308 South Pershing St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
(616) 283-1664

Sunday, November 4, 2012



you are healthy by nature
take time to remember and feel your healthy nature
at studio de la luz we offer support and skills to come back home to your true nature
Bright, Light, Strong, Vital, and Connected
its a choice, a committment, a devotion, a pleasure

Sunday, September 30, 2012


GREETINGS! Take a long, slow deep breath. FREE & PROFOUND
You can create space internally, and let your insides relax &  pulse balance. Literally catch up with yourself.




Thursday, September 6, 2012


Studio de La Luz is all about the health and vitality available through movement, touch,sound and shared space.  
This is our contribution to peace & strength for individuals and community!
We are nearing our 9th year anniversary! Thank you to all who have given support and continue to participate in building health creatively. To date, over 500 treatments have been received at the Hands On Wellness Clinic!

Join us for continuing yoga and movement classes, and benefit from new opportunities to
improve how you feel and move through balancing
your energy, focusing your attention and inviting positive change.  Two self care workshops offered ...  see below for details!


& then............HELP YOURSELF!!!!!
La Luz is so excited to be able to offer 

  AWESOME & AFFORDABLE- SELF HEALING WORKSHOPS - build your skills and knowledge
with Ova Luethye

Learn to release tension and stress !!!  Do yourself a very big favor :)  

Learn how to balance the energy and health  of vital organs, through Taoist practices of visualization, sound and movement. 

cost for each workshop $25 or $40 for two people... REGISTER by calling 575-740-4287
or drop by the studio. 

for more information about Ova, go to www.bamboobodyworks.net

Truthfully...... these skills when practiced regularly.........can produce radical improvements in health and wellbeing.............A good choice for the long run! 

beautifying the studio bench.............. thanks girls!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Journey inward and restore your light

In our Restorative Yoga class- we build skills that are exquisite and sublime. Exploring the fine details of breath- the feel, taste, sound and sensations is remarkably refreshing- and leads to and through a portal- a doorway, a passage way- into personal healing and integrity.   We rest, and get stronger, and support the ongoing changes that define life.   And we do this in a shared space that
affirms our common ground- vulnerability, courage, mystery, magic, strength, physicality, impermanence and spaciousness..............to name a few attributes of being alive in body and community!   YOU CAN DO YOGA

if you can breathe and have a body

join us...............Wednesdays at 4pm.  Continue into asana practice on Saturdays at 12:30 and help yourself heal and restore with affordable bodywork and traditional hands on - health care Tues 11am-3pm,  and Fri 10am-3pm at the Hands On Wellness Clinic  ......
Offering  30 minute bodywork sessions- fully clothed: Massage, chair massage, reiki, foot reflexology and self care practice instruction: yoga, qigong/tai chi and stress reduction breathing and meditation skills. Walk in basis. suggested donation $12-$24


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Reiki II Class   August 11th 9am-3:30 pm
with Carol Borsello

contact her for info, and registration  615-476-4977

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hands on Wellness Clinic reopens Friday July 6th

10am-3pm, Tuesdays & Fridays  Walk in basis.  
30 minute treatments. suggested donation $12-$24

High quality bodywork, acupressure, wellness education:
blending Eastern and Western understandings of balance and physiology- at affordable prices for health promotion and personal empowerment.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

authentic movement


the authentic movement group will meet this Thursday July 5th at 6pm

it is open to those who participated in the recent four week session, and to those who have experience with contemplative movement, meditation and have a love for honest self discovery. I need to chat before new folks merge into the circle, so call me if you are interested!    the space is safe, gentle, encouraging and strong
as a birthing space should be.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

June... warming up

                            Summer in Southern New Mexico
                                          HOT& VIBRANT

Special Event

Welcome  guest teacher of Kundalini Yoga  - Nancy Trafoya
" The Beauty of Being a Woman" 

*scroll down for complete description *
Sunday June 10   11-3pm
suggested donation $20-$25
bring a snack and lunch

Workshop will take place at the Vera building, pink building up on the hill on the south side of Main St. just past the intersection of Foch. Next to Truth Physical Therapy.
park on Main St. - the few spaces available at the Vera are reserved for those with mobility challenges.

To register and for more info call  Carrie Bradley 1-(716)-982-3781

      Hands On Wellness Clinic is thriving.......
              Mondays 10-3pm and 5:30-7:30 pm,    Thursdays 10-3pm
We began an experiment in February- low cost hands on wellness treatments......massage, acupressure, energy work in a community context-WOW   seems to be working for everyone!

To date we have provided hundreds of effective treatments- while having  fun. It is profound, surprisingly easy and an honor to support the life force within each individual. Thanks..........!!!!!

                                                BLESSINGS !

