Wellspring YOGA

Yoga at it's best, with over 33 years of experience teaching yoga in Albuquerque.

wellspring YOGA's mission is to provide high quality yoga instruction to all people aspiring to create or maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

This Saturday! Join us?

Would you like to understand more about the intricate and beautiful complexity of your pelvis? Join us this Saturday at Wellspring YOGA for a class that will include anatomy, diet/lifestyle choices that affect healing, and specific yoga practices for balancing the pelvis. This class is open to all females and will be especially helpful for women who have had surgery or any injury in the pelvic region. You will learn more about balancing your pelvis and balancing your life! Register here: https://wellspringyoga.sites.zenplanner.com/loginSignup.cfm?appointmentId=AE957C68-DFD7-484F-A689-51B11DC514A3&loginReturn=enrollment.cfm?appointmentId=AE957C68-DFD7-484F-A689-51B11DC514A3

Maryland University of Integrative Health

“If we’re able to control our own emotions and do that by centering ourselves through yoga, we’re able to help the community a lot better.”

Great video of #yogatherapy & #mindfulness training for #firstresponders: http://ow.ly/qIqK30pegtI

#mindfulmonday #integrativehealth #yoga

The Breathing Project

Leslie is an amazing teacher and Yogi. His words here reflect how I too feel about the future of Yoga in America.

From exactly one year ago, and in light of the current discussion surrounding the Yoga Alliance's revised standards, I offer this perspective piece. I think it stands up quite well.

"...What is the future of Yoga?" It’s big and bright and messy and sublime and wide and deep – as long as it stays free...to innovate, to experiment, to succeed and to fail... As long as it stays free, Yoga will be just fine, and it doesn't need us to protect it from people with whom we disagree..."

Enjoy! And, feel free to comment below.



House passes Lamb bill requiring VA to study holistic treatment


[07/24/19]   Wellspring Wednesday?
Fabulous Jo Carter 9:30-11!
Gentle Viniyoga with Susan 5:30-6:45.

Yoga with Avery

Yoga with Avery at Wellspring- Monday 9:30-11 am!

🐣 learning to FLY!

“The most ’pleasing’ object of meditation is in fact one’s very existence, the core of the being. Patanjali advises us to trace the seed of that core, the living spirit that pervades everything from the most infinitesimal particle to the infinitely greatest.”
From commentary on sutra 1.39 by Guruji #BKSIyengar
Such an incredible week of practice with Patricia Walden, she kept driving us to go in deeper, to understand WHY we practice, beyond just trying to improve the pose. To use the asana as an object of meditation, dharana, dhyana, towards total absorption beyond the ego self, beyond imprints if the past. She reminded us not to do ‘yesterday‘s pose’ that “when you’re attached to the past you put yourself in bondage.”
The teachings were extraordinarily challenging, deep and beautiful. I struggled a lot, internally, sometimes I lose faith, get stuck. But then, through practice, the horizon shifts and on the last day I had a breakthrough. Now everything feels fresh and alive in a different way. And this, too, will pass. Sometimes I don’t realize when I’m stuck in a dull heavy shadowy place in my life, until I’m out of it and I can look back. #abhyasa, #vairagya ✨
Here is my fledging flight into 🐥
#bakasana and
#urdhvakukkutasana from #sirsasana2 - The video is 2x speed which makes me look extra shaky! A first step, more to go... still, exciting.
Patricia had us do long holds of Sirsasana 2 every day to build our stamina and stability for arm balancing’s. To my surprise, I found the shoulder blade action, deltoids up, buttocks down... weee!
Song = ‘Young lion’ by @vampireweekend
#iyengaryoga #dharana #equanimity #intelligenceoftheheart #yogawithavery


“Yoga is proven to help people with arthritis improve many physical and psychological symptoms. Recent scientific studies of people with various types of arthritis show that regular yoga practice can help reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function and lower stress and tension to promote better sleep.”

“Finding the right instructor is key.” “A good instructor not only understands that you have arthritis and shows you how to modify the moves, but should help create an overall program that fits with your goals.”


[07/20/19]   Saturdays at Wellspring!

Gentle Viniyoga with Susan

Iyengar Yoga with Herb McDonald!

Warriors at Ease

It's through mindfulness that we respond instead of react to the situations and circumstances we face in our lives. Meditation and yoga are two practices that help us learn the difference between these two. https://hbr.org/2017/01/spending-10-minutes-a-day-on-mindfulness-subtly-changes-the-way-you-react-to-everything?referral=00203

Warriors at Ease

Try it tonight?

