The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center


Such a sweet day retreat full of connection and nourishment! Thank you to The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center , Confluence Arts Center , all the participants, and of course Sahar & Lydia for holding this space! Can't wait to repeat it.

Stay tuned for more Restorative Yoga+ Bodywork + Acupuncture workshops in Portland coming up this fall. 🙏🏼
hello! I'm trying to enter the prenatal yoga class but the email sent to me doesn't include a password and the link is asking for one. please help!
We raised $384 for Parivar to save Indian Trans Lives during Covid. You too can donate 💞 check link. Thank you Tara & The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center
A week from tomorrow..
Only a few spots left 💞
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Thank you to The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center for donating one month of unlimited yoga to our Miles for Midwives Fun Run! Win the prize by bringing in the most race donations! Check out their website to explore classes led by their BIPOC Teacher's Collective and those supporting maternal self-care.
Anyone else love this studio and would like to nominate Bhakti to get the support it needs?! 💓
Let me introduce live stream Doga ahem Yoga in quarantine 🐶🐶🐶#petsofinstagram #petspointofview #petsarefamily #yogawithdogs The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center
Welcome to all the folks who have chosen to follow this page! I have been a bit more quiet over the last few months as I have been focusing in more on the completion of a number of projects for The Breathe Network, finishing my consultation requirements to earn my SEP (!!!) and also, mapping out a plan for dedicated time to care for myself and my family in 2020.

Pulling back from social media for a period of time was a necessity. It allowed me the space to clarify how I want to show up in the trauma healing field, and specifically, to create more continuity between the values and practices I express as a professional, and the values and practices I embody in my personal life.

It has been an imperfect, humbling and dynamic journey to organize and re-organize my relationship to myself, work, parenting, family and healing as my personal and professional needs and passions continue to change and evolve.

Today, I would like to share with you a few courses I will be offering, alone and in collaboration with Michael Stone Teachings and The Breathe Network community in 2020. I invite you to reach out to me at [email protected] or [email protected] if you want to learn more.

*Trauma-Informed Yoga Primer at The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center (Portland, OR)

In this primer, we will investigate how teaching with a trauma-informed lens can accommodate and address the physical, mental and spiritual impacts that survivors of trauma may navigate. Drawing from a combination of direct experience, professional work, and academic research, my approach attests to both the potential vulnerabilities and the inherent resilience of this population. Participants will learn about the spectrum of traumatic events/experiences and explore a variety of perspectives on trauma theory as well as key methods to promote holistic healing through yoga. This primer will be delivered in a manner that is inclusive of survivors of trauma - creating a unique space for participants to gain clarity around how their own process of healing can serve as a resource in their teaching.

March 14th, 3pm - 7pm

*Healing Trauma with the Body (online)

Taught with Michael Stone Teachings and Molly Boeder Harris, Healing Trauma with the Body is an inclusive six-week online course that offers accessible methods for helping the body to process trauma so that we can gain a sense of sovereignty over our inner experience.

Starts March 30th (6 weeks)

*Embodied Healing - Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors (online)

Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors is co-taught by a team of 16 instructors, all of whom are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga and meditation. You’ll learn about trauma-informed yoga and meditation from a variety of lenses and instructors, and that learning will be bookended with an accessible introduction to cutting-edge insights on stress and resilience physiology, managing triggers and flashbacks, self-care, and more.

Starts April 1st (8 weeks)

*Healing Sexual Trauma - A Professional Training on Trauma-Informed Care (online)

Healing Sexual Trauma: A Professional Training in Trauma-Informed Care will offer you a unique combination of education and training co-facilitated by over a dozen of professionals working in the realms of sexual trauma, anti-sexual violence advocacy, holistic healing and resilience building. This comprehensive course is intended to encompass a wide breadth of information that we believe is vital when it comes to being a resource of safety, support and referrals for sexual trauma survivors. It is geared towards healing arts and health and wellness providers of all disciplines including, among others: acupuncturists, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, therapists, personal trainers, social workers, nurse practitioners, medical doctors and more.

