, political divisions and the current cultural upheaval. While we have questions about how to respond, I believe that we must respond with steadfastness and courageous hearts to the urgent concerns of this time. Contemplative practices, including meditation and yoga, allow us to work with sensation, toxic thought patterns, cultural conditioning, overwhelm, and anxiety through mindfulness and thoughtful care. In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and yoga; the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness.

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LOVE YOU MORE/Shifting From Stress To Rest: A Benefit for Living Yoga with Makeda Stewart
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

LOVE YOU MORE/Shifting From Stress To Rest: A Benefit for Living Yoga with Makeda Stewart

Sunday April 21st, 3-6pm

$30 suggested donation to benefit Living Yoga, no one turned away

Come enjoy a safe space to move, be with your thoughts, and journal your deepest intentions of the heart. As we focus on releasing what no longer serves us, there will be guided meditation, a gentle yoga asana sequence filled with poses that promote opening, and a deep, juicy restorative practice, all held within ceremony, candles and low lighting. Bring an item that represents something that needs attention in your life and place it near the altar, along with a small notebook for writing. In a world full of environmental stressors, let’s capture how to release those things that affect us on a cellular and spiritual level, together. Leave with a sense of lightness as you collect brave affirmations and a little chocolate to remember there are sweet times, too.

All bodies, all levels welcome as we celebrate and honor the work of Living Yoga.

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PNTT Module 2: Teaching the Postpartum Body, A Primer for Teachers with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

PNTT Module 2: Teaching the Postpartum Body, A Primer for Teachers with Shana Celnicker-Chong

April 26-28, 2019 $400

15 hrs: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-7 and Sunday 3-8pm

This is a workshop for all yoga teachers that wish to help their students understand how to practice safely through better alignment, deeper awareness in their yoga poses, and sound integrity in any movement practice.

Through our detailed study of anatomy and alignment we will learn about the postpartum "Core," understand some common issues that the post-birthing body can encounter such as Diastasis Recti, and learn about healing and supporting the pelvic floor.  We will also explore some simple Ayurvedic practices to aid in the body’s healing. After the weekend you will feel more confident in supporting your students as they make their way back to public group yoga classes.

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Restore Your Core™ 4-week Series with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Apr
29
to May 20

Restore Your Core™ 4-week Series with Shana Celnicker-Chong

Mondays April 29- May 20 (10 people max) $80

Wednesdays May 29- June 19 (10 people max) $80

Join Shana Celnicker-Chong for these Restore Your Core ™ series to help you find and use your reflexive core. If you are having back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, diastasis recti, or tightness in your shoulders and neck, it could be that your core strength needs some attention. Using alignment, yoga and movement exercises, we will learn to restore your core and pelvic floor function.

Each week we will bring awareness to your movement and alignment patterns as we create new ones that better support your body. Each class will build on the previous class, and a short practice will be given to practice each week outside of class. All levels welcome!

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Menopause, Ayurveda, and Yoga: An Afternoon Workshop with Danielle Hanna, M.A., CAP
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Menopause, Ayurveda, and Yoga: An Afternoon Workshop with Danielle Hanna, M.A., CAP

Saturday. May 4th, 3-6pm $50

Menopause is often a subject that does not get much press, but is a vital and important milestone in life. Join Danielle for an afternoon immersion into the transitions of menopause, exploring Ayurvedic practices and lifestyle choices that can have important long-term benefits to your health and wellness. Whether you are feeling the early signs of Menopause or Peri-menopause, or want to be proactive and preventative, come learn how some simple diet, yoga, exercise and lifestyle changes can deeply impact your wisdom toolbox as you embark on this remarkable journey.

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Untuck What’s Stuck: Franklin Method For Yoga - An In-depth Look at The Pelvis w/ Eric Franklin and Alison Wesley
May
17
to May 19

Untuck What’s Stuck: Franklin Method For Yoga - An In-depth Look at The Pelvis w/ Eric Franklin and Alison Wesley

Join Ali Wesley, Senior Franklin Method Teacher and Eric Franklin himself for this training!

