We are honored that you are considering attending our studio for establishing your exercise goals. Check out our classes, we offer a variety that will meet your needs and schedule, we are also happy to help you plan your fitness goals if your just not sure which classes are right for you.
Our New Client Value Pack
Have fun exploring! This will allow you to try as many classes and schedule times as you want.
Yoga, Pilates, TRX and Barre classes
Pre-registration required for TRX and Barre, limited spaces available.
Zumba and Pound Fitness classes
As a New Client we will need a some information from you, use our Joyful New Student Waiver and bring the completed form with you to your first class or fill one out at the studio.
If you are attending Yoga Classes
Bring your own mat. We have loaner mats and yoga props available for your use, wear comfortable clothes suited for gentle to vigorous exercise and you are all set. Yoga practice is done barefoot.
If you are attending Zumba, Pilates, TRX and Barre
We have the equipment, just come in your favorite exercise clothes and join the Fun! For a Zumba class, here are recommended criteria on the best shoes to wear: Breathable; Light weight; Ample room for your toes. Zumba fitness dance moves will have you up on your toes so you'll need enough room in your shoes to accommodate your toes stretching out; Good stability, wide soles prevent your feet from rolling over during slides, turns and jumps, and soles should provide freedom of movement. TRXPress wear sneakers. Pilates, Barre and Pound, bring your mat, exercise is done barefoot.
Private Lessons or One-On-One Training?
Just let us know what class, routine or practice, you would like private lessons on, we are here to help you. With in-house, TRXpress mounts, bar mounts for barre, large practice studio and all the props you need. We have great offerings available for various styles of movement.
Private Group or One-On-One Healing Therapy Sessions.
Ask us about the various healing therapy options. Consider adding any one of these therapies to your regular exercise routine to help you grow or progress: Yoga Release Therapy, Yoga Nidra (a guided deep relaxing meditation), Posture Evaluation and Alignment and relaxing Thai Yoga Bodywork that opens up energy channels in the body. Healing therapies are tailored to your needs.
Yoga Class Descriptions
a movement practice that fuses power yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics into a high-intensity workout that transforms the body from the inside out. We train the core using the Spiral Structure technique created by Founder Bizzie Gold that transforms the way the body looks and performs almost instantly. Many students say they notice a change in their abdominal structure even during their first class.
Community Vipassana Meditation
A donation based meditation session offering an opportunity to experience meditation sharing the energy of the community. No experience necessary. No yoga or movement in this class but several styles of meditation are shared. The session could include a walking meditation, a short gong session and a reading is shared. A silent meditation sit can be done in either a chair or on the floor, supported by blankets or bolsters. Each month a different local charity is chosen to receive the donations collected. Joyful donates the space and time, no money is kept by the studio.
Four Senses Yoga
Experience yoga as you never have before! Blindfolded! Remove the sense of sight to fully embrace your other senses as you move through this gentle practice, allowing you to connect to your true self. All Levels!
A calming and soothing practice that promotes stronger balance, increased range of motion, mental clarity, peace of mind, and emotional well-being. Excellent choice for beginning students & seasoned students. Prenatal welcome!
Hatha yoga postures are taught with the addition of precise vibrations generated by a live gong. This combination of posture and vibration enhances the meditative and transformational quality of the class. Hatha-Gong is a beautiful practice that will help both new and experienced students find an additional - and perhaps previously unexplored - layer in their conventional practice of postures.
Healing Bodies, Healing Minds Gentle Yoga for Healing Therapy
Healing therapies are a focus in this calming and soothing practice that promotes stronger balance, increased range of motion, mental clarity, peace of mind, and emotional well-being. Excellent choice for beginning students as well as seasoned students. Prenatal welcome!
Healing Bodies, Healing Minds Psoas Release Yoga
A therapy targeted to allow our bodies innate ability to release trauma, both physically and emotionally. The therapy targets the psoas, a large muscle in our lower torso that connects to the thigh bone. Your psoas should be a primary concern for EVERY BODY, whether a champion athlete or unable to move due to chronic back pain. Achieve new possibilities as your body re-learns to let go! Based on the TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Berceli, PhD, this class helps you to retrain your body to energetically release the little and big traumas of life held in our muscles. This therapy is helpful for both physical and emotional issues! All levels
Healing Bodies, Healing Minds Psoas Release Yoga with Gong and Yoga Nidra
A therapy targeted to allow our bodies innate ability to release trauma, both physically and emotionally. The therapy targets the psoas, a large muscle in our lower torso that connects to the thigh bone. Your psoas should be a primary concern for EVERY BODY, whether a champion athlete or unable to move due to chronic back pain. Achieve new possibilities as your body re-learns to let go! Based on the TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Berceli, PhD, this class helps you to retrain your body to energetically release the little and big traumas of life held in our muscles. This therapy is helpful for both physical and emotional issues! The body is re-trained to release energy trapped in the physical body through tremoring. The vibration of the gong enhances the body's release. Followed by a Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation to help transform your thoughts and find an inner sense of peace. All levels
Wake up with yoga! Perfect for those with a desire to increase their strength, flexibility & balance. Learn correct postural alignment and start your day with a positive intention. For beginners & all levels. Prenatal welcome!
