metta yoga -- a trusted community of loving kindness
We are thrilled to announce our Metta Yoga community has a new home: 4041 E THOMAS RD. SUITE #106, AZ 85108.
This beautiful 3200 sq feet space features floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, high wood-beamed ceilings, and a fountain & bamboo theme to enrich your practice. And it's not just our building that's been upgraded! We're expanding to become your go-to community wellness center with lots of added classes, workshops, concerts and events. Be sure to check our FB page to see the latest opportunities to connect and be part of our community. As an added bonus - you'll love our neighbors! Two doors down is the popular gluten-free Jewel's Bakery & Cafe and right next to us is a family-owned Italian restaurant Adela's serving lunch and dinner.
feel freeto explore alignment, paranayama, focus, intention and kirtan (chanting) with Lisa Cohen. Lisa is passionate about advocating yoga for every body. Her classes are appropriate for all students willing to try something new and step out of what they might think is possible, ordinary or routine. With guidance and love, she challenges each student while nourishing the body with breath, awareness and clarity of alignment... and she is FUN! Register for Arcadia here.
feel free to Exhale! with Alexandra. This mellow class blends restorative yoga and Yin yoga, where all the postures are performed on the floor using a wide variety of yoga props, allowing you to stay in the postures for longer periods of time. This meditative practice with deeply held poses will release tension and stiffness in your back, hips, shoulders and legs. Alignment and the healing/therapeutic approach is a key element of this class. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel free to find what are you hungry for. Is your relationship with food and /or body feeling out of control? Often women use food as a way to feed emotional hungers or "hungers of the heart" resulting in food and body anxiety, compulsive dieting and emotional eating. In this introductory workshop, we will explore these behavior patterns and cravings to gain a deeper understanding of what you are truly hungry for and learn strategies to build awareness and begin to shift behaviors toward a healthier, more compassionate relationship with food and your body.
This workshop is a pre-cursor to a 6-week group program coming this fall, where we will gather an intimate group of women and in a safe, supported environment to explore this work more deeply. Unlimited Member $19 | Pre-Register $24 | $29 Walk-in
feel free to literary dive (although your head will be abovethe water the entire time) into this unique all-levels yoga class.With our lovely spring AZ weather, the popular Aqua Yoga class is back on schedule: Wednesdays 10:30am with Zuzana and Saturdays 10:30am with Rhonda (50 mins). Explore how the postures you know so well can feel different when supported AND challenged by the element of water. This special water yoga sequence is great for people with limitations as well as for athletes who want to deepen their practice. 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 welcome Gila back on our Metta Yoga schedule. We have two large gorgeous rooms in our new space, so we're adding classes! Make sure to check out our schedule! Gila will be teaching her Yoga Therapy class weekly, on Mondays 12:30pm at our new location at 40 Palms Plaza. 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 & Thursdays 9am and Saturdays at 9:30am. This class is a meditative power walk through the Phoenician grounds. The most scenic spots will become the backdrop for short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and meditation. Register for the Phoenician 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 with 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 freeto learn tools to that nurture and balance yourself with Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. Reduce the effects of stress and busyness of our culture. Leave this workshop armed with simple practices that fit your busy lifestyle and inexpensively nourish you back to a state of wholeness, vitality and ease. You'll emerge with a stronger connection to yourself and be able to access deeper reserves that give back to those you love and to the world around you. Space is limited, register early to reserve your spot and get early bird discount! Unlimited Metta members $24 | Pre-Register $29 | Walk-ins $35
feel free to join the flow of yoga with Zuzana and Kurt on Friday May 13th 6pm - at our new Phoenix location. Live-music-flow is an all-levels class, featuring live guitar music by Kurt Kleinhans. Stay after class and get to know all the beautiful & inspiring people in the Metta community and the charities they are passionately supporting. This even is FREE, but we will be collecting voluntary donations for Rancho Feliz. Bring your spouse or friend and start your weekend filled with ambiance, bliss and a good cause. Register for Arcadia HERE.
feel free to join us for a two hour Yoga Nidra workshop and learn how this ancient practice of yogic sleep can transform your life. Using a guided relaxation approach that embeds an intention (sankupla) at a deep level, Yoga Nidra guides you to deeper levels of awareness and integration.
* learn why and how Yoga Nidra works
* develop your personal sankupla to embed in your practice
* explore scientific evidence that supports the therapeutic benefits of Yoga Nidra for stress reduction
* experience first-hand the benefits of Yoga Nidra Unlimited member $24 | Pre-register $29 | Walk-in $35
"When the gong is played well, it cannot be ignored. It brings you to the present moment and that is what makes it such a perfect complement to yoga practice." said Zuzana when asked about using the gong & yoga together 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 Kundalini Yoga with Yun Hui on Sundays at 4pm at the Arcadia location.
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 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).
"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 free to meet our students: Stan M. sent us this amazing photo 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", says Stan. We have also 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'd love to hear from you! See this and many more photos from our classes at our Metta Yoga FB page - make sure you "Like us" and check-in regularly :)
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