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About Santa Fe Community College

We support our mission by offering 33 yoga classes per week in a variety of levels and styles to accomodate a wide range of students. Our classes offer a safe and comfortable space to explore both the general aspects of yoga and the more subtle energies that exist within the practice of yoga. We also offer a Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour Hatha Yoga – more... Teacher Training Program which teaches a comprehensive curriculum covering asana (poses), ayurveda, anatomy & physiology and many esoteric aspects of yoga including (but not limited to) pranayama, chakras, sanskrit, mantra and philosophy.

Our Yoga In Schools (YIS) program has been offering yoga classes to Santa Fe's public school students since 2001. The program trains yoga teachers to teach a special Yoga In Schools curriculum which includes teaching students yoga poses to build strength, flexibility and concentration, teaching breathing techniques to bring calm into the body and teaches the students to have greater awareness of their impact on those around them. In 2009, the program expanded to include a program specifically to teach Test Taking Skills to grades 3-6. Since these grades are required to sit for mandatory testing each year, the YIS program developed a skill set specifically for this situation. It offers students and teachers a few yoga poses and a few breathing exercises that can be used during testing. The feedback from teachers and students has been overwhelming for this new Test Taking Skills program and for our continued yoga classes. We are very fortunate and honored to be able to bring yoga to the schools and appreciate all of the financial support we receive from parents, community supports and Parent Teacher organizations.

Beginning in the Fall of 2011 Yoga in Schools will begin offering 3 distinct programs to high school and middle school students. The first program is designed specifically for teenage athletes. Yoga teachers work directly with sports teams to increase total body strength (not only sport specific strength), increase flexibility and decrease the likelihood of sports related injuries. The second program is offered through general PE classes at the school. Yoga teachers offer a series of yoga classes during PE as part of the overall physical education curriculum for each school. This is coordinated through individual PE teachers and yoga instructors. And the third program is an after school program at the Santa Fe Community Yoga Center open to all middle school and high school students Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 4 to 5pm. PE credit is available through the after school program as well. All YIS programs are free to the students and the schools.

The Yoga Center's founder, Michael, passed away in 2004. Michael created a great sense of community at the Yoga Center and this community continues to thrive. Many of the students at the Yoga Center have been attending yoga classes with us since we opened in 1996. We are always welcoming new students into our ever growing yoga community.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and depend on the financial support of our students and our community. If you would like to help support our Center and its mission, your donation may be mailed to the following address:


Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
826 Camino de Monte Rey Suite B1


Santa Fe NM 87505


You may also click the donate button below to be redirected to our secure non-profit PayPal site:


Our Founder: Michael Maitreya Hopp – lessMore from ZoomInfo »

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