Find out if the Mudra Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a good fit for you. The training is appropriate for those of you who intend to teach or who simply wish to deepen your personal yoga practice and understanding. The complimentary session begins with an overview of the curriculum followed by a Q&A session. Join us Saturday, September 14, 2019; 12:30-1:30pm. Click here to RSVP!
Mudra Turned 5!
We are thrilled to have reached the major milestone of 5 years serving our community! We couldn’t have made it without all of you! All current Mudra class pass holders are cordially invited to celebrate Mudra’s 5th Anniversary with our traditional tag-team vinyasa yoga flow followed by a kombucha/beer social hour. Be the first to check out our new 2019 logo wear and there might even be a prize or two – plus lots of reminiscing. Join us to celebrate this wonderful space, community and vibe together! Free for all current pass holders – sign up prior as this one fills.
If you can’t make it to the class, please join us after for cheers at 7:45!
Friday, September 27
Celebration Class: 6-7:30pm
Cheers & Mingle: 7:45-9pm
Happy Birthday, Dear Mudras!!!!
Yoga Instructors; this one’s for you! Join us for a four hour workshop perfect for all-levels of instructors interested in deepening their understanding yoga assists. Safe, secure, and intentional assists can help move students physically and energetically deeper into a posture, illustrate safe alignment, and help nurture students while building connection.
Students will practice practical hands-on assists for sun salutations, select hip openers, twists, and finishing postures. We will discuss the differences between assisting and adjusting and the importance of professionalism and mindfulness while assisting.
This workshop is designed specifically for Yoga instructors. The techniques and tools learned can be used for your public classes, personal development, and working with private clients. More info and pre-register online.
When: Saturday, 9/28/ 2019, 1 – 5pm
Pricing: $60, Autopay Members receive 10% off.
The workshop will be guided by Anne-Marie Turman, a Eugene, Oregon based ERYT-200. Anne-Marie is passionate about sharing the benefits of safe, secure, and intentional hands-on assists with her students and fellow yoga instructors. Prior to moving to Oregon in 2018, she studied and trained as part of a mentorship program with well-seasoned yoga teachers proficient in the art of assists in the Washington, D.C. area.
Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays; next up: September 29, and October 27! 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.
Come build strength and community in this special 6 week Baby & Me yoga series!
Baby & Me is open to postnatal women and their new babies (newborn to pre-crawling). Anne-Marie, and her little one, will guide you through mindful, steady, and strength-building yoga asana to help you reconnect with your core and pelvic floor muscles. This is a great opportunity to build community and play with your baby at the same time! The class creates a safe, encouraging, and empowering space for all women. Be sure to get your doctor’s approval for this activity before registering. Sign-up here!
Dates: Tuesday’s October 8th – November 12th
Time: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Cost: $96 – AutoPay Members receive 10% off.
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 loved the Oahu Festival this year and are looking forward to the brand new 2-day Seattle Festival. We 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.**
By Shanti, E-RYT 500
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 allows you Monthly Unlimited yoga for just $100/month with a 3-month commitment – after this period, the contract will continue to auto-renew (For those with a Student or Wise Elder discount, this is just $90/month). 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 up to twice a year for 1-3 months with at least 2 weeks’ prior notice and a $20 administrative fee. eMail firstname.lastname@example.org for adjustments to your membership.
Get to know Mudra’s newest instructor, Karen, better and join her for Steady Flow every Sunday at 9:15am.
Where are you from?
London, England; lived in Orlando Florida before Eugene.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
Chocolate mousse… Oh, I thought you said Dessert Island 🙂 I would have a bowl of kale, avocado, tomatoes, almonds and a side of toast. (Unlimited toast.)
Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
Tea: matcha with oat milk, sweetened with vanilla. Go to default: chai tea. (Also like an iced London Fog from teahouse.)
What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
Ultimate frisbee, volleyball, Bachata dancing and architecture.
Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Introvert (love people and myself.)
What’s an ideal weekend for you?
Brunch, yoga, friends, laughter…
Where do you draw inspiration?
I draw inspiration from experience, feeling, challenge and growth.
Three songs you love:
(This is a hard question.)
Michael Franti – Say hey;
Lion King – Ha Kunana Matata; and
Seize the Day from the Newsies.
Favorite yoga posture?
All the arm balances. Embrace the weight shift and the challenge.
Why do you practice and teach yoga?
I practice because I think yoga is both fun and challenging. I enjoy practicing in a group. I appreciate the support of the community. The practice is all about growth and change. I teach for the same reasons. Teaching is a lot of fun. I believe it is fun to instruct students on their journey to yoga enlightenment. For that reason teaching is a good challenge as, like each pose, every student is different and there is more than one way to approach the practice. As I continue on this journey as yoga teacher and practitioner I am excited to experience the emotions and the evolution. Unlimited gratitude to my teachers, yogi pals, and family!
We are pleased to present Community Yoga classes designed to continue the training of our Yoga Teacher Training Graduates and give you an affordable, quality weekly class!
Mentor and wonderful Mudra Instructor, Shanti, will guide Amy and Missy as they progressively lead and refine their skills, while you receive lots of attention. Drop in entry is just $5! Classes are fully included for those of you with Unlimited Passes and Autopay Memberships.
This is an all-levels, Steady Flow Vinyasa style class occurring on Saturdays: next up on August 3, 24 & 31, from 1-2pm. Please drop in to support the grads and to experience great guided practices! The classes are appropriate for those with some past yoga experience, though active beginners are welcome.