A Tucson Yoga Studio
A mindful approach for yoga
at all levels

 

 

Mindful Yoga Studio, 1101 N. Wilmot #123, next to Trader Joe’s

Mindful Yoga Studio is a safe haven for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Our teachers are experienced in Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Back Care.

Class Schedule

Monday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Tanja Bungardt-PriceTanja is a Certified Yoga teacher, E-RYT 300. She's also a NAMA Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Ayurvedic Counselor, Panchakarma bodyworker (Abhyanga, Svedana, Shirodara), Educator, Professional member of NAMA, Board member of CAC (The Council of Ayurvedic Credentialing), Ayurveda lecturer at University of Arizona Integrative program (IMER), founding member of Ayurveda Professionals of Arizona (APAA), Ayurveda teacher at Arizona School of Integrative Studies (ASIS), Faculty member (Ayurveda studies at Yoga Teacher Training (Heaven meets Earth, Evanston, IL)
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Pam RonstadtPam Ronstadt, E-RYT 200, 500, YACEP, began studying yoga at the suggestion of her doctor and immediately saw the benefits. The desire to share those benefits with others led Pam to take yoga teacher training in 2009, and she began teaching in 2010. Pam has a deep respect for the history and culture of yoga and embraces yoga in its many styles, teaching traditional Hatha in its many forms, Power Flow, Yin and meditation. Pam brings a compassionate approach and, as a bookworm at heart, she also is constantly in study about the history, foundations and teachings of yoga, which she passes on to her students. For her, yoga is more than an asana practice; it is a way in which to live her life.
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Hatha All LevelsSuitable for all levels.  Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. with Becky ThomasbeckyThe beauty of yoga is that it is adaptable, modifiable and individual. Yoga should not be one size fits all! Through Becky’s teachings, she will help you listen to your body and your breath, which enables you to actually be your own “best” teacher. Becky’s teaching style is Hatha yoga and she specializes in yoga for beginners, yoga for people over 50, correct yoga alignment principles and yoga with a healing focus.  Yoga has helped Becky navigate through stressful and difficult times as well as joyful and expansive times which inspired her to share the transformative and awaking power of yoga with others and become a yoga teacher.  Becky has been teaching since 2002 and is certified at the E-RYT 500 hour level with the Yoga Alliance and has 300 hour (HEY) Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy certification.   Becky helps each of her students to enjoy their own path of yoga and to remember that the journey is equally as important as the destination.  Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Gentle & RestorativeThis class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Cancer survivors, and students with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions welcome. No prior yoga experience required. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Shraddha is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist and offers sessions at Mindful Yoga. Save Save Save Save Save
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Beginning Yoga for Back Care with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Gentle & RestorativeThis class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Cancer survivors, and students with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions welcome. No prior yoga experience required. with Emily Mattimoe

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Hatha Level 2Hold poses longer, while exploring them in greater depth and detail. You will learn poses that require more strength and be introduced to arm balances, inversions, and full back bends. You will also work with the bandhas and more advanced breath practices.  At this level, we assume you can read your own body and practice within your own limits while approaching the more complicated poses in a safe way. with Becky ThomasbeckyThe beauty of yoga is that it is adaptable, modifiable and individual. Yoga should not be one size fits all! Through Becky’s teachings, she will help you listen to your body and your breath, which enables you to actually be your own “best” teacher. Becky’s teaching style is Hatha yoga and she specializes in yoga for beginners, yoga for people over 50, correct yoga alignment principles and yoga with a healing focus.  Yoga has helped Becky navigate through stressful and difficult times as well as joyful and expansive times which inspired her to share the transformative and awaking power of yoga with others and become a yoga teacher.  Becky has been teaching since 2002 and is certified at the E-RYT 500 hour level with the Yoga Alliance and has 300 hour (HEY) Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy certification.   Becky helps each of her students to enjoy their own path of yoga and to remember that the journey is equally as important as the destination.  Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Hatha All Levels & Yin with Pam RonstadtPam Ronstadt, E-RYT 200, 500, YACEP, began studying yoga at the suggestion of her doctor and immediately saw the benefits. The desire to share those benefits with others led Pam to take yoga teacher training in 2009, and she began teaching in 2010. Pam has a deep respect for the history and culture of yoga and embraces yoga in its many styles, teaching traditional Hatha in its many forms, Power Flow, Yin and meditation. Pam brings a compassionate approach and, as a bookworm at heart, she also is constantly in study about the history, foundations and teachings of yoga, which she passes on to her students. For her, yoga is more than an asana practice; it is a way in which to live her life.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Hatha All LevelsSuitable for all levels.  Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.

