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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!

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!

Winter Solstice 108, Dec 21, 6pm

This class is full! If you missed this one, check out our other two holiday events – Candlelight Yoga Nidra on 12/30; NYE Intention Setting Flow on 12/31 – and sign up early.

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.

 

Mudra’s 5th Anniversary Celebration! September 27

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!!!!

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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Thanksgiving Yoga Practice, November 22

Join us on Thanksgiving for a special hour of yoga at 9-10 am. The class will focus on burning calories through active vinyasa flows, steadying minds in preparation for the socialization to come – and setting the body up for good digestion. Come alone or share the session with family and friends to start the day on a note of rejuvenation, peace, and gratitude.  All regular/unlimited class passes apply. Sign up early as this class often fills!

Mudra staff will be with their families and all other classes are canceled on Thanksgiving, November 22nd  and the day after, the 23rd.  Enjoy this time of gratitude with your friends and family!Thanksgiving Yoga

Yoga for Bodywork Professionals

Maintain and promote your own self care with yoga so that you can continue to comfortably help others. Learn poses and techniques that ease and strengthen areas of the body that therapists use repetitively. Discover grounding techniques that you can use before and after engaging services with clients to stay relaxed, focussed and prepared to deliver your best.  Appropriate for anyone who physically serves others – from rolfers to P.T.s, from estheticians to craniosacral therapists. 2 CEUs for Oregon LMTs.

When: 12:30-2:30pm, Saturday, November 3

Where: Mudra Yoga, 199 E 5th Ave. Ste. 33

Registration: $25. Sign up online today!

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Prenatal Yoga Series, 10/18-11/15

Prepare the body and mind for labor, delivery and motherhood. Yoga poses, breath work and meditation designed specifically for pregnant women will promote strength, flexibility, good posture, and stress relief. Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to connect with your baby, calm your mind and prepare your body for birth. This class is further intended to support mothers and build community. No prior experience is necessary, but do check in with your doctors to get their approval throughout. 

The Instructor: Louise has trained with Mamaste Yoga and taught prenatal yoga in Hawaii, Florida and now in Oregon. She spent several years with an organization which works to improve the health and well being of pregnant women, infants and young children. This allowed her to work with a diverse range of pregnant women; many in high risk situations. Louise practiced yoga through both of her pregnancies. She especially felt the benefits of prenatal yoga during her second pregnancy as she prepared for a VBAC.

When: 1:30-2:30 pm, Thursdays, October 18-November 15 at Mudra Yoga, 199 E 5th Ave. Ste. 33 (Upstairs from Steelhead)

Registration: $65 for the 5-week series. Autopay Members receive 10% off.  Please register online here. 

 

Welcome Kasandra!

Where are you from?Eugene Yoga
I am from Alberta Canada. I moved here last summer with my husband and 2 boys.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
I would be happy living off of fruit!

Coffee or tea?
Coffee! I love the smell and I love my morning ritual of sitting down and enjoying a cup of coffee to start my day.

What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?
I went on a vacation to Mexico for the first time when I was 18. I fell in love with it and moved there the next month for 6 months.

What’s on your bucket list this year?
Going to Europe (Italy being #1) is at the top of my bucket list in the next 1-2 years. I also would love to go to one of “Yoga Girl’s” retreats in Aruba!

Where do you draw inspiration?
I draw inspiration from books, trainings and podcasts.. also uplifting people on social media.

What is one of your favorite books? Why?
One of my favorite books is “The Secret.” I am big on setting intentions and manifesting things I want into my life, so this book really resonated with me.

Three songs you love:
1-I know it’s cheesy..but.. “Don’t stop believing” by Journey because it reminds me of my Dad and brings back many childhood memories.
2-“Somebody’s Daughter” by Tenille Townes. She’s an up and coming country singer from my hometown.
3-Magic by Sia

Favorite yoga posture?
Gomukasana (cow face pose) has always been one of favorites.

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
I practice yoga because it feels so amazing, and it really is what keeps me grounded and centered. I teach yoga because it brings me joy to be able to share this practice with others.

Join Kasandra:
Relax & Restore, Tuesdays 12-1pm
Gentle Yoga, Saturdays 11am-12pm

Introducing Anne-Marie!

Yoga In EugeneWhere are you from?
Beautiful Virginia! I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area but like to say I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My parents have a cabin at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where we spent our spare time away from the hustle of D.C.; hiking, building bonfires, and cultivating a love for the outdoors.

Why did you relocate to Eugene?
To pursue a more outdoors-centric, laid-back lifestyle with my husband, sweet rescue pup, and baby on the way!

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
Thanksgiving…especially the desserts 🙂

Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
Since moving to Eugene, I’ve been loving the variety of loose tea blends from Mountain Rose Herbs.

What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
I love traveling, all outdoor activities, and am always up for an adventure. In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring new trails, climbing, singing a tune, cooking fresh fare, studying the environment, and attempting to garden.

Where do you draw inspiration?
I’m inspired by the wild beauty of natural landscapes, the free-spirit of animals, nourishing relationships, risk-takers, and genuine authenticity.

Three songs you love:
There are too many to choose from! But a few of my all-time favorites are For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield), The Chain (Fleetwood Mac), and Old Pine (Ben Howard).

What’s your favorite animal?
Elephant

Favorite yoga posture?
Pigeon Pose

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
Yoga continually supports my journey of personal growth and transformation. I’ve found that the practice helps nurtures my soul and gives me freedom to explore and create. I’m grateful for each opportunity I have to roll out my mat, move, and breath.

I simply love sharing my passion for yoga. From sequencing, to assisting, to music selection…I love the creative outlet that teaching provides me. In my classes, I aim to create an encouraging, welcoming space where students feel empowered to explore their own practice.

Practice with Anne-Marie:
During our new morning Vinyasa classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:40-7:40am.  If you love supportive assists and fluid classes, you gotta experience Anne-Marie’s teaching style!