3235 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
(731) 393-9642Add Hours
05/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Dads with toddlers not made to feel welcome at Kids and Parents Yoga.
My 3 year old son and I packed up our yoga gear, got in the car to travel 5 miles across town to attend Shannon's Kids and Parents Yoga class. We were given a prickly greeting at the door with a curt reminder to wipe our feet before entering. We were then instructed to sign in at the table. While signing in I was instructed to include a first and last name on the legal disclaimer document which I had already correctly completed. Lastly, as we attempted to pay with a credit union credit debit card, we were told that only cash or checks are accepted. We left.
As any parent knows, an outing with a toddler is not a convenient one. We'd made quite a bit of effort to attend this class only to be spoken to in a brusk and condescending manner. No effort on the part of Shannon was made to accommodate that we did not have her preferred method of payments such as: 1) you are welcome to go to an ATM after class and return to pay, 2) you can pay $20 next time, or 3) we'll call this your introductory class.
There are so many warm and welcoming yoga schools in Portland that I won't need to revisit this one.