Eugene Yoga and Wellness January 2020 Newsletter

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“Behold the turtle. It only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.”
– Bob Rose
     Turtles have always held a special place in my heart. One glorious day several years ago while bodysurfing in Hawaii, I beheld 3 beautiful turtles gracefully sharing a wave with me, stroking effortlessly with their flippers, seemingly one with the water. Shortly after, walking home, I was bedazzled by a tiny gold turtle in a shop window, which now hangs around my neck as a constant reminder of that moment, and of the importance of taking risks to achieve gains. 
     As I begin my second year as steward for our yoga community, I feel ready to stick my neck out, seeking to forge new partnerships and steer Eugene Yoga toward a bright future. 2019 has been a year of revelation, climbing the learning ladder! I’m so happy to focus on 2020 and all the opportunities and intentions that are manifesting. Most importantly, Eugene Yoga moves toward more focus on education, providing opportunities for practitioners to dive into yoga and for new teachers to cultivate their individual voice.
     Ready to learn more about yoga without having to commit to a teacher training program? Craving a deeper understanding of how/why your breath is so powerful? Or your mind? Curious about the workings of the human body? We are excited to announce Yoga School! This monthly series offers the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to yoga lifestyle, philosophy, the mind-body complex, embodied anatomy and the miracle of human movement. We invite practitioners and teachers to join us for these affordable 2-4 hour experiential learning sessions on the fourth Sunday of each month in the afternoons. Faculty will vary month to month. Check our website and studio information boards for details. First quarter offerings: Embodying Your Anatomy with Valerie, An Introduction to the 8 Limbs with Shanti, and Balance for Life with Nate Guadagni.

Silver&Fit and Active&Fit

Drum roll please! We are now partnered with American Specialty Health, who offer the Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging Program and the Active&Fit Exercise Program. Imagine insurance companies subsiding your monthly Eugene Yoga membership? It’s true – many companies now recognize the value of yoga in maintaining health and preventing disease. Call your insurance company to see if your plan covers this amazing new benefit. Please share this information with your friends. We’re thrilled to be invited to join the ASH network, and to bring the benefits of yoga to all who are curious.

We hope you’ll find these initiatives are worth sticking our necks out for! Bring your friends and join us in advancing your yoga state of mind. -Valerie

Save the dates!

Yoga For New Mamas
     Motherhood brings many joys and challenges, and making space for healing and grounding while caring for your new little one is essential. This series is here to help you new mamas out there to gently rekindle your connection to your body, calm your mind, and regenerate your spirit. Nicole will provide safe guidance on supporting your body and spirit’s recovery after birth through poses, breath awareness, and deep relaxation. Class will include time to share and connect with other mamas about your experience.

     This series is intended for 6 weeks+ post-partum mothers who have permission from their provider to practice gentle yoga. Pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend.

11:30am-1:00pm on Mondays, February 3rd – March 9th
with Nicole Hummel
$90, South, 3575 Donald Street

Eugene Yoga Events
More Information

Four Purifications: A Dive Into Breath and Bandhas w/ Bodhi
5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, 1/9
$20 when registered by 1/7, $25 at the door
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Sound Meditation w/ Amy Green
7:30-8:30pm on Mondays, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11
$20 each, or any 3 sessions for $55 – New rates as of 2020!
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
iRest Meditation Series for Trauma, Insomnia and Pain w/ Lisa Namyet
12:15-1:45pm on Thursdays, 1/16-3/5
$90, please pre-register by 1/13
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Imagination Yoga: Inspiring Kids To Move w/ Diane Campbell
1:00-3:00pm on Sunday, 1/19
$20 by 1/17, $25 day of
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Strength and Conditioning Free Session w/
Jennifer Jamieson

12:00-1:30pm on Sunday, 2/16
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Breaking Through: A Transformative Renewal with Restorative Yoga w/ Donna O’Neil
3:30-6:00pm on Saturday, 2/22
$19 in advance, $25 day of
South, 3575 Donald St
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Yoga Nidra for Stress and Sleep Workshop w/ Lisa Namyet
12:00-1:45pm on Sunday, 2/23
$20 in advance, $25 day of
South, 3575 Donald St
More info
Learn to Instruct Yoga Nidra – Trauma Sensitive Training w/ Lisa Namyet
12:00-5:00pm on Sunday, 2/23
$80 Pre-registration is required by February 20th. Partial scholarships available. **This training includes the Yoga Nidra workshop on the same day from 12-1:45pm.
South, 3575 Donald St
More info

Staff and Schedule Changes

     Eugene Yoga believes that we have a responsibility to foster and nurture new teachers as they find their confidence to guide others in meaningful practice. Our Sunday evening class at South will take a short hiatus in January and February, returning in March as a platform for new teachers.

Schedule changes at South:
  • Jasmine Grace, our Qi Gong and Tai Chi instructor, is feeling called to pursue another passion. Qi Gong, Gentle Qi Yoga and Tai Chi at South are cancelled. 
  • Sunday –  6pm $8 Yoga goes on hiatus until daylight savings time returns
  • Monday – 10:30am Hatha is cancelled
  • Wednesday – 9:30am Hatha 1 teacher change to Valerie
  • Friday – 5:45pm Flow cancelled
Class changes at Downtown:
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 4:30pm teacher change to Caitlin
  • Wednesday and Friday – 6:30am Sunrise cancelled
  • Saturday – 4:30pm Hatha cancelled

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 and personal hygiene maintenance 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.

Studio Etiquette
Please arrive on time or early for class, but if arriving late is your only option, please lay out your mat and props as quietly as possible. Please also make sure all electronic devices are silenced or turned off before entering the studios.

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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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