Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Instructor: Rose Velasco.
Time: 7:10 pm - 8:10 pm; Instructor: Jordan Kaplow.
Invigorating yoga practice, combining breath with movement through a steady and vigorous sequence of asanas (poses). Explore your limits and go deeper into your asana practice. Challenge yourself with advanced variations of classic asana. Leave feeling mentally and physically recharged. All Level Class.
Yin/Yang Flow- Come in for a fun, flow style of class to build strength, muscular endurance, stamina, and balance. Yin/Yang flow will focus on moving dynamically yet consciously through postures ranging from basic to intermediate with options to increase difficulty according to the needs of the student. Postures are sequenced together in a flow style in order to strengthen and fatigue muscles, with periods of longer held poses interspersed throughout class to relax and release the body. (All Levels).
A practice of guided sleep meditation technique, using a series of body, breath and awareness. Designed for a profound deep restorative state, that balances excessive tension and stress. All levels class. Recommendation: Bring a beach towel or blanket, eye pillow and dress in comfortable clothing.
Our classes are designed to effectively strengthen tone and balance the entire body. We offer fat burning workouts that integrate the use of the ballet barre, light weights and various props. Students will focus on form and precision while performing small isometric movements as instructors emphasize basic alignment, foundation, and specific muscle actions. Each class includes several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises with an emphasis on the core, arms, seat and thighs. Each strength section of this workout is followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscle without bulk. These are challenging, no impact classes that require focus and precision for maximum results.
Basic Small Group Equipment Class
A Small group class utilizing the Allegro reformers and towers. Registration for this class requires private initial assessment and approval by instructor.
Intermediate Small Group Equipment Class
A Small group class utilizing the Allegro reformers and towers. Registration for this class requires private initial assessment and approval by instructor.
Ha-meaning "Sun" Tha-meaning "Moon, "A union of the pairs of opposites. A moderate pace class to allow a fuller expression of each posture (asana). This practice includes breathing deeply into each posture, connecting breath with various movements, and releasing tension held in our muscles and connective tissues. The ultimate goal is to feel more open, clear, and balanced & reconnect with our body, mind, and spirit to energize the body.
Yin -Deeply held stretches in fundamental positions, the meditative yin style of yoga focuses on releasing the body into new positions in order to relieve chronic physical stress, improving circulation, and unlocking range of motion. The connective tissue of the body benefits tremendously from this style of yoga and is a perfect class for athletes such as runners, cyclists, swimmers, and also people from all backgrounds seeking a good, deep stretch. (All Levels).
Booty Bootcamp: Have some fun and tone your bum! This class will start with an energetic dance warm-up, followed by conditioning to specifically work muscles in the hips, buttocks, and thighs. Students will then learn a short & sassy dance combination (~1-2 min.) incorporating some of the elements from class. We'll finish with a cool down to stretch out the target areas. This class is designed to make your favorite jeans happy!
Long relaxing restorative poses. This is a deeply nurturing series of postures that help to open and soothe the body. In restorative yoga props such as blocks, blankets and bolsters are often used to provide support. All level class.
101 Foundations Beginner Yoga Class
Yoga Foundations- Covers the fundamental yoga postures (asanas), partnering asanas with breath (prana) using a moderate flow that places emphasis on alignment, strength and stamina. Beginner friendly.
Restorative with Sound Healing
Long relaxing restorative poses. Joined with the healing vibrations of sound. This is a deeply nurturing series of postures that help to open and soothe the body. In restorative yoga props such as blocks, blankets and bolsters are often used to provide support. All level class.
Pilates is the perfect addition to your yoga practice, as it improves balance, core strength, breathing, and posture. It develops the body uniformly, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit, creating complete coordination. Teachers may incorporate a variety of styles and props including magic circles, stability balls, resistance bands, hand weights, and the Barre method to challenge your core while providing you with a full-body workout.
Community Vinyasa Yoga
Community Vinyasa Yoga is an Open Level Yoga Class designed to be affordable to everyone in the community. Class begins with a centering breathing exercise, it continues as a flow of postures strengthens your body and helps you release excess muscle tension. It builds up as your focus deepens and you become absorbed in a flowing state of inner awareness. It culminates in Savasana, deep relaxation, where your body assimilates all the benefits of your practice. 1-Hour Class: Single Class $5 / included in your membership.