Starts April 1st (8 weeks)

*Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga - Yoga, Trauma and the Physiology of Resilience at yogaview (Chicago, IL)

Healing from trauma is a nonlinear journey of the mind, body and soul which can be supported through the holistic practice of yoga. Given the pervasive levels of individual and systemic trauma in our society, many who attend public classes carry the residue of past and ongoing harms within their shape. These invisible wounds can increase vulnerability on the mat. Understanding what a trauma survivor may be managing internally when engaging in the somatic practice of yoga will enhance your ability to create a more inclusive space. When taught with a trauma-informed lens, yoga can nourish a survivor’s embodied sense of safety, fortify personal sovereignty, and bolster their capacity to recognize their body as an ally. In this environment, trauma survivors have expanded access to the power of yoga which may grow into a lifelong resource for healing, resilience building and experiencing pleasure.

April 3rd - April 5th (12 hours)

Wishing you ease and flow as we wade into the new year!
Sound on for cues🎧.
If you know me at all you know how much I love dark chocolate 🍫.
In the Z SIT ROLLING PATTERN, I’m “GAME-IFYING” it by trying not to drop the block with imaginary chocolate truffles on top.
It’s fun to notice which parts of your body need to engage in order to make your z sit switches into an “armless” rolling pattern.
Try to avoid using your elbows while connecting your torso to your “windshield wiper” hips:).
Slide left for a sneak peak of my PowerPoint slides on Somatics from my Creativity Meets Science immersion.
Want to learn how to incorporate somatic rolling patterns into your classes? Join me for one of my upcoming Yoga Deconstructed® workshop weekends:
Framingham, MA August 17-18 Common Ground Yoga

Adelaide, Australia September 14-17 Synergy YOGA & Pilates

Jakarta, Indonesia September 27-30 Gudang Gudang Yoga - Studio . Space . Style
Houston, TX October 12-13 The Woodlands Yoga Studio
Washington DC January 25-26, 2020 Willow Street Yoga Center

Westfield, NJ February 22-23, 2020 Satsang Yoga
Mill Creek, WA March 7-8, 2020 YOGA in the CENTER
Syracuse, NY April 4-5, 2020 Vyana Yoga
Portland, OR May 2-3, 2020 The Bhaktishop
Hopkinton, MA July 18-19 Shanti Yoga
Charleston, SC October 2-3 Mission Yoga

Click here to register:

#movementgames #playtime #rollingpatterns #floorplay #grounding #rolling #hipopener #notyoga
#propyoga #yogateacher #yogafun #practiceplay #functionalmovement

Anyone else remember Schoolhouse Rock?🙋🏼‍♀️📺

That song “Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?” was the fun way to learn grammar back in the day.📓

Why not make this banded move a fun way to learn about ABDUCTION?

ABDUCTION means the movement of a limb or other body part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.

This movement makes me feel like I’m Spiderwoman 🕷pretending to be trapped in a spiderweb 🕸.

I mean seriously though, why be a half moon 🌙 when you can be a full moon 🌕?

And even though this movement makes me feel like a flying X -Woman, I love the containment and feedback the resistance bands provide.

Want to explore more? Here’s where I’ll be FLYING ✈️ to next to teach:

Framingham, MA August 17-18 Common Ground Yoga

Adelaide, Australia September 14-17 Synergy YOGA & Pilates

Jakarta, Indonesia September 27-30 Gudang Gudang Yoga - Studio . Space . Style

Houston, TX October 12-13 The Woodlands Yoga Studio

Washington DC January 25-26, 2020 Willow Street Yoga Center

Westfield, NJ February 22-23, 2020 Satsang Yoga (link to register coming soon)

Mill Creek, WA March 7-8, 2020 (link to register coming soon)

Syracuse, NY April 4-5, 2020 Vyana Yoga

Portland, OR May 2-3, 2020 The Bhaktishop (link to register coming soon)

Hopkinton, MA July 18-19

Charleston, SC October 2-3 Mission Street Yoga (link to register coming soon)

Click the LIVE WORKSHOPS below for all the details & to register:
Skills FIRST, choreography SECOND
Sound on for cues
I purposefully create my classes to feel like “MOVEMENT PUZZLES.”
Before teaching a “VINYASA ROLLING FLOW” like this, I’ve already taught each piece of the phrase individually.
Teaching shapes while in contact with the floor makes it much easier to successfully execute them later on in standing. It helps build the skills needed to execute the upright “FLOW”.
Furthermore, learning a SINGLE MOVEMENT SKILL FIRST, makes it much easier to learn a linkage of MULTIPLE MOVEMENT SKILLS that flow together later.

