We had our first classes at Portal 18 this week! Thanks again to our supporters and our new students! We still have some finishing touches to add, and our big order of yoga props is slowly making its way to us via FedEx, but it's been amazing this week to finally host neighbors and new friends … read more»
Classes & Events
About Portal 18
Portal 18 is a new community space focusing on wellness, movement, and expressive arts located in the Jingletown neighborhood of Oakland, Calif.
an inclusive space where people can come together to focus on self-care and uplifting others
weekly wellness classes, plus workshops, community, and arts events
our values & mission
At Portal 18, we
- Encourage individuals to explore their happiest, healthiest, and most creative selves
- Offer integrated approaches to yoga and understanding the body
- Are committed to inclusivity and diversity
- Welcome all abilities and multiple ways of learning
- Affirm both science and spirituality
- Cultivate a community that models self-care in a safe and supportive environment
The only thing missing is you!
We've made a ton of progress on the renovations, thanks to our Indiegogo backers! Thank you, thank you! Most importantly, we have a beautiful bamboo floor! It sits atop a thick foam underlayment designed for dance and yoga studios, so it not only looks great, it feels great too, and it will … read more»
From our growing community
“My private yoga lesson with Nicole was phenomenal.
I arrived with a tight body, my breath shallow and constrained. I left feeling lose uplifted and happy. Nicole combines a deep knowledge of the body with loving spiritual energy. I felt safe and seen under her care. I know I'll be strengthened and transformed for the months ahead as I work with her.”
“Nicole is a warm, encouraging, and experienced teacher.
Her dance class is FUN, and she does an awesome job teaching to the level of who shows up (and how their bodies are feeling). The room is beautiful, and I'm super excited for Nicole and Bill in how they are creating a space for community and wellness.”
“Nicole’s Kundalini classes have changed my life!
I always walk out of them feeling more confident in my body and about my place in this world. The studio itself is comfortable, warm, inviting. I feel really lucky to live next door to Portal 18.”
Location + Contact
We're located at 2934 Ford St #18, part of the Ford Street Studios complex in the Jingletown neighborhood of Oakland.
We're within walking distance from the Fruitvale BART station and the Park Street and Fruitvale bridges, and very close to I‑880 Exit 39A – 29th Avenue and Fruitvale Avenue.