Friday, May 17th 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19th 1:00-8:00pm
$395 early bird (Before April 12) - $425 after

Are you a yoga teacher who struggles with finding the right cues to reach every student in your classes? Are you challenged by helping particular students with hip/back pain or sacroiliac issues? Are you wanting clarification of the pelvic anatomy for your own practice and/or your students' practice? Are you in search of new ways to understand, explain and explore asana? Are you looking to be inspired and to feel a renewal for your yoga teaching/practice?

Receive skills to use within any style of yoga and re-invigorate your teaching, learn ways to help your students (and yourself) break tension patterns, understand how to experience strength without tension and achieve dynamic flexibility in the hips.
These tools will include how, within a yoga class, to use ball rolling, work with therabands, self-massage, and more.

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Nurturing Digestion through Ayurvedic Wisdom with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Nurturing Digestion through Ayurvedic Wisdom with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.

Sunday, June 9th 3-5pm $30

While the phrase “You are what you eat” may be familiar to many of us, Ayurveda says “You are what you digest.” A strong digestion is not only related to the food we eat, but to many other factors. Join Danielle Hanna, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Masters of Science in Ayurveda for an afternoon exploration into some choices and practices that may help to build stronger digestion. These practices nourish and rejuvenate, and go well beyond simply what food you eat, focusing on harmonizing the mind, body and spirit through the wisdom practices of Ayurveda, the sister Science of Yoga.

All are welcome in this exploratory workshop!

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris
Jun
14
to Jun 16

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

Friday, June 14, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday June 15-16, 3pm – 7pm

$185 for the series

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.

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Spring Equinox Ritual and Practice with Danielle Hanna
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Equinox Ritual and Practice with Danielle Hanna

Monday, March 18th 7-8:30pm

Class cards and drop-in welcome

As Spring approaches and the natural rhythms of nature shift, we too can benefit from making changes in our daily patterns that align more fully with natural law. Join Danielle for a Spring Equinox practice that will help support the mind, body and spirit as it moves towards the shifting light and the coming of Spring. The practice will include gentle movement, guided breathing practices and time in quiet stillness. All are welcome.

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The Feel Better Series: Happy Feet with Ali Wesley
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

The Feel Better Series: Happy Feet with Ali Wesley

Sunday, March 10 3-5pm $30

Are your dogs barking? Come explore the dynamic base of your body, as we work with imagery, self-touch and band/ball exercises to feel the health and vitality that's possible in the feet. We will embody the anatomy of the foot, focusing especially on the bone rhythms that allow you to experience the balance between the broad base and the springiness of the foot. We will also cover how this relates to some classical yoga poses as well as everyday movements, like walking! All levels welcome, especially if you are experiencing issues or pain in your feet.

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Ayurveda and Seasonal Wellness: Attuning To Spring with Danielle Hanna
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

Ayurveda and Seasonal Wellness: Attuning To Spring with Danielle Hanna

Saturday March 9, 3-6pm $50

As the accumulation of winter’s snow and ice begin to melt, the forest floor swells with water. It is the time of new life, new beginnings and the return of the Light. Instinctually we feel the call to lighten up our diet, move the blood, dust the shelves and once again experience the tremendous energy that this season offers. Manage the seasonal shift with yoga practices and ritual to lighten and nurture your creative self in mind-body-spirit through the time-honored practices of Ayurveda.

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Return to Center: A Post-partum Workshop for Mamas* with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Return to Center: A Post-partum Workshop for Mamas* with Shana Celnicker-Chong

March 8th, 6-8pm, $25

Are you ready for some you time? Please join us for a Sunday afternoon or Friday Evening of precious self care. We will spend our time in the company of others that have birthed or adopted babies to reconnect with ourselves and our bodies, moving and breathing with an emphasis on moving from your center. This class will focus largely on strengthening your core and your pelvic floor, and there will be a lovely restorative ending to relax and renew you back into your very busy lives. Although we use the term *mamas* as shorthand for those who have birthed or adopted babies, please know that we support all our trans and non-binary mamas/parents/baby-birthing folks and that you are most fully welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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Creating Size-Inclusive Spaces with Dana Sturtevant and Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Creating Size-Inclusive Spaces with Dana Sturtevant and Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished

