820 Charnelton St Eugene, OR   |   541-349-9642   |  sweatyganeshyoga@gmail.com  smfb  smyoutube    smyoutube

SGY September 2016 Newsletter

September at SGY


Contents:
  • Welcome Fall Message from Jess
  • New Fall Class Schedule
  • Pranayama Tools for the Nervous System Workshop
  • Music Class
  • Community Class
  • Back to School Sale!
  • Free Your Hips Workshop


Dear SGY Yogis and Yoginis,

Fall is upon us, and we are gearing up for all kinds of exciting events, classes, and happenings at the studio!  Our new Fall schedule begins September 30th, as does our very first SGY Hot Yoga Teacher Training.  As part of this training, we will be offering public workshops each Saturday of training on a variety of topics from hip opening to preventing vinyasa injuries to handstanding.  Our first workshop on Pranayama Tools for Nervous System Regulation is happening on Saturday, October 1st.  See below for more details.  I am also beyond excited to announce that all yoga studio owners in Eugene have been working together for the better part of a year organizing a community wide yoga event to take place on Saturday, October 15th.  Stay tuned for more details about this event.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the studio, and we are also in need of volunteers for this event. If you're interested, please come talk with me!

Regarding our Fall Schedule, there are a few noteworthy changes this year.  First, we are eliminating the C26+ class.  Based on many of your requests, we will replace it with one more evening vinyasa class on Wednesdays from 6-7:15pm, which Hollye and Ashley will alternate teaching.  The Thursday 4:30pm Strength and Conditioning class will remain non-heated, but it will take place in the sun room to allow more space for many of the activities in that class, which involve exercise balls, balance boards, and "across the floor" functional fitness exercises!  We will be adding back Tuesday 4pm C26 class as well as Friday 4pm and 6pm C26 classes.  We will continue to offer Ashtanga on Thursdays at 5:45pm, and we will add one more Ashtanga class on Mondays at 5:45pm.  Restorative yoga with Michele returns on Tuesdays at 7:30pm!  And last but certainly not least, we are thrilled to announce a brand new class called Yoga Fundamentals, which will begin November 1st on Tuesdays from 6-7:15pm in the moon room with Ashley.  This class is a 4-part series that covers breath training, mental training, and postural mechanics for both vinyasa and C26 classes, and it is open to everyone.  We will have more details about this next month.

As many of you know, we recently bid adieu to one of our newest and beloved teachers Cloud, who taught the Wednesday morning vin-yin class.  That class will remain on the schedule; Alaina and Karlene will alternate teaching it.  Alaina completed a 200 hour vinyasa training with Mark Stephens this summer, and we are so excited to welcome her into vinyasa teaching at SGY!

As many of you know, I've been on a teaching break since August.  I have missed you all dearly and I'm feeling refreshed, ready, and thrilled to be back teaching the last week of September.  I can't wait to see all of you at the studio!  Cheers to Fall, a welcome return to a little more routine, and our continued growth as a yoga community!

With love and gratitude,
Jess



 
New Fall Schedule
begins Friday, September 30th

 

Fall 2016 HOT STUDIO

 

MON

TUE

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

6:30am

1hr C26

Vin

1hr C26

Vin

1hr C26

 

 

9:00am

1hr C26

 

 

 

Vin

C26

 

9:30am

 

 

Vin-Yin

Vin

 

 

 

11:00am

 

 

 

 

 

Vin

 Vin

12:00pm

1hr C26

Vin

1hr C26

Vin

1hr C26

 

 

4:00pm

 

C26 

 

 

C26 

1 hr C26

C26

4:30pm

Vin

 

Vin

 

 

 

 

6:00pm

C26

Vin 

Vin

C26

C26 

 

1hr C26 

 

C26 = Core 26 (90 minutes)
1hr C26 = 1 hour Core 26
Vin = Vinyasa (all classes are 60 minutes, except for Tue and Wed 6pm, which are 75 minutes)
Vin-Yin = Vinyasa-Yin combo class (60 minutes)


Fall 2016 NON-HEATED STUDIO

 

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

SUN

9:30am

 

S&C

 

 

 

 

 

4:30pm

 

 

 

S&C

 

 

 

5:45pm

 ASH

 

 

ASH

 

 

 

6:00pm

 

 

YFUN

(begins Nov 1)

S&C

 

 

 

 

7:30pm

 

RES

         


S&C = Strength and Conditioning (60 minutes)
ASH = Ashtanga  (90 minutes)
RES = Restorative/Yin (60 minutes)
YFUN = Yoga Fundamentals (75 minutes) begins NOVEMBER 1st



Pranayama Tools for the Nervous System: Moving out of Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Submit
Saturday, October 1st, 1-3pm
with Jess and Ashley
$35 regular price; $30 SGY Diamond Members

meditation 2


Join us for an exploration of the nervous system responses fight, flight, freeze, and submit (FFFS). These are instinctual responses that have developed evolutionarily in our bodies for good purposes. Unfortunately, we tend to overuse these responses in the modern world without awareness of what our bodies are doing. These responses hijack our bodily systems, including our ability to think, reason, make decisions, and connect with one another socially. Through discussion, experiential pranayama, and asana practices we will learn how to recognize FFFS and restore our bodily systems back to the capacity for openness, connection, and higher level thinking.  Register online or at the studio. Space is limited!



Music Class
Friday, September 30th
6pm Core 26 Class
Led by Julie
This month's theme is Julie's favorite female artists...Tori Amos included!



Community Class

Sunday, September 25th
Warm Vinyasa Class
12:30 - 1:45pm
Led by Natacia

Alseny with Students with Colette Laughing


This month's class will benefit the West African Cultural Arts Institute, a local non-profit co-founded by our beloved student Andrea DiPalma and her husband, Alseny Yasane.  The WACAI focuses on educational programs, including dance and drumming classes in Eugene, through the cultural arts of West Africa and charitable programs in Guinea, West Africa.

All levels of practitioners are welcome to attend this donation-based class.



 
Back to School Sale at SGY!
Friday, September 30th through Monday, October 3rd

Take 10% off all retail items, packages and gift cards, including the introductory offer.
If you sign up for a diamond auto-debit membership during the sale, we will waive the set-up fee and take 10% off your first monthly payment.
For online sales use the code BACKTOSCHOOL
(student discounts and diamond auto-debit memberships cannot be sold online - come into the studio!)



 Free Your Hips and the Rest Will Follow: Hip Opening Workshop for all Levels
with Jess and Karlene
Saturday, October 22nd, 1-3pm
$35 regular price, $30 SGY Diamond Members

IMG_5021_copy


Join us for a hip opening exploration like no other. All practitioners welcome! We will combine meditation, pranayama, myofascial release, and asana tools from vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga to increase mobility in the hip joints, legs, and lower back. Come prepared to learn, practice, and ask any individual questions you might have. Register online or in person at the studio. Space is limited!!


 


Comments