Gender Diverse Yoga Class


Event Details

This event is running from 10 July 2019 until 7 June 2023. It is next occurring on October 5, 2022 7:00 pm

  • Venue: Sheldon Community Center
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yellow to white gradient background with a person with blue-green hair stretching with their hand over their head.What: Yoga class
When: Wednesdays @ 7p (see details on this page for full schedule)
Who: Trans/gender diverse folks, 13+
Where: In person (Sheldon Community Center) and virtual (Zoom)
FREE

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Update: we’re moving to Sheldon Community Center on September 14 AND we’re moving times. Queer Youth Yoga (ages 8-12) will start at 6p and Gender Diverse Yoga (ages 13+) will start at 7p. We’re not offering yoga every Wednesday; see our website for our complete schedule.

How to get to the class

We are now offering yoga in person and virtual (at the same time). Both start at 7p.

To join us in person, meet us at Sheldon Community Center (2445 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene). There is a parking lot. We’re in the Hazelnut Room. We also have mats, straps, bands, chairs, and blocks available.

To join us virtually, see our Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/328884737. Please download the Zoom app on your device before the class and mute your mic upon login to reduce audio feedback during class.


COVID information

MASKS REQUIRED. By attending you are either acknowledging you are vaccinated or have had a neg PCR COVID test within 48 hours.

CLICK HERE for locations for a COVID test. Some of our community members recommend getting tested at UO because you do not have to show your ID. 

CLICK HERE for our updates on our COVID practices


About the class

FREE No prior yoga experience is required All ages / bodies / abilities / experience levels welcome

⚛ To be in a home in your body is a human right as well as an immense gift and privilege.
⚛ To move in a way that feels seen and supported.
⚛ To feel your breath and down-regulate your nervous system.
⚛ We are here to support you and your path of wellness.

We recognize that the Asanas are only ONE facet of a yogic practice. We are grateful for the opportunity to explore our mind-body connection in a space that endeavors to support our gender diverse community, as many of us within the community have challenged relationships with this connection.

This class is possible by a grant from Comunidad y Herencia Cultural and Eugene Arte Latino, and a partnership with the City of Eugene.


Our instructors

Tara, wearing earth-tone clothing in a field.Tara Rin Burke

(they/them)

A non-binary gender queer who loves movement as a way reconnecting back to their essential nature. Tara has over 500 hours of yoga training and has been teaching locally and online since 2012. Tara is advocating deeply for somatics and movement through yoga as a way to regulate our nervous systems and be in relationship with beyond the binary belonging to the body’s wisdom. They love offering movement through the seasons and are always open to feedback on ways to make the space more inclusive and supportive for our wonderful trans and gender diverse community.

Austin in a jean jacket, smiling next to a window.Austin 

(he/him)

Austin is a multi-racial queer man. He received his 200-HR RYT certification from Makara Yoga in 2015. He taught yoga in Gainesville, Florida for two years before moving to Eugene to pursue his PhD in Counseling Psychology. He believes yoga to be a tool for self-expression, creativity, positive reflection, and relaxation, while improving well-being. He encourages freedom of movement during classes and provides many variations to fit diverse bodies and needs. Given his background as a mental health professional and researcher, Austin also integrates evidence-based techniques to address various mental health issues through mind-body techniques. He is also passionate about improving the well-being of individuals with diverse sexual and gender identities. Thus, he is always receptive to feedback to help inform his work in various forms to be inclusive and celebrate those with diverse identities.


Can’t make it?

Click here for our yoga video recordings