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SCNM Thrive's Movement courses and workshops cover the topics of fitness, rehabilitation, strength building, managing stress, and healthy living. Experienced physicians and instructors guide participants to health, well-being and an increased knowledge of living a naturopathic lifestyle.

To enroll, review Movement listings here.

Some of the disciplines taught in out Movement courses are:

  • Yoga for pain relief, strength, relaxation, and flexibility
  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qi Gong
  • Meditation for relaxation and stress relief

Movement Courses Tips and FAQs

Help us make your experience, and the experience of our entire community, a great one. Here is some more information to ensure everyone gets the most out of their Thrive experience.

Signing Up For Course 

It’s best to sign up early as space is limited. Any courses not reaching minimum enrollment will be cancelled and participants notified.

Do I need to register for course or can I just drop-in? 

You must pre-register. If interested in joining in the middle of a movement course prices can be prorated please contact our Welcome Center at 480.222.9260 for assistance Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Signing In 

Please sign in before each course at the Welcome Center in the Community Commons Building (2152 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282). If this is your first time in a Thrive Movement Course, the initial sign-in set-up will take approximately 5 minutes, after that process is complete you will be able perform future sign-ins within seconds.

Arrive Early 

All courses start and end on time. Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class, and please stay for the entire class. Arriving late or leaving early can be disruptive to the teacher and other students. If you must arrive late, please enter quietly.

Cell Phones

Please remember to silence your cell phone before the course begins. Absolutely no cell phone use in the yoga studio.

What is the temperature of the yoga studio? 

We keep the air between 74°-78° F.

Injuries, Health Conditions, and Special Circumstances 

All participants must sign an Acknowledgement of Risk form prior to engaging in a Movement course. Before class begins, let the instructor know about anything that might affect your practice, including injuries, health conditions, and pregnancy. If you have medical conditions, please obtain your doctor’s consent to participate in yoga before attending courses.


Remove your shoes as soon as you enter the yoga studio. There are individual cubbies available in the yoga studio for you to store your personal belongings. Please leave valuables at home.

What To Wear to a Movement Class

Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow a full range of movement. Clothing should not get in the way of your practice or the teacher’s ability to observe your poses.

We are a Fragrance Free Community

Please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils, any lotions or other scents. Any type of lotion can damage our yoga studio flooring. 

Do I need to bring any equipment to a yoga course?

You are welcome to bring your own equipment; however, mats and props are available at no charge. If you do use a mat however, we ask that you please clean/wipe down the mat and your space with wipes provided by the yoga studio.

May I bring water into the yoga studio?

Feel free to bring your own water; we also have water. Please no glass or sports drinks in the studio.

Welcome Your Neighbor 

Please help us make everyone feel welcome, introduce yourself, make room for others when they arrive. You are welcome to bring your own equipment; however, mats and props are available at no charge. If you do use a mat however, we ask that you please clean/wipe down the mat and your space with wipes provided by the yoga studio.

Stay present 

Focus on your own practice, and let go of judgment and competition.

Start where you are 

Respect your body. Be willing to accept where you are, how you are today, and the rest will come in time.

Is there a place to change clothes? 

Yes. There are spacious women’s and men’s restrooms – both equipped with showers on the second floor of the building.

What if I leave something at the studio? 

A Lost & Found is located at the Welcome Center desk.

How long after a meal is it okay to practice?

A general rule of thumb: come to class with an open mind and an empty stomach. Doing yoga a couple hours after a meal is fine.