Embrace Your Power Yoga
Power yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Consider it to be a cardio workout. Power yoga does not follow a set series of poses, so classes can vary widely. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, power yoga is a great way to increase heart rate and stamina!
Joyful Flow & Meditation
A gentle flow linking breath and movement to awaken the body to prepare for a guided meditation. No experience necessary! Leave refreshed and renewed! All levels, suitable for prenatal.
Yoga without strain. This practice gives the gift of receiving postures rather than initiating them. Each posture helps reduce the effects of stress, diseases and fatigue in the body, while helping you to experience deep relaxation. Blankets, blocks, straps and/or sandbags are used. Heal the body, renew the mind and refresh your outlook on life! Open to all fitness levels.
Sunday Stretch & Flow Yoga
Designed exclusively for Sunday mornings! Practice begins with warming stretches in preparation for a series of flowing standing poses that will soothe the soul! Your body and mind will feel open and balanced! Students of all levels welcome, although some previous yoga experience is recommended.
The term "Vinyasa" refers to a series of postures, often timed with the breath. Energize your body as you flow from pose to pose, linking the movement with the breath. These classes are used to build endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility, while calming the mind. Level 1-2.
Weekend Warrior Yoga
Practice begins with warming stretches in preparation for a series of strong standing poses, vinyasa style! May include inversions and/or arm balances which are taught from the foundation up, giving students the opportunity to work at their own level. Students of all levels welcome, previous yoga experience is recommended.
Yin Yoga: Afternoon Yin Delight & Candlelight Yin
Provides the perfect balance to your active (yang) yoga practice, any other type of exercise & your busy life. Focuses on long-held floor poses & goes beneath superficial muscles to target dense connective tissues of the body which are difficult to open & can result in both limited flexibility & stagnant energy. Practice is gentle, yet intense, helping to not only open the body, but also to cultivate the ability to observe and stay with sensation. Appropriate for all levels!
Yoga meets light weights! Using 1 or 2 pound weights, this focuses on building core strength while challenging your balance with a combination of standing poses. Add upper body strength moves to sculpt your arms and you'll create core strength and balance like never before! Practice with light hand weights or none at all! Level 1-2.
Healing Bodies, Healing Minds Yoga Nidra
An ancient practice of meditation that can lead to inner freedom. The class begins with 30 minutes of gentle yoga and then moves into the relaxation phase. It employs several practices which work at the physical, energetic, mental & emotional levels, allowing us to reconnect with our deepest self. These practices help to harmonize the two hemispheres of the brain and the two aspects of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic). Yoga Nidra is a life-changing approach to complete relaxation. For true relaxation you must remain aware. Yoga Nidra can be described as deep sleep with a trace of awareness, a state of being that allows you to reach beneath surface tensions and awaken your potential for greatness through the medium of sankalpa. A sankalpa is a resolution created by you, a positive statement in the present tense designed to align you with your destiny, to accelerate this process.
Mix up your workout with these classes!
Barre workouts push your body to its limits through small, repetitious movements and isometric holds that target specific muscle groups, followed by stretching. A great way to build up core strength, sculpt the lower body, or just break up a training rut. Whatever the reason, prepare to work! Barre classes have a way of targeting muscles like never before!
Classic Pilates mat work focusing on cultivating core strength, improved posture and emphasizing proper alignment and movement awareness. May include the use of accessories such as small balls, Pilates ring, and resistance bands.
Pilates Sculpt and Tone
Develop core strength, build lean muscle, and increase flexibility. Combines light weights, ballet toning, core stability and the dynamic flexibility of traditional Pilates. Specifically designed sculpting moves with high reps and low weights will create a tight, toned body! A non-impact mixed level class. All levels welcome.
Workout while you rock out! A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. Using 1/4 pound drum sticks, a cardio and Pilates inspired group fitness class that incorporates functional movement and core exercises choreographed to the best music!
A cardiovascular and spot training exercises targeting all the major muscle groups. Build strength, flexibility, core stability and metabolic conditioning with TRX Suspension Training. Open to all fitness levels.
TRX meets yoga! Alignment, strength are the focus here!
A fun fusion of dance and fitness set to Latin and other international rhythms. An incredible workout that will maximize caloric output and fat burning. Bring water and wear a smile! No experience necessary. All levels welcome! Ditch the workout, join the party!
At Joyful Yoga Studio everyone is welcome! Our goal is to provide a welcoming fitness and wellness environment. We are always available to help you choose a class or fitness/wellness program that fits your needs. Give the gift of Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Pound Fitness, Barre or TRXpress. Any of these can be purchased as a Gift Certificate.
All Class Purchases are Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable.
Our 25 and 50 Class Punch Card can be shared with friends and/or family members.
We DO NOT Freeze any of our packages with the exception of our Auto-Pay and Annual package
which includes a minimum of a 1 month freeze, maximum of 4 months.
