New Mexico Community Capital announces new appointment of John
New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC) announced today that John
R. Rice has been named president of its IMPACT-New Mexico Business
Growth Services. IMPACT-NM enhances the entrepreneurial capacity
of New Mexican small businesses, particularly in under-invested
areas such as Sandoval County, by providing high-level talent and
services that would otherwise be unavailable. As a result, businesses
in these locales can accelerate the delivery of their products and
services to state, national, and global markets, and create good-paying
jobs in their communities.
A key strength of IMPACT-NM is its ability to provide high quality,
expert entrepreneurial assistance through experienced executives
like Rice. This assistance includes management and operational assistance
ranging from marketing to finance, resource enhancement streaming
from business leader education programs and, when appropriate, referrals
to other funding sources and strategic partners. For more information
about NMCC, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 924-2820.
Ancient East meets ancient West
The Atmabodh Yoga Studio recently celebrated its seventh anniversary
in Bernalillo. Anil Poovadan and his wife Janice moved into their
Victorian adobe house on Camino del Pueblo in 2000, and he has been
teaching Hatha Yoga to all levels of students ever since.
The path that brought him here started in India where his mother
studied yoga with the renowned B.K.S. Iyenger. Anil learned a hands-on
approach to yoga from the master himself when he was called upon
to help rehabilitate his mother’s arm injury that had healed
After college, he moved to California to join his family. There
he worked for IBM for ten years before taking an early retirement
and moving to New Mexico. Anil and Janice did a brief stint as caretakers
of the ghost town in Bland Canyon before moving to Placitas in 1995.
At that time, he renewed his yoga teaching.
Anil is still known for his hands-on approach used to guide his
students toward greater flexibility. “It’s difficult
to tell someone how to move a muscle,” he explained. “My
approach helps people to get out of familiar patterns and connect
muscle with mind. The Iyengar technique is designed to keep the
spine flexible and give students a sense of their own backs.”
Hatha Yoga can correct problems with internal organs and lead to
a higher state of health and awareness.
Anil moves throughout the room, correcting postures and giving
individual instruction. His students say he has an uncanny awareness
of blockages and imbalances and an ability to correct them by gentle
touch and guidance.
On Saturday mornings, the studio becomes a Zendo. Practitioners
of Zen meditation study under the guidance of longtime teacher Joan
Rieck in the Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen (www.sandiazendo.com).
“I enjoy the mix of people that comes into the studio. It’s
a crossroads right on the Camino Real, one of the oldest routes
in America,” said Anil. “Atmabodh Yoga Studio is a place
where the ancient East meets the ancient West.”
For more information or to inquire about a free first class, call
867-9222 or email email@example.com.
Bernalillo’s Silva’s Saloon named to
Esquire magazine’s list of Best Bars in America
—WILL PALMER, ESQUIRE
You’re having: a Tecate with a wedge, and a Herradura Reposado.
In New Mexico, which is in fact more old than new, going anywhere
is pretty much like going to church. So it is with Silva’s
Saloon, opened the day after Prohibition ended and serving under
one family as the gathering place for the area’s ranchers,
chile farmers, and drifters ever since. The hats of dead patrons
hang from the rafters, and today’s customers are their descendants,
who commune at the O-shaped bar under their ancestors’ millinery,
a reminder of mortality out here on the former Route 66, ten miles
outside Albuquerque. Lining the walls is a museum of license plates,
stuffed roosters, a bottle of mezcal worms, and a very large array
of signs meant to keep you in line (THE POOL TABLE CLOSES AT 8).
All the fading topless pictures are kept stapled up neatly. It’s
a clean kind of creaky, all dust-to-dust with none of the dirt.
Somebody must love it. (955 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo; (505)
[Reprinted from Esquire
The Day Spa at Serenity Gardens to close on June
Barbara Kline Hammond, manager of The Day Spa at Serenity Gardens
(owned and operated by Serenity Gardens, LLC), announced in May
that she is closing down the spa on Saturday, June 16. The public
is invited to a closing party and fundraiser to benefit People Living
Through Cancer that evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Serenity Gardens,
3824 Corrales Road, in Corrales.
“I founded Serenity Gardens in 2003 after I moved here from
California because I was dealing with some frightening and debilitating
health problems, and I wanted to create a special environment that
could provide safe, relaxing, nurturing, and healing treatments
for myself and others,” Kline Hammond said.
“With the help of a wonderful group of therapists, support
staff, colleagues, friends, and clients, we succeeded in creating
just such an environment—and I’m very proud of that
accomplishment,” she added.
Kline Hammond also said that as her own health improved, she found
herself drawn back to her first love: public relations and marketing.
“Once the spa closes, I will refocus my energies on my nineteen-year-old
business, Breakthru Communications, which I founded in Silicon Valley
to serve high technology firms.”
People wanting more information about the fundraiser may call Barbara
Kline Hammond at Breakthru Communications, 899-8578.