Welcome to Amor Paz Yoga. This is the beginning of our wonderful journey! The concept and ultimate goal of Amor Paz Yoga is to offer yoga and meditation to everyone. My classes will be held in the beautiful yoga studio at The Unity Studio in Los Ranchos, NM. I am grateful to have found a space that embodies respect and inclusivity, thus giving me the opportunity to provide an array of yoga classes to our community.
To begin, my name is Nydia Villezcas, and I am a New Mexico native. I grew up in the South Valley and come from deep Mexican roots. I grew up a very free spirited girl and nothing has changed. My parents gave me the independence to explore and travel the world and it opened my eyes to what life is really about and what gives me drive and happiness. “Mija, has lo que te hace feliz,” my mother would say. She gave me the freedom to express myself and when I pursued new goals, she would stick by my side and tell me to follow my heart. My heart has a special place for yoga.
Yoga came into my life at the age of 19, while I was attending the University of New Mexico. I took a class with a friend and became a forever student immediately thereafter. I began taking classes around town and developed such a passion for it, that I could not see myself without a yoga practice. Yoga, a personal practice, comes into your life when you need it. I truly believe that. Months of bliss would go by and the moment the stress piled on, I remember rolling out my mat and sometimes simply sitting in silence. However, for the last seven years, I have maintained a daily practice. My daily practice doesn’t always include an hour or more of flow or arm balance practice. No. Some days consist of a 15-minute stretch sitting in bed, while my puppy shoves his toy into my lap to play. Each day is different, and I trust and respect my body to only practice what suits me that day.
I have been planning my yoga name and business since the inception of my yoga-teaching career, roughly six years ago. I dabbled with projects here and there, but did not commit to my dream, until now. Amor Paz Yoga is an all-encompassing yoga space. I want to reach people of all types of backgrounds and personalities. My classes primarily focus on healing the body and mind. This means that if you have never been to a yoga class or can’t touch your toes, this may very well be the best place to begin your yoga journey. If you are a forever student, like myself, this will be another great place to diversify your personal practice. I offer various options that will suit each person. Private classes are also available and are created based on the individual’s needs.
I consider myself your yoga guide. Guiding you consciously through meditation. Guiding you safely through asana. Guiding you through this journey with no attachments. I look forward to meeting you and sharing this space together. Peace.