High Desert Yoga

High Desert Yoga


When is the next Yoga Teacher Retreat?
When you allow the beauty to surround you, you are filled with inspiration. The wisdom of happiness and the invitation of peace opens the abundance of success. Love the beauty around you, pure appreciation for greatness, and allow prosperity to flood while the power of positive roars loud and clear! After your yoga at High Desert Yoga come have a fun stress relief session with horses! The Land of Enchantment! ABQ Horse Breaking and Training LLC 505.363.1023
Monday and Tuesday, Dec 17 &18 at Hindu Temple Society 8418 Zune Rd SE
Would like to share with your community a lovely talk and kirtan with Swami Nikhilanand from Radha Madhav Dham, Austin Texas. Namaste and Thank you!
I am going through chemo right now do you have any classes that target chemo side effects ?

High Desert Yoga offers yoga classes, yoga teacher training courses and more in order to create a nurturing environment where Yoga is for Everyone!

High Desert Yoga opened the doors of its New Mexico yoga studio in 1995 with the goal of graciously welcoming everyone to the study and practice of yoga. We seek to make the healing benefits of yoga available to all ages and abilities from youngsters to elders, from novice to advanced practitioners, including people with therapeutic needs. With this in mind, we offer beginning and advanced yoga classes along with an array of specialty classes, yoga workshops, yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and other community offerings. Visit our schedule page for the most recent classes and times http://highdesertyoga.com/schedule.html In addition, since the early 90's, we have been contributing to our growing community of dedicated yoga teachers and practitioners in our highly regarded 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training Program, led by master resident teacher Kim Schwartz and HDY founder, Zoreh Afsarzadeh. We hope you'll stop by the yoga studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico or join us for one of our many yoga retreats or workshops held in beautiful locations around the world.

There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one...
– Lionel Richie & Micheal Jackson

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

You are the sky. Everything else – it's just the weather. – Pema Chödrön

Hard is the herte that loveth nought in May. – Geoffrey Chaucer

[05/18/20]   Soak up the healing effects of walking in a pine forest as certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide Heather Lee Farrell takes you on a guided Forest Bathing session.

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

Join us for a live online workshop in ‘Bedside Yoga and End of Life Care’ with Molly Lannon Kenny. 🙏

In this workshop Molly shares her experience with yoga at end of life and offers practical tools and a framework of insight to inspire and encourage those interested in this powerful and much needed work.

💫Sunday, May 17 2:00–4:00pm MDT

💫Register: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/online-offerings


An Herbalist Spills Her Favorite DIY Recipes For Every Room Of The House

We are going through strange times as a collective, and it's natural to feel ungrounded, anxious, and distracted.

As a herbalist, Christine Buckley, believes that one of the best ways to rediscover a sense of comfort and grounding is to prioritize our connection to nature. Explore her DIY plant remedies for every room in your home below:

mindbodygreen.com Bring a little taste of the wild into your home. 


Online Offerings | website

So how do our online yoga classes work? 🧘

For most offerings there are 3 different prices so you may chose that which best fits your situation:

1. Regular price
2. Equity/scholarship price: a reduced price for those who are experiencing financial challenges
3. Supporting Angel price: for those who would like to help fund others who are struggling financially

✨It's a good time to be intentional about slowing down, and finding joy in the small things. Join us in a class or learn more about what we have to offer here: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/online-offerings

highdesertyoga.com We are pleased to offer the following online classes and events so we can practice yoga together while we stay at home. 

Sending a little extra love to all the beautiful mommas! Happy Mother's Day. 🌼

This Saturday join us for the online version of Yoga for Your Pelvic Floor! 💫

Join Avery Kalapa to learn what practices will optimize pelvic health, including good circulation, movement, relaxation, and stability, and best support you as you sit, stand, move, and practice yoga.

