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!!!!
The Intentional Art of Yoga Assists, 9/28
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.
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.
Karen joins the Team!
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!
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 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.
Standup Paddleboard Yoga, 7/9 and 8/13, 5:30-7:30pm
**July 9 Session Now Full** 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.
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!
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:
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.
$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.
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.
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, Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:30-7pm (Note that our regularly scheduled 4:30pm Vinyasa 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.
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 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.
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.
Pure Yin Yoga, March 14
Join Kasandra for a special evening of Yin Yoga immersion on Thursday, March 14, 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.