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feel free to make Metta Yoga a refreshing oasis for your summer in the desert. 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 early morning Yoga Walks. Yoga Walk is now offered Mondays and Wednesdays with Zuzana, and Sundays with Cristy - always at 7am (60 mins). This is a meditative power walk through the Phoenician grounds (with the majority of the walk in the shade). The most scenic spots will become your backdrop to flow though short yoga sequences, breathing exercises and meditation. Please register HERE.
feel free to 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 four times a week: Mondays & Tuesdays 9:30am with Zuzana and Thursdays 5pm & Saturdays 8am 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 deep to their posturers. Please come to the spa lobby, where we will pick you up and guide you to the designated pool. Please register HERE.
feel free to go organic. Now you can have an organic produce basket conveniently delivered to you at the Arcadia studio, and enjoy 20% Metta Unlimited Member discount. Take a class, then grab a basket, and find your way home to cook a delicious, healthy dinner from veggies that were harvested only few hours before. Baskets are provided by FARMYARD, a local urban farm run by two sisters Sarah and Rebecca Kidwell. They farm at 4 properties right in the heart of the city, with one very close to our Arcadia studio. It is a well known fact that the more transportation time your produce gets, the less nutrients your food has for you. These girls harvest your produce the day they deliver it to our Arcadia studio - it doesn't get much fresher than that, unless you grow it yourself (which they can help you with as well!). They also offer organically fed, free range eggs, which can be added to your basket.
Baskets will be ready for pick-up Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm at the Arcadia studio:
Metta Unlimited Member $30 (5-week subscription $153 tax incl.) Non-Member $36 (5-week subscription $183.60 tax incl.) Add 1/2 dozen eggs $3.25 (5-week subscription $16.58 tax incl.)
Please contact FARMYARD directly at 602.954.1440 or email@example.com.
feel free to find yourself - in our Phoenician Rising IX. Facebook album here. Many thanks to everybody who came and supported our Metta Community. It has been another succesfull event, and we raised so much needed $$for amazing work of Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation. The weather was perfect and the energy was so special - it reflected in the fact that we had record per-participant donation! In the words of one of them: "I feel sorry for all the people I have forgotten to invite." If you are one of those people, it is not too late! Please consider donating or volunteering for this great foundation and make a difference in life of our neighbors south of the border - see more information here.
feel freeto bring more balance into your life with our sweet teacher Alexandra. After gracefully embracing her new "Exhale!" class launched last month - she has now designed an "Inhale!" class offered on Thursdays 9am. Come to experience this truly unique class, blending therapeutic benefits of restorative yoga and traditional breathing techniques (pranayama). The practice of pranayama helps to create balance and harmony. The focus of this class will be on seated and lying poses using props to support the body in postures that invite relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy the therapy for your glandular system (managing stress) and parasympathetic system, especially the adrenal system. Come to balance, harmonize, and restore.
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 seqences. Come to try something NEW and FUN! Please RSVP here.
feel free to celebrate with us! Arizona Foothills magazine named us in the TOP 6 YOGA STUDIOS in Phoenix, with special honors for our restorative yoga program including Zuzana's, Kat's and Lorilee's classes. Please read the details here and help us the spread this exciting news. We are also happy to share with you, that Zuzana is back (after her skiing injury) teaching her Yoga Therapy classes. In her classes, students are guided through a set of postures and informed about specific health benefits of each pose. Detailed instruction is given for posture modification, reflecting a student's limitation and contraindications. This allows them to taylor the practice based on their current physical/health condition. Postures are held for a longer period of time (2-10 mins) to achieve the therapeutic benefit, and to allow time to adjust not only the posture alignment, but also the proper breathing and state of mind - which can vary based on the posture. Buy 5-class card $75 | Buy 10-class card $125 | Pre-pay drop-in $17 Please RSVP for the Phoenician, RSVP for Arcadia.
feel free to grow your practice with Tommy's two weekly classes, where you will get introduced to all eight limbs of yoga. Come to workshop specific yoga postures and other elements of yoga practice. Please RSVP for Arcadia.
feel free to join the flow of yoga and wine with Karin and Kurt on July 11th at 6pm at our new Arcadia studio. Slow-vino-flow is an all-levels yoga class that features live guitar music by Kurt Kleinhans. Stay after the class to get to know all the inspiring people in the Metta community (and the charity projects they are passionately supporting). This class is FREE, but voluntary donations will be accepted for Gabriel's Angels (Pet Therapy). Bring your spouse or a friend, a bottle of wine, and start your weekend with an evening filled with ambiance, bliss and a good cause. Please RSVP HERE.
feel free to learn how to prepare, inform & educate yourself best by integrating various yoga techniques that will help to bring peace-of-mind and calmness to both mother and the baby. This class is appropriate for expecting mothers at any stage of their pregnancy, who can be accompanied by partners, significant others, mothers, sisters, or a close friend. Gila will teach you relaxing postures, breathing techniques, massage & pressure points. Please RSVP HERE.
As you already know, we have a lovely new home for over 3 months. 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 come to check it out - and we are making it easier than ever: celebrating our suite #108 (being a very sacred number in yoga!) we are offering a WEEK OF UNLIMITED CLASSES for $10.8! This is NOT for new students only and anyone can use this special, BUT there is only one pass per person (this trick can not be repeated :) The special also includes a 20% discount to shop in our expanded yoga boutique. Find the perfect week when you can come for as many classes as possible and plan your shopping for the same week - we are ready for you. BUY WEEK OF YOGA FOR $10.8 ONLINE.
feel freeto become a Radiant Warrior. Practice discipline, subtlety, mindfulness and longevity with our new Kundalini class. It is a complete form of yoga that uses the tools of postures, breath-work, mantras, mudras and meditation - all of which empower us on our spiritual journey, while nurturing inner peace, health and vitality in our lives. Please RSVP here.
feel free to join Rasoul for one of his weekly classes. For over 20 years Rasoul stayed a daily practitioner. He started with martial arts, later added yoga and other forms of fluid movement. This powerful blend became a foundation to his unique teaching style - combining yoga. tai chi, and chi gung. Rasoul's work has positively impacted all his students, inspiring them to transform their lifestyle towards healthier and more holistic way of living. Please RSVP here.
feel free to refresh, restore, release and roll. Kat is back with evening monthly class - every third Friday at 6pm at Arcadia. Please RSVP here.
feel free to enjoy benefits of yoga practice, even when being on a budget. Bring your $5 donation in cash, please! Please RSVP 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 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).