Sunday, February 10th, 3-7pm $140

Many leaders in the social justice movement have blinders on when it comes to addressing weight bias and size discrimination in their liberation work. We cause harm when we reinforce that body size is correctable and fatphobia runs rampant in our society, often going unchecked. While weight bias impacts all of us, people on the higher end of the weight spectrum are significantly impacted and their health suffers. Many larger bodied folks avoid activities they enjoy because movement spaces collude with diet culture under the guise of health promotion. In this interactive workshop, Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD of Be Nourished will guide participants through a series of activities to help yoga teachers, fitness professionals, and health care providers create size-inclusive spaces for the people they serve.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: February
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: February

Fridays at 4pm

Join us all month long on Fridays at 4pm as well as in the drop-jar on the desk as we serve the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women of the USA (www.mmiwusa.org)

MMIW USA’s number one mission is to bring our missing home and help the families of the murdered cope and support them through the process of grief. We give them hands-on support and guidance and if we don’t have the answers, we get the answers so that these families do not feel abandoned and alone in this struggle like so many have before them. Our broader goal is to eradicate this problem so that the future generations thrive. We are doing that through education of the threats that they face and self-defense. We just started a monthly program to do just that. It is called Staying Sacred and we educate and have self-defense lessons at every meeting. Our strength lies in the fact that every single one of the staff and volunteers have been assaulted or trafficked and our passion is to be the kind of organization that we needed growing up and beyond.

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Trauma-informed Yoga Primer: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Trauma-informed Yoga Primer: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris

Sunday, January 20th 3-7pm $50

Given the pervasive levels of trauma within our society, many students who attend public yoga classes carry the physical, emotional and energetic residue of trauma within their shape and may be more vulnerable to being re-traumatized or feeling triggered in this context. Understanding how a student with a history of trauma might relate to you and your class can enhance your ability as a teacher to create a space where they can incrementally practice presence, listen to the language of their body, and experience the healing power of yoga.

In this brief primer, 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. Molly 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.

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Mantra Mala: The Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit and Mantra for Teachers and Students with Joshua Michaell
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Mantra Mala: The Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit and Mantra for Teachers and Students with Joshua Michaell

January 11: Friday 5:30-8pm and January 12/13: Sat and Sun 3-7pm $165

We are delighted to bring back our favorite Sanskrit scholar and friend, Joshua Michaell, for a weekend of mantra, Sanskrit study and reflection. Spend the weekend immersing in the sounds, vibrations, pronunciations and written characters of yoga's origins. Applying practical experience and concepts to the pronunciation of the Yoga Sutras, select Bhagavad Gita verses, the Sanskrit alphabet and more, you will chant all weekend long! This class is accessible, fun, and open to anyone that is interested in chanting, vibration, and the language of yoga.

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The Feel Better Series: New Year, New Neck with Ali Wesley
Jan
9
to Jan 23

The Feel Better Series: New Year, New Neck with Ali Wesley

January 9th, 16th and 23rd, three Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm $50

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? Learn simple movement, anatomical imagery and the function of a healthy neck. We will go beyond posturing so that we can learn how to rid our days of "forward head." Learn a lot and move smarter, both in life and in yoga practice. Leave with ease and freedom in your neck.

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Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer
Jan
5
to Jan 6

Psychology for Yoga Teachers with Jeannie Songer

January 5-6, 2019, 3-7pm

$100 for both days

Come learn about your deep inner workings and how they play out in the classroom as both teacher and student in this 2-part workshop. 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. Never a dull moment and always a fascinating look inside, this class helps equip teachers of all experience levels with the psychological tools they need to stay safe, healthy and honest, and to hold that for students as well.

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LGBTQ Inclusivity Practices for Yoga Teachers with Zeyah Roge
Jan
4
5:30 PM17:30

LGBTQ Inclusivity Practices for Yoga Teachers with Zeyah Roge

Friday January 4, 5:30-8pm $45 (Equity pricing available)

This workshop is created for yoga teachers who have a genuine wish to create a safer and more respectful learning environment for their LGBTQ students. Despite our best of intentions, systematic homophobia and transphobia creep into studio culture and teaching practices. It takes an ongoing, active effort to build empathy, illuminate blindspots, and repair damage caused by the unexamined perpetuation of prejudice, and this workshop assists you in this process.

