Hoop Foundations and Flow Series with guest teacher Laura Aszman
Jun
6
to Aug 1

Hoop Foundations and Flow Series with guest teacher Laura Aszman

Eight Wednesday evenings from 7-8:15pm (June 6-August 1, no class on July 4th)

$100 for the series

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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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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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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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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Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana
Jul
14
to Dec 15

Birth Preparation for Couples/Support Partners with Shana

Dates in 2018: July 14, July 21, August 11, September 29, November 17, 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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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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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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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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Introductory Asana, Anatomy and Pranayama Immersion with Monicka, Danielle and Zeyah
Sep
11
to Feb 28

Introductory Asana, Anatomy and Pranayama Immersion with Monicka, Danielle 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 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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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 and time, and location of birth at class registration at weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com

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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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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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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

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION: $65 per workshop before Sept 7, and $75 per workshop after -OR- save and register for all 4 at $225 before Sept 7, $255 after

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 9/30, $185 starting 10/1)

OPTION #2: Friday 5:30-8:30pm plus Sunday 9am-12pm & 3pm-6pm ($155 by 9/30, $185 starting 10/1)

OPTION #3: Friday, Saturday and Sunday all sessions ($265 by 9/30, $295 starting 10/1)

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
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 (1-1:45pm on Sat and Sun)

1-3:45pm Asana practice (2-4:45pm 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.

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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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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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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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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: June
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: June

This month, join us in supporting the Womxn & Femmes of Color Organizing for Racial Justice, a division of the YWCA of Greater Portland (which is not a faith-based organization, nor is 'YWCA' an acronym, just to clarify.)

Sundays at 9am and Fridays at 4pm throughout the month of June, help us support the Compassionate Resistance Campaign, an opportunity for us to gather and give in the name of justice, truth and hope. You can simply come to class, you can donate to the jar on the desk, and we will do the rest.

We chose this organization because we affirm that womxn and femmes of color working together across lines of difference can transform and improve lives and communities. This group is a safer space for womxn and femmes of color to find support, healing, and to organize together for racial justice. As a community that truly believes in the uplift and safety of all its members, we are committing to assisting in any way possible.

For more information about this group and their work, or to make a donation, please check out their website here, and thank you for your support!

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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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New Year, New Neck: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

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

Jan 14th 3:00-5:00pm $30

Our annual neck workshop! Back by popular demand!

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?

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4-Part Yoga Series for Chronic Illness & Autoimmune Healing with Jeannie
Jan
10
to Jan 31

4-Part Yoga Series for Chronic Illness & Autoimmune Healing with Jeannie

Four Wednesdays, Jan 10th-31st from 7:30-8:30pm, $60 for the series

(due to the specific nature of this class, no drop-ins for this series are possible)

This series is for anyone seeking a resting place for an over-worked immune system, and a place to support the body in healing from long-term stress and its impact on
physiology and health. Supported, restful yoga poses, guided breathwork, and
simple meditation practices will help the body enter into its most healing state. Come allow yourself to practice resting, receiving, and holding kind, healing space
for your body to find its way back into balance. All levels and all bodies welcome.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign--January
Jan
1
to Jan 31

Compassionate Resistance Campaign--January

All proceeds of our Sunday 11am classes with Linnea for the month of January will be donated to  Portland Equity in Action's Stolen Angels PDX Billboard Project.

Portland Equity in Action (PEA) is a local community action group comprised of individuals with a range of professional skills and resources, dedicated to building racial equity in Portland. Our purpose is to confront and disrupt the rampant complacency in this city regarding issues of white supremacy and racial inequity. We aim to create a public demand for change to the inequitable structure of our society, through stimulating and challenging visual campaigns.

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

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A Sacred New Years Day Practice with Kate Busby
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

A Sacred New Years Day Practice with Kate Busby

January 1, 2018 10-11:30 (THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!)

The New Year can be a loaded day, fraught with queasy decisions from the previous year layered on top of high expectations for change. Against a complex cultural backdrop, moving forward can be complicated by projects dedicated to self-fixing or individualized self-improvements that sometimes lose sight of the sacred gifts of the practices we DO have in  place.

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The Quiet Dark: A Winter Solstice Yoga and Sound Healing Practice with Kate
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Quiet Dark: A Winter Solstice Yoga and Sound Healing Practice with Kate

Thursday, December 21st 6-8pm

(drop in, class cards, and passports welcome)

Join Kate in this special two-hour practice following the great pulsing rhythms of Light and Dark into the longest night of year. We will practice together in a nearly-silent, guided candlelit yoga ritual that  culminates with an extended crystal singing bowl meditation and sound healing. All levels, all bodies welcome and encouraged.

Please note: Regularly scheduled 5:30 and 7pm classes cancelled

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Breathing For Life: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Breathing For Life: A Franklin Method Workshop with Ali Wesley

Dec 17th 3:00-5:00pm $30

What do we do in this life more than anything else? We breathe. If we learn to do it better, we improve most of what we do in life. We can easily get so confused from all the ways we've heard we can breathe better (belly breath? Chest breath?) In this workshop, we will learn to embody the design of our breathing anatomy - experiencing the diaphragm and so much more.

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Conscious, Hands-on Assists for Standing Poses with Todd Jackson
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Conscious, Hands-on Assists for Standing Poses with Todd Jackson

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.

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