Energy and Functional Yoga Classes—November Schedule 2019

Paullene Caraher

Energy and Functional Yoga classes are held at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, upper level.

Regular Yoga:

Morning: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:40 to 8:50 a.m.

Afternoon: Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

No class on Thanksgiving Day

Energy Yoga includes tapping and slapping the body to increase movement of blood and energy through the body. This slapping or tapping is an ancient Martial Arts method of getting energy, QI, flowing through the body. We do this at the beginning of most classes. It is a good practice for you to do at home to wake up your body and spirit.

Functional Yoga means each pose is done to enhance a specific function of the body: to strengthen a muscle, to build the bones, to activate the myofascial tissue, to activate and restore joint movement, and thereby feel more energetic and move without pain. The feet are the foundation of the skeletal system, and the hips are the stabilizers. Correct posture is necessary to have the bones, muscles, and internal organs function in an optimal manner. The goal is not to be super flexible but enough to enjoy life with activities you find fun. Some like dancing, playing golf, driving, hiking, swimming, and others like tennis, Tai Chi, yoga, and walking the dog.

Schedule of Classes:


Monday: Yoga for Bone Mass Strength

Tuesday: Yin Yoga—Stretching and Joints

Thursday: Healing from the Inside Out


Monday: Yin—Stretching, Strength, and Joint work

Tuesday: Yoga for Bone Mass and Strength

Thursday: Healing from the Inside Out

Nidra Yoga is done on the second Tuesday for the morning class. This is a relaxing and meditative practice to relieve stress. Either lie down or relax in a chair. Listen to Paullene’s voice as your body relaxes and your mind is guided into a restful state of consciousness and awareness. This gives the cells a chance to recuperate while you are quieting the mind.

Remember, new participants are welcome. It’s easy to follow along feeling the camaraderie of shared yoga energy. Bring a donation and a mat; mats are available in the room.

How do I sign up? Call or text Paullene Caraher at 602-292-7858 or email a[email protected] or call or text Peggy Mottel at 480-440-9653.