Events & Workshops at Body in Balance Yoga
Reclaim Your Sleep-Wake Up Transformed
Date: Nov 17 2017; Day: Fri; Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Dr. Cory Ostroot, Healer and Alternative Doctor & Jessica Waala is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Self-Love Warrior coach. In life, time is of the essence, but did you know that 50% of our lives are spent in sleep? It is the most time-consuming activity in which we will partake in our lives. Sleep is the time for our "Energizer Bunny" selves to recharge and recoup. Without restful sleep, our bodies and minds start to fall apart, which results in insomnia, irritability, and lack of productivity. And the impact of poor sleep goes beyond the physical. It strains our relationships, feeds into our negative self-talk, and creates energetic stagnation in our lives. This transformational workshop will look not only look at why you are not sleeping well, but what you can do about it. Join Dr. Cory Ostroot and guest teacher, Jessica Waala, RYT to take action to get your restful sleep back and start living the life you love.
Day of Event$30.00
Yin Workshop 24 Hour CE's Class
Dates: Dec 02 2017 - Dec 03 2017; Day: Sat, Sun; Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Instructor: Earl E Duskey. Yin Workshop: Instructor is Earl E Duskey, E-RYAT 500, YACEP certified instructor. Teaching Yin Yoga since 2003, studied the teachings of Paul Grilley. Saturday Noon Yin is part of this workshop. First Weekend Saturday and Sunday December 2nd and 3rd Noon to 6 pm. This class is designed for all students that are interested in learning the fundamentals of Yin Yoga. The Second weekend is open to all students, however this is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to complete their Yin Certification. Both weekends are required to complete the 24 hour course. December 9th & 10th Noon to 6 pm. All Students Welcome. Overview of Yin's starting and it's popularity. Anatomy, physiology overview and benefits. Meridian overview and how Yin affects them. Energy Systems involved. How to perfect your own practice of YIN. Tao's spiritual essence & how it affects the pose. Second Weekend is Noon to 6pm Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th: CE Certified (Yoga Alliance) if both weekend are taken. Applying Adjustments to Yin, when, how, why & Observing patterns. Verbal Cues and comforting music. How to work with props, plenty to none & benefits of both. Variations, add-ons, adaptations of poses & when to stick to the basics. Tao's spiritual essence and how to introduce it to the class. Tying it all together. Recommended book, Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley. Supplies will be there however it's always nice to have the comfort of your own. Early Bird sign up: Per weekend. First weekend is for everyone, second weekend instructors, Both required for CE's. Pay before 21st of November. Only $96 (Both weekend $192). Pay 2 December, $120 (Both weekends $240).
Yin Workshop 24 Hour CE's Class
Dates: Dec 09 2017 - Dec 10 2017; Day: Sat, Sun; Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Instructor: Earl E Duskey. Yin Workshop: Instructor is Earl E Duskey, E-RYAT 500, YACEP certified instructor. Teaching Yin Yoga since 2003, studied the teachings of Paul Grilley. Saturday Noon Yin is part of this workshop. First Weekend Saturday and Sunday December 2nd and 3rd Noon to 6 pm. This class is designed for all students that are interested in learning the fundamentals of Yin Yoga. The Second weekend is open to all students, however this is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to complete their Yin Certification. Both weekends are required to complete the 24 hour course. December 9th & 10th Noon to 6 pm. All Students Welcome. Overview of Yin's starting and it's popularity. Anatomy, physiology overview and benefits. Meridian overview and how Yin affects them. Energy Systems involved. How to perfect your own practice of YIN. Tao's spiritual essence & how it affects the pose. Second Weekend is Noon to 6pm Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th: CE Certified (Yoga Alliance) if both weekend are taken. Applying Adjustments to Yin, when, how, why & Observing patterns. Verbal Cues and comforting music. How to work with props, plenty to none & benefits of both. Variations, add-ons, adaptations of poses & when to stick to the basics. Tao's spiritual essence and how to introduce it to the class. Tying it all together. Recommended book, Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley. Supplies will be there however it's always nice to have the comfort of your own. Early Bird sign up: Per weekend. First weekend is for everyone, second weekend instructors, Both required for CE's. Pay before 21st of November. Only $96 (Both weekend $192). Pay 2 December, $120 (Both weekends $240).