The Beauty of Being a Woman:
Internal Power, Creative Energy, and the Light of Grace

Projecting the beauty of being a woman comes from internal confidence, the ability to encounter challenges with discipline, and the radiance of the soul. Daily life allows little opportunity to reflect on these characteristics unless a disciplined practice is applied.  The practice must include a physical exertion to generate a flow of life energy within the body.  It must also include an awareness of an inherent connection with all of life and a higher consciousness which creates a rhythm that resonates between body, mind and soul. 

The most effective pathways to awareness integrate physical movement, the regulation of the breath, and a state of relaxation. Few forms of exercise help achieve this integration and foster the connection between the physical body, the conscious mind, and the spirit, as directly as Kundalini yoga.  Kundalini yoga is the “technology” to awaken awareness and help in the unfolding of one’s own nature. It is often considered the yoga of fulfillment, awareness, and the yoga of the “householder”, or the yoga that anyone can practice.

 This 3 hour workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to practice yoga sets and meditations that focus on developing power as women, to build strength, generate energy, and appreciate their own beauty. A brief explanation of concepts and principals of kundalini yoga is presented.  There are 4 yoga sets that address physical stamina and focus on internal empowerment, along with 3 meditations that support positive affirmation and evoke inner grace and radiance. Questions and discussion are welcome.

Instructor  -  Nancy Garcia Tafoya (Param Seyvak Kaur)
 Kundalini Yoga Certified Level One Instructor, with 180 class hours of training at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, NM in 2010, and an additional 20 hours of course requirements.  A member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA).         


Monday, April 30, 2012

Mexican Primrose
Beautiful Pink, grows close to the ground.

Join with others:  finding beauty in movement , breath, and community
at classes and hands on wellness clinic! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Awaken to what has been resting and gestating during the winter
with movement, breath and bodywork

Hands On Open Clinic- Mondays & Thursdays 10am-3pm


Dances of Universal Peace - Save the Date & Pass it On
Monday April 2nd from 6 to 8pm
Led by Ahad and Widad
$10 suggested donation

Location: Studio De La Luz Truth or Consequences, NM

Samuel Lewis
Dances of Universal Peace

Save Now

Monday, March 26, 2012

Movement in the air.......eat good greens and cover your neck from winds!

No doubt about it- we are being moved into Spring- blood, sinews and it can get grumpy and
issues exacerbated........ no worries
Be moved. and nourish yourself - don't fight the forces of nature!
dance your dance

Sunday, March 18, 2012

being where you are

Lost in colors and contrast to desert-here in the Florida Keys.
The colors of the water are sublime and mesmerizing, clouds are so different
at sea, and breezes through the palms are a compelling, sensual dance to be with.

Thank you to everyone for not only "minding the store"- at Studio de La Luz-
but making it better and better. So, embodying letting go, and being where I am.
........sounds like yoga :)

Hands on Wellness Clinic continues on Mondays and Thursdays 10am-3pm

affordable mini-treatments.........scroll down for more details............tell folks, and spread the word - keep this option for people going strong

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hands On- Community Wellness Clinic

The Hands-On Community Wellness Clinic continues in March; offering affordable "mini" treatments -massage, acupressure, foot reflexology, and Reiki. Personal coaching in stress reduction practices such as meditation, yoga and tai chi or qi gong is also available.

Over 100 treatments were given in February- several participants have returned reporting health improvements such as better sleep, less over-eating, reduction of chronic pain and an overall "better state of mind". Children relaxed in the comfortable, low key environment while parents received treatments and shared a relaxing "time in". Some recipients of treatments created an "alternative" waiting room by lying down on yoga mats with eye pillows and bolsters while awaiting their turn.

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped register and welcome visitors and to the therapists participating in this community health care service.

Scroll down to the previous post, for more details

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Healing Arts Open Clinic- for the month of February

Starting Thursday February 2nd
The Healing Arts Open Clinic at Studio de La Luz

will offer low cost,hands on care and guidance in learning self health care skills for daily life. The body-mind is
perfectly designed for re-balancing itself and healing when at ease and feeling cared for. Support enhances this natural gift inherent in all living beings.

30 minute sessions will be offered by local therapists. Sessions are intended for relaxation, and
to support the natural vitality available within each person. Sessions will take place according to the schedule on the half-hour. People are invited to remain for a short while in the supportive environment- quietly and meditatively. No oils or lotions will be used, please refrain from using fragrances, and all sessions will be fully clothed, so wear loose clothing to be comfortable.
We will offer table massage, chair massage, massage for hands and feet, Reiki and Polarity, and private instruction in simple yoga, tai chi/qigong and stress reduction breathing and simple meditation. Limit-one treatment/day per person- but several sessions/week would be optimal for building wellness and supporting life style changes.

The clinic is intended as a support to individual and community health and wellness- it is not a substitute for "medical care" or treatment of specific ailments and conditions beyond offering relaxation, caring touch and supporting enhanced body-mind awareness. Individuals under age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Workshop Announcement

The Language of Letting Go

An Alchemical journey to freedom!

