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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

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