With Jill Knouse, Jenny Conlee & Ashley Melin
January 11, 2019 • 6:30-9:30pm • Yoga Pearl
$35 In Advance / $40 At The Door

It's time to design the year (and life!) we truly want to live. After all, we are the the creators of our reality. 111 is a sacred number. It is said to represent values such as optimism, new beginnings, motivation, and inspiration. The start of 2019 is a time to focus our attention on what fulfills us. It's our time to practice using our manifesting muscles and learn how to design a life worth living.

Jill Knouse, Portland yoga teacher and community builder, will lead us on a vinyasa practice to cultivate the fire we'll need to burn through past patterning. Ashley Melin, SoulJour's founder, will then guide us on a journey to remove any blocks holding us back. Plan on writing in your Soul Journal to put your thoughts into action.

Throughout the practice, Jenny Conlee, keyboard and accordion player for The Decemberists and Black Prarie will tickle the keys to enhance the awesome vibe.

We'll gather afterwards for tea, snacks, and a trunk show featuring SoulJour gear.

This is a benefit for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. We are raising money to go DIRECTLY to our dear friend and PDX yoga teacher, Sweethome Teacup. $5 from every ticket will be donated to her directly as she navigates treatment and self-care. Read more below.

$35 in Advance / $40 at the door

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  • Have a rockin' good time!
  • Learn new tools on how to manifest what you really want
  • Look at old patterns
  • Shift your paradigm
  • Experience an alignment of mind, body, spirit
  • Meet new SoulJour friends


Sweethome’s Breast Cancer Recovery Fund

Our beloved Sweethome Teacup was recently diagnosed wtih breast cancer. As we know, she’s done so much for so many animals in need through her foundation Yoga Animal Alliance.

It’s our turn to help our fellow SoulJour sister! Let’s join together in helping her on her road to recovery. Group energy helps and a generous donation from the Portland yoga community would mean so much! $5 from every ticket will go directly to her and any other contributions are much appreciated. Sending Sweethome the healing vibes: Om Soma Namaha

Jill Knouse

Thirteen years ago, Jill Knouse left the corporate world behind to pursue her love of sharing yoga full-time. Her heartfelt classes, events, retreats and teacher trainings pour from a deep desire to use the tools of yoga to better understand the self and others so that we may ultimately live more harmoniously in our bodies, in our minds, in our souls and in our communities.

Jill’s powerful presence, intuition and engaging teaching style naturally lead students to a state of balance, wholeness and a feeling of overall wellness. While her classes may be challenging, Jill does her best to make them accessible to everyone. She strives to support her students in cultivating a devoted practice of presence infused with joy, love and acceptance. As a lover of music, breath & movement, choreography and the unfolding of story through the combining of these mediums, Jill masterfully incorporates them into every one of her yoga experiences.  Learn more about Jill at www.jillknouseyoga.com

Jenny Conlee

Jenny is best known for her work as accordion player and keyboardist for one of Portland's favorites – American Indie rock band, The Decemberists. Aside from her work with the Decemberists, she is also in Black Prarie, alongside several popular Portland musicians. In 2015, Jenny fell in love with French accordion music and recorded an album called French Kayaking Music with her drummer husband, Steve Drizos. This is the style we’ll listen to in our experience. Conlee has made guest appearances on several records by other artists, including Lewi Longmire, Jerry Joseph, Buoy LaRue and many others. Before the Decemberists, she played piano for the 1990s Portland, Oregon, band Calobo. She is also a member of Portland-based Casey Neill & The Norway Rats where she plays keyboards, accordion, and glockenspiel.

In 2011, Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer. It put a halt to her music career for a period while she faced her most daunting challenge. In full remission ever since, she transcended this challenge into furthering her music career and has been rockin' it ever since!