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The Yoga Spot with SunKissedYogi June 3rd
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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.
Paige Rene is the founder of both Sunkissedyogi & The Cannabis Retreat company. Paige first discovered the emotional healing benefits of Cannabis & yoga after struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, prescription drug abuse & diagnoses of Gastroparesis. Searching for a better alternative to medications that she had been using to treat her symptoms & the surgery that was suggested to her, she instead decided to treat the issues that were causing them. Paige has been using Cannabis as a medicine since 2009 and received her 500hr ERYT & Life Coaching Certifications from SWIHA in Tempe, AZ. While building her inner strength through mindfulness & yoga, she noticed her body was getting stronger through the aid of Cannabis as well. Today Paige uses her platform to speak about overcoming her eating disorder, anxiety, prescription drug abuse and the stigma that still surrounds the cannabis culture.
“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)
May 13th: No Class. Mother's Day
May 20th: Venice CA based Julie Cielo (aka Ferm Fatale) “Live Clean Drink Dirty” www.juliecielo.com
May 27th: Albuquerque based Kendra Rickert. Kendra and her husband are now in the early stages of creating a new yoga studio for their students in Albuquerque: Nirguna Yoga!
June 3rd: SunKissedYogi (www.instagram.com/sunkissedyogi) Paige encourages her students to "pay attention on purpose" throughout her vinyasa flow classes with breathing techniques and flows inspired by teachers such as Shiva Rae and Tara Stiles
$7 Million Salsa Manufacturing Expansion
Gov. Susana Martinez Announces El Pinto Foods Growing to Create up to 25 New Jobs
$7 Million Investment to Support 20,000 sq.ft of Manufacturing Facilities
January 31, 2017
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that El Pinto Foods in the final phase of a $7 million investment to expand its manufacturing facilities to more than 20,000 square feet, creating 25 new jobs to meet increasing demand.
See the El Pinto Salsa & Chile Factory in Action
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“It’s exciting and encouraging to see homegrown New Mexico manufacturers like El Pinto grow and bring new jobs and investment,” Governor Martinez said. “Thanks to our commitment to making New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states, we’re able to help more companies grow and thrive, while lifting our communities up. Results like these show how important it is to keep pushing forward with tools and reforms that make our state more business friendly.”
El Pinto Food’s salsa manufacturing division currently produces 25,000 jars of salsa a day and has the capacity to make 3-4 million jars a year. El Pinto’s factory, which is both Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Organic Certified, is expanding by 5,000 square feet to meet growing demand for individual sized portion cups for private label customers.
“It’s extremely exciting to see investment like this in our local New Mexico businesses,” said Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel. “The Governor’s bold agenda of reform helps companies grow and thrive, while at the same time recruiting new businesses, jobs and investment to New Mexico.”
This expansion comes on the heels of Governor Martinez announcing nearly 400 new jobs coming to New Mexico this month alone. These include industries like aviation, manufacturing, and agriculture, in communities throughout the state, like Roswell, Belen and the Mesilla Valley.
“El Pinto began from humble roots in 1962 by my parents with 10 tables. Today our salsa manufacturing facility, located on the same property as the 1,000 seat restaurant, shares the taste of New Mexico to the entire country,” said co-owner Jim Thomas.
Twin brother and co-owner John Thomas continued, "With the support of the Economic Development Department and the Governor, we continue to expand our manufacturing jobs, right here in New Mexico, as one of the largest employers in the North Valley of Albuquerque. Providing quality jobs and nutritious New Mexican food is what El Pinto stands for."
The Economic Development Department will contribute $250,000 in LEDA funds toward the construction of the manufacturing facilities. LEDA is New Mexico's closing fund, a tool that recruits new businesses to the state while helping those that are already here grow and thrive. Governor Martinez fought to grow the closing fund to as much as $56 million, up from nearly zeroed out when she took office.
“El Pinto Foods is a great local company using New Mexico products to create new jobs, and Bernalillo County is proud to support this expansion,” said Bernalillo County Commissioner Lonnie Talbert. “This investment will boost our local manufacturing base and promote New Mexico’s unique food as an export product around the world.”
If you are interested in employment at El Pinto Foods we are accepting applications. Go to www.elpinto.com/employment-at-el-pinto for more information.