Body scans are one of our favorite meditation techniques and they're particularly great for helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. http://ow.ly/Ab1X50n7Got

[07/16/19]   Kundalini Yoga at Wellspring
Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00pm - with Margaret
Thursday 10:45am - 12:15pm - with Lena
special love offering through July
$10 drop-in (cash only please)

[07/04/19]   Wellspring will be closed today,
July 4

[07/02/19]   No 9:30 class this morning
(Tuesday July 2)
at wellspring- sorry for the inconvenience!

Warriors at Ease

We LOVE this article about what neuroscience can tell us about the effects of yoga on the brain. Check it out for some thought-provoking reading today! http://ow.ly/BFtB30nHZ02

[06/28/19]   Friday mornings at Wellspring
Yoga with
Karen Bentrup

Warriors at Ease

“We believe that the future of health care is going to involve a mix of old and new methods of treatment,” and that treatments such as yoga, acupuncture, and meditation should be used before drugs, Mr. Lamb said in a floor speech Tuesday. “It turns out that not all doctors think that the best way to deal with chronic pain or [post-traumatic stress disorder] or depression is to simply hand out more pills.”
This is BIG and very EXCITING news for the alternative medicine community! And it's great news for our service members, veterans and their families seeking healthcare through the VA. http://ow.ly/Nsh750uNTSM

[06/27/19]   Thursday 10:45-12:00
Awaken the Kundalini
with Lena.

Warriors at Ease

The practice of meditation transcends barriers! It's so inspiring to see more first responders utilizing these practices! They truly are on the front lines every day and having a portable stress-relief tool is crucial.

[06/21/19]   Wellspring friends-
Please excuse my absence- but there will be no 8:15 am Saturday yoga this week.

Yoga with Avery

Albuquerque!! Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey
is playing at the Guild this week!!
Now to Jun 20
Sunday to Thursday 3:45, 8:15
Don’t miss Your opportunity to see this incredibly inspiring masterful film @iyengarmovie ✨
I got to see it’s global debut in Pune, India at the #bksiyengarcentennial
and in the context of that beautiful trip I cried the whole time, with a full and overflowing heart. It’s incredibly moving.
I saw it again in Dallas at the @iyengar_usa_2019 Convention
and had a whole other very moving experience. It captures something very special. I’m excited to see it again here in #Albuquerque 🌞
Great way to deepen our gratitude and inspiration for practice for #internationalyogaday2019
#iyengarproud #guildcinema #abqyogis
#repost image from @iyengarmovie 🙏🦋


Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day

businessinsider.com You can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day.

[06/17/19]   Mondays at Wellspring!
9:30-11am Iyengar Yoga with Avery!
Viniyoga for strength with Susan!

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Love how this article from Next Avenue lists "Do (the Right Kind of) Nothing" as an important practice in maintaining brain health. We couldn't agree more! #iRestMeditation #iRestYogaNidra



Maryland University of Integrative Health

Recent research reveals the Effect of #Mindfulness Training in the field of #PainTherapy, read more:
http://ow.ly/RBV250uy1J3 via @Tech_Networks

Last night’s concert was amazing! You still have a chance to see this offering today at 3.

Concert day! See you soon, Albuquerque! 🎶🎶🎶

New Mexico Peace Choir

Concert day! See you soon, Albuquerque! 🎶🎶🎶

New Mexico Peace Choir

Carve out some time for a healthy dose of joy! Come and be uplifted! Come to life!

Yoga with Avery

You’ll notice in the second picture, my leg is lifting higher, but at the expense of my spine and shoulders. In the first pose, I have more sternum opening+ length through the adrenal/ kidney area, where the lumbar meets the thoracic, a region that is often exploited in a deep backbend.

What does #asana look like, when one part of the body isn’t exploited, sacrificed so that another part can find expansion, abundance?

What does a society look like, where one group of people isn’t exploited, compromised, so that others can thrive? What is equity in the physical body, social body, political body?
How do we as practitioners of yoga become sensitive, aware of these imbalances, so we can address them, not only in our bodies, but in the world? The two are not as separate as we might think.

Reflections inspired by @kwisuk63 -
have you read her amazing recent blog post ‘A Yogic Racial Journey’ on stillinsirsasana.blogspot.com ?? .
Day 3! One foot, two hands #alover40balance challenge 💥
#ekapadaurdhvadhanurasana I couldn’t resist 😛
Thanks Hosts: ✨

We can do this! Start your week at yoga with Avery.


Warriors at Ease

There are so many beneficial breathing practices to try and/or add to your daily routine. Here's one more! http://ow.ly/CSvT30nA38m

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Sunday at Wellspring!

Great read on why Yoga Nidra is an accessible tool for reducing stress and learning about yourself in a noninvasive way. Exactly the reasons iRest is so powerful!