All class packages are valid for regularly scheduled classes.
Welcome New Clients
(New Client 30-Day Unlimited) One month of unlimited regularly scheduled classes. Valid for 30 consecutive days from day of activation. Receive 20% off upon renewal. Purchase before expiration.
(30-Day Unlimited) Valid for 30 consecutive days from day of activation. Good towards regularly scheduled classes. Rate based on attending 4 classes/week.
(30-Day Unlimited Auto Pay) Monthly Auto Pay, min. 3 months. can be frozen to accommodate travel & life (Min. 1mos; Max 4mos.) Good towards regularly scheduled classes. Rate based on attending 4 classes/week.
(Annual Pass) Commit to your health and pay it forward. Can be frozen to accommodate travel & life (Min. 1 mos; Max 4 mos.).
Class Package & Drop In
Yoga, Pilates, Barre, TRX.
Valid for 12 months.
Valid for 12 months. Can be shared with family members and friends.
Valid for 12 months. Can be shared with family members and friends.
Zumba and Pound Classes
Valid for 2 months.
Valid for 5 months.
Students & Teachers
(30-Day Unlimited) Valid for 30 days of first visit. In studio purchase only w/ valid school picture ID.
Enlightenment Auto Pay
(30-Day Unlimited Auto Pay) Monthly Auto Pay (Min. 3 mos.) Can be frozen to accommodate travel & life (Min. 1 mos; Max 4 mos.) 30-Day Cancellation after 3 month period.
Senior (65+), Veterans, Birthdays
(30-Day Unlimited) Valid for 30 days from day of first visit. In studio purchase only w/ valid picture ID.
Illumination Auto Pay
(30-Day Unlimited Auto Pay) Monthly Auto pay, 3 months. Can be frozen to accommodate travel & life (Min 1 mos; Max 4 mos.) Good towards regularly scheduled classes. 30-Day cancellation after 3 month period.
(Free Yoga) Free yoga classes for Vets! Thank you for serving our country! In studio purchase only w/ valid picture ID.
(Free) Free class within the week of your birthday. Happy Birthday! Thank you for being born.
If you attend at least 2-3 classes per week, Auto-Pay membership is the best value! The more classes you attend, the less you pay per class. Focus on your fitness and wellness goals without the hassle of remembering to renew and your package never expires. All we ask is that you commit to a minimum of 3 months. Easy to set up at the studio. 30 day written/emailed notice is required to cancel your Auto-Pay. May not be combined with any other discount or special. One freeze permitted within a 1-year period, minimum 1 month freeze, maximum 4 months.
Private Events & Space Rental
We would be happy to host private group sessions, workshops and special events, please contact us if you are interested in finding out more info about our rental rates & availability!
Private Yoga: Group OR One-on-One Lessons
We offer private yoga lessons at the studio. A private yoga session is specifically personalized to your needs and physical goals. We offer yoga therapy healing sessions that can include: posture assessment and alignment, release therapy and deep relaxation as well as facilitated bodywork using Thai Massage. Private Group $80/hr 4 people minimum; Semi-Private $90/hr 2 people. Private One-On-One Lessons:
Off Site Classes
Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing bulk corporate packages or scheduling a private yoga class or classes at your business or event!
Free Yoga Classes
Veterans get Free Yoga classes, not applicable for other classes. Photo ID required.
Benefits of Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba
Benefits of Yoga
Improved sleep and energy levels
Increased range of motion and flexibility
Improved memory and concentration
Lowered blood pressure
Increased strength and endurance
Improved balance and steadiness
Natural weight loss
Decreased anxiety and depression
Improved cardiovascular efficiency
Relaxed and clear mind
Increased body awareness
Strengthened immune system
Complements sports and fitness regimes
Benefits of Pilates and Barre
Strong abdominal muscles
Back pain relief
Tension and stress relief
Lengthening and toning of body
Benefits of Zumba, Pound and TRXpress
Best of all, it's never too late to start Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba!
Fun way to burn lots of calories
Great cardio workout
Tones and sculpts your body as you lose fat
Saturday, April 16
Release Your Shoulders with Kelly Jones, 1pm to 4pm.
Sunday, April 17
Twin Flames, Twin Souls, Soulmates, Relationships with Deborah Ward, 3pm to 5pm.
Friday, April 22
BUTI Chakra Glo with Ann Townsend-Zhu, 7:30pm to 9pm.
Sunday, April 24
Special Class! Healing Sound Gong Immersion with Charla, 10:15am to 11:45am, more details to come.
Saturday, April 30
Introduction to Ayurveda with Charla, 1pm to 3:30pm.
Saturday, May 14
TRE - Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises with Susan Shifman CTRET, CPT, RYT, 1pm to 3:30pm.
Sunday, May 15
Yoga Tune Up: Low Back & Hips with Isabelle Barter, 1pm to 3pm More details coming. Reiki Level 1 with Jimmy Gialelis LMT, Usui Reiki Master & NCBTMB approved provider $100/10hr CE credits.
