Bhava Yoga Studio

Bhava |bah va| noun 1. The deepest feeling from your heart that inspires what you love to do. 2. A special place in Albuquerque, NM where magic seemingly happens. 3. A place for finding inspiration, connection and for feeling good.

The yoga classes at Bhava support, motivate and celebrate students to live life fully and completely. Our highly skilled and approachable teachers guide students with great care, personal attention, and the quiet joy that comes from doing what they love. We offer alignment based and vinyasa flow classes, and welcome students at any level, from beginner to advanced. So come, get a workout, tap into new-found energy, dissolve a nagging pain, take your practice to the next level, open your heart, find peace and equanimity – all in the support of a warm and inviting community. Find it here:

Hi Yogis, Hawaii anyone? Pamela Hong and Marisol are planning a yoga retreat in Hawaii. Help us plan by giving us an idea of who wants to go. Let us know in the comments 💜

Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment

Tonight's (Sunday) practice will center on the cleansing of mind and body through visualization, qigong and yoga flow! Join Pam and Farah tonight from 6:30-8p at Bhava Yoga Studio. Pay what you can.

Don’t miss this POP-UP!

Today (5/29) 5:45-6:45😀
$12 | $10 Students

The best of both worlds.

YIN-calm your nerves and stretch
VIN-Flow from pose to pose


Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents

Screen-time is part of our culture. Screens are what we use for entertainment, work, communication, finding our way, pay bills, bank, shop, finds restaurant and other locations ..... the list goes on.

There is also a concern for the effects of “too much“ screen time. Using a screen effects our moods, our sleep patterns, influences our experience and more.

Here is a report that quantifies our screen-time experience. I was amazed to see that on average adults spend over nine hours a day in front of a screen.

How can we improve our experiences by optimizing screen time? What is too much screen time? How can we balance with screen-time and real-time?

Take a Summer Vacation in “real-time” and connect with those things you love to do. 🏖 🍦 🧘🏽‍♀️ 🥾 🚴‍♀️ 🎣 ⛺️ 🌳 📖 🥘 🥂 It's a family thing: How the media environment shapes kids' use -- and what we can do to make it better. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.

Today at 5:30 ... meet Maria.

Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment

What to do when GOT is over? YOGA!! Join us this and every Sunday from 630-8p at Bhava Yoga Studio. Raphael will be leading his last class before heading to Wisconsin for four months! We'll miss your unique, creative classes, Raphael!!

Bhava Yoga Studio

Woot! Woot!

We have a New Teacher for our
Saturday 9:30
All Levels 90-Min class

Join her tomorrow for her first class

☀️Here’s Jessie’s Bio☀️

Jessie Fletcher, ERYT500 is dedicated to spreading awareness of the limitless potential for the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Teaching Yoga since 2004, she has developed a dynamic and inspirational teaching style. Jessie has accumulated over 800 Yoga teacher training hours and served as a senior teacher with Universal Yoga for 10 years. She is a certified Counselor of Ayurveda and has completed over 800 hours of training at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has taught over 10,000 hours of classes, workshops, and certifies 200 and 300 hour teachers through her school of Dorje Yoga. Having been blessed with Refuge and Tantric Initiation into the Karma Kagyu, Jessie takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your full potential creating an empowering and transformative experience.

🧘🏽‍♀️During a yoga practice, we ask our bodies to create stability in various postures. Sometimes we can physically bring our bodies into the postures but may not have the strength or understanding how to engage muscles to created stability.
💪🏽So, we designed a 30 minute Yoga for Strength class focusing on both dynamic movements and sustained holds. This combo helps create more physical strength and understanding on how to engage our bodies. These two components work together to develop both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers. With a consistent practice, this can help your yoga practice to feel more integrated and holistic.
One more thing. We have a blast in this class. It’s not easy to get strong. It takes dedication and a consistent practice. That’s why we do it together. Our class motto is, “we‘re stronger together“.
Join @marisollovesyoga Monday’s and @lindabrody Thursday’s from
5-5:30 PM
$6 drop-in


The Rail Yards Market is open for the season. And, we are hosting our third season of free yoga on designated Sundays now through October. Class is from 10-10:45 AM (this month: 5/5, 5/19 and 5/26). There’s no place to truly tune into your inner rhythm like sitting inside the bustling railyard market with the vendor shouting out .... “Fresh tortillas, get your fresh tortillas!” ... it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. See you there 🧘🏽‍♀️

🌲 POP-UP Teacher 🌲

9:30 AM Mixed Level Hatha Yoga Class today is being taught by a wildlife biologist, forester, ecological philosopher.... who specializes in endangered species and eco-system restoration ... and he’s a yoga teacher too.

Johnny Stowe teaches a earthy, organic and immersive style of yoga.

🔥 See you at 9:30 🔥

Here’s his bio:

A 90-minute restorative yoga class consists of between 7 to 10 postures held for 5-10 minutes each. Supported seated folds, gentle heart openers and mild twists allow the body time to feel supported and safe while allowing muscles and inner organs time to completely relax and be nourished by breath.

