Yoga means “yoke” or unite. We practice yoga as we seek to unite body, mind and spirit. We cultivate a connection to ourselves and others. Yoga teaches us that there is no separation we are all one. As we find peace within, we learn ways to share that peace with others.  

Yoga is an empowering mind-body practice. It integrates the mind, body and spirit with the goal to cultivate balance, calm, harmony, awareness, and acceptance. We learn to hold space for ourselves and others. Beyond the physical practice, yoga focuses on unwinding, undoing, relaxing, and letting go. Yoga cultivates the flow of “prana” “life force” through the body as we link movement to breath. It becomes a moving meditation – we learn to let go of that which no longer serves us, and create space for new growth.  

THRIVE YOGA

WELCOME TO

Our mission is to empower others to live healthier and happier through yoga and meditation. We offer a variety of classes to support your journey to wellness through asana (movement), pranayama (breathing), dhyana (meditation) and most importantly, sangha (community). Join us in spreading love and light!

Use the code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get your first class free for one of our regularly scheduled classes.

Strength + Flexibility equals power. Learn to improve flexibility while creating stability in the body. Strengthen and tone the muscles while increasing mobility and balance.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Link movement and breath, strengthen and tone the body and bring balance to body, mind and soul through yoga. This class is beginner friendly. If you’ve never done yoga, come learn! I also offer variations to make the class more accessible or more challenging. This class is for adults and teens. 
When booking for the first time enter code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get the first class free.

Yoga for kids, fun and playful yoga class to connect body and mind. Explore movement, breath and mindfulness in a fun environment. This class is great for younger kids, energetic kids, boy energy and families with multiple kids in class. We start with lots of energy and movement, then learn relaxation and meditation techniques they can do in class or where ever they go. Ages 5-12
When booking for the first time enter code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get the first class free.

You are worth nurturing. No matter your size, weight, shape. Practice finding gratitude and being present with what is. Nurturing yoga practice to promote healthy relationship with your body. The entire practice is laying down in supported postures. Restorative yoga is a gentle class with the aid of props- blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps. Dress warm and comfortable. Bring socks. This practice is great for anyone looking to slow down, to relieve stress, and practice self care.

Yoga for Preteens (ages 9-13) is a fun mind/body class to build strength and flexibility in body and mind. Learn breathing techniques as tools to calm down, reset and regulate mental and emotional states. We begin with awareness to the breath, go through yoga postures linking breath and movement, then practice meditation and breathing techniques before final relaxation in savasana. 
When booking for the first time enter code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get the first class free.

Ages 13+. Yoga for Teens is a great way to connect body and mind, build strength and flexibility and de stress. Learn breathing techniques to calm down, reset and regulate mental and emotional states. Great for body, mind and spirit.
When booking for the first time enter code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get the first class free.

Ignite your inner fire and get fit while having fun in vinyasa flow yoga in a heated room (85-95 degrees). All levels welcome, variations provided at every level. Recommended, bring water and towel (hand towel and a towel to cover your mat).
When booking for the first time enter code "FIRST-YOGA-FREE" to get the first class free.

Restorative yoga is a gentle class with the aid of props- blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps. Dress warm and comfortable. Bring socks. This practice is great for anyone looking to slow down, to relieve stress, to calm the excessive mind chatter, or even those recovering from injuries.

Yoga Flow

Kids Yoga

Pre-Teen Yoga

Restorative Yoga for Healthy Body Image

Yoga for Teens

Warm Yoga

Restorative Yoga

I also offer private, semi private and group classes. I work with sports teams, office work events and families. Please feel free to reach out and discuss any of those options.

STUDIO TIPS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Come 10 minutes early to yoga class so you can setup your mat and be prepared to start on time

2. When you are seated on your mat 10 minutes early your body can acclimate to the temperature and you have a chance to quiet your mind. This preparation makes your practice more effective.

3. Leave your cellphone in your car, or silent with your shoes so as to not disturb the class

4. Arriving early also gives you a chance to ask the teacher any questions you may have.

We recommend preregistering for classes. Booking ahead of time with our booking site or app guarantees your spot and allows us to communicate best with you. When you register, you can also fill out the waiver online. Drop-in's and members can just show up to the studio before 5-10 minutes before class. Please allow enough time to get settled, check in, and set up your mat. Please note, special classes, workshops & series do require preregistration. 

Be sure to drink plenty of fluids during the day (and everyday!) so that you are well hydrated for class. Avoid eating too much (a big lunch or dinner) an hour or so before practicing yoga. Please arrive 10 minutes early to meet your teacher and get to know the studio. After your first flow yoga class, it is normal to be sore for a day or two. It’s a good idea to return for a second class within a few days. Like any other form of exercise, it is important to rehydrate and replenish the body with water and a healthy meal. 

