Filtering by: social justice
LGBTQ Inclusivity Practices for Yoga Teachers with Zeyah Roge
Jan
4
5:30 PM17:30

LGBTQ Inclusivity Practices for Yoga Teachers with Zeyah Roge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Reading and Public Talk with Michelle Johnson

Friday, April 12 by Donation

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

Yoga and Justice Weekend Workshop

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

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

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

Reading:

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

Workshop:

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

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

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

Thursday, November 22nd, $15 donation

8am Yoga 2 with Lisa Mae

10am Yoga 1/2 with Theresia

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

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

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign - November
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Compassionate Resistance Campaign - November

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Navigating The Fine Lines: A Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop for Teachers and Wellness Providers with Kenya Budd
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Navigating The Fine Lines: A Racial Equity and Inclusion Workshop for Teachers and Wellness Providers with Kenya Budd

Fri-Sun, November 3-5th $75 (scholarships available)

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? 

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Teaching Inclusive Practices for LGBTIQ Students: A Workshop For Teachers with Zeyah Roge
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Teaching Inclusive Practices for LGBTIQ Students: A Workshop For Teachers with Zeyah Roge

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.

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Compassionate Resistance Campaign: July
Jun
30
to Aug 1

Compassionate Resistance Campaign: July

All proceeds of our newest Yoga 2/3 class on Mondays at Noon with Zeyah will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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.

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Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Immigrant Rights/IMIrJ with Kate Busby and Rita Jimenez
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

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

Saturday, June 17th 6-7:30pm

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

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

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

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

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Yoga and Sound Healing Benefit for Living Yoga's 8th Annual Yogathon with Kate
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

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

Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30pm

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

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Spring Equinox Benefit for Multnomah Co. WIC with Danielle
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Equinox Benefit for Multnomah Co. WIC with Danielle

Monday March 20th 7-8:30pm

Donations/Class cards/Passports welcome

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

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

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Chanting and Kirtan Benefit for Center For Intercultural Organizing with Monicka and Lisa Mae
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

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

Sunday March 12, 6-7pm by donation

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

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Kirtan and Sound Healing Benefit for Standing Rock/NoDAPL
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Kirtan and Sound Healing Benefit for Standing Rock/NoDAPL

Sunday, February 5th 7-8pm by donation

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

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Human Rights Campaign Benefit Bollywood Dance Party!
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Human Rights Campaign Benefit Bollywood Dance Party!

Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm

$10 and further donations accepted at the door, kids under 12 FREE

Need to move your body? Need to do something positive with all the energy, emotion and frustration? Want to be in good, roaring and joyful company? COME DANCE!! Join us and DJ Prashant/Jai Ho Dance Parties for an all ages, no shoes, inclusive dance party to help us metabolize emotion and fear, and to mobilize our deep connection to each other in positive and joyful company. Brief dance lessons throughout the night, and no skills required! Come dance, sweat, move and give! All proceeds to benefit Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org)

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Meditation and Chanting Benefit Circle for #standingrock
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Chanting Benefit Circle for #standingrock

Sunday Nov. 27th from 7-8pm by donation

Join Danielle and Lisa Mae in a benefit for the protectors of #standingrock and those fighting for climate change, water rights, and human dignity. Come together, turn your fear and anger and frustration toward spiritual practices and let's make change happen. By Donation. All welcome.

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Thanksgiving Collaboration Benefits for #blacklivesmatter
Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Thanksgiving Collaboration Benefits for #blacklivesmatter

Thanksgiving Day November 24th

8AM CLASS SOLD OUT; 4 SPACES LEFT IN THE 10AM!!

8am and 10am, $15 to sign up (more can be collected at the door if you're able)

Collaborative teaching and wisdom along with chanting, healthy movement and sacred time to meditate will be on the menu for this year's Thanksgiving Donation classes. Lisa Mae, Monicka and Danielle will be team-teaching these two morning classes as a benefit for social justice and change, and all donations will go to support the Black Lives Matter movement for racial equality and transformation.

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