In Sanskrit, pura means "home." That’s exactly what Yoga Pura’s studio is for yoga enthusiasts in Phoenix’s Moon Valley neighborhood—their yoga home, where friendly and experienced teachers instruct students, whether they’re completely new to yoga or experienced yogis. Classes range from relaxing restorative sessions to intense flows, but all are designed to engage the body, mind, spirit, and desire to reach out and touch a cloud. As part of their dedication to each participant, the instructors help guide postures during classes to ensure students works safely and within their limits, so they avoid any awkward car rides home stuck in the standing splits.
Metta Yoga?s Zuzana Kolinkova, star of the popular DVD The Art of Flow Yoga, helms a staff of seasoned instructors that spans two studio locations and leads indoor and outdoor classes steeped in several yoga traditions, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. Metta Yoga offers a variety of new and unique classes such as Yoga Walk, Yoga Therapy, and Aqua Yoga at the Phoenician Pools. Classes at The Phoenician Spa?s Centre for Well-Being often take place outside, where students can exhale stress as they admire a relaxing landscape of palm trees, fountains, and spanish-tile rooftops. Spring-green walls and lush potted plants line the Phoenix studio, helping students enjoy nature and prevent shouting matches with raindrops.
All certified at the 200 or 500 hour level, Hot Yoga Ahwatukee's band of seasoned instructors keeps their heated yoga studio ready to help bodies of all shapes and sizes begin the journey toward yoga’s healing qualities. Soft colors, the dim glow of lantern-like light fixtures, and a hypoallergenic vinyl floor conjure cool, calming notions that contrast to the room's intense weather—101 degrees with a balmy 40%–50% humidity. While the temperature may seem overwhelming, it stays lower than a standard Bikram class, giving students a reprieve while still helping muscles sink safely into varied posture sequences. Post-class, students may also wash away their hard-earned sweat in the studio’s shower and locker rooms.
Flexibility, better balance, and increased circulation. These are just a few of the benefits of practicing Pilates regularly, and they're all attainable at Pilates by Fitness Solutions. Inside this expansive fitness studio, instructors help their students build strength, stamina, and a solid core in classes that draw upon a wide variety of Pilates-specific equipment, including reformers and spine correctors. Small class sizes ensure that everyone gets personal attention and nobody gets left in the studio overnight.