We are open and conducting classes in the studio and virtually on zoom!
Our goal is very simple, and that is to have our students see real transformation in themselves. Whether that is in terms of improved overall health and fitness, greater mental clarity, focus, more confidence, balanced emotions to help deal with everyday stresses, more creativity, or deeper spiritual connectedness.
That's why we teach all our classes in the traditional Hatha Yoga style. While the more commonly taught Vinyasa and Power Yoga classes are good for those looking for just a workout, they don't provide you with the full experience and benefits of yoga. In Hatha Yoga we generally move a little slower, and poses are held for a longer time. This is important because it helps break up old patterns of stress in the mind and body and of being on autopilot, and helps bring you into the present moment.
Moreover, in our classes the focus is not just on physical postures or asanas, but also includes breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation which help heal the mind-body at a deeper level.
So, Here's How We Get You Started on This Journey of Transformation:
1. Each new student fills out a questionnaire about their health/wellness concerns & goals they'd like to work towards.
This helps us get to know you better, and create classes that are more relevant to your needs. Along with that, there is a short body-type quiz that's taken so that we can recommend which of the current classes would be best suitable for you, and in addition to that provide you with personalized tips on how to stay healthy. Although yoga is for everyone, it is important to find a class that works for you and your body-type in order to reap the most benefits.
2. For those who are new to yoga, or have little experience with it - we have classes that are specifically for them.
And we promise, our beginner classes are TRULY for beginners. If you've ever taken other yoga classes where you were just struggling to keep up the entire time, or the poses were too difficult & made you think you are too inflexible for yoga, or not made for it. This is not that. These classes are gentle and designed to meet you where you are at so you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed !
3. Students with more experience, can find themselves a challenge in our intermediate/advanced classes.
Here we take on more rigorous poses and breathing exercises, so that you can grow & deepen in your practice.
4. Lastly, we let all our students know they are not in this alone. We keep in touch to make sure they are getting the support they need.
We are always available to answer any questions or concerns students may have. There is also a Facebook and Instagram page which you can follow, along with a WhatsApp group where we regularly post tips on self-care, yoga, meditation, diet, etc. to help keep you in-track for a healthier lifestyle.
So why wait?
Founder & Instructor
Yoga was present in my life from a young age. I remember as a child there were yoga books around the house, and sometimes I would look through them and try poses. But my curiosity was not much more than that until college, when I started struggling with anxiety and depression. It seemed to come out of nowhere, and I couldn’t quite figure out what the cause of it was. On the outside, things were all functioning fine in my life. But on the inside I felt deeply disconnected within myself and with the world around me, and didn’t know what to do about it. I tried everything I could think of, and nothing helped. Then one day a friend introduced me to yoga, and I was drawn to it immediately! I was amazed that something like this existed and could actually help me.
After some time practicing on my own, I understood that I needed a teacher. I decided to get my certification and completed a Teacher Training course at Atmananda Yoga in Manhattan, where I taught classes before I decided to open my own studio. Now, after teaching for almost 6 years, and through my own journey and practice I have realized that people come to yoga for all sorts of reasons, and with different goals in mind. And with minor variations in teaching style I could help them achieve just that! The only thing that is non-negotiable when it comes to yoga is the awareness and mindfulness aspect.