ABQ Uptown

Denise Gonzales

Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga

Denise began practicing Hot Yoga in February 2010 at Blissful Spirits. After taking a few classes she quickly realized Hot Yoga had not only begun to compliment her current exercise routine but also had a positive effect on her spirit. With the guidance of her teachers Denise was able to heal many aspects of her life through positive affirmations and her yoga practice. Denise decided to take the teacher training that was being offered at Blissful Spirits in March 2011. “Yoga healed my life” Denise says. During her training she decided to take a leap of faith and leave the career path she had been on to pursue her teaching in hopes of spreading the positive message Yoga carries. Since then Denise opened herself to experiencing yoga in many different aspects. She first began by... Read the profile >>

Irene Minster

3B Yoga

My name is Irene Minster and I am originally from New York City, NY. After traveling the world for 20 years, I have settled down in Corrales, New Mexico. I am currently a certified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor at 3B Yoga in Albuquerque, NM. I teach the Short Primary Series and a special class geared towards Athletes. As a lululemon Run Ambassador, I lead 2 weekly runs from our Albuquerque store and teach a short yoga class after one of them. I also volunteer my time to help those in my community who would like to train for either a 10K, half marathon or full marathon. I have been running for almost 30 years and obviously love it! I have completed numerous marathons and half marathons and too many 10Ks and 5Ks to count. I believe that everyone should run a race once in their lifetime.... Read the profile >>

Joe Vigil

CrossFit Albuquerque

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, and have lived here my entire life. I attended Valley high School, and hold a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from UNM. I come from a more average fitness background that included weight training as a teenager and a job for my big brother doing door installation and construction- which I believe has prepared me for "functional fitness training" more so than weight training ever did. Still, when I began college I became lazy and hadn't consistently stuck to anything specific. Through some Internet browsing of parkour and functional fitness I came across CrossFit. The videos of workouts left me in awe, and it just looked so fun... I came to CFABQ and my first workout gassed me in less than 6 min. I thought I was fit but I had never felt anything like... Read the profile >>

Keisha Wixom

Sattva Yoga

Keisha's classes are most known and appreciated for her dedication to teaching proper alignment and purpose of yoga postures. With an eye for detail and a keen kinesthetic awareness, Keisha can provide beginners with a strong foundation as well as fine tune advanced student's practices. Keisha's classes always include adjustments and personal assists, pose demonstrations, yoga history and philosophy, as well as meditation and relaxation techniques. Her friendly and practical approach to teaching yoga allows students in her group classes along with her private yoga clients to progress at their own pace. Working individually with Keisha will ensure that specialized attention is given to your specific conditions, physical limitations, or personal goals. With a background in dance at the... Read the profile >>

Kellie Wright

Baila! Dance and Fitness & Defined Fitness

I have always loved people and participating in group fitness! When I was approaching 30, I decided to fulfill a longtime goal of becoming certified to teach group fitness. In the past 4 years I have completed my AFAA Group Fitness certification, received my Zumba and Zumba Toning licenses, Silver Sneakers, Les Mills Body Combat certification and most recently, Les Mills Body Pump certification. Teaching group fitness is a way to connect with people and influence lives for the better -including my own. I love going into each class giving my all and hoping that the participants leave a little better physically and emotionally than when they came! Group fitness is a forum to engage with amazing people and learn and grow along with my participants. I love each format I teach for... Read the profile >>

Pam Hong

Bhava, Sports & Wellness

Pam has been studying and practicing various styles of yoga, including Iyengar and Ashtanga, since 1993, and teaching since 2002. Her Ashtanga-based classes are infused with imaginative sequencing, blending fluid movement with alignment precision, spacious breathing and postural adjustments. Students are encouraged to journey through their practice with compassion, attention, enthusiasm and grace. Pam has completed Levels I-III teacher training with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and has studied with Richard Freeman, Linda Spackman and Manju Jois. She offers classes at yoga studios, corporate venues and health clubs as well as private, in-home sessions. Read the profile >>