**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.
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!