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.
“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!”
I love hot yoga here! I have been coming for years now and it never gets boring because each instructor is unique.
Tapas Yoga Shala || Rock Island, Illinois
with Evan and Kelly Harris
Wouldn’t it be nice to check back in with the community, curriculum, and experience of teacher training? Whether you’re looking to brush-up on your knowledge and skills, take a day for self-care and study, or get inspired in your teaching with some new ideas, our Brush Up program is just right.
Organized into three modules, these sessions can be attended individually or as a course. Expect to revisit the most important knowledge and latest insights about how the body moves, the role and tools of the teacher and how yoga works, and the deeper ethical, philosophical, and contemplative dimensions of yoga.
Module 1 (April 18th): Fundamentals Bony landmarks, neuromuscular principles, the role and tools of the yoga teacher, shaping students’ experience, ethics in action
Module 2 (May 16th): Forward folds and strengths shapes, cueing, anatomy, and adjustments, working with the nervous system, how breathing works, pranayama principles
Module 3 (June 20th): Backbends and twists, cueing, anatomy, and adjustments, principles of leadership, guiding meditation, taking yoga off the mat
18hr Continuing Education w/ Yoga Alliance