La Bohemia Natural▸
La Bohemia Natural specializes in locally made, organic, and all natural beauty and health care products, such as toners, oils, soaps, and herbal mixtures. They have been in business for six years, but moved their physical location to Barelas about a year ago. With the Covid-19 business restrictions currently in place, their physical business is closed; however, they are still selling their products online.
Navigating the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency▸
In accordance with guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Mexico to prevent community spread of COVID-19, Homewise closed its Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM physical offices effective March 16, but will continue to serve customers via phone and online technologies. Here are some statewide resources to help individuals navigate this difficult time.
One unique group that utilizes the space on a weekly basis is a Ballet Folklorico group called Ballet Xallitic, led by Barelas resident, Cesar Velazquez Martinez. Ballet Folklorico, or “folkloric dance” is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Ballet Xallitic stands out because Cesar teaches the class free to anyone interested and donates his free time, 3 evenings a week to teach Ballet Folklorico. I met up with Cesar at the Ruppe before his class to talk about the origins of Ballet Xallitic.