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Online Classes, Studio Closed

Our physical studio is closed and all special events and regular classes have been cancelled during the current pandemic.

We are offering some online classes to keep you centered. These online selections are available in Mindbody. Sign in, make sure pop-ups are enabled and choose the Online Classes tab. All regular class passes apply.

Stay in the loop with us on Facebook and Instagram. We already miss you all and look forward to when we can be together in person again. Stay healthy all!

Cancelled – Spring Equinox Vin/Yin

This event has been cancelled.
The vernal equinox marks the transition from cool winter to the warmth of spring. On each equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal.  To honor and celebrate this unique balance, Mudra will host its first Equinox Vin/Yin Practice.

Steph will guide you in building heat with strong flows in the first half of class, followed by meditative, restorative poses to wind down. The extended practice will invite space for reflection and intention-setting around new growth. Recalibrate the body and mind for a vibrant spring rhythm.  Use your practice to prepare for a healthy and active spring!

When: March 19th, 2020, 7-8:30pm 

Cost: $25, 10% off for Autopay Members.
Sign up in advance!

Keeping Mudra a Healthy Space

Mudra has a consistent and thoughtful cleaning schedule in place every day. However, we’re stepping up a couple of procedures in an effort to keep current contagions away. Here’s what we’re doing, and what we’re asking you to do as well:

What we ask you to do:
• Wash your hands. Please wash your hands before and after class, and we’ll do the same. Avoid touching your face with your hands.
• Wipe down your props. You already wipe down your borrowed mats, but we’re asking you to start wiping down your blocks that you use as well. If you have your own mat and props, you can bring those to use during classes.
o For restorative and gentle classes, you can bring a towel or pillowcase to put over the bolster or blankets. We’ve removed the eye pillows for a bit and will bring them back post flu season.
• Remain aware and steady. When confronted with a problem, remaining calm so that you can take appropriate action is key. Know what you can control. Take stock of your own environment. Wash surfaces and your hands throughout the day.
• Stay home if you’re sick or in a high-risk category. Stay home when you’re sick – even if it’s just a cold. Check in with reliable news sources around COVID-19 like the CDC and WHO.

What We’re Doing:
• We disinfect and launder props regularly, but teachers will also be spraying down props with disinfectant just after class. You will notice that we’ll also be using less props in class in general.
• We already mop down floors after each class and deep clean the studio, disinfecting all surfaces twice weekly. We’ll be sanitizing surfaces even more often for the rest of the flu season.
• Stocking soaps, cleansers, tissues, disposable towels in bathroom, and disinfectants.
• Community responsibility. If you come in coughing or showing signs of illness, we will ask you not to practice and to return only when your symptoms have cleared. Please know not to take this personally if it happens.
• Staff will stay home if sick too. Your health is important to us! If it becomes necessary to cancel classes, we will let you know. We also commit to the same things we’re asking of you in the section above.
• Limiting Hugs and Hands-On Adjustments. Yogis love to give hugs! But, for now, let’s elbow bump or smile affectionately instead. 😊

We will be on a reduced schedule 3/16-20 then closed 3/21, hoping to return on 3/30. We will keep checking to see the status of things as spring break ends. Stay tuned!

Yoga Nidra, Sunday, 4/26 & 5/17

Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays; next up: April 26th and May 17th!  Candlelight 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.

$20 – AutoPay Members receive 10% off. Reserve your spot online here.

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 $110/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 $99/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 [email protected] for adjustments to your membership.

Valentine Partner Yoga, Saturday, 2/15

Invite your partner, friend, or loved one to a playful, heart-warming yoga flow! Building on trust and surrender, the Partner Yoga practice infuses balance, support and flexibility. Instructors, Anne-Marie and Karen, will incorporate poses in which partners work together to connect with the experience and to one another. Nurturing hands-on assists will be offered throughout the class. All are welcome in this safe, joyful space.

Date: Saturday, February 15th
Time: 4 – 5:15pm
Price: $20 per individual/$40 per partnership

Reserve your spot online (and be sure that your partner signs up too)!

2020 New Year Challenge

Greet 2020 with your best self – the Mudra New Year Challenge is back to help you build positive momentum! The challenge will begin Monday, January 6, 2020. This is a tiered challenge for classes taken at Mudra.

Here’s how it works:
In the 30 days of the challenge, practice with us:

  • 12 times and earn 10% off your next yoga pass!
  • 20 times and earn 20% off your next yoga pass!!
  • 30 times and earn 40% off your next yoga pass!!!
  •  Discounts must be used within 3 months of challenge completion and are valid on regular class passes or one month of unlimited.
  • All who meet a goal will also be entered into a raffle for prizes from Mountain Rose Herbs, Manduka and Mudra!

The challenge runs January 6th – February 4th. On the launch date we will post a tracking sheet at the studio. Participants may attend up to, and not exceeding, 2 classes per day for this challenge. All Mudra special events also qualify as a class.

*Bonus! You can substitute one class for a picture posted on Facebook or Instagram with you in a yoga pose or at Mudra if you tag us and make the pic public.

Cheers to the start of your best year yet! Plan your challenge month by checking out our full schedule. Tip: registering for classes online ahead of time for the whole month helps keep you on target to meeting your goal.

Membership Drive – Commit and Lock In Your Rate!

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve raised our rates and we’ve got to keep up with expenses from rent to payroll that have all increased… To keep providing the quality yoga, extra-curriculars,  and beautiful space you know and love, we’re updating our rates on March 10th, 2020. FYI – we foresee sticking to the updated prices for the next couple of years.

Good News for Current and New AutoPay Members who commit with us before March 10th – you will lock in your current unlimited rate through this increase! Our current rate is $100/month (10% off for students and wise elders)!  Some of you have been grandfathered in once before and you will maintain your same rate! To reward those who have dedicated your practice at Mudra, you will keep your rate for as long as you maintain your membership uninterrupted. Ready to be a Member? Sign up now!

As a Member you’ll receive unlimited yoga and 10% off all non-sale merchandise, workshops and one-on-one sessions! 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 Mindbody or in the studio (in-studio for sure if you qualify for a special discount).  Those who are already members need not do a thing – we’ll automatically roll you through at your established rate. Find out more about the AutoPay Membership.

Note too that 5 and 10 Class Passes are good for one year from purchase if you wish to buy a couple at the current rate before the transition.

Price Increases Starting March 10:
$110 – AutoPay Monthly Unlimited
$135 – Monthly Unlimited
$150 – 10 Class Pass
$85 – 5 Class Pass
$20 – Drop In
$90 – Private Hour One-on-One
$115 – One Hour Private Group up to 10 Attendees
$50 – First-Timer’s Special – 20 days unlimited for local, first-time clients.

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Arm Balance Workshop, 2/1

Join Heather on Saturday, February 1st, 1-3pm for a thorough and playful exploration of arm balances! Learn how to increase core strength and flexibility as we investigate rooting down to find lift off. While instruction and observation will play heavily into the class, there will be plenty of practice and lots of time to levitate! We’ll explore several poses – including but not limited to: crow, firefly, and eight angle. 2 hours of arm balance exploration on a Saturday? We can’t think of anything more fun!

Because this is a rigorous workshop, participants should have prior yoga experience and a foundation on basic asana alignment.

**Hey Yoga Teachers! Heather is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), so if you’re a yoga instructor you can earn 2 contact hours towards your YA certification.**

Price: $35. This is a special event, so regular class passes do not apply. AutoPay members receive 10% off. Register today online!

Yoga Arm Balances
Photo by Corrina Welding Photography