Friday 28th July 2017 in Chandler, AZ. Immerse yourself in the spatial sounds of New York Artist, Tom Montagliano, when his 2017 Summer Tour comes to Chandler. Body in Balance will be hosting this unique sound bath. Don't miss it - it's one of a kind! Bookings will open soon! Contact (480) 365 9649 for details.Read More
Where: Body in Balance Yoga, 6150 West Chandler Blvd Suite 17 Chandler, AZ 85226
When: Saturday, July 22nd from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: $35.00 Early Registration. Day of: $40.00
Phone for more details: 480-365-9649
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Sundar Balasubramanian PHD Biochemistry and a cell biology researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), shares his research on yoga with us, with special attention to yogic breathing – also known as Pranayama.
Through Sundar’s scientific research, he shows us key biomarkers' expression after Pranayama practice. The effects of yoga breathing has wide implications in management of several chronic illnesses, and into the understanding the biological mechanisms of Yoga. Sundar is one of the very few IAYT-certified Yoga therapists specialized in Pranayama.
About Sundar Balasubramanian
Sundar Balasubramanian was born in Tamilnadu, India – in a family that has been practicing Yoga and Siddha medicine for generations. At a young age, he learnt and perfected various Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Kirtan, and also demonstrated its benefits to the community. After successfully completing his PhD dissertation in Biochemistry, he accepted a fellowship in the United States to further advance his research.
He has spoken at TEDx Charleston and has published books like PranaScience: Decoding Yoga Breathing. He is also a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) having undertaken certifications at institutions in India and the USA, including Yoga of the Heart and Cancer, Yogaville, VA, USA. He the Founder Director of the PranaScience Institute, Mt Pleasant, SC, USA and also the Founder Director of Yoga Education Trust, Karambakkudi, India.
Join Body in Balance Yoga and Ayruveda / Yoga lifestyle consultant; Akee Sheelvant from Jeeva Lifestyle, on Saturday. Learn the scientific wisdom of Ayurveda to bring balance and harmony in today's multitasking worldRead More
Capture Spring Rejuvenation for the Mind + Body
...with essential oils and yoga.
Body In Balance Yoga Studio
Date April 22nd Time 1:00 to 2:30
Cost $20.00 This includes a sample of the oils used in class
Hatha yoga class focusing on energy and spring detox. Practicing twist and forward folds to enhance the release of toxins in the body. Introduction to the benefits of using specific oils in class.
Pilates Reformer Preview 8 minute video - Body in Balance Yoga AZRead More
Register on MindBody for the Event - Workshops Tab
2017 Special Offer! Only $55 / month Membership for Yoga, Barre and Mat Pilates Group Classes (Excludes Reformer) Call / Come into the studio to Sign Up or Online: Register / Sign in to Mindbody - Online Store - Unlimited Group Classes AutoPay
Yoga for hips and shoulders. In Happy Hips and Shoulders Yoga 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.Read More
A place for women to come together, share, connect and network. This monthly event at Body in Balance Yoga is complimentary.
December is the time to plant the seeds of your dreams. Come share your dreams with us.
Join us on Tuesday December 6th 2016 from 7 - 8.30pm for Seasonal scents from Doterra Essential Oils.
This event will be a free offering every 3rd Sunday at Body In Balance Yoga. Please join us for some tea and conversation, yoga , sound healing. This is also a way to network and share your passions. You can signup for the events under Workshops on Mindbody.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please feel free to contact the studio or keep an eye out for more information.
Past Event - Goddess Circle
July 24th at Body In Balance Yoga 8:30 am-9:45 am. A place where women can come together ,share their dreams, hold space and find support.
This will be a Free offering every 3rd Sunday at Body In Balance Yoga. Please join me for some tea and conversation, yoga , sound healing.
A way to network and share your passions.
Explore essential oils in a new way!
Essential Oil Rollerball workshop
Where: Body In Balance Yoga: 6150 W Chandler Blvd #17, Chandler, AZ 85226
When: Tuesday October 11thTime 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Oils, recipes, labels and bottles will be provided . At a cost of $15.00 for your first bottle. Discount on multiple bottles will apply.
