Mesa Rim’s yoga studio offers a wide variety of yoga styles for all levels, from traditional to modern practices.
Our instructors bring vast experience, knowledge, and passion for the practice to each and every class they teach. And there’s something for everyone. From low-intensity, gentle and restorative options to 60-minute power hour classes designed to challenge your strength and endurance, there’s a class for everyone – every day.
We do not provide mats, blocks, and blankets at this time so please make sure to bring your own!
When you arrive to the gym, simply tell the friendly front desk staff member checking you in that you’d like to take the next class and they’ll give you a token to secure your spot.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear?
Choose athletic clothing that is comfortable and allows you to move freely.
What equipment do I need?
You are encouraged to bring your own mat and towel. Mesa Rim also offers yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets for anyone to use for no additional cost.
Do I need prior yoga experience?
Absolutely not! We offer a variety of classes and styles in order to meet the needs of our community. You are welcome in every class! Some of our classes move more quickly or at a higher intensity, while others are more restful or move at a slower pace. Take a peek at the description of the class you’re interested in attending to get a feel for the level of challenge offered. Feel free to tell your instructor that you’re new before class begins so they can better support you.
In addition, there are many ways to modify poses to address your specific needs. Our instructors are well equipped to give you alternatives and variations, especially if you ask for them! Our instructors are always happy to give you some extra help and ensure you have a great experience.
If you’re looking for a slower pace or lower intensity, check out release and restore, yin yoga, or slow flow classes.
I’m not very flexible. Can I still do yoga?
Of course! Yoga can be a helpful tool if you’re looking to increase your range of motion, but there is no requirement to turn yourself into a pretzel! Everyone’s body moves differently, so everyone’s yoga practice will look a little different. Our instructors are well equipped to help you find your most beneficial version of any pose, and will demonstrate the use of props to create best alignment.
What is proper yoga studio etiquette?
- Leave your phone and any other distracting items in a locker or cubby outside the studio.
- Shoes are not permitted on the yoga floor – kick your shoes off before entering (socks are okay if you like, though it’s best to practice in bare feet).
- Arrive a bit early for class to give yourself enough time to set up your space. If you need to leave yoga class early, let your instructor know before the class begins. Please exit as quietly as possible to avoid distracting your fellow yogis.
- You’re invited to bring your own personal mat to use in class. If you decide to borrow a mat, please spray and wipe off your mat (and any props you’ve used) after class and hang your mat to dry on the provided drying racks. Tea tree oil spray and small towels are provided in the prop room for cleaning.
- Some of our classes get pretty full. Be mindful of where you place your mat and props to leave space for others. We appreciate it!
What are the benefits of yoga for climbers?
Physically, yoga promotes strength, flexibility, functional range of motion, body awareness, proprioception, stress reduction, and balance. It can help prevent injury by balancing muscle tension and providing counter actions to the primary movements involved in climbing. Our more relaxed yoga classes also support downgrading your nervous system to promote tissue repair and recovery.
Yoga teaches breath awareness and steady breathing cultivation. Many of our classes will create a space for you to synchronize your breath to your movement This is a powerful tool for efficient climbing.
Mentally, yoga promotes being completely engaged in the present moment: immersed in your experience while also aware of how you’re reacting to that experience. Yoga can help you find the mental state that supports climbing enjoyment and peak performance.
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