Classes & Info
Through yoga and art, Whitney wishes to bring greater health, harmony, and happiness to individuals, to the community, and to the world. She began her journey with yoga when she took her first yoga class at the age of 15. She immediately knew that she had found a path worth exploring. Within a decade, she went on to receive her yoga teacher certification and has furthered her education with a 500 hour certificate and an aerial yoga teaching certificate. Having received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology and her minor in Dance at UNM, her classes are full of creative exploration and anatomical awareness. Through intention, breathing, asanas, and meditation, Whitney aims to leave her students feeling refreshed and renewed after each class.
Roberta has been practicing yoga for many years and is a 500 RYT with the Yoga Alliance. Her classes creatively combine a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini, and she incorporates breath, energy, and meditation practices. She specializes in instructing pose kramas (stages) and encourages the use of modifications and props so that all students feel empowered to personalize their practice and work safely. Her sincere desire is to create an experience where people can learn to reconnect with their own body, mind, and spirit—and have FUN!
Carol Woodland has received yoga certifications at both the 200 and the 500 hour levels. She has been a practicing yogini for 20 years, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Archaeology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her studies at UNM included research into ancient human and environment interactions, as well as Eastern mystical traditions, Sanskrit, and Indian and Buddhist philosophy. Carol has been teaching yoga in Albuquerque since 2015.
Inspired by the yogic asana practice, Brian traveled to India and studied under his Guruji, Dr. Omanand to expand his knowledge of traditional yoga philosophy and lived in the Paramanand Institute Ashram, completing the 200 hour teacher training program in hatha yoga. Brian has practiced Yoga for the last 10 years and his overall attitude about life has changed in a very positive way.
Brian is currently a special education science teacher at Manzano High School, and has also had careers in Construction and Engineering. He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures.
Alexandra has been an avid yoga practitioner since 2006 and finally made the leap into teaching in 2019. Yoga has been a consistent mainstay in her personal journey, and she loves to teach this practice of breath, stillness, and asana to anyone who is curious and interested. She's been trained in the styles of Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Yoga Nidra. Alexandra's teaching style is strength- based, straightforward, and considerate of all bodies and abilities. Most importantly, she never takes herself or her practice too seriously.
A native of Corsica (France), Jacques has been in the US for over a decade and has practiced psycho-shamanism for nearly 20 years. Jacques synergizes knowledge from many paths, including Lakota and Toltec Shamanism, Buddhism, transpersonal psychology and the art of Aikido. Jacques calls this path a purification of the Self.