Choose from 10 blends:
A brief introduction to the essential oils and thebenefits they offer:
Singing The Blues
Calm + Focused
*Guests currently under a physician’s care, pregnant, nursing, or taking medications shouldconsult with your doctor prior to using any essential oils.
-Balance and amplify the body’s energy and ability to heal
-Also works on plants and animals
Reiki 1- September 25, 2016 10:30-6:00pm
Empower yourself and others by unlocking this ancient healing technology for yourself.
Reiki 1-Tuition: $150.00
Reiki 2- October 23, 2016 10:30-6:00pm
Students will learn the ancient Reiki symbols and how to use them, an enhanced knowledge on energy anatomy and will be attuned and given the knowledge to perform long-distance healing. Prepares students for Reiki Master level training.
Reiki 2-Tuition: $150.00
**Students who register for both Reiki 1 & 2 at the same time: $250.00 (a $50 discount)
Sunday Goddess Circle
When: September 25th 8:30 amto 9:45am
Where : Body In Balance Yoga, 6150 W Chandler Blvd Ste 17, Chandler AZ 85284
A place where women can come together, share their dreams, hold space and find support.
Come join us forsometea, yoga nidra and sound healing.
To let go, we must first agree that what we are holding on to is not worth our grasp. Yet this is so difficult for us to do! What makes it so hard? Even when we are holding onto what is causing pain and misery, we would rather embrace the suffering than give ourselves up to whatever else there might be. It's like when you are in a yoga posture that challenges you, and all you can think about is how much longer you can bear it. Yet the yoga happens when you want to exit the pose, when the mind wants to go somewhere else, when you think there is something better so you rush out of the moment. The yoga happens when you find yourself right there, the timeless eternal being that you are, gazing right back at you, and suddenly everything is fine. This is the letting go.
Your small self, partly wrapped up in the human mind, acts as if it knows something. It acts towards staying alive. It wants to keep things the way it has 'known' them, so it can be organized, fit for survival. Evolution has done a great job of simplifying this, so our organism can focus on the material needs. Avoid pain, move towards pleasure. Run from the predator, get the food. Find the mate, propagate the species. Our lives and our ancestors lives going back many, many millions of years have been governed by these basic mechanisms. Yet now we are at a stage in evolution where we have satisfied our basic needs so completely that we are fabricating perceived threats to keep the mind occupied.
We live in a world that is now governed by empty threats. Stress is the number one killer in America, being the leading cause of heart disease - even above factors like 'genetics' , diet, history of smoking, etc. Our organisms have not fully adapted to being in such freedom. Yet there seems to be something pulling us towards further evolutionary advancement and it's not additional physical traits that will help us to move up the ladder of evolution. Perhaps the answer now, is a spiritual one. Perhaps now, we are surpassing our old, outdated animal nature and moving into higher states of consciousness that allow for transcendence of the material plane?
We certainly experience both ends of the spectrum - the animal nature side of us, which primarily dictates our sensory experiences and can be difficult to manage at times (anyone ever had a late night ice cream craving?) and the spiritual side, the human quest for unraveling the mysteries of the unknown, the unsatisfactory answers we receive from science that leave us ultimately unfulfilled and turning our eye towards the F word.
Faith is this solution, the variables being letting go and being open. That brings me to wrapping up this post. Yes, the F word. Faith. From time immemorable, since the etchings of written history and perhaps even before then, humans have been explaining the ways by which we liberate ourselves from our lower consciousness (animal nature) and step into the higher conscious beings that we are. In order to stop living under every beck and whim of our small self, governed by old patterns and habits that have been forever in our evolutionary survival toolkit, we have to give ourselves up to something that we cannot sense with our five senses. This is necessitated as an act of faith.
It is through letting go, being open, and living in faith that we can establish a relationship with something way beyond our comprehension. We can step into a higher 'Self' that is governed by love, compassion, joy, and peace. These are the promises of all major religious texts. This is indeed the ultimate realization through the practical science of yoga.