You can think of it this way:

This is a video of a choreographed movement phrase that I frequently teach about 3/4 of the way into an hour long class.
I introduce this phrase AFTER teaching each dynamic shape INDIVIDUALLY.

For example, I teach the following dynamic isolated movement skills before teaching the full phrase:

1.Active and passive versions of supine Half Moon to supine Warrior 3 (open and closed chain).
2. Sliding “Frog Leg Sphinx”
3. Sliding Thread The Needle
4. Supine Rotating Half Apanasana using the mat as a foam roller.
5. Contralateral & “Body Half Sensing” movements using the mat as a foam roller.
6. Sliding Arch/Curls.
Do you break the “VINYASA FORMULA RULES” in order to teach new movement skills to your students?
Want to learn how to create “FLOOR FLOW MOVEMENT PHRASES” that teach traditional asanas from a new perspective?
Come to one of my Yoga Deconstructed®: Creativity Meets Science Immersions. Clink the link below for all the details on these events:

Stouffville, Ontario (40 minutes from Toronto) July 13-14 at Stouffville Yoga Life
Adelaide, Australia September 14-17 Synergy YOGA & Pilates
Jakarta, Indonesia September 27-30 @Gudang Gudang Yoga - Studio . Space . Style
Houston, TX October 12-13 The Woodlands Yoga Studio
Washington DC January 25-26, 2020 Willow Street Yoga Center
Syracuse, NY April 4-5, 2020 Vyana Yoga
Portland, OR May 2-3, 2020 The Bhaktishop
Hopkinton, MA July 18-19 Shanti Yoga

Formerly known as The Bhaktishop, and founded in 2007, we share yoga practices, lineage-connected bhakti philosophy and functional and somatic practices toward liberation with love.

Virtual/In-person classes :

Operating as usual



Our beloved Danielle has stepped away from her weekly classes to pour her energy into the next chapter. Join us in wishing her the best!

From Danielle:

I am so grateful to have been a part of the BYMC community since I started the yoga teacher training program in 2018. September 7th was my last day teaching my sweet group of Wednesday evening regulars, because I am preparing a slow winter exit from Portland to my homelands in the south - closer to family and to the work that is calling me. In January 2021 I launched Sankofa Village Arkansas (1) a forming intentional community that centers Black healing, liberation and regeneration and (2) a fiscally-sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to transform multigenerational community health through land stewardship and education for the purposes of housing affordability, wealth-building, and climate resiliency.

I am so proud of the work I have supported at BYMC - the 2019 and 2022 teacher trainings, various donation classes, BIPOC-only yoga, our moon series, and most recently the Holding Space for Climate Grief workshop with my dear friend and fellow teacher Kate Skaggs. With the support of this community I have been able to take risks, make mistakes, and grow so much as a yoga teacher these past few years. Thank you for putting your trust in me and allowing me to be my weird, flowy, nature loving self

Photos from The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's post 23/09/2022

Yoga, Bollywood dance, and snacks with @anjaliandthekid @ruchikala and @tarasonali ✨🪔

🪔 Saturday, October 22nd, 1-4pm PST

✨In-person & livestream

🪔$25-$100 suggested donation to raise funds for flood relief in Pakistan

✨Slow + Steady Yoga with Tara
✨Bollywood Dance with DJ Anjali
✨Restorative Yoga with Kusum
✨Snacks by Ruchikala

🪔Space is limited - sign up to secure your spot!

