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 from us 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 free to welcome Gila back on our Metta Yoga schedule. With the two separate rooms within our space we are 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 backdrop for short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and mediation. Register for the Phoenician HERE.
"Thank you for encouraging me to stay for the second class with Emily - I loved it! I flew to Phoenix today, and Metta Yoga was a perfect place to help my body and mind recover from the flight." Said Charles Scott after taking Nancy's Slow Flow and Emily's Ashtanga Fusion back to back. Charles is an author and adventure speaker, visiting Phoneix from NYC. Read his fun article "15 Yoga classes in 5 days" in Huffington Post. "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 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 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 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, paranayama, focus, intention and kirtan (chanting). This vinyasa class is for intermediate, advanced students and teachers. The "follow the yogini" format is fun and exciting with emphasis on a creative and challenging flow sequences. Come to try something NEW and FUN! 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 freeto learn tools from this sister sciences to nurture and balance yourself. Reduce the effects of stress and busyness of our culture. Leave this workshop armed with simple practices to fit your busy lifestyle and inexpesivly nourish yourself back to a state of wholeness, vitality and ease. Emerge with a stronger connection to yourself and access deeper reserves to 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 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 freeto start 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 class is offered on the Wednesdays at 12:30pm, Arcadia. Clarify and strengthen your resolutions through the wisdom and energetic messages of crystals and sacred stones. 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 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 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 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).