Compassionate Resistance Campaign: September
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: September

Queering Yoga is a documentary about personal transformation and healing through yoga in the queer, trans, and qtpoc communities, and we are so happy to be Bronze-level Membership sponsors for the production of this Documentary through the Compassionate Resistance Campaign on Fridays at 4pm and in the drop-jar all month long.

Help us help them to get this film produced! For more information: www.queerinyoga.com 

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Restore Your Core™ Series with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Restore Your Core™ Series with Shana Celnicker-Chong

Wednesdays, Sept 5-26 from 7-8:15pm (8 people max) $80

Join Shana Celnicker-Chong for a 4-week 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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Functional Anatomy Immersion with Monicka Koneski
Sep
8
to Oct 28

Functional Anatomy Immersion with Monicka Koneski

Sept 8-9 and Oct 27-28, 3-7pm $250 for both weekends

Join Monicka, our resident anatomy, biomechanics and movement theory teacher, for two weekends of experiential anatomy and kinesiology.  Whether you are curious and want to take a first glance beneath the skin, or you are a teacher looking for an opportunity to sharpen your skills, this is a great opportunity to have fun, do collaborative work in a group and deepen your anatomical understanding.  Expect a healthy dose of exploratory movement, opportunities for critical thinking, and ample time for questions and curiosities, all in the context of yoga asana and functional movement. All levels welcome!

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Hoop Foundations and Flow Series with guest teacher Laura Aszman
Sep
10
to Oct 29

Hoop Foundations and Flow Series with guest teacher Laura Aszman

Eight Mondays 9/10-10/29  from 12-1:15pm

$110 for the series, no drop-in please!

Beginner or intermediate hoopers welcome! This class will not only build a strong hoop foundation, but will bring in the aspect of finding flow within your body and your hoop. We will explore many movements that will strengthen our bodies and relax our minds. Leave feeling lighter, happier and healthier. Learn to hoop or your class is FREE!!

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Introductory Asana, Anatomy and Pranayama Immersion with Monicka, Danielle, Britt and Zeyah
Sep
11
to Feb 28

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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The Heart of Yoga: Philosophy Study Group with Lisa Mae and Co.
Sep
14
to Feb 22

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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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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Return to Center: A Post-partum Workshop for Mamas* with Shana Celnicker-Chong
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

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

September 28th 6-8:30pm or December 16th 3-5pm $25 each

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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Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana
Sep
29
to Dec 15

Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana

Dates in 2018: September 29, December 15

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: 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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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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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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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 10/7, $185 after)

OPTION #2: Friday 5:30-8:30pm plus Sunday 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm ($155 by 10/7, $185 after)

OPTION #3: Friday, Saturday and Sunday all sessions ($265 by 10/7, $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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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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Fall Training Series: Grace in Action: Teaching in Troubled Times with Christina Sell
Nov
29
to Dec 2

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

Early Bird Pricing: $345 before September 20, $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)

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.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Body-Positive Yoga Weekend with Dana Falsetti
May
4
to May 5

Body-Positive Yoga Weekend with Dana Falsetti

Saturday and Sunday May 4th and 5th

10-1p and 2:30-5p both days, priced individually

Book all 4 workshops together for discounted price of $185

Yoga is often portrayed an able-bodied, privileged person’s practice. In many yoga studios, people of diverse colors, shapes, abilities and backgrounds are not embraced. Dana Falsetti, however, seeks to embrace and enhance her students’ uniqueness and different approaches to the practice. She believes individuality should be championed and appreciated — and her body positive yoga classes embody that message. From beginners to experienced practitioners, Dana’s classes are sure to quench nearly any yoga student’s desire to enjoy a safe space, diving into strength and introspectiveness. Dana hosts a variety of workshops, from those targeted solely for other yoga teachers, to classes intended to help new and continuing students discover their own most authentic self. Many classes sell out, especially if it is the first time Dana has taught at that location, so attendees should reserve their spots early if they are interested. Students in Dana’s classes are reflective of true and natural diversity, ranging in age, race, size, able-bodiedness and experience, so you are unlikely to feel isolated in your own.