✨COVID safety: masks + vax required for in-person

Photos from The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's post 20/09/2022

Zeyah has added Wednesday evening classes and is bringing Friday morning class back to the studio! Yay!! 🤸
Check out Zeyah’s updated schedule (all classes are hybrid: offered in person at the studio and online)…
🍂Wednesdays, 5:30pm, Yoga 2
🍂Fridays, 8:30am, Yoga 1
🍂Saturdays, 9am, Yoga 2
🍂And in rotation with @tarasonali, @dawnjoon, and @tenderevolution for Queer + Trans Yoga on Tuesday evenings
Zeyah’s classes invite you to deeply sink in. They often start off slow and continue with meditative movement that grows in strength and challenge. Zeyah enjoys tailoring class plans to meet the emerging needs of the group and so you’ll often leave feeling like the class was made just for you. 🌟

Photos from The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's post 19/09/2022


Monicka is back to teaching weekly classes after supporting their little-one, Kavi, through a harrowing medical procedure this summer. We’re happy to share that Kavi is doing well! She is recovering beautifully and just entered 3rd grade. While this is such great news, the journey is far from over and Monicka’s family can still use community support. Please visit their Mealtrain page (link in our bio) to get life-updates and details on how you can help.

Monicka has nourished so many within the BYMC community with their thoughtful classes, infused with their background in dance, anatomical studios, and bodywork. For many, Monicka’s classes are a pillar of the BYMC community. Monicka has taught with us for over a decade and continues to bring wise and fresh insights to each class.

Join Monicka on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.


As we come up on our one year anniversary of returning to our physical space & taking on stewardship of the Center we are reflecting with GRATITUDE on the abundance of this community.

Thank you for being here, we love you 💓

Following along but haven’t yet made into the studio or the zoom room for a class? We’d love to connect with you and have so many great opportunities to dip your toe in this Fall!

Our new student special has been called the best in town - 30 days of unlimited yoga for $30. We love this because it gives you time to try out many classes and teachers so you can find all the ones that support you best, exactly where you’re at.

Feeling nervous, have questions, or concerns about getting into or re-starting your yoga practice? We’re here to support! Send us a dm or reach out at [email protected]

@tarasonali + @zeyah_somatics


Today’s restorative yoga, acupuncture, and bodywork event is sold out, but lucky you, we have another healing event coming up later this month!

Join Yaara Valey for an intimate musical and healing experience in the holding of our SE Portland studio.

You're welcome to lie down in restorative poses with the use of the studio’s props or move quietly in anyway that feels good on your mat.

Friday, September 30th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost: sliding scale $20-$40

Space is limited.

About Yaara
Yaara is a talented artist and musician who has a passion for harnessing the healing potential of sound. Her sound baths are unique, time-based, improvised ambient musical experiences that encourage deep relaxation and somatic release. Your whole system will resonate and deepen into the harmonic vocals and instrumentals she weaves together. Yaara utilizes looping technology to create luscious vocal-based live transmissions accompanied by singing bowls and other percussive instruments.



Join @linneasolveig for a 4 week series that breaks down some of the more commonly practiced postures that appear in drop-in yoga classes. This series will give you the tools to feel comfortable and confident when practicing. We will move our bodies with curiosity and respect in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Space is limited so be sure to register soon to reserve your space.

Date / Time / Format
4 Saturdays, October 15th - November 5th
10:30am - 12:00pm

In-Person at the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

$98 for the series
Equity pricing available, please reach out [email protected]

About Linnea Solveig

“My explorations in body awareness and my love for physical expression have been present for much of my life. Over twenty years ago, I began my official relationship with movement as a dancer and, fifteen years ago, I began a widely versatile personal yoga practice. My experience has ranged from the raucously physical to the most delicately subtle. As a teacher, I try to find a middle ground where the active body can help illuminate the illusive mind and spirit. I am interested in working deeply with principles of skeletal, muscular and energetic alignment, while also sharing the rich mythical, spiritual, and historical lineage that yoga asana descends from. I received my 200­hour training in 2014 with Alison Alstrom at The Loom School of Hatha Yoga, and I am on a perpetual journey to become a more knowledgeable teacher and humble student. Currently I am studying asana with Todd Jackson and anatomy with Renee Sills and am in the process of attaining another 300 hours of teacher training here in the Advanced Study Program at The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center (formerly The Bhaktishop). The time I spend off my mat is usually spent painting, biking and teaching art and movement at the PHAME Academy. Find me at”

Photos from The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's post 15/09/2022


Something that’s really unique about our studio is that we offer a wide range of classes. If you are stiff, older, new to yoga, nursing an injury, or just like to take it slow, you’ll find a lot here for you. If you enjoy meditative, grounded movement practices that challenge you, we’ve got that too.

