If you're involved in yoga at all in the Valley, chances are you've heard of or met Rebecca Fritz. Fritz, a Portland native, and her husband Matthew are owners of Sutra Midtown, which they started after their passions led them to create a community retreat that catered to a healthy lifestyle.
Sutra Midtown is more than just your regular run-of-the-mill yoga studio. It offers a pilates-based program called "Skullpt," massage therapy, a coffee and juice bar (currently under construction), as well as pre- and post-natal yoga classes for expectant and new moms. In an effort to support local and sustainable resources, the studio even offers a Salad-A-Day program, in partnership with local Duncan Family Farms, which provides enough veggies for a week for two people.
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On most days of the week you can find Fritz at the studio running the front desk, greeting everyone with a warm and sincere smile. Chances are you'll find one, some, or all of her four children hanging out and keeping her company as well. She took some time in her hectic schedule to talk to us for this week's "What Are Your Reading?"
(Every week we'll feature authors, interesting Phoenix locals, or anyone we feel like asking:"hey, what are you reading?" Have someone you're curious about? Feel free to let us know.)
What are you reading?
I am currently reading: "May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness" by Gabrielle Bernstein
What's the premise?
Much like the title suggests this book is literally a guidebook on how to rework your inner voice and try to build new patterns of positive thinking. It offers unique tips and ways to keep yourself in check regarding your personal growth.
What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.
What is next on your list?
I honestly don't know what is next for me. Having a big family leaves little time for leisurely reading so I usually just wait for each book to find me. They are always exactly what I need in that time of my life.
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What is your favorite way to read a good book?
My favorite spot to read is right before I go to bed. That way the whole house is quiet, no interruptions, and it allows me to think about what I've just read and really digest it.
For more information on her studio, check out Sutra Midtown's website.