Saturday, May 21
Reiki Level 1 Part 1, 12:30pm to 6:30pm.
Sunday, May 22
Reiki Level 1 Part 2, 11:30am to 3:30pm.
Once a month we will have a Four Senses Yoga class with Cindy Rogers and her seeing eye dog/assistant Piper
Practice Yoga while blindfolded, a UNIQUE Yoga Class! Experience yourself like never before! Without sight one can allow the ego to fade. Let go of physical body image and a cultivate greater awareness of the breath. Without sight the breath becomes more audible…reinforcing the process of Pranayama. The poses are done near or "gracing" the wall and each pose is described in detail. There is less focus on the mechanics of poses but how you feel inside…energetically and organically. A safe and supportive environment to explore your true heartfelt vision within. All levels are welcome. Cindy's Bio.
Our Wellness Partners
We have teamed up with a wonderful team of healing therapists!
Our goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing place for you by continually creating relationships with trusted and knowledgeable teachers and healers. Our partners have the same vision and passion for helping people feel more comfortable. We are thrilled to work as a team to provide you with options that will help you with your wellness and fitness goals.
Healing Spirit Therapeutic Massage with Lora Zylstra
Beginning Friday, Sept. 11th & Saturday, Sept. 12th, Lora will be offering appointments on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS at the studio. Lora's energy and passion for wellness will be a wonderful compliment to Joyful's healing series. Lora Zylstra is a nationally certified licensed massage therapist, healer and empath and is passionate about making people better through the power of human touch. Learn more by visiting her website and to schedule an appointment directly thru her, ahwatukeehealingspirit.com.
CranioSacral Therapy with Tammy Schreiber
BSN, RN Tammy is offering appointments at the studio on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Helping people feel better in body and spirit is Tammy's passion. Experience the healing power of a gentle touch. Tammy has completed her training through the Upledger Institute and is proud to combine her nursing career with holistic care. A session is generally deeply relaxing as various parts of your body are evaluated and treated with a light, gentle touch.
Meet the Joyful Co-Owners
Anita Sykes, RYT200
Reiki Master Practitioner, Thai Massage/Bodyworker, AromaTouch Massage, doTerra Wellness Advocate. "Step into life and have fun. It's the journey, not the destination that matters." Looking for an alternative form of exercise with less impact, she found yoga in 2001. She had an "AhHA" moment with consistent practice. She noticed positive changes for her overall well-being. She firmly believes yoga is a "fix" for anything that ails you. "Yoga guided me thru two pregnancies and prepared me for "mommy-hood", helped me recover from knee surgery and a low back injury." "I'm passionate about teaching how-to incorporate self-healing methods into your life, with nurturing patience and compassion. We have to learn how to practice kindness, "metta", towards ourselves before we can begin to effectively take care of others and learn to take baby steps on our journey of growth and healing". On her own path she embraced bodywork, energy therapies and therapeutic essential oils as absolute compliments to her teaching and her own practice as well as a tool to maintaining overall health and wellness. She is certified as a Master Reiki Practitioner, Thai Yoga Massage Bodyworker, AromaTouch therapy and a doTerra Wellness Advocate She empowers her students to have fun and to "dive-in" on a self-exploratory practice whether on or off the mat. "Life is the practice of yoga.".
Charla Lewis, E-RYT200, RYT500 Yoga Therapy
Hatha Gong Master, Reiki Master Practitioner, International Ballet Barre Fitness Association Certified. Charla started practicing yoga in 2000 and was hooked immediately! Her daughters noticed how it affected her and would say "Mom, go to yoga!" Upon the realization that it was transformational not only physically but mentally, she embraced it even more. Upon moving to Phoenix and having the time, she was now intent on following her dream to share her love of yoga. Having previously been an elementary school teacher, she wanted to pursue teacher training to combine these two passions and began her teaching journey at Inner Vision Yoga in September of 2011, finishing the 200 hour program in January of 2012. She immediately enrolled in a Master Program of Healing Emphasis Yoga, finishing in December, 2013. Her yoga philosophy is the breath, posture, and patience. She loves to learn and to impart that knowledge to her students, emphasizing those principles. She is currently studying Ayurveda to compliment her healing emphasis. She specializes in TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Berceli, PhD, as well as postural work using the Egoscue Method. She incorporates the gong and crystal bowls into her yoga classes for a vibrational healing experience and can do one-on-one vibrational healing sessions! She is also a Reiki Master and sends love and healing in all of her classes. Charla studied ballet from age 5 to 20 and has loved returning to the Barre! She has found it to be a wonderful compliment to yoga and loves teaching Barre! She spends her summers in Wildwood, NJ helping her parents manage their seasonal business at the Jersey Shore and teaching Yoga on the Beach!
Maria Coca, RYT200
Maria used to think yoga was for the flexible, vegetarian, yuppies. Clearly not for her! Until one day she decided to take a class. Little did she know, on that day, she would fall head-over-heels for yoga! Soon after, Maria enrolled in the 200 hour Teacher Training program at Inner Vision. Her yoga journey had begun…in a short time her mind expanded, her body healed, and her soul thrived as it had not ever before. She took to yoga as she does everything else…with PASSION! "Do everything with passion, or not at all; wherever you go, go with all your heart" NAMASTE!
