Eugene Yoga and Wellness October 2019 Newsletter

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The Gift of Yoga
by Calliope Scherrer

        For the majority of my life, I was severely disconnected from my body. The words that could sum up my decade long abusive relationship with my body are: isolated, numb, weak, broken, hatred, resistance, shame, and PAIN.

        When I discovered yoga as a daily practice, I was able to transform and transcend away from all of those words. The new words I embrace include: freedom, release, patience, compassion, progress, pleasure, strength, determination, and SANCTUARY.

        Yoga was the right tool for me in unlocking and releasing my emotional pain. It was the ticket to changing my perspective and beliefs about what it means to be a human being in a body. Yoga gives me a safe space to hang out with myself. It allows me to listen and tend to my truest needs, wants, and desires. On and off the mat yoga has shown me how to breathe through difficulties, and that triumph and progress are 100% possible.

        I am eternally grateful that Eugene Yoga introduced yoga to me in a way that has allowed me to make this major shift. In yoga classes at other studios I felt that there was a sense of needing to “workout” or “be flexible.” I never understood the DEEPER meaning behind yoga; I only knew it as a physical posture. The instructors at EY incorporate yoga philosophy into their instructions, which is how I ended up making the profound changes listed above.

       Thank you Eugene Yoga. 

FREE Informational Workshop
“Understanding & Working with
Life Force Energy (Qi)
Through Tai Chi & Qigong”
with Jasmine Grace
10:45-11:45am on Friday, October 4th 
South Studio, 3575 Donald Street

Seasoned Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga instructor, Jasmine Grace, will offer a mind expanding perspective on how understanding and working with Qi can benefit every aspect of your life — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Watch a demo of the Tai Chi Yang style and participate in a few Qigong exercises to capture the difference between the two. Within the context of the ‘Qi Matrix,’ you will gain valuable insights on how to cultivate your rich internal resources.

Join this free workshop to enhance your longevity, vitality, harmony and balance!


NEW Tai Chi (1) Class
Beginning October 11th, Jasmine Grace will be teaching a Tai Chi (1) class offered on Fridays from 10:45am-12pm. (South Studio)

Save the dates!

Teaming Up with Fit 4 Prevention
Monday, October 21-Sunday, October 27

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eugene Yoga is teaming up with Fit 4 Prevention to raise money for the Keep a Breast FoundationDuring the week of October 21-27, all proceeds from four classes will be donated to benefit the foundation and support this cause. 
(Regular class rates apply.)
There will also be one donation jar at each location’s reception desk for additional contributions.
 Participating Classes
Shanti: Wednesday 10/23 – 10:30am-12pm Yoga Basics (1) at South
Donna: Thursday 10/24 – 9:30-11am Core Awareness (G) at South
Anders: Friday 10/25 – 6:30-7:45am Sunrise Flow (All) at Downtown
Cevia: Sunday 10/27 – 6-7:30pm Gentle and Restorative with Yoga Nidra (G) at Downtown

Free Introduction To Yoga Class
Are you curious about yoga? Wonder what the hype is all about? Think you’re too stiff? Come to our next 75 minute FREE Introduction to Yoga and find out for yourself! You’ll learn a little about the history and philosophy of this ancient lifestyle practice, and how it became ‘westernized’. You’ll be introduced to the basics of a yoga class: specialized breathing techniques, simple meditations, yoga exercises, and how, when and why to use blocks, straps and blankets to enhance your practice. Wear comfortable gym clothes (spandex not required!) in layers – we will spend much of the class in gentle movement but there will be short periods of sitting or lying in stillness. Alternating sessions will focus on either Hatha/Vinyasa yoga, or on Gentle/Restorative/Nidra yoga.
Next session is Sunday, October 13, 12:00-1:15pm (Hatha/Vinyasa), downtown.
245 E. Broadway. 
Click here to enroll.

Thanksgiving Day Closure
The studio will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
More details to come.

Eugene Yoga Events
More Information

Intro to iRest Yoga Nidra for Stress & PTSD w/ Lisa Namyet
12:30-4:30pm on Sunday, 10/6
$40 in advance, $45 day of
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Yoga for the Lymphatic System w/ Sarah Wells
1:30-2:45pm on Sundays, 10/6-10/27
$60 for four sessions
Downtown, 245 E. Broadway
More info
Yoga For Healthy Aging w/ Julia Siporin
2:30-3:30pm on Wednesdays, 10/9-11/20
$70, South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Yoga Nidra Series for Stress & Sleep w/ Lisa Namyet
12:15-1:45pm on Thursdays, 10/10-10/31
$50 for 4 weeks
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Sound Meditation w/ Amy Green
7:30-8:30pm on Mondays, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
$18 each, or any 3 sessions for $50
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Yoga In Yachats w/ Jennifer Jamieson
Friday, 10/25-Sunday, 10/27
$150 *Not including lodging
Yachats Inn, 331 101-US, Yachats, 97498
More info
Intro To TRE Series w/ Jen Donovan
1:00-2:30pm on Saturdays, 11/2-11/16
$110 Early Bird Special if registered by 10/18; $120 regular price
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
How To Build A Home Practice w/ Brie Huling
12:00-2:00pm on Sunday, 11/3
$30, South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Yoga Nidra Series for Stress & Sleep w/ Faith LaCross
12:15-1:45pm on Thursdays, 11/14-12/12
*excluding Nov. 28th
$50 for 4 weeks
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Restorative Workshop w/ Donna O’Neil
“Light the Chakras: Light up for the holidays from the inside!”
3:30-6:00pm on Saturday, 11/16
$19 in advance, $25 day of
South, 3575 Donald St
More info

Looking to purchase a gift card? Visit Unique Eugene for special offers supporting local businesses, or select an amount of your choosing. 

Fragrance Free in Studios
Please help us keep our studios fragrance free by limiting the use of scented body products.


Parking for The Downtown Location
We validate for 2 hours at the Overpark (10th & Oak) and Parcade (8th & Willamette) parking garages, which are also free on weekends. Metered street parking directly in front of our building (Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm). Parking is $1/hr at the city lot behind our building (8th & Pearl) and free if you enter after 6 pm or on Sundays. Two-hour free on-street parking between 7th to 11th Ave from Lincoln St to Willamette St (Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm). After 5 pm and on Sunday, you can park in the bank parking lot adjacent to our building.

Free Yoga Nidra
Our Yoga Nidra classes are always free for anyone undergoing active treatment for cancer.

Eugene Weekly 2018-2019

Eugene Yoga is honored to support The Trauma Healing Project with affordable yoga for their clients, staff, and volunteers. We share their vision of creating a vibrant healing community. Please take a moment to check out their website for more information.



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