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feel freeto shop local this Holiday season and support Arcadia and your Metta Community. "Did you know that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases made at chain stores? Keeping purchases close to home helps communities in countless ways, and consumers need to recognize this as they make their purchase decision." You can read more about these interesting statistics of Holiday shopping in the Forbes article "Why shopping Independent stores this Holiday season should be on your to-do-list". Metta Yoga Boutique Buyer, Alicia Zell, has searched out top quality, unique resorces and merchandize to support your healthy wellness lifestyle. Now you can shop not only for yoga props and apparel, but also for aroma therapy products, jewelry, candles, soaps - many from local businesses and artisans. Make sure to use your 20% Metta Yoga Unlimited Membership Discount (maybe another reason to join;)) There will be additional discount vouchers (for yearly memberships, class cards and gift cards) distributed in our Phoencian Rising gift bags. Please register for your fancy Metta Yoga gift bag by RSVP to Phoenician Rising X.
feel freeto join the flow of yoga and wine with Cristy and Dash on November 14th 6pm. Slow-vino-flow is an all-levels class -- this time featuring live music by Dash. Stay after the class and get to know all the beautiful and inspiring people in the Metta community and the charities they are passionately supporting. The event is FREE but we will be collecting voluntary donations for Harjharananda Balashram. Bring your spouse or friend, a bottle of wine and start your weekend with an evening filled with ambiance, bliss and a good cause. Please register HERE for Arcadia - registration required - space is limited!
feel freeto experience this unique class, combining Yin Yoga, Gong Bath & Binaural Beats Sound Therapy. It is quiet, meditative practice with an emphasis on the hips and spine. Through mindful muscle relaxation, yin yoga promotes the healthy flow of energy in the body through the connective tissue. Postures held for longer periods give practitioners the opportunity to observe and bring awareness to the breath and sensation in the body. A gong bath is sound therapy for your body. It creates a deep relaxation within your own body and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning. The bath clears the nerve endings and regenerates the parasympathetic system which is responsive to sound. Register for Arcadia here.
feel freeto make Metta Yoga your refreshing oasis in the desert. We have added a lot of new classes and moved some class times, so PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK THE START TIMES OF YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES. Cool down in the Phoenician pools with our Aqua Yoga classes, chill out in the sanctuary of our air-conditioned bamboo studio with a wide variety of yoga styles, or breathe in the ion-filled cool air from waterfalls during our morning Yoga Walks. Yoga Walk is now offered three times a week: Tuesdays 9am & Thursdays 10:30am with Zuzana, and Sundays with Cristy 10:30am (60 mins). This is a meditative power walk through the Phoenician grounds. The most scenic spots will become your backdrop to flow through short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and meditation. Register for the Phoenician here.
feel freeto practice with Lara AM and PM :) Her flow classes are offered now twice a week: Tuesdays 4:30pm and Thursday 6:15am. Both classes are suggested for Levels 2 & 3 and are at the Arcadia location. Lara has developed her unique energetically-based teaching style. She teaches her students based on what they show up with. She has the ability to guide them carefully, one step at a time and often taking them even further, exploring beyond what they think they can do. Register for Arcadia here.
feel freeto literally dive (although your head will be above the water the entire time!) into this unique all-levels class. Our popular Aqua Yoga is now offered three times a week: Mondays 10:30am with Zuzana and Thursdays 4pm & Saturdays 11am with Annemarie (45 mins). The class is in full sun, so please bring a big hat if you want to stay in shade :) Explore how postures that you know so well can feel differently when supported and challenged by the element of water. This special water yoga sequence is great for people with limitations as well for athletic people who want to get deeper into their postures. Please come to the spa lobby, where we will pick you up and guide you to the designated pool. Register for the Phoenician here.
feel free to save the date for another great yoga practice for a great cause. As many of you know Metta is passionately involved in giving back to the community. On November 22nd we are hosting the 10th Phoenician rising - our FREE semi-annual fundraiser, held outdoors at the breathtaking Phoenician Resort grounds. This time we are benefiting Karma Yoga Project - making yoga available to underserved communities locally and globally. We are inviting you to come out, enjoy an outdoor practice in our beautiful AZ winter and visit our yoga-inspired market and silent auction, support local business and contribute to a meaningful cause: all vendors will be donating 20% of sales, full proceeds of the silent auction and voluntary donations will be going to the Karma Yoga project. Come share your beautiful energy with us and bring your friends and family.
9am opening of silent auction and market
10am yoga class by Lara and Donna
11:15am Gong bath by Will
12:00pm closing of silent auction and the event
feel free to Exhale! at the Phoenician. Phoenician's studio provides the perfect serenity for deep meditative stretches, as you move through the restorative and yin yoga postures under the loving guidance of Alexandra, Melissa, Donna and Annemarie. Please register for the Phoenician here.
feel free to watch the clouds in the sky as you immerse yourself in our new noon meditation classes at the beautiful meditation atrium (with a glass ceiling). Classes are offered Monday through Thursday in the atrium located behind the front desk of the Centre for Well-Being (the Phoenician's spa). Please make sure to RSVP as the space is limited. Regular pricing applies (join as drop-in, use your punch card or come as Metta Member for FREE).
feel free to enjoy live guitar music during your Slow Flow class with Kurt. His background in music is a rich source of inspiration for his yoga teachings for the past 10 years. He finds the interplay between musical chords, imagery, breath and physical experience particularly powerful in deepening the mind/body connection. His classes integrate live guitar music to the practice of yoga, forming an innovative union of meditation, yoga postures, and breathing that brings the inner peace and outer strength. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel free to explore alignment, pranayama, focus, intention and kirtan (chanting). This vinyasa class is for intermediate and advanced students and teachers. The "follow the yogini" format is fun and exciting with an emphasis on a creative and challenging flow sequences. Come to try something NEW and FUN! Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel free to come to check it out our new lovely home. We are just across the street from our old location: Gaslight Square 3627 E Indian School rd. #108, located in the inner courtyard, facing the fountains and blooming bushes. The move has been so smooth and the space is so perfectly designed for us - it feels like we have been here for years. Raised ceilings and bamboo floors are loved by everybody! You can watch the last 2 months of the space transformation in our FB album.
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