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February News at SGY

  • Foam Rolling Class with Kristen
  • Friends Free Friday
  • Music Class with Alaina
  • Inferno Hot Pilates Class with Karan
  • Annual 30 or 60 Day Challenge continues
    featuring Stormy Carter & Andrea Tison
  • Special Teacher Trainee Classes in March
  • SGY Anniversary Sale
  • SGY Anniversary Party
  • SGY Teacher Training in Fall 2017
  • Pose of the Month: Uttanasana & Ardha Uttanasana


Foam Rolling Class with Kristen

Sunday, February 5th
$10 drop-in
foam rolling
Foam Rolling is a myofascial release technique designed to stretch out connective tissue, break up scar tissue in the body, and massage and release tight muscles. It also increases flexibility while decreasing muscle tightness, as well as muscle soreness. Join Kristen for these drop-in classes once per month and see how foam rolling can improve your yoga practice and mobility in daily life!
Attend this class, roll everything out, and then take Vinyasa at 11, which will feel amazing afterward!
Please bring your own foam roller if you have one. We have 20 available for use while at the studio, and if all of those are taken, you can also purchase a foam roller at the studio.

We hope to add more foam rolling classes on Sunday mornings this month. Check the website for the most up to date details.



Friends Free Friday

Friday, February 10th
Bring a friend for free to every class you attend!


Music Class

Friday, February 24th

6:00pm • Core 26 Class
Led by Alaina

Theme is 90's music!!


Inferno Hot Pilates Class with Karan


Saturday, February 25th

Many hot yoga studios across the nation now offer a cardiovascular workout class called Inferno Hot Pilates. We are pleased to announce that our beloved Karan was recently certified to teach Inferno Hot Pilates, and we'll be adding this class to our schedule in March! Join us for a free introductory session on Saturday, February 25th, 12:30-1:30pm and experience this challenging, full body, low impact, high intensity workout. This class is performed on your yoga mat in a room heated to 95 degrees and 40% humidity (so it's cooler than the C26 class, but the humidity and the class itself will definitely have you sweating). Hot Pilates strengthens muscles and burns fat without the pounding of a high impact workout. It is designed for all fitness levels, and it's a great compliment to your yoga practice. See us at the front desk with any questions or to sign up in advance! Beginning March 1st, we will offer Inferno Hot Pilates 8-8:45am on Saturdays and 4:30-5:30pm on Thursdays (in place of the current Strength and Conditioning Class).


Annual 30 or 60 Day Challenge Continues!

Student Feature: Stormy Carter




1. Is this your first 30/60 day challenge ?

I did the challenge last time SGY had it .This is my second 60 day challenge.

2. What made you want to take the challenge this year ?

As always with the new year comes independent self changes for myself, In Numerology 2017 marks an Universal 1 year of this millennium , dedicated to practicing every single day with the challenge.

3. How is the challenge going for you? have you noticed any changes in your life /and or practice since the challenge began ?

The challenge is going really well for me as I am dedicated to myself for my daily practice. I have noticed I am getting up even earlier before yoga, feeling lighter in my body as things have shifted with the new year.

4. What is your favorite thing about the challenge so far ?

Seeing more people at the studios in the mornings when I am able to practice :)

5. Least favorite?

As always not being able to practice at SGY in evenings due to work so I don't get to take all the teachers classes or see some fellow yogis that can practice in evenings.

6. Any advice for those who may be thinking of joining for the last 30 days?

What is holding you back ?! The time is NOW. Be Present. Even if you can't practice at SGY every single day, make time for yoga elsewhere , anywhere!

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Student Feature: Andrea Tison



1. Is this your first 30/60 day challenge ?

This is my first 30/60 day challenge!

2. What made you want to take the challenge this year ?

I wanted to do the challenge this year to prove to myself that I could! I thought, "Hmm, I know this would only benefit me. I have the time, I have no excuse!"

3. How is the challenge going for you? have you noticed any changes in your life /and or practice since the challenge began ?

The challenge so far has been surprisingly easy for me. I look forward to stepping into the hot room everyday, knowing it's where I can let go of everything. It's the place where I can forget about any stress that may have come up in the day. I'm also extremely excited to see my body changing! I'm feeling stronger (and starting to gain and feel muscles I never knew I had!)

4. What is your favorite thing about the challenge so far ?

My favorite thing about the challenge so far is noticing the progress in my practice. It really motivates me to continue. I'm having breakthroughs almost daily, like inching my forehead closer to the floor in forward fold!

5. Least favorite?

My least favorite thing about the challenge is just the hour commute to the studio. I live outside of Eugene so driving to and from eats up a little more time than I like. However, I believe making the time to practice improves the quality of the rest of my day so it's definitely worth it!

