New Mexico summers get hot, but yoga can help cool us. By staying attuned to body, breath, and mind, yoga can naturally reduce body temperature. When we are not mindful of excessive heat or maintaining an adequate intake of water, our bodies can heat up to uncomfortable levels. Learn how to use specific yoga poses and breathing techniques to lower body temperature and how to use meditation to help relax an overheated mind. No prior yoga experience necessary.


Gloria Drayer holds a 500-hour Kripalu yoga certification and has nearly 30 years of experience teaching yoga. Her sessions are given in a non-competitive environment where participants are encouraged to engage at a healthful and enjoyable level. Her workshops, including those dealing with life-altering topics such as grief, insomnia, osteoporosis, and back care, are held around the country. She is co-author of the book Yoga and Grief: A Compassionate Journey Toward Healing.