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Yoga in the Valley: Not Your Typical Class

It’s no secret the practice of yoga has an infinite amount of incredible benefits. It is designed to improve your physical, as well as mental and emotional health through deep meditation and special poses. Whether stressed at work or just in need of mental healing, yoga will harmonize and quit the mind while feeling at union with the body. It is used to increase flexibility, lubricate the joints, ligaments and tendons, tone the muscles, calm and relax the mind, detoxify the body from inside out, improve balance, restore and heal injuries and much more. Practitioners always leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and at peace.

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Yoga studios in the Phoenix area are not hard to find and each one has its own benefits and specialties. Aside from the typical Ashtanga or Hatha class found at any one of the mentioned studios below, Valley Girl has gathered a few unique and signature yoga classes offered at each one of these premier studios:

Candlelight Flow — At One Yoga
Experience a mellow, meditative evening flow class in a darkened room illuminated by candlelight. Perfect for relieving stress or anxiety, this class will leave you feeling at ease and blissful. Flow classes are unique in that they allow you flow through postures in a continual motion, providing yogis with a blend of yoga and cardio.
3153 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix
10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 115, Scottsdale
www.atoneyoga.com

Partner Yoga — Zenergy Yoga
Bring a friend, relative or significant other to enjoy the benefits of yoga in a fun way at the all –new Zernergy Yoga studio in CityNorth. Practitioners will assist one another in going deeper into certain asanas (poses), and guide each other using fundamental concepts of alignment. The practice will also involve supporting one another in poses to develop trust and cultivate sensitivity when working with others.
16447 N. 91st Street, Scottsdale
www. zenergyyoga.net

High Noon – Urban Yoga
High Noon Yoga is the perfect mid day yoga break! Don’t spend your entire hour-long lunch break sitting in a restaurant, enjoy the High Noon class at Urban Yoga and the rest of your day on a Yoga High. High Noon classes are offered in a variety of styles and are each 60 minutes long.
3225 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
www.urbanyogaphx.com

Yoga with Music, Dance & Art — Yoga At Heart
Experience yoga in a whole new way at Yoga At Heart. This unique studio combines yoga with music, art and dance as personal, inner expressions. Classes offered include intro to yoga, basics, hatha, yin with seated and longer-held postures, sunrise yoga and Mommy and Me classes.
109 W. Portland St., Phoenix
yoga-heart.com

Silent Bikram – Bikram Yoga Phoenix
Set in a heated room, Bikram Yoga style of practice uses 26 postures and two breathing exercises and is a universal class designed by Bikram Choudhury, founder of Yoga College of India found worldwide. Bikram Yoga Phoenix offers many classes throughout the week, but on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. experience complete mental focus and meditation with their Silent Bikram class. In this specially designed class, practitioners simply follow the teacher’s poses in complete silence.
40 E. Camelback Rd. #108, Phoenix
www.bikramyogaphoenix.org

Tai Chi – Desert Song Yoga
Rooted in ancient China, Tai Chi allows you to connect with your body and the earth as you move through space and time with continual postures. “Tai Chi has stood the tests of time in secrecy as a healing art, a martial art, and an insightful philosophy about how life creates life.” Desert Song Yoga offers an entire schedule filled with Tai Chi classes as well as yoga classes.
4811 North 7th Street, Phoenix
www.desertsongyoga.com

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