Regional Core team:
- Joyce Garay
- Dee Schaub
- Nia Rucker
- Mary Nuñez
We are the New Mexcio Shakti Tribe…
A sisterhood of dynamic women, dedicated to transformation as a way of life and living the Heart of Shakti together. Our Invitation is for You to Join Us!
Our roots and work in New Mexico date back to 2004 & 5, when Shakti first began receiving Apprentices, donors, interns and volunteers from the area - all of whom wanted to bring Shakti services to New Mexico. The first official services started in 2009 when one of our beloved staff, Laura D., moved home to Albuquerque and brought our Salt class to an organization working with women in need.
Then, in 2013, we received funding to support Carli Romero to officially plant a stake in the ground for Shakti Rising, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2015 a strong tribe came together that brought our work to a broad audience across the state, into El Paso and even across the border. Carli shared Shakti with community organizers, philanthropists, educators and faith communities as she slowly grew a foundation for the work before leaving to go to graduate school.
Since then, Shakti Rising New Mexico has delivered educational services across the state, provided professional development to key community organizers and social service providers, supported cross border work in Juarez, and strengthened a community of powerful, fierce women leaders.
With new leadership, Shakti has found a new home for our services at Dwell Yoga Studio, who has an aligned vision for a healing community and sacred space for women.