Mantra & Mala Making Workshop
Dates: Dec 17 2017; Day: Sun; Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Instructor: Rose Valesco. Looking for the perfect gift from the heart for yourself or a loved one? Come to this 2 hour Mala making workshop to learn what a mala is and the significance of the 108 beads it is comprised of. Also learn what mantra is and how to use your mala with mantras. Make a mala to take home with you or give it as a holiday gift!
Body in Balance Yoga offers the most enriching Yoga classes and experiences for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced practitioners of Yoga and Meditation. There's something for everyone's body, mind and spirit within the scope of offerings throughout each day. Practice with us and see positive results, distinct differences and abundance in your life balance, health and happiness
Restore & Rejuvenate (All-levels)
A yoga practice, combining breath with movement through a deep stretch. Weaving restorative postures and meditation. Explore your limits and go deeper into your asana practice. Clearing your mind so you can perform at your highest potential. Leave feeling mentally and physically recharged. All Levels
Morning Stretch (All-levels)
Early-morning 40 minute Vinyasa practice will leave you inspired and awake, ready to face the world! Vinyasa means linking breath and movement for a dynamic flow–moving prana, life-force and energizing you physically and mentally. We will end with a 20 minute Nidra, setting an intention for the day. All level class. (Class schedule)
Restorative Yoga (All-levels)
Focuses on relaxing the body in supported poses, guided relaxations, and yoga breathing. This is a deeply nurturing series of postures that help to open and soothe the body. In restorative yoga props such as blocks, blankets and bolsters are often used to provide support. All level class
Roll It Out (All-levels)
Imagine being able to give yourself a therapeutic massage. In this class you'll be able to tuck into those tight muscles, just the way you like it. This restorative class focuses on muscle tension release and restorative yoga. We'll be using firm tune-up balls to pin point and hit the spots where you need that pressure the most. Foam rollers will also be used for some myofascia massage release. In this way, you'll be able to get to the smallest and larger area of muscle using these and other props. 1hr20mins will fly by in no time at all!
Yoga Nidra (All-levels)
A practice of guided sleep meditation technique, using a series of body, breath and awareness. Designed for a profound deep restorative state that balances excessive tension and stress. All levels class. Recommendation: Bring a beach towel or blanket, eye pillow and dress in comfortable clothing. All level class
Hatha Yoga (All-levels)
Ha-meaning "Sun" Tha-meaning "Moon", A union of the pairs of opposites. A moderate paced class to allow a fuller expression of each posture (asana). This practice includes breathing deeply into each posture, connecting breath with various movements, and releasing tension held in our muscles and connective tissues. The ultimate goal is to feel more open, clear and balanced & reconnect with our body, mind and spirit to energize the body
Vinyasa Yoga (All-levels)
Invigorating yoga practice, combining breath with movement through a steady and vigorous sequence of asanas (poses). Explore your limits and go deeper into your asana practice. Challenge yourself with advanced variations of classic asana. Leave feeling mentally and physically recharged
Detox & De-stress (All-levels)
Detox and De-stress is designed to focus on movements and breath that detoxify the body; many times the class will also focus on core strength as well, but not always. Toward the end of class techniques are utilized to release stress and bring peace of mind. Instruction is often given on how to use techniques off the mat throughout your week to continue to detoxify the body and help release / handle stress
Inner Core Flow (All-levels)
Inspired by Sadie Nardini's Core Strength Vinyasa, this transitional style of Yoga puts emphasis on the transitions from pose to pose. Utilizing the deep inner core muscles we learn to arrive into poses with improved alignment and grace. Using breath and a deeper connection to our foundation, CSV strives to teach us how to practice yoga with less compression and stress on joints, like the wrists and spine. The principle that no two bodies are the same will allow for adaption and growth within a student's own yoga practice
Fuel & Focus (All levels)
A class designed to get you through the rest of your busy week. Appropriate for all levels, this class combines a dynamic flow with periods of longer hold times. The breath is used as a vehicle to both give physical stamina and create a peaceful and focused mindset. The physical portion of class is designed to strengthen the body and connect us with our personal power. Cool down and relaxation at the end of class gives the student tools that can be used off the mat to bring more peace and focus throughout the day
