PDX Power Yoga

PDX Power Yoga is bringing Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga to Northeast Portland this fall!  As part of the Willamette Valley Power Yoga community, we exist to create and support extraordinary yoga communities designed to give you access to a lifetime of power and purpose. Stay tuned for updates as our studio takes shape and we prepare for YOU!



what past graduates have to say:

BBTT was a life-changing event. I was reluctant to sign up, partly because of my introverted nature. I was scared. I thought I would find a bunch of superficial, “self-styled enlightened” people. I went into training feeling excited, but also nervous, shy, and skeptical. I thought that I was more “woke” than most. I was very wrong. I was given amazing tools, not only to teach yoga, but also to live my life in a better and more fulfilling way. I found a tribe of people like me, and people that were willing to actually listen and deeply care about each other. I found a family. Yes, I learned to teach yoga and to do it well, but the greater gift was that I found myself. If you get the chance to go to BBTT, don’t wait. Do it now.

— Timber W.V, BBTT 2019 | WVPY

“There are endless reasons why I would highly recommend Be Bold Teacher Training. With the daily training, yoga practice, meditation and self inquiry, I experienced a deep personal journey of discovering and honoring my authentic self. The training was skillfully facilitated by Melinda and her wonderful team. The experience is still influencing, informing and shaping my life a year later. This is much more than a teacher training- the powerful knowledge and skills I learned to empower others has been the best investment of my life.”

— Jon C, BBTT 2017 | Ireland

“Be Bold Teacher Training has had a profound impact on my practice, my relationships with others and my understanding of myself. I knew that through this course I would learn to teach yoga, but I also learned how to reclaim my power on and off the mat and I’ve developed self-compassion to a level that didn’t exist for me before.  
Be Bold Teacher Training is an opportunity for everyone - whether or not they intend to teach yoga. It was an investment of my time and money, but more importantly it was an investment in myself and I’m incredibly grateful for everything that I gained from the experience.”

— Vanessa M, BBTT 2018 | WVPY

“I had a million reasons why I shouldn’t do Be Bold Teacher Training. I am so incredibly thankful that I listened to the reasons why I needed to say yes. BBTT gave me the tools I need to be for others, but also to be for myself. I learned so much about myself during this time, and I gained a new perspective that I wasn’t even aware I was lacking. BBTT not only left me feeling empowered to share a strong, physical practice of yoga with others, it also left me inspired to simply be better for others. I cannot thank Melinda enough for leading this experience. She challenged me to dig deeper and be uncomfortable, while at the same time providing support and kindness. Melinda is a powerful role model of what being for others looks like, and we were all so fortunate to have her. ”

— Krista H, BBTT 2017 | WVPY

“Be Bold teacher training totally changed my life. I entered the training, hoping to deepen my knowledge of yoga and strengthen my practice, but left with so much more. The promises of the training were fulfilled, and all expectations were exceeded. I gained invaluable skills that I use every day, not just on my mat, which have left me inspired and empowered. A world of possibility is now open to me, thanks to Melinda, her team and this training.”

— Laura C, BBTT 2018 | Ireland 

“I went into the WVPY Teacher Training thinking I would learn about poses, anatomy and how to teach yoga. Well, I got that and something much more valuable. The training was transformational for me. It awakened me to my purpose which has given me direction. I feel focused and alive as a result. I highly recommend the training to others.  

— Rick B, BBTT 2017 | WVPY

“Teacher Training with WVPY was hands-down the highlight of my year, and one of the most powerful and transformational events of my life. It is a difficult, demanding experience—both physically and emotionally—but if you are willing to put in the work, you will come away from the training as a new, better person. This training provided me with a vastly expanded view of what yoga means in my life. It profoundly altered my perspective of how I fit in the world and it instilled a level of self-acceptance and self-compassion that I never believed I could possess in my life. I came away from my experience with 23 of the most sincere, supportive, and genuine friends that I have ever had. They are all people who are dear to me like family. I came into the training feeling weighed down with the burdens of life, and the experience taught me to allow lightness and joy into my life. This training also furnished a thorough understanding of the poses and sequence in Journey into Power and provided a foundation to become an effective yoga instructor.
Yoga Trainings are expensive—there’s no question that it represents a significant investment of money and time—but I consider the cost to be trivial in comparison to the benefits received. Yes, you could use the money instead to fund a trip to a serene, tropical location. Or you could spend that money on this training and bring contentment and serenity home to you. Don’t let cost or time commitment deter you. It is unconditionally, emphatically worth it.”

— Brent D, EYP 2016 | WVPY 

1915 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97212

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