Yoga International #irestmeditation #irestyoganidra #meditationmonday


iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

This mindbodygreen article featuring iRest Founder, Richard Miller, PhD answers some key questions for those of you just starting out with iRest and Yoga Nidra. Check it out if you're new to the practice!

#iRestMeditation #iRestYogaNidra


Polly's Run

Hi Wellspring ALB and Durango Family!

This event, now in its 10th year, raises money for Pancreatic Cancer research at the UNM Cancer Center.

I would like to sign up for a family sponsorship for this event in honor of my mother. She died of Pancreatic Cancer in 2000.

Let me know if you would like to join me? I need at least 5 committed friends at the $40 level to join as a family. You can run or walk - or just come and visit and support this important event.

Message me if you would like to commit to joining my team?
Wellspring Yoga

Polly's Run is a 5k and 10k road race dedicated to finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer and to the memory of Polly Rogers and all the others we have lost to this terrible disease.

Warriors at Ease

It's Mental Health Awareness Month, an invitation to learn more about mental health issues and how you can better support others and yourself. As this cartoon shows, sometimes "being there" for someone doesn't require any words at all. Your intentional presence may be all they need that day.
Thanks for sharing, @just.kat.k - Sometimes this is all it takes.
#wae #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
#SuicidePrevention #MentalHealth
#JustBe #mentalhealthissues #bethere #selfkindness #selfcare #kindness #care #may #militarylife #army #airforce #marines #navy #coastguard

Warriors at Ease

Yes, #PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) can cause visible #wounds. But they, along with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), can also cause invisible wounds -- ones that often cause more #pain than any physical injury. It's crucial for #yogainstructors to understand the prevalence of these hidden injuries in the populations they serve, especially within the #military community.
📸 @emotions_therapy
#yogalove #yogalife #yogainspiration #yogapractice #yogaanywhere #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #moralinjury #tbi #posttraumaticstressdisorder #PosttraumaticGrowth #mst #invisiblewounds #warriorsatease #wae


Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation

Yoga and meditation have been proven to stimulate the Vagus Nerve. Specific types of pranayama have shown to be most effective in vagus nerve stimulation to reduce inflammation.
Join me this Sunday morning 9-10 for Meditation while we explore a specific meditation/ pranayama practice to address vagus nerve stimulation for inflammation reduction.

psychologytoday.com Stimulating the vagus nerve reduces inflammation and the symptoms of arthritis.

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Great read on why Yoga Nidra is an accessible tool for reducing stress and learning about yourself in a noninvasive way. Exactly the reasons iRest is so powerful!

Yoga International #irestmeditation #irestyoganidra #meditationmonday



Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Thanks to Deva for sharing this article. I’ve enjoyed Dr. Lazar’s info and TEDx talks!
Have you tried Meditation? Try an intro class this Sunday at Wellspring 9-10am. We can help you discover how to quiet even the busiest mind.
By donation -

washingtonpost.com Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center

[04/29/19]   “Yoga isn’t about doing the poses. It’s about undoing what’s in the way of the poses.”
Leslie Kaminoff

Join us at Wellspring Yoga to explore what’s in your way -

[04/28/19]   Join Mikiala Sunday for Restorative Yoga! 10:45 - 12:15.

Yoga International

Join Richard Miller and Stephanie Lopez of the iRest Institute for an engaging breakdown of how yoga & meditation can promote vibrant health and deep healing 🧘🏻‍♀️

Enroll now for:
💻 Exclusive Facebook Group Access
🙌🏼 Unlimited course access
✔️Scripts & checklists to help you start teaching right away

Yoga International

Many veterans and their families have been impacted by the stress and trauma experience during their time in the military. Learn how yoga can help these veterans recover from the invisible wounds of war.

New Mexico Peace Choir

Mark your calendars! 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Wellspring Yoga classes are cancelled tomorrow, Easter Sunday. Susan and Mikiala will be nurturing our tiny friends and celebrating spring with family. See you next week!

[04/18/19]   Kundalini Yoga at Wellspring!

Wellspring hosts two weekly Kundalini Yoga classes:
Tuesday - 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Margaret)
Thursday - 10:45 - Noon (Lena & Deva)

We have three amazing Kundalini teachers!
Margaret Lopez, Lena Armstrong-Strober & Deva Khalsa!

Kundalini Yoga, also called the Yoga of Awareness, uses breath, movement, and sound to tap into your inner strength and beauty. KUNDALINI YOGA promotes mental focus, connection to intuition, improved circulation, and nervous & glandular systems function.
All welcome, always at your own level.

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