Tucson Well-Fit Classes ~ Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, & Breathwork

 

Time

MonTuesWedThursFriSat
9 – 10am9:30am Brilliant Nature Qi Gong
10-11amStable Hips YogaTai Chi
12 – 1pmHatha FlowYin YogaBreath & Balance (45 min class)
1 – 2pmYoga Nidra (30 mins)

Harmonious

   Yin Yoga

5:00-6:00pmTai ChiTai Chi
6 – 7pm

Mondays
10am Stable Hips Yoga
5pm Tai Chi

Tuesdays
12pm Hatha Flow

Wednesdays
9am Brilliant Nature Qi Gong
12pm Yin Yoga

Thursdays
12pm Breath & Balance (45min)

1pm Yoga Nidra (30 Mins)

5pm Tai Chi

Fridays

1pm Harmonious Yin Yoga

Saturdays

10amTai Chi 

To register for our well-fit classes online…

Please have the class name and time handy. You will need to enter both to be registered for the correct class. Be sure to choose “Envision Wellness Indoor Classroom” as the location to get to see the class list and be sure to contact us if you have questions! 

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Learn More About Our Wellness/Fitness Classes & Our Instructors…

tucson yoga class instructor vanessa rae gomes

Hatha Flow Yoga with Vanessa Rae Gomes

This yoga class focuses on alignment, the connection of breath to movement, and strength. Beginner and continuing students welcome.

Breath and Balance Yoga with Vanessa Rae Gomes

This balance class focuses on strengthening and awareness to improve stability and balance. Beginner and continuing students welcome.

Yoga Nidra with Vanessa Rae Gomes

“Yogic sleep,” is a guided meditation practiced while lying down. It induces a deep rest and relaxation, which helps to reset the nervous system, bringing the body and mind more into balance in daily living. 

About Vanessa

Vanessa Rae Gomes teaches predominantly Hatha yoga, focusing on the connection of movement to breath, alignment, and presence in the moment. In addition to completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training program, she is also certified in Yoga Nidra and Prenatal Yoga. Vanessa’s specialty is the art of integrating essential oils into her yoga classes, aligning their energetic properties for a specific outcome.

Harmonious Yin Yoga with Megan Neal

An integrative all levels Yin Yoga class featuring passive postures held for 3-5 minutes, working the deepest layer of fascia and connective tissue. Includes explorations of yogic philosophy, guided meditation, and pranayama (breath work). Class concludes with savasana, a harmonium instrument and Sanskrit chants. 

Explore this unique style of yin yoga with Megan N. LAc (View Megan’s Bio Here)

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Gemma Krebs LMT Reiki Tucson

Brilliant Nature Qi Gong with Gemma Krebs

The class helps in discovering our connection to nature through moving meditation. This powerful exercise gets energy flowing while grounding the body. Qi gong is a great practice for anyone of any age or ability. This class merges movement that flows like water and enery that connects us to the elemental world.

Flow into this new landscape with Gemma K. LMT (View Gemma’s Bio Here)

Stable Hips Yoga with Shannon Tanner

This is a foundational hatha yoga class great for beginners or anyone who’s done yoga and wants to deepen their practice. This class puts an emphasis on hip mobility by increasing flexibility and strength in the area. A regular hatha yoga practice may also relieve joint pain and fibromyalgia. 

Strong Base Yoga with Shannon Tanner

This yoga class is designed to build strength, flexibility, and stamina within each pose. This is an intermediate class that offers a challenge with modifications when needed for more accessibility.

About Shannon

Shannon came into yoga about 17 years ago, following a knee injury that she was told would require surgery before the age of 25. She was given a handful of physical therapy sessions and a prescription for opioid pain medications. When she asked for alternatives to the opioids for pain management, her physical therapist suggested yoga. For the first few years, her practice was all about managing her pain and strengthening the joints. Slowly, however, she began to develop a deep mind-body connection. It not only helped her manage the injury to the point where surgery was no longer needed, but Shannon started to understand herself better. She learned how to tune into her breath and how that affected her both on and off the mat. Yoga is about connecting breath and movement, power and stillness. She came to yoga simply to manage pain and ended up developing a deeply spiritual practice. Shannon’s goal in teaching yoga is to help guide anyone within their own journey of healing or to simply offer the joy of movement and stillness.

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Tucson Acupuncture Qi Gong Kristi Tynan LAc

Tai Chi with Richard Goodman

Tai Chi is often referred to as moving Yoga. It is a Chinese exercise for physical and mental well-being using a series of easy, slow, deliberate movements and postures, often performed in a sequence. These movements are coordinated with breathing techniques and mental focus for promoting relaxation, reducing stress and improving mental clarity. Tai Chi improves balance, flexibility , strength, and overall health. The history of Tai Chi exceeds one thousand years, representing China’s highest cultural expressions. 

Richard has been studying, practicing and teaching Tai Chi Chuan for over 4 decades. For most of the time, he studied and assisted teaching for Master Tung Kai Ying in his Los Angeles Academy and during multiple teaching trips throughout Europe and Asia. Concurrently, he also taught various classes in Tai Chi for the following: the cities of El Segundo, Gardena and San Pedro; the Redondo Beach Cancer Center; Torrance Memorial Medical Center (TMMC) main campus and Malaga Cove locations; Peck Park in San Pedro overlooking the ocean. Since his retirement in Tucson, he continues to teach four zoom classes (beginning, intermediate, advanced and special forms) for TMMC.

Prior to Tai Chi, Richard was an administrator for numerous psychiatric hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. When he was not teaching or practicing Tai Chi, Richard was either doing medical management consulting, selling commercial and residential real estate while raising his family in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Richard received both his BA and MBA from the University of Arizona. 

Anyone can learn Tai Chi; the old and young, weak and strong, healthy and sick. The only requirement is a desire to learn and have respect for the art, classes, teacher and other students. It is taught one posture at a time, unless following a group class. Ongoing students can progress to fast forms, weapons, push hands and dulien (two-person or more Tai Chi practice).

Master Tung says about Tai Chi, “It is not to display strength, power or violence, but to attain serenity, tranquility and discovery of one’s self. It is truly an exercise of the mind.”

 

Yin Yoga with Courtney Walker

Targeting the deepest, connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body and its channels, Yin yoga consists of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. Beginner and continuing students welcome. 

About Courtney

Courtney found her affinity for yoga as a young adult.  She became an ardent student, reaping benefits both on and off the mat. She was particularly captivated by the mind-body connection she developed as a result. Courtney completed her training at Awakened Life School of Yoga in Amorgos, Greece in 2016. Subsequently, she has been instructing various forms of yoga, Pilates, stretch and barre classes in our community to individuals ranging in age from toddlers to the elderly. She genuinely enjoys inspiriting others to improve wellness and assisting achievement of long-term health initiatives.

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