Covid restrictions have been lifted for individuals who are fully vaccinated. Those of you who want to practice without a mask, please show us your vaccination card when you arrive. Check our IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL class schedules, pre-register to secure your spot, and join us at 3575 Donald St. or on zoom! We can't wait to see you! ***Memorial Day schedule adjustment: 9am Yoga Basics with Brie is ON. 6pm Flow with Jean is canceled. Enjoy your day!***

Musings

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: LISA NAMYET

1. Why are you passionate about teaching yoga? What do you love about teaching at Eugene Yoga?My passion is to provide yoga tools and the healing guided meditation of Yoga Nidra to help students experience more peace and joy in their lives. Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra have changed my life after a car accident 10 years ago. I am so much

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Staff Spotlight: Brie Huling

Why are you passionate about yoga and what do you love about teaching at Eugene Yoga? I am passionate about teaching yoga because I love humans! It’s an honor to support people in their self-discovery, in finding a gentle pathway into themselves. Holding a safe space, one that gives permission to explore what it feels like to be fully embodied

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A note from Valerie

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.

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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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