Happy Monday! Love these ladies. Let's get our practice on again tomorrow. Last Tuesday was a great class. Thanks Lena for a feel good and strong class last week. "Tapa Tuesdays" is in full swing!

NOTE: Tapas is one of the Niyamas (suggestions from Patanjali on how to conduct yourself in your practice/life). It means to act with discipline and sacrifice. When tapas is used in your yoga practice, heat is generate. This is the heat of transformation. So, on Tuesdays we work-it!

The Bosque is beautiful. Found this bloom on a walk today. Stay cool my friends.

Grandma yogi on workouts that keep her fit as a 21-year-old

Happy Sunday, yoga is for everyone. You may not think you are flexible enough, strong enough or able to balance on one foot or ... etc...

Checkout this link for more info on why yoga is truly fit everyone. Any amount if practice benefits your whole-self 💜. Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

Best of Burque 2019 Voting Is Underway!

We love our students! Thank you all for choosing to practice with us. We’ve been bringing yoga to the Albuquerque community for 13 years. We look forward to the next 13 years.
Thank you all for helping us get into the Top 5 in The Alibi’s annual Best in Burque. Now it’s a Vote-off!
Please vote for us and help us defend our title. Here’s the link (use your smart phone. We have not been able to access voting on a laptop or desktop):

#yogastrong Yes, sports fans, the final round of Best of Burque has begun! Cast your votes March 27 through April 10 up to once per day to push your choices to the top of the polls. It’s the one time when “vote early and vote often” can lead to victory instead of a prison term, so pump up the volume and m...

[03/30/19]   Kids yoga for spring!
Saturday March 30th
8:00-9:00 am
$8 Drop-in
Synced adult yoga hour

What is Yoga Therapy?

Hi Yogis, truly yoga is for everyone. The trick is discovering what type of yoga practice works best for you. Exploring your unique needs one-on-one with a yoga teacher/therapist is rewarding and effective. If you are interested in learning more about yoga therapy, check out this link:

🕉💜☮️ What is yoga therapy? By definition from the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT): “Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-bei…

[03/23/19]   Snowy one day, sunny and warm the next...and that wind! Find your equilibrium at Pay-What You-Can Yoga at Bhava tomorrow.

Saturday March 23rd
5:00-6:00 pm

Spring has sprung! So many changes in nature at this time of year! Metamorphosis is our theme in Kids Yoga tomorrow. Come join the fun!

Bhava Yoga Studio
Saturday March 23rd
8:00-9:00 am
$8 Drop-In

💜Thank you Yogis for voting us the Best in Burque over the past few years. We are grateful to guide you along your yoga journey.

Help us today by VOTING Bhava Yoga Studio as the best yoga center.

FYI: You can find “best yoga center” under the “Services” category.

Here’s the link to vote:

Thank you for being part of Bhava and the yoga community.


On Monday, March 18, we continue our study of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga by exploring the third limb - ASANA. Originally a seated pose for meditation, modern yoga and hatha have taken it way beyond just sitting. We will test our Asana practice by moving from Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana to Eka Pada Galavanasana! 9:30 AM, 1.5 hour class.

Here’s another Yoga for Strength demo with Linda, Carson and Marisol. Thanks Katie Shaw for taking the video 🤟🏽

Thursday, there’s something for everyone. What do you need to balance our your week? Do you need to chill? Do you need to move? Come practice ☮️

Yoga For Strength can take you to new heights! Join us this evening 5:00-5:30 pm at Bhava! We have loads of fun getting stronger together!

[03/14/19]   Spring winds and weather blowing you off balance? Pay What You Can Yoga Hour tomorrow will help you find your center again!
Thursday March 14
7:00-8:00 pm

Yoga for Strength will take you to new heights! Come get strong with us!
Bhava Yoga Studio
Mondays and Thursdays
5:00-5:30 pm

Wisdom Warriors is a class designed for dedicated and experienced practitioners who are adept at yoga and who are over 50. A full range of poses are practiced including standing poses, backbends, hip openers, forward bends, inversions and arm balances. It is not suitable for beginners. Class is physically and spiritually inspiring, has a strong therapeutic focus, and aims to foster community among our 50+ yogis

Join Pamela Heater and Sue Chappell today from 2:30-4:30.

Wisdom Warriors is a class designed for dedicated and experienced practitioners who are adept at yoga and who are over 50. A full range of poses are practiced including standing poses, backbends, hip openers, forward bends, inversions and arm balances. It is not suitable for beginners. Class is physically and spiritually inspiring, has a strong therapeutic focus, and aims to foster community among our 50+ yogis

Join Pamela Heater and Sue Chappell today from 2:30-4:30.

