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Yoga Classes - Yoga Workshops - Yoga Retreats
Teachers Training - Custom Yoga Vacations
  More than Yoga® - Trip Excursions
              to Mayan Ruins, Cooking, Spanish Classes, and Scuba Diving  
Cooking Classes - Spanish Classes - Scuba Diving
Trip Excursions to Mayan Ruins
Arielle Thomas Newman MA, E-RYT 500
Phone: Mexico (52) 1.984.876.2653   US 816.841.3687


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Arielle Thomas Newman is an Experienced Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (E-RYT 500) with over 20 years of professional yoga teaching experience. She has developed an eclectic style of teaching yoga, drawing from her study with world renowned yoga teachers such as Judith Lasater, Erich Shiffmann, John Friend, and Rodney Yee. Her lyrical Vinyasa Flow sequences reflect her career as a modern dancer and National Endowment for the Arts - funded choreographer.

“Dance, art, and music have always been a part of my life. My father was a jitterbug dance champion and my mother was an artist. I watched football every Sunday with my brothers and dad, which is where I got my first examples of improvisational choreography!

When I began teaching yoga in 1982, I was dancing professionally. What I loved about yoga was how it slowed movement down enough for me to have my body, breath and mind in the same time zone. I endeavor to share this “in-the-moment” awareness with my students so together, we can enjoy this aliveness of balance, form, and energy.

One of my strongest traits as an instructor is to be able to read energy and structure swiftly, noting when people are in their optimal yoga form and when they might benefit from adjusting their stance or extending their energy.

I urge students to be “body honest” which means practicing each pose in a way that suits their body, without competing with the person next to them. Each individual body has things that come naturally and things that are more difficult to execute. Learning to listen to our body is one of the lasting gifts yoga can give us.”

Arielle's classes are light-hearted and presented with thoughtful attention to anatomical detail and connective flow.

Her teaching experience includes Hatha/Flow Yoga, Yoga Dance, modern dance for children and adults, choreography, Yoga Teachers Training, and faculty positions at the University of Sydney, Australia, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She holds a MA in Dance from UCLA.

Arielle was a founding Artistic Director of City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Missouri and Kinetic Energy Dance Company in Sydney, Australia.

For over ten years, Arielle was the Executive Director of Yoga Center in Kansas City, a school dedicated to offering quality yoga classes and retreats in the heartland of America.
Arielle’s columns on dance, yoga, and theater have appeared in the Kansas City Star, KCUR FM, and Dance Magazine.

She has hosted Yoga By The Sea Vacations in the Riviera Maya since 1999 and maintains a yoga studio with ongoing classes and Yoga Teachers Training Courses in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where she lives with her husband photographer Don Newman and their cat, Jungle Kitty.

Contact Arielle: (US Phone) 816.841.3687 (Mexico) (011) 52 984.873.2671


"It was the best thing I've done for myself in ages."
H. Martin - Oregon

"An awesome yoga experience."
S. Bradley

"Arielle has simply changed my life."
G. Hayes - London

"High level instruction and excellent classes."
C. Chanel - Life Coach


Learning to Breathe: Continental Magazine September 2006
... Jim Cornfield's first hand account of Arielle's teaching and Yoga By The Sea

Yucatan Living 2006
... Arielle's Story About Moving to Mexico

Travel and Leisure: Latin Edition 2005
... Guia Cool Riviera Maya

Dance Magazine: Dancers center on yoga: breathing, alignment, and ...
... Warm-ups are often used to prepare students for yoga postures. - Arielle Thomas Newman.

Dance Magazine
... City. Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College Overland Park, Kansas
October 14, 2001 . Reviewed by Arielle Thomas Newman . Morton ...

Kansas City Star | 10/05/2002 | Dance Review: Cullberg Ballet
... Posted on Sat, Oct. 05, 2002 . Dance Review: Cullberg Ballet. By ARIELLE THOMAS
NEWMAN Contributing Reviewer. Evenif you hadn't read ...

Use Less Air Through Yoga
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... learning to exhale fully, you clear more carbon dioxide and automatically breathe
more slowly, says longtime yoga instructor, Arielle Thomas Newman , who offers ...

Kansas City Ballet. - Review - dance review Dance Magazine,   June, 2001  by Arielle Thomas Newman HEARTLAND SALUTES STRAVINSKY WITH BALANCHINE KANSAS CITY BALLET LYRIC THEATRE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI FEBRUARY 15-18, 2001

Local talent brightens City in Maotion stage
... five choreographers has style and wit By PAUL HORSLEY The Kansas ... Arielle Thomas Newman's "One More Spring" was a florid fantasy, modern-dance ...

Kansas City Star | 10/06/2002 | DANCE REVIEW : Doug Varone and ...
... Posted on Sun, Oct. 06, 2002 . DANCE REVIEW : Doug Varone and Dancers. By ARIELLE THOMAS NEWMAN Contributing Reviewer. Of the three works ...

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