Chelsa Thomas 623/215-5727
(Scottsdale, AZ) Yoga instructors Mally Paquette, Wanda Letourneau, and Shehnaz (Betti) Ahmed join Harumi Yoga+ in North Scottsdale. Kundalini and Ashtanga classes are available on Wednesday, February 5th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Kundalini is a spiritual practice, which moves the energy through the body and brings the unfoldment of awareness. Kundalni yoga is available for any level practitioner. The combination of breath, asana, mudras and mantra allow a deep experience, which opens the nadir, cleanses and detoxifies the entire body, delivering a balance to allow consciousness to blossom.
Ashtanga is a traditional yoga practice for beginners and beyond. It is a “moving mediation”. The partnership of the breath with the asana is the focus. This practice brings breath/prana into all parts of the body, delivering a renewal for the physical, mental and spiritual components of our lives. All levels can benefit from this awareness, “Come be the witness!”
Mally Paquette has been involved with fitness for over 35 years. Her career began as a USPTA tennis professional and then progressed into marathons and fitness training. Returning to an original passion of yoga, Mally re-certified her yoga expanding into Hatha, Ashtanga and Kundalini. She recently received her 500-hour Certificate from 7 Centers with a Yoga therapy emphasis. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her husband Brien and their many dogs. She is passionate and knowledgeable on many levels of the ancient indigenous paths to health having visited and been taught by the Kogi in South America. She is an excellent motivator who genuinely cares about each individual.
Wanda Letourneau – Yoga Instructor RYT500
Wanda’s classes accommodate everybody and every body. They are designed to mobilize and heal the spaces in your body through stretching, breath work and meditation and stabilize your body in space through Astanga vinyasa flow sequencing. In class you may experience partner poses, adjustments, or restorative poses. All you have to do is just show up.
Restorative classes will be on Tuesday at 6: 00 – 7:15pm and Thursday at 4: 00 – 5:15pm
Shehnaz (Betti) Ahmed – NIA instructor
Betti Ahmed, a classical pianist and ballet/jazz dancer, first fell in love with the Nia Technique while in college. After graduating from college, she followed her passion to get certified as a Nia instructor in Los Angeles and immediately started teaching in the L.A. area. When she moved to Arizona in 2010, she furthered her education with Nia co-founder, Debbie Rosas, and prominent Nia Trainer, Helen Terry in Portland. Betti is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, having studied at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, which she believes is a great complement to her teaching. “For me, Nia is freedom – I am free to be uninhibited, playful, strong, vulnerable… you name it. Nia is not only a great workout, but it has the ability to transform one’s life. I love that, and I love sharing it with people and building a community with those who are open to it” Betti said.
Nia classes will be on Monday at 4:30 – 5:30pm and Saturday at 8am to 9am
Harumi Yoga+ Holistic Healing House is located on the Southwest corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in North Scottsdale, AZ. The Studio offers various types of Yoga classes, therapies, wellness workshops and meditation. Harumi Yoga is a great place to develop new friendships and community with fun and entertaining events too, like dance.
Harumi Yoga + was founded by Harumi Maejima, a 15 year plus Kripalu Elite 500-hour yoga teacher and certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. The staff offers students nurturing support and education for a healthy, happy, spiritual and emotionally balanced life.
For more information and a schedule of classes, see www.harumiyoga.com or call 480-292-9493.