Yoga Nidra Session

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Restore and Relax

Date: Sunday October 13th
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Yoga for Today Studio 5861 S Kyrene Blvd #11 Tempe, AZ 85283

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. 

Cost:$10 Cash, Credit Card or Paypal

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Candle Light Yoga Nidra

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Restore and Relax

Date: Sunday March 24th
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Yoga for Today Studio 5861 S Kyrene Blvd #11 Tempe, AZ 85283

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. 

Cost:$10 Receive a recorded Meditation

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Yoga Teacher Training 2018 - Coming Soon!

CONTACT US to be notified as soon as dates are confirmed! 


Deepen your Yoga Practice. Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery.

Become a Certified Yoga Instructor!


This 13 week course is a doorway to a new and wonderful direction in your life. The Yoga Teacher training is ideal for those wanting to learn more about yoga (Body, Mind and Spirit) and take their practice of yoga to the next level. It is also your ticket to becoming a yoga teacher and sharing your passion for this ancient art with others. 

We are now offering a Weekday Morning Course AND an Evening/Weekend Course!

1. Option 1 Weekday Morning Course

3 Mornings a week: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00am to 1:00pm

2. Option 2 Evening/Weekend Course

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm & Every other Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (One week off). 


Cash Discount: $2800.00

Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Body In Balance Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Body In Balance Yoga

Included in this course are:

  • A Special Weekend Chakra and Ayurvede 4 hour workshop.
  • A 3 hour Business of Yoga Weekend Workshop
  • Free, unlimited yoga classes at BIBY for the duration of the training!   

The Body In Balance Yoga Teacher Training Program celebrates many yoga styles that have evolved from the ancient practice of yoga.

Whether your passion is for a rigorous vinyasa or a restorative practice, this teacher training certification program provides you with the tools you need to share your passion for yoga with others, in a way that reflects your unique personality and style.

However, this program is also perfect for the individual who wants to delve deeper into their yoga practice as it takes you on a voyage of self-discovery and exploration– even if you do not plan to teach yoga afterwards. Learn the philosophy behind the poses, breathing exercises and much more.

The program is a 200 Yoga Alliance approved curriculum. It is a 13 week program, 3 times a week for 4 hours a day and 2 weekend workshops. There are 12 main modules to this curriculum. 

What to expect

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Each class includes meditation and pranayama (breathing) practices.

Module 1. Yoga History

o Explore what is meant by classical yoga and the timeline of Yoga in history
o Origins of Yoga
o Introduction to the studies of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and how they relate to the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Module 2. Yoga Philosophy

o What are the different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana and Karma
o Western vs. Classical Yoga
o What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Module 3. Meditation

o Learn and practice meditation
o There are many forms of meditation: breath, mantra, movement, transcendental, Buddhist forms, prayer,  mindfulness, guided imagery, and creative visualization.
o What is the difference between meditation and relaxation and how it effects the brain/mind.

Module 4. Pranayama

o Discuss how to use breath as an effective tool and what the most common breathing patterns are.
o Explore the 10 different exercises of breath control.
o What are Nadis and how do they relate to breath work?
o What are bandhas? How are they integrated into a yoga practice? Why are they used?

Module 5. Asana

o The study of the poses (over 100 poses)
o What makes up a pose? 
o Adjustments vs. assists
o Cueing – specific cueing skills are so important
o Be aware of contraindications of poses
o Alignment is essential to keep poses safe

o Asana manual includes Independent Worksheet on the   break down of poses such as benefits, description, directions, counterpose, contraindications, cautions, etc.

Module 6. Teaching the Poses

o Learn the different kinds of poses that make up a rounded sequence
o There are many components of a pose…learn what makes up a pose
o How do I use cues to help direct a pose?
o What is the objective of my pose?
o What is the focal point of a pose?
o How do I create a level 1 versus level 2 class?