Thursday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Intermediate Yoga for Back CareIntermediate Back Care Explore variations on postures for back care in a more uptempo setting. This class is for continuing students. New to yoga or beginners start with beginning back care class or gentle yoga. Some yoga experience recommended for this class. with Nadia HlibkaNadia began practicing Mindful Yoga in 2003 when waiting to enroll in a massage therapy program at Providence Institute in Tucson. A certified massage therapist (Chinese Qi Gong focus), aesthetician, Reiki healer and artist, Nadia has been teaching in various disciplines for many years. Nadia is a graduate of the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified teacher. She brings her depth of body awareness and anatomy to Hatha Yoga classes and integrates pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and energy practices with asana.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Yoga for Men Non Competitive All Levels with Jim LipsonjimJim’s practice grew out of a desire to keep active and stay warm through the long, cold winters in upstate New York. Jim moved to the desert in 1983. With a practice anchored in the breath, Jim strives to deliver a class that allows students to learn and maximize what they can get from a pose while supporting them in cultivating a practice that serves their own bodies and needs. Through individualized attention and instruction, his classes help students embrace their potential and limits, through proper alignment, modifications and when appropriate, with props and gentle hands-on adjustments. Jim’s 200-hour teacher certification is with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Gentle Yoga for Back CareGentle Yoga An easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. Back Care Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment and freedom from pain. This class is for those wishing to prevent and alleviate back and neck problems.  A gentle practice suitable for new students and students of all levels regardless of back issues. with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Yin & Restorative with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Shraddha is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist and offers sessions at Mindful Yoga. Save Save Save Save Save

Friday

  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Shraddha is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist and offers sessions at Mindful Yoga. Save Save Save Save Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Hatha All LevelsSuitable for all levels.  Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. with Frank Jude Boccio
    Frank Jude Boccio Yoga Teacher and Dharma Teacher, ordained by Korean Zen Master, Samu Sunim, Frank Jude has a post-graduate diploma in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland. His eclectic approach is influenced by his study of a variety of Yoga approaches and over 40 years of Dharma practice, evidenced by his emphasis on mindfulness and compassionate action. His book, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind is the first to apply the Buddha’s mindfulness meditation teachings (satipatthana) to asana practice. He has written for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, Spring Wind, Namaskar and Experience Life, and has been anthologized in several books including 21st Century Yoga, Commit To Sit and Freeing The Body/Freeing The Mind. He has served on the Board of Directors for New Leaf Yoga Foundation, bringing Mindfulness Yoga to underserved communities throughout Ontario, Canada and has taught in many yoga teacher trainings including the first Pure Yoga training in Asia and is a founding faculty for Moksha/Modo Yoga.

Saturday

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Jen Estrada
    Jen is a graduate of the inaugural Mindful Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Program. A public school educator, Jen is passionate about teaching, learning and honoring the teacher and the learner in every person. She loves taking the lessons of yoga and meditation off the mat and into everyday life.
  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Hatha Mixed LevelThis class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Asanas are held for a number of breaths to allow you to open and release into each pose. Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body's capacity. All levels are welcome and variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga. with Becky ThomasbeckyThe beauty of yoga is that it is adaptable, modifiable and individual. Yoga should not be one size fits all! Through Becky’s teachings, she will help you listen to your body and your breath, which enables you to actually be your own “best” teacher. Becky’s teaching style is Hatha yoga and she specializes in yoga for beginners, yoga for people over 50, correct yoga alignment principles and yoga with a healing focus.  Yoga has helped Becky navigate through stressful and difficult times as well as joyful and expansive times which inspired her to share the transformative and awaking power of yoga with others and become a yoga teacher.  Becky has been teaching since 2002 and is certified at the E-RYT 500 hour level with the Yoga Alliance and has 300 hour (HEY) Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy certification.   Becky helps each of her students to enjoy their own path of yoga and to remember that the journey is equally as important as the destination.  Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Sivananda Hatha Yoga Cancelled with Staff

Sunday

  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Kristy ZappkristyKristy was raised in the Midwest and moved to Tucson more than 20 years ago, for the beauty and climate. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 30 years and takes great pride in helping others enrich their lives. In May 2015, she graduated from Session Yoga Teacher Training with an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance. Her special interests include Yoga For EVERYBody (Bigger Bodies/ All-Inclusive Classes), Yoga For Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Anxiety. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a love for the healing power of Yoga. Currently, she offers Yoga For Every Body at Mindful East, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in a “judgment-free zone” where we can be ourselves and explore possibilities together.
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Candlelit RestorativeGive yourself the gift of relaxation. In this class the body is supported in postures that are held for a longer period of time, using the support of props (blankets, blocks and bolsters) to feel at ease and find comfort in each pose. It is a softer practice designed to bring the body - muscles, joints, vital organs - back into its natural balance and state of grace. This is a relaxing, rejuvenating class open to all yogis. with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.

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Today’s Classes

  • 9:00 am - Rise and Shine All Levels
  • 10:30 am - Yin & Gentle
  • 6:30 pm - Hatha All Levels

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Mindful Yoga Studio
1101 N. Wilmot Road, #123
Tucson, AZ  85712
info@mindfulyogatucson.com

Mindful Yoga Studio

Mindful Yoga Studio
1101 N. Wilmot Rd., #123
Tucson, AZ  85712