Wembley Park Sanctuary
Summer Series Kick-Off!
To Benefit Oregon Wild
June 1 • 10am - 7pm
Cynthia Pedraza & Maria Olaya
Emily Baumann & The Taiko Drummers
The Colin Trio & Emily Dalsfoist
We offer delicious food & non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day by Eatin' Alive
"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying the same."
– Dr. Sebi
Let’s roll into summer with a Hell to the Yeah!
It's training time! Let's kick summer off right with a full day of practice and play outside at SoulJour's Wembley Park Sanctuary, located next to a beautiful 55-acre wooded park in Lake Oswego. We'll move, meditate, and groove with some of the best teachers & musicians Portland has to offer. Align body, mind and spirit in a truly unique way like never before – in a private wooded setting, on flat, dry artificial turf with trees and birds to heighten the experience.
The day begins with a short silent walk through the woods and ends with some blues rock by The Colin Trio. In between, we’ll be guided along a soul journey back hOMe to remember our Selves. We’ll touch every sense, push through new boundaries, meet new likeminded SoulJours, and leave with a shift in mindset.
Our evolution starts now.
We start the morning with a 10-minute silent walk through the woods to begin to focus our intention for the day. Once onsite, we offer Paige's Spiced Chai or ginger lemony honey tea to heighten our senses. Our first session starts by tapping into our Strength with Jordan Castellanos - he'll begin to burn us to the ground like the Phoenix birds that we are. After that, Cynthia Pedraza with Maria Olaya accompanying on flamenco guitar, will lead us through a spicy, yet slow, vinyasa flow to open us up as we find our Balance. From there, Emily Baumann and The Taiko Drummers will blow us away with their synchronized drumming skills as we peel away layers and reveal our heart center in an energizing vinyasa practice representing Abundance. After a short snack break, the divine Diana Hulet will then guide us on a journey back to our Truth, the place where intuition and consciousness reside. Finally, SoulJour’s founder, Ashley Melin, will take us on a self-reflection exercise to activate our purpose and assimilate all that we’ve learned. We’ll complete the day with a fire ceremony in our traditional Indian fire pit
Then lets it all go and get our stoke on! It's a SoulJour Open House and After Party!
Includes healthy organic vegetarian fare catered by Eatin’ Alive PDX, a full display of SoulJour gear, and a lawn to throw down a blanket and/or boogie on down to The Colin Trio with Emily Dalsfoist.
$60 Full Day Ticket:
All Sessions + After Party + food & drinks throughout + 1 raffle ticket
$108 VIP Ticket:
All Sessions + After Party + food & drinks throughout + 3 raffle ticket + SoulJour Tee / Kit + Commemorative Poster
$15 / Session
For those with time constraints
$20 After Party
Live music with The Colin Trio + Food, Non-Alcoholic Drinks (BYOB)
- A rockin' good time!
- New tools for growth and well-being
- A burning away of fears and limitations
- A shift in perception of Self
- Alignment of mind, body and spirit
- New, awesome SoulJour friends
The Colin Trio
“Colin’s original lyrics and compositions combines many musical influences, to create a totally unique sound that can captivate any audience.”
– Teri Briggs, The Portland Playlist
The Colin Trio is songwriter Colin Hogan on vocals, guitar, and piano; Brian Link on bass; and Matt Ramsdell on drums and percussion. The Trio combines jazzy, country blues with Southern soul, led by Colin’s sultry vocals. They can also be found as the rhythm section for many other Portland bands. The Trio released Tightening the Wire in January 2016, the full-length followup to their Simple Sweet EP (2015). In 2014, AXS.com named The Colin Trio one of Portland’s Top 10 Bands of the Year. Colin’s personal highlight was singing a duet on stage with New Orleans legend Dr. John. All three are originally from the South, and they currently live in Portland, OR.
Dedicated to the preservation and protection of Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters.
Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run / Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild and Scenic River designations.