🦋 To register: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/

So what's on the menu tomorrow? 🧘

✨9:00 AM I Yoga level 1-2 w/ Supriti
✨11:00 AM I Restorative yoga w/ Avery
✨2:00 PM I Creating and sustaining a home practice w/ Zoreh

Explore the rest of the schedule: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/

Join Zoreh this Sunday for a timely online workshop to help you create a home practice that is inspiring, energizing, and relaxing. ☁️

Register: www.highdesertyoga.com/online-offerings 💫

We hope you had a restoring weekend full of rest and time to connect with yourself. ✨

Below is the upcoming online class schedule with your HDY family for the next couple of days, you can also check our website for other online offerings, including workshops. 🌵

Stay home and join us online this weekend! 🏡 🧘‍♂️

We have workshops for stability and freedom:

💫 Standing Asanas with Kim Schwartz, Saturday, April 25, 2:00–5:00pm MT.

💫 Yoga for Cranky Shoulders with Zoreh Afsarzadeh, Sunday, April 26, 2:00-4:00pm MT.

Register here: www.highdesertyoga.com/workshops.

Connect someway, everyday.🌎 #EarthDay2020

Tomorrow's offerings:

🙏 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM MDT: Early Morning Yoga with Supriti

🙏 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM MDT: Kundalini Yoga with Deva Khalsa

For more classes and workshops: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/online-offerings


Online Offerings | website

Have you checked out our online classes and events lately?

These offerings will continue to expand, so please come back and check back regularly. ✨

highdesertyoga.com The Covid-19 virus has opened up a whole new paradigm for how we stay connected and support one another. We at HDY are pleased to offer the following online classes and events. These offerings will continue expanding, so check back regularly and watch our email newsletters for additional offerings...

Did you know we have regular yoga classes online seven days a week? And some workshops too. 😏

Sign up to receive our newsletter if you'd like to get these updates directly in your inbox. In the meantime, here are this weekends offerings. 👇

Find the rest of the schedule and more details here: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/

Join us tomorrow, Friday, and treat yourself to a deeply relaxing, passive practice in the comfort and safety of your own home. ✨

In restorative yoga the body is fully and comfortably supported with props. Each pose is typically held for five to ten minutes so that accumulated stress and tension is gently released. Guided relaxation and breath awareness assist release, so the nervous system and vital organs are deeply nourished and return to equilibrium, facilitating the body's relaxation and self-healing processes.✨

Register here: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/events/restorative-yoga-workshop-with-zoreh-afsarzadeh

Tomorrow morning, join Supriti for an early morning yoga practice to gently wake up the body and mind.

This class weaves together awareness, breath, movement, asana and a piece of inspirational poetry to set a positive tone for your day. Repeats every Thursday, 8:00-9:00 AM, learn more: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/events/early-morning-yoga-with-supriti

Don’t miss the chance to join Kim for an online Level 1-2 yoga class this morning at 9:30am. 💫

We also have Yoga for the chakras with Niki at 12:00pm, and Mindful Yoga and Meditation with Doreen at 4:00pm. And so many more the rest of the week, don’t forget to check our schedule for details! 🙏


Why Hobbies Are More Important Than Ever & How To Start One Right Now

The key to starting a new hobby? 🎞️ 📝 🔭

Slowing down long enough to access your creative side.

mindbodygreen.com There's never been a better time to tap into your creativity side.

Since you can't come to us, we are coming to you! Online of course. 🙃

This Saturday, join Zoreh for a healing practice online to connect and practice together. Deepen your inner relationship with yourself and the infinite limitless field of energy through asana, pranayama and meditation.

To register: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/events/yoga-for-troubled-times-with-zoreh-afsarzadeh?mc_cid=6dfe2df979&mc_eid=c8ec6f6f92

Join Zoreh for a healing practice online to connect and practice together.

Deepen your inner relationship with yourself and the infinite limitless field of energy through asana, pranayama and meditation.

Register here: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/events/yoga-for-troubled-times-with-zoreh-afsarzadeh?mc_cid=6dfe2df979&mc_eid=c8ec6f6f92

We have so missed you and now we're excited that with online classes we will be able to see each of you, to connect and practice together. Bring all of your flexibility, sense of humor, and patience, since this is a brand new experience for most of our teachers, and probably for many of you, too.

