- Friends Free Friday
- Immersive Sound Bath
- Core 26 meets Vinyasa Smash-up Class with
Jess, Karlene & Julie!
- Music Class w/ Julie: Grateful Dead Night!
- Community Classes with Teacher Training Graduates
- Love Warriors Retreat with Cynthia Healey & Jess Eldridge
- Posture of the Month: Crow Pose
- Details of the SGY Teacher Training in Fall 2017
Friends Free Friday
Bring a friend for free to every class you attend!
Immersive Sound Bath
$10 per person
Sunday, August 20th
11am class moved to Abbelone Vineyard!
with Jess, Karlene & Julie!
We're moving our 11am class out to Abbelone on Sunday, August 20th, so rather than coming to the studio, come out to the winery for this smash-up C26/Vinyasa class co-taught by Jess, Karlene, and Julie! Class will come off your unlimited package or class card, and if you don't have a current membership, you can drop in for $10. Feel free to invite family and friends. All are welcome for this multi-level, outdoor class! Stay afterward & enjoy a glass of wine, great company, and gorgeous scenery.
*wine and kombucha not included*
6:00pm • Core 26 Class
Led by Julie
Grateful Dead Night!
with Teacher Training Graduates
We continue to offer donation-based community classes every Sunday afternoon 12:30-1:30pm led by our recent teacher training graduates. All classes with be either a 1 hour Core 26 class or a vinyasa flow. Bring your friends! Any donations are most appreciated and all proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for future trainees.
Love Warriors Retreat with
Cynthia Healey & Jess Eldridge
November 3-5, 2017
Brasada Ranch, Bend, OR
Calling all women, seekers, dreamers, leaders, and visionaries to the first annual Love Warriors Retreat at the beautiful Brasada Ranch in Bend, OR. Join Cynthia Healey and Jess Eldridge for an incredible weekend of movement (dance, multi-level yoga classes), ceremony, ritual, and connection to facilitate radical expansion.
Cynthia is an integrative psychologist, practitioner of shamanic reiki, and founder of Dance Empowered. Jess is a yoga teacher, counselor, and the owner of Sweaty Ganesh Yoga in downtown Eugene. Together, these women are passionate about bringing people home to their true selves, igniting the fire of transformation, and creating connection in all it's myriad forms.
Visit us at lovewarriorstribe.com for more information, including registration and housing options. Early bird pricing through September 1st.
*This retreat is for all those who identify as "women" regardless of the sex they were assigned at birth.
Posture of the Month: Bakasana / Kakasana
The two names for the asana come from the Sanskrit words baka ("crane") or kak ("crow") and asana meaning "posture" or "seat". While different yoga lineages use one name or another for the asana, Kakasana is cited as being with arms bent (like the shorter legs of a crow) and Bakasana with arms straight (like the longer legs of a crane). Bakasana is the foundation for a larger family of postures that include Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow) and two versions of Eka Pada Bakasana (One-Footed Crow).
Bakasana is iconic. For modern yoga practitioners, the pose not only represents strength, skill, and control, it symbolizes the entire concept of arm balancing. Practicing Bakasana builds self-confidence by reminding us that we’re stronger and more capable than we think.
The foundation of this pose is in your wrists and shoulders. It does take some time to build enough strength in those areas so make sure you listen to your body and don’t push yourself too fast. You don’t need super human strength to get into this pose, it’s more about how to shift your weight and when to engage the specific muscles required in the pose.
• Strengthens arms and wrists
• Stretches the upper back
• Strengthens the abdominal muscles
• Opens the groins
• Tones the abdominal organs
• Balance, concentration and coordination improve
Downward-Facing Dog; Butterfly; Childs Pose; Plank Pose; Hero Pose
Downward-Facing Dog; Chaturanga Dandasana; Plank Pose
Tips & Variations:
• Some students have a difficult time lifting into Bakasana from the floor. It's often helpful to prepare for this pose squatting on a block or other height, so that your feet are a few inches off the floor
• The full pose sometimes causes varying degrees of pain in the wrists. Instead of spreading the fingers on the floor, curl them slightly. This should take some of the pressure off the wrists.
• Beginners tend to move into this pose by lifting their buttocks high away from their heels. In Bakasana try to keep yourself tucked tight, with the heels and buttocks close together. When you are ready to take the feet off the floor, push the upper arms against the shins and draw your inner groins deep into the pelvis to help you with the lift.
• You can use a partnering technique in Bakasana for better balance. Your partner can support you as you lean forward and lift your feet off the ground in this position.
• Bakasana is the foundation for a larger family of postures that include Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow) and two versions of Eka Pada Bakasana (One-Footed Crow).
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Current or chronic wrist pain
As with all postures, I encourage you to listen to your body and honor where you are mentally, physically and emotionally each day. The pose will be there again tomorrow... practice in such a way that you can be too!
Hollye and the SGY Teaching Team
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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
~ Robert Lynd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with any of the current teacher trainees about their experiences.
We will be offering two $500 need-based scholarships and one $1000 diversity scholarship for teacher training in 2017. For scholarship applications, please email Jess. These applications are due by June 30th, 2017.
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 history, including C26 and vinyasa lineages, classical methods and modern developments
Core 26 and vinyasa teaching methodologies
Ethics and power dynamics inherent in the teacher-student relationship
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):
Yachats Retreat Jan 26-28
Cost: $2850; $2600 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2017
Payment plan options are available.
Email Jess for an application packet and more information!
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