June Energy Yoga Class news


Paullene Caraher

Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, third floor.

Mornings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. – Nidra Yoga on the second Tuesday (June 5)

Afternoons: No Monday afternoon classes until the fall. Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Nidra Yoga every Tuesday

Note: There will be no classes the week of May 28. Classes resume in June

Note: NEW Class on Monday at 10:00 a.m. This will be a chair yoga class with meditation. The class will be about 45 minutes with about 25 minutes of yoga exercise and 20 minutes of meditation. This will be a series of five classes for $20. Classes are every Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Navajo Room, so make your plans. People have been asking for a class like this, so here it is. Sign up by calling or emailing Paullene.

You pay for the five classes at the start. No refunds if you miss a class. Some commitment is required to get the benefit of this exercise and meditation. You will be given information to practice at home during the week.

Energy Yoga includes tapping and slapping the body to increase movement of blood and energy through the body.

Enjoy exercising your whole body by increasing strength and flexibility through joint rotations and stretching. We do some modified poses, called asanas, such as Mountain Pose, Warrior One and modified squats. These increase bone density. Throughout the hour, we usually cover all the joints and give extra attention to the hip and knee and ankle joints. Yoga in not about being limber, but about exercising the muscles and activating the connective tissues and ligaments which hold your body together. Over time, you will get more limber.

Enjoy the discipline of Asian qigong principles and a positive–filled energy hour. Paullene is trained in various yoga and qigong traditions and is currently training in Healing Emphasis Yoga offered by Inner Vision Yoga and is learning various ways to address joint and muscle pain. We can’t avoid getting older, but we CAN enjoy life with strong, flexible bodies.

Nidra Yoga is done on Tuesdays and is a relaxing and meditative practice; the morning class meets on the 2nd Tuesday and the afternoon class meets every Thursday. Either lie down on a mat or relax in a chair. Listen to Paullene’s voice as your body relaxes and your mind is guided into a restful state of consciousness and awareness. This gives the cells and chance to recuperate while you are quieting the mind.

How do I sign up? Call or text Paullene Caraher at 602-292-7858 or email an[email protected], or call or text Peggy Mottel at 480-440-9653.

Remember, new participants are welcome. It’s easy to follow along and feel the camaraderie of a shared yoga energy. Bring a donation and a mat.