Module 7. Class Creation

o How do I think about the Progression of a Class?
o What are the 3 Elements of a Pose?
o Why do creative transitions make a better class?
o How to develop a class
o How to create a style that is an expression of you?
o What, there is a logic to the sequence of a class??
o How do you build a class to a “peak pose”?
o Excite your class by creating theme classes
o Let’s develop opening and closing sequences!

Module 8. Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

o What qualities make a good yoga teacher?
o Boundaries in the classroom
o Discuss Code of Ethics
o What are your Personal Parameters on Your Teaching?
o Teacher/Student Relationship
o Your role as teacher

Module 9. Business Aspects

o Create a business plan-you are your own business
o Entire workshop devoted to the Business side of yoga
o How can I promote myself?
o Where and Who do I want to Teach?

Module 10. Anatomy (Guest instructor for Anatomy class)
The Anatomy Coloring book will be used during class time.

o Movement Exploration.
o Types of spinal movement
o Muscular System and asana movement.

Module 11. Bonus Workshop- Ayurveda and Chakras 4 hour Weekend class

o Ayurveda
o What type am I? Trainees will be asked to fill the questionnaire out before class to determine their predominant Ayurvedic Dosha Type

o Chakras
• What are Chakras?
• How can we use our yoga practice to balance our chakras
• Through the yoga sequences, the emotional and physical manifestations of imbalances will be explored.

 Required Reading
 The Heart of Yoga – T. K. V. Desikachar
 Light on Yoga – B. K. S. Iyengar edition with white cover, orange sun
 Power Yoga – Beryl Birch Bender (not Beyond power yoga)
Yoga: Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness- Erich Schiffman
 Teaching Yoga – Donna Farhi
 Anatomy Coloring Book (4th ed.) – Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson
 Ray Long, M.D. Various Anatomy & Pose reference books



Cash Discount: $2800.00

  • Deposit $500.00 (Space is Limited ) This Deposit will be applied to your ending balance. 
  • Early Bird Discount $2700.00

**Refer a friend and receive a credit of $200.00 to your balance!

CONTACT US to be notified as soon as dates are confirmed! 

Free Reformer Session for First-Timers

Never tried out the Pilates Reformer Machines before? Curious? Well then, now is your chance!

Jordan Kaplow from Body in Balance Yoga in Chandler will be offering 5 new reformer students a FREE half hour session on Thursday, August 3rd at 6.30pm. Sign up now - first 5 people to sign up are in!  

Benefits of Reformer: Core & Posture

This is a unique opportunity to experience the benefits of the Pilates Reformer apparatus, specifically designed for better body health, flexibility and body awareness. Unlike Mat Pilates, reformer has special core-building benefits. Using the resistance of the pulley and spring system more resistance is created than what you get with just your body weight on a mat. This system allows for  better posture and coordination than you would with a Mat or classic fitness core routine.

Pilates reformer is an excellent overall workout for your body’s core: abs, lower back, hips and gluts. It is heavily focused on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which can lead to improved posture, better balance and more stability, especially when in motion. Combining regular reformer sessions with other forms of exercise creates an integrated, stable body that moves well and is at less at risk to injury. Focusing on how your mind and body relate as you work through the movements helps bolster overall concentration and improves body awareness. The fluid, rhythmic movements performed on the reformer make you feel as though you’re almost gliding through water. The calming motions of the reformer exercises can be a tremendous stress-reliever. 

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Jordan Kaplow Pilates Reformer 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. 


History of the Pilates Reformer Machine

The system of lying on a platform using springs, ropes, handles and foot bars goes bak to the 1900s when bed ridden patients had to exercise in bed. The inventor of the reformer machine, Joseph Pilates, intended to help people recover by relearning how it the body was meant to move. Creating an intricate piece of machinery with a sliding platform, helps the body flow and move against resistance to gain strength, stability and fluidity.


Yogic Breathing Workshop – The Power of Pranayama

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


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.

Rejuvenation - Essential Oils & Yoga Workshop

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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.