If you have a mat, please bring it with you. There are mats at the studio to borrow or purchase if you do not have one of your own. We suggest bringing a hand towel and a full water bottle. 

Do I need to pre-register?

Before you begin any new form of physical exercise always consult your doctor and be sure this yoga style is right for you.

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PHYSICAL BENEFITS

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL BENEFITS

References:

Harvard Medical School, (2016). An Introduction to Yoga. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ISBN 978-1-61401-113-2.
Harvard Medical School, (2017). Guide to Yoga, 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility. Da Capo Press. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9780738219363.

Harvard Medical School, (2016). An Introduction to Yoga. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ISBN 978-1-61401-113-2.

Harvard Medical School, (2017). Guide to Yoga, 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility. Da Capo Press. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9780738219363.

- Improves strength
- Improves balance
- Improves coordination
- Improves circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Improves breathing capacity
- Eases pain, including back pain and joint pain
- Reduces arthritis pain, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves the function of the cardiovascular system
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Lowers triglycerides
- Improves blood glucose levels
- Improves insulin resistance
- Increases weight loss
- Lowers large waist circumference (risk of heart disease)
- Lowers heart rate
- Boosts your immunity

- Improves mental health
- Improves brain function
- Alleviates negative self-talk
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces depression
- Relieved PTSD
- Resolves personal conflict
- Aids in relaxation
- Reduces stress and chronic stress
- Improves your ability to cope with stress and stress management
- Protects you against stress and stress related complaints (90% of all medical doctor visits are attributed to stress related complaints)
- Dialing back on your stress may help you live longer while being healthier
- Helps to stop stress eating
- Relieves anxiety and fears
- Makes your emotions more stable and even keel
- Brings more calmness, compassion, and peace into your life
- Increases spirituality and connection to your higher power

- May eliminate insomnia
- Improves sleep
- Reduces your risk of heart disease
- Increases flexibility of blood vessels
- Can shrink blockages in the arteries
- Elevates atrial fibrillation
- Helps relieve migraines
- Helps relieve osteoporosis
- Improves balance and mobility
- Helps relieve multiple sclerosis
- Helps relieve inflammatory bowel disease
- Reduces inflammation in the body
- Lowers cortisol (a stress hormone) levels
- Helps relieve fibromyalgia
- Helps relieve ADHD
- Alters the structure and function of your brain to balanced activity
- Tones the vagus nerve
- Turns on genes that promote your health
- Increases physical youthfulness

HI, I'M AMY!

CERTIFICATIONS

I have been teaching yoga since 2015 and love teaching hot yoga, vinyasa, meditation and restorative yoga. I also work with athletes and teams to create sport specific sequences to balance body and mind. I love connecting with others through yoga and meditation as a way to share love and light. I was born in Calgary, Alberta, grew up in Boise, ID and graduated from Brigham Young University. I once ran a marathon, but have no ambitions to do it again, and enjoyed participating in triathlons over the years. I find yoga helps me recover faster so I can train more efficiently.

My husband and I love working and playing with our 3 children. I have a podcast (Amy Tenney Yoga + Meditation) with audio yoga and meditation classes as well as a YouTube Channel. My faith in God is a deep anchor for me. When I’m not doing yoga, I love getting messy in the kitchen creating new recipes. I love sharing my joy of health and healing with others. My favorite place to be is outdoors! I love waterskiing, hiking, exploring new places and foods, and playing family games.

I am a 500 RYT yoga and meditation instructor. Additionally I am a certified Power Yoga for Sports and a Rocket Yoga instructor. 

RYT 200 Ananda Yoga El Paso, TX (registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour through Yoga Alliance)
Power Yoga for Sports Certified Instructor, RYT 120, Gwen Lawrence
Rocket Yoga Certified Instructor RYT 100, Carson Calhoun
RYT 300 Shanti Yoga School (Registered Yoga Teacher 300 Hour through Yoga Alliance)
CPR Certified
Certified Meditation Instructor, Yoga For You Kelly Smith

- RYT 200 Ananda Yoga El Paso, TX (registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour through Yoga Alliance)
- Power Yoga for Sports Certified Instructor, RYT 120, Gwen Lawrence
- Rocket Yoga Certified Instructor RYT 100, Carson Calhoun
- RYT 300 Shanti Yoga School (Registered Yoga Teacher 300 Hour through Yoga Alliance)
- CPR Certified
- Certified Meditation Instructor, Yoga For You Kelly Smith

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