Yin Yoga (All levels)
Deeply held stretches in fundamental positions, the meditative yin style of yoga focuses on releasing the body into new positions in order to relieve chronic physical stress, improving circulation and unlocking range of motion. The connective tissue of the body benefits tremendously from this style of yoga and is a perfect class for athletes such as runners, cyclists, swimmers and also people from all backgrounds seeking a good, deep stretch. All level class
Yin Yang Flow (All levels)
All levels class. Come in for a fun, flow style of class to build strength, muscular endurance, stamina and balance. Yin/Yang flow will focus on moving dynamically yet consciously through postures ranging from basic to intermediate with options to increase difficulty according to the needs of the student. Postures are sequenced together in a flow style in order to strengthen and fatigue muscles with periods of longer held poses interspersed throughout class to relax and release the body
Pumped-Up Yoga HiiT (All levels)
This energetic class combines the mindfulness of yoga with strength and high intensity interval training -- aka HiiT -- for a practice that promotes lean muscle, weight loss and endurance. Each class will include foundational yoga poses, with weights incorporated for muscle sculpting and HiiT for improved metabolic and cardiovascular function and optimized fat burning. You can expect a fun and challenging workout that will leave you feeling strong and energized
Hatha Gong™ (All levels)
Hatha Gong Yoga technique lifts the asana practice of yoga onto a new and exciting stage. As students engage in different poses, their movement is accompanied by the fulfilling vibration of the gong with specific tones structured to complement each asana. Discover a depth of awareness as the gong activates each chakra, weaving the fabric of union between body, mind and spirit
Happy Hips & Shoulders (All levels)
In Happy Hips and Shoulders we stretch the muscles, tendons and ligaments around the hips and shoulder girdle then move into strengthening the muscles around the shoulders bringing a balance to the upper and lower halves of the body. You may notice a difference after the first class but give a month or so and you will notice a difference not only in sustaining poses on your mat in various classes but off the mat in your daily routine as well
The Ballet Barre Element
Just as the word 'Barre' implies, exercises are performed with the use of a ballet barre, combined with mat exercises. The ballet barre is used to balance oneself while a specific set of muscles are worked. Don't be surprised if you recognize a few graceful moves like plies and pirouettes!
Benefits of the Barre Workout
Our Barre workouts motivate students though fun dance inspired workouts with uplifting music. The Barre is designed to give you a dancer-like physique through movement and stretching, with focus on one's posture and core conditioning. High repetitions of small range-of-motion movements are also incorporated into the workouts. Exercises are easy to follow and rhythmic pulses are used instead of high impact. You can expect a cardio component but with less sweat that will elevate the heart rate and burn calories, while shaping the body
Barre Class (All-level)
Our classes are designed to effectively strengthen tone and balance the entire body. We offer fat burning workouts that integrate the use of the ballet barre, light weights and various props. Students will focus on form and precision while performing small isometric movements as instructors emphasize basic alignment, foundation, and specific muscle actions. Each class includes several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises with an emphasis on the core, arms, seat and thighs. Each strength section of this workout is followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscle without bulk. These are challenging, no impact classes that require focus and precision for maximum results
Bubbly at the Barre (21+ All-level)
The perfect end to your work week and a splendid start to the weekend! Enjoy a 55 minute Barre class with a reward of Champagne and good company after class
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment, like the Pilates Reformer. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates in 1926. Pilates combines a unique system of stabilizing, stretching and strengthening exercises. It teaches body awareness, good posture and graceful movement. An intelligent approach to fitness, bring flexibility, agility and back strength. Learn how to use a combination of equipment like Reformer, Chair, Tower and Jumpilates today!
