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Chronic pain in her neck and lower back brought Melanie St. Georges into her first yoga class. She walked in stressed, tired, and afraid to fail. Despite that fear, she dove into her first class, and as she continued to practice daily, not only did she find herself pain-free, but she felt much more relaxed and balanced.

Today, Melanie leads her own team of dedicated instructors in the hopes of making yoga accessible so that others may discover its healing powers. Utilizing the Barkan Method of hot yoga—a variant of Hatha yoga—their classes aim to strengthen and stretch the entire muscular system while relieving mental stress. Heated air helps the body flush out toxins while deepening stretches and staving off injuries caused by a recent move into Aladdin’s lamp. When they’re not teaching yoga, instructors help clients boost their core strength with Pilates sessions that take place in a moderately heated environment. Blissful Spirits also offers daily donation-based daycare services during select hours.


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1400 Barbara Loop SE
Rio Rancho,
NM
US

Touting more than 80 flavors of low-calorie, flavor-packed frozen yogurt, Tutti Frutti earned a feature on CNBC and has continued to expand since opening its first shop in 2007. Inside each store, self-service yogurt machines unleash velvety-soft yogurt into accommodating cups or empty purses. Their constantly rotating flavors include royal red velvet, pomegranate, or choco-peanut-butter. Most flavors fall within the range of 20–25 calories per ounce, with dairy-free options and no-sugar-added concoctions also available. A toppings bar allows eaters to further customize yogurt creations with a spoonful of fresh fruits or a sprinkling of nuts. Their flavors contain ample amounts of probiotics, known for potential health benefits that may include strengthening immune systems and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Organic probiotic yogurt for dogs is available in four flavors. In addition, Tutti Frutti offers a selection of soy-based yogurts as a non-dairy choice for vegans and partners with Nutrition & Education International to donate 10% of soy-product proceeds to help fight hunger in Afghanistan.

4521 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Metro Maids' licensed, insured, and screened cleaning crews provide maid, janitorial, and even pest-control services for clients anywhere, from homes to fitness centers and hotels. During regular cleaning sessions, maid machines depopulate homes of dust bunnies, dirt, and allergens. On arrival, homeowners direct the professionally uniformed scour squad to the kitchen, bathroom, baby/racquetball room, or other areas that need the toughest tackling. Uniformed crews use a variety of cleaning techniques and solutions, such as dry extraction, steam cleaning, and foam-cleaning agents, to purify carpets. Experienced president and CEO Andres Griego brings an extensive management background to Metro Maids, ably and efficiently dispatching crews all around nearly the entire state.:m]]

518 Mesilla Street Northeast
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Molly Maid of Northeast and Northwest Albuquerque and the East Mountains dispatches a duo of dependable and trustworthy grime-gunners throughout Albuquerque and beyond, armed with its own professional cleaning products and a grudge against dust. The Molly Maid of Northeast and Northwest Albuquerque and the East Mountains team takes a green approach to cleaning, minimizing exposure to chemicals for your family, your pets, your family's family of pets, your pet family, or the environment. These gentle, yet effective products will get your surfaces sparkly clean without damaging your furniture finishes or utility surfaces. Your expert housekeepers will dust, spray, scrub, wipe, scrub, wipe, mop, and sweep your floors, surfaces, baseboards, and more. They'll clean the encrusted Lean Cuisine from your microwave and fetch the browning banana from under the bed. They'll even scrub toilets free of feral lemurs and wash dirty nooks you'd never dream of cleaning. The company also offers a house-cleaning service guarantee, assuring that any potential mistakes will be corrected if you notify Molly Maid of Northeast and Northwest Albuquerque and the East Mountains within 24 hours.

4232 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Frozen fanatics and frozen cavemen alike can blissfully ride the chilly tide of Peachwave's sweet, healthy treats. The yogurt utopia softly serves up more than 25 classic and creative flavors of all-natural dairy delights, including cheesecake, peach, coffee, coconut, guava, peanut butter, green tea, tiramisu, and lemon (flavor selection varies by location). The store also lets customers ornament their portions with a variety of tempting toppings, such as fresh banana slices, blueberries, strawberries, dried fruit, chocolate chips, Fruity Pebbles, and nuts. Because the creamy confections at Peachwave are self-serve, you'll get an excuse to don your fanciest hair net. Price is determined by the final weight of each creation ($0.39 per ounce), so think twice about sprinkling your cone of dark-matter yogurt with gold ingots.

4720 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque,
NM
US