"Please build a sangha, a true one, a community that can generate brotherhood and sisterhood, peace, and the energy of mindfulness" ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Welcome to Dragonfly Yoga’s Sangha page! The word Sangha means “assembly” or “community”. Here at Dragonfly, our vision is to create a space for not only asana practice, but also a space for refuge. A space where we can all come together with a collective goal: peace within ourselves, joy for one another, and happiness for all those around us. As our yoga community continues to grow, we would like to provide a sangha filled with like-minded people to come for healing and peace.

I hope to practice asana next to you as well as meditate and chant with you. I hope to see you for kirtan and puja nights. I hope to get to know you at book club. I hope to grow with you and learn from you. I cannot do this alone. Please join me and let’s create a sangha together! Love, Michele Annette

Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga Sangha at Dragonfly Yoga

With New Mexico's only KPJAYI Authorized ashtanga yoga teacher. Please see Elise's website for more information.

Um, but what is Mysore?

Join us on a journey through the Yoga Sutras, interpreted from a heart-centered, intuitive perspective! The next book in the Dragonfly Yoga Book Club will be "The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman's Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras" by Nischala Joy Devi. While this interpretation takes a feminine perspective, the book is a powerful tool for anyone who wishes to examine this foundational yoga text from a more contemporary point of view. The group will be hosted by Joan Sberro; she has studied and trained with Nischala and considers this book to be a classic. For more information please reach out to Joan at If you are not on the Dragonfly Yoga Book Club email list let us know and we'll make sure to add you!

Book Club will meet once a month on Sundays, 12:30-1:30 pm, at the studio per the schedule below. If there is a strong demand for a weekday evening session we may add that as well.

Feb 11 - Overview & Introduction
Mar 18 - Book I - Chapters 1-3 - Sutras 1.1-1.11
Apr 15 - Book I - Chapters 4-5 - Sutras 1.12-1.29
May 20 - Book I - Chapters 6-7 - Sutras 1.30-1.51
Jun 10 - Book II - Chapters 1-2 - Sutras 2.1-2.11
Jul 15 - Book II - Chapters 3-4 - Sutras 2.12-2.27
Aug 12 - Book II - Chapters 5-6 - Sutras 2.28-2.39
Sep 9 - Book II - Chapters 7-8 - Sutras 2.40-2.55
Oct 14 - Books III & IV - Remaining Sutras
Nov 4 - Review & Wrap Up

For more information, please call the studio at 377-3045.


Valley Dragon Dharma Sangha

When: New day and time! Sundays from 7-8:30PM and the 2nd Saturday of the month - half day sit from 1PM-5PM
Where: Dragonfly Yoga 1301 Rio Grande Blvd #2
Questions? Call the studio at 377-3045

Led by ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priests Taisan Joe Galewsky and Keizan Titus O'Brien, we will meet weekly at Dragonfly Yoga for zazen (seated meditation), a brief service of sutra chanting, and a talk with discussion.

Our name derives from our location in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Gu Shen, or "the Valley Spirit", is an ideal held dear by the traditions from which Zen emerges. It is described as ever receptive, ever nourishing, cool and responsive.

In East Asia, dragons represent the vibrant yang (or active) principle, and especially enlightened beings of various sorts are sometimes also called "dragons" to designate their vitality and wisdom. Also, two temples with which we are connected also contain 'dragon' in their names. We respectfully connect ourselves to this lineage of places where dragons gather to practice being dragons.

Our guiding teachers are senior Dharma teacher and scholar, Rev. Taigen Daniel Leighton, PhD of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago, and Zoketsu Norman Fischer, director of the Everyday Zen Foundation and former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center. We practice in the tradition of Shogaku Shunryu Suzuki, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara Zen Monastery, and Green Gulch Farm/Green Dragon Temple.

New Moon

Call studio for information.

A pond supports many creatures with it's water, shade, and refuge. Many different creatures live and are supported by the same environment, the pond. These creatures also depend on each other for survival. Our goal at Dragonfly is to provide a safe place for healing, transformation, and friendships. If you know of a family or individual in crisis, please let us know so that we can join together to help our fellow neighbors in need. I would like to see our yoga studio branch into it's own charity. I cannot do this alone and need your help. Email Michele at if you would like to help organize or know of a family or individual in need. Of course, animals included!