Tribe Yoga And Wellness Offers Down Dogs And Spirit Of Community – Los Alamos Reporter

journeyTribe Yoga and Wellness Studio owner Sunda Legare’s dog, Journey, has become a sort of mascot for the business. Courtesy photo

Studio3 (1)Inside Tribe Yoga and Wellness Studio. Courtesy photo

Sunda (1)Sunda Legare is the owner of Tribe Yoga and Wellness Studio at 1247 Central Avenue. Courtesy photo

BY MAIRE O’NEILL
maire@losalamosreporter.com

Members of and visitors to Tribe Yoga and Wellness Studio say they have never felt more welcome, whether is a class at the studio or a virtual class at home since the onset of COVID-19.They say the studio is full of positive energy and that each instructor has their own style of teaching which makes each experience unique.

Tribe is located on the second floor of the “Boomerang Building”, 1247 Central Avenue, in Suite F226. Parking and the entrance is behind the building.

Sunda Legare, who owns the only dedicated yoga studio in Los Alamos says during COVID restrictions, classes are decided on a week to week basis and the studio retail shop is open by appointment only.

“We are working hard to provide our Tribe with as many opportunities to enjoy as we can while keeping the health and welfare of our staff and clients as our main focus,” she said.

Legare said the studio uses commercial grade disinfectants to clean all areas before and after use. Masks are required at all times except on the yoga mats, six-foot social distancing is required and there are only six students allowed per class. Classes are streamed live to those who wish to practice at home.

Although the studio has several yoga instructors, Legare says she commits her practice to natural approaches to pain and stress management and has designed and implemented neuromuscular therapy in response to her clients’ needs. In addition to multiple yoga retreats in Panama, she completed a 300-yoga therapy course at Mount Madonna in Northern California consisting of 200 hours of hot yoga and 100 hours of power yoga.

Legare believes that yoga and its physical and mental healing power is there for everyone. This makes her excited about working with each individual client to give them the best possible experience.  A fifth generation Colorado native, Legare says when she’s not in a yoga pose, she likes to spend time in the saddle with her horse, Lexie. She is also interested in “equestrian yoga” which combines her passions for both yoga and horseback riding. And anyone who knows Legare, expects her trusty canine companion, Journey, to be close by.

Other instructors at Tribe, are Christa Tyson, Sarah Gustafson and Marla Bookhout. For more information, email Sunda@tribeyogaandwellness.com, go to tribeyogaandwellness.com or visit the Tribe Yoga and Wellness Center Facebook page.