✨ Please check our offerings and join us: https://www.highdesertyoga.com/online-offerings?mc_cid=6dfe2df979&mc_eid=c8ec6f6f92


A DIY Guide To Manifesting Your Highest Self With An Altar

Curating an altar in your home is a wonderful way to invite positive energy and healing into your space.

Religions and cultures around the world have been using them to honor deities and ancestors for generations, and today, anyone can make their own for a number of functions and intentions.

mindbodygreen.com An altar is really a reflection of your own spiritual practice.


These Sweet Potato Pizzas Will Become Your New Weeknight Dinner Staple

Sweet potatoes are a staple in the kitchen for a reason: You can do so much with them.

This pizza version uses pesto, but to go red-style with it, you can add marinara on top, or even get really crazy and use both sauces together.🍕

mindbodygreen.com Let's put this recipe on repeat, please.

High Desert Yoga's cover photo

And the people stayed home.
And read books and listened, and rested and exercised, and made art and played games, and learned new ways of being and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

-Kitty O'Meara


We're doing our part to protect our local community against the spread of of COVID-19 by putting a temporary hold on all classes until April 10th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. In the meantime, stay healthy and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

We have updates for you!

To preserve the health of our community we have been taking extra steps to keep our place clean and our doors open. We currently have a full class schedule, and continue to expand personal and public cleaning and sanitizing procedures to maintain the health of our space. Please check back on www.highdesertyoga.com regularly for updates.

- Effective Wednesday March 18, studio yoga mats and soft props (blankets, bolsters, foam blocks, yoga belts, etc.) will be placed in quarantine. Currently wood blocks and metal chairs are available for your use and will be effectively sanitized after each use.


(If you need props, we have them on sale, 20% off.)

If you are home, continue to practice your yoga! Your practice will help you stay present, calm and grounded.


Coronavirus and Yoga

Here's today's newsletter about precautions for Coronavirus. Stay well and keep your immune system strong!

mailchi.mp Virologist, Dr. James Robb, MD, FCAP, circulated an email with sound advice on what you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Click the link at the end of this list to read his whole article and share with everyone you know. Read more: Coronavirus Precautions You Must Take We wish e...


Yoga for Your Pelvic Floor, with Avery Kalapa

Avery's signature two part Yoga for Your Pelvic Floor workshop is coming up! ✨

Avery Kalapa is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), who has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2004. She is grateful for extensive study with senior teachers and has traveled around the US and to India to study yoga including therapeutic application, advanced practices, and embodied spiritual philosophy. The Iyengar method, anatomy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Vipassana meditation are the foundation for Avery’s practice. She brings a depth of skill, rigor, compassion, and commitment that creates not only safety and accessibility, but inspiration and transformation. Avery is passionate about yoga as a tool for social justice as well as inner freedom and healing. Avery is registered with Yoga Alliance as ERYT500 and YACEP and holds a BFA.

✨ Learn more at averykalapa.com, and secure your spot for these workshops following the link below:

highdesertyoga.com Two workshops: Part 1 May 2 2–5:30pm & Part 2 May 3 2–5:30pm. Sign up for one or both!


A Morning Meditation To Start Every Day With Intention

This super-simple morning meditation will ease you into your day, bringing awareness to the body through breath.

It's a beautiful way to transition from sleeping to waking, and you can do it for as little as 20 seconds or as long as 20 minutes.

Find it here:

mindbodygreen.com An incredibly simple meditation you can do any time, anywhere.

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4600 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM

General information

High Desert Yoga is located in the "Nob Hill" area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We offer yoga classes 7 days a week http://highdesertyoga.com/schedule.html and strive to make yoga available to everyone no matter ability, age, or financial means. We also offer Yoga Alliance 200 HR and 300HR RYT trainings for prospective yoga teachers. In addition we offer special yoga classes and workshops from renowned yoga teachers at our New Mexico yoga studio. High Desert Yoga founder Zoreh Afsarzadeh travels to locations around the world to share the benefits of yoga with other teachers and students as well. "Yoga is for Everyone"

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
Thursday 06:00 - 20:00
Friday 06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 06:00 - 20:00
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