Trina Becksted



(Scottsdale, AZ) Ade’ McCray joins Bodywork for Life to begin teaching new Pilates sessions. Having over a decade’s worth of experience, Ade’ will bring his unique form to this classic exercise.

Ade’ has been involved in health, fitness and dance since childhood in Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and received his postgraduate degree from The Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York. Ade’ was contracted for six years with The Bavarian State Opera in Munich as a guest performer and choreographer.

His love for dance and the desire to prevent injuries led him to discover the benefits and beauty of Pilates. In 2001 he began teaching Pilates in Germany, working primarily with dancers and athletes. In 2006 Ade’ moved to Arizona where he obtained his Stott Pilates education and Polestar Pilates Certification. Since then he has been working in a physical therapy environment inspiring clients to meet their goals, whether rehabilitative or fitness related. He is very proficient in identifying anatomical imbalances and providing the proper exercises to correct and improve them.

Bodywork for Life, run by owner Cindy Bates, uses a multidisciplinary approach to successfully treat musculoskeletal pain and injuries and promote healthy living. Many individuals follow a plan of care integrating Massage Therapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Pilates and Movement Therapy. Singularly, these are highly effective treatment modalities, and together they complement one another.
Bodywork for Life offers the most innovative and extensive therapeutic treatments proven to be successful in relieving pain, restoring mobility and balance, increasing strength and flexibility, enhancing athletic performance, accelerating healing time for injuries and surgeries, and providing optimum health and wellness.

Cindy Bates is the owner of Bodywork for Life and has been a Certified Neuromuscular and Structural Integration Therapist since 1995. Using her extensive training in treating sports injuries and chronic pain, Cindy combines advanced techniques along with Frequency Specific Microcurrent to successfully treat many conditions.

Bodywork for Life is located at 7629 E Pinnacle Peak Rd #118, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. For more information about private and duet sessions for individual needs see or call 480/595.0246.


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(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 or call 480-292-9493.

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