At Instant Karma yoga is practiced in the heritage tradition of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar and his family of Pune, India. Iyengar Yoga is unique in that the whole subject of yoga, including ethics & philosophy, breathing, concentration, meditation and consciousness are explained first through postures known as yoga asanas.
Iyengar's contributions to the world of modern yoga are numerous and awe inspiring. One of his greatest gifts to present day practioners world wide is his invention of props for practice for those who need them. Objects like blocks, belts, bolsters, blankets, chairs, sticks and ropes (plus many many more!) can make vital and unique experiences available and intelligent despite our limitations, injuries or illness. With this intelligent expansion of consciousness come fresh ideas, blooming creativity, growth, strength, development and change. Iyengar gave us an approch that enables us to envision possiblity. He charged us with the duty to seek out the unlimited potential within ourselves with courage, confidence, dedication, humility and love.
Iyengar's family of teachers are sought out world wide for their deep understanding, life long study, dedication and experience. Certified teachers are held to the highest standards and can be recognized by the respected certification mark. Look for the mark!
There is no experience required to take yoga class. Beginners are always welcome. For locals and visitors alike, drop-in students accepted.
Alex is the owner, yoga instructor, head juice bar chef, buyer and consultant at Instant Karma. She began her relationship with the subject of yoga as a child watching her father's practice. At age 19 Alex began her formal study in the art of asana and the philosophy of Vedanta & Gita. Alex's joy comes from searching out creative solutions to perceived limitations in practice and sharing those ideas. She is a certified Junior Intermediate Iyengar yoga instructor and a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has almost 30 years as a devoted practitioner and almost 20 years teaching experience. Alex continues to study annually with the Iyengar family in India and senior teachers in the USA.
Pablo is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s training program and has been teaching since 1995. Pablo’s mission is to guide students in the development of their yoga practice in a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. His teaching is structured on functional alignment, conscious breath, safety, and attention to detail. Pablo is also a scholar with an MA in dance. His investigations focus on the relationship between the embodiment of dance & asana including transformations of consciousness. With his practical knowledge based on yoga, dance, anatomy, and kinesiology he has skillfully developed his own unique pedagogy.
A little history about Lori... Walking into her first class in February 2009 (having no previous background) her connection to Ashtanga Yoga was immediate. Now she has a dedicated and disciplined daily practice, which has been a healing, transformational, and grounding force in her life and it continues to evolve with each passing day. Her practice comes from classical/traditional yoga philosophy, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She received her training and certification under the direction of Amy Williams previous owner of 3B Yoga in Provo, Utah. Before relocating to New Mexico, she worked as an instructor at 3B Yoga and have been practicing Ashtanga since 2009! Her teaching technique is unique and full of love, passion and healing. She shares her Guru's feeling that Yoga is for everybody!
“Yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.” - Sri K Pattabhi Jois