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feel free to meet our students: Stan M. sent us this amazing picture of his favorite pose Vrkasana (Moab, Slick Rock). "Tree pose (Vrkasana) brings me back to nature and make me feel like a tree balancing in the wind. It improves my riding and balance on Arizona's difficult mountain biking trails", said Stan. We have lso asked him what is his favorite class at Metta Yoga: "Master Flow with Lisa Cohen - her Saturday morning class is a blast and fun in a warm atmosphere. Her flow sequences condition my entire body for my outdoor activities. Well done!!!" Please, send us a picture of your favorite pose and share more information about your favorite class. We would love to hear from you! See this and many more pictures from our classes at our Metta Yoga FB page - make sure you "Like us" and check-in regularly :)
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.
"Thank goodness for Lara and Metta Yoga! She really accommodated me even though I signed up for a flow class instead of a beginner's class. The atmosphere was super relaxed and casual, and Lara really made me feel at home even though I was completely uncoordinated. The facility was clean, the classes are manageable size and a mixture of all levels, and I really enjoyed the entire experience." (read the full 5 star review by Frankie S. on Metta Yoga Yelp). feel free to experience Lara's magic first hand in one of her weekly classes. Lara is dedicated to making various forms and levels of yoga available to everyone. Her classes shed light on the interpreting and incorporating the nature of yoga with all other aspects of life. Lara's yoga studies have major impact on how she see's herself and the world. She spent 2 years doing humanitarian aid work in post-tsunami Sri Lanka and India as Program Advisor for Habitat for Humanity. Through her own journey of self discovery she has dedicated the past 15 years to helping others by blending a yoga based mind/body approach in the business and behavioral health industries. Register for Arcadia here.
"Already counting down the days until I can do this class again. What a fabulous way to start my day." (Angela S. - shared on Metta Yoga FB).feel free to take your flow practice outdoors and join Nancy - 9:30am Sundays at the Phoenician. Meet and check-in at the fitness lobby. See Nancy, Angela and others in our FB photo album HERE and don't forget to "Like" our Metta Yoga FB page :)
feel free to get up early and start your day with yoga. Our popular early morning classes offer a nice variety of styles and different teachers:
LEVELS 1&2: Mondays (w/Mark) and Fridays (w/Jen)
ALL LEVELS: Wednesdays (w/Zuzana)
LEVELS 2&3: Tuesdays (w/Zuzana) and Thursdays (w/Lara). Register for Arcadia here.
feel freeto meet Rhonda when coming to some of her Exhale! classes she teaches at the Phoenician: Thursdays 6pm and Saturdays 9:30am. Rhonda continues to welcome and be amazed by the transformative experiences of yoga. While drawing from a deep respect for all scriptures, her classes incorporate breathing techniques, asana, meditation and props to help students find their expression of the pose, and move towards awareness of being. Her yogic background is in Hatha, Nidra and yoga therapy. She is an ongoing students of spiritual and yoga practices that encourage peace, connection and transformation, and uses these practices throughout her teaching and corporate work. Register for the Phoenician HERE.
feel freeto be surprised how moving slowly with awareness can be quite provocative, as it can be soothing and relaxing. Move with Nan and Nancy slowly though this vinyasa based class, focused on beauty of basic postures and sun salutations. Register for Arcadia here.
feel free to get excited about the results of our Phoenician Rising XI. Nearly 200 participating yogis an yoginis came and joined in practice and giving. Our semi-annual fundraiser was benefiting Lucky Paws and we raised thousands of dollars. See more pictures in our FB album.