6. Any advice for those who may be thinking of joining for the last 30 days?

My advice to those thinking of participating in the challenge or are already doing it is just believe that you CAN. If you tell yourself you can do it then you will be able to. Just making a commitment to come to the studio everyday is simple. Then the rest that follows, like seeing the friends you make, and being able to release stress in a toasty sauna, comes easy!



Special Teacher Trainee Classes in March



Saturday, March 4th, 4pm Core 26 class
Sunday, March 5th, 12:30-2pm Hot Vinyasa Flow class

Our first SGY Hot Yoga Teacher training is drawing to a close the first weekend of March. We are so proud of the 16 new teachers we will be graduating. As part of their training, they will each be co-teaching either a Core 26 or a Vinyasa flow class at SGY that are open to the public. Join us on Saturday, March 4th for a trainee-led, 90 minute Core 26 class at 4pm. The fun continues on Sunday, March 5th with a special trainee-led, 90-minute Hot Vinyasa Flow class at 12:30pm. Come to one or come to both in support of these new amazing teachers and your fellow community members!


SGY Anniversary Sale!


Friday, March 10th



Each year, we honor our studio’s anniversary with huge discounts on packages and retail items! This year, our Anniversary Sale is happening all day on Friday, March 10th, 8am-8pm at the studio. Take advantage of these amazing offers:

Diamond Annual Package - $995 (regular price $1195)

Half off first month of Diamond Auto-Debit and no sign-up fee

50 class card - $445 (regular price $495)

30% off retail (Diamond members receive 40% off)

10% off local retail items (Belle Weather, Brightly Shining Life Bracelets, Fancy Clancy, Xylem, Lotus Leaf Mat Straps, Purify Mat Cleaner)

Come in to see us in person, call us at 541-349-9642, or use online code SGYANNIVERSARY2017 to take advantage of these savings. (Online code applies to the Diamond Annual Package and 50 class card only; Diamond auto-debit purchases require an in-person signature, so come see us at the studio for that!)


SGY Anniversary Party


Saturday March 11th

Join us in celebrating the best year yet at SGY! Our teaching staff and overall community has grown tremendously this year. We are almost finished with our first ever in-house teacher training that will graduate 16 new 200 hour Yoga Alliance-certified teachers, and we just wrapped up a phenomenal retreat in Yachats that will be an annual event. 65 of us are currently doing the 30/60 day challenge – our board is entirely full! And we are continuing to grow in response to your wants and needs as a community. Thank you for another incredible year of moving toward stillness, laughter, love, inclusion, and transformation together. We have so much to celebrate!

As in years past, John Griffin will be catering delicious, vegetarian, Indian cuisine for us. Partners and children are cordially invited! Unlike years past when we’ve had a number of speeches and awards that take up most of our time together, this year’s party will offer games, group entertainment, and time spent connecting with your community off your mat. Please let us know if you can make it by RSVPing at the front desk! We hope to see all of you there!

Interested in Teacher Training?


Our SGY 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Hot Yoga Teacher Training program starts up again in Fall, 2017. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to email Jess at sweatyganeshyoga@gmail.com or speak with any of the current teacher trainees about their experiences.

Yoga is a lifelong journey of returning home to ourselves by unlocking our true potential, developing a healthy physical body and skillfull mental habits, and living the rich, meaningful, value-laden existence we all seek. In essence, it is a process of becoming more of who we already are. Join Jess Eldridge and her team for this comprehensive hot yoga teacher training at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga this Fall to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Yoga and to learn to guide others along this path.

This is a collaborative, empowering, group-based training that incorporates classical Yoga teachings, psychology, and neuroscience. It offers a strength-based, breath-focused, mindful, non-dogmatic approach to teaching Yoga. Training includes experiential coursework in:

Asana, pranayama and meditation (postures, breathwork and finding stillness)

Anatomy and physiology

The nervous system, including learning to read and calm your own nervous system as well as facilitate a collective, downregulating nervous system experience for your students

Yoga philosophy

Yoga history, including C26 and vinyasa lineages, classical methods and modern developments

Core 26 and vinyasa teaching methodologies

Class sequencing

Hands-on adjustments

Ethics and power dynamics inherent in the teacher-student relationship

Mindfulness practices

Discovering your own unique, authentic teaching voice


Training meets over 8 weekends from October 2017 to March 2018, including one weekend retreat in Yachats. This is a Yoga Allianced certified 200 hour teacher training.

Training Schedule (all SGY weekends meet Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 8:30-6pm and Sundays 8:30am-6pm):

Oct 6-8
Oct 20-22
Nov 10-12
Dec 8-10
Jan 5-7
Yachats Retreat Jan 26-28
February 9-11
March 2-4

Cost: $2850; $2600 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2017
Payment plan options are available.
Email Jess for an application packet and more information!