About Us

our story


Eugene Yoga and Wellness came into being on Dec 22, 2018 when our owner, Valerie Morris, purchased Eugene Yoga from its founders.  We are a community of nearly 40 experienced, well-trained, friendly and gifted staff. We have come together from diverse backgrounds to create a community where you can practice yoga and other movement modalities in an atmosphere of respect and support.  All are welcome here.

We strive to foster a safe and nurturing environment in which students can explore sustainable yoga practices. We offer Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative, Yin, and Ashtanga yoga classes as well as specialty yoga fusion classes such as Core Awareness, Strength and Balance, Pilates Fusion, and Dance Fitness. We have classes for beginners to advanced students.

We invite you to make this space your sanctuary for body, mind, and spirit. It is our intention that you feel comfortable, respected, and appreciated. We offer you the opportunity to discover a balance of steadiness, strength and ease in your practice, knowing that these practices will resonate across many facets of your life and into the community at large. We are honored to help you along your personal journey to wellness.

I Love Eugene Yoga

  • "Katie holds a very nurturing & clear space for internal research. She is exquisite with her cueing. She says just enough to guide the practice without the confusion of too many words. Her sequencing is cohesive & balanced. I feel she is very skilled & it is a blessing that she is part of this community!!!"

  • “ Jennifer channels self-love ♡ ”

  • “ Shanti’s class is amazing! Thank you! ”

  • “ Amalia rocks! Such thoughtful classes. ”

  • “ Jean’s Ashtanga is a game-changer -- she’s the real deal. ”

  • “ Laura is excellent at teaching you through a pose. I like her guidance. ”

  • “ I have been attending yoga regularly for the past month and I already see an improvement in my tennis game, as well as experiencing fewer injuries. I can’t wait to see what is does for my golf game. I feel as good after yoga as I do after a massage or a visit to my chiropractor and it is certainly cheaper. I am getting stronger and more flexible each week. Yoga rocks! ”

  • “ Recovering from a heart procedure to treat Supraventricular tachycardia, I was still having some of the same symptoms as before, such as racing heartbeat and palpitations along with dizziness and light-headedness. I started practicing yoga with Eugene Yoga twice a week and within a few weeks, I had a significant decrease in my symptoms. I also felt more relaxed, had more energy and felt “awakened” spiritually and more in tune with myself. I am amazed at the healing powers of yoga. ”

  • “ Yoga was such a big part of my healing process through my leave time. I probably never really expressed to my instructor how much I appreciated her and her support Yoga classes for help me feel great. The practice of Yoga provides the support I need for my pelvic floor issues. ”

  • “ I wanted to say that I received wonderful instruction on how to open and go into poses, so that I was able to have a deep experience. The instructor was very caring and knowledgeable, keeping me safe in the poses. I will definitely be coming back to take her class again next week. ”

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owner spotlight


My interest in yoga began in 1994 while studying mind-body interactions during graduate school. Over the years I’ve studied several yoga, meditation, and relaxation techniques in pursuit of a better understanding of how mind-body connections affect and enhance health. Always a lover of the outdoors, I love to surf, rock climb, hike and camp. In 2008 a surfing accident resulted in a severe nerve injury that set me on the journey to my current daily practice. I aspire to inspire my students by offering a guided practice that challenges them to grow at their own pace, without judgment. I am honored to serve my students, and hope to see you on the mat soon.