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Winter Solstice 108, Dec 21, 6pm

On Winter Solstice the days are short and the nights at their longest reach. There is much hope this day as the light begins to make its return and we have the opportunity to set intentions for Winter! To celebrate this seasonal phenomenon, we’ll hold a traditional 108 Sun Salute session on Winter Solstice, Friday, December 21, 2018 at 6pm.

The 108 practice is truly one of dedication and moving meditation. You may find yourself in your head at the beginning, but will be firmly rooted in the body and the flow by the end and full of abundant energy! Do not fret if you feel you might not be able to do 108 full salutes – we’ll offer modifications and resting options if you need to sit any out. Check out this article to find out more about the significance of the 108.

More details:

  • We will talk about salute adaptations at the beginning of the session to make this practice accessible.
  • We’ll practice in rounds and will have time in between to steady the breath.
  • Please bring a water bottle or travel mug (we’ll have Mountain Rose Herb’s chai to nourish you after the practice!) and a small towel for perspiration to have handy during practice.
  • The practice will take about an hour and 20 minutes and we’ll finish with a gentle cool down and savasana.0
  • As our gift to you, pricing will be the same as regularly scheduled classes.
  • Please sign up through our online schedule.

 

Holiday Reminders and Schedule Change

Happy Holidays!  Mudra will be closed at times when classes naturally thin –  on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 12/24-25 as well as New Year’s Day, 1/1. We also have a reduced schedule on 12/26 (No 12:05 or 4pm classes) and 12/31 (no regular 5:30pm Vinyasa – instead join us for a special NYE Intention Flow – see here for details).  Join us for healthy, supportive yoga to stay grounded, joyous and feeling great. Then continue to have a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family during the holidays!

In the New Year we’re changing our Friday 4:30pm class to regular Vinyasa and phasing out the Wednesday, 4pm Happy Hour Vinyasa. This means that the last Wednesday Happy Hour is this week! Be sure join Heather and flow to some sweet tunes for this final nod!

Candlelight Yoga Nidra

Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays; next up: December 30 and January 20!  Yoga Nidra escorts the mind into a deep, meditative, relaxed awareness or “yogic sleep”. The practice allows the wisdom of the body to facilitate natural healing work. Yoga Nidra is incredible in soothing tension and anxiety. Aricha draws from a deep foundation of study in the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra.

The class consists of an approachable asana sequence designed to clear and prepare the body and mind, followed by gentle and effortless guided meditation while resting amongst bolsters and blankets . The beauty of Yoga Nidra is that one need not have prior experience with yoga nor meditation to drop in to the purity of this relaxation. Usher in the week ahead with a sense of clarity, peace and grounding.

While the studio is warm, it is wise to layer up and bring socks to wear while you’re lying still during the guided meditation.

$18 Day Of/$16 Before Date – AutoPay Members receive 10% off. Reserve your spot online here.

 

New Year’s Eve Celebratory Flow

Join Anne-Marie and the Mudra community for a special evening of intention setting and uplifting, vigorous yoga. Begin with guided time to write out intentions for 2019. We’ll then flow and fly to the rhythm of the breath and the beat of energizing tunes. Top it off with juicy restorative poses, an extended savasana, and a sea of OM’s. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and inspired to embrace the new year!

This event is intended for practitioners familiar with vinyasa yoga, but all levels are welcome to attend. Early sign-ups are encouraged.

(Please note that the regular 5:30pm Vinyasa class is cancelled this evening)

Monday, 12/31, 5:30-7:00pm

Price: $25 – 10% off for Autopay Members.

2019 New Year Challenge

Greet 2019 with your best self – the Mudra New Year Challenge is back to help you build positive momentum! The challenge will begin Monday, January 7, 2019. This is a tiered challenge for classes taken at Mudra.

Here’s how it works:
In the 30 days of the challenge, practice with us:

  • 12 times and earn 10% off your next yoga pass!
  • 20 times and earn 20% off your next yoga pass!!
  • 30 times and earn 40% off your next yoga pass!!!
  •  Discounts must be used within 3 months of challenge completion and are valid on regular class passes or one month of unlimited.
  • All who meet a goal will also be entered into a raffle for prizes including Mountain Rose Herbs, Uhan Performance, Astrology and Tarot by Emily Ridout, and Mudra gear!

The challenge runs January 7th – February 5th. On the launch date we will post a tracking sheet at the studio. Participants may attend up to, and not exceeding, 2 classes per day for this challenge. All Mudra special events also qualify as a class.

*Bonus! You can substitute one class for a picture posted on Facebook or Instagram with you in a yoga pose or at Mudra if you tag us and make the pic public.

Cheers to the start of your best year yet! Plan your challenge month by checking out our full schedule. Tip: registering for classes online ahead of time for the whole month helps keep you on target to meeting your goal.

Wanderlust Festivals and 108

Want to learn from seasoned instructors while basking in stunning locations? Wanderlust Festivals offer brilliant opportunities to enjoy yoga, music, adventure, community and scenery! We’re looking to the Oahu Festival this year, February 28-March 3, and would love to have you join us, but you can attend any Wanderlust event – they are all amazing and unique! Click here to discover more and purchase tickets. 

