>>  At WellspringYoga, we are fortunate to have skilled and
experienced teachers in several Yoga traditions.
Classes based in the traditions of Viniyoga, Iyengar and Kundalini are offered throughout the week.
Iyengar Yoga

Wellspring has a 33 year history of offering classes in the Iyengar tradition, a style characterized by skillful attention
to detail in every pose, use of props, and focus on body alignment.
Your teacher will mindfully help you optimize your practice.

Viniyoga

Viniyoga highlights careful sequencing of breath-inspired movement,
with attention given to the understanding that every body is different every day. Nourish strengthen and renew your body, while deepening your pranayama
practice and calming the mind. Classes will include anatomically correct asana instruction and pranayama, and may include meditation techniques,
chanting, ritual, and the study of the yoga sutra (watch for class descriptions)
While classes can be varied and range from a very gentle preparation for mediation, to a full body workout, all classes emphasize mobilizing the spine and coordinating movement with breath.
Kundalini
Kundalini is an "uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices,  Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques,  meditation, and  chanting". Yoga Journal
“Yoga is basically a program for the spine at every level—physical, 
respiratory, mental, and spiritual,” T.K.V.Desikachar.
  • Even you can do Yoga! Yoga for the reluctant

    If you have ever said "I'm too stiff to do yoga", but would love to try it, this class is for you! If you are recovering from an injury or find yourself losing quality of life due to inactivity or feeling stiff and sore, yoga is a great answer. Finding the best class to fit your needs is important! This gentle class will help you to get moving or keep moving!
    • Susan Hakanson

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute.

      For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for folks training for the Iron Horse Bike classic, classes aimed at keeping aging athletes in their sports, and deep relaxation classes for the end of a busy work week. She also teaches specific Pranayama classes, Mindfulness and Meditation classes, Change Management workshops and she offers study groups to discuss the Yoga Sutra.

      Susan first came to yoga 35+ years ago to find relief from a severe scoliosis, aggravated by an injury. Realizing the amazing difference in her quality of life between times when she was dedicated to her practice and times when she let it drift, Susan committed to a daily practice and lifelong study. As many have learned, the physical practice leads to the understanding that Yoga offers so much more. Yoga is the “union” or link between the source of energy and the materiality –  the mind and body; an ancient philosophy that can lead to greater health, vitality and peace of mind – if you practice!

  • Viniyoga Basics

    About

    Breath inspired movement - combined with repetition and stay to create a therapeutic experience for each student. "We are not in class to serve the postures - the postures are tools that individuals can use to nourish the body and calm the mind".
    This mixed level class is appropriate for beginners to advanced students wanting a full yoga experience without the worries of not being able to keep up! Everybody is different every day! Saturdays 8:15am-9:30pm with Susan
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    • Susan Hakanson

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute.

      For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for folks training for the Iron Horse Bike classic, classes aimed at keeping aging athletes in their sports, and deep relaxation classes for the end of a busy work week. She also teaches specific Pranayama classes, Mindfulness and Meditation classes, Change Management workshops and she offers study groups to discuss the Yoga Sutra.

      Susan first came to yoga 35+ years ago to find relief from a severe scoliosis, aggravated by an injury. Realizing the amazing difference in her quality of life between times when she was dedicated to her practice and times when she let it drift, Susan committed to a daily practice and lifelong study. As many have learned, the physical practice leads to the understanding that Yoga offers so much more. Yoga is the “union” or link between the source of energy and the materiality –  the mind and body; an ancient philosophy that can lead to greater health, vitality and peace of mind – if you practice!

  • Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation

    Find your calm
    Have trouble calming or quieting the "mind noise"? Troubled by stress or find yourself unable to focus your attention?
    This class will include a very gentle breath-inspired yoga practice, moving into a pranayama or breath practice, followed by a peaceful meditation practice. Accessible to beginners, useful for seasoned practitioners, as well as everything in between.
    Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!
    • Susan Hakanson

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute.

      For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for folks training for the Iron Horse Bike classic, classes aimed at keeping aging athletes in their sports, and deep relaxation classes for the end of a busy work week. She also teaches specific Pranayama classes, Mindfulness and Meditation classes, Change Management workshops and she offers study groups to discuss the Yoga Sutra.

