Category Archives: Yoga Wall

Spirit of Yoga Birth of theWall

State of the art Yoga Studio and Yoga Teacher Training Facility Spirit of Yoga (SOY) is introducing its “Off The WallYoga Wall Classes.  The Yoga Wall uses specialized belts and harnesses that secure into a socket system in the wall.  These belts allow for a greater variety of Yoga Postures.  In this unique practice, gravity is utilized as a natural form of resistance, which can help students develop strong core muscles.

The BIRTH of Spirit of Yoga’s YOGA WALL:

• Can help improve overall flexibility and mobility in the joints and spine
• Builds strength in both the large and small muscle groups
• Aides access to various muscle groups in poses difficult to achieve on the mat
• Offers therapeutic benefits for injuries, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, & Sciatica
• Can be a training tool to aid competitive athletes in cross-training
• Can help yoga students work through fear and build confidence
• Enables and deepens many postures, inversions, movements and restorative poses

It is said in Yoga, that “you are only as old as your spine.”  Thus, as long as you have a healthy and flexible spine, your ability to participate in life is endless!  The Yoga Wall allows you to open your the spine in every direction without compression and hang upside down in your yoga practice.  Here is just a taste of some “Off The Wall” action!

Spirit of Yoga , located in the Tempe City Center complex at 1420 E. Southern Ave.,Tempe, AZ 85282 also features a beautiful environment to enrich the yoga practice and experience:

• A ceiling-high Japanese torii gate as you enter the yoga studio
• Three large yoga studio spaces for teacher training and classes open to the public
• Unique Hatha Gong Yoga featuring a large gong to deepen and seal poses during yoga
• Amazing views out studio windows of lush, park-like exterior grounds
• A complete supply of yoga equipment and gifts
• Elegant, nature-inspired interior design and tranquil aesthetics

Visit to read more and see the ‘Off The Wall’ class schedule, which is open to the public.

Are YOU Ready To Explore Or Expand Your Yoga Practice?

For those of you who do not know, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts provides amazing Yoga Education!  DISCOVER AND DEEPEN YOUR YOGA ROOTS at SWIHA’s beautiful, auxiliary classroom in Tempe, A.Z., called Spirit Of Yoga.. Are YOU ready to explore or expand your own Yoga Practice?

Choose From SWIHA’s Enriched Yoga Teacher Training Options Based on Our Principles Of Unity Yoga!

Unity Yoga strives to teach an authentic expression of yoga with a transformational approach, honoring a diversity of practices and belief systems. Our program is based on the principle that yoga is a unifying tool for creating health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection. Our commitment is to provide structure, yet educational freedom, so all may find their own truth, while incorporating a ‘living yoga’ approach to their lives.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 200

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ enriched 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training will deepen your initial yoga foundation through the principles of Unity Yoga.  The core of this training includes an introduction to classic yoga philosophy and primary understanding of the Yoga Sutras.  YTT 200 is designed to fully prepare you to take the Advanced Yoga program, either 600 or 800, which is customized to suit your authentic yoga practice, self-expression and connection to Spirit.

3/20/2012 ~ Tuesday / Thursday 9am – 12pm
5/8/2012 ~ Tuesday / Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm
5/20/2012 ~ Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm ~ FAST TRACK

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 600

The 600-hour Yoga Teacher Training builds upon the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved program. Whether you have completed the SWIHA Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 200 Hour program, or you have completed a program elsewhere, we invite you to join us for our Advanced YTT.  In this program you will be able to pick and choose from our enriched, customized modules, and complete them at your leisure.  Alongside these useful modules, choose one primary specialty totaling 100 hours or beneficial electives, or one primary specialty totaling 200 hours!  Upon completion of your modules and chosen electives you will complete an Advanced YTT Practicum, supervised by a Master Yoga Instructor.

5/20/2012 ~ Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm ~ FAST TRACK

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 800
The 800-hour Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist Diploma Program builds upon the 600-hour Yoga Teacher Training, with 200 hours allocated to developing either one or two therapeutic modalities to serve clients one-on-one.  Associate Polarity Practitioner, Transformational Yoga Coaching or Yoga Nidra, are highly recommended specializations.  The 800-hour YTT program is also designed to align with other therapeutic specializations such as Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Thai Massage, Reflexology, etc.  Students in the 800-hour program will become well versed in safety and entrepreneurship through First Aid and CPR Certification and business development courses.

3/20/2012 ~ Tuesday / Thursday 9am – 12pm
5/8/2012 ~ Tuesday / Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Spirit of Yoga is Southwest Institute of Healing Art’s world-class yoga studio and teacher training center.  Their intention is to provide a sanctuary to those who seek yoga as a path to self-realization and celebrate the personal-spiritual connection inherent within the practice of yoga.  Spirit of Yoga offers regularly scheduled drop-in yoga classes to the community at our tranquil, state of the art yoga studio and auxiliary facility, including an amazing Yoga Wallsecond largest one in AZ.  Their clients love that they offer a comprehensive studio class schedule of diverse yoga styles because it empowers them to customize their individual yoga practice.