Our mission is to make yoga affordable and accessible to all.
We offer $5 classes seven days a week at times that suit every schedule.
We look forward to seeing you on the mat soon. Om shanti shanti shanti.
Meet the Team
Check out what our talented instructors have to offer!
Maggie has been living, practicing, and teaching yoga under the crisp pink of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque since 2004. She is the director of Sani Yoga Studio and leads the teacher training program. She has taught yoga as a part-time faculty member of the University of New Mexico, and with many diverse populations from the Albuquerque Women's Domestic Violence Shelter to sharing yoga with dancers in Senegal. Maggie holds a Masters degree in Community Health Education and is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Communication.Her style is playful, challenging, and yet unpredictable. She enjoys finding new approaches to challenge advanced students, and breaking down harder postures to make them accessible for beginning students. She teaches yoga fundamentals, all-levels, and the advanced class at Sani Yoga and looks forward to seeing you on the mat soon!!
Shannon originally tried yoga to shake up her exercise routine, and she has never looked back. A lifelong sports enthusiast, she sought an exercise program for enjoyment, but it had to challenge her and provide positive physical and mental results. Yoga has done just that. Studying at Sani Yoga under Georg & Maggie since 2009, Shannon found her challenge. Practice energized her and she became a certified instructor. She has taught regularly at Sani Yoga, substituted at BODY of Santa Fe, and instructed academic, corporate, and social organization sessions. Shannon loves the diverse possibilities with yoga practice, and feels that anyone, at any level of fitness, can benefit from it.
Shannon’s enthusiasm for yoga is infectious. Her passion for incorporating her knowledge of anatomy and physiology helps her students achieve a sense of fitness and well-being through their practice. Foremost is her emphasis on ensuring proper alignment and balance for safe execution of postures, and communicating this to her students in clear and effective ways. As a scholar of Western medicine, Shannon strives to mesh her knowledge of the body and its processes with the tremendous benefits that the practice of yoga is capable of bringing to each of us.
Teacher Training Assistant Director
David Yoss is a Yoga teacher and Ayurveda Practitioner. He has has attended the Ayurvedic Institute 1, 2, and Pune programs and also currently teaches at the Ayurvedic Institute. He is also an avid student of Sanskrit, Sri Vidya, and Jyotish. David teaches Nadi Yoga, a system of Yoga developed by Matt Huish which focuses on using physical practice to unlock the subtle energy of the body, building strength and flexibility while refining the mind, cleansing the senses, and rejuvenating all of the body’s processes. His aim is to adapt each class to the students who present themselves and address the needs of each individual.
Crista has been teaching in Albuquerque since 2010. Her teaching background is a combination of raja yoga, vinyasa, restorative, yin yoga, yogalatis and pranayama. Crista’s style is playful and gentle while encouraging students to find new edges in the extension of their asana. Crista’s wish is to guide students through yoga to stay healthy, limber, strong and young both inside and out.
Meagan first experienced the healing and uplifting powers of yoga in 2010. Ever since, she has been dedicated to learning and growing her yoga practice and sharing it with others. She understands that yoga not only improves your physical health, but aids the body in healing from the inside out. Meagan loves that yoga can help any person, no matter their body type or skill level, to tap into their inner strength, balance, and grace. Through her yoga practice, Meagan has discovered the power of meditation and pranayama and their use in calming chronic anxiety and stress. She believes that strength does not come solely from the muscles, but from the expansion of prana, or life force, and focuses on building and nourishing the student’s relationship to the breath. Meagan graduated from Sani Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training in 2016 and remains a dedicated practitioner. She is currently working towards completing her BSED in Elementary Education at the University of New Mexico.
Shawn started practicing Yoga in 2005 with his wife Jessie after she became certified to teach. At first the progress in practice was slow to take hold, but he quickly realized the benefits went well beyond the physical. He finally committed to a consistent and strong practice after having a surgery in 2012.