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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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Strong Core, Mobile Center: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Strong Core, Mobile Center: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

August 12th from 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 for all levels!

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Yoga School Orientation/Open House for our Fall 200-Hour Program
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga School Orientation/Open House for our Fall 200-Hour Program

Thursday July 26, 7-8pm

Our 200 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. Join us in good company, rigorous learning,  yogic culture and lively conversation and become one of  our graduates that are serving in the yoga community and beyond.

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Strength, Mobility and Resilience: An Asana Immersion For Whole-body Integrity with Monicka and Britt
Jul
10
to Aug 14

Strength, Mobility and Resilience: An Asana Immersion For Whole-body Integrity with Monicka and Britt

Series of Six Tuesdays from 6:30-8am, July 10-Aug 14th, $90 (series only, no drop-in)

Are you interested in expanding your experience of movement, how you approach your yoga practice, or how you think about movement in relation to injury-prevention? From two of our best Functional Strength movers and teachers, join Britt and Monicka in an exploration of your strength, stability, resilience in movement!

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: July and August
Jul
1
to Aug 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: July and August

This summer, join us on Fridays at 4pm and in the drop-jar on the desk all summer long in supporting the Chinook Indian Nation, aka Confederated Lower Chinook Tribes & Bands

This land is traditional territory of the non-federally recognized Chinook Nation. The land was ceded in the 1855 Willamette Valley treaty that established the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. We're here because this land was occupied, and its traditional people displaced by colonists and settlers. We recognize this business occupies colonized Native territory and out of respect for the rights of Native people, it's our collective responsibility to critically interrogate the colonial histories and current implications of this systemic oppression, and to honor, protect and sustain this land.

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Movement Meditation & the Hoop with guest teacher Laura Aszman
Jun
28
to Jul 19

Movement Meditation & the Hoop with guest teacher Laura Aszman

$50 for 4 week series - June 28th - July 19th (FULL!)

Hula hooping is more than what most people imagine. This series is designed to connect you to your breath and your body’s innate wisdom of play. Reduce stress, release tension, get out of your head and step into your body. In this series I will share with you many of the concepts that are a part of my personal practice in a moving meditation. I invite you to come, let loose and explore what hula hooping could be for you. No hoop experience necessary. All bodies and levels of experience welcome!

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Summer Solstice Restorative Practice with Danielle
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Solstice Restorative Practice with Danielle

Monday, June 18 7-8:30pm, Drop in or class cards welcome

Join us for a intention-setting Summer Solstice Restorative practice, as we spend time in preparation and transition from one season to the next. This is a beautiful practice of developing increased awareness, presence and intentional living, and is a seasonal approach to wellness in Ayurvedic Philosphy. We'll practice a deeply restful pranayama, restorative and meditation sequence followed by soundbath ritual and intention setting. All levels welcome.

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training: The Physiology of Resilience with Molly Boeder-Harris
Jun
15
to Jun 17

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

Friday, June 15, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday June 16-17, 3pm – 7pm

$165 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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Shift Into Summer: An Ayurvedic Yoga Workshop with Danielle Hanna M.A., C.A.P
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Shift Into Summer: An Ayurvedic Yoga Workshop with Danielle Hanna M.A., C.A.P

Thursday, June 14 7-9pm, $25

Ayurveda and its wisdom can be a wonderful vehicle to move us towards the stability of our health. As summer approaches and the outside temperature builds, our internal landscape does the same. In this 2-hour workshop, learn about some seasonal adjustments to your diet, daily routines and practices that will help you learn to stay cool and buoyant as we smoothly transition to welcome the season of the brilliant sun. This class will feature 40 minutes of guided, cooling yoga and breathing practices, a sound bath, and a fresh, cooling summer tea will be served to top it off.

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Free Ayurveda Talk and Discusson with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Free Ayurveda Talk and Discusson with Danielle Hanna, M.A., C.A.P.

Friday, June 1st, 5:30-7pm FREE

Are you struggling with balancing the demands of your work, family and self-care? Are you feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed, and unsure of what might help you feel more like yourself, more in balance, more able to show up to your life with your whole heart? Are you curious about Ayurveda and want to know if it might be able to help you?

