First, the virtual classes are going great! I am so impressed by our teachers – they have stepped way outside their comfort zones! It is not easy to do this work without the immediate feedback from seeing students, not to mention the extra physical effort the teachers are expending by demonstrating the entire class, teaching with their bodies and voices for the full hour. Thank you for acknowledging our work with your attendance, your kind words of encouragement, your thanks, and of course your financial support.Read More
Instructor Lonnie Kasow has been teaching Pilates for over seven years. Trained in functional assessment of the body and movement, she has an eye for spotting areas where students need to strengthen, balance and align their bones and muscles…Read More
At Eugene Yoga, one of our main values is sustainability both on and off the mat. You may be thinking, what is sustainable yoga? Or how do I start living a more sustainable life? We have a few tips to help you on your journey to a more sustainable, yogic lifestyle…Read More
Sound Healing? Sound Therapy? Sound Meditation? Sound Bath? I’m confused! Which is it? What is it? In general, all of these terms are correct and used interchangeably! The modality is often referred to as sound healing or sound therapy, and sessions are often referred to as sound baths or sound meditations…Read More
Have you resolved to have a healthier decade? Here are some tips of daily habits to form that will improve your physical, mental and emotional health…Read More
The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for the core of the body. They are your BASE. They both help stabilize the pelvis, and support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, such as the bladder and uterus. The muscles of the pelvic floor are big, strong, muscles that act in our elimination and our sexual function…Read More
All last week I prepared to become a bird perched in my nest. Seemed like every class I took at the Yoga Sanctuary was focused on the peak pose Bakasana, sometimes called ‘crow’ or ‘crane’. My teacher Kris was very specific; each limb and each miniscule and gross muscle within each limb was purposefully and clearly articulated and involved…Read More
The second yama is “Satya” which translates to “non-lying” or more simply “truthfulness”. Consider the following commentary on satya, paraphrased from the Lifestyles manual at the Ayurvedic Institute…Read More
The first of the 8 Limbs of Yoga is the Yamas. The first Yama is ahimsa, which more or less translates to non-violence (and there is much more to it, of course, as you’ve probably noticed a lot of meaning can be fit into just a few sanskrit syllables)…Read More
“Yoga is the willingness to be present.” You can practice yoga all day, not just on the mat.
How? When you are truly present, you are practicing yoga.
Throughout the day, repeat this Mantra…