Desert Lotus Yoga Abq

Desert Lotus Yoga Abq


It's important get a good stretch in before running, so fortunately we have an opportunity to do so right before our Fun Run starts on Sunday!

Our awesome sponsor, Desert Lotus Yoga Abq, is hosting a yoga/stretch session prior to the Sugar Skull Fun Run. If you're interested, be sure to arrive a bit early so that you can stretch prior to the 9a.m. start time!

And don't forget - The Sugar Skull Fun Run is also going to feature a Mu**to Market, which is full of vendors, food trucks, and more!

Thanks so much to our sponsor for offering this special opportunity. We can't to see you there!
We'd like to take a moment to feature this year's Sugar Skull Fun Run sponsors!

A huge thank you goes to:

Waste Management
Heart & Sole Sports - Albuquerque
Yelp ABQ
Sport Systems
Ready Nutrition
Screen Images Inc.
Desert Lotus Yoga Abq

Thank you to ALL of these fantastic local businesses for their help! We sincerely appreciate it and can't wait to see everyone at our Sugar Skull Fun Run on Sunday!

Interested in joining us this weekend? Register here:
We are so grateful to Desert Lotus Yoga Abq for proving a beautiful space for our Annual Yard Sale for the Animals ❤️
Good morning, everyone! March is upon us. Wow! Get your calendar ready.

We are super busy this month and we hope that you can attend all of our events or as many as possible!

Every Monday at Altar'd State until April 13th will donate 10% of all sales to the Sanctuary.

Saturday, March 14th at Trail Rider Pizza from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. will have Lewis Mathis acoustics, CD sales, and 20% from all vegan food sales at TRP will be donated to the sanctuary. **BONUS ALERT!** The Mathis family will double all monies raised on the 14th for the Sanctuary!

Saturday, March 21st from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Plant Powered Events is hosting Plant Powered Pop Up Market: Santuario de Karuna at The ABQ Collective. The $2 entrance fee will also be donated to the animals here at the Santuario! Plus, we will have our gift table set up with some goodies from Milagro's Market!

Sunday, March 29th from 0930 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is our annual yard sale fundraiser, hosted by Desert Lotus Yoga Abq. We have a few special mini guests from our Compassion Crew that will sell fresh Lemonade and Cookies and donate those monies to the beautiful creatures here at the Santuario, too.

Whew! That was a lot to take in. Bust out your calendars and we hope to see you at as many that you can attend.

Thank you everyone that is helping us with these events so we can continue to save lives and provide love and care to our forever residents.
Ohhhh.... see you Saturday..... you know,,,, snow....
Monday’s are for yoga ♥️🌟

I’ll be there! Cold or no cold.....😊😊😊

Yoga studio in Albuquerque New Mexico. Breathe in the moment at Desert Lotus Yoga!

Operating as usual


The same amazing morning flow you love from Victoria is coming to the afternoon! See you on Tuesdays at 4:30!


Yoga is for every BODY!


🍃✨As August begins may you be at ease and may you find many moments of joy.✨🍃


Exited to partner with at ABQ Uptown for a gentle candle lit flow!


This lesson can be seen as an invitation to say yes to ourselves, which by definition might mean saying no to others, and that is ok! When was the last time we had a desire that we full-heartedly shouted Yes! Yes! Yes! to? Let's practice!


Today we honor the practice, the path, the journey of Yoga. Many of us find yoga for its physical benefit, but we stay for the relief that this practice provides to the thirst of the soul. Here's to Yoga and great ones that have proliferated it across the Earth.


The very first article of the Declaration of Human Rights states that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." To be clear, freedom is a human right. Justice is a human right. Equality is a human right. To be loved, accepted, and elevated in the skin we were born, regardless of its shade, is a human right.


Happy Father's Day to all of you amazing men out there! Showing up, being present, partnering with moms to build the next generation! We honor you!


Take a deep breath in, slowly exhale. On the inhale feel your courage, on the exhale embrace your resolve.


In Myths of Light, Joseph Campbell masterfully underscores the ways in which many eastern traditions diverge in their individual metaphors and then come back together in one underlying and unifying principle of all creation as one soul. In other words, on the surface things seem different, but dig a little deeper and we find much more in common.


Removing our shoes and socks is one way we can connect to our foundation, the feet, and to the earth itself, helping us to become more centered and grounded. But just as important, is maintaining the sacredness of the space, recognizing it as a place where we explore our inner being and the deeper workings of our consciousness.  Taking our shoes off before we enter allows us to symbolically shed some of what we’ve been carrying around before we begin our practice. Aside from these very good reasons for removing our shoes, another important aspect is maintaining the cleanliness of the space.


We've added a few new classes just for you! Join Theresa for a nourishing yoga nidra experience then join Chasity for an all-levels Sunday class or a gentle Tuesday chair class! See you soon!


Maybe we make mistakes, but we are, after all, human. Perfectly imperfect. Flawed, yet pristine. Life can be hard and we can do hard things!


Pretty much!


Today let's find simple ways to enjoy life through mindfulness, service, or whatever it is that makes us feel alive!


We honor all who have lost their lives in service to our country and our freedom. May the lives of us left behind be a worthy tribute to your sacrifice.


