Team CALIENTE

Lead by Kelly Carpenter and Meg Oltmans

Kelly and Meg enjoy splitting their time between coaching at Blissful Spirits and spoiling their dogs at home. But there's nothing they enjoy more than guiding a high energy crowd through a butt-kicking Pilates Caliente class for a good cause. "To truly experience love you must serve others." Join them at Blissful Spirits for a smile, a sweat, and a few chaturangas!


Team NAMASTE

Lead by Denise Gonzales and Donna Marlow

Donna and Denise enjoy teaching and practicing yoga with their Blissful Spirits family in between caring for their own beautiful families at home. They take great pride in reaching out to their communities through events such as the Alta Mira yogathon. You can catch them on their mats throughout the week at Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga doing what they love the most.


Team RIO REBELS

Lead by Angela Hanchett and Stephanie Alvarado

Angela and Stephanie enjoy making their classes fun and upbeat while mixing Yoga and Pilates to create the perfect combo for their students at Blissful Spirits. They also love getting involved and getting their students involved in important community events such as Alta Mira Yogathon. They like to bring joy and laughter to everyone they come across and you can find them empowering and uplifting people on their mat throughout the week at Blissful Spirits Rio Rancho


Team YOGI M&D

Lead by Melanie St Georges and Fiona Breslin

Melanie is the owner of Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga while Fiona is one of its very strong and loving instructors. They both have a passion for their practice and enjoy sharing their love with both the yoga community and parts of the Abq communities in need. Together they are Yogi Mother and Daughter filled with so much love and energy to share.


Team ALTA MIRA

Lead by Kathy Duffy and Jim Copeland

Kathy Duffy is Communications and Marketing Director for Alta Mira. Kathy has two yoga videos and three yoga mats. This will be Kathy’s 2nd Yogathon. Kathy mostly eats at the Yogathon and looks forward to the Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner again this year.

Alta Mira Executive Director, Jim Copeland’s wife takes yoga classes every Saturday. Jim has also been to the Lululemon Athletica Store. This will be Jim’s 2nd Yogathon. He actually participated in one of the classes last year.

Joined by Lynette Turpen, Damian Lara and Iris Calderon

Lynette is the President of the Board of Directors for Alta Mira Specialized Family Services, Inc. Lynette has participated in a couple of hot yoga classes and has the selfie to prove it. During her short practice she says she is tried to master the “happy baby” pose.

Damian is now on the Alta Mira Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the Development Committee. This is his 2nd Yogathon and he went the whole day without passing out. He is looking forward to continuing the good luck streak of last year’s successful fund raising event.

Iris has taken two yoga classes from her cousin Denise Gonzales. Iris and her cousin Denise are the founders of the Blissful Spirits Yogathon to benefit Alta Mira. This is Iris’s 2nd Yogathon.