ABOUT

 

Tapas is a thriving, friendly community of yoga students of all stripes. Our expert instructors offer unique sequencing, diverse styles and always positive energy! At our two locations, tapas yoga shala (Rock Island, Illinois) and tapas hot yoga (Bettendorf, Iowa) we offer options for everyone including hot yoga, all-level vinyasa classes, beginner yoga, Zen Barre, Yin Yoga & Reiki, and the only Guided Self Practice program in the Quad Cities area, teaching Ashtanga & Vinyasa Krama style yoga.

The sustained practice of yoga yields new vistas of physical health, emotional stability, and mental calm. The practice eventually provides us the opportunity to see through the workings of our own minds, to root our experience in the present moment and to simply observe, with clarity and compassion, the life process.

Why Tapas?

“I love Tapas! Evan and Kelly are wonderful teachers. At Tapas, from your first visit, you become a part of the community. Everyone is so friendly. I had no idea what Ashtanga Yoga was when I first came, but I’ve been hooked since my first class!”

Why Tapas?

I love hot yoga here! I have been coming for years now and it never gets boring because each instructor is unique.

Upcoming workshops

 Tapas Yoga Shala, Rock Island | July 27, 2019 | Session 1 – 10:00-11:30am |  Session 2 – 12:30-2:00

Strength & Grace: Ride the Breath w/ Evan and Kelly Harris

Join Evan & Kelly for this annual summer intensive exploring their latest teaching and discoveries. Always different, deep, and fun! This year we are taking an Ashtanga focus. 

Session 1: Ride the Breath – See Ashtanga through the lens of the breath. This workshop will explore pranayama as a standalone technique and then apply it to the flow of Primary Series. $30

Session 2: Pinnacle Postures of Second Series – Take a tour of the most iconic postures of Second Series. We will deconstruct, rearrange, and otherwise study these postures to then practice them in part or in total. Expect a good time in a supportive environment. $30

Course fee: $30 for one session, $50 for both

Yin Yoga: What to Expect

By Becky Nakashima Brooke My Path to Yin Yoga Before I was introduced to yin style yoga, I was used to attending faster-paced classes. I found my first experience with yin yoga to be challenging. As we held the poses for an extended amount of time it was difficult for...

Benefits In the Simple Postures

My teacher, Matthew Sweeney, said something during our last course in Bali that struck me. He said that research is empirically validating what yogis have known all along: yoga postures are good for health and well-being. Then, he said the thing that has stuck with...

An Open Letter to Yoga Instructors

We all want the best for our students, I wholeheartedly believe that, but let me tell you yoga teachers: there’s a better way. It’s time to really ask yourself: What am I here for? When students are taught and master fundamental skill sets, are allowed to develop...

Ten Years of Tapas

The yoga tradition is filled with colorful “origin” stories, of how yoga practitioners and teachers came to the practice. One example: Around the turn of the first millennium, a peasant fisherman in the Bay of Bengal - known to legend as Matsyendra, the Lord of the...