Our fabulous Front Desk Staff
They are here to welcome you with a warm smile, answer any questions, and help make your experience a memorable one!
Our Wonderful Teachers
Joyful Yoga is abundantly grateful to have attracted an amazing variety of teachers that each bring their style, yogic traditions, and approach to connecting with each student. You can expect professional, knowledgeable, nurturing teachers in all of our classes. Regardless of our teachers background and influences we all share the same motto; come as you are with your body as-is, there is no "too inflexible", "too out of shape", "too big", "too small" "too uncoordinated"…you get the point. Our teachers are here to help you connect you with your goals and help you morph into the person you are meant to be. Please take some time to see what our teachers have to offer, or better yet, get to their classes to meet them in person! A big shout out and thanks to Carrie Ragsdale for all of our amazing head shots.
Ana Rinderer, RYT200
Ana is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She has been teaching since 2003 and practicing for over 15 years. Ana's love for yoga, the benefits of the asana (poses) and pranayama (breath), motivated her earn her 200 hr teacher certification. She continues to study every opportunity that she has, by attending yoga conferences and yoga workshops. Her annual Costa Rica yoga retreat is her favorite time where her students can practice surrounded by the natural beauty this magnificent country has to offer. Ana was born and raised in Costa Rica where she studied at the Costa Rica university (UCR) then continue her studies in New York university (NYU).
Carolina Daley, RYT500
Carolina walked into a yoga class with the intention of stretching a hurt lower back, and left with her spirit soaring, feeling like she was floating on air. That was the start of an ongoing and ever deepening journey, inward and outward. Yoga has brought her so many beautiful friendships and opened so many doors that she has become grateful for the injury that led her to take that first step into class. Somebody once said, "Follow your bliss," and that is what she has done. That first class led her to the 200 hour Teacher Training at Inner Vision Yoga, and then on to their 500 hour Master certification. She is still following her bliss, and the more she learns about Yoga, the more joy and wonder comes into her life. When she teaches, her hope is that this joy will flow into her students so they too can float out of class.
Ann Townsend-Zhu RYT 200
Yoga has always been part of Ann's life. Ann did yoga alongside her mother as a small child and just assumed everyone else knew how awesome yoga was! Becoming a yoga teacher was always a life goal and an easy choice given that her "day job" is being an Art Teacher. Ann loves practicing all styles of yoga and appreciates all of the unique ways each style can enhance the lives of the practitioners. Ann was trained directly under Bizzie Gold, celebrity fitness instructor and creator of Buti yoga.
Cindy Rogers & Piper, RYT200
Yoga found Cindy in 2005 quite by accident. She thought yoga was practiced by "pretzel peace people" and this was certainly NOT for her! Throughout her first month of yoga she realized that the practice of yoga for her was life changing. In 2009 she received her 200Hr RYT and has been teaching since her certification. Her life's journey had been filled with challenges and nearly insurmountable obstacles. Cindy battled the demons of addiction: anorexia, alcoholism, & drugs. Fortunately & proudly she has been in "post recovery" for several years and she credits her yoga practice as one of her most miraculous saving graces. "For the first time in my life I feel comfortable inside of my own body" Cindy will tell you as she shares with you her passion for yoga and for life. Her class, Four Senses Yoga, is a unique experience for those who come to practice. Everyone who attends is blindfolded except for Cindy & her assistant. This is because she is blind & her Seeing Eye dog, Piper, is always by her side. Piper & I are thrilled to be a part of the Joyful Yoga family! I am humbled & honored to become a part of your Yoga journey. I am amazed and awed by each person's courage to explore and enrich the path of life through Yoga. I am more certain with each class that Yoga and Four Senses Yoga are a pathway to explore a deeper understanding and awareness of what lies within one's heart & soul. Peace & Namaste.
Jennie Yingling, RYT500 and Certified Mat Pilates, TRX and Barre Instructor
Jennie has been practicing yoga for the last 20 years and teaching it for the past 10. Her strong love of yoga helped motivate her to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2004 in San Diego, and then finish with her 300 hour certification in 2008, through Inner Vision Yoga in Chandler, AZ. Jennie holds multiple certifications. Shortly after completing her yoga certification she enrolled in a Pilates workshop and obtained her certification in Pilates. Yoga and Pilates are the perfect compliment to each other. With her Pilates practice she noticed a significant improvement in her core strength which in turn promoted a healthy stronger back. She believes the two forms of exercise provide the perfect balance to a happier, healthier body and mind. She has studied a wide variety of yoga and taken workshops from many well known Master yoga teachers from all over the world. Taking what she has learned from these teachers, along with her own experiences & a dance background, she incorporates a mixture of styles & flow into her teaching. Teaching all levels and all varieties of yoga, some of which include gentle/restorative yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa "flow" yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and kid's yoga, Jennie's classes emphasize building strength, concentration, grace and finding that connection of body, breath and mind. She feels yoga is not just a form of exercise, but a way of life. She is also certified in pre-natal, post-natal yoga.