      Susan first came to yoga 35+ years ago to find relief from a severe scoliosis, aggravated by an injury. Realizing the amazing difference in her quality of life between times when she was dedicated to her practice and times when she let it drift, Susan committed to a daily practice and lifelong study. As many have learned, the physical practice leads to the understanding that Yoga offers so much more. Yoga is the “union” or link between the source of energy and the materiality –  the mind and body; an ancient philosophy that can lead to greater health, vitality and peace of mind – if you practice!

  • Gentle Strength – Yoga Basics

    About

    Enjoy improved muscle tone, flexibility and a deeper sense of well-being as you are introduced to the principles of body alignment and mindful breath in the basic postures. This class is suitable for students who have never tried yoga before as well as for those who want to enhance their understanding of the fundamentals. Mondays 5:45 - 7:00 pm with Sharon [/items_list] Use this link to sign up now!
    • Sharon Jonas

      Sharon Jonas

      Certified Yoga Instructor and Professional Chef Sharon Jonas has shared her passion for healthy living through yoga, fitness and food for over fifteen years.

      Certified Yoga Instructor and Professional Chef Sharon Jonas has shared her passion for healthy living through yoga, fitness and food for over fifteen years. Specializing in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Sharon studied nutrition, worked as a counselor for Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres, and owned a restaurant here in Albuquerque. She practiced and studied yoga with numerous well-known teachers while working as Chef and Manager at Pura Vida Yoga Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Sharon integrates a variety of yoga styles into her Gentle Strength teaching, including Iyengar, Anusara, Astanga, Vinyasa and Restorative along with Pilates strength and core work, offering a rewarding practice that accommodates all levels of experience. Sharon is continually expanding her training and teaching repertoire with specialized workshops such as YogaFit®, Back Care Basics, and SilverSneakers® fitness and yoga. Through one-on-one coaching and creative classes, Sharon shares her knowledge and support with a practical and personalized approach.

  • Kundalini

    About

    Kundalini Yoga, also called the Yoga of Awareness. Use breath, movement, and sound to tap into your inner strength and beauty.  KUNDALINI YOGA promotes mental focus, connection to intuition, improved circulation, and nervous & glandular systems function.  All welcome, always at your own level. Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm with Margaret [/items_list] Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!  
    • Margaret Lopez

      Margaret Lopez

         

       



      Margaret Lopez has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since she experienced Kundalini Yoga ‘love at first class’ in 1998.


      KRI instructor certified in 2013, she welcomes you to fully experience breath, movement and connection to the self through Kundalini Yoga.

       

  • Yoga for the (Aging?) Athlete

    Build & keep strength even as you age!
    If you are ramping up your training for a race or ride this fall or winter and want to enhance your training, or if you are finding yourself stiff or sore in the mornings after you work out, this class is for you! Keep up the training and fun by taking care of the muscles, joints and connective tissue that keep you in motion. Gain strength, flexibility - increase breath capacity and quite the mind noise!
    • Susan Hakanson

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute.

      For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for folks training for the Iron Horse Bike classic, classes aimed at keeping aging athletes in their sports, and deep relaxation classes for the end of a busy work week. She also teaches specific Pranayama classes, Mindfulness and Meditation classes, Change Management workshops and she offers study groups to discuss the Yoga Sutra.

      Susan first came to yoga 35+ years ago to find relief from a severe scoliosis, aggravated by an injury. Realizing the amazing difference in her quality of life between times when she was dedicated to her practice and times when she let it drift, Susan committed to a daily practice and lifelong study. As many have learned, the physical practice leads to the understanding that Yoga offers so much more. Yoga is the “union” or link between the source of energy and the materiality –  the mind and body; an ancient philosophy that can lead to greater health, vitality and peace of mind – if you practice!

  • Yoga Basics

    About

    Enjoy improved muscle tone, flexibility and a deeper sense of well-being as you are introduced to the principles of body alignment and mindful breath in the basic postures.  This class is suitable for students who have never tried yoga before as well as for those who want to enhance their understanding of the fundamentals. Mondays 5:30-7:00pm with Sharon Saturdays 8:30-9:45am with Susan [/items_list] Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!
    • Susan Hakanson

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for

      Susan is a longtime practitioner of yoga and has been a teacher for over 10 years. She completed her 500-hour training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute.

      For the past eight years Susan has been teaching in Durango, Colorado. Her well-loved classes include the early morning basics class, strengthening and therapeutic classes for folks training for the Iron Horse Bike classic, classes aimed at keeping aging athletes in their sports, and deep relaxation classes for the end of a busy work week. She also teaches specific Pranayama classes, Mindfulness and Meditation classes, Change Management workshops and she offers study groups to discuss the Yoga Sutra.

