The Body is my temple; And Asanas are my prayers.
- BKS Iyengar
We offer beginning and advanced classes along with an array of specialty classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats at our Albuquerque studio in Nob Hill. We truly offer yoga for everyone with the start of our yoga for Kids and Families classes. To learn more, view our Schedule Also, sign up for our newsletter and keep up to date on class offerings.
Yoga Basics/Yoga Fundamentals: The perfect class series for complete newcomers to the art and science of Yoga or those who want to reaffirm alignment and poses. Basic vocabulary and alignment concepts are introduced. Students will learn the relevant anatomy to explore pre-asana and achieve beginning yoga poses initiating a balance between strength and flexibility. (offered as a Saturday morning series with specific start and stop date - see schedule for next series).
Level One: Centering, warm-ups, preparatory poses, classic yoga postures and resting poses are described and demonstrated in detail in Level One. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to greater awareness, stability, strength and flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced students desiring to focus on a personal yoga practice.
Level Two: For the intermediate student with a prior understanding of alignment in basic yoga asanas. At the discretion of the instructor, students will experiment with more advanced poses that could include backbends, inversions or vinyasa flow. Poses are typically held longer and more variations of postures are introduced.
Iyengar: Created by B.K.S. Iyengar who is credited with bringing yoga to the West. He introduced the use of props which enable the student to find their optimal alignment in poses, making yoga accessible to everyone. Iyengar Yoga is very precise and therapeutic in its approach.
Kundalini: A dynamic practice developed and brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan which harnesses strong, often continuous breathing techniques in combination with postures, meditation and chanting to unlock the divine energy.
Restorative and Yoga for Relaxation These poses are passive in nature using gravity and the support of props for relaxation, rejuvenation, and recovery from stress. Poses typically are held for longer lengths of time.
Vinyasa Flow: A flowing sequences of postures is followed linking movement to the breath. A Vinyasa Flow class is recommended for students with prior yoga experience to ensure safety through correct body alignment.
Yin Yoga: A contemplative practice where postures are held from three to five minutes or more. The intention is to strengthen, nourish and reeducate the inner layers of the body through longer held poses. A soft, gentle, and slow paced practice where we explore and hold postures a little longer, which allows for deeper release of soft tissue. This style of practice gives you a chance to tune in to yourSelf, your body, and each moment more. From this place you can learn to listen and notice what your body is telling you, what it needs, where it's stuck, and how to help it find more ease, more peace, and well-being. Happy Body, happy life.
Back Care: For students with pain or injuries in the back, neck and shoulders, “Back Care Yoga” is a slower paced class using the support of props. Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment and freedom from pain. This class is also ideal for beginning students in search of a more gentle introduction to yoga.
Senior: A perfect class for the 55+ student in search of a mindful and gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. Chair poses and other props are included to allow access to the poses and to cultivate health, strength, flexibility and relaxation for the elder student.
Therapeutic: This class is taught by Patti Lentz, a practicing Physical Therapist and Yoga therapist. Geared towards newcomers toYoga and experienced Yoga students with specific issues which are affecting your practice. Hands-on and individual attention is offered.
Prenatal: Women are guided through poses that create stability and awareness of their changing bodies to enhance a healthy pregnancy and birthing experience. A supportive community of expectant mothers is nurtured in this class.
Cancer Care: A safe and nurturing practice for students in any stage of cancer treatment. In a supportive environment, students are guided to build stamina and relieve stress through breathing, movement and relaxation. This class is taught by a licensed physical therapist, Patti Lentz. Patti offers this class for no charge to all cancer patients undergoing treatment or in recovery.
Women's Yoga: Treat yourself to an afternoon yoga practice in the supportive company of other women. Discover how to connect and move with the breath to deepen your awareness and go inward- calming your body and mind. Find your inner strength, flexibility and move beyond perceived limitations and fears. Learn specific asanas of particular benefit for nurturing women's bodies.. Women of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Join us and remember the joy of being alive in your body!
Yoga for Scoliosis: This class is taught by Patti Lentz, PT and Yoga therapist. Specific attention is given to alignment issues, pain, and weaknesses unique to individuals with scoliosis. Each class is geared to the capacity and skill of the students present.
