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Sunday Yoga w/ Ferm Fatale

The Yoga Spot with Ferm Fatale May 20th

It will leave you thirsty for more.

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El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque is known for its iconic New Mexican cuisine and the best margaritas in the Southwest, but it is now a mecca for Yoga Sunday mornings in the restaurant's beautiful outdoor park area. Each Sunday join fellow yogis for a beautiful morning under the cottonwood trees in the park area at El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina.

Sunday May 20th El Pinto presents “Live Clean Drink Dirty” with Transformational Life Coach, Yoga Therapist & fermented cocktail mix creator Ferm Fatale aka Julie Cielo.

This Sunday Funday will include:
10 a.m. morning Yoga ($10 yoga only, or $20 with Brunch)
11 a.m. Brunch: Enjoy clean Vegan New Mexican Cusine and sip on Ferm Fatale’s “Shrub-bucha,” the world’s 1st Kombucha based Margarita (virgin or spiked)
12: 30-2:30 p.m. Afternoon: “3 Keys to Living Clean” Workshop ($35)

3 Keys to Living Clean

After triggering a debilitating autoimmune disease at age 24 in an attempt to clean up her own psyche from childhood abuse and the false paradigms that were running her life, Julie Cielo has dedicated her 20 year career to teaching people how to “Live Clean” by unlocking the blockages that hold us back from living the life of our dreams with the highest expression of happiness, fulfillment, and purpose.

In this 2 hour interactive presentation, you will discover:
• How "Living Clean" has much more to do with what you need to let go than what you need to acquire
• That you can and deserve to live the life you desire without all the struggle
• It’s possible to increase your success and still stay in harmony with your values and spiritual beliefs
• The subconscious beliefs from our past can be changed and our history does not determine our future.
• Simple thinking strategies to guard you from fear, worry, and doubtThe Yoga Spot at El Pinto is featuring national innovators as well as local stars each Sunday. The goal is to expand access within Albuquerque to some leading national experts while supporting a stronger health & fitness community. Brunch follows each class with a buffet with traditional healthy New Mexican cuisine as well as vegetarian and Vegan options.


“The trees in the El Pinto park that cool the area were grown as saplings by my brother and I,” explains John Thomas. Birds now call the park home and it is a peaceful location on the side of El Pinto used for special occasions.


Reservations are not needed for the best yoga spot in town. Enter the main entry and you will be directed through the patio to the park. Please bring a yoga mat, but El Pinto has a few on hand that can be borrowed. Class begins at 10 a.m.


El Pinto Restaurant and Salsa Co. continues to expand in its 53rd year with an emphasis on serving nutritious, locally raised, and organic foods. El Pinto Restaurant has grown from a few tables in one room started by John and Jim Thomas' parents, to become the most famous restaurant in New Mexico with beautiful patios, natural wood burning fireplaces, and healthy New Mexican cuisine. El Pinto Salsa has recently expanded with the addition of the convenient single serving cup which reduces product waste and increases consumer satisfaction. The restaurant and salsa manufacturing facility are co-located on property in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


About El Pinto Restaurant & Salsa Co:

Established 53-years ago, El Pinto is a quintessential icon for New Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located in the North Valley of Albuquerque just off I-25, the serene patios located under beautiful cottonwood trees provide an iconic experience. El Pinto is known nationally for its fire-roasted green chile and fresh flavorful salsa distributed across the nation in local grocery stores. The salsa and green chile factory is located on the same grounds as the restaurant. For an authentic taste of New Mexico, visit El Pinto for its fresh iconic food, traditional margaritas, and award winning chile. www.elpinto.com

May 6th: LA based Eve in Motion. Eve Modens is a movement artist also known as Eve In Motion - professional athlete, model, performer and teacher. (www.eveinmotion.com) She has represented Reebok, Alo Yoga, and Onzie. Her passion is movement with active flexibility & restorative yoga for injury prevention. Living in LA but born in Russia, she is certified in Yoga, Barre, Aerial Arts, and Stretch Therapy. Combining the best of these disciplines, Eve created her own class - Body Maintenance.

May 13th: No Class. Mother's Day

May 20th: Venice CA based Julie Cielo (aka Ferm Fatale) “Live Clean Drink Dirty” is the Ferm Fatale slogan and the world’s first kombucha-based non alcoholic cocktail mix. As a Funeral Director she worked with the dead. As Yoga Therapist & Transformational Life Coach, she helps the living really live. From growing up fermenting with her Italian immigrant grandfather in rural PA, to having recovered from a debilitating Autoimmune disease, Julie discovered a simple truth--the gut is the source of health and must be aligned with the heart and mind for high vibrational thriving. Come get your “Live Clean” on & do some yoga with Julie, sip on her signature Margarita “Shrub-bucha" and drink dirty (good bacteria) over brunch afterwards, and  partake in her 2 hr workshop “The 3 Keys to Living Clean.” www.juliecielo.com

May 27th: Albuquerque based Kendra Rickert. As a teacher, Kendra strives to encourage the belief that having a daily practice is the least selfish thing we can do for those we love. Kendra was first certified to teach by Bikram Choudhury in 2002 and taught under his guidance at his International Headquarters in Los Angeles for four years before going on to years of training and finally certification with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. She then went on to study principles of Yoga and Buddhism focusing on meditation, theory, dialectic, and service for nearly a decade at Diamond Mountain University and has taught these topics, and asana infused with these topics in China, Europe, and the United States.  In April 2014 she and her husband completed a 3 year, 3 month, and 3 day traditional silent meditation retreat in a small cabin in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southern Arizona. They now live in Albuquerque with their son Ezra. Kendra and her husband are now in the early stages of creating a new yoga studio for their students in Albuquerque: Nirguna Yoga!

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