Pilates is the perfect addition to your yoga practice, as it improves balance, core strength, breathing, and posture. It develops the body uniformly, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit, creating complete coordination. Teachers may incorporate a variety of styles and props including magic circles, stability balls, resistance bands, hand weights, and the Barre method to challenge your core while providing you with a full-body workout
This class is designed with your specific needs in mind. It will improve strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and stability. The Pilates Reformer is a piece of equipment that provides resistance with a series of springs and ropes. We hold a small group class utilizing the Allegro reformers and towers. Adding rings, rollers, balls, and spine corrector barrels and you will develop strength, and flexibility all in one class. It is extremely versatile and exercises are performed on the equipment while lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the foot bar, seated on the foot bar, seated on the shoulder blocks, sideways and even upside down! This means many parts of the body are being worked in many different ways, so you can expect to achieve improved overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Registration for this class requires a private initial assessment and approval by instructor. Call us to book your initial assessment class: (480) 365 9649. Located in the Equipment Tab. Pre-registration is required for all Reformer classes and a four hour cancellation notice is required before the start of the class. Participation is limited to 5 students per class, making for a very personalized group workout. Classes will be modified and varied to suit each student's needs. Classes are one hour in length. Space is limited to 5 students. This enables our instructor to correct and modify for all fitness levels and ages
Private Yoga & Corporate Yoga Classes
Private Yoga Sessions
Customized to honor your intentions. Private yoga is the perfect yoga for beginners, practitioners who want to further their yoga or anyone with special requirements and goals for their yoga practice
Time: 60, 75 and 90 minute timeframe options.
Fees: Varies based on single or couple lessons, timeframe and location.
Locations: Private Yoga can be held at our studio location or at your home.
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Private yoga for beginners
If you are new to yoga, private yoga classes are ideal for attaining a solid foundation of the basics, like correct alignment, core poses and modification for inflexibility or injuries. You can build strength and improve flexibility at your own pace. Private classes also give beginners the confidence to eventually take group classes where you can move through poses at the pace of the rest of the class
Private Prenatal Yoga Classes
As an expecting mother, it is reassuring to know you can take a private yoga class with a trained yoga prenatal specialist. Yoga modifications for pregnant women mean that you can still enjoy the benefits of your yoga practice safely and confidently. Breathing exercises and pelvic floor exercises can also help prepare pregnant women for childbirth
Bringing balance to you and your business. Body in Balance Yoga offers the most accessible and gentle yoga classes in the Tempe, Chandler and Phoenix Area. We can design a program to meet your needs and your staff. Bringing a wellness program to your company will enhance the performance and life style of your employees. Customized Yoga programming is our specialty. A few key benefits of Yoga for Corporates:
Enhanced memory & mental clarity
Sustained focus & concentration
Improved posture, balance & strength
Mental & physical flexibility
Increased health and fitness, inside & out.
When working one-on-one, we are able to customize each workout to suit your individual needs; whether it's helping you rehabilitate an injury, change poor postural habits, gain a competitive edge as an athlete, or just alleviate muscle imbalances and stress
Group Floor Classes
Yoga, Barre and Mat Pilates
10 Class Pass
Private Yoga Sessions
Private Yoga Sessions
fees vary based on single or corporate, timeframe and location; Contact: email@example.com
Floor Class Membership + 2 Equipment Classes; Commitment
Memberships for Group Floor Classes plus Group Pilates Reformer
Group reformer classes have a maximum of 5 clients
4 Reformer + Unlimited Floor
4 Reformer Classes + Unlimited Floor
8 Reformer + Unlimited Floor
8 Reformer Classes + Unlimited Floor
Group Pilates Reformer Sessions (Equipment)
Consultation Visit Reformer
1 Hour First Time Class for Pilates Reformer
Single Reformer Session
Drop-in Pilates Reformer Class
Group Pilates Reformer Sessions (Equipment) Class Packages
Can Be Shared
Can Be Shared
Can be Shared
Can be Shared
Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
Online reservations recommended
Private Pilates Reformer Session
Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
Apprentice Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
This is one on one training with an instructor who is going through Pilates Training. (Online reservations recommended)
Apprentice Private Reformer Session
Apprentice Private Reformer Sessions
Apprentice Private Reformer Sessions
Owner & Instructor (500 RYT, 200 ERYT); I have enjoyed and practiced yoga for the past 25 years. In 2013 received my 200 hours of yoga teacher training. In 2015 I completed my 500 hours at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona studying under the instruction of Laura McKenzie and Mary Bruce. In the past two years I completed my certificates in Advance Yoga Nidra, Master Reiki and Hatha Gong. I am currently assisting in the yoga teacher training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. "Yoga has helped me in so many ways in the past few years… Bringing balance to my life and giving me patience in what is next. "Living in the now, always doing my best, and letting all my decisions and path of action come from my heart." So for me, I would like to bring that experience to my students and share the joy with others
