We operate on the understanding that people are inherently loving, in possession of no fatal flaw, and doing their best with what they have. We relate to the sometimes powerful feelings of disconnect that threaten to consume all modern people. Yet we view individuals as whole and unbroken. We don’t believe in ‘fixing’ others. We honor, support, and connect through acknowledgement, acceptance, and appreciation. Intervention is not our way; loving relationship is. We are committed to helping others by getting ourselves out of the way and supporting what natural healing processes are already under way and to standing with, rather than above our students. We are committed to the radical affirmation of each other’s presence, especially when it’s not easy. We are honored to be standing by this great community.

Yoga Union Community Wellness Center is built on a foundation of mutually beneficial relationships. For fifteen years, our friendly staff, trade participants, and devoted students have sustained a commitment to building community by nurturing relationships, staying open to one another, and remaining true to our values:


Gathering together lifts us all.

Humanness is worth the work.

Everyone matters.

There’s always joy in it if you look closely.

Source can be found in anything and everything.

Diversity is a celebration of life.

Small communities can make big differences.

Right paths vary. All lead home to the heart.

Everyone is welcome.

Yoga Union is a center for yogis in all stages of development to practice and play in the art of Yoga without judgment or expectation. Our roots are deeply embedded in the SE Portland, Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Many of our students are regulars who, after considering yoga for some time, one day arrived here and as with a favorite park or café, they’ve returned time and again to fill up on the offerings.

With classes held three to five times per day and seven days per week, the door is wide open and the welcome is always warm. What is truly unique about this wellness center is not only what has been nurturing its roots in the community since 1999, but also what has given it a name – Yoga Union: Where people come together to unite and to deepen connections to their own mind, body, and soul with greater ease and purpose – or just to get a good workout. Come by and see us!