Join us on the soft mats of our Capitol Highway campus [6315 SW Cap Hwy] for a 3.5 hr. Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED & Basic First Aid Certification Class with Laurie Dennis of “Be A Lifesaver.” Laurie has been teaching for approximately 23 years in the Portland Metro area.

Roughly one-third of the training is hands-on with the balance being demo/lecture. Each participant receives a two-year, laminated, completion card.

This class will take place on the floor of an open, padded space. 

Each Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and Basic First Aid class includes the following instruction:

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  • One-Rescurer CPR (adult/child/infant)
  • Recognition and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO): responsive/unresponsive victim
  • Use of face barriers
  • Universal precautions for disease transmission
  • Risk factors for heart disease and stroke
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Hands-on skills performance evaluation—no more than two students per manikin
  • Basic First Aid (15 first aid emergencies: medical, injury, and environmental)
Laerdal Medical Corporation training products are used:  manikins; Philips AED trainer, and manikin face shields. Each participant receives a pocket hand sanitizer, gloves, and quick reference guides. The laminated completion cards are valid for two years from the class date.

We will supply floor chairs and/or swiss balls for those who need them for the lecture portion, by advance written request (this allows us to ensure that we have enough on hand for all who need them). 



February 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Per person (one attendee allowed per $45 registration)$45.00
Location SW PDX Martial Arts - Capitol Highway Campus
6315 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97239
503 432 7450

Get in on the action, and join Whitney Handrich at Southwest Portland Martial Arts (Capitol Hwy campus) for “Tiny Tots Yoga,” appropriate for adults + children [crawling to age 4 ]. Meets on Sunday, January 26th from 9:30-10:30AM. Enjoy 45 minutes of direct practice with Whitney on the soft mats of the dojo, with Open Play to follow until 10:30AM. 

“Join us for an engaging and creative introduction to yoga, mindfulness, and meditation through partner and group yoga-inspired play, music, storytelling, and dance. From using our imaginations to go on a yoga adventure to unwinding in peaceful relaxation, this is the perfect opportunity to bring out your own child within, have fun, and bond with your little one!”

This dynamic class will be limited to 25 students (adults and children) and may involve noise, activity, and pacing associated with working with young children in a small, enclosed space. The class likewise involves some positive touch during certain group poses.

Pre-registration is required to save your spot. No Drop-ins please. Tickets are transferrable, but non-refundable please.

Street address = 6315 SW Capitol Hwy in SW Hillsdale


Whitney Handrich has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and while travelling abroad, she was able to deepen her practice. After studying Vipassana meditation in Myanmar and Thai massage in Thailand, Whitney completed her 200-hour teacher training in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga in India. Since returning to the US, she has become certified and specializes in Yin Yoga, Kids & Family Yoga, and Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga.

Whitney Handrich Yoga & Wellness

January 26, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Adult + Child$16.00
Additional Humans$5.00
Location SW PDX Martial Arts - Capitol Highway Campus
6315 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97239
503 432 7450


WHEN: Saturdays 10-10:45AM – 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29

WHERE: Southwest Portland Martial Arts @ 6315 SW Capitol Hwy, Hillsdale Town Ctr.

WHAT: This 6-week introductory series focuses on age-appropriate assertiveness and personal safety skills, situational awareness strategies and practical techniques for breaking holds, safe striking, kicking, blocking and falling. Students will also be exposed to a wide variety of Martial concepts, equipment, drills, and games throughout. Imagination Yoga & mindfulness instruction will be interspersed throughout as well. 

HOW: Digestible 45 minute class sessions comprised of 30 minutes of physical instruction, followed by a 15 minutes of cool-down, discussion/debriefing/socializing, and clean-up.

WHO: Open to all genders, but intended to help raise awareness and confidence/competence for students who are at greater statistical risk of being targeted/confronted: e.g. females, LGBTQ, POC, and/or especially shy/reticent students. Our expectation is that all registrants will have personally expressed a strong desire to be enrolled in this class series please. Space is limited, and it is our priority to work with children who both need, and want to be involved in these special classes.

INSTRUCTOR: The instructor, Lara Jones M.Ed. is co-owner of Southwest Martial Arts, and has decades of lead teaching and training experience both in Martial Arts and ECE/Elem academic learning settings. She is also a certified Imagination Yoga instructor. In the spirit of Constructivist teaching practice, registrants may offer input/feedback in advance of class series to express needs/desires in terms of class content. We will do our best to weave said needs throughout. 

GENERAL APPROACH: It is teacher Lara’s belief that children [people really] learn best through play, in environments where they feel safe, respected…and are offered an appropriate level of challenge ~ plus allowed control of their own level of participation/challenge.

Class content will touch on, but may not be limited to the following topics:


Avoiding Danger






Gut Instinct and the importance of communicating concerns

Safety Planning

ENROLLMENT: No less than 6, and no more than 12 students. Class will be gender-balanced to the best of our ability as well.

COST: $100 for the full Six-Week series. Additional siblings enjoy a $25 discount. First-come, first serve registration. Full payment here ensures enrollment.


January 25, 2020 to February 29, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Per Student -@ Six-Week Series$100.00
Additional Sibling$75.00
Location SW PDX Martial Arts - Capitol Highway Campus
6315 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97239
503 432 7450