Manifest Peace in the New Year
Check out AZ Foothills feature on 5 easy ways to manifest more peace in 2013 – one day at a time, one moment at a time. You might be thinking, yeah right, sounds easy, but…. TRY IT – and respond to the blog and let us know more ways to manifest peace in 2013. We want to hear from you!
Happy New Year Yoga Family!
May you and your family be blessed with Peace, Health & Happiness!
Love & Light from everyone at Urban YogaNo Comments »
Sierra giving great core & breathing exercises on AZ Family/3TV
Check out our very own Sierra Campbell & watch the video here !7 Comments »
3 Easy Ways to Live in the Present by Jenn Chiarelli
Check out these great, easy tips from Jenn on how to live in the present each day!
1. Slow down.
Everyone is in a rush these days. In order to live in the present moment we need to slow ourselves down, from our driving, eating, our speech, to our thoughts. In order to experience the present we just need to consciously slow down. The next time you’re chatting with a friend, notice if you take breathes in between your thoughts. Do you cut your friend off or do you stop and listen? This is an important way to do some self study. In yoga this self study or self reflection is called svadhyaya. It’s the 4th Niyama of the Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga.
2. Get out and enjoy nature.
A way to slow down and become more highly aware is to get outside. Enjoy a long walk and listen to the sounds that surround you: the birds, the wind, a dog barking in the distance. Observe what you smell: the flowers, the crisp fall air. Notice what you feel externally (the sun on your skin), and internally (are you happy, sad, calm, uneasy?). Observe your feelings. Connect with the rhythm of nature and notice that you are a part of it all.
Most of the time our breath is completely involuntary, however, in yoga we teach conscious breathing. This will immediately slow you down and shift you into presence. Take a long inhalation, filling your lower belly first, then your middle belly, and finally your upper chest and clavicle. Then slowly exhale from the upper chest, then middle belly, and finally your lower belly. Draw your navel in to expel all the stale air out. Practice this a few rounds. This simple yogic breathing exercise is called 3 part breathe or Dirgha Pranayama. When you’re stressed or overwhelmed, this very simple breathing technique will calm you and bring you to a peaceful state of being.
Take Jenn’s classes Tues, Thurs & Fri from 12-1 pm for an All Levels, Vinyasa Vibin’ Flow !
Read her tips featured in a recent AZ Foothills magazine article hereNo Comments »
Mary Bruce featured on “Where is My Guru?” on Blog Talk Radio
Check out our very own Mary Bruce featured with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland. Mary talks about her own teacher, Rod Stryker, her experiences teaching yoga on tour, and her upcoming Master Yoga Immersion (at Urban Yoga!) Click on the title link to listen to the broadcast
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Mary Bruce is featured in Origin Magazine’s September “Inspire Series”
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Urban Yoga is a proud sponsor of Yoga Rocks the Park in downtown Phoenix!
Check out Girish’s live music performance & more info on the event by clicking the title link above!
* Urban Yoga will be the featured sponsor with our very own, Jenn Chiarelli co-teaching on MAY 6!
Kate Murphy teaches a simple approach to Bakasana (Crow Pose)
Thanks for your wonderful teaching Kate, and great way of breaking down the pose! Bakasana is accessible for all levels! Click on the title link to watch the video!
Wanderlust Yoga Festival
Urban Yoga was at the Wanderlust Festival on tour in Phoenix May 3, 2011! We also had the largest representation in students & teachers than any other studio — way to go Urban Yogis!No Comments »
Urban Yoga is voted Best of Greater Phoenix Best Yoga Studio 2010!
We are so excited an humbled to be voted the Best Yoga studio in Phoenix for 2010 by the readers of Phoenix New Times!No Comments »
Urban Yoga is Lululemon’s Studio of the Month!
Urban Yoga is Studio of the Month for October 2010! Lululemon is hosting free classes by your favorite Urban Yoga Instructors all month long! Classes are from 10:30-11:30am and held outside in the Biltmore Shopping Center Lawn. Come and practice with us on Sundays in October !1 Comment »
Mary Bruce leads Sugarland’s lead singer, Jennifer Nettles though a yoga class featured by Nike
Congrats Mary! Click on the title link to view the video
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Urban Yoga is voted one of the top 5 yoga studios in Phoenix by Haute Living!
Read our feature here…
- If you’re looking to incorporate yoga into your daily routine as part of a greater change in lifestyle, you might want to consider checking into Urban Yoga. Located in a beautiful high-rise condo development, the very zen Urban has all the qualities and ambiance of both a yoga studio and a healing and wellness center. In addition to instruction in meditations and many forms of flow yoga, including power flow, Urban also offers services in reflexology and shiatsu, life coaching and hypnotherapy, reiki, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and aesthetician and massage services. There are also lockers, showers, and even a sizable boutique with fitness products. The studio’s calendar is filled to the brim with upcoming events. On June 13 at 10:30 a.m., an Urban instructor will hold a free community yoga class at Lululemon Athletica at Biltmore Fashion Park, and rumor has it there will be prizes given away. Visit the studio’s site for details regarding pricing and schedules.
Urban Yoga is located at 3225 North Central Avenue in Phoenix (602) 277-9642
For the full article, click hereNo Comments »
Beth Shaw from YogaFit leads Charity class
Beth Shaw from YogaFit visiting Urban Yoga for a Charity class
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HALO ANIMAL SHELTER
Donations in any amount will be greatly appreciated
Click on the title link to view a video clip!
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Charity Class with Desiree Rumbaugh
Desiree Rumbaugh and partner, Andrew Rivin, will be leading a Heart Opening Yoga Flow at Urban Yoga
March 17, 2010
Suggested Donation $20
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT TEEN LIFELINE, A LOCAL TEEN SUICIDE HOTLINE
Girish returns to UY for Diamonds in the Sun CD Release Tour!
Join us ~ Friday, January 15, 2010 @ 7:30 pm !
Live music with Girish and Yoga class led by Julie Blew, followed by a Kirtan
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50 Days. 50 Yoga Studios – Urban Yoga is Phoenix featured studio!
In the summer of 2009, Kasey went to 50 yoga studios in 50 days. The project was a GAIAM sponsored series that originally aired on the site formerly known as yogamates.com. This was the first vlogging series.
Urban Yoga was 1 of 2 featured studios in Phoenix!No Comments »
Girish on Yoga Vision Tour at Urban Yoga!No Comments »
We made Phoenix Picks Writer’s Favorites for 2008! Read on…
” Life has been somewhat, how do you say, nerve-racking for the past few weeks. Our shoulders have so many knots in them that people have been asking us if we ring the bells at Notre Dame. We’ve tried wine, but that just makes us pissy and hate the light. We’ve tried muscle-relaxers, which make us unable to operate heavy machinery (aka, drive), which is not so good. And we’ve tried eating our feelings, which just makes us feel, well, like a manatee.
When we heard about the new Urban Yoga studio, we figured we’d give it a shot. And lordy, lordy, are we glad we did! With the soothing scent of incense in the air, soft lighting and a Zen atmosphere, we felt immediately calmer.
The actual work-out, however… Honestly, we found it difficult to sun salute while wiping sweat out of our eyes, making sure our rolls were covered and glaring at the elfin waif next to us who was touching her nose with her feet while balancing on her whosie-whats-it. Nevertheless, we persevered, and were pleasantly surprised to find that we felt so much better. As much as I detest working out, I can’t help but admit that yoga has helped me immensely. Not only am I a twist and bend Gumby (a definite attention-grabber for the men, ladies!), but I’ve also been able to find some much-needed calm in this little chaos-prone world.”
~ Rebecca CannonNo Comments »