Yoga 1 Studio in Santa Fe

Please note: Yoga 1 Studio is temporarily closed, but Susan is now teaching online on Zoom. Email or call her for more info at 505-982-7224 or

Susan Voorhees, Yoga Instructor

Susan Voorhees

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Welcome to yoga in Santa Fe! At Yoga 1, we create a gentle, supportive environment for the practice of yoga in all its forms.

Yoga 1 offers

  • Yoga classes in a mindful, non-competitive atmosphere

  • Instruction by Susan Voorhees, Registered Yoga Teacher, who has taught yoga in Santa Fe for over 30 years (see Susan Voorhees)

  • Seven classes each week (see Class Schedule) in Beginner, Intermediate, Restorative, and Mixed Levels, involving asanas of all types -- sun salutations, standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions and balances -- as well as breathing, relaxation and meditation

  • Focus on posture and alignment through precise verbal instruction and the use of props (which are provided)

  • Postures ranging from those which create flexibility and strength, to those providing deep relaxation

  • Individual and private classes, which can be scheduled

  • Close proximity to the Santa Fe Plaza (see Map to Studio) and Solana Shopping Center

  • Small classes, 14 students maximum, in an 800 square foot studio with comfortable radiant floor heat

  • Specialties: Yoga for Travel; Chair Yoga; Restorative Yoga Workshops; Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreats; and Individual Yoga practice Consultations


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Yoga 1 Studio offers a sacred space for dedicated yoga practice, suited to the needs of all individuals; each class may have a different emphasis: Standing Poses, Backbends, Sun Salutations or Restorative Yoga. Our clientele is composed of baby boomers, young adults and couples from all walks of life, including landscape designers, writers and retired people.

Classes begin with a five-minute silent meditation or Restorative Yoga posture. Please plan to arrive ten minutes before class time to set up your place, and discuss any physical considerations with your yoga instructor. We take our shoes off, turn off our cell phones and set up our mats for practice. All of the classes are one and a half hours long. We use yoga props such as sticky mats, blocks, blankets, chairs and yoga belts (all provided) to create better alignment in the yoga postures, and to aid in holding the poses longer. Bring your own sticky mat if you wish.

Class size averages 6 to 8 students. The yoga student may choose from eight yoga classes each week:

  • Basic Level Yoga for Beginners and Seniors, Tuesday mornings (9:30-11am) and Thursday mornings (9:30-11am)

  • Mixed Levels Yoga including some Intermediate Yoga practice (Handstands, Headstands, Elbow Balance, and Upward Bow) on Thursday evenings (5:30-7pm)

  • Mixed Levels Yoga on Monday mornings (9:30-11am) and evenings (5:30-7pm); Wednesday mornings (9:30-11am); Thursday evenings, incorporating some Intermediate practice (5:30-7pm); and Saturday mornings (9-10:30am)

  • Restorative Yoga features a specialized yoga involving longer periods of holding poses, with props such as bolsters and blocks, for deep relaxation. We also include the headstand (Sirsasana 1) and shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) or modifications, such as Inverted Lake Pose (Viparita Karani). Restorative Yoga is offered during regular Yoga classes and during occasional Sunday workshops, and is especially appropriate to alleviate fatigue from any activity, such as work, hiking in Santa Fe or sightseeing. Also, Restorative Yoga may be beneficial to practice if recovering from an illness.

Please call first and listen to the message for any class changes

Both Susan Voorhees and Yoga 1 Studio are on Facebook.

Susan Voorhees is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and has been teaching yoga since 1977. She is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco 500 hour Advanced Studies Program, and studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in Poona, India, in 1979. Mr. Iyengar certified her to teach yoga in 1983, the same year she opened The Yoga Institute of Santa Fe.

Susan has taught yoga in Santa Fe at Santa Fe Community College, El Gancho, Santa Fe Spa and Quail Run, and is co-author of the book A Simple Guide to Yoga, Peter Pauper Press, 2002. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, RYT(500).

Yoga 1 ~ 83 Placita de Oro #1 ~ Santa Fe, NM 87501



If you'd like to be updated regarding studio closures or Restorative Yoga Workshop dates, please email Susan with the word "Newsletter" in the heading. She'll put you on her email list, which is sent out periodically.

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