Yoga Instructor (500 RYT) / Reiki / Gong; Trinity Gullveig is an advanced yoga teacher (500hr RYT), meditation teacher, writer, artist, gong practitioner, and Reiki teacher. She has held an active yoga practice since 2001 and has been teaching since 2012. Her journey began with her battle against depression and anxiety. She found that the physical practice and breathing techniques of yoga gave her tools to help her manage her panic attacks and that meditation eventually allowed her to regain her life back from depression and the daily onslaught of anxiety. She is especially passionate about guiding young people as well as women of all ages to discover how amazing and strong they truly are. Growing up as a teen martial artist herself, she knows how important connecting with the body can be to empower a young person. As an adult, she found yoga to be instrumental in helping her understand her own potential and strength, which included finding empowerment through her femininity, instead of despite her femininity. She finds it an honor to pass on yoga techniques that enhance physical strength and well-being, boost self-confidence, and create a clear, focused, and creative mind
Donna Van Wyk
RYT Yoga Instructor & Barre Instructor; Growing up in South Africa, Donna is an outdoor enthusiast who has been interested in a colorful array of sports and activates throughout her life. She started her personal yoga practice 10 years ago, realizing it brought balance to her busy life and conditioned her body for other sports. Being a well-versed traveler, Donna found herself at a spiritual retreat one summer in the Canadian gulf islands, while she was at a cross roads in her life. It was here that she found the inspiration to take a leap of faith and become a yoga teacher. Her yoga teacher training at the Spirit of Yoga with Laura McKinzie was life changing. She discovered much more than the physical practice of Yoga as she explored herself, the breath (Pranayama) and how the body functions energetically and anatomically. The energetic flow of her classes leaves room for some organic movement while being creatively challenging. However she also offers up modifications for all levels of students. She is currently undertaking her advanced yoga teacher training with a strong interest in Core Strength Vinyasa. Donna loves to share her passion for nature, life and yoga through her teaching
Yoga Instructor (CYT 500); Kimberlee discovered yoga in 1998 when her grandmother handed her Robert Hittleman's 28-Day Yoga Program. But her practice began in earnest in 2010 when she bought a 60-day unlimited package at a small studio near her job. At the time, she was a magazine editor, and despite living her dreams, she was stressed out, unhealthy and unhappy. This 60-day pass became a gateway to a regular yoga practice and when that pass expired, Kimberlee found her way to a studio in Huntington Beach where she discovered an empowering community, and a practice that helped her find balance and strength -- physically, mentally, and emotionally as well. And it was in this community that she first heard the call to become a yoga teacher. She earned her 500 hour certification at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, where she got a well-rounded education and developed a passion for leading a strong and grounded yoga practice. Kimberlee's mission is to dispel the idea that yoga is for the already flexible and strong, by empowering people to build a sustainable yoga practice, and connect to their own inner and outer strength
Pilates Instructor / 200 ERYT RYT 500; Master Yoga Instructor / Reiki Master; Sara discovered Pilates in 2014 when she began working at Pilates Tempe teaching yoga and meditation. She is a 200 ERYT RYT 500 Master yoga instructor and has been a long time fan of the practice. She is also Reiki master. Yoga weaves together mind, body and breath to lead to a greater sense peace, health and happiness on the mat but more importantly out in the world! During her very first class she realized that Pilates shares the same attention to breath, fluid movement and body awareness and instantly fell in love! After that making the choice to continue her fitness training and delve deeper into studying the mechanics of the body with Pilates certification was an easy one! Sara's philosophy is to be stay curious, have fun and always be open to learning something new. She looks forward to sharing her passions and practicing with you!
Pilates Instructor; Jordan graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Wellness, with a minor in Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training. Since 2011, Jordan has been certified as a Pilates mat and equipment instructor, and has been dabbling in other modalities of exercise on the side, along with increasing her level of education in the art of Pilates. Jordan takes care of a boy with Autism during the day, and teaches mat Pilates, barre, and Pilates equipment classes at Body In Balance Yoga in the evening. In her free time, she likes to do anything outdoors! Some of her favorite activities include kayaking, hiking, lounging in the pool, or just exploring the world and it's wonders with friends and family. She is beyond excited to be a part of this exciting and fun-filled team of instructors at Body In Balance Yoga!
