Health and Wellness


Desert Foothills YMCA offers a FREE yoga class every Monday at 11 a.m. beginning Oct. 28 at the Sundial, 101 Easy St.

This free class, open to all experience levels, explores yoga movement outdoors, with Black Mountain as a beautiful backdrop, and the soothing sounds of the reflecting pool underneath the Sundial.

No need to sign up in advance - bring along a yoga mat (and a friend!) and join us for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience!

About the Instructor:
Kathryn Turnwald has been practicing yoga since 2007 – studying at both SWIHA and Sutra Midtown. She believes yoga is a relationship with one's self - an exploration of comfort, strength, mind and body. She feels it is important people understand yoga is for everyone and not just something you do on a mat, but that it is a practice of self love, of honoring your limits and of taking yourself on a journey of awareness. 

What attendees are saying...
"My wife Linda and I have TRULY appreciated the Monday yoga classes sponsored by the "Y" near the Pavilions!  Our enjoyment in no small way can be directly attributed to the excellent instruction, wonderfully communicated to the students in a very 'non-judgmental' style by one of the finest teachers that we have ever taken yoga classes from - Kathryn!  Both you and the "Y" should be proud to have the likes of Kathryn representing you!"
Mark from Minnetonka, MN

Lifestyle Balance with Qigong Tai Chi 
Tai Chi Easy Class

Every Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St. Class is $10 

 “Qi” or “Chi” means energy. "Gong" is translated as work or cultivation. "Qigong" refers to the exercise of one’s internal energy. Qigong exercises are designed to cultivate Mind, Body and Spirit by revitalizing one's "Chi" - the life force energy - with deep breathing and synchronized movements. Everyone has "Chi", but most people don't understand how to use it.

The practical components of healing and stress management are the most effective aspects of the tradition in Qigong practice. Qigong enhances the bodies natural healing and spontaneous balance through training to relax, concentrate and use minimal physical effort.

To learn more about the benefits of Tai Chi and instructor Bina Bou, visit Lifestyle Balance with Qigong Tai Chi.