Sara Chesterfield, ERYT200, RYT500
Sara embraced yoga to relieve back pain, while healing physically, she discovered the inner peace, balance and gratitude with each practice. Sara inspires her students to discover their own inner peace and joy on and off the mat using pranayama, therapeutic alignment and awareness. For 22 years Sara worked as a school counselor helping homeless and refugee students connect with the peace , love and harmony within themselves. Aligning peace and grace with movement and breath is her focus.
Sara Gordon, RYT500
Sara loves yoga! She went to her first class expecting to get a workout and left with not only that but a better understanding of herself and has been practicing passionately ever since. Sara completed both her 200 and 300 hour master certification at Inner Vision yoga, she is also a certified Pilates instructor, Reiki Master and practices Thai yoga massage. In her classes she incorporates many styles of yoga including yin, Ashtanga, and vinyasa flow helping balance effort with ease, strengthening with stretching and breath with movement together in a fluid like flow encouraging students to find their own unique rhythm moving and breathing in a meditative way to help connect with that inner intuitive nature within us all that has the power to transform our lives!
MaryLynn Lobello, RYT200
Mary Lynn was a member of the American Chamber Ballet before discovering the yogic arts. In the 80's she delved into the practice of meditation and in the 90's began yoga asana training. In 2007 she completed her initial teacher's training in Hatha yoga and is further informed by over 300 hours of continuing education in Prana Flow, Kundalini, and Core Strength Vinyasa. Mary Lynn's instruction reflects the synthesis of all she has learned from yoga both on and off the mat. "Yoga is the perfect marriage of meditation and movement." Sharing her passion for yoga is one of her life's greatest joys. Previously she operated her own yoga studio in Columbus, GA, and has taught English at Columbia College and Arizona State University.
Tracy Buresh, RYT200, Certified TRX and Barre Instructor
Tracy has always been in activities ranging from dance to tae kwon do, but did not find her true calling until discovering yoga. This realization ignited Tracy's passion and propelled her forward to pursue getting certified, not only to deepen her own practice, but to share this experience with others. Tracy now holds a 200 hour certification and is a registered member of Yoga Alliance. She loves teaching classes that cultivate strength with stretch in a Hatha style flow, but is also a firm believer that restorative classes help to add balance to today's hectic, stress-filled, technology heavy world. She has since delved further into the fitness industry and now teaches Barre Fitness, TRX Suspension Training and Pilates as well. Her other favorite ways to unplug include golf, stand up paddle board, hiking, camping and snowboarding.
Certified Pilates & TRXpress Instructors
Kelly Jones, Mat Pilates & Barre Instructor
Kelly is a certified personal trainer and health coach specializing in core strength and mat Pilates. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for 10 years and believes a balance of strength and flexibility is key to looking and feeling great. Thus, she has made a fulfilling career out of helping others obtain and maintain a healthy body that stems from a balanced core. Kelly's classes focus on, stability, flexibility, and strength using body weight and light weights. If you sit for most of the day, recently had a baby, stand for long periods of time, or suffer from any postural discomfort - come try a mat Pilates or Barre class to alleviate your aches and strengthen your core! You can achieve a healthy body!
Taylor Paskell, Mat Pilates
Taylor played collegiate golf at Illinois Wesleyan and took up Pilates in 2005 to help with her golf game and reduce back pain. Graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a master's degree in Occupational Therapy, Taylor finds that Pilates is a great way to build on OT principles and develop a healthy body from the inside out. She also believes that while each Pilates class is unique, they all strive to enhance body awareness, increase mental focus, improve posture, and develop long lean muscles to assist in athletic activities and improve quality of life for people of all abilities. Taylor received her Pilates mat training from Rene A. Brackney in 2011 and enjoys teaching Pilates in addition to her full-time job as an Occupational Therapist in the Valley.
Amanda Krueger, TRX Instructor
Amanda was introduced to TRXpress in 2012 when she began taking group exercise classes, and she immediately fell in love with it. She became certified through AFAA for group exercise in February of 2014, and was thrilled to get the opportunity to teach TRX at Joyful Yoga. She has always had a love for fitness and nutrition, and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelors in Dietetics. She greatly enjoys teaching and helping others to achieve their fitness goals.
Certified Pound Fitness Instructor
Robyn may look familiar as she has been one of our desk staff since May 2014. She was so excited after her first Pound Class that she decided to get trained to teach it herself! She is our Pound Pro Instructor and is ready to get you all up and moving!
Chelsey is an avid cyclist. She enjoys mountain biking all over South Mountain and rides her road bike all over the valley. Chelsey fell in love with Pound right away and is now a Pound Fitness instructor! Chelsey is a full time student at ASU and is also a working actress with Ford Agency. She brings her positive attitude with her to class and spreads her joy for life to her students. With her crazy hectic schedule, Pound is her therapy!
