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Sunset Tango from Ben Merlotti. Two students of our Instructor Vassily Lyashenko dancing
“Argentine Tango in the Sunset” on vacation in Michigan!

DANCING IN THE DESERT STUDIO HAS REOPENED!!!

EXCITING NEWS!!!

Northern New Mexico is home to some world-class Argentine tango communities in Taos and Santa Fe, and Abiquiu is perfectly situated in between them. This is your chance to get to know this beautiful, creative social dance in a welcoming environment. Zach Hively has been dancing tango since 2016, has taken teacher training and adaptive tango training, and he believes the dance is accessible to everyone.

This friendly 4-week series introduces you to tango dance and music. You don’t need any prior dance experience — you don’t even need to come with a partner! Just bring comfortable socks (or leather-soled dance shoes), your proof of Covid vaccination, and $40 per person for the series. Masks are optional and welcome. We will be in close proximity to one another, so it’s important we respect each other and keep ourselves safe in all ways.

You can find more information at zachhively.com/tango, where you can also contact Zach with any questions.


NIA IS BACK!

Saturdays, 10:30 to noon, starting March 19, 2022

Come experience the Joy of Movement in a way that brings pleasure and ease to your body in your body’s way. Nia is a wonderful movement practice that draws from dance, martial arts, and healing arts. It’s a workout for body, mind and soul that uses multi-directional movements and easy choreography combined with soul-stirring music.

Nia’s diversity of movements engages your entire being without feeling like a work-out. It has been defined as, “joy-based fitness for people who dislike working out”.

The movements are designed for all levels of fitness so you can get exceptional benefits wherever your “now” body is at, whether you are super fit, barely fitting movement into your life, or healing from an injury. Learn to listen to your body’s natural wisdom who always lets you know what feels right and what doesn’t.

Classes are 75 minutes long. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move fully in. Practice is in bare feet. No prior knowledge or experience necessary; just curiosity to find JOY in movement.

For more information contact: gurukiren@gmail.com.

MINDFUL PILATES IS BACK!!!

PILATES—BREATHE, STRETCH, RESTORE
Mindful Mesa Pilates classes offer deep meditative breath work to restore the nervous system and
movements to increase core strength, improve posture, mobility, flexibility, balance, and muscle
tone. After class, participants often feel both relaxed and energized with an improved overall
sense of well-being.

STUDIO CLASSES—WHAT TO EXPECT

Sundays 10:00 am to 11:15 am and Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6:15 pm

Now enrolling for second in-person studio classes in Abiquiu to take place on Wednesdays beginning June 15 for a 75-minute total mind-body workout with personalized modifications as needed. Limited
space for vaccinated registered participants—sorry no drop-ins. Dr. Judith Stauber is a Certified
Pilates Instructor teaching in New Mexico since 2010.
Register via email: judithstauber@gmail.com  

MINDFUL MESA PILATES—TESTIMONIALS
I was a reluctant convert to Pilates, thinking that it was not strenuous enough. Mindful Mesa
Pilates and Judith taught me that exercise does not have to be strenuous to reap the benefits! I
am a large, generally inflexible person who struggles with structured exercise. I have been doing
Pilates for four months, and have increased strength, focus, balance, and flexibility. I just
returned from a hiking trip that I would not have been able to complete. The one-mile 2300-foot
elevation climb would have had me on my inhaler- which I did not need for the first time in years-
and in tears. I attribute my successful hike, in large part, to Judith’s program of compassion,
encouragement, and eye to individual needs. —Kathy in Taos

I cannot imagine a better whole body-mind exercise that I could do in these times. As a martial
artist, I have not been in better shape since I was 50 and regularly doing Krav Maga. For the last
10 years I’ve been unhappy about my exercise regimen and my body shape. I was convinced to start
Mindful Mesa Pilates and within weeks I really did feel like I was 50 again. I am ready to start
teaching self-defense again. Judith is one
of the best teachers I have ever worked with. —Martina in ABQ

 

SUE DWYER IS BACK WITH YOGA (MIXED LEVEL)

 YOGA (mixed level) – Thursdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am starting June 2, 2022

This class is designed for practitioners of varying degrees of experience. All are welcome! A 60-minute āsana practice will be followed by a 10-minute meditation.

 

 Soulfire with Joy JOY HAS MOVED TO THE EAST COAST, BUT MAY OCCASIONALLY TEACH AT DANCING IN THE DESERT. CHECK CALENDAR. JOY IS TEACHING VIA ZOOM. TO CONTACT HER SEE BELOW.

Yoga is a study of body, mind and spirit, where you learn about the nature of your true self. Though often thought of as only a physical practice, its true purpose is to help one achieve divine unity and self- realization. Staying true to Yoga’s original intent, Joy’s class is rooted in classical Hatha Yoga teach, and are designed to nourish and vitalize the spirit by balancing the mind-body relationship.

Weekly Hatha Yoga Classes

Hatha Class Description:

This class is an invitation to explore, become present, and deeply connect to yourself. In a gentle accessible way, Joy guides students to strengthen their capacity to experience the deeper more subtle aspects of the practice. She blends principles from Ayurveda, Yogas’ sister science of health and integrated healing, to harmonize and attune the class to nature’s seasons and elemental qualities, bringing more support and balance to the practice. Physically this class varies from gentle to moderate in intensity and is suitable for anyone. Joy aims for everyone to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and restored. Beginning students to more practiced yogis’ will feel inspired!

YOGA Basics for beginners (and those wanting to return to their mats)

Learn the basics of yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques. Gently build your skills and learn how to modify postures for your own specific needs. You will experience working with body mind awareness and the joy of just being present to yourself. You will come away with the knowledge to start a personal home practice and/or comfortably join a studio class. (Mats and all props provided)

Please mail Joy at joyousom@gmail.com to sign up for zoom classes or for more information. Or call 505-747-0002. Joy now has a website: www.soulfireyogawithjoy.com

For more about Joy click on link.

 

Dancemeditation ™ with Anastacia CLASSES HAVE NOT RESTARTED

Dancemeditation™, a beautiful way to connect more deeply with yourself, come into a state of presence, and have an opportunity for creative self-expression. Classes typically include gentle stretches coordinated with the breath, rocking, slow movement, intuitive dance exploration,
joyful flow – allowing the body-mind to deeply relax and heal. Dancemeditation ™ integrates Breath, Body and Spirit by combining Sufi meditation methods, somatic / sensory cueing, dance improvisation, a rich movement vocabulary – plus – fantastic music!

Dance background not required. All bodies welcome.

For more information on Anastacia visit.

For questions and to pre-register, please contact Anastacia at: anastaciaconsulting(at)gmail(dot)com; 510-501-4489; 505-685-0055