SCW Yoga is a club for Sun City West residents and their guests to learn and practice yoga.
Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Guided Meditation classes are offered by experienced and dedicated instructors. Beginning to advanced yoga classes are offered.
JOINING IS EASY!
Membership is open to Sun City West residents at a cost of $10.00 per year. Memberships are sold on a calendar-year basis. It is not possible for the Yoga Club to pro-rate memberships. A current Sun City West recreation card is required to purchase a membership.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR CARDS!
To ensure that participants are bona fide members in the Yoga Club and SCW residents/tenants, monitors are instructed ask to see your Yoga Club and SCW rec cards. Please bring these cards to each class to enjoy the benefits we have to offer. The Yoga Club is not able to process the Sun City West key fob for payments or for identification. Please bring your Yoga Club card, SCW rec card ID, and cash or a prepaid card to each class.
GUESTS ARE WELCOME
Yoga Club members can bring visiting guests to classes up to four times per year per guest. For insurance purposes, non-resident SCW guests will be asked to sign a guest waiver prior to class. Please allow sufficient time to fill out this paperwork. Your guest must pay the appropriate instructor fee.
Renters with a tenant member recreation card can join the Yoga Club and take classes.
Please Arrive Before Class Begins!
Late arrivals disrupt the teacher, the monitors, and your fellow students. If the class you wish to attend is already in session, please do not enter.
All classes start exactly at the time posted on our schedule. Please check in and be set up and ready before the class begins.
Want to try a class?
If you would like to try out classes, you may come as a guest two times prior to joining the Yoga Club.
NOTE: INSTRUCTOR FEES APPLY EVEN IF YOU ARE TRYING A CLASS AS A VISITOR.
Instructor-led classes cost either $2.00 or $4.00 per person, depending on the certification of the instructor. Cash (small bills, please!) or check are accepted. Prepaid cards that do not expire are available for purchase at every class and are preferred to cut down on the amount of cash monitors must process.
PLEASE NOTE: Prepaid cards are NOT REPLACEABLE and NOT REFUNDABLE. Please guard your card as if it is cash.
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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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 mentions 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!
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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
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