Roo Morgan and Jamie Gills-Takenouchi – “Our Story” 

We have been friends for almost 30 years, meeting as banquet servers at a Holiday Inn.  When we met, we made an immediate connection.  We have traveled together, laughed together, cried together and always been there for each other.  This is a once in a life time friendship.  We are so excited to be working together once more.

Eclipse yoga founders: Jamie Gills-Takenouchi and Roo Morgan

We have both worked in the corporate world for over 25 years in management and ownership positions.  We are considered “successful” by most standards.  But we found that we weren’t being fulfilled by what we were doing.  We reached a point where the stress and burn out was just too much.  After much deliberation, we decided that we felt a call to be doing something different.  Something that would feed our souls and help others.

That something was Eclipse Yoga.  Both of us have a long history of yoga practice and we know that it helped us through some of the darkest times in our lives.  We know the stress and pressure that can be caused by corporate jobs and we personally understand the benefits that yoga can provide to employees and employers alike.  

We learned that difficult times create the greatest personal transformation and that is why our logo is the Eclipse.   We have had difficult times at work as well as in our personal lives.  Yoga was the calming force that allowed us to thrive during these times.  We also realized that after the difficulty had passed, we had changed in positive ways.

At Eclipse, we believe that every person can benefit from Yoga and that everyone comes to yoga at a different time in their life.  We work to meet you where you are and provide teachings that will be beneficial for you.  Yoga is for everyone; whether you are a lover or hater, thin or heavy, vegan or carnivore, religious or not – we can all get together and do yoga!

It’s not just work that brings stress into life.  Everyone seem to be trying to do it all and doing it best.  Do you feel that you are taking care of others, whether it’s at work, home or some other setting?  Are you finding time to take care of yourself?  You can’t help and support others until you first take care of yourself.

Come to Eclipse and take the first step in caring for YOU!