Yolanda Chavez-Billiot Specializes in a variety of Yoga Styles in Portales, with an exceptional focus on the rich tapestry of Belly Dance and Fusion World Dance.
"Bellydance is like glitter. It not only colors your life, it makes you sparkle. You find it everywhere, and in everything, and it is nearly impossible to get rid of it."
Portales, New Mexico
307 E 1st St
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My name is Yolanda Chavez and I am a native of Southeast New Mexico where I currently reside and teach. I am here to support my community, serving and sharing the ancient science of yoga and bringing cultural awareness to my community through world dance. I am here to support you. With twenty years of experience in yoga and world dance I am excited to ignite your passion for your highest self and deepen your knowing of your Earth body. I create space that honors everyBODY. In my classes we learn to drop expectations and judgments, while leaving competition out of this positive space. I bring a methodical and thoughtful approach to every class.
I have a strong background in Hatha Yoga and am Certified Yogafit L3, Prenatal/Postnatal, and Senior Yoga, 20 years teaching experience at Eastern New Mexico University, and director of Fusion World Dance where I have hosted several World Dance icons. My favorite is when I volunteer to teach yoga at the local childcare, or perform for our annual Peanut Valley Festival.
I believe the best way I can serve my community is offering yoga and world dance classes. Sharing my knowledge that supports a healthy and active lifestyle through alternative movement. By following the Yoga Code of Conduct set by Yoga Alliance I can bring my best to every class session.
Come experience the peace that is yoga and the joy that is dance with me in Portales!!
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Classes with Yolanda
Yolanda's full class list can be viewed under Classes and Private Lessons. These classes are in-person and also virtual. Some classes are listed By Appointment only. These are scheduled as private sessions. It is important that classes are Booked in advanced to reserve your in-person spot due to super limited space. Classes must still be Booked with the Pricing Plan purchase subscription to reserve in-person spot. After Booking a Zoom link will be sent to your email address if the class is being offered virtually. Pricing Plans are available and can be viewed here.
"I first started practicing yoga in 2011, with Yolanda as the instructor. I felt comfortable being in her class because she would tell us to let go of expectations, judgments, and competition. That encouraged me to continue although I lacked confidence, was overweight and not flexible. I continued yoga because I always felt better physically and mentally after each practice. A few years later, as my confidence and fitness improved, I began taking Yoli’s belly dance classes. I’m in better shape and more energetic now than I’ve been since high school! "
— Carey K. Portales, New Mexico