Lane County is considered to be extremely high risk for the community spread of Covid-19, so we will continue to offer classes from our virtual platform only for at least two more weeks (through Dec. 15). Thank you for your patience - we want to be back in the studio too! Please remember to pre-register for any class so that you can receive the recording.

Musing

Reflections of a Pilates Instructor

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…

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Fat Lip and a Shiner

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…

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Satya

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…

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Ahimsa

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)…

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Being Present

“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…

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Be the Warrior

After many years of practicing yoga in studios and at home, I finally took the leap and entered a level two class. I was intimidated and unsure if my body would keep up with the rest of the class, but if I didn’t go now, when would I?…

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Coming Home to Self

Many of us are drawn to yoga because we are looking for something (to feel better in our bodies, increased health and wellness, community) and we recognize the potential healing force of this practice. Suppose for a moment that this looks different for all of us, because we are all unique in our life experiences…

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