Jean-Pierre Parent's Page


Yoga for Youth | 108 Inspired Sun Salutations

Portland, Oregon

Jean-Pierre Parent's Page

Jean-Pierre Parent is a local yoga teacher and kombucha brewer (his company is called SOMA) and has been working with Street Yoga since 2011.

He says:

I started an npo called “OmInvasion” in California, teaching yoga, ethics, and coping skills in at-risk populations, addiction recovery centers, and youth and adult correctional facilities nationwide. In Los Angeles, there was a meditation group working in prisons but as far as I know I was the only one doing anything like this with kids in detention. One of the first things that put Portland on my radar is that in this ‘little’ town there are TWO organizations doing stuff like this! Since moving to Portland, I’ve aligned with Street Yoga, working in the Multnomah Juvenile Detention Center and Teen Drug and Alcohol Recovery Unit and training Street Yoga Teachers in the use of mantra, meditation, and sound in trauma and recovery treatment. (”

Jean-Pierre also runs a kombucha bar in St. Johns with a yoga and health book lending library, including his books – look for the “Kitchen Sink Farming” series on  A devotional musician, JP has recently produced an album in association with YogiRoots of local spiritual music to benefit a yoga teacher training scholarship fund

In his yoga teaching, Jean-Pierre has taught athletes, kids, the elderly, the incarcerated, and returning soldiers suffering from PTSD, and his classes and workshops draw from a wide variety of traditions to achieve observable and quantifiable positive results in all aspects of students’ lives. Accessible to all and tailored to individual needs, strengths and weaknesses, his teaching style has been called “simultaneously irreverently fun and deeply spiritual, fostering playful curiosity, community, and self-discipline.:”  He also leads yearly yoga retreats to the magical city of Pushkar in Northern India. 

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