RYT 500 Yoga Instructor. Tara is an RYT-500 Yoga teacher and has a BA in dance. She graduated from the 800 hour yoga teacher training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in June of 2014. She has taught Hatha at Studios 806 and Hatha-Gong tm at Good Karma Wellness Center in Phoenix. Currently, she teaches at The River Source Holistic 12-Step Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center and assists Duane Armitage in his Hatha Gong tm teacher trainings at Spirit of Yoga. Tara is trained in Yoga for PTS, Yoga for the 12-step community, Hatha Gong, Yin and Restorative. She loves the healing ability of yoga and enjoys bringing it to special populations
RYT Yoga Instructor; Rose Velasco was awakened to the healing powers of Yoga after many years of physical pain from a car accident she was in. Through her personal practice of this ancient science, Rose has found profound healing and personal insight through her practice of Yoga both on and off the mat. After many years of being on a path that did not serve the needs of her body, mind and soul, Rose decided to become a teacher of this modality so as to better serve people who are seeking to experience the clarity of mind, balance of body and serenity of soul that everyone is capable of but some not sure how to get there. Rose attended Southwest Institute of Healing Arts/ Spirit of Yoga in Tempe Arizona from January 2014 through February 2016 and has received certificates in Yoga Teacher Training, Holistic Nutrition, Urban Farming and has also received her Associates Degree in Mind Body Transformational Psychology. Rose also undertook training in Hatha Yoga, Transformational Yoga Coaching, Restorative Yoga, Advanced adjustments and Advanced teaching techniques as well as an Ayurveda class. Rose believes that through healthy eating, self inquiry and self care that anyone and everyone can reach their highest potential, that thoughts, actions and decisions made out of pure Love for self and others can bring bliss to life
Yoga Instructor (YTT 200); Stephani followed her heart and her love for yoga all the way to Arizona where she earned her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification through Spirit of Yoga, Unity Yoga Program. She will earn her 500 hour Diploma at the end of 2016, promising to use her training to better contribute to the overall wellness of others through mind, body and spirit. Stephani is a loving wife and mother; her hobbies are traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is very passionate about parenting and working with youth in order to promote love and kindness for all. Stephani is originally from Kansas City, MO but has called many different cities and states home throughout her adult life, moving whenever and wherever the U.S. Army chooses to send her husband next
Yoga Instructor; Abbi discovered yoga in 2001 when she was living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She immediately fell in love with the practice when her teacher provided a special rosewater for the students to spray on after class. She loved the aromatherapy element and the idea of incorporating a little spa treatment into an exercise class. She decided to pursue teaching when she moved to Arizona in 2002 and received her 200-hour certification from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2004. Abbi specializes in teaching yin and restorative yoga, and she is currently working on becoming a barre instructor as well. She is passionate about making yoga an enjoyable and relaxing experience for her students
Yoga Instructor (CYT); Yoga is the greatest gift I have ever given myself. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to teach yoga to others. I began yoga as I realized my body was aging. So many exercise programs I had done over the years were no longer interesting. I began thinking about what I could do for the rest of my life. I kept seeing older individuals practice and decided to try it. It was not love at first warrior pose, but parts of me felt better. The more I practiced and perfected my poses the better I felt. The more I challenged myself the better I felt. The opportunity to become a teacher came along and I leapt at the chance. It was during my teacher training I learned more about the affect yoga can have on the mind. I learned to use my breathing to calm myself, lower my blood pressure and quell any negative emotions. I learned the spiritual aspects of yoga and how yoga is more than just poses and breath. For me, yoga is a way of life. I love my yoga practice. It makes me happy to share it
Pilates Instructor; Growing up In upstate New York Courtney discovered her passion for fitness and dance at the age of 8 years old. After college Courtney traveled abroad living in many different countries such as Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates where she taught dance and group fitness classes at a music and art school. When Courtney returned to the United States she discovered the Pilates practice falling in love with its benefits and impact it has had on millions through out the years. As a certified Instructor on all apparatus equipment and being In practice for 4 years Courtney continues teaching the integrity and precision of the Pilates method to not only create a well scultped fit body but most importantly helping to prevent future injuries by balancing the body through the Pilates practice
Amanda Louise Moran