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Illuminated Intention: A New Year's Day Practice with Zeyah
Jan
1
6:00 PM18:00

Illuminated Intention: A New Year's Day Practice with Zeyah

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 6-8pm

Join Zeyah to ring in 2019 with a practice of renewal and intention setting. The first hour will promote active embodiment of our intentions, explored through a hatha/flow style yoga practice that builds heat and strongly moves energy. The second half of our practice is dedicated to surrendering and softening into these intentions, explored through restorative-style yoga practices and guided mindfulness meditation. Please bring a journal and your favorite pen to write with. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Please sign up in advance to secure a space, as these fill up every year!

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: January
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: January

Fridays at 4pm

Join us all month long on Fridays at 4pm as well as in the drop-jar on the desk as we serve Pacific Northwest Family Circle, dedicated to helping Oregon and Washington families that are fighting for accountability from law enforcement after having loved ones murdered by police.

Pacific Northwest Family Circle (PNWFC) is an all-volunteer community group that supports Oregon and Washington Families whose Loved Ones were killed or injured by police officers. The idea of connecting families to struggle for justice started in early 2016 when Irene Kalonji met Shiloh Wilson-Phelps who lost her son, Bodhi Phelps, to police violence in Oregon, only 4 months after Irene.

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Winter Solstice Ritual and Practice with Danielle Hanna (featuring live cello with Kendra Carpenter)
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Ritual and Practice with Danielle Hanna (featuring live cello with Kendra Carpenter)

Friday, December 21st 7-9pm, $30

Winter Solstice, an invitation into deep, restful darkness. There is much healing to be found in the dark nights, but finding the quiet can be hard, especially if you are feeling pulled in too many directions. Join Danielle and our friend Kendra from Swaha Studios for an evening of deep, restorative quiet as we spend time with the seasonal transition that is a culmination of the winter’s celebrations for many. Practice movement, meditation and stillness while hearing the old ritual winter story woven through the accompaniment of the seasonal muse, the cello. All levels, all welcome. Pre-registration is recommended.

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Stress and Rest: Understanding Restorative Yoga & Nervous System Physiology w/ Kate Busby MA, MSOM, LAc, SEP
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Stress and Rest: Understanding Restorative Yoga & Nervous System Physiology w/ Kate Busby MA, MSOM, LAc, SEP

Saturday December 8th, 3pm-7pm, $50

This workshop is designed to help unpack the vital connection between stress, rest and the healthy functioning of the nervous system. We’ll begin with the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system through the lens of polyvagal theory and how that applies to the practice of yoga. Then we’ll explore how the practice of restorative yoga in particular can be an antidote to chronic stress, learning how it supports nervous system regulation and can give us that “I feel so relaxed and connected” feeling after practice. We will also discuss how to apply these insights in daily, off-the-mat life.

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The Feel Better Series: 3 Weeks to a Better Back with Ali Wesley
Dec
5
to Dec 19

The Feel Better Series: 3 Weeks to a Better Back with Ali Wesley

December 5, 12 and 19thL Three Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm $50

Along with learning more about your spine and the muscles that move it, we will work with exercises that you can do daily to keep your back feeling great. This includes attention to what we do most often: sitting, standing, walking, transitions...and especially, breathing, which will have a dedicated class of its own the last week of the series. What a great way to end your year and to enter into the holidays feeling strong, mobile and restored. This also makes a great gift!

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign - December
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign - December

All the proceeds of Fridays at 4pm will go to www.honorearth.org.

Their mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard. Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization, established by Winona LaDuke and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the Native environmental movement: the need to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change.

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The Feel Better Series: Strong Core/Mobile Center with Ali Wesley
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

The Feel Better Series: Strong Core/Mobile Center with Ali Wesley

Sunday, Nov. 25th 3-5pm $30

Having a strong core seems to be the answer to all of life's problems in the movement world - but what does it really mean? In this workshop, we will learn to embody core strength without tension, discovering the action (and interaction) of each of the abdominal muscles, the iliopsoas and the diaphragm. This is super-functional core awareness, and working with these areas will allow you to move in all directions with the feeling of support instead of grip, to receive all the wonderful benefits of full, efficient breathing and to just feel generally more centered and well. All levels welcome.

