If you are registering for a class, or doing preliminary research on travel costs, the following information will help you to plan your trip to Eugene, Oregon.
Flights and Car Rental vs Shuttle
The University of Oregon is located here in Eugene, so hotels and airport shuttles are well setup for out of town visitors. As you shop for flights, keep in mind these three strategies for getting here:
1) You can look for flights to Portland, Oregon (PDX) and then book an additional local flight to Eugene, OR (EUG). Airlines that go to Eugene include Alaska (my personal favorite airline to fly!), American, Delta, and United. If you are flying into Eugene and would like for me to pick you up and take you to where you are staying, I would be happy to do that! If you prefer not to rent a car, refer to the local transportation section below.
2) Instead of flying to Eugene, you can schedule a flight to PDX and reserve a 3 hr shuttle ride to Eugene.
b) City2City Shuttle is $110 round trip. Multiple pickup sites in Eugene, including at the Days Inn on Franklin Blvd.
3) Or, you can simply fly to PDX and drive a rental car 2hrs to Eugene.
Classroom Location and Schedule
Class will be held at my downtown Eugene office, at 72 W Broadway, Suite 220. Lots of lunch spots and a natural foods grocery store are within a two block radius. It is a very small city, but has good food downtown. Class will run from 8:30am to 5pm, except we will finish at 4:30 on the last day.
Airbnb offers private rooms within a house, or a whole house or apartment, which could be really cost effective if you are planning to share accommodations with one or more classmates. Looks like there are some great ones listed on their website.
Hotels aiming to serve people visiting the University of Oregon are the Phoenix Inn and the Days Inn, both located on Franklin Blvd, which is a car-oriented major street just east of downtown. From either hotel, you could walk 0.2 miles and then take the Emx bus to the Eugene Transit Center, which is one block from my office. (It’s a 30-minute walk to downtown from the Days Inn, according to Google maps, or a 15-minute walk to downtown from the Phoenix Inn.) Airport shuttles run directly from both of these hotels if you want to choose Flight/Shuttle option 2. My mom stayed at the Phoenix Inn and said it was great!
The Eugene Whitaker Hostel is located in the hippiest neighborhood of this hippy town, if you are looking to go the cheap and adventurous route. The neighborhood is called the Whitaker, or the Whit for short. Petty crime is a bit higher in this neighborhood, but the neighborhood is very colorful and homey. My guess is that the hostel will be noisier than what most of you are looking for, but it does have lots of local flavor. I stayed there once (when I was attending a class of Jeff Burch’s, before I moved here) and had a pretty good night’s sleep in private room.
There is also a Hilton right downtown, just a few blocks from my office. This would be more expensive. (You would have to pay a significant fee to park at the hotel, or park for cheap in the nearby City Parking garage, but you may not want to leave a rental car in the City Parking garage overnight.)
Local Transportation and Parking Downtown
There are two City Parking garages within a few blocks of my office, which each cost $6 per day. If you are interested in riding the bus to class, the Eugene Transit Center is just around the block from my office. Check the Lane Transit route finder when choosing your Airbnb. Also there is an interactive bus route map that may be helpful.
Opportunity to schedule a session with me before or after the course
In module 1 and module 2 classes, I plan to spread out my demos (20-minute sessions) so that I can give everyone in class a bit of work that their body is needing and wanting, and you all can see how I apply the work in my practice. If you feel like you will need a full session though, do let me know in advance so that we can plan accordingly. (Sessions outside of class will need to happen on Sunday or Friday, not in the evenings.)
A limited number of class participants can schedule a session with me before class (on Sunday). This would be a good option if you have a complex issue that you would like addressed, and if you think your body will be more receptive in class to technique practice if you receive a session first.
You are also welcome to schedule a session with me for the day after the class, if you would like to receive work to smooth out and and address any discomfort you might have after four days of technique practice.
In the module 2 classes, I will be demonstrating one or two full sessions on outside models during class. (You will learn more if you are not the model for these demos.) A spouse who is traveling with you would be welcome to volunteer for a full-session demo in the module 2 class.
In module 3, your practice will include full-session trades with one another, under my guidance.
Paying your tuition
$600 full tuition for four days (includes updated manual)
$400 reduced tuition for anyone repeating a class (includes updated manual)
$300 deposit to register, balance of tuition due the first day of class
Deposits are non-refundable within 30 days of the first day of class, but are transferable to a future class if extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance.
To pay your deposit or the full tuition amount online with a credit card, follow the instructions below:
- Go to MindBody online.
- Type in the search field “Agile Body Structural Integration”
- Click on the tiny blue letters that say, “Continue to site without login.”
- Click on “Workshops.”
- Select workshop dates and choose “Sign up now!”
- If you have never used MindBody online, you will be asked to create an account, which does not cost money. (If you have used MindBody before, to sign up for yoga or pilates classes somewhere, just enter your email and password, or choose “Forgot password.”)
- You will be prompted through the payment process, in which you can choose whether you want to pay the deposit, the full tuition, or the retake rate.