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.

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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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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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Sustainable Yoga

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…

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The What? Why? and How? of Sound Meditation

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…

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Pelvic Floor

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…

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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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