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, Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 1 – 2:45pm.
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 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.
Inversions like handstands can be invigorating and fun! They increase circulation, build strength, help overcome fear, and build self-confidence. Learn techniques and alignment essential to practicing inversions safely and confidently. Join Lindsey as she guides you through an overview of anatomy that relates to inversions and uncover key actions that will assist you in working towards headstand, handstand and forearm balance.
No prior inversion experience required, though you should have a steady yoga foundation.
If you are a yoga instructor, Lindsey is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and time in her classes qualifies for YA continuing education credit.
Thanksgiving Flow, Thursday 11/28
**This class is now full! Gratitude to all. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!**
Come flow with an attitude of gratitude! Join us on Thanksgiving for a special hour of yoga from 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 other classes are cancelled on Thanksgiving and the Friday after.
Enjoy this time of gratitude with your friends and family!
Happy Holidays! Mudra will be closed at times when classes naturally thin December 23-25; and New Year’s Day, January 1. We also have a reduced schedule 12/31 (no regular 5:30pm Vinyasa or 7pm Restorative – 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!
Backbend Clinic, 11/10
Move thorough an exploration of invigorating backbends! Backbends powerfully open the heart and hips, increase flexibility and strength, bring balance to the body, and create optimal back health.
Emily will mindfully guide how to achieve deeper, healthier backbends in your practice. This workshop begins with a flow through preparatory poses aimed at opening up and strengthening areas of the body that support back-bending. You’ll then work with backbends like upward dog, wheel, and camel and explore more advanced and lively variations.
Join us on Sunday, 11/10 from 12-2pm! This workshop is appropriate for anyone who has a good foundation with yoga and wants to deepen their backbending practice.
Come build strength and community in this special 6 week Baby & Me yoga series!
Baby & Me is open to postnatal women and their new babies (newborn to pre-crawling). Anne-Marie, and her little one, will guide you through mindful, steady, and strength-building yoga asana to help you reconnect with your core and pelvic floor muscles. This is a great opportunity to build community and play with your baby at the same time! The class creates a safe, encouraging, and empowering space for all women. Be sure to get your doctor’s approval for this activity before registering. Sign-up here!
Dates: Tuesday’s October 8th – November 12th Time: 1:30 – 2:15pm Cost: $96 – AutoPay Members receive 10% off.
Mudra’s 5th Anniversary Celebration! 9/27
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!!!!
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.