The yoga origins at Instant Karma are in the heritage tradition of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar and his family of Pune, India. Iyengar Yoga is unique and known for its deep understanding of asanas (postures). Ultimately essential yoga, including ethics & philosophy, breathing, concentration, and meditation are described through experiences on the mat.
Iyengar showed us a way to profoundly study ourselves and envision possiblity. He charged us with the duty to seek out our maximum potential with courage, dedication, humility and love. These life lessons sustain us off the mat as well.
Iyengar's family of teachers can be found world wide. After many years of study, an ongoing comitment to learn, and upon passing an assessment a teacher may use the Iyengar Yoga certification mark. The mark is a symbol of sincerity and dedication in practice.
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 been a devoted practitioner for 30 years and teaching for 20 years. Alex continues to study annually with the Iyengar family in India and senior teachers in the USA.
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. 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