Balanced Events Calendar—Healthy Happenings Around Portland

Local yoga spa days, health-focused workshops, paleo book signings, and healthy Valentine's Day dinners are coming!

By Allison Jones February 12, 2015

Farm To Fit's Valentine’s Day Dinner Delivered to Your Door

What: An indulgently romantic four- course dinner for two delivered to your door, so you can focus on the lovin' and not the choppin' of onions. Chef Jeremy Baumgartner designed a menu he would love to cook for his own wife on Valentine’s Day, including local Dungeness crab strudel with marinated artichokes and meyer lemon sauce, grilled Painted Hills beef filet mignon with grilled asparagus and truffle demi glace, and chocolate salted caramel tartlets.
When: Dinner will be delivered between 1 and 5 pm on Saturday, Feb 14
Where: Your home! 
How much: 
Dinner for two, $90 plus delivery (between $5-$20 based on delivery location in the Portland area, or free for pick up at Farm to Fit's NE Sandy Blvd location)Order online at or call 503-688-9248

Lovingly Nourishing Yourself—Valentine's Day Workshop on Mindful Eating

What: Valentine’s Day desserts bring good intentions, but not much nourishment. Before you break into that box of chocolates, join a dialogue on mindful eating and exercise in this women’s circle workshop. Hosted by Portland’s Strong As Oak Nutrition, meditation and discussion will finish with fun treats like Love Raw Bars with cacao and maca, Chinese medicinal wine from Leah Jorgensen. and "Love" tea by Tea Chai Te. 
When: Saturday February 14, 3-5 pm
Where: Ethereal Wellness Boutique, 211 NE 28th, Portland, Oregon 97232
How much: $60/person, reserve your spot here.

Make It Paleo II Book Signing with Hayley Mason and Bill Staley

What: Join paleo blogging stars and bestselling cookbook authors Hayley Mason and Bill Staley of Primal Palate for a Q&A, meet and greet, and book signing of their new cookbook, Make it Paleo II (featuring over 175 new recipes like cauliflower crust pizza, thai fried chicken with tangy mango sauce, pork dumplings, and snickerdoodle cookies).
When: February 16 at 6 pm 
Where: Barnes & Noble - Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Ave 
How much: Free! Reserve your two free spots online today.

Get Your Glutes On Pilates Workshop at MotionLab

What: Think your workouts aren’t focused enough? This workshop is anything butt! Get an anatomical rundown on your rear muscles then learn the pilates moves that tone them. This group practice promises to strengthen your glutes, improve your balance and get your butt in shape.
When: Sunday, February 22, 11 am-12:15 pm 
Where: Motionlab, 3829 NE Tillamook St
How much: $20 for 75-minute workshop, sign up in advance here?.

The New Monthly Restorative Spa at the Bhaktishop

What: Calm your nerves while you resolve to rest, relax, and take better care of yourself in this new monthly series of Restorative bliss with yoga teacher Jeannie Songer. Featuring long-held supported poses, yoga nidra, meditation, and mantra, guests will deeply rest amidst all the noise of this crazy life. Space is limited to 12 students only so that deep stillness can be found, and so there will be plenty of attention to each student in the form of nurturing physical adjustments. All levels welcome.
When: Sundays 3/1, 4/19, 5/17 from 7-9 pm
Where: The Bhaktishop Yoga Center, 2500 SE 26th Ave
How much: $35 per session, register online to reserve your spot!

T’ai Chi Chuan at the Wellspring School

What: Explore the Taoist form of exercise and active meditation with Michael Guida BPS, LMT in these bi-weekly classes for all levels. Learn how to increase strength and stamina, correct physical posture and alignment, and discover exercises in breathing, sensitivity, concentration, and meditation.
When: Every Monday from 5:30-6:30 pm and every Saturday from 8-9:30 am
Where: The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, 2440 NE MLK Jr Blvd Suite 202
How much: $12 to drop into any individual class or purchase a 10 Class Wellspring Movement Pass for $100, which can be used for any Wellspring School movement or meditation classes. Reserve your spot here.

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