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feel free to save the date for another great yoga practice for a great cause. As many of you know Metta Yoga is passionately involved in giving back to the community. On March 29th we are hosting the 11th Phoenician Rising - our FREE semi-annual fundraiser, held outdoors at the breathtaking Phoenician Resort grounds. This time we are benefiting local animal shelter Lucky Paws. We are inviting you to come out, enjoy an outdoor practice in our beautiful AZ spring 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  Lucky Paws.

 Our yoga inspired market has a record number of participants this year! Don't miss out on all of the high-quality products, discounts, samples (and more!) that our awesome vendors will be providing. Thanks in advance to all our vendors: Yoganastix, Yogastyles, O-Doggie, Mio Skincare, Simply Susie with fun bolsters and other yoga toys, Tish Murphy Jewelry, No Place like OM, Bicyclette, Elodee, pottery and others.  

Come share your beautiful energy with us and bring your friends and family.
10:00 am opening of silent auction and market
10:30 am Yoga class by Nancy and Alexandra
12:30 pm closing of silent auction and the event
Register for the Phoenician Rising XI. HERE to reserve our Metta Yoga gift bags.

feel free to use this ancient practice to develop self mastery with Donna B.  Kundalini Yoga is a very complete science that deals with the physical body, the triad of the body-mind-spirit, the subtle energies of body, and the chakras. It combines mental focus, breathing techniques, sound vibrations, body postures, hand positions, relaxation, and mediation to provide a more healthy and happy way of life for each of us.  Experience your highest consciousness :) Register for Arcadia here.

feel free to breathe the ion-filled air from waterfalls during our morning Yoga Walks now on our Metta Yoga schedule 3 times a week: Tuesday & Thursday 9am w/Zuzana and Saturdays 8am w/Annemarie. This class is a meditative power walk through the Phoenician grounds. The most scenic spots will become your backdrop to flow though short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and meditation.
Register for the Phoenician HERE

feel free to 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 3 times a week on Tuesday 12:30pm, Wednesdays at 12pm, 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.

 feel free
to introduce your friend or family member to the healing powers of yoga: our second round of YOGA INTRO this year starts in April: Three Saturday series  from 2-3pm on 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25 at our Arcadia location.
$35 Early Bird (by 4/4/15) | $49 walk-in 
Register for this WORKSHOP series for beginners HERE.

feel free to 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 free to see our Facebook picture gallery BY CLICKING HERE. Thanks to all who came and joined in practice and giving at the Phoenician Rising X. Our semi-annual fundraiser was this time benefiting Karma Yoga Project and 200 hundred participating yogis and yoginis raised $4000. 

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.

feel free to save and take advantage of special offers extended during Phoenician Rising (see more info below). With only 3 days away, we already have over 150 RSVPs and the promise of perfect weather. Please RSVP to get our cute METTA YOGA backpack.

Phoenician spa Centre for Well-being is extending 20% discount on spa treatments booked that day (see spa front desk). Metta Yoga will also be extending a 15% discount on our regular pricing list (look for Metta booth):
10 class card for $105 (regular $125 - save $20)
5 class card for $63 (regular $75 - save $12)
one month membership $114 (regular $135 - save $21)
yearly membership $934 (regular $1099 - $165) - can be also applied for membership renewals.

feel free to literary dive (although your head will be above the water the entire time) into this unique all-levels class. Our popular Aqua Yoga is back on our schedule: Wednesdays 10:30am w/Zuzana and Saturdays 11am w/Annemarie (50 mins). Explore how postures that you know so well can feel differently when supported and challenges by the element of water. This special water yoga sequence is great for people with limitations as well as for athletic people who want to get deeper into their posture. 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 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 explore Ashtanga at a slower pace, with the healing background of gong vibrations. Although Ashtanga is an advanced yoga sequence, Brittany makes her class accessible for all levels, embracing the knowledge that everybody can do yoga. Her enthusiasm and love for yoga is contagious - come to experience it first hand.
Register for Arcadia HERE.  

feel free
to Exhale! at The Phoenician. The 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 Gila, Alexandra, Melissa, Donna and Annemarie.
Please register for the Phoenician here.

feel free to join Mark for his new Monday class. Mark fell in love with yoga ten years ago when he was a skydiving instructor. Looking for a way to heal his body from the physical stress of the job, he also found the physical benefits of yoga were just the beginning. Mark enjoys practicing and teaching all types of yoga and believes it is important to accept and approach yoga as a spiritual practice, accepting yourself as you are and enjoying every step of the yoga journey. Register for Arcadia 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 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 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.


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