Why Planned Parenthood? Because Women's healthcare is in peril under this administration. Because PP has served millions of people without access to proper care for decades. Because their funding is under attack, which will cost innumerable lives. Because now is the time to care, no matter what. 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.
Third Fridays, 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.
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.
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!
All proceeds of our Tuesday 5:30pm with Lisa Mae for the month of August will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Why SPLC? Because in these uncertain times, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
All you have to do is come to class, we will do the rest.
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.
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.
September 13, 20, 27 and Oct 4 from 7-8:30pm
$50 for the series (Due to the progressive nature of this series, no drop-ins are possible)
Join Danielle for this 4 week series as we work to ease the transitions of this epic change in a woman’s life. If you are feeling the early signs of Menopause or Peri-menopause, or are already noticing significant change, come learn how some simple diet, yoga and lifestyle changes can deeply impact your wisdom handbag . We will spend each week practicing some of the many ways yoga and Ayurveda can be a valued friend and support system, allowing for time with yoga asana as well as suggestions of daily wisdom to help in balance and harmony.
Learn to teach and share yoga practices, grow your own practice, and serve your community while also contributing to your other existing healing arts practices.
The Bhaktishop Yoga School is designed to enrich you and your practical understanding of yoga, and to give you the tools to share healthy, inclusive, and sustainable practices that can change lives. Our 300 Hour Foundations Teacher Training Program is deeply transformative, devotional, equitable and complete, with an immersion-based curriculum taught by an experienced and mature community of teachers with many decades of experience in yoga, Chinese Medicine, Mental Health Therapy, Massage Therapy, Ayurveda, and other healing arts.
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.
Friday, September 22nd, 6:30-8pm $10
America again entered the storm cycle of Rahu last year and elected Donald Trump on a revolutionary platform within his own party while Trump himself was in the planetary cycle of Rahu.
If we wish to forecast the fruit of a particular season we need to look back on the historical record of that past season, for as Mark Twain mused: “History never repeats itself, but often it rhymes”. Join Dennis as he forecasts Rahu’s cycle and America’s date with destiny, helping us to see possibilities in our own future, and that of the nation and planet.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2:30-6:30pm $65 (includes a copy of your Vedic natal chart and a mini-reading in class with Dennis)
This workshop will explore the wisdom of Vedic Astrology as it relates to our most personal love relationships. Dennis will explore the celestial fabric of each of the planetary types and how they influence our compatibility in our most human need – the need to deeply connect with others in a world that is inherently isolating. Come and learn about your deepest connective forces by way of Vedic Astrology.
Sunday September 24th, 3-5pm $30
By popular Sellout Demand, we are offering this amazing workshop again!
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.
Nourishment from Within: Teachings in the Art and Science of Restorative Yoga with Kate Busby and Danielle Hanna
Friday 9/29 from 7-9pm and Saturday/Sunday 9/30 & 10/1 3-7pm
Early bird registration by 8/31: $180, After 9/1: $200
This training integrates the time-tested wisdom of Ayurveda with current Western medical understandings of the nervous system to more deeply inform the restorative yoga practice. In order to bring you the best of both worlds, this training will be co-taught by two yoga teachers, Danielle Hanna, an Ayurvedic practitioner and Kate Busby, a licensed acupuncturist and an ongoing student of Somatic Experiencing.
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.
Friday, October 13th, 5:30-8:30pm $30
This introductory workshop is for yoga teachers and wellness providers who want to improve their understanding and capacity to relate meaningfully with their LGBTIQ students. This workshop presents historical and current contexts which directly impact gender and sexual minority students and emphasizes the power of language. Rather than offering a rule book, we will learn how to be curious and humble as we attempt to hold the complexity and diversity within sexual and gender minority communities. From this place we can evaluate our current teaching habits and update our language and approach to better suit our students.
Four Saturdays from 3-6pm
Individual sessions: $50 each, or Entire Series: $185
October 14 - Introduction class, featuring the Virabhadrasana II and Uttitha Parsvakonasana pose family
October 28 - Featuring the Anjaneyasana and Virabhadrasana I pose family
November 18 - Featuring the Trikonasana and Ardha Chandrasana pose family
December 9 - Featurning the Parivrtta Parsvakonasana and Parivrtta Trikonasana pose family
*This course is for yoga teachers and those in a current teacher training program.
The standing poses are the most commonly taught asanas, They offer students strength, stability, stamina and flexibility in an accessible, meaningful way. As teachers, we can help them maximize these benefits with hands-on adjustments to guide them towards a safer, more integrated experience of the pose.
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.
Navigating The Fine Lines: A Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop for Teachers and Wellness Providers with Kenya Budd
Fri-Sun, November 3-5th $75
FRI: 5:30-8:30pm SAT/SUN: 3-6:30pm
NAVIGATING THE FINE LINES
We re delighted to welcome Kenya Budd, our Equity and Racial Inclusion facilitator whom we have been working with privately for some time now, into a public forum from 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: at what point do our implicit biases become another person's impediments to accessing wellness services?
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.
Sat/Sun, March 10 and 11 from 10:30-6:30pm
$225 Early bird registration for both days before January 20, $250 after
(Single days $125 each)
Join Brea Johnson of Heart & Bones Yoga for a weekend of exploration as we blend movement science, yoga and alignment into a succinct, sustainable and empowered practice. You will discover the 4 pillars of a sustainable yoga practice, what they are and how to apply them to any style of yoga or movement practice. Gain a better understanding of human movement, learn to observe bodies and how to design a yoga practice that supports the health of your joints, prevent wear and tear and keep you (and your students) practicing in healthy way for years to come. www.heartandbonesyoga.com
Summer Solstice Practice with Linnea
June 21st 7-8:15pm
drop in/class cards/passports welcome
Come celebrate the longest day of the year with an evening of meditation, gentle movement, and a collaborative ritual led by Linnea. If weather is fair, we may take a walk to the park, so please wear outdoor-friendly yoga clothing. All welcome!
Sunday, June 18th 3-5pm $35
In this workshop, we will examine the function of this wonderful grouping of muscles and learn exercises to give them what they love most: movement! Learn some creative ways to energize, awaken, lengthen and embody the happiest of hamstrings...without ever even "stretching" them.
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.
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. All proceeds benefit The Dougy Center.
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.
RESCHEDULED FOR 2017!
Friday, June 2nd, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th, 3pm – 7pm
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.
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.
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!
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.
January 31-May 18, 2017 (No class 3/9, 3/14, 4/4, 4/6)
Tu/Th mornings 6-8am $500
Join resident Anatomy expert Monicka Koneski and our house Ayurveda and Pranayama teacher Danielle Hanna in this annual Asana, Anatomy, and Pranayama exploratorium for teachers and teachers-to-be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wednesday evening from 7-8pm:
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.
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)
Friday December 9th
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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