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Community Yoga Classes

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 Karen and Anna 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 April 20 to May 25, 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.

Register for a class here!

  

Go Deep: Yoga Philosophy in Practice

Advance your practice and understanding of yoga foundations with a training track for all! Attend one or all of these classes to gain a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and techniques.  Each class will consist of about an hour of lecture and discussion; and an hour of physical practice incorporating the tools presented. Choose one or two to attend or participate in all three for a discounted rate. All levels welcome. Take your practice to a deeper, more profound level in an accessible, supportive environment:

Advanced Yoga Training

May 19: Mudras and Bandhas: Mudras and bandhas are used to establish intent, and direct energy and breath through the body to supercharge your practice and boost energy! Practice the hand gestures and full body postures of mudras to establish focus while engaging bandhas, or energy locks, as you direct energy, and support the postures.

May 26: Pranayama: Pranayama, or breath work, is a profound toolused in yoga and meditation. Breath rhythms can be used to calm the mind, establish focus, and even to energize. Learn several pranayama techniques and put them to use to nourish the body – in this class and beyond into your everyday living!

June 2: Chakras: Come learn about the seven primary energy centers of the body! Find out which of your chakras are in balance and learn to activate these centers for greater well-being. A flow posture practice will heighten your awareness of the chakras and allow you to connect with the energies of each.

Price:

$30/ Class or $75 for all three. Autopay Monthly Members receive 10% off.  Sign up here.

Time and What to Bring:
Each session runs 11am-1pm.

Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that you can move easily in (think yoga attire). Make sure to have layers so that you stay warm when shifting back and forth from discussions to active practice. Mats and props are available at the studio, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Also bring a notebook, pen and water bottle.

Instructor:
Mudra Instructor, Emily Ridout, is an accomplished Yoga Teacher, Astrologer and Folklorist. She presents complex ideas in a clear, open and accessible way. She weaves her passions together to create dynamic, informative and engaging offerings.

 

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 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.**

 

Candlelight Yoga Nidra

Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays; next up: May 19, and June 30!  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 – AutoPay Members receive 10% off. Reserve your spot online here.

Yoga in the Vineyard – Brigadoon, July 6 & August 10

Join Brigadoon and Mudra for Yoga in the Vineyard at Brigadoon Vineyards (25166 Ferguson Road, Junction City) on Saturday, July 6 for a Vinyasa Flow and/or August 10 for a Yin in the Vin experience, both at 10:30am. Start with an hour of All-levels Vinyasa Yoga (July 6) or slow-flowing, deep-stretching Yin Yoga (August 10) on the lawn with stunning vineyard and forest views. We’ll practice to the sounds of nature and the songs of birds. Afterwards, settle into the beautiful, secluded Brigadoon canyon with friends and a delicious complimentary glass of wine. Bottles of wine are 10% off for participants on the day of the event.

  • Note that this stunning location can take 25-45 minutes drive from Eugene, depending on where you’re starting from. So, google directions before to make sure you give plenty of buffer time to make it there by 10:30am.
  • Bring your mat, sunglasses, and a bottle of water.
  • Feel free to pack a picnic and stay awhile to soak in this beautiful, serene location!

$20. Autopay members receive 10% off.

Sign up here for the all-levels flow, July 6 and here for Yin in the Vin, August 10.

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Standup Paddleboard Yoga, 7/9 and 8/13, 5:30-7:30pm

Let’s get back on the water for some SUP Yoga! You have two chances to join in this fun, aquatic practice this summer. SUP Yoga requires lots of concentration and, at the same time, it’s a ton of fun. Practicing poses while floating is an invitation to be playful, challenge yourself, and connect with Eugene’s natural surroundings.

From Tadasana to Downward Dog, every pose becomes an opportunity to find balance and develop core strength, making SUP yoga a total body workout – as well as an amazing way to connect mind, body and spirit. Plus, Savasana while hovering on the water is a peace like no other!  Only 8 spaces available each session, so sign up pronto! No prior experience required – you can keep poses as simple as you feel comfortable with.

  • Non-cotton clothing is recommended and layer up if it’s chilly.
  • Water shoes or flip flops are great.
  • We will paddle and do yoga barefoot.
  • Bring water in a non-glass water bottle.
  • Please leave behind anything that cannot get wet. (There will be a small dry bag available for keys and phones.)

Meet at the gravel lot near the dog park on Leo Harris Parkway, behind Autzen Stadium. Please arrive a few minutes early for a brief tutorial and gear fitting.

Price:
$35/session, includes paddleboard rental and all equipment. Autopay Members receive 10% discount. 

 

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 (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 info@eugenemudra.com for adjustments to your membership.

Mom & Me Yoga – May 12, 11-11:45am

***Class is now full! If you missed sign-up this time, let’s try for next year!***

Hey, Moms! Do something special and meaningful this Mothers’ Day. Invite your child to join Heather and her 10 year old daughter, Stella, on a special Mother’s Day yoga session! We’ll lead you through a yoga flow that will allow you to interact with your child in a fun, connecting, and sweet way. Children should be at least 4 years old. The yoga will be gentle, fun and include supportive partner poses.

$18 for Mom and one child. Adult signs up here.

Mother's Day Yoga

 

Members’ Perk Special Practice, April 6

This month members can join Heather during one of her personal practices on Saturday, April 6, 12:30-2:00pm. This will be an active practice and, as always, you are welcome to modify as much as you need. We’ll use the time to get to know one another better, get limber through a strong warm-up, explore intermediate to advanced postures, ask questions, and extend the cool down into a very relaxed savasana. Heather will practice along, so that you are less watched and more able to flow and feel your own practice. As a perk of committing with us as a Monthly AutoPay Member, this is open and free to Monthly Unlimited Members, but, as we’re limiting the number, you must sign up in advance to secure your spot.  (When signing up on-line, you must first be an AutoPay Member and be sure to go through the entire $0 “purchase”/checkout process to secure your spot.) Non-members may attend for $18 Drop In.