The Balance Calendar—PDX Fitness and Health Events

Take care of your skin, find out what to eat to fuel your fitness goals, and relax with a monthly restorative yoga retreat!

By Allison Jones March 23, 2015

Science Pub Portland: Science of Vaccinations

What: Curious about vaccines? Give this talk a shot. Part of OMSI's monthly lecture series, Andrew Sylwester Phd., immunologist at OHSU, brings perspective on vaccines—risks, benefits, and the emergence of scientific medicine. 
When: Tuesday April 217-9 pm
Where: Empirical Theater, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave
How much: Free, includes parking. Dinner and drinks available for purchase from the Empirical Cafe.

Chilled Silken Tofu at Aviary

Image: Carly Diaz

Aviary's Spring Vegetarian Dinner

What: Thanks to the success of Aviary's first-ever 100% vegetarian dinner, the restaurant will be hosting a seasonal meal for the plant-based set every quarter. Next up? Spring dishes like lemongrass and coconut milk soup, miso-marinated Japanese eggplant, chilled silken tofu with sweet hot bean paste, scallions, sesame, and peanuts, and green garlic chawanmushi with nettles and pine nuts
When: Thursday, April 23
Where: Aviary1733 NE Alberta St.
How much: $45. To reserve your spot, give the restaurant a call at 503-287-2400. 

Hypnosis as a Career: Two Free Seminars

What: If you are interested in a new career, or incorporating hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) into your work, you will want to attend one of these free, half-day introductory seminars on hypnosis as a career. Given by Geoffrey Knight, prominent, respected and skilled hypnotherapist and director of Knightsbridge Institute.
When: Seminars: 9:30 am to 1 pm, May 2 and repeated May 16; Course begins Saturday, May 30.
Where: 3446 SW Alice Street
How Much: Seminars are free. To register, contact Geoffrey Knight at 503-246-7300; [email protected] For course payment options, call Geoffrey or visit

Food For Fitness class

What: Exercise your cooking skills! Part of the "Better Bites” cooking series, every month OMSI and the National College of Natural Medicine team up to demonstrate food as fuel. This month, Dr. Julie Briley, ND dishes up a four-course tasting menu and discusses “Food for Fitness.” 
When: Thursday, May 216-8 pm
Where: Theory Eatery, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave
How much: $25 for cooking demonstration, small plates and drinks provided by Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and Full Sail Brewery.

Taking Care Portland Sound Therapy Concert

What: Feeling healing though music? Sounds great! Come listen in as Taking Care Portland Sound Tribe performs sound therapy in a soothing concert at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian church. Hosted by the TCP cancer survivor community and WebLively Wellness, guided meditation will be woven with the music to increase body awareness and foster healing. 
When: Thursday, May 306-9pm
Where: Taborspace 544 SE Belmont
How much: Free to the public, more info here.?

2015 North American Body-Mind Centering Association Conference

What: A weekend of experiential workshops, performances, panels, films, and discussions with Body-Mind Centering practitioners (an embodied approach to movement, body and consciousness), and a diverse collection of somatic researchers. Dozens of modalities taught by 70 experts from around the globe will be represented.
When: July 24-26
Where: Reed College Campus
How much: Registration begins at $400. More information

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