Sat. & Sun, Aug. 19 - 20: Questa Studio Tour

Questa Studio Tour Returns!

August 19-20 from 10-5
Questa Galleries and Home Studios
El Rito/Latir Hub

The Studio Tour is back for 2017 for another successful year. It will be the first of the art and crafts tours in the high country of Northern New Mexico. Last year's tour saw lots of folks from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Red River, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and quite a few from the east and west coasts. As usual the Tour will include the communities ofQuesta, Cerro, Sunshine Valley and El Rito/Latir. Come experience the beauty of the Sange de Christo mountains and the San Luis valley.  Visit our art hubs at OCHO, Art Questa and Rael's Market as well as artists studios. We welcome you to experience the best in Woodworking, Woodcarving, Quilting, Pottery, Painting, Drawing, Stained Glass,  and Historical and Traditional crafts.

Featured Artists at OCHO:

Barrie Andrews - printmaking

Claire Coté - watercolors/cards/various

Beverly Pollock - knitting/weaving

Betsy Peirce - prints/painting

Nina Anthony - manipulated photographs

Jean Frey - printmaking

Izeria Geise - soaps

Sunday, August 27: Live Classical Music, 12 noon

Come for yoga with Alice Z. (10 - 11:30 am) at OCHO and stay for a classical music concert at noon, featuring works for violin, cello, and piano by romantic composer Enrique Granados and that classical guy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Delicious desserts and coffee to follow. Andrea Gore-violin, Rebecca Caron-cello, and Martha Shepp-piano are the musicians comprising the group TRIO OCHO.

Fall Yoga at OCHO: Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.

OCHO Fall Yoga Schedule

Download Fall Yoga Flyer HERE

Class descriptions and more about our yoga teachers HERE

Materials: We have blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters and some mats; you are welcome to bring your own. 

This fall yoga schedule reflect a few changes in classes and class times from our summer class offerings, based on our observation of popular times of attendance.

Alice's Sunday morning class in this schedule now better coincides with the Questa Farmers Market. (The market is across the street from OCHO in the visitor center parking area and, though it officially opens at noon, I'm there with my goods much ahead). Gaea makes coffee, tea, and treats and she's giving all Sunday yogis a treat or drink following practice. Come on by! 💚

If you haven't had the chance to come to yoga yet, we'd like to offer you your first class for free.

Pricing: 1 hour classes: $6; 1.5 hour classes: drop-in $12 / 4-class pass $40 / 12-class pass $96

Yoga Contact: 575-224-2102 or
Location: OCHO #8 State Hwy 38, Questa, NM

Summer Yoga at OCHO: Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.

OCHO Summer Yoga Schedule

Download Yoga Flyer HERE

Class descriptions and more about our yoga teachers HERE

Materials: We have blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters and some mats; you are welcome to bring your own.

We’ve updated our summer schedule in response to what you’ve told us; we have a Sunday class, some later evening classes, we’ve added several 1-hour classes and there are a few changes to a couple of our familiar classes (the Saturday morning class is earlier, the Thursday evening class is later, no Monday class). 

Our updated schedule also reflects a lovely happening at OCHO - the space will serve as a gallery for the "Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out: Places we love in the Questa Area" show from June 24-July 23 with gallery hours Friday to Sunday from 11-5pm. 

If you haven't had the chance to come to yoga yet, we'd like to offer you your first class for free.

Pricing: 1 hour classes: $6; 1.5 hour classes: drop-in $12 / 4-class pass $40 / 12-class pass $96

Yoga Contact: 575-224-2102 or
Location: OCHO #8 State Hwy 38, Questa, NM

Memorable Prints: Big and Little Stories, May 27-28

Can you reshape a quotation, a loved one’s life, a point of view into a collage or a book?  

In this memorable class, Memorial Day weekend, we will make large prints (maybe more) with a template and turn them into keepsake book forms.  There will be three forms to choose from and time to practice, with encouragement to alter the forms.

Emphasis will be on the evolution or sequencing of images as it strengthens the ideas.  Coaching from artist Barrie Andrews will help marry the message with the form.  Even dreams have a relatable, if nonsensical, sequence.  Perhaps you have a recurring dream that loops?

All materials will be supplied.  We will use non-toxic water based inks, collage materials, monotype and drypoint.  Materials include: high quality artist papers, printers, sewing machines, encaustic wax and tools for drypoint and stencils, and printmaking joy.

Experience will be helpful but the focus is on content; simple procedures will be adapted for those with little or no printmaking experience.  Bring lunches; some snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Barrie Andrews, MFA, LMT, Instructor

May 27-28, 2017

Saturday 9-6

Sunday 10-4

Fee: $144


Sunday, March 19: Spring Equinox Yoga

What: Spring Equinox Yoga Practice at OCHO
When: Sunday, March 19, 10 am
Cost: pay-by-donation class

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We invite you to celebrate the Spring Equinox at OCHO with a special Sunday yoga practice March 19th beginning at 10am. This is a pay-by-donation class and all funds raised will go to the purchase of big, useful bolsters (great aids in gentle, restorative postures).

Come usher in spring and mark the equinox with 108 sun salutations! This number might sound daunting, but not to worry - we do nine sets of 12, take breaks, dance, get creative, and tell stories. Sun salutations can be done in chairs; we can form teams, work with partners, take turns, and together – collectively – we’ll do the auspicious 108.

 The Sun crosses the celestial equator at 4:29 am MDT on March 20th. To honor this change we’ll celebrate, collectively, the Sunday just before.