Yoga is the modern human science of evolving the spirit. Through yoga, we practice letting go and being open. We work on the material body to remove ourselves from its bondage, moving into the spiritual state of being that is our true nature. May your practice provide you with the tools to let go, be open, live with faith, and step into your highest Self. Sat, chit, Amanda. Truth, consciousness, bliss.
Peace and light,
Try it out! Saturday mornings with Rose at 11.45am - 12.45pm.
Just over one year ago, as a freshly certified yoga teacher, I was hungry to snap up every opportunity to sub or teach a yoga class. Eventually I had regular teaching slots, I was teaching different styles of yoga and I still had subbing requests. I was teaching most days and on my time off I was preparing classes. Life was grand and full of yoga, one of my favorite things!
However my life was lacking a personal yoga practice. I found myself not being able to take my favorite yoga classes because I was teaching at the class times. This really sucked because my biggest inspiration came from taking classes with my favorite teachers. After their classes, I would often take notes and weave some of their sequencing or cues into my own teaching. So I tried out some other classes at other times. But mostly I just taught and prepared.
Then one day it hit me. I had a day off, I hadn’t been to yoga in ages and there was a number of classes I could go to, but I wanted to be nowhere near a yoga studio that day. A week later I did make it to a class though but, by then, I couldn’t remember when the last time I took a yoga class was.
Teaching yoga means having to give a lot of yourself. Pouring your passion, energy, knowledge and personality into classes. Keeping the energy levels up for your students. Dealing with people face to face. And that’s why it’s so important to re-energize and reward yourself - with time for yourself. Balance. Isn’t that something we learn as yogis?
So I started finding ways to incorporate my own yoga class themes and yoga teaching I had learned, into my life again. Stoking the yoga fire again, so to speak. And here’s 3 simple tips I have for you that might help you do this too.
Home Yoga Practice
A teacher once told me to practice every day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Even if it’s just a breathing exercise. Yes a home yoga practice takes discipline. Do any of you remember your yoga teacher trainer telling you to have a home yoga practice? We’ve probably all tried it and failed at some point or another.
Until you incorporate your home practice into your daily routine, it probably won’t happen. Not regularly anyway. Make it a habit. A daily allocated time slot. (Before, or with, my morning coffee usually works for me). If you need some motivation, dust off that old yoga DVD or try an online yoga class. There are some great, free yoga classes online.
If your schedule is all over place, keep your yoga mat in your car and try find a quiet park between yoga studios and roll your mat out on the grass. Who knows, a short time meditating and people watching may inspire your next class theme.
Look after your Health & your Body will take of You
When we get stressed or busy it’s so easy to eat takeout or, my favorite, leftovers for breakfast. This is probably the worst thing you could do for an overworked body. Our body could never need nourishment more than in these times. You work hard for your money, you should spend it on good food. If AJs and Wholefoods are out of your budget, prepare meals at home with as much fruit and veggies as you can.
Perhaps a massage or an hour getting your nails done is affordable? Then book it. And don’t spend too much time thinking about it. Otherwise you’ll find an excuse not to spend the money on yourself.
Re-ignite that Passion
Do you remember what fueled your drive for yoga in the first place? What made you want to become a yoga teacher and what you learned in your training?
I went back to my old notes from my teacher training and browsed over sentences I had underlined in my text books. I had also written a mission statement and bio (which has been altered about 20 times since then). But the original copy made me smile. My eagerness, and ignorance? There was so much more to yoga than I realized back then. And I have come so far. I was amazed at how much I had learned since then. But I was also amazed at the passion I felt back then. The passion that got me where I am today. Passion is catchy. Your students can feel it. They can also feel when you’re run down and neglecting your own practice. So don’t let that happen. The best thing you can do for your yoga career, even if it’s only a part time gig, is to take care of yourself first. Fill your life with your own yoga so you can pass it on to others.
By Donna V
Yoga Nidra Workshop for Teens and Parents
Saturday June 4th, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 5:00
Senior Yoga Nidra Teacher- Diane Rene Zagoria
Body In Balance Yoga Studio at 6150 W. Chandler Blvd #17, Chandler, AZ 85226