Barbara Powell, affectionately known asBarbaraPowell Yoga Ma by her students, is a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher with a deep personal practice in the meditative arts. She offers Wild Yoga wilderness hikes and yoga in the forest in Santa Fe and other locations and has led numerous retreats throughout North America, Mexico, Indonesia, Costa Rica and India over the past three decades.

Her practice, as well as her teaching, is reflective of all the limbs of yoga as they relate to our present moment experience. Her students appreciate her style as gentle yet empowering, with a focus on encouraging each student to uncover his or her own inner teacher.