34 Centres Found
Abhaya Yoga Studio
Abhaya Yoga is a community oriented Center committed to the process of awakening the body, heart, and mind. The traditional roots of yoga are held while embracing a modern, accessible approach. The various styles of yoga and healing modalities are offered with a non-dogmatic perspective allowing students to find their own way to freedom. The culture of Abhaya Yoga encourages humility, studentship, and a high value on yoga education. It is a place where like-minded students of yoga and life gather to share the great conversation and transformative practice to yoga in a beautiful, supportive, sacred environment.
Abhaya Yoga- DUMBO specializes in offering an integrative experience of Yoga with the goal of exploring awakening of body, heart, and mind though: hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, restorative yoga, chanting, and more. The primary darshan or philosophical viewpoint, is grounded in the non-dual and empowering philosophies of Tantra and Bhakti which teach that consciousness or Love is us, connects everything, and is in every part of our experience. Classes draw influence from Vinyasa, Anusara, Dance, Iyengar, Chi-Gong, Yin Yoga, Restorative, Ayurveda, power yoga, and more. All classes are taught by highly skilled teachers who lead students through a journey from physical to more subtle experience.
Jai Yoga Arts Studio
Jai Yoga Journeys
A Jai yoga class is a vinyasa class designed to be a moving mediation with a strong emphasis on breath, body, mind connection. But the Jai system of yoga goes uniquely beyond the mat. The distinction of Jai Yoga from other systems of yoga is the emphasis on satsang, â€œGood Company.â€ At Jai we believe that the people you connect with both in your yoga class and in your work and home life, are as important as your individual practice. Every Jai class, workshop, retreat and training has a heavy emphasis on supporting strong relationships in our lives.
Jai Yoga has two core principles. The first is â€œEnergetic Alignment". Alignment comes from within, and happens naturally, with single pointed mental focus, and abundant and tamed breath. The second is that yoga is truly about relationships. The point of the practice is to bring strength, flexibility and love to your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, co-workers and world. This does not mean becoming passively peaceful. It means living positively, truthfully, open, and free.
Too often teachers and practitioners get lost in the details of practice that spiral inward on the practice itself. Investigating further into the â€œhowâ€ becomes the focus instead of the â€œwhy.â€ At Jai we never forget that we practice to live, not live to practice. While practicing is so uplifting we look forward to it, and make it an integral part of our lives. It never eludes us that practicing is a practice for â€œlifeâ€ not a practice for a pose.
At Jai we practice to find peace within, so that we can feel more at peace with others. We understand the practices are not there to excel as a contained practice on the mat, or on the meditation cushion. But that the results of the practice are only measured by the increase in happy, authentic, productive, fun and loving relationships in our lives. Welcome to the Jai difference.
Often, that means that the people who come together to practice in the Jai system, find friendships with their classmates. But just as often, students report increased wellness in the relationships outside of our studio, or retreat centers. From work to home life, the goal of practicing Jai Yoga is to better our connection with people.
Jaya Yoga East
The fundamentals of yoga postures (asanas) are introduced and explored in our Basic classes, with an emphasis on correct alignment, breathing practices (pranayama) and strength building for a solid foundation. If you are new to yoga, please check out the Beginners page for more information about getting started and our Workshops page for our quarterly Beginners Series.
This is a more advanced Basic level class, not meant for absolute beginners. Any basic level student with a regular practice who feels ready for a new challenge is welcome.
This class is designed as a bridge between the Basic and Open levels. More challenging postures are introduced and explored, including arm balances and inversions. Detailed instruction is provided to further your practice.
Energizing more advanced and rigorous postures are combined with coordinated breath and movement (vinyasa) designed to take you deeper into your practice. Students with at least 9 months of a steady yoga practice, who regularly attend Intermediate level classes, are encouraged to attend.
Modifications are available for every level from newer students to more advanced practitioners. All will find a mindful and invigorating challenge.
Flow and Restore
Move through a sequence of warming postures designed to engage the body before easing into a series of restorative poses using props to support your total release.
Reclined and supinated postures with props. A time to cultivate deep rest and healing. All levels welcome.
This is a streamlined hour-long version of our standard classes. Condensed to contain the elements of our longer classes: vinyasa, standing poses, seated poses, backbends, and inversionsâ€”this class is to accommodate studentsâ€™ busy lives, so you can still get your yoga in!
For those of you who need to take it easy for any number of reasons, this is the class for you. Physical limitations come in a variety of forms: anything from recovering from injury or illness to chronic issues like arthritis. With a little more time and a lot of physical modifications given by our skilled teacher, you can still practice yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation. This class can also be a gentle introduction to yoga for new students who are unsure if yoga is for them.
The sittings are non-directive. Please come bring your practice, and sit with us. If you are new to meditation just let the time keeper know and she/he will give you some gentle guidance. FREE!
Tailored to meet your specific needs and interests. Classes held at the studio. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Jaya workshops are specialty classes that focus on a specific aspect of yoga. See the Workshops & Events page for more information.
Good Yoga Studio
Our teachings are based on the Krishnamacharya Lineage, which emphasizes safe alignment, one movement per breath and attentive instruction. goodyoga embraces beginners and experienced students alike. Our styles and levels are designed to work together as your needs change from day to day and month to month. Safety, comfort and encouragement are at the core of our mission.
