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Svaha Yoga Center Receives 2015 Best of Scottsdale Award!

I am so happy to have found Katherine and Svaha Yoga Center!  Katherine has a great sense of each students ability, which, along with her vast amount of experience and knowledge, she uses to provide personalized attention, assisting with alignment, offering alternate poses, and even making recommendations for your at home practice. To me, there is no greater benefit than personalized attention when looking to refine or advance my practice. If you are looking for a welcoming, supportive, relaxed atmosphere to take your very first yoga class or advance your practice without judgement, Svaha is the place.

Christine Bowman

I had the an incredible experience at this new studio today. Katherine is an awesome instructor! I cannot wait for more classes. Thank you for a beautiful morning.

Leslie Beth

I have always wanted to try yoga but have been very intimidated feeling you had to be a certain body size or shape to do it.  When I got a connection to Katherine and Svaha Yoga Center that I felt would be “safe”, I took the plunge and am so glad I did!  I love it and no matter the personal physical challenges you have Katherine helps make it work for your body.  I plan to continue learning and  would recommend Katherine and the Svaha Center to anyone needing a safe, gentle environment to be in.

Ann Joiner

I’m thrilled to have found the Svaha Yoga Center.  As a newcomer to yoga, Katherine’s calm demeanor is much appreciated. Her comforting methods have taught me movements that continue to help me in my day-to-day life. Most importantly, she introduced me to the importance of breathing.

Deborah J Ledford

I do not have enough superlatives to describe Katherine and Svaha Yoga Center. There are a million and one things that I love about Svaha, but near the top of the list is how Katherine's love and passion for yoga is so highly contagious. Her genuine love of both people and yoga make her the most incredible yoga instructor. 
Katherine teaches in such a way that makes you completely understand why you are doing what you are doing. She walks you through your poses and your breathing in such detail, that you are truly getting the full benefits of each and every posture. 
Since beginning my yoga practice at Svaha, I have gained strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and a yoga teacher who I absolutely admire and adore.

Jacque Weiss

I discovered Svaha Yoga Center while babysitting friends house in North Scottsdale. The day I arrived to my friends house, I looked up yoga studios in the area, and found that Svaha Yoga Center had the grand opening that weekend, so I decided to try it out.

 I was welcomed by Katherine de Boda the owner and teacher. She's a wonderful spirit and a fantastic teacher with clear instructions that helped me further my yoga practice in just a week of practicing with her. I have been doing yoga for 8 years off and on, and have felt stuck in my practice, I am amazed how much I learned in that week of practice, and am again excited about my yoga practice, and learning more about the eastern philosophy and yoga in general. 

Highly recommend this studio, I miss it already.

Marija Dunn

I have taken several yoga classes over the years and never quite felt it was right for me.  I came to Katherine and the Svaha Yoga center via my nurse practitioner. A special class was designed just for her patients.  Many of us were basically new and needed a lot of encouragement ( and adaptations I must say).  I found Katherine to be gentle, caring and most helpful. I have told many of my friends now to come and join us. I certainly feel this is a good fit. The studio is just right for personalized attention, not some giant health club with an instructor recently out of training!! I would recommend you give the center a try. I am glad I did.

Terie Slugocki

Great yoga studio with awesome teachers! I am a beginner to yoga, and the teachers at the studio are able to work with me at my level. It's a beautiful place with a lot of positive energy. My husband is more advanced, and they are able to challenge him yet help him find alterations after recent knee surgery. Since I sit at a desk all day, yoga does wonders to help my posture, relieve stress, and ease tension. I highly recommend!

Vauda Jordan

I took a beginners class with Katherine @ Svaha Yoga Center. It was a eight week class with most of us never walking into a Yoga studio before. Katherine was exceptional in her instruction and ability to read and gauge the class.

I recommend Katherine in any aspect of Yoga you may be interested in trying.

Linda Stenzel

Good yoga, through and through. All of the teachers bring unique perspective to asana sequence, but are consistent in the focus on breath and still mind. I think this place joins the rank of the few sustainable yoga centers in the Valley.

Chelsea Sage