**Note that there are 25% discounts off 1-4 day Festival Passes for people ages 18-25 and students with the promo code STUDENT; and for military personnel and their family using the promo code: MILITARY at checkout. If you happen to live in a particular festival area and can prove it with current ID (if you live in: O’ahu, West Virginia, Vermont, Pemberton, Squawmish, Whistler or Mont Tremblant area), you can also qualify for 20% off with the code LOCALS.**

 

Two New Classes in November!

This November we’re adding two new yoga classes for you! Kasandra will lead a Vinyasa class at 9:15am on Fridays. Mariah is introducing a purely Restorative Yoga class on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. The Restorative Yoga class will consist of using props to settle into insanely relaxing, meditative poses. There may only be 4-10 poses in one class and each designed to calm and completely rest your body and mind. Both classes begin the second week of November – Tuesday, November 6 for Restorative and Friday, November 9 for Vinyasa. Be sure to check both out!

Keep Your Yoga Practice Alive

By Shanti, E-RYT 500

Mudra Yoga

Imagine a beautiful garden, lush and green blooming with the fruits of your labor. Think about the time and attention it would take to not only grow the garden but to maintain it and work with it’s changing needs. Now imagine how the garden would look if it was not tended to for a week, a month, or a year. At first it might not look much different but over time the lush green would fade, the fruit would dry, and weeds would begin to take over. In many ways our yoga practice is like the garden. Without constant care and attention it too, can begin to fade and become dry.

With the hustle and bustle of life, family, children, friends, work, play, etc., sometimes our yoga practice can take the backseat. Perhaps we have just become bored or stagnant in our practice. There have been times in my life where I definitely have fallen into both of those traps and I always pay for it physically, mentally, and emotionally. A consistent and inspired practice is key in maximizing it’s benefits.

We are all creatures of habit to one degree or another. In our yoga practice it is perfectly natural to gravitate toward a style, teacher, or schedule that is comfortable to us. This can present a challenge in our practice in the sense that if we always stay in our comfort zone we might be stunting our growth. Lack of growth can mean fizzled inspiration. It is easy to lose interest if there is no excitement about progress. Our inspiration is the “key” ingredient in a consistent and growing experience. This is not to say one should always be changing styles and teachers. Consistency and routine are also important in maintaining a grounded practice.

If we want to grow, we have to accept discomfort that may come along with what we need personally for that growth. The moment we are called outside of our comfort zone we tend to begin resisting. Speaking from experience, the times that I have grown from the most have been some of the most challenging. I had to seriously fight through fear, discomfort, and resistance to come out the other side. That growth, strength, and inspiration can be like fertilizer for our practice and fuel for the challenges that lay ahead.

Applying this to our choices is fairly simple in theory. Our yoga practice should be enjoyable but also offer us an environment to investigate places we resist or feel challenged by. For example if you like to be challenged physically perhaps it would be beneficial to try a more restorative class or even a more restorative variation of a pose you typically practice with more strength. If you gravitate toward gentle yoga, maybe it is time to challenge yourself with something more strengthening or a more advanced variation of a pose you have been working on.

Does all this mean that to grow we have to practice in a way that doesn’t feel comfortable or natural all the time? No! It is more about cultivating balance. Consistently try something new. Challenge yourself to push through resistance internally and physically. This will keep you inspired, your body strong and supple, and your yoga practice alive. You will gain insights to yourself that might transform you on and off the mat.

AutoPay for You

AutoPay allows you Monthly Unlimited yoga for just $100/month  with a 3-month commitment – after this period, the contract will continue to auto-renew (Just $90/month for Students & Wise Elders). In addition to the unlimited yoga, you’ll also have the added bonus of 10% off all non-sale merchandise and workshops! We also hold special members-only events from time to time.  If you are attending at least twice a week this is by far the best deal! (To get the most out of yoga, we suggest attending 2-3 times a week at minimum.)

You can sign up with a credit or debit card at any time online through the Mindbody or in the studio. If on-line, you’ll find this deal and more details on the Online Shop “Contracts” tab.  Students and Wise Elders should purchase in-studio so that we can apply your discount.

*AutoPay Memberships may be paused once a year for 1-3 months with at least 2 weeks’ prior notice. A second pause will incur a $20  administrative fee.

Pure Yin Yoga, December 6

Join Kasandra for a special evening of Yin Yoga immersion on Thursday, December 6, 7-8:15pm. Seated and supine poses held for several minutes guide the mind and the muscles to relax and increase flexibility and stretch to the connective tissues. Yin Yoga reminds us that it is the path that matters, not the destination.  The slow, passive approach allows for the release of physical, mental and emotional tension. Experience the deep body stretch and meditation of yin yoga.

Wear comfortable clothes and layers to stay nice and warm during held postures.

Sign up: $16 if registered before the date/$18 day of. Autopay Members receive 10% off.  Register online here. 

Yin Yoga