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Summer Solstice 108 Sun Salute

It’s that time of year again when the days are at their longest and we relish the sunshine! The June solstice heralds the beginning of summer. To celebrate this seasonal phenomenon, we’ll hold a traditional 108 Sun Salute session on Summer Solstice, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:30pm (Note that our regularly scheduled 5:30pm Steady Flow class will be canceled this evening to accommodate this special event).

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 a half.
  • Pricing will be the same as regularly scheduled classes.
  • Please sign up through our online schedule.

This practice is inspired by out Wanderlust Whistler partnership. In the spirit of wanderlust – the desire to explore – this practice allows you to explore the resiliency of the body, mind and spirit!

Yoga Nidra

Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays: June 24 and July 22 + a special Wednesday pop-up on June 13!  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 will consist 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.

 

Standup Paddleboard Yoga, June 26, July 17 & Aug 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Let’s get back on the water for some SUP Yoga! You have three 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:
$40/session, includes paddleboard rental and all equipment. Autopay Members receive 10% discount. 

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Kids’ Yoga Series, July 11-Aug 1

KidsYogaMudraKids ages 5-10 learn healthy, calming and engaging yoga while having fun, playing games and getting creative. Nurturing mom of two, nurse and skilled yoga instructor, Leah will introduce kids to breathwork, yoga poses and relaxation while incorporating games, books and creativity. Yoga helps kids gain confidence, awareness, focus, calm, healthy activity,and, of course!, play.

No prior yoga experience necessary. Children should wear comfortable, stretchy clothes like tanks, tees, shorts and leggings.

Dates: 4 Wednesdays: July 11, 18, & 25,  and August 1. 10:30-11:30am

Price: $50/child for the 4-part series.

Register your child online here. 

About Leah: The profound medicinal effects of yoga and meditation have played a life changing role over Leah’s fifteen years of practice. Yoga provides her with a beautiful place to simply and effectively connect to the breath and quiet the mind . As a Registered Nurse, with a passion for health and wellness, Leah became a yoga teacher under the guidance of Sarahjoy Marsh. As a teacher, she feels compelled and passionate about sharing yoga, and making it accessible to all ages and abilities .

 

First Timer’s Special – 30 Days Just $50

If you are new to Mudra and live in Lane County, the best way to try out the studio is to sign up for our First-Timer’s Special. It allows you to come to unlimited classes for 30 days from purchase – for just $50. We know that students seek teachers and styles that suit them best, so this  is the perfect way to try out all of our teachers and every class style you are interested in! You can purchase the pass and sign up for classes online (just remember that the 30 days start on the day you purchase) or simply purchase the pass when you come in to the studio.

We look forward to meeting you at Mudra!

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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.

Yoga in the Vineyard – Brigadoon, July 28 & August 18

Join Brigadoon and Mudra for Yoga in the Vineyard at Brigadoon Vineyards (25166 Ferguson Road, Junction City) on Saturday, July 28 and/or August 18 at 10:30am. Start with an hour of All-levels Vinyasa Yoga on the lawn with stunning vineyard and forest views. We’ll practice to the sounds of nature and 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. Register here: July 28 and/or August 18.

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Shanti, shanti, shanti…om!

Where are you from?
My family moved around a lot . But I spent a good part of my childhood on Maui and in Southern California.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
Roasted veggies (especially sweet potato) over mixed greens. It’s my go to meal!

Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
I like both but  I love my coffee! Usually an iced americano .

What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
Anything in nature! Love to hike! Spend time with family, cook, read, listen to music, and I love road trips and traveling!

Best trip you’ve ever taken?
That’s a tough one but Bali is probably the most inspiring and transformational trip I’ve taken.

What inspires you?
Being in nature, music, people who empower themselves to live a life that fulfills them and creates joy.

Favorite color?
Burgundy

Three songs you love:
Let it be (Beatles)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Could you be love (Bob Marley)

Favorite yoga posture?
Downward facing dog

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
For sanity 😉

Practice with Shanti:
Shanti teaches the Friday, 4pm, Happy Hour classes – join her and see first-hand what makes her such a great instructor! Want to know more? View her bio.

Chat with Steph:

Where are you from?
New Jersey, the Garden State!

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
Burritos stuffed with leftovers. This is pretty much what I eat every day! (Wait, Steph – does that mean you’d have an infinity of burritos stuffed with left-over burritos? !) 🙂

Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
Coffee! Americanos are my favorite.

What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
I stay pretty active! I like to run, bike, and swim to complement my yoga practice. I also love to garden in my yard, play with my dog, experiment with composting and other urban agriculture projects, and cook tasty meals. I generally have a lot of projects going at once 🙂

Where do you draw inspiration?
I draw inspiration from being outside. I love being in nature hiking, biking, sitting, and just being. I also love sitting with my bead collection and seeing what type of jewelry I can come up with.

What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
Getting lost in a big foreign city and/or finding backcountry hikes to explore new terrain.

Three songs you love:
Obvious Child by Paul Simon,
Like Wow by Beck,
Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

Favorite yoga posture?
Half moon!

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
I find that practicing yoga allows me to draw from within, meaning that I don’t need much external motivation to get into my practice–additionally, the benefits of practice are immediate and grounding. In yoga classes, I love drawing energy and inspiration from others in the class by learning stories of other students and watching people grow over time. I practice yoga because of the way it makes me feel. At this point in my life, I am ready to teach to be able to share those feelings with others. If I am able to instill any of the benefits yoga has provided to me over the years, that would fulfill any dreams I have of becoming a teacher for others. Yoga connects me to my true self, while also pushing me to grow, challenging myself in new ways, and reminding me to never take myself too seriously. Practicing yoga builds my confidence and continues to teach me about who I am and who I want to be.

Practice with Steph:
Sundays, 4pm Vinyasa and 5:30pm Relax & Restore. More about Steph in her bio!

Hanging with Nikki:

Where are you from?
I am from Sandpoint, Idaho. It is a beautiful small town located in Northern Idaho

Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
Tea. I drink a wide range at home depending on the season and weather. However, if I go to a cafe I splurge and get a Chai Tea Latte.

What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
I love anything outdoors and I absolutely love to be on the water. So camping, swimming, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. I also have a 160 pound Great Dane/St. Bernard that keeps me on my toes and always provides a great dose of fun!

What is one of your favorite books and why?
Mysteries or thrillers are my favorite genre and it might not be my favorite book, but The Hannibal Lecter Series was one that I will always remember. They are very suspenseful and SO SCARY!

What is the craziest job you’ve had?
I wouldn’t call it crazy, but I worked for a theater in college and there was always this collected chaos that took place during the set-up/tear downs and also between each set. People running around everywhere to get everything into place, which looked like madness, but was actually quite organized.

Where do you draw inspiration?
Nature!!

Where in the world would you like to visit on your next vacation?
Belize! To go scuba diving at The Great Blue Hole

Three songs you love:
Sideways by Santana
Atlantic City by The Band
The Stable Song by Gregory Alan Isakov

Favorite yoga posture?
Trikonasana aka Triangle Pose. I love the length of the limbs and the beautiful angles it creates!

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
I practice because I love the connection between body and mind, and the energy it creates within and I teach because I simply want to share that beautiful energy with others.

When to practice with Nikki:
Nikki will be covering Lindsey’s 5:30pm Steady Flow on Thursdays this summer. Be sure to check out her flows!Mudra Yoga