Yoga Instructor; Amanda is a creative and passionate individual who strives to inspire and give to others. She loves painting and designing jewelry to aid in her own mindfulness practice. Mindfulness and its impact on human potential to create has sparked a flame of passion that lights her way in inspiring others. In 2013 Amanda was diagnosed with ADHD and depression. Her doctor recommended yoga among other things to help her cope. Amanda has always been an active individual and going to the gym was always one of her number one ways to release tension and stress. Although she had heard about the benefits of yoga she was taken away by the way she felt after her first yoga class. She began attending weekly and slowly notices subtle changes in her mood and behavior, as well as her body. Amanda found that yoga helped to release the stuck emotions keeping her from achieving all that she could, whether it be school, work, or just life in general. As her love for yoga grew she decided to take the leap and get her certification for teaching yoga. In September of 2016 Amanda completed her 200 hour yoga teaching certification and found a connection to her truth so strong it sparked an array of creative ideas and opportunities to expand herself and others. She has an authentic nonjudgmental teaching style and compassion centered philosophy creating a safe place for others. Availing herself to continuous growth through literature and spiritual practices, she shows commitment and dedication to her mission of growing herself in order to educate others on the tools they already posses to function from a place of compassion and access the truth of their potential: we are infinite beings, capable of anything
Yoga Instructor (RYT 500); Joan Lloyd-Collins acquired her 200 and 300-hour yoga teacher certification through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona and is certified as RYT 500. Joan's classes embody stretching and fluid movement that utilizes breath, weaved in with themes designed to produce mental and physical balance and bring that sense of well-being that yoga is uniquely capable of achieving. Joan has completed training in YIN, and Restorative, and is certified in Yoga Nidra (Amrit method), Hatha-Gong™, and Yoga for PTSD. Joan began practicing yoga in 2005 as part of a desire to recalibrate her mind and body to counteract the challenges of work/life balance. As a registered nurse, she brings to her yoga a rich knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics and alignment, and a deep awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy body through diet, meditation, exercise and yoga. Joan holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing and a master's in Health Policy from the University of California San Francisco. Joan enjoys hiking and biking, tending her organic vegetable garden, sitting in the sunshine, books (the ones from paper), animals (of all kinds), her boxer Imogen, and bringing the joys and benefits of yoga to all persons she meets
Grant found yoga by paying attention to the 'random' whispering voice within, when it told him to purchase a 30-day unlimited trial Groupon. Through the practice, he found that this seemingly 'random' voice tended to lead to greater fulfillment in life than anything we can comprehend with the limits of our mind. Due to innate curiosity, Grant began to practice and study yoga and her sister sciences to better understand the seeming magic that was occurring. From where did this voice come? From where was this profound sense of peace bubbling forth? His Western science oriented mind struggled to rationalize - to create answers to unanswerable questions. Ultimately, radical transformation was occurring as Grant continued to surrender to the unknown. It is through this surrender, a surrender into love, that he has felt our eternal essence. The subtle, underlying current of energy which connects and animates us all. Grant hopes to share this greatest of all gifts by offering back to the Universe that which has been granted to him, by being of service to others through unconditional love. His yoga practice is a unique blend of thought-provoking philosophy and transformational asana, sequenced in a way to assist you in looking within; to move beyond the mind as the journey takes you closer and closer to the spirit
Front Desk; Damita Radtke has a diverse professional background in several areas of business. Her early endeavors include holding positions within government agencies and non-profit organizations where she assisted upper level executives, and legal professionals. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, and specializes in working with Special Needs Families and their children. Damita has spent the past couple of years exploring and learning more on Eastern Traditions, Meditation, and Mindfulness Practices. To increase her flexibility and mental clarity she started learning Yoga under Evelyn Streeb, Owner and Lead Yoga Teacher of Body in Balance. She strongly believes in the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness Practice and is volunteering at the studio as a student
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Body in Balance Yoga provides a therapeutic approach to fitness with a variety of healing modalities. We offer the most enriching experiences for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners of Yoga, Barre and Pilates. There's something for everyone's body, mind and spirit within the scope of offerings throughout each day. Practice with us and see positive results, distinct differences and abundance in your life balance, health and happiness.