Certified Zumba Instructors
Corina has been dancing her whole life and has been teaching dance for over 10 years. You name the dance, and Corina teaches it! She currently manages a dance studio in Mesa and has been licensed to teach Zumba since 2006. Her class is fast paced and fun! She definitely lives and breathes the Zumba slogan "Ditch the workout, join the party!"
Meredith has practiced the Brazilian martial art, Capoeira, for over 5 years and balances this exercise with her newest love, Zumba®! While training Capoeira at a dance studio two years ago, Meredith came across the class. She took it once and was hooked. She received her Zumba license in July 2007 and is continuing to love every minute of it. She is a special education teacher and loves her job and her students. Meredith received her AFAA Group Fitness certification in May 2012.
Miranda took her first Zumba class in 2010 and it was love at first booty shake. She became a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor in 2012 and is always excited to introduce others to the fitness class that made her love exercise (and neon-colored everything)! In 2015 she received her AFAA Group Exercise Instructor certification. Miranda has a BS in Psychology from Arizona State University and works for a non-profit research organization that is part of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU. She also works as a Personal Stylist/Fashion Consultant in her spare time, having received her Certificate in Image Consulting in 2012.
Kisha Klein (Zumba)
It could not be said any better - in the words of Kisha - "I heart Zumba Fitness! Been hooked since my first class with Vanessa in 2005 and now I get to help throw the party = ) Zumba is serious exercise in disguise!" Kisha's energy and enthusiasm for class is unparalleled! She is licensed in both Zumba® Fitness and Zumba® Toning and is AFAA certified. Kisha is featured in the PureSpice fitness DVD released in October 2012. Take one of her classes and you will be hooked!
Join Our Team!
We welcome experienced
dynamic and reliable individuals to join our team of certified instructors dedicated to improving the lives of our clients. If you have an enthusiasm for fitness, wellness and health, a positive and professional attitude stop in at the studio and introduce yourself and share your resume. Joyful is a great place to work, a fun and friendly environment. We are relaxed yet professional! We provide all the materials you need to maximize your skills as an instructor. Recognized certification, CPR certification and insurance is required.
I attended the Zumba Gold (Low Impact) class this past Tuesday and LOVED it!
The instructor was delightful and the class was so much fun!
I have sung your praises to many of my friends this week and look forward to seeing you all next week. Not only was the class a welcoming place to be, but the environment at your studio as a whole was so pleasant-it made me feel right at home.
Please let Katherine know how much I enjoy her class and what huge improvement I've seen
I couldn't do a couple push ups when I started. Between my healthier diet, Yoga, and Indoor Fit Camp, since last year, I am down 48 lbs and gone from size 14/16 to my most recent jeans - size 6! I feel strong and beautiful. Yippee!
This place is GREAT!
The classes are priced very fairly, and there is a great special for unlimited classes. They have also added punch cards, so you can pre-pay $95 for 10 classes. All the teachers I have had are great! They pay attention and are a wealth of knowledge.
What an amazing surprise to find out that the best Yoga
Pilates, and Zumba studio is just a few blocks from my house. BIG thanks to Joyful Yoga Studio, a place that truly promotes healthy fitness. Instructors are FAB for all levels. I appreciate the variety of classes & the convenient times. I am so happy!
I have always wanted to try yoga.
I was confused about the different options. I thought I might be too old! It is so wonderful to discover your studio, and quite close to home, with super convenient class times for my New to Yoga and Gentle Yoga classes. They are not only great for beginners but can be as advanced as you care to make them and give you a sense of the philosophy that has been behind yoga for centuries. I feel like, combined with my walking, I am getting a lot of health benefits. I wish you great success.
This was the best day of my life
mom! (A beautiful 9-year-old young lady, on the first day of Joyful Yoga's Spring Break Camp: Yoga, Drama, Zumba)
This studio feels "joyful."
Staff members are welcoming. The teachers are enthusiastic about their class.
After I bought an unlimited class pass
I have been 'turned onto' Zumba and incorporate it into my daily exercise regimen along with yoga and pilates. The instructors for all the classes are wonderful and student friendly. After a hard day at work, I look forward to going to class, because I know I will feel more energized afterwards.
I started taking classes at Joyful Yoga the first week it opened in January 2009.
I had been looking for a place like this for years. It has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel you belong right away. I love the variety of classes offered. I've tried several of them and have found them all appealing and challenging. This is the first time in my 48 years that I'm excited to work out. I actually look forward to it and plan my week around the classes I want to attend. I have met some wonderful new people and feel a part of the community. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.
I find that for me, I need a wide variety of different exercise options to choose from, and that makes me more successful.
I also notice that keeping track on a calendar makes me more committed to doing things. When I get the monthly schedule from Joyful Yoga Studio, I take the calendar down off the wall, and write in what days I am going to do what classes or activities to do something every day. It serves 3 purposes. It is kind of a visualization of the whole month and what accomplishments I can make, it is "scheduled" so that other things do not roll over into that time, and at the end of the month I can see what I have accomplished vs. my goals. Yes, I realize I am a lot more organized that a lot of people, I just do what works for me.