We are passionate about meeting folks where they’re at. We often can adjust our class plan to support the variety of needs emerging in the group. And if we can’t adjust, there’s always the invite to follow your own inner wisdom. We celebrate that you’ve carved out the time and are here. How you spend your time, what that looks like, is up to you. We’re here in this journey with you in support of moving toward presence, toward embodied curiosity, toward reflection, toward integration.

Reach out with your questions or just to say hi! [email protected].

Photos from The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's post 15/09/2022


Join us at the Center, in the coziness of our studio, with the warm guidance of our teachers, to take stock of all that has transpired over the whirl of the summer months.

Our weekly classes and special events will provide rituals of care that will support you through the transitions of seasons and beyond.

Join us for an upcoming event- we’ve got healing experiences, continuing education, and support for newbies and folks recovering from giving birth. Check it out!


Soften into Fall: Restorative Yoga, Bodywork + Acupuncture

September 17th, 2-3:45pm

With @dawnjoon, @lydiatate.aculand, and @whitneyhandrich
(Only two spots left!)


Sound Bath

September 30th, 7:30-8:30pm

With @yaaravaley


Yoga For Beginners

4 Saturdays, October 15th - November 5th, 10:30am-12pm

With @linneasolveig


Strong Core, Mobile Center

Sunday, October 30th, 1:00pm-3:00pm



Stronger after Baby

5 Tuesdays, November 8th - December 6th, 10:15-11:15am


We have new events added to the calendar all the time so make sure to check back.


Our weekly class schedule is evolving as well to offer more practice opportunities in the studio! Britt (@howbrittmoves) and Zeyah’s (@zeyah_somatics) Monday and Friday morning classes will be returning to the studio! They will still be live-streamed but starting soon there will also be in-person options. 🙌 Check the schedule for that!

… And Zeyah is now teaching a yoga 2 on Wednesday evenings. Consider taking this class and staying for Restore and Release with Sahar (@dawnjoon) afterwards for a truly epic well-rounded experience.

Welcome back Monicka (@monickaapril)! 🥰 Join her livestream classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

More weekly class updates coming soon!

We love you!


Study, community, growth

We are halfway through our first year of SOMA School- a deep dive into the teachings of yoga and a 300 hr teacher training journey.

Going into it, we warned- this journey will change you in ways you can’t imagine from the start. And sure enough, each one of us, faculty and students alike, are feeling the alchemy of change take place. Together we disrupt limiting patterns and build new pathways that open up space for more freedom, connection, and empowered boundary. Together we break down and build up again and embrace the entire natural cycle that is birth growth death and rebirth.

Thank you to all the cohort members and faculty for sharing your wisdom, and for our greater community who’ve lent their resources to help make this happen. Beautiful healers are honing their gifts in this program and the whole community will surly benefit.

Our Story

Formerly known as The Bhaktishop, we are excited about your interest in yoga; whether you're starting up a new yoga asana practice or expanding your seasoned, deepening commitment as a yoga student, this is the place for you. Yoga is for everyone, and we are actively committed to education, action and compassion as both a community and an organization, so that we might honestly become a sanctuary where all are safe and welcome.

Welcome to our intimate community center where we offer approachable, intelligent instruction and warmth that reaches well beyond the physical practices. Since 2007, we have built a community of highly skilled, experienced teachers committed to deep, honest self-inquiry. We embrace small-class culture, treat you with respect and dignity, and are deeply invested in shaping the conversation of yoga both inside the studio and in the wider community by educating students and teachers with depth and integrity in the roots of yoga. As a community we are actively working toward being more accessible.

We are committed to no specific method, and at this point we value the tradition itself, as well as equity, safety, transparency, sustainability, inclusion and empathy in instruction. True beginners, students seeking relief from stress or injury, seasoned teachers wishing to hone your voice or practice in community, seniors wanting to maintain mobility, folks delving deeper into meditation or devotional practices, welcome home. Here, we put people before profit, which turns out to be kind of a lousy business model but we are sticking to it. Maintaining an inner life is complex. Yoga helps.

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
Thursday 06:00 - 20:00
Friday 06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 06:00 - 20:00