Hot Yoga, that is.
Anice Joy is no stranger to Taos. Growing up in Lubbock, Texas she spent Winter vacations skiing Taos Mountain. Anice trained with Sunstone Yoga in Dallas, where she lived for many years with her ex-husband and two sons. Sunstone was founded in 2002 by Nicole Shaw, originally from Sydney, and Brandon Hartsell, a fellow Dallasite.
“Both had gone through Bikram training, taught for Bikram and decided to start their own studio and training in hot yoga based upon pain-free yoga.” She explained.
” I started practicing with Nicole and Brandon in 2003 and started training in 2009, shortly after completing the training, I went to work for the Sunstone Yoga Academy, training new teachers in addition to teaching full-time in studio.”
“In 2010, I fell in love with Stand Up Paddleboarding and started teaching yoga on a paddleboard to anyone who would jump on the board with me. I’ve taught in Texas, Wyoming and New Mexico.” If you like the idea of doing yoga on a paddleboard but don’t have one yet then take a look here at some of the Sup Guru favorites where there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you.
Fast forward a few years and Anice has opened her own Hot Yoga Studio here in Taos.
Located in Arroyo Seco, her classes are already filled with students who not only enjoy the challenge of sweating it out in the heat, but are drawn to the classes by Anice’s fabulous energy and inspired teaching style.
If you are planning to Ski Taos this Winter, Anice’s studio is conveniently close to the Taos Ski Valley and no doubt will be packed with locals and visitors alike during the coming Season.
And when the weather warms up and the snow run-off flows into the Rio, you can sign up for Paddleboard Yoga, if you’re game!