Athletes: Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation: This class will address some of the specific imbalances that often arise in the body when we engage in intense athletic activities. With the use of props we will explore various yoga poses that will help strengthen and open all areas of the body. By improving alignment and increasing range of motion the body can move and perform with greater ease, reducing the risk of injury.
Body in Emotion: Asanas and their effects offer a gateway into understanding our habitual emotional responses and psychological patterns. in this class we work with poses, alignment principles and techniques offered in a Level One class. However, special emphasis will be placed on noticing subtle experiences of the poses in our face, heart and abdomen. This somatic knowledge gained from our awareness informs us of our emotional states and gives us the tools to shift and retrain our nervous systems. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have led to a description and greater understanding of the polyvagal system. This theory informs us that regualtion of the heart, stomach and muscles of the face and head are the primary determinants of the quality of our emotional experiences and social interactions. When we are able to notice and shift our moment to moment physiological states, we are able to live with greater emotional ease.
Release and Recenter: Start the week centered and relaxed, with this nourishing, gentle yoga practice. This class includes both restorative and active postures, bringing balance and health to the body, and always ends in a luxurious savasana. We practice with intention and depth, feeling inside the subtle alignment of the postures, while gathering the threads of awareness inward, to create freedom and clarity in our hearts, our minds, our lives.
Pilates: Originated by Joseph Pilates in the early part of the 20th century, Pilates is a method of strengthening the body and developing mental focus through the practice of precision, concentration, control, breath, and flow. Classes are designed to condition the entire body, recognizing the fundamental element of core strength. The low impact nature of Pilates makes it ideal for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and trains the body to move efficiently, with minimal impact. The balance between strength and flexibility creates a healthy, vigorous and symmetrical workout for all muscle groups, resulting in a leaner, more balanced, and stronger body. Mat classes are multi-level classes. See schedule for exact days and times.
Power Flow: A dynamic and energetic combination of Pilates mat work and vinyasa yoga, integrating strengthening movement, focused breath, mindful stretches and inspiring music. Suitable for all levels.
Introductory Yoga for Men: For men of all shapes and sizes who have never tried yoga but are curious about its benefits. We’ll address different parts of the body and habitual movement/posture, for example, arms + shoulders (computer use, driving), hamstrings + hips (jogging, seated office work), and neck + back (sedentary routine), in order to improve flexibility, range of motion, and general well-being.
Chair Yoga: uses traditional Hatha poses and adapting them to utilize a chair whether it be sitting or standing. It tends to be a more gentle approach to the asanas then a traditional yoga class, but the breathing and mental focus can be just as deep or even more so. This makes the class accessible and enriching for anyone taking it. Chair yoga really is for everyone!
La salud Femenina (Feminine Health: Body, Mind and Wellness for Women and Girls): ¡A comenzar el nuevo año en forma con gracia y ánimo! Las mujeres necesitan un modo de poder relajarse y equilibrarse de las tareas diarias de trabajo. Igualmente necesitan un ambiente donde regularmente pueden compartir con otras mujeres un espacio tránquilo, cómodo, y acogedor. Esta clase (una hora después de un almuerzo ligero y sano) les ayudará a estirar el cuerpo, eliminar toxinas y grasa, soltar los musculos tensos, equilibrar el sistema nervioso, y suavizar el ánimo. En esta clase dirigida a la comunidad, practicarán algunas posturas y ejercicios importantes para la salud física, emocional, y mental femenina. ¡Bienvenidas! Se dará la clase en español.
Let’s start the New Year alive with grace and energy! Women need a way to relax and gain self-balance due to the demands of work and daily life. Women also need an environment where they can regularly share a peaceful, comfortable, and welcoming space with other women. Participants of this class (at least one hour after a light and healthy lunch) will benefit from the extension of the body, elimination of toxins, release of tension, and balance and soothing of the nervous system and state of mind. In this class, geared towards the community, you will practice various postures and exercises vital to physical, emotional, and mental health. Welcome women! The class will be taught in Spanish.
Circus Yoga: Artfully designed to engage all ages, CircusYoga blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of circus. This class fosters connection, communication & play through mandala and partner yoga, group games & invention, partner flying yoga, circus skills, clowning and physical comedy, creative movement & dance, & thai yoga massage. Explore the human art of play! For anyone age 7 & up.