      Susan first came to yoga 35+ years ago to find relief from a severe scoliosis, aggravated by an injury. Realizing the amazing difference in her quality of life between times when she was dedicated to her practice and times when she let it drift, Susan committed to a daily practice and lifelong study. As many have learned, the physical practice leads to the understanding that Yoga offers so much more. Yoga is the “union” or link between the source of energy and the materiality –  the mind and body; an ancient philosophy that can lead to greater health, vitality and peace of mind – if you practice!

  • Mixed Level Yoga

    About

    Our MIXED LEVEL  class is designed for a variety of levels from beginners to more advanced students. Mondays 9:30-11am with Avery Fridays 9:30-11am with Mikiala [/items_list] Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!
    • Avery Janeczek Kalapa

      Avery Janeczek Kalapa

         

       


      Avery Janeczek Kalapa e​-​RYT500, BFA has been practicing yoga since her for over 17 years, and teaching regularly since 2004. She completed her 500 hour​ teacher trainings through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, and High Desert Yoga, and also holds special certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Teen Yoga, and Kid’s Yoga, and is currently working towards completion of Leslie Howard’s Certification in Yoga for the Pelvic Floor, and Pranayama Certification with Francois Raoult. 


      Inspired by BKS Iyengar’s approach, and the teachings of his students, as well as experiential anatomy, and Vipassana Meditation, Avery’s teaching style focuses on subtle awareness, attention to physical and pranic alignment, stability, fine-tuned organization, and finding full access to our key source of vital energy, the breath. She is a committed, versatile and creative teacher who approaches this in-depth work with reverence, patience, and joy.

      Avery lives in Albuquerque with her wife and their son, and loves art, gardening, and community. She teaches classes, workshops, private sessions and retreats, and blogs about yoga at averykalapa.com.

       

  • Intermediate / Advanced

    About

    For students with a solid foundation in the basics who want to work and play more deeply in their yoga practice. Stamina, strength, flexibility and mental focus will be challenged. Wednesdays 9:30-11am with Jo Carter Saturdays 10am-11:30am with Herb McDonald [/items_list]
    Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!
    • Jo Carter

      Jo Carter

         

       

      Jo is certified through the Yoga Institute of Miami. She holds certificates of completion with Rodney Yee, Joan White, David Swenson, and John Friend. She is also certified to teach pre-natal yoga and restorative yoga.



      She concentrates her study on Iyengar yoga, however, she also includes modifications and/or assists from Anusara yoga and Patabi Jois Ashtanga yoga. Her main teachers are Kevin Gardner, Patricia Walden, Bobbi Golden, Dean Lerner, Dr. Edwin Bryant and Rodney Yee.


       

    • Herb McDonald

      Herb McDonald

         

       

      Herb established Wellspring Yoga in 1985 and while he has stepped down as the owner he continues to teach regularly at Wellspring. He is a graduate of the Igenyar Yoga Institute and has studied with Geeta and B.K.S. Iyengar in India and the United States.

      His emphasis is both enhancing health and well-being. He uses yoga as a tool for self-discovery and understanding. He encourages students to integrate the principles of yoga into daily life. Herb blends humor with insight to create a relaxed and challenging atmosphere.


       

  • Restorative Yoga

    About

    Learn postures, using props for support and to facilitate deep relaxation. Restorative yoga is meant to rejuvenate, replenish, bring the body back into balance and is the perfect cure for stress. Deceptively simple poses may be held for several minutes. All Levels are welcome. Sundays 10:45am-12:15pm with Mikiala [/items_list] Just show up or save time & your spot....Sign up Here with MindBody!
    • Mikiala Spadaro

      Mikiala Spadaro

         

       



      Over the past 15 years, Mikiala has found yoga to be the most powerful way to develop and maintain physical vitality, mental clarity and a joyful engagement with life. Searching for a way to deepen her own practice and a desire to share the many benefits of yoga with others, Mikiala completed the teacher-training program at YogaWorks and holds a professional certification with Yoga Alliance.


      Mikiala’s teachings are strongly influenced by those of B.K.S. Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga yoga. Her yoga classes generally feature gentle flowing sequences, attention to alignment, and an appreciation for community and connection.

      As the owner of Wellspring Yoga, Mikiala is devoted to providing excellent yoga to all. Please feel free to contact her with any of your thoughts or questions.