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Showing Up for One Another

We’re excited to get back on the mat in person at our yoga hOMe! At Mudra our community shows up for one another. Here’s how we can continue that service during reopening:

Class registration/payment.
Register and pay for classes ahead of time online through Mindbody to ensure that you receive a spot and to reduce contact needed for an in-person exchange. Since space is limited, please be courteous in your sign ups. If you need to cancel your registration please do it on-line at least 2 hours prior to the start time. This will open the spot up for another person.

Entry.
The studio will open just 10 minutes before class start and the door will be propped open. If you arrive earlier than that, please wait in your car or outside. You may line up with 6’ spacing outside the studio doors at 10 minutes before class time. There is hand sanitizer on the front shelves – please use it as you enter. There are other bottles around the studio as well.

Follow the Stars – Six Feet Between Mats.
There is space for nine in-person students and one teacher with 6’ distancing between mats! We have stars on the floor to mark proper mat placement. When you arrive, you will set up so that a star is at the front center of your mat. Please fill the right side of the room first and work left towards the prop storage shelving.

What to Bring.
If you have them – your own props and mat. A filled water bottle as the drinking fountain is off duty. A face mask. Your good cheer and practice! We will not provide blankets, straps, massage balls or eye-pillows at this time. Bolsters will have waterproof coverings that can be easily disinfected.

Face Masks.
We ask that you wear a cloth or disposable face mask or covering when at Mudra to protect yourself and your fellow yogis. If you have a particular reason why you can’t wear a mask, please let us know as it may be best to have you continue on virtual and pre-recorded classes at this time.

Storage.
We will no longer be able to store your mat at the studio. Personal mats still at the studio will need to be taken home next time you’re in – please stop in by June 15 to do so. These are currently in the lobby area to simplify pick up. Place any of your belongings at the back of our yoga mat or in the lobby rather than in the back room to limit pinch points.

During Class.
We are holding off on hugs and any hands-on assists at this time. Please practice breathing through the nose as you move. This is what most of you are used to with the normal yogic breath and a great time to reinforce it.

After Class.
If you’ve used Mudra equipment, leave it in your spot as your instructor will disinfect it. Then go outside and safely socialize with your fellow yogis!

Stay Home if you have Symptoms or Contact.
Please stay home if you currently have or have had within the prior two weeks any of the following symptoms:

Fever * Cough * Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing * Chills * Muscle pain * Headache * Sore throat * New loss of taste or smell

Please also stay home if you’ve had contact with someone with COVID-19 or been in a high concentration area within the prior two weeks. If you come in showing signs of illness, we will ask you not to practice and to return home. Please know not to take this personally if it happens. If you come down with COVID-19, please let us know so that we can be a helpful line in contact tracing. Know that we believe that there is no shame in contracting a virus and it is of great service to inform and protect community as much as possible.

Cleaning.
The studio and high-use surfaces will be cleaned between each class with virus-killing disinfectant. The practice floor, will likewise be disinfected after each class. The studio will undergo deep cleanings throughout the week. We will continue to follow OHA requirements.

Class Scheduling.
During the first weeks of opening, we will limit the number of in-studio classes each day to allow plenty of space between classes to clean and air out the space.

We will keep some classes virtual for the time being.  Since props in-studio are limited, we’ll hold Relax and Restore classes virtually for some time as using pillows and blankets at home is a nice solution. We will also have our pre-recorded library of classes available online for your home practice through the summer as well.

Joining Our Virtual Classes

We are thrilled to offer virtually live classes. Check our schedule and read below to find out how to set things up.

Here’s how you can participate:

Device. You can use any computer, tablet, or smartphone that has a reliable internet connection – though whatever device you have with a larger screen is preferable. All other programs should be closed down on your device while you are participating. Remember to plug your device into a power outlet so that your battery will not be drained.

Download the Zoom application. This only has to be done once for each device you use. Go to: https://zoom.us/support/download to download Zoom. Follow your device’s prompts to install the Zoom download. You do not need to create a Zoom account to access the online services.

Sign up for the class on Mindbody. Sign in to Mindbody and register for the class you’d like to join at least an hour before the class begins. You’ll register just as you would for our in-studio classes – from the class schedule select the virtual class you’d like to join and sign up. You will need to have a current pass on hand and the classes each count as a visit on your pass. All virtual classes are included in unlimited memberships. Make sure that we have your current email address in your account profile as we will use the one listed in Mindbody.

The Zoom link. About a half hour before the class begins we will email you the Zoom link. Click this link 5-10 minutes before class begins to settle in, troubleshoot, and say hello. The Zoom application you downloaded will run automatically, and you will be admitted into the class as it begins.

Set yourself up. Find a quiet and safe place that you can practice in for the duration of the service. Have your mat rolled out and any props handy. Dress as if you’re coming to the studio – wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.

When class begins. To hear the audio choose the option to join with computer or device audio. When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be automatically muted to reduce noise disturbance and sound interruption. There may be times when having video on is not possible or appropriate for you; please honor that as you have full control over it. Generally, however, we recommend video on so that we can build the element void in recorded videos: visual and energetic connection to your teacher and fellow yogis. This way teachers can cue to provide you the best practice and you can feel a sense of motivation present in community.

Practice On! Remember to modify the practice as you need to honor your body and your edge. Just as in regular classes, be sure to participate in class styles appropriate for your experience level. Enjoy your practice!

Get Your Props, Support Mudra

Our equipment supplier, Manduka, is teaming up to graciously support studios during our current global crisis. It’s a win-win for you, us and them! You buy props for your home practice (and eventually in-studio!), use our code MUDRAYOGA in the Coupon field at checkout and Manduka gives Mudra 25% of the purchase.  We use, sell and have always highly recommended Manduka products at Mudra. Invest in your practice, help us make it through this period, and shop wisely! Check out what Manduka has to offer.

Online Classes

We are offering some virtual and online classes to keep you centered. The 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 and each time you select a new link, a visit will be deducted from your pass. Note that the mobile app does not display online classes – please use a computer to access. Want more of a live touch? Check out our virtually-live world!

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.

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,

Join us for these special, monthly classes from 7-8:15pm on Sundays; next up: TBD.  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.

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!

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.