Thanks again for starting such a great studio.
I really enjoy going each day; you always make everyone feel like family.
I love what we are doing to get stronger in the "Fitness Intensive" and "Yoga
Pilates, Toning" classes. I feel more vibrant. I adore our instructor! You have created a beautiful, inviting welcoming space. You give so freely and openly to everyone who walks through the door. Thank you for what you are doing and who you are. You are such a gift. Thanks for believing in all of us!
I was nervous about returning to yoga after surgical treatment for breast cancer
but the knowledgeable and compassionate teachers at Joyful Yoga Studio gave me the tools and encouragement I needed to develop a yoga practice that has helped me heal and regain my strength. I look forward to every class!
What makes Joyful Yoga Studio unique?
We offer more group fitness classes per week than any other Arizona exercise facility.
We provide assistance for class selection, and accountability partners if desired.
We offer a wide variety of types of classes: Yoga, Pilates, Barre, TRX, Pound & Zumba.
We help you modify any class based on your body's needs.
We make fitness enjoyable, safe, and joyful!
What are the best classes to take to lose weight? To firm up? To strengthen my muscles?
The best classes to take are the ones you enjoy!
All of our fitness classes help you lose weight, firm up, and strengthen your muscles. Attend classes at least three times a week to see and feel changes. Consistency is vital. No excuses!
What can I do to reduce muscle soreness?
Drink lots of pure water and continue to exercise regularly.
After your body gets used to regular exercise, you'll experience less achiness - so stick with it!
Which classes help reduce stress?
Every fitness class reduces stress but the Healing Bodies
Healing Minds Series of classes are heavily focused on reducing stress: Meditation, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Psoas Release yoga classes are some of the classes to best help with stress.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes! All amounts. No expiration dates. Enjoy!
Do you offer student discounts?
Yes! Let us know how we can help you find the most reasonable rate possible.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Please refrain from chewing gum or wearing perfume.
Since the practice is physical
it is best to practice on an empty belly. Meals should be consumed at least 2 hours prior to class; snacks at least 1 hour.
No food or open containers are allowed in the main practice studio or workout areas.
We encourage students to bring their own yoga mat; however, loaner mats are available at no charge.
You may bring a water bottle and hand towel. All other props are provided.
Restrooms are available that may be used as a changing space.
Please silence mobile devices upon entering Joyful Yoga, turn off mobile devices during classes.
Arrive a few minutes prior to the start of class to allow plenty of time to check-in.
New Students are required to sign a waiver prior to participating in their first class
arrive a few minutes early, or you may download a PDF version of our waiver to fill out prior to coming into the studio, Joyful New Student Waiver.
If you arrive late for a yoga class
please wait in the lobby for a minimum of 5 minutes while the instructor is centering the students. You may join class after centering is complete.
Please wait until students have exited the classroom before entering for the next class.
Please keep conversation low when another class is in session.
Every student is required to sign in at the front desk.
Remove shoes prior to entering the studio classroom (this does not apply to Zumba classes)
At the close of the class, please replace all props to the place and presentation in which you found them.
Wipe down studio mats prior to putting away, cleaner is provided.
Special Conditions & Injuries
Anyone with series medical conditions or injuries should consult a doctor prior to participating in a yoga
Pilates, Pilates, Zumba, Barre, TRX, Pound or other fitness class. JYS classes offer a wonderfully therapeutic practice and we encourage you to listen to your body, taking the appropriate modifications. The practice should not hurt. It is your responsibility to inform the instructor if you are pregnant or have any injuries prior to the start of class.
Young Student Policy
Any student under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian's signature on the waiver. Minors may not sit in the reception area while the parent or guardian takes a class. The front desk staff are not authorized to supervise children.
Our classes are designed for students 16 years of age and older.
Students 13 to 16 years of age may attend classes when a parent or guardian is in attendance for the same class. Any exceptions to these policies must be addressed with management prior to class.
Your privacy is very important to us.
Any personal information you choose to give us will only be used to help us provide you with the highest quality services, products, and support. We will never share your personal or financial information with any other party. We do not share bank or credit card information with any outside parties.
Workshop Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you sign up and pay for a workshop and are unable to attend please contact us to cancel at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the workshop.
If your request for cancellation is received within the 48 hour period that is required you can get a refund minus a 20% administration fee, or you can get a full refund credited to your Joyful Yoga Studio account (this credit can be used toward any purchase).
Joyful Yoga Studio is a fun, non-competitive, and friendly studio where all fitness levels are welcome! Come join us on the mat to get your asana in shape...sculpt those abs and glutes with a pilates session... put on those Zumba shoes and dance away your tension... then kick it up a notch and take one of our TRX classes. Let's get moving!
Located conveniently at the northeast corner of Ray Road and McClintock Drive in Chandler, Arizona we offer over 50 classes, 7 days a week. With a consistent schedule, experienced/certified instructors and a comfortable environment we offer one of the best values in the east valley.