YOGA STUDIO & SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
Ruidoso & Santa Fe, New Mexico
Yoga Studios | Yoga Teacher Training Schools
Combining ancient yoga wisdoms with modern science and physiology, it is my joy to bring transformational experience and therapeutic benefits to our students - in a meditative, sacred setting. We will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay for yoga instruction and our school scholarships assist deserving RYT200 Yoga Teacher candidates to pay for tuition.
YOGA ALLIANCE CREDENTIALS
Yoga Instructor E-RYT, YACEP Continuing Education Provider #27953, Accredited Yoga Teacher Training School RYS #154144
Developed the curriculum for Yoga Alliance RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training 250 hour Fascia Stretch Track
Sadie Nardini CSV 2014, Yoga Alliance Accredited RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training 2013; Thich Nhat Hahn 5 Mindfulness Trainings 2000; David Williams 1976; Paramahansa Yogananda 1975
Yoga Ancient Wisdom, No Fear Yoga; published in national newspaper "As a 65 yo woman (with total ACL loss from a skiing injury) yoga practice has helped me to heal and cultivate a better physical condition than when I was 30. Even with my limitation (not surgically corrected) I have a robust, pain-free, athletic lifestyle. Yoga has been a personal blessing and I lead our studio, school and classes with awe at the body's ability to heal under the right conditions, and from deep gratitude for my teachers, yogic partners and students." BILL DUTWEILER
Yoga Alliance RYT200
Bill teaches a range of Hatha, Flow and Ashtanga-influenced classes at the studio with skill - and care for his students. His sequences and class plans are creative and innovative, applying yoga poses in a manner that helps his students to feel the effects of practice in a deep and mindful way. Bill is a graduate of the Buddha Yoga RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program and holds an advanced Yoga Alliance RYT 250 hour credential with distinguished honors conferred by his graduating class and instructor for demonstrated skill in technical knowledge. He also holds a MASTERyoga Certification at a Level IV Yoga Teacher Training with over 600 hours of supervised instruction since 2014. Bill shares his knowledge of Sanskrit in his classes to illuminate the meanings behind the traditional names of postures, deepening an understanding of the full expression of asanas. Depending on class style, Bill weaves guided meditation, pranayama practices, inspirational readings, mudras, and bandhas into his instruction providing a comprehensive experience to his students. He teaches Easy Flow, Beginning Ashtanga, Deep Stretch, Core/Balance Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Yoga Foundations with attention to alignment and physiology of asanas. Check here for Bill's class times. Bill has decades of yoga experience and in addition to teaching 8 weekly classes, he is a member of our faculty at the Buddha Yoga School of Yogic Arts. He is a valuable and appreciated instructor in the RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program, providing insight and acumen. Bill amplifies our teaching in a number of areas such as knowledge of methods with challenging inversions, sanskrit meanings and pronunciations, pranayoma practices, mudras and anatomy to expand the knowledge of our yoga teacher trainees. SUMI AYAME
Yoga Alliance RYT200
Sumi is an artist, community organizer and graduate of the Buddha Yoga School of Yogic Arts Yoga Teacher Training. She holds an RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Certification at an advanced 250 hour level and teaches yoga at various locations in Lincoln County including Buddha Yoga Studio. Sumi has a magical style and gracious nature putting her students at ease. As well, she creates innovative class plans which are oriented to tailoring yoga postures and sequences to the needs of her students. Sumi has held a number of workshops and classes in Lincoln County and currently at the studio she teaches Chair Yoga on Wednesdays 10 - 11 am. This class is popular for students who are beginners or have difficulty standing or getting to the floor. It is also a great calm refresher for intermediate or advanced students to refine form and endurance. Sumi guides beginners and intermediate students with modifications to gain the maximum benefit from their Chair Yoga Practice. She includes breath practice, meditation, inspirational readings and aromatherapy head touch during a concluding savasana.
MASTERSyoga IV 200 hour level
Andrea is a wellness mentor, dance instructor, community
builder, entertainer and social change advocate. She is skilled in the
fundamentals of fitness and health, supporting the basics of physical
activity, balanced nutrition, nature, positive thought, purposeful
action, and socialization. Andrea received her MASTERyoga Certification at a Level IV Yoga Teacher Training with over 600 hours of supervised instruction since 2014. Her ongoing wellness studies and teachings include:
Self-actualization, The Six Dimensions of Wellness, Chakra Energy, Zia
Principles, Yoga, Pilates, and Ballroom, Latin, Country and western,
Middle Eastern, Children's and Community Dance. Andrea's commitment is to aid in the cultivation of a
thriving society that promotes a socially responsible, cooperative,
harmonious way of life. Andrea teaches an elegant, gentle style that engenders a relaxation response while gently challenging body and mind. Her classes include breath practice, yoga postures that stretch and open joints and cultivate awareness. Her students enjoy her harmonious and encouraging manner. Andrea teaches Gentle Yoga on Monday & Wednesday 4 - 5 pm and Senior Ladies Gentle Yoga on Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 11 am.
Top left: Jacqie Craig, Dawn Huddleston, Corie Perry, Diana Violet Free Bottom left: Ashley Hall, Cheryl Gnatkowski
DAWN HUDDLESTON CORIE PERRY DIANA VIOLET FREE
2018 Graduating Class
Yoga Alliance RYT250hr Yoga Instructors
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Licensed Massage Therapist
RYT200 Yoga Instructor
From Ashley: My yoga journey began when I was 15 years old, to help strengthen and ease my back pain from scoliosis. Through mindful meditation and a consistent yoga practice I have more mental clarity and focus, along with improved balance and overall well-being. I have dedicated my life to the studies of full body health and wellness. Graduating from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2011 with 800+ hours and over 6,000 hours experience, I continue studies in yoga, meditation and whole mind, body & soul wellness. I specialize in Polarity Yoga and Therapy, Prenatal Yoga and Education, Structural Integration Therapy and Re-patterning Movement with an emphasis in Myofascial Release Yoga techniques. I graduated with honors earning a Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certificate and teach workshops & private classes.
My performing arts background also plays an important part in my style of teaching Yoga, as I focus on dynamic and static stability and strength. I am here to hold a beautiful, peaceful and safe space for you to process through your own healing journey through movement therapy.