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November 22nd Community Benefit Classes for Honor the Earth with Lisa Mae and Theresia
Nov
22
8:00 AM08:00

November 22nd Community Benefit Classes for Honor the Earth with Lisa Mae and Theresia

Thursday, November 22nd, $15 donation

8am Yoga 2 with Lisa Mae

10am Yoga 1/2 with Theresia

(SIGN UP EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED TO 35 per class!)

Join Lisa Mae & Theresia for two special offering classes, with all proceeds going to Honor The Earth, an organization who's mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. We welcome you and yours to come to celebrate what is sacred in your lives on the mat, in community, company. conversation & yoga practices-- all the things that bring us back to ourselves, back to home. www.honorearth.org

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Fall Training Series: Biomechanics Meets Energetics: Developing Teaching Skills in a Changing Yoga Landscape with Jules Mitchell
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Fall Training Series: Biomechanics Meets Energetics: Developing Teaching Skills in a Changing Yoga Landscape with Jules Mitchell

November 2-4, 2018

OPTION #1: Friday 5:30-8:30pm plus Saturday 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm ($155 by 10/20 $185 after)

OPTION #2: Friday 5:30-8:30pm plus Sunday 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm ($155 by 10/20, $185 after)

OPTION #3: Friday, Saturday and Sunday all sessions ($265 by 10/20, $295 after)

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 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. Learn some practical, immediate tools and sequencing techniques to implement in your classes right away, whether this is brand new learning for you, or you are ready for an injection of inspiration, there is something for everyone.

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Fall Training Series: Grace in Action: Teaching in Troubled Times with Christina Sell
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Training Series: Grace in Action: Teaching in Troubled Times with Christina Sell

Early Bird Pricing: $345 before October 30, $385 after
November 29-December 2 (Th/Fr: 12-5pm, Sat/Sun: 1-6pm)

Schedule for the  4-day Intensive for Yoga Teachers

12-12:45pm Opening Circle/Discussion Thursday

12-2pm Asana practice Th/Fri (1-3pm on Sat and Sun)

4-5pm Closing Discussion (5-6pm on Sat and Sun)

ALSO AVAILABLE: 2 PUBLIC ASANA CLASSES! Friday 11/30 from 12-2pm and Saturday 12/1 from 1-3pm, priced individually at $25 each

This course is not about a set of rules or protocols  but is intended to help teachers find pathways of strength  for themselves and to provide steady, ongoing support to their students in the ever-shifting landscape of modern times.  Expect a daily  asana class, group discussions, and experiential exercises. All teachers and teachers in training welcome. Equity pricing available by request.

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Fall Training Series: Yoga Deconstructed®: Creativity Meets Science Immersion with Trina Altman
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Fall Training Series: Yoga Deconstructed®: Creativity Meets Science Immersion with Trina Altman

Four Workshops: Sat/Sun Oct 6th and 7th, 1-4pm and 5-8pm

$75 per workshop or $255 for all 4

These revolutionary workshops are designed for teachers to learn new and immediately applicable movement theory skills, and for students that have a driving desire to learn more about their own body and practice in ways that can and will transform how we all see and practice yoga and movement. All are welcome and Equity Pricing is Available by request!

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Food, Sex and Sleep: Ayurveda in Real Life with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.
Oct
3
to Oct 17

Food, Sex and Sleep: Ayurveda in Real Life with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.

3-Part Series October 3, 10 and 17 from 7-8:30pm $60 (full series registration only)

These are three of the pillars of health in Ayurveda,Yoga's sister science. These pillars express how we relate to the body, mind, and self. Examining our habitual and learned behaviors around food, sleep, and sex is one of the vital first steps toward re-wiring patterns related to stability, self-worth, and pleasure, and re-claiming a balanced sense of self. Absolutely all levels/interests/practices are welcome!

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: October
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: October

October's Compassionate Resistance Campaign will benefit the Sri Ram Ashram in Haridwar, India. This is the home ashram of Danielle's teachers, and is dear to our heart. Please join us on Fridays at 4pm for our by-donation classes and all month long in the drop jar on the desk, and help us support the teachings of yoga at the source. www.sriramashram.org

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Autumn Equinox Ritual and Practice featuring Live Cello with Danielle Hanna and Kendra Carpenter
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Autumn Equinox Ritual and Practice featuring Live Cello with Danielle Hanna and Kendra Carpenter

Join Danielle Hanna of Living Arts Ayurveda for our seasonal practice devoted to the Fall Equinox. We will move softly, being still and quiet through gentle restorative shapes while being lulled by the deep resonance of live cello, played by our special guest Kendra Carpenter of Swaha Studios. Early registration is recommended, and all are welcome.