Shawn has accumulated over 5000 hours in Yoga practice. He is a 500 hour certified teacher of Dorje Yoga. Through dedication to the practice, Shawn has learned the value of hard work and determination in the development of character and spirit. His goal is to help raise everyone up to a place of strength and perseverance over adversity. Shawn continues to assist his wife with Yoga workshops, teacher training's, and contributing to all things related to his family’s daily activities
Jessie Fletcher, ERYT500 is dedicated to spreading awareness of the limitless potential for the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Teaching Yoga since 2004, she has developed a dynamic and inspirational teaching style. Jessie has accumulated over 800 Yoga teacher training hours and served as a senior teacher with Universal Yoga for 10 years. She is a certified Counselor of Ayurveda and has completed over 800 hours of training at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has taught over 10,000 hours of classes, workshops, and certifies 200 and 300 hour teachers through her school of Dorje Yoga. Having been blessed with Refuge and Tantric Initiation into the Karma Kagyu, Jessie takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your full potential creating an empowering and transformative experience.
Eli is a local artist, teacher, and yoga instructor. After becoming disenchanted with the traditional teaching system, she moved back to México to focus on painting, meditation, and yoga practices. After her adventure in México, she completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2016 in Rishikesh, India. After spending half a year in India deepening her practice, she traveled to Bali and Thailand to study with different teachers.
Born in NM and raised in Albuquerque, Alyssa spent many of her formative years in ballet, jazz, and tap at Fishback’s Studio of Dance. Alyssa recently received her 200-Hr teaching certificate from 3B in May 2018 and is excited to share the power of yoga. As a teacher, Alyssa loves to focus on the breath and synchronizing it with movement. Her classes focus on proper alignment and vinyasa techniques. Previously, she has led classes at Yoga Studio Blue, 3B, and donation-based organizations such as Endorphin Power Company.
Alyssa began her Ashtanga Yoga practice in 2011 and made one trip to the Shala in Mysore, in the winter of 2014, to study with Sharath R. Jois and plans to return. She has attended several workshops focusing on the Ashtanga lineage including Sharath’s visit to Los Angeles in 2016. She also attended the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence giving her opportunities to study with authorized teachers like Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, and Krista Shirley.
Teacher, father, yogi, dancer, bartender, cyclist, Acro-yogi, acrobat, and aspiring clown, Jesse has been studying movement and healing his whole life. He began teaching yoga in 2012, works with students of all ages and capabilities, and specializes in teaching children and those with developmental delays. Jesse uses yoga asana to bring balance and energy to the rest of his busy life, and hopes to help you do the same.
Hadley has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2010. She began practicing yoga in an effort to heal a back injury. In addition to exploring yoga’s effectiveness in healing physical pain, she discovered its enormous potential to assuage grief and soothe emotional trauma and anxiety. The aspect she appreciates most about yoga is the way it cultivates a balance between strength and empowerment in the body as well as a sense of ease and relaxation. Her restorative class focuses on developing greater body awareness, calming the nervous system, releasing tension, and relaxing deeply. Hadley graduated from the 2016 class of Sani’s 200-hour yoga teacher training and remains a dedicated student.
Julie was first introduced to yoga in 2002 in the shadow of Mount Sentinel in Missoula, Montana. Since then she has lived and practiced on the shores of the Pacific in Santa Cruz, California and now in the cool shade of the Sandias in Albuquerque since 2010. She completed Sani’s 300 hour teacher training in 2015 after experiencing physical, mental, and emotional growth in her own life when practicing yoga regularly. She is committed to creating a nurturing and playful environment where all are welcome, and her classes focus on exploring the ways that yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques build strength and flexibility of both the body and the mind.
Julie has an MA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation focuses on health and embodiment in the American West and how stories about a range of bodily experiences in the world open up space for all of us to experience and enjoy our own uniqueness. Her nine years of teaching experience at the university level help her assist students in exploring their goals both on and off the mat.