🎉Celebrate good times.🎉
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Feb Yoga Challenge. Congratulations to those who meet the challenge. David, Keith, Lisa and Mara (she will was enjoying Taos and wasn’t able to make it). 🎉

On Monday, March 11, we continue our exploration of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga by exploring the final Niyama - Ishvara Pranidhana - or surrender to God. Sanskrit is often palindromic. Ahamkara means limited by ego; Aham = self-absorbed or ego. When reversed, “maha” = enlightenment. So, for example, Maharaja means the enlightened lord. To achieve enlightenment we have to let go of the ego in order to realize our true nature, our divinity. In our Monday yoga class, we will practice flow to “get out of our heads” followed by ½ hour of YIN poses designed to facilitate surrender. As the Bhagavat Gita says, "no effort on the path is wasted!" 9:30 AM, 1.5 hour class.

Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment

Pamela Hong & Mari Uehara-Damp will be co-teaching the Yoga for POC gathering TONIGHT, Sunday 3/10. Please join us at Bhava Yoga Studio from 630-8p as we honor Japanese American human rights activist, Yuri Kochiyama. ❤️❤️ Pay what you can!
Pictured is Gabi Rojas.
Photo and Design: Pam Hong.

Gratitude to Marisol Brito and Mimi Smith Ludden, co-owners of Bhava Yoga Studio, for generously providing a safe space for our gathering each week! ~Pam

During Feb 20 Yogis took the challenge to take 25 classes in 28 days. Woot! Woot! Come celebrate their success.

On Monday, March 4, we continue our exploration of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga by journeying through the Niyamas. This week we discover Svadhyaya, self-study, the journey to find your true divine nature. Do we live in a world of duality? Or non-duality? Now, draw an infinitely large circle. Below the circle place an infinitesimally small dot. The infinitely large circle represents your creator, the infinitesimally small dot represents you - duality. Now, place the dot in the circle, non-duality. Patanjali's yoga sutras are dualistic. Western yoga traditions, largely derived from Siddha traditions, are non-dualistic. The two schools are in contrast, but not in competition.

We can apply the dualistic and non-dualistic philosophies as different aspects of the same journey, which eventually leads to the direct experience of consciousness, wherein all these questions are resolved and dissolved. We start by studying our interconnected energy state through slow, mindful synchronized yoga flow. 9:30 AM at Bhava Yoga Studios.

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As we head into March, signs of spring are peaking through the recent blasts of winter! Join us this coming Saturday for Family Yoga at Bhava as we celebrate Spring Equinox. We'll explore balance, symmetry, day and night with fun yoga poses, games and partner poses. Your whole family will leave feeling more balanced in mind and body!

Bhava Yoga Studio
Saturday March 2nd
9:30-11:00 am
$20 first three family members
$5 each additional
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On Sunday, Feb 24 and Monday, Feb 25 we continue our exploration of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga by continuing our journey through the Niyamas. This week we explore Tapas. In Hindi, the literal meaning is to heat. To my friend in Santa Fe, Tapas Bhakta, Tapas indicates sincerity of purpose. In our yoga practice, we will find our edge through the exploration of poses that require concentration and commitment. Its a discipline of extending willingness in all that we do. 11:30 AM on Sunday, 9:30AM on Monday. 1 1/2 hour classes at Bhava Yoga Studio.

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We'll continue our journey through tales of China this coming Saturday in Kids Yoga at Bhava! Our yoga poses and games will be inspired by a story called "Natural Enemies." In this ancient Chinese tale, a dog, a cat, and their loving owner remind us of what it means to be kind, helpful and brave.

Bhava Yoga Studio
Saturday February 23rd
8:00-9:00 am
Drop-In Welcome
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February is the month when we think a lot about hearts! Images of hearts are all around, reminding us to take time to share our love with others. Join with other families in this month's Family Yoga class at Bhava for some sweet moments with your family! We'll do heart opening poses to connect us to our own heart space and partner poses to connect to each other with joy and playfulness. Your family will also get a fun take-home activity to continue the sweet connection! Do you know how many times your heart beats in one day? How about in a whole year? Come find out!

Bhava Yoga Studio
Saturday February 9th
9:30-11:00 am
$20 first 3 family members, $5 each additional
Drop-In welcome!
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"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
As adults, we can sometimes take our yoga too seriously. When we share yoga with children, their sense of play is contagious, and our own yoga becomes more playful as well.
Experience yoga with your children in a monthly Family Yoga Class at Bhava!
Next Family Class: Saturday February 9th!


As an adult yogi, you’ve no doubt experienced how your body and mind become calmer and how you feel more grounded through yoga.
Children can also feel these benefits. Kids today lead incredibly busy lives. Like adults, children can become stressed or anxious. Unlike adults, children may not be as aware of or able to verbalize these feelings. Yoga gives children and teens the tools they need to decompress, slow down, and become grounded and calm.

Gems of Insight from Young Yogis
“I know I’ve been really wild lately in class, but I know I want to be in yoga. Yoga is my favorite subject in school!” --David age 8

“Mommy, Daddy, you are too stressed out! What you need is some yoga breathing. Let’s sit down and I’ll teach you how.” --Lily, age 6 (as shared by her mother)

“Whenever I get a headache, yoga makes it go away.” – Domacio age 10

“I bet I’m going to be strong tomorrow!” – young girl after her yoga class

“Yoga is my favorite because it makes me calm.” – 7-year-old boy in his end-of-school semester interview


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