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Franklin Method in Portland

The Happiest of Hips

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm

held at the NE Community Center (register HERE)

With a blend of yoga, Franklin Method anatomy and explorative movement, we will find ease in our three-dimensional hips in this two hour workshop. You will learn practices to include in your day, ways to improve things you do often (sitting/standing/etc) and have fun moving your body! This is for all levels - even those with injury. We will be using small massage balls and stretchy therabands amongst other creative props!

Strong Core/Mobile Center

Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm

held at the Bhaktishop (register HERE)

Back by demand! Having a strong core seems to be the answer to all of life's problems in the movement world - but what does it really mean? In this workshop, we will learn to embody core strength without tension, discovering the action (and interaction) of each of the abdominal muscles, the iliopsoas and the diaphragm. This is super-functional core awareness, and working with these areas will allow you to move in all directions with the feeling of support instead of grip, to receive all the wonderful benefits of full, efficient breathing and to just feel generally more centered and well. All levels welcome. 

Feel Better in your Back

Three Wednesdays in December 2018: December 5th, 12th and 19th from 7:00-8:30pm

held at the Bhaktishop (register HERE)

Along with learning more about your spine and the muscles that move it, we will work with exercises that you can do daily to keep your back feeling great. This includes attention to what we do most often: sitting, standing, walking, transitions...and especially, breathing!! which will have a dedicated class of its own the last week of the series. What a great way to end your year and to enter into the holidays feeling strong, mobile and restored. This also makes a great gift!

New Year, New Neck

Three Wednesdays in January, 2019: January 9th, 16th and 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm

held at the Bhaktishop (register HERE)

Sit at a desk? Look down at your phone? Teach children? Often feel like you "slept wrong" and have stiffness or have lost range of motion? Do you get headaches or jaw aches? Just want to learn more about how to embody the joints where the skull meets the spine and the functions of the trapezius? Learn simple movement, anatomical imagery and the function of a healthy neck. We will go beyond posturing so as to how to rid your days of "forward head." Learn a lot and move smarter, both in life and in yoga practice. Leave with ease and freedom in your neck! All levels welcome.

Happy Feet

Sunday March 10, 2019 from 3:00-5:00pm

held at the Bhaktishop (register HERE)

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. 

Ongoing classes

Franklin Method Yoga: 

Wednesdays 10:00-11:15am 

held at the Bhaktishop in SE Portland

Back to Mobility: 

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am

held at Parallel 45 in Vancouver, WA