The Sun City West Yoga Club is open to all Sun City West residents (including renters with SCW rec center cards) and their guests. The Yoga Club offers mat yoga, chair yoga, guided meditation, foam roller, stretching, and (coming soon) Pilates. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are available. Choose just the right yoga classes for your needs.
Where are classes held?
Studio classes are held in the yoga studio at the Beardsley Recreation Center.
Please arrive 5 to 30 minutes before the class starts.
Please bring your own props (at least one yoga block is highly recommended.) COVID rules do not allow use of club props.
What do classes cost, and how do I pay?
Studio classes are $4 per person.
Payment is by prepaid card only; cash is not accepted.
Prepaid cards do not expire and are available for purchase in denominations of $20 or $40 at every class by check payable to SCW Yoga Club (cash is not accepted.)
You can attend up to four classes before joining the club.
Note: Prepaid cards are not replaceable and not refundable.
How do I join the SCW Yoga Club?
Annual membership for the calendar year is $10. Checks only, payable to SCW Yoga Club.
Purchase membership by coming to any class (arriving 5 to 30 minutes before the class starts.) Class monitors will give you a membership card.
Please bring your membership card to every class.
Note: Members on record in 2020 do not need to rejoin in 2021.
Who are our instructors?
The Sun City West Yoga Club instructors are among the most experienced and dedicated yoga practitioners you'll find anywhere. With their years of yoga practice and teaching experience, beginning to advanced yoga students enjoy a safe yet challenging yoga workout tailored to their individual needs. To
learn more about our instructors:
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Good to Know!
Please Use Fragrances Sparingly in Class
Most of us don’t even think about chemical sensitivities when we spray on perfume or cologne, but for some residents this can be a severe problem, so the Rec Centers have asked the community to keep this in mind as they go about their activities and attend our events.
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Learn More About the Fascinating World of Fascia!
Gil Hedley: Fascia and stretching: The Fuzz Speech
Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing
Article from Rejuvenation Lounge
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Asana, mudra, namaste, and more
What do these words mean that we hear in class? Here's a list of commonly heard yoga terms.
Seven Principles of Alignment in Yoga
Yoga instructor Carol Fuller frequently mentioned the Seven Principles of Alignment in class. Follow the link below to learn more about the Principles. And don't forget Carol's 8th Principle: SMILE!
Foam Rolling - Applying the Technique of Self Myofacial Release
Article from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
Is Yoga an Exercise? Studies Say 'Yes'
Article in Forbes
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Twelve Minutes of Yoga For Bone Health
Article in the New York Times
See What We Do!
Take a look at our video to see what we do in class. Then head over to ABOUT to learn about how you can join the club.
How can I help out as a class monitor?
Classes cannot be held without monitors. Monitors handle check-in, sales of prepaid cards and memberships, and answer questions.
To sign up for monitoring a class, come to the class and tell the monitor.
The monitor will show you the monitor schedule for the class.
Write your name on the dates you want to monitor.
Add the dates and times to your calendar as a reminder.
Read Monitor Guidelines to see what monitors do.
Note: Only members of the SCW Yoga Club can be monitors.