Presentation and book signing

By Lisa Eastman

Moses said, ‘If you want to be free, you must stop thinking like slaves.’ Our own self oppression is the chain that binds us, and this work is a way to let that go. I want for you what I have searched my whole life for, for myself.


Tired of feeling stuck in the same old patterns?

Tired of having the same fights with people,

and the same struggle with yourself?

Can’t get out of your own way?

Are you ready for freedom?

Are you ready to let go of the stories that bind you?

The Language of Letting Go book and card deck is a powerful tool to identify and change

the hidden beliefs we hold about ourselves and our world

Join us at Studio de La Luz
308 S. Pershing St. ( corner Broadway and Pershing)
T or C, NM

Sunday 2/5/2012
2- 4pm

Cost is $35 and includes the book and cards

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Moon Women's Shamanic Drumming Circle

New Moon Women's Shamanic Drumming Circle

Sunday January 22nd 5-6:30pm
bring drums, rattles and your desire for peace and healing for self and others

no charge- $5 contribution to support our space is appreciated

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ZIKR on Thursday nights starting 1/19

From Jehanara Wendy Tremayne

For the coming weeks I will be leading Sufi Zikr and would be delighted if you joined me.

Zikr is a traditional practice of the Sufis that involves the chanting and singing of divine names. You could say that Zikr is the kirtan of the Sufi tradition. The wazifa are intoned in Arabic and often body movements are added to deepen the meaning. Some call Zikr a broom as it's effect is space and a profound sense of inner calm.

It is customary that poetry is read at the end of Zikr when the circle is ensouled and the heart most reachable. Please feel free to bring along something to share.

Thursdays 7-8pm no charge- contributions to the space are welcomed

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

response to the "danger in yoga" article all a buzz

For anyone who has heard of or read the article about how injurious yoga is- this is a perspective to listen to from a very well respected teacher and author.

Leslie Kaminoff comments on the NY Times article "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body." Read more athttp://www.yogaanatomy.org/.

a must share for health

With radioactive isotopes detected in rainwater in Minnesota and other states, some people are looking into iodine supplements and other ways to protect the long-term health of their families.

While there are a lot of drawbacks to using iodine, there are plenty of foods that naturally protect our bodies from radiation.

Here’s 19 of the best:

  1. Brown rice
  2. Seaweed
  3. Kelp
  4. Miso
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Spirulina
  7. Bee pollen
  8. Wheat grass
  9. Rosemary
  10. Blue-green algae
  11. Beets
  12. Garlic
  13. Ginger
  14. Alfalfa sprouts
  15. Broccoli
  16. Onions
  17. Olive oil
  18. Leafy greens
  19. Apples and other sources of pectin

These foods protect the body from radiation in different ways. For instance, brown rice is high in fiber and phosphorous, which help remove harmful toxins from the body. Sea vegetables contain a polysaccharide that binds to radioactive strontium to help eliminate it from the body, as well as being high in natural iodine. Pectin has also been shown to bind to radioactive residues, and Cysteine (in onions) binds with and deactivates radioactive isotopes. Alfalfa sprouts and greens are high in chlorophyll, which has been shown to help protect against radiation damage, as well.Keep in mind that you should aim for organic and be aware of the sources. For example, fresh sprouted alfalfa sprouts from your windowsill are preferable to those shipped from thousands of miles away (and possibly doused with those isotopes).

For further reading and more suggestions, I recommend this article from Live Well Naturally: Protect Yourself from the Damaging Effects of Radiation and this Facebook list from Heal Thyself with dozens of natural supplements.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

ZIKR begins this Thursday evening

ZIKR- Sufi prayer circle will be led by Jehanara Wendy Tremayne
Starting this Thursday evening from 7-8pm

a path of love, compassion and poetry- all are welcome


Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Carrie has been a yoga student for much of her life
and has a passion for Kundalini Yoga
No formal charge for the class- Donations are welcome - and will go towards flowers and beautification of the studio- join us for a good workout!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blessings for a New Year filled with Prana ... Joy, Health, Love and Peace

Happy New Year !

We have been preparing ourselves by tapping into the fluid, dynamics of our embryological selves- and strengthening our connection to our natural flexibility- following yogic principles and aligning with the elements in the Ayurvedic tradition, and their expression in our body tissues- through meditation and movement.
What discoveries!
Studio de La Luz offers opportunity to explore self healing, creativity and the body-mind -spirit adventure in the company of others and in a context of support and respect. Feel invited to join the explorations. Classes are beneficial for the first time student and long time practitioner-

This week's schedule

Tuesday 9:30-11 am Yoga
5:15-6:30 pm Yoga

Wednesday 4-5:30 pm Movement Meditations- Restorative Yoga

There are a few spaces left for the Sufi Alchemical 3 day silent retreat
Jan. 6,7, 8 facilitated by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne- if you are interested, contact her
at 917- 991- 3309