We look forward to more yoga with all of you, in all of the seasons!

Yoga at OCHO on Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Sat.

Yoga Classes at OCHO: February 1 - April 25, 2017

Weekly Schedule

Monday evening, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Restorative, all levels
Yoga teacher, Alice Zorthian

Tuesday morning, 9 - 10:30 am
Flow and Restore, all levels
Yoga teacher, Gaea McGahee

Thursday morning, 9 - 10:30 am 
Gentle Basic Yoga
Yoga Teacher, Meghan Mason

Thursday evening, 5 - 6:30 pm
Half Flow / Half Yin, all levels
Yoga teacher, Meghan Mason

Saturday morning, 10 - 11:30 am
Flow, all levels
Yoga teacher, Meghan Mason

Class descriptions and more about our yoga teachers HERE.

Cost: $40 for a 4-class punch card, $96 for a 12-class punch card (card options paid in full at the time of purchase), $12 pay-per-class (drop-in)

Materials: We have some mats, blankets, blocks and straps; you are welcome to bring your own.

These are our current yoga offerings at OCHO, continuing through April and hopefully beyond. What other yoga classes would you like to attend at OCHO? We’d like to know. Kids yoga? More gentle classes, more strength-building, more mornings, or evenings? We’d like to offer classes that people want and need. To add to or refine our class schedule, we need your feedback. We’re taking suggestions and input.

Please contact Gaea with input, ideas or questions about yoga at OCHO:, (575) 224-2102

Download Yoga Flyer below HERE.

Warm up your winter with Hot Stone & Tone at SAGE

Warm up your winter with Hot Stone & Tone at SAGE Acutonics® & Massage.  Barrie Andrews, MFA, LMT has fifteen year's experience using hot and cold stones and crystals in massage.  Her signature twist is using Acutonics tuning forks with the stones, combining penetrating heat with sound.



You might catch Barrie whispering to the stones.  That's because her hot stone teacher's mentor was a Cherokee/Scottish medicine woman who taught that the stones have spirits.  They certainly deserve reverence: they help reduce pain, increase circulation, move chi (energy) and can work out those kinks from shoveling snow, but Barrie says they are good "teachers" and transport you to another realm.  Hot stones may make their way one or two at a time into any session, but there is an additional charge for the nirvana of a whole hot stone session.  

Barrie blends East and West with Acutonics sound healing, Shiatsu and medical massage, and has certifications in Oncology and Sports massage.  Look for her 2017 Acutonics, Sounding Circles and Printmaking schedules coming in February. 

Call Barrie for details and appointments at 575-779-9357.

Happy New Year and Thank You!

Happy New Year to all near and far from us at OCHO!

Great Big Thanks to all the special volunteers that helped OCHO grow in the community this past year!

Special thanks to the OCHO team, Claire Cote, Martha Shepp, and Gaea McGahee for making this a memorable year and selfless contributions of time and resources.  Volunteers are critical to the success of events at OCHO--YOU ROCK!


Barrie Andrews
OCHO Director

Saturday, December 10, Holiday Open House, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Holiday Open House + Kahvé
Saturday, December 10, 2:30- 6:30 pm

Caroling around the fire at last year's holiday open house

Caroling around the fire at last year's holiday open house

You are invited to join us at OCHO to celebrate the season and the 2nd annual Alumbra event in downtown Questa, with a holiday Kahvé.

Kahvé is a place to be, to think, or to work in community and takes inspiration from these fine words of Annie Dillard:
"We are here to witness the creation and to abet it. We are here to notice each thing so each thing gets noticed. Together we notice not only each mountain shadow and each stone on the beach but, especially, we notice the beautiful faces and complex natures of each other. We are here to bring to consciousness the beauty and power that are around us and to praise the people who are here with us... Otherwise, creation would be playing to an empty house."

So, please come by any time between 2:30 and 6:30 pm. We'll have hot tea and you might find a gift from the OCHO pop-up shop with works created by local artists and makers.

We'd love your company, so bring a holiday project to work on as well as a gift or two to wrap (we supply the wrapping paper). An bring a friend, too.

At 4:30 pm we start caroling at OCHO with Daniel Hutchison and crew, and then take the carols out and about, as we stroll around the village center.

Location: Main gallery at OCHO
Time: 2:30 to 6:30 pm; but drop in at any time! 4:30 is when we'll start caroling
Bring: Presents to gift wrap, your singing voice, holiday projects to work on
Cost: By your generous donation
Questions/Contact: Gaea McGahee at (575) 224-2102 /
Parking: Unless handicapped, please park across the street

Come fill the house!

Thursdays, in December: Sounding Circles, 10:30 - 11:45 am

Sounding Circles


Barrie Andrews, certified sound healing practitioner and Acutonics®  teacher, is leading a unique participatory sound experience at OCHO. Based on her advanced training in conducting Sounding Circles, classes explore aspects of sound and voice as they relate to the body and expression. 

Join us in an atmosphere of support: toning, chimes, listening, sound soaks, gong baths, experimentation, spirit, and fun all make appearances in topics such as the tongue, lungs, vowels, resonance, entrainment, aging, and personal power. No singing experience necessary and please note this is not a singing course. 

Sounding Circles is an ongoing four-week course that meets Thursday mornings from 10:30 am through 11:45.  
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22

Drop-ins are welcome for $10, and a call ahead to Barrie is encouraged, at (575) 779-9357. The 4-week session cost is $34.