As I finish up my 14th year as an elementary school teacher, it's unconscionable that the school year ends with yet another massacre of innocent children. When the Sandy Hook shooting happened I was still a new teacher. I remember being in my classroom and feeling like the world was closing in and that it could just swallow us all up at any moment. It didn't. The world went on and then another shooting and another and another. There have been MORE THAN 300 school shootings since Columbine in 1999. The Texas governor, in his remarks after Uvalde, said "It could have been worse." How? How could it be worse than even the loss of one child? Our children are growing up in a world where violence is the rule, not the exception. They are growing up in a world where this kind of news scares them, but does not surprise them. They are growing up in a world where they learn that power and money hold more value than human life. They are growing up in a world where someone else is always to blame, where accountability is rare and where action depends on political and personal gain. They are growing up in a world where the solution to our violent culture continues to evade us. In August, I will enter my 15th year as an elementary school teacher. I can hope and pray that the gates that lock me and my students inside the campus are enough to lock a shooter out. I can pray that the signs seen in troubled people are acted upon, not passed on. I can pray and I can pray, but at this point those prayers provide little comfort.
-Chasity Marquez, Owner DLY


With your help we earned a little chunk of money for the Barrett Foundation! Yay for DLY yogis!


Investment in ourselves is holy ground indeed.


It's not a matter of "if" the ego will show up, but when. And Lori is 100% correct, we can choose to breathe and surrender instead of react.


In case you didn't know! While further research is needed, current results are promising showing yoga to be an effective and feasible add-on (emphasis on "ADD-ON") therapy to reduce psychotic symptoms and depression while improving cognition and quality of life. 

Source: International Journal of Yoga. 2012 Jul-Dec; 5(2): 85–91.


Watching a flower open up over the course of a few days is an incredible sight to witness. What seems small and rigid becomes open, soft, and vulnerable. Remember, there is strength in opening up.

Exciting News 05/17/2022

Exciting News

Exciting News For the first time in a long time, it feels like we can begin to settle in to something that resembles routine and expectation. In many ways life feels new and as though we have a chance to begin again. Where ever you are in this process, however fast or slow you need to go, remember to breathe, rem...

Photos from Desert Lotus Yoga Abq's post 05/16/2022

Skim the thread to find out more and then book your first class with Theresa this Wednesday at 9 am!


This is the truth but with one caveat…you must listen to your body!


Yoga Home

We welcome you home!


This can be a challenging thought to accept, but there have been many times in each of our lives when this shows up as a profound truth. Give yourself permission to have faith, trust, and accept and remember always that what is meant for you will never pass by you. 


This book reminds us of the profound nature of friendship and trust, of vulnerability and trust. Amazing lessons for children and grown-ups...especially grown-ups! 

Thank you for gifting this book! It continues to be powerful and inspiring.🙏


A beautiful way to begin Mother’s Day! Thank you to all who joined us! We’ve had some of you ask if you can still donate so we will accept donations until Saturday and then we’ll gift the foundation. Please send donations using PayPal user name [email protected] and put “Barrett House” in the memo! Thank you for being such an amazing community!


Hey moms, we see you! Building the next generation is hard work, but no one is better at it than you! You keep holding it down by showing up--be sure to recognize yourself today and tomorrow and the day after that!

Photos from Desert Lotus Yoga Abq's post 05/07/2022

Get ready to make it a summer of yoga! Very simply show up for 30 classes between May 15 and August 15 to earn a nice, juicy credit to your account!


From arms and legs to the back and hamstrings plus everything in between, a regular yoga practice can encompass and benefit your entire anatomy. 

Source: Verywell Fit


•M O V E M E N T•
Break time! Follow the link below to enjoy a quick body break, about 30 minutes, just to get the body moving!



Star Wars yoga? Yep, there's a meme for that!


We are humbled.


Sometimes we have "worrier" pose mastered!


There's so much culture and richness and wonder to be found in diversity. Celebrate it, revel in it, embrace it.


I will be celebrating my 15th Mother's Day this year. During this time, I have been able to safely carry out this supreme responsibility and I know that grace has blessed me. Every year thousands of families are impacted by homelessness and every year many are aided with the support of various organizations. This year, to celebrate the gift of motherhood, I would like to invite you to join me in a donation-based yoga class with 100% proceeds to benefit Barrett House Foundation. In 2020 almost 600 families were served by Barrett Foundation. Let's help them help even more!


It is very important to us to continue to express our gratitude for this practice-- this way of life and, especially for you!


Even if we are afraid, we can still move toward what we know we were born to do, what we know we were born to create.


Of all of the pieces of advice that can be given, this is one of the most important. Begin and begin again.


In this slower-paced, meditative practice, poses are held for longer periods of time in order to target and relax the connective tissues of the body. Becoming still in a pose allows the body, mind, and spirit the space needed for healing and growth.


🌎A Prayer for the Earth🌍
Let the Earth be reverenced and cared for as was intended,                  Let us stop poisoning the soil and seas with trash and toxins,
Let humankind release our greed and live simply and lightly on the Earth,
Let all members of this community take seriously the urgency to protect the Earth,
Let global warming be halted and reversed before more damage can occur,
Let protection of the Earth be a top political priority.
[Adapted from Carol Myer]


The context of this quote is that to have experienced is to know, even when the experience has faded away. What are your thoughts on this quote?


Our goal is to always create a safe, calm, and peaceful space for healing and growth.


The answer to any question is always yoga!


We send many blessings to all those celebrating this holy day. It is on sacred days like today that the spirituality of the world separates from religion. Whether Christian or not, may goodness and hope and joy be yours on this and every day.

Our Practice

The goal of Desert Lotus Yoga is to hold space, grow, and build community in order to reach our highest purpose. By integrating breath, movement, and mindfulness, we strive to promote the development of inner peace and personal wellbeing in a fast paced world.

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11200 Montgomery NE Ste 7
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 10:30am
4pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 1pm
Thursday 4pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 10:30am

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