Franklin Method Workshops in Portland

Sundays 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Relax and Release your Neck and Shoulders

3pm - 5pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Event Details

Sundays 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Relax and Release your Neck and Shoulders

In this three-part series we will embody the many layers of the neck/shoulders in daily life and in movement. If you experience neck or shoulder tension, headaches, or other painful upper body issues, or if you are a lover of learning and moving or a teacher wanting more understanding of this part of anatomy to share with your students, this class is for you! You will come away with usable, doable practices based on Franklin Method techniques to continue feeling great in your upper body. All levels welcome. 

$75 for all three classes REGISTER HERE 

3pm - 5pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Saturday, 11/16

Happy Feet

2pm - 4pm

NE Community Center

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Saturday, 11/16

Happy Feet

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.  

$30/$40 non-members REGISTER HERE

2pm - 4pm

NE Community Center

Sunday, 11/17

BOOK RELEASE PARTY

4pm - 6pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

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Sunday, 11/17

BOOK RELEASE PARTY

Join us in celebrating the launch of Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga  by Franklin Method founder, Eric Franklin and beloved Franklin teacher, Ali Wesley!  

  • get your very own copy signed - hot off the press! (please bring cash/check to purchase a book)
  • sip yummy, non-alcoholic drinks
  • enjoy acoustic music
  • have a "ball" with pelvic themed games and events
  • enter a raffle to win free balls and bands!

No need to register, but INFO HERE

4pm - 6pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Sunday, 12/1

Breathing for Life

3pm - 6pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

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Sunday, 12/1

Breathing for Life

Breathing brings about improved digestion, cardiovascular health, freer posture/movement and a calmer mind (just to name a few things)...but what is good breathing? In this workshop, we will discover some possible  answers, using imagery and tools from the Franklin Method to experience the mechanics of the diaphragm, ribs, lungs, heart, spine and back/abdominal muscles. With simple, repeatable exercises, we will explore freeing the breath - expect to learn a lot, but also expect to leave relaxed, refreshed and ready to improve the thing you do 20,000 times a day. All levels and bodies welcome! 

$40 REGISTER HERE

3pm - 6pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Every Monday!

Movement Exploratorium with Franklin Method

11:15am - 12:15pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Event Details

Every Monday!

Movement Exploratorium with Franklin Method

This fun, musical, many-styles movement class is a blend of Franklin Method, yoga asana and functional movement. We use creative sequences of movement, dynamic and well-instructed sets of movements with large, stretchy thera-bands, lots of anatomical awareness and deep fascial release using massage balls. This class is for anyone that loves movement of all kinds and want to add variety, dynamic movement and flow to their practices. You will leave feeling changed, but most importantly, IMPROVED! 

INFO HERE

11:15am - 12:15pm

Bhakti Yoga Movement Center

Previous workshops

Untuck What's Stuck/Franklin Method for Yoga

Happy Feet

Strong Core/Mobile Center

New Year, New Neck

Floating Bones/Shoulder Workshop

Strength in Flexibility/Spinal Workshop

Pelvic Power

Breathing for Life

Fascial Freedom

The Happiest of Hamstrings

Science of Sequencing

Balls and Bands Circuit Training