Whether you’ve mastered mountain pose or downward facing dog or child’s pose or you’re just a novice, the regular practice of yoga makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Here are 6 yoga studios in New Mexico that can help you create a union of all three for long-lasting good health.
Take a deep cleansing breath as you find your inner peace at any number of the yoga classes held here. Easiest, beginner friendly, intermediate and advanced daily workshops provide options for yoga students of all levels, presenting in-struction in breathing, meditation and yoga exercise. This non-profit community center, located in the downtown area, welcomes all those seeking to improve their health, relieve stress and refresh their spirits. Drop in for a single class or purchase a 10-class pass.
Serenity is the energy that permeates this health and wellness center. The dy-namic yoga classes offered here cover a wide-range of options that include: hatha, vinyasa, therapeutic, dharma flow, yin yoga and slow flow. Each are designed to connect participants to the vitality and the power of their own bodies. The motto here is to “Love Your Body” and the goal is to help class participants unwind, relax and nourish themselves. Health cafe, organic market and juice bar on the premises.
The Sanskrit word Bhava in yoga reflects the idea of receiving an attitude of peace, vitality and wellness. The passionate teachers here guide students through the practice of yoga to live life fully and completely. Ongoing classes include: soma flow, yin yoga, restorative, fundamentals, yoga for breast cancer survivors, prenatal, advanced practice and Wisdom Warriors for those dedicated practitioners over 50. There’s also yoga for kids, for those with scoliosis and a class to help build a healthy back. Private and individualized instruction by appointment.
Grab your zafu cushion and assume the lotus position. The yoga chant here is slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry and trust the process. You’ll learn how to do this at any one of classes in yin, hot or gentle yoga or at one of the power classes. Instructors promote the tenet that each person will practice the different postures based on ability, which helps to make classes appropriate for students of all levels. Specific sessions available for seniors and pregnant women.
The specific practice of Iyengar yoga, which focuses on the precise alignment of all parts of the body in each pose, is what takes place at this small, peaceful stu-dio. Classes are held on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, but work-shops and special events are scheduled throughout the months. As the only place of its kind in the region, drop-ins are welcome for locals and visitors and no experience is required in any class. There’s also an organic juice bar and a small store that sells organic essential oils, books and fair trade jewelry and gift items.
A renovated 1930s adobe church is the setting for this charming studio. Classes emphasize prana flow yoga, a practice that focuses on breath energy to rejuvenate the whole body and hatha yoga, a way to energize the body through stretching and breathing exercises. Workshops, retreats and visiting yoga instructors add to the variety of yoga experiences taking place here. There’s hot springs too, so you can even participate in a stretch and soak yoga retreat. Namaste!