Virtual Japanese Culture Happy Hour: Tribute to Ken Shimura

Thursday, April 30, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT Tribute to the great Japanese comedian, Ken Shimura, who passed away from coronavirus. Let’s watch his short comedies with English subtitle. Feel free to grab a beer or your favorite drink. His slapstick humor, physical comedy and naïve persona made him a household name in the country for…

Mayumido on YouTube

Feeling anxious and stressed? Join one of our newest teachers, Mayumi Hasegawa, in this brief lesson from her breathing and movement class. (Make sure the closed captions (“CC”) are ON!) Mayumi teaches a breathing and movement course based on kokyuho, qigong, yoga, and aikido. In this video, she shares a short introductory exercise that you…

Update: March 31

As the CDC and national guidelines to restrict gatherings of 10 or more people has been extended through April, most if not all of our programs for the coming month will be cancelled. We of course don’t know how long the Governor’s order to stay home will last, and will continue to follow the announcements…

Wild Goose Qigong Practice

Every Friday 11 am to noon **This practice is now meeting either outdoors at Holladay Park or inside Lloyd Center, depending on the weather: If the temperature is in the mid-60s and not raining, look for us outdoors in Holladay Park, behind Lloyd Center Mall If the weather is cooler or rainy, we will meet…

COVID-19 Update

Update, March 11, 2020: The Oregon Health Authority is now recommending that people vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings. The full press release is here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/first-multnomah-county-resident-tests-positive-covid-19.aspx At this time, we haven’t canceled any of our activities. Anyone who is feeling unwell, coughing, sneezing, or has any other…

COVID-19 Update

To Our Community, We wanted to make a brief comment regarding concerns people may have about going out and attending events, classes, and meetings in March because of COVID-19. We want everyone to do what they feel is right for them and their own health. All we ask is that you please take CDC and…

Mayumido: Japanese Breathwork and Movement Exercise

Tuesday, March 10, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 24, 20206:00 PM to 7:00 PM POSTPONED–DATE TBA Blending techniques from Aikido, Qigong, and Yoga, this class includes light stretching, self-massage, and guided breathing. Relax your body, improve balance, and increase function. This is low-impact exercise for all ability levels and ages. The core focus of this practice is…

Needle Felting Animals for Beginners

Afternoon Session Thursday, March 12, 20201:00 PM to 3:00 PM Evening Session Thursday, March 26, 20206:00 PM to 8:00 PM POSTPONED–DATE TBA The Encorepreneur Cafe 1548 NE 15th Ave. Portland Needle felting is a technique to make sculptures from wool using a barbed needle. In this meetup, we will have workshops to learn and enjoy needle felting. Beginners are…