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

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd – Online  Workshop

Beautiful Backbends: 4-Week Online Course with Kelly Harris

Learn to love backbends and feel freedom rather than fear taking on these graceful shapes.  In this one month online course, Kelly Harris will lead students from foundational elements of backbends to developing deeper backbending shapes.  This is an all levels course and will provide tips, techniques and practice sequences that will last well beyond duration of the course.

Workshop includes:  Membership in our special Beautiful Backbends Facebook Group.  Here, materials will be distributed and we’ll host live discussions and support each other’s journey

Each week you will receive:  Two technique and one practice video to help explain, implement and practice the week’s skills set.One Ebook containing relevant anatomy, practice tips, journaling space and prompts, yoga philosophy

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...