"So much better than beer and a bucket of wings". Read more in a Fit(TBD) article by Allison Young about our new popular class Happy Hour Power with Sarah Jones. feel free to release the week's energy with a different kind of happy hour to kick off the weekend. Be prepared to move and sweat to one of Sarah's fun playlist. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel freeto make yoga your therapy. Arizona Foothills magazine named Metta Yoga in the top 6 yoga studios in Phoenix, with special honors for our Restorative Yoga & Yoga Therapy programs, including Zuzana's, Kat's and Lorilee's classes. Click HERE to read more. Zuzana's Yoga Therapy class is now offered twice a week on Mondays 12:30pm, Thursdays 12:30pm in Arcadia. Students will be guided through a set of postures and informed about specific health benefits or each pose. Detailed instruction is given for posture modification, reflecting a student's limitation and contraindications. This allows them to tailor the practice based on their current physical/health condition. Some postures are held for longer periods of time to achieve the therapeutic benefit, and to allow time to adjust not only the posture alignment, but also the proper breathing technique and state of mind, which can vary based on the posture. Register for Arcadia HERE.
"When the gong is played well, it can not be ignored. It brings you to a present moment and that is what makes it such a perfect complement to a yoga practice." said Zuzana when asked about use of gong & yoga in her interview for Channel 3, Your Life A to Z show. Check out our METTA YOGA YouTube page to see more of our videos feel freeto watch Metta Yoga on TV! See what Kat and Zuzana have to say on these topics. To experince healing vibrations of gong at Metta Yoga, come for Kat's Qi Yoga class, Wednesdays 1pm and Kundalini Yoga with Yun Hui on Sundays at 4pm - both at the Arcadia location.
feel free to get strong from the inside out... experience Hara, clear obstructions, and release your hips. Kat Myers is on Metta Yoga schedule with her weekly Qi-Yoga and BodyRolling class: Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:15pm at the Arcadia. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel freeto use this ancient practice to develop self mastery with Yun Hui. Kundalini Yoga is a very complete science that deals with the triad of mind-body-spirit, the subtle energies of body, and the chakras. It combines mental focus, breathing techniques, sound vibrations, body postures, hand positions, relaxation, and meditation to provide a more healthy and happy way of life for each of us. Experience your highest consciousness! Register for Arcadia here.
feel freeto start November from a place of clarity. Join Natanya to balance and ground your physical and energetic bodies through Crystal Energy and Yin Yoga. This unique Metta Yoga's monthly class is offered on the first Friday of each month at 6pm, Arcadia. Clarify and strengthen your resolutions through the wisdom and energetic messages of crystals and sacred stones. Register for Arcadia here.
feel freeto practice yoga outdoors and start your day on a fresh air with Metta Yoga Walk! Breathe in the ion-filled air from waterfalls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9am. This class is a meditative power walk through the Phoenician grounds. The most scenic spots will become backdrop for short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and mediation.
feel freeto shop local 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 should be on your to-do-list". Metta Yoga Boutique Buyer, Alicia Zell, has searched out top quality, unique resources and merchandise 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 ;))
feel freeto melt though one of the deepest meditations, sometimes called Yogic Sleep. You will leave calm, rested & rejuvenated.
feel freeto explore an integrative approach to yoga, serving to unify techniques and teachings. Alexandra's Integrative Yoga class is inspired by an Iyengar therapeutic approach to the practice of yoga, and includes: yogasana, restorative poses, pranayama, and an introduction to the workings of the mind. Register for Arcadia HERE.
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 inner peace and outer strength. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel free to come to meet Carrie on Mondays 6pm Exhale! (restorative & yin yoga)at the Phoenician studio. Carrie first discovered the blessing of yoga in 1998, shortly after her second child was born. Yoga became a reflection of her years as a dancer, where she could be completely present in the moment. She was drawn to the trilogy of well-being that yoga brought into her life between body, mind, and spirit, at a time when there was much chaos. Understanding the deep healing power on a physical as well as mental level, Carrie began her search for a training facility that would nurture the learning process and fully prepare her to lead intelligent, safe and well thought through classes. She encourages her students to practice yoga not just on their mats, but as they walk through life with an open heart and an open mind. Register for the Phoenician HERE.
feel free to watch the clouds in the sky as you immerse yourself in our 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 space is limited. Regular pricing applies(join as drop-in, use your punch card or come as Metta Member for FREE).
feel free to come to check 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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