About Sunda Legare
A 5th-generation Colorado native, Sunda Legare commits her yoga practice to natural approaches to pain and stress management. Sunda has designed and implemented neuromuscular therapy in response to clients’ pain management issues. She has expanded her in-depth understanding of the therapeutic benefits of yoga through her personal practice; multiple retreats in Panama; Sanskrit study with Dr. Katie Poole; a 300-hour yoga therapy training course at Mount Madonna in Northern California; 200 hours of hot yoga; and, an additional 100 hours of instruction on power yoga.
She is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Sunda also has an interest in “equestrian yoga” which combines both of her passions; yoga and horseback riding. When not in a yoga pose, Sunda spends much of her free time in the saddle with her horse, Lexie.
About Christa Tyson
Christa began her yoga practice in 1999 while working as a marine biologist and living in Maui, HI. She decided to try yoga in hopes of alleviating the shoulder and back tenderness she acquired from paddling the surf and hauling in the lines on boats. She noticed the various kinks in her physical body, emotional being, and mind began to dissipate as she spent time on her mat. With further maturation as a yogini, Christa became interested in yogic philosophy, texts, and teachings from various lineages, incorporating different styles into her personal practice. In 2003, she attended an accredited 9-month yoga teacher training and mentorship program through Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX, where she received her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Certification (E-RYT). In 2005, Christa completed additional training toward her 500-hour Certification specializing in Vinyasa Flow. In 2006 Christa acquired her Prenatal and Postpartum yoga certification. In 2007, she completed a 15,000-mile cross-country road trip and studied with leading yoga instructors all over the United States. Christa has been teaching in Los Alamos since 2013.
As your yoga instructor, she brings to each session an East meets West approach created through a holistic understanding of the fundamental mind/body connection. Christa integrates her academic background in biology, psychology, anatomy, and physiology with the ancient modes of Yogic healing to make the exploratory journey from mind to body to the heart. Her yoga classes nearly always include a vinyasa component. She strives to make her classes mirror life: at times tough, at times rhythmic; at times completely personal and inwardly tuned. Her classes are fun, inspiring, challenging and dedicated to helping people of all ages, sizes, and abilities discover the joys of yoga practice and conscious living.
About Sarah Gustafson
Sarah met yoga over tea one morning years ago, and they hit it off famously. She began teaching in 2008, and currently offers public classes and private sessions to adults and children in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
With a background in both biology and science writing, Sarah views yoga in part as a process of deciphering the stories encoded in our bodies. She encourages her students to explore their own somatic stories with a spirit of curiosity and appreciation. She also brings this narrative approach to her teaching, whether taking four-year olds on an adventure to outer-space or adults on a search for their psoas.
A lifelong student, Sarah’s primary teachers are Tias and Surya Little, founders of Prajna Yoga, a world-renowned school that weaves asana, anatomy, and mindfulness training. Sarah assists at Prajna Teacher Trainings and workshops in Santa Fe on a regular basis, and is one of the few instructors certified to teach Prajna’s SATYA movements. Sarah also trains in therapeutic yoga with Robin Rothenberg, and is certified to teach Robin’s highly effective Essential Low Back Program.
When she’s not on the mat, Sarah’s probably outside growing food and flowers, hiking, or rock climbing with her husband and pugs. The mother of three adult children, Sarah’s yoga journey has always been a practice of crafting a constantly evolving balance between the various facets of a full and meaningful life. She strives to impart her passion for yoga by offering classes that are inclusive, inspiring, and playful.
About Marla Bookhout:
Marla is a native of Los Alamos! She graduated from LAHS in 1968. She and her husband are both Orthopedic Manual Therapists who retired from their Physical Therapy Practice in Minnesota in 2019, and have returned to New Mexico for their retirement.
She has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1986, finding this method’s attention to alignment and modification of poses with various props to be a wonderful compliment to her PT practice. She began teaching Gentle, Restful and Prenatal Yoga in 1990, and for the past 17 years was blessed to be a part of Mind Body Solutions Yoga in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
About Christine Hipp:
Christine’s love of yoga was actually nurtured right here at Tribe Yoga and Wellness. Growing up in Southern California, she spent her youth like many other little girls taking ballet classes and loving dance. To this day she has remained athletic, playing tennis, swimming, dancing and hiking, always loving the beauty and joy she found in movement. For years, she dabbled in yoga, taking classes when she could and enjoying yoga while on annual adventures with her best friend. Taking yoga classes in nature became a real love, whether it was on Red Rocks in Southern Utah, among the wildflowers in the mountains of Crested Butte, or tucked into a wash in the Galisteo Basin Preserve. The combination of moving meditation and the beauty of the natural world really speaks to her. She struggled to find that same love in the studio until one day she saw an advertisement to try a free class at the new Tribe Yoga and Wellness. From that first Yin class she found her yoga home. In 2020, she enrolled in a 9-month 200RYT class and since graduating in November 2020 she has enjoyed working on developing energetic and fun Hatha yoga classes to share with her students. Christine enjoys teaching both Hatha and Yin yoga classes and is looking forward to teaching some nature-based yoga in the near future.
About Antoinette Romero:
Antoinette doesn't believe that she found Yoga. Yoga found her. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, but after three years of teaching she decided it was time to stay home with the kids. While raising her children, she helped her husband build their landscaping and construction business here in Los Alamos. Now that the kids are grown and living their own lives, Yoga led Antoinette back to her passion for teaching. It began with an 8 week introduction to Yoga workshop and grew until she and her daughter completed a 9 month 200RYT in 2019. Her excitement continues to grow as she works her way through an online Yoga Anatomy Training with Yoga International. She cannot wait to begin leading others to connect with their bodies while working toward gaining awareness and joy through movement. Yoga has the power to help us cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday living. But along with Yoga, Antoinette also enjoys camping, traveling, hiking, knitting, and spending time with her family and of course her baby yorkie, Tiana!
About Sam McRae:
Sam began her yoga practice over ten years ago. After God opened the door, she received her teacher certification through Evolutionary Education in 2019 and began her lifelong dedication as a student. Her faith and exploration are integral within her practice and she is dedicated to cultivating self-compassion and awareness. She recently moved from Georgia with her husband, two kids, and large pup. You can find her having a beer, reading, and obsessing over Doctor Who.
Tribe Yoga & Wellness is an inclusive community of yoga practitioners. No matter your demographic, you are welcome here.