Join Danielle for a Free Evening discussion and introduction to this brilliant companion to yoga, the science and medicine of Ayurveda. We will have a short discussion about the benefits of some of Ayurveda's more accessible practices that you could implement right away, and then sample a few of the daily practices together, finishing up with a nourishing sound bath and a short guided savansana.

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Functional Strength with Britt
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Functional Strength with Britt

Fridays, 12-1:15pm (Starting in June, this will become a WEEKLY CLASS every Friday at noon!!)

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, sandbags, blocks/chairs and creative isolated actions, we will work smarter to ensure that everyone can benefit. Always includes some self-massage with with therapy balls, too. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Get stronger, learn to move smarter!

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A Teacher Enrichment Training and Mentorship with Brea Johnson of Heart and Bones Yoga
May
18
to May 20

A Teacher Enrichment Training and Mentorship with Brea Johnson of Heart and Bones Yoga

Friday-Sunday, May 18-20th  $175 for the series (no single days please)

Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Sat and Sun 3-8pm

Maybe you just graduated from your 200 hour training, or maybe you have been teaching for 10+ years. No matter what, being a good teacher takes skill, practice, dedication, connection to your own sources and continuing education. This mentorship is for yoga teachers that want to deepen their teaching skills and become more effective, powerful communicators. Get clear on who you are as a teacher and what your strengths are, and learn how to use those strengths to offer the most authentic, clear and direct tools to help your students and grow your classes. 

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Happy Feet! A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley
May
13
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Feet! A Franklin Method Movement Workshop with Ali Wesley

Sunday, May 6th 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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2nd Fridays: Functional Movement & Body Braid with Lisa Mae
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Fridays: Functional Movement & Body Braid with Lisa Mae

Second Fridays, 12-1:15pm (FINAL CLASS MAY 11th! This class is taking a break for the summer!)

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.

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop with Molly Boeder-Harris
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop with Molly Boeder-Harris

Saturday, May 5th, 3-4:30, $15 drop-in and class cards/passports welcome

People who are healing from trauma and other overwhelming experiences, whether recent or historic, can benefit from a yoga practice that utilizes invitational language, creates options, and encourages listening to the inner teacher with regards to movement, breathing and rest. A trauma-informed practice offers participants a supportive space to connect with their own internal experience, while practicing in the container of a community environment.

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1st Fridays: Somatic Self-care/Massage with Monicka
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

1st Fridays: Somatic Self-care/Massage with Monicka

First Friday of each month, 12-1:15pm (Starting in June, this class moves to a WEEKLY CLASS on Mondays at noon!)

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.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign- Saturdays at 1pm with Allie
May
1
to May 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign- Saturdays at 1pm with Allie

Please join us in supporting the Movement for Black Lives and the Electoral Justice League. The Electoral Justice Project (EJP) is a project of the Movement for Black Lives that seeks to continue a long legacy of social movements fighting for the advancement of the rights of Black folks through electoral strategy. We recognize that electoral work alone will not change the conditions plaguing Black communities, but we believe that Black people deserve a loving and strategic political home to seek transformational political change.

Saturdays at 1pm throughout the month of May, help us support the Compassionate Resistance Campaign, an opportunity for us to gather and give in the name of justice and hope. You can simply come to class, you can donate to the jar on the desk, and we will do the rest.

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Transitions: Supporting Women in Menopause Through Yoga and Ayurveda with Danielle
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Transitions: Supporting Women in Menopause Through Yoga and Ayurveda with Danielle

March 7, 14, 21 and April 4 from 7-8:30pm

$60 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.

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Spiritual Justice Immersion with Madeline Harmon and Zubin Shroff
Apr
1
to Apr 3

Spiritual Justice Immersion with Madeline Harmon and Zubin Shroff

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22

Three sessions: Friday: 5:30-9pm, Saturday 1-8pm, Sunday 3-8pm (with breakout sessions for POC and white folks)

$195 (Equity pricing available by request, and no one turned away for lack of funds. Contact us at weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com for details on equity pricing if you would like to make a request.)

