Portland: Where the Yoga Flows Like Wine

What's New — By Lia Del Priore on April 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

One of the first things you’ll notice about Portland, Oregon is its serious dedication to all things yoga.  Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned student, or a teacher yourself; this is the place to practice.  Check out the studios around town and find out what all the fuss is about.

If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of studios in Portland; there is a solution for you.  The Bhaktishop.  Located in the heart of Southeast Portland, the Bhaktishop is a studio like no other.  Even in the first glance, you can tell it’s something special.  Covered in artwork and color, the Bhaktishop is a studio full of love, life, spirit, and yoga.

Bhakti yoga, or the yoga of love and devotion, uses singing, chanting, asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), and poetry in each lovely class.  Each teacher is different at the Bhaktishop, so make sure to check out as many classes as your heart desires.  Although the studio is owned by Lisa Mae Osborn and Diana Hutlet, the studio is truly a labor of love dedicated to the community.  For a truly amazing experience, visit either one of their classes, or any of the other talented teachers at this studio.

If you happen to be in Portland on a Saturday morning, Lisa Mae Osborn’s 9:00a.m. Soul Flow will show you how it feels to start the weekend with singing and sweat.

For a true and unique Portland experience, check out the Bhaktishop’s Kirtans.  Kirtans are akin to nothing else, so get adventurous and check it out!  Kirtans are hosted every 2nd Sunday of the month, from 6-8p.m.

The Bhaktishop is located at 2500 Southeast 26th Avenue.  To view a complete class schedule, visit http://www.thebhaktishop.com/.