As gas prices rise and we find ourselves enjoying the sweetness of spring before the sizzling Arizona summer, envision yourself biking to your next class at Gilbert Yoga.
The Town of Gilbert’s Central Trail System features 54 miles of marked bike trails that run along canals. Three trails—Heritage Trail, Santan Vista Trail, and Marathon Trail--run north-south in the overarching system along with one east-west trail (Western Powerline Trail). The trails run adjacent to parks, with each their own oasis; shade under ramadas, drinking fountains, and a myriad of recreational features are found at each pit stop.
Each trail is multi-use so be aware of trail etiquette. The largest, slowest, and least-predictable creatures have the right of way; bikers yield to walking pedestrians who all yield to horses. The concrete slab paths are ten feet wide, and traffic lights control oncoming cars where you must cross major streets.
In front of the studio, you will find bike racks where we encourage you to lock your bikes while you practice.
Arizona summer heat can be a danger for susceptible individuals. Please, please, please acclimate yourself slowly and with awareness. We each experience temperature differently depending on several factors that contribute to overall thermal comfort: clothing insulation, metabolism, and acclimation to name a few. Drink plenty of water and eat your water in the form of structured water (cucumber, melon, and more). Plan your route (see the map and resources below). Try a morning yoga class to beat the hot temperatures later in the day while simultaneously ushering in peace to the powerful early hours of a new day:
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Heather Promise holds Sunrise Yoga from 6-7:10 A.M.
On Wednesdays, Victoria Minnick holds Power Vinyasa Flow from 7-8:10 A.M.
And finally, enjoy the ride….🚴
For more resources to map your path please visit the tools below:
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GILBERT YOGA CULTURE 🍄
cul-ture (n.) : the *Gilbert Yoga* way of life
Gilbert Yoga is a way of life to support Life. The culture of Gilbert Yoga is culture—it is a space to expand from the heart-center and to return again and again to the heart-center. Through movement and breath we experience the miracle of Now!
The Kula–the community arising out of and within Gilbert Yoga– is a canopy of interwoven branches of many diverse lineages and teachers with a myriad of experiences in asana (postures), meditation, and breathwork.
We can accommodate all ages and abilities for all beings to grow, learn, and enjoy life. The wide spectrum of classes and workshops touch on all aspects of supporting a WHOLE life.
🦋starter culture: Katie Corning 🗣@beadmaize 🦋
Gilbert Yoga, a sacred space that elicits a sense of belonging; a sense of returning hOMe🕉
Where yoga is made accessible to all ages, sizes, and shapes. Everybody is honored; you are welcome to come Be, simply as you Are.
Gilbert Yoga helps their students reconnect to Love and appreciation for this miraculous Now moment.The large variety of offerings G.Y. brings to the commUNITY, allows for ample opportunity to practice alignment with your Highest Self!
The wide spectrum of weekly classes at Gilbert Yoga accommodates for All Levels and Abilities.
Teachers provide a safe and nurturing environment while sharing in the joys of yoga with the community.
Gilbert Yoga also offers the finest Yoga Teacher Training education in the greater Southwest, including 200hr, 300hr, and Prenatal teacher programs. Registered with @yogaalliance , these comprehensive programs are an immersion into the rich traditions of yoga 🧘
Simply put, whether you are attending a weekly class, dropping-in on a special Workshop, participating in a Teacher Training, or enjoying a Yoga Retreat…Gilbert Yoga is holding the space for You to gently come back to yourSelf, in a safe, supportive, and all-inclusive environment 🙏
Discover for yourSelf why Gilbert Yoga is unique… Enjoy! 🦋
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Tantra is That is.
"Tantra is for someone who practices all the paths because all the paths encompass Tantra." - Frederick Lenz
In Sanskrit, Tantra means "to weave.” Tantra allows us to braid threads of movement (dynamic postures), mantra (sound expression), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation (relaxed, single-pointed focus) to explore the inner U-niverse. Self-study, or “svādhyāya” in Sanskrit, is a central theme of the practice.
The practice arose in the first century out of a need to craft a yoga for all ways of Being. Early practitioners directly opposed the notion that a certain caste of people were entirely cast out from a spiritual path (Yoga Journal). Turning focus inward allows us to discover the world as We are, and empowers each individual to discover and re-discover the multidimensional Being that Is.
This path of yoga is a powerful way to cultivate whole body health and radical awareness. The lasting results of your Presence in individual classes will have a cumulative effect, and consistent practice will automatically expand abundance, attractiveness and concentration.
The Tantra class offered at Gilbert Yoga with Heather Promise is accessible and fun for all levels of humanness.
Come One, Come All.
Are you IN-TRANCED and ready to practice with us?
Every Thursday at 10:30-11:40 a.m. you can practice tantra with Heather Promise, owner of Gilbert Yoga.
Looking to expand, implode, or deepen your practice outside of the studio?
Try Eye/I Gazing!
-Find a willing participant (a friend, coworker, elder, stranger, etc.) and sit across from each other.
-With a relaxed gaze, maintain eye contact for as long as thirty seconds to infinity.
*If there is no One around, try it with yourself in a mirror….same difference! :)
Listen to what wells up from within You during this practice.
Eye gazing cultivates a practice of intimacy, trust, and well-being.