Meet Your Yoga Instructors

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Meet Tianna R, RYT – 200 HR

“My name is Tianna. I’m a yoga instructor and occupational therapist. I love to teach a little bit of everything- vinyasa, yin yoga , unity yoga, and hot yoga. My favorite thing about yoga is finding alignment with the pose and myself, strengthening my muscles through practice, and challenging myself in balance poses. I love how yoga allows me to be my best self and feel amazing. Which is why I love to teach yoga and bring it to others.”

Meet Maya P, RYT-200 HR, RYT-200 HR in Buti Yoga

“Hello I am Maya, and I lead with a warm and positive attitude along with a fiery spirit that bring a sense of fun energy and seamless free flowing vibes and movement into my classes. I balance ease and intensity within creative sequencing and a strong focus in pranayama (breathing practice). My classes will put you out of your comfort zone but also leave you feeling free and connected to your body, mind, and spirit. It is a profoundly emotionally healing practice and that is my goal for each class you’ll take.
My roots in yoga go back to 2008 when I attended Ashtanga yoga classes religiously taught by my sister Marisol Brito, a prominent yoga teacher in the Albuquerque community. Yoga quickly became my passion and I found my love in the hot room. By 2013 I became RYT 200 certified through Sacred Hot Yoga Method and immediately started teaching yoga full time. Since then I have continued my yoga education with an additional RYT 200 in BUTI yoga with specific certifications in HOT BUTI Yoga, BUTI Bands, Hot Core and Sculpt by BUTI. I also have additional continuing education hours in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Angel Heal Yoga, and is reiki level 2 attuned. One of my passions is working with kids and through the years I have created a kids yoga program. Come to my class to let your inner child play and let the inner goddess be empowered.”

Meet Jessica A, RYT- 200 HR

“Hello My Name is Jessica Alexsandra, I received my RYT 200HR certification from Blissful Spirits Albuquerque in 2018, and have been teaching locally since. I found yoga during a life altering time in my journey and it was something that empowered me. It was both challenging, humbling, but also healing. I knew right then and there I wanted to Share this practice with everyone. I love to challenge my students both physically and mentally, encouraging them to ride their edge and step outside of their comfort zone. I welcome yogis from all walks of life, in all stages of their practice, to join me in a mutual pursuit of balance And healing; mind, Body, and Soul. See you on your mat”

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Meet Tessa J, RYT 200 HR

” Hey there, everyone! Tessa here, I received my certification in 2021 and have been practicing since I was 19 (little sad I didn’t discover yoga sooner). I am an Occupational therapy assistant working full time in a skilled nursing facility. My job can be hard and that is when I turn to what helps me most… can you guess it? I love what yoga can do for me not only physically but also keeping my mind at ease, it’s a form of therapy. My favorite thing to offer my students is creating a fun space where they can just let go of all the expectations that come along with the practice of yoga. I also love meeting new people and connecting with the community. So come join me. let’s have some yoga fun!”

Meet Alyssa Y, RYT 200 HR

“My yoga journey began in 2017 when I moved from upstate NY to TX, and I discovered the healing impact yoga had on my life – spiritually, mentally and physically. It showed up just at the right time. Yoga has helped me learn to move intentionally, embrace the moment, and most importantly…breathe! After a lot of reflecting in 2020, I wanted to give back as a teacher and completed my RYT-200 certification at Gaia Flow Yoga in Plano, TX, the same studio that sparked this journey. Being a teacher has allowed me to share my love for the practice and my hope is for students find the same healing. It’s always important to me to incorporate different variations of poses throughout class. That is the true beauty of the practice – there’s always a place to go! No matter if you’re looking for a gentle practice or a challenge, my goal is help you find that place. I can’t wait to meet you on the mat!”

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Meet Shelbie, RYT 200 HR

“With my certifications (CPT, CNC, YT-200, Reiki, SURFSET) my passion burns deep in wanting to help people find peace through physical fitness. Having five-plus years of experience practicing, teaching, and coaching in Albuquerque’s health industry-guiding diverse clients to successfully achieve health and wellness goals. I am always up for a new challenge to take my mind, body, and spirit to the next level. Yoga training has effectively changed my life by shifting patterns and finding balance. I have found that yoga is a way of life and a constant practice of learning to take a new shape with the body so it can lead you to take a unique shape with the mind. Teaching yoga is an effect that keeps life flowing and moving so as a yoga instructor my goal is to help people hit their flow of energy by releasing and strengthening. This will allow students to hit their flow on and off the mat and into their day-to-day life to bring peace and balance to themselves.”

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Meet Rachel, RYT 200 HR

“Hi I’m Rachel! From a very early age, movement and exercise have played an important role in my life. After sustaining an injury to my foot as a teenager, I found yoga in hope to heal and reconnect to my body. Many years later, further trauma led me back to my yoga mat to regain strength and purpose in life. It was then I realized yoga is like a glue that keeps my life together. This gave me the desire to help others alleviate suffering and unleash their full potential through the practice of yoga and meditation. I completed my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica and became certified through Yoga Alliance in 2021. My classes incorporate a mix of vinyasa and hatha yoga styles, with an emphasis on breath work and mindfulness to help heal and connect with the body, mind, and soul.
I hope to make yoga and meditation more accessible for all people. I believe everyone has light inside them and that movement can be a powerful way to help that light shine. Come let your light shine!”

Meet Sarah, RYT 200 HR

My name is Sarah, and I love teaching all styles of yoga!  I primarily teach vinyasa, yin, and hot yoga but want to learn more about different styles.  My first priority in teaching yoga is encouraging students to tap into the present moment using movement and breath.  I am a firm believer that yoga can enhance quality of life!

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