Manifest 111: Design the Life you were Born to Live

Featuring Yoga, Meditation, Live Music, Writing

Saturday, January 11 
Yoga Pearl • 925 NW Davis St. Portland
A Benefit for Peace in Schools
$11 (ages 11-18) / $25 Seva / $50 General Admission / $111 Admiral

Featured Presenters

Nathan Mills

Saffire Bouchelion

Maria Olaya

Ashley Melin

We become what we intend. And what we intend, we will do.

111 is a sacred number. It represents optimism, motivation, inspiration. What we experience on 1.11 will mark a new beginning. A true soul friendship with our Selves and others will take root. Through movement, meditation, a profound sound healing experience, and a self-reflective journey activity, we’ll gain learn how to manifest our most AUMazing life. Like the phoenix bird, we'll travel to the depths of the soul, and emerge as our most awesome Self primed to spread stoke!

This SoulJour Experience begins with a potent writing activity facilitated by Ashley Melin, founder of SoulJour. We'll then move into a slow, strong energy-moving practice led by longtime yoga and martial arts teacher, Nathan Mills. Nathan will guide a breathwork practice before sliding into a guided meditation. We cap off the evening instilling our learnings as we lie our backs for an incredible sound healing with Saffire Bouchelion on handpan drums. Experience a new soul connection, deep healing, and revitalized yet calm energy. Maria Olaya, will play her soulful classical guitar throughout the entire night.





Includes event, drinks/snacks, 1 raffle ticket, donation to Peace in Schools, a SoulJour Kit. Guest must also donate 2 hours of time to SoulJour. Includes event, drinks/snacks, donation to Peace in Schools, 2 raffle tickets, a SoulJour Kit.  Includes event, drinks/snacks, 3 raffle tickets, donation to Peace in Schools, a SoulJour Kit and a T-shirt.

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Drinks Provided by GTs Living Foods:

11% of ticket proceeds + all donations and raffle proceeds to benefit

Peace in Schools offers mindfulness and meditation programs for young people and adults. In 2014, we launched the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the nation. Our programs teach tools for life, helping youth and adults develop self-awareness, emotional resilience, compassion, and connection. Our vision is to make mindfulness an accepted and valued discipline in education. Our mission impacts underrepresented people and communities of color through a deep commitment to making these tools of well-being accessible to all.


6:30-7:15pm: Soul Journal Activity with Ashley Melin
7:15-830: Movement & Meditation with Nathan Mills 
8:30-9:00pm: Sound Healing with Saffire Bouchelion & Maria Olaya
9:00-9:30pm: Raffle, Tea/GTs/snacks, SoulJour Trunk Show


About Nathan Mills

Born to devout yogi parents, Nathan began practicing yoga and martial arts at the age of 12. He taught at some of the most prestigious studios in LA in his 20s before moving to Portland in 2001. Always in study, he continues to work toward additional certifications in yoga, martial arts, meditation, nutrition, and somatic body work.

For more info about Nathan visit Bushido Wellness Institute


About Saffire Bouchelion

Saffire Bouchelion is a Master Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for 18 years. He is also a professional performer and musician who has been featured on over 40 CD's, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, and Barenaked Ladies. His embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students.  Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For seven years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, five at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught drumming classes for the continuing education program. He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 10 years.  His greatest joy is helping to Embody the world, one Community at a time!

More info about Saffire 



About Maria

"For me, music has always been a means for genuine connection with others, a means to experience transcendence and connect to our humanness."

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. Read More



About Ashley

Founder of SoulJour, single mom, avid mountains athlete, daily practitioner of yoga/meditation for 28 years, she experienced a radical shift at age 40
that sparked her mission – to bring the ancient wisdom of yoga in a modern, uniquely creative, adventurous, and tangible way for all to experience.

Read more about Ashley