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Eugene Yoga and Wellness March 2020 Newsletter

Coming, Going, and Growing

By Chloe Nielsen

“The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.” -Louise Bourgeois

I am so grateful for what I have learned at Eugene Yoga. The practice here is unique compared to what I’ve experienced at other studios, in other cities. I’ve learned and grown a lot in my young adulthood, and coming to the end of it as I move onto the next phase of my life, I have Eugene Yoga to thank for some cherished cultivated traits. The attention to sustainable yoga (practicing in a safe way that can continue throughout one’s entire life) is not something I’ve experienced at other studios. Being taught what is happening physiologically and being encouraged to adjust poses to suit my unique body (as opposed to being told there is a right and a wrong way to do x pose) has forever changed my practice and allowed me to appreciate yoga and my body more than ever before. Beyond the physical practice, the emphasis on breath and taking yoga off the mat, the slow pace of life in this community, and the general calmness and ease with which the instructors and staff at Eugene Yoga live has led to me becoming a calmer, more peaceful person. I have developed patience and learned to appreciate unpleasant feelings as reminders to take a step back and care for my body and my mind. Life can be challenging and obstacles may seem Sisyphean, but I have learned here that taking my time and staying calm benefits every outcome internally and externally. Being in a hurry won’t make me get there any faster, and getting worked up doesn’t help repair the problem.

I thank Eugene for its liberal atmosphere and encouragement of environmental sustainability. I thank Eugene Yoga and its talented, thoughtful, caring instructors for deepening my practice and transforming my view of yoga from an exercise to a mindful, cultivated lifestyle. I thank my fellow staff for being kind, smart, helpful coworkers and genuine, lovely friends. I thank Valerie for supporting me, caring about my future, encouraging me to advocate for myself, masterfully and selflessly bearing immense responsibilities, and being an overall lovely, kind and compassionate person. I will treasure my time here and miss the wonderful people I’ve met, but I look forward to change and to beginning my career.

     Chloe’s last day at Eugene Yoga will be Friday, March 13th. She will spend the rest of the month moving with her partner to the Palm Desert area of California to be with her mom and focus on her studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science with the intent to become an Archivist.



Eugene Yoga Angels

Thank you to Leslie Bennett and Cora Payne for helping sort and separate our blankets. They noticed that many of the blankets were worn and pilled, so they took the initiative to sort through all the blankets at South, removing the tired blankets from daily use for donation. I’m thinking of donating them to the Warming Center program – do you have a better idea?   
If you’d like to be a Eugene Yoga Angel, please let us know – we could use a few good volunteers for various irregular tasks and projects. 

Staff Changes At Reception
     We are sad to be sending Chloe off to grad school, and we will miss her ready smile, superb organization, and ever-ready willingness to help in every situation. Her last day will be March 13; please stop by the desk to wish her well as she takes this next big step in her life journey.  
     We are fortunate to have talented and eager staff able to cover most of her work in-house. I am excited that Roxanne is stepping into a new role as Operations Coordinator, and Bodhi is adding desk duties to his schedule. Bodhi brings 5 years of yoga studio work experience in a wide range of roles. We think he’s going to be a great addition to our desk team! Please join me in welcoming Bodhi, congratulating Roxanne, and sending Chloe off with our best wishes.
~Valerie

Eugene Yoga Events
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Strength and Conditioning Series w/ Jennifer Jamieson
Part I: 12:00-1:30pm on Sundays, 3/1-3/15
Part II: 12:00-1:30pm on Sundays, 4/5-4/26
$49 for 3 classes (Part I), $59 for 4 classes (Part II), or $99 for both parts
South, 3575 Donald St
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Sound Meditation w/ Amy Green
7:30-8:30pm on Mondays, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
$20 each, or any 3 sessions for $55
South, 3575 Donald St
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Yoga Nidra For Stress and Sleep Series w/ Lisa Namyet
1:15-2:45pm on Thursdays, 4/2-4/23
$50, please pre-register
South, 3575 Donald St
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Four Purifications: a dive into breath and bandhas w/ Bodhi
1:30-3:30pm on Saturday, 4/18

$20 when registered by 4/16, $25 at the door
South, 3575 Donald St
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Beginning Yoga Series w/ Donna O’Neil
7:00-8:15pm on Mondays and Thursdays, 4/20-5/7
$75, scholarships available
South, 3575 Donald St
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Yoga School: Embodying Your Anatomy II w/ Valerie
12:00-3:30pm on Sunday, 4/26
$35 by 4/24, $40 day of
Downtown, 245 E. Broadway
More info

Schedule Addition
Sunday 6:00pm $8 Yoga at South resumes March 29th. In keeping with my goal to support student and teacher development through experiential education, this class will be taught by a rotation of newer teachers and teachers who maybe aren’t so new, but haven’t been able to teach a regular class in a while.

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.

Reminders

The Register-Guard’s “Readers’ Choice”
Thank you to everyone for nominating us for the Register-Guard’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting takes place March 2-22 and all small businesses appreciate your taking the time to vote.

Parking at South
Please allow those in need of closer and easier access to the Tamarack building to utilize the front row parking spaces outside of the main entrance. This is especially helpful on weekdays when other businesses in the Tamarack building have more clients coming in who require this accommodation. There is plenty of parking on the street and in the side parking lot off of Pearl for those who don’t require any assistance. Thank you.

Parking for The Downtown Location
New validations, new card-friendly 2-hour meters on High, new opportunity to share EY’s city spots in the lot out back. 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.

Eugene Weekly 2019-2020
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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.

                        SOUTH LOCATION             DOWNTOWN LOCATION
                        3575 Donald Street                    245 E Broadway
                        Eugene, OR 97405                  Eugene, OR 97401

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