Thursday, August 27, 2015

Moksha Yoga Phoenix

I think it's important to make time for yoga while on vacation. On a recent trip to Phoenix, I tried out a new studio in north Phoenix. Moksha Yoga opened before I moved to Chicago, but I didn't have a chance to try it while I was living in Phoenix. Since then, one of my favorite yoga instructors has moved her classes there. I had to check it out.

I did some homework on Moksha's website and found new students only pay $5. That's an incredible deal for a class. I also saw that yoga teachers can get monthly memberships for $50. That made me wish I still lived in Phoenix. You can spend that much for a week of classes.

Moksha is located in a shopping center near Piestewa Peak. It's only a couple of miles from my home in Phoenix. The outside of the studio was kind of plain, but the inside has lovely, spacious yoga rooms. If you look at the schedule, you'll see classes taught by the most well-known and respected yoga teachers in Phoenix. Class types include Ashtanga, Core Flow, Nidra and Master Flow, which is what I took. The back of the space had all the props you could need and mats to borrow, something I appreciate because I couldn't fit my mat in my carry-on. I think it's a nice touch when studios don't charge for mat rental.

The instructor, Angie, has recently traveled to India to further her teacher training, and that shows in her classes. She incorporates more chanting than before and we began class with breathing techniques that aren't always done in yoga classes nowadays. I'll definitely be back to Moksha next time I am in Phoenix for work. In the winter months, it would work out so well to hike Piestewa and then take a class, or vice versa.