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Racial Equity, Inclusion and Implicit Bias: An Anti-Racism Workshop with Kenya Budd
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Racial Equity, Inclusion and Implicit Bias: An Anti-Racism Workshop with Kenya Budd

Sunday, September 23rd, 3-7pm $75

We are delighted to welcome Kenya Budd, Equity and Racial Inclusion facilitator, into this public forum and conversation about racism, whiteness, and anti-racism, in which the whole community can benefit.

We all have implicit biases - ways in which we think things about other people that are based on our own bias, not on reality --  As Daniel Kahneman has said, "We're blind to the obvious, and blind to our blindness" about our own thinking, which can be mistaken.  The key question is always whether we are willing to learn more deeply about ourselves and, importantly for our lives and livelihoods, ask ourselves: at what point do our implicit biases become another person's impediments to accessing health and wellness services? 

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Time and Dharma in Vedic Astrology: Understanding the Cycles of Time w/ Dennis Flaherty
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Time and Dharma in Vedic Astrology: Understanding the Cycles of Time w/ Dennis Flaherty

Saturday, Sept 22nd from 1 pm to 5 pm, $65 (includes a copy of your birth chart and a mini-reading in class!)


Following this archetypal model Indian astrology recognizes four ashrams, or four seasons of life, that are experienced by everyone determined by age progression. More importantly, Indian astrology recognizes nine personal periods of time for each individual. These personal time cycles are determined by the karmas of the soul in its search for experience and realization in the outer and inner realms of life. In addition to the four ashrams, you will learn the nine personal time cycles and the nature of their effects in time. Most importantly, in this class Dennis will reveal which one of the nine personal cycles you are currently running. The sages proclaim that all the personal cycles are inherently good as they represent your personal journey that determines the time of your life.

Please send your date, time, and birth location to us at the time of your registration at weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com so we can have your chart made!

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Ayurveda In Theory and Practice: A Four-Part Immersion with Danielle Hanna
Sep
15
to Oct 21

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

Four Meetings: September 15-16 and October 20-21, 3-7pm

$250 includes all your supplies, oils, spices, food and materials (except books)

In this four-part series, dive into Ayurveda in a practical and experiential way, working with and learning the daily self-care rituals that are an integral part of Ayurveda. Practice yoga and pranayama through the lens of Ayurveda, balancing yourself according to the seasons and the doshas, learn and eat and touch and play with practical Ayurvedic techniques (yay food!) for both cooking and eating, rub oil all over your body and up your nose, and more. This series has the potential to alter your life, and will teach you actual practices that can change your relationship to self-care, and to yourself. Informative on a personal level and also incredibly applicable to teaching in the classroom, this series is not to be missed.

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The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae and Co.
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae and Co.

Fridays from 5:30-8pm Sept 14-Feb 22 (no class on 9/28, 11/2, 11/23, 12/21 or 12/28)

(with optional three nights to Breitenbush, add $275 extra, the additional cost of room and board Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 9-12)

$400 ($675 with Breitenbush option)

Learn, explore and contemplate in good company and conversation a few of the main sacred texts of Yoga with Lisa Mae and some guest teachers; select readings from The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, Skill In Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice To Create A Just World, The Yoganjalisaram, and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Open to all seekers!

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Introductory Asana, Anatomy and Pranayama Immersion with Monicka, Danielle, Britt and Zeyah
Sep
11
6:00 AM06:00

Introductory Asana, Anatomy and Pranayama Immersion with Monicka, Danielle, Britt and Zeyah

September 11, 2018- February 28, 2019

Tu/Th mornings 6-8am $480

Join resident Anatomy and movement theory teacher Monicka Koneski, our own Ayurveda and Pranayama teacher Danielle Hanna, and amazing somatics and anatomy lover Zeyah Roge and the amazing Britt Rhoden in this annual Asana, Anatomy, and Pranayama exploratorium for teachers and teachers-to-be.  

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