As a leader of the national grassroots charge for conservation of roadless areas in our National Forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country.
Our wilderness, old-growth forest and clean rivers and watersheds programs protect pristine drinking water, unparalleled recreational opportunities and fish and wildlife habitat across Oregon. With a staff of 16, including regional coordinators, Oregon Wild's strength is its active grassroots citizen network. Through the power of 5,000 members, nearly 6,000 e-mail activists and dozens of active volunteers, Oregon Wild works to maintain environmental laws, while building broad community support for our campaigns.
Detroit born and bred, soulful living inspires Paige: vibrant food, hearty laughter, and an active life. As a yoga instructor and elementary educator, Paige prepared plant-based foods in her Portland home, giving life to Eatin' Alive in 2010.
Eatin' Alive uses locally-sourced and quality foods in their unique recipes. This abundance is made available as grab-and-go in wholesale, grocery distribution, farmers’ markets, and boutique restaurants.
Cynthia's Soul Journey began after graduating from college, when she left her homeland of Mexico and landed in Atlanta, GA where she decided to completely commit to her yoga journey. She began teaching shortly thereafter, teaching in local studios in Atlanta in both English and Spanish, looking to inspire students to connect body, mind, and soul. Cynthia later moved across the country to Portland, where she completed her Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training and is now working on her 500hr with Jason Crandell. Cynthia is our local Lake Oswego resident favorite with her high vibes and colorful Latino aura that shines a mile bright.
After studying for many years with the late Colombian Maestro, Ramiro Isaza MejíaI, Maria came to the United States in hopes of deepening her musical path. She finished a Master’s degree in guitar performance, and moved to Minneapolis, MN where I performed and taught for many years. Later I moved to Corvallis where I had a thriving guitar studio. She recently left her academic job to be a full-time guitar teacher and performance artist.
"For me, music has always been a means for genuine connection with others, a means to experience transcendence and connect to our humanness."
Diana began her study of mysticism at a young age with books by Thomas Moore and Deepak Chopra—gifts from her mother; meanwhile, her father gave her the gift of connection with the natural world. Thus began Diana’s endless journey of weaving both the visible and invisible forces of life together. She took her first yoga class in 1990 as a college course and never looked back. Her knowledge of sanskrit, religion, and yoga philosophy is deep after nearly 30 years of personal practice, school studies, and teaching experience. She currently teaches seasonal practices, continuing education workshops, and teacher trainings throughout the Portland area.
Emily teaches Vinyasa Yoga with a strong focus in alignment and fluidity in transition. She grew up dancing and ultimately received a BA in Dance from UofO. She found Vinyasa Yoga in 2008 and completed her 200-hr teacher training in 2011. She has since studied Ashtanga, Therapeutic Yoga and found a spiritual hOMe in Nichiren Buddhism. This is where she met her Buddhist drumming troupe, The Taiko Drummers. Emily has taught for 6 years now in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Portland.
2017 brought many challenges; Emily's Dad has Alzheimer's, her best friend had cancer, among others. Emily's Yoga and Buddhist practices gave her the courage to follow her heart and move back to Portland to be closer to family. Emily helps students to see their truth and take action to do their best under the given circumstances. She teaches to awaken the highest in everyone and unite humanity through believing in the brilliance of our collective light.
Ashley has been a daily practitioner of yoga, meditation, mountain sports, and fitness her entire life. In 2004, she traveled solo to India for the first time on a 3-month soul journey and has since taken hundreds of SoulJours to the magical chaos of India. In 2015, Ashley divorced the partner she had been with half her life. She dived deep into her meditation practice. It is through this deep connection to Source energy that the idea for SoulJour was born.
Mother of one 9-year old boy, keeper of two dogs, an avid mountain biker, climber, skier, fitness junkie, and graphic designer, Ashley understands that yoga encompasses all aspects of life – mental, physical, spiritual. Having experienced her own healing & transformation, it is her mission to share this knowledge in a uniquely creative and tangible way for all to experience.