We are living in times of great change. Times of great flux are also opportunities for us to explore possibilities - ways of being in community, supporting one another and caring for ourselves, and working together to create change that is loving, just, and transformational. Spiritual justice work helps us to recognize, cultivate and value different mindsets and new leadership styles. The Spiritual Justice Immersion is the core program offered by the Yoga + Social Justice Collaborative. In this workshop, you will learn to draw upon a deeper well of spiritual strength and intuitive knowledge to support your own healing and wellbeing and to anchor your work with partners, community and family. In a safe and supportive environment this training will help you use simple yoga and meditation practices to cultivate self-awareness and reveal your unique role in working with social justice values. In community, we will practice the skills that will help to build resilience, compassion, community and self care as anchors for your justice and healing work, as you gain clarity on becoming an effective agent for change in a world that is calling for health and healing.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: Tuesdays at 4pm in April
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: Tuesdays at 4pm in April

Join us for class with Maneena every Tuesday at 4pm throughout the month of April for the Compassionate Resistance Campaign, an opportunity for us to gather and give in the name of justice and hope. You can simply come to class, you can donate to the jar on the desk, and we will do the rest.

This month we are supporting Oregon's sanctuary movement, with all proceeds going to the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) supporting sanctuary across the state of Oregon. Go to www.imirj.org for more details.

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Re-envisioning Asana:  A 4-Week Series for Teachers and the Movement-Curious with Monicka
Mar
13
6:15 AM06:15

Re-envisioning Asana: A 4-Week Series for Teachers and the Movement-Curious with Monicka

Tuesday mornings 6:15-8am Feb 20 to March 13th, $60

Join Monicka in this 4-part series for teasing apart the complexities of yoga asana.  By taking a closer and more detailed look at some of the basic forms, we will explore various to support the individual experience in a given pose (or family of poses) in an effort to build intelligently and seamlessly toward an integrated experience of movement.  It is Monicka's belief that there is not one "right way" to participate in asana, and by exploring a variety of approaches (based on the understanding that we all have unique physical make-ups) we may find a much more sustainable and well-rounded experience of ourselves within movement.  This also lends itself to helping others experience this, if we are teaching movement or yoga to others. For teachers and curious students. All welcome!

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Sustainable Yoga Immersion with Brea Johnson from Heart and Bones Yoga
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Sustainable Yoga Immersion with Brea Johnson from Heart and Bones Yoga

Sat/Sun, March 10 and 11 from 10:30-6:30pm

$250 (Single days $125 each)

RECENTLY ADDED: A Teacher Enrichment Mentorship with Brea in person here at The Bhaktishop on May 18-20! See below for details!

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

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The Pelvic Floor: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

The Pelvic Floor: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

March 4th, 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.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign--Wednesdays at 8:30am in March
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign--Wednesdays at 8:30am in March

All proceeds of our Wednesday 8:30am classes with Monicka will benefit EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

Why this organization? Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

But something is changing. More than 4 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives. Everytown starts with us, and it starts in our town.

All you have to do is come to class, we will do the rest.

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Bands and Balls Strength Training and Rollout Extravaganza with Ali Wesley
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Bands and Balls Strength Training and Rollout Extravaganza with Ali Wesley

Sunday, Feb 11th from 3-5pm $25

Join us for this super fun workout followed by a rollout! One hour of smart, fun, timed exercises, led circuit-training style with balls and bands to strengthen all the faves: your glutes, abs, shoulders, legs and back. This juicy workout is then followed by one full hour of self-massage, rolling out your entire body using the Franklin Method balls. Feel strong and more relaxed after this class! All levels are welcome.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign--Wednesdays at 6:30am in February
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Compassionate Resistance Campaign--Wednesdays at 6:30am in February

All proceeds of our 6:30am classes with Danielle's Seasonal Sadhana mornings will benefit NARAL/Pro-Choice of Oregon.

Why this organization? We believe in reproductive equity. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Oregon, and we believe that every person should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon works to protect every Oregonian’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.

All you have to do is come to class, we will do the rest.

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