We currently have locations in Greenpoint and Bushwick. Our students consistently cite the warmth of our community, the cleanliness of our studios and the quality of our teachers as ties that bind them to their practice.
Choose from the links below to learn more about goodyoga:
good4u are personal sessions customized to fit your individual needs, interests and experience. goodyoga teachers will help you heal your injury, reduce your stress, nurture your pregnancy or simply help you squeeze in a practice from the comfort of your own home. Whether youâ€™re just starting out or just starting to balance on your head, good4u is worth getting happy about. After all, this is how yoga was originally taught â€¦ one teacher with one student.
That said, if your baby, roommate or bull terrier wants to join in, that can be arranged, too.
Kula Yoga Project Wiilliamsburg
Y7 Yoga Studio
At Y7 we do things differently. We give you 60 minutes of intensity combined with heat and strength complemented by deep breathing and a calming of the mind. We ask you to step outside the chaos and embrace the fire inside. Youâ€™ll flow along to the latest beats. There are no mirrors in the candle-lit studios. The darkness, the sounds, and the heat will take you to a place youâ€™ve never before been. Join us for the best hour of your day. Leave here feeling strong, clear and ready to take on whatever the city has in store for you. Take a class and never look back.
Ellie Herman Pilates Union Street Studio
Go Yoga Studio
Yoga is famous for increasing physical strength and flexibility, as well alleviating stress and other negative emotions. At Go Yoga, we think this is a great start, but thereâ€™s much more to the story. We view yoga as being part of an entire life-system that is intended to help you maximize your full potential and enjoyment as a human being.
This system, traditionally called Raja, or Regal Yoga, entails physical practices, conscious breathing exercises, cultivation of positive mental qualities through meditation, and mindfulness of our interactions in the world. The goal? Maximizing happiness, wisdom, and ability in every arena of your life.
Along the way, a fitter body and more relaxed mind do come aboutâ€¦ but why stop there? Go Yoga has been an integral part of the Williamsburg community for 12 years now. This, along with the integrity of our vision, has allowed us to attract the best Vinyasa-style instructors Brooklyn has to offer. And by â€œbest,â€ we mean highly-trained, personable, fun people who have a wealth of knowledge to share. Our classes emphasize proper alignment and breath-movement synchronization.
Yoga is designed to be practiced with regularity. To encourage you to truly taste the benefits of practice, we offer introductory specials and membership options. Get into yoga. See how good life can be. Mysore Ashtanga YogaÂ with Augustine Kim Meet together, talk together, let your minds apprehend alike; in like manner as the gods concurring accepted their portion of the worship. Common be the prayer of these assembled, common be the acquirement, common the purpose, associated be the desire.
I repeat for you a common prayer, I offer for you with a common oblation. Common by your intention, common be the wishes of your heart, common be your thoughts, so that there be union among you.â€ -Final Mantras of á¹šg Veda from Eddie Stern Ashtanga Yoga is the system of yoga founded by the late K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, and continued through the living legacy of his family Sharath, Saraswathi, and Manju Jois as well as his senior students and disciples.
Within the Ashtanga Yoga system, asanas are joined together through flowing movement co-ordinated with the breath (vinyasa), gaze (drishti), and alignment (bandha/mudra). There are six sequences of asanas (Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, B, C and D) in the Ashtanga Yoga system which are practiced sequentially. Each sequence begins with the Sun Salutations and the same sequence of standing poses. All sequences end with the same finishing sequence. The postures which occur between the standing and the finishing sequence vary from series to series and are designed to strengthen the body, purify the energetic system and address the structural functioning of the body.
This combination of asana, vinyasa, breath, gaze and alignment are the pinnacle of Hatha Yoga and Tantric technique and is grounded in the non-dualism of the Upanishads and the â€œeight-limbedâ€ path of Patanjali. As students progress through the practice, the groundwork is laid for the practice of controlled-breathing (pranayama), meditation, and the awakening of kundalini leading to greater awareness, sustained energy, the development of compassion, and greater insight into the workings of the mind.
Zen Meditation Center Mountain Monastery
Welcome to Zen Mountain Monastery Since 1980, weâ€™ve offered people traditional and innovative ways to engage the Buddhadharma through our programs. The Monastery is an environment uniquely conducive to spiritual practice that can help you discover how to bring your spiritual path to life in your everyday activities. Whether you come for a Sunday Morning Program, a weekend retreat, or a period of residency, youâ€™ll have a chance to experience the Monasteryâ€™s cloisterâ€”a dynamic spiritual community and a place to encounter your own inner silence and stillness, wisdom and compassion. Zen Center of New York City: Fire Lotus Temple is a refuge for spiritual practitioners in New York City. With a regular schedule of morning and evening zazen, Saturday workshops and meditation intensives, a Sunday Morning Program, and residential opportunities, youâ€™ll find support and inspiration for practicing at home and at work in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Newcomers are invited to attend beginning instruction in zazen meditation during the Sunday Morning Program each week. About Us The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Although the MRO is distinctly American, much of the training, liturgy, and practice forms used in the Order come from the tradition of Zen as it evolved in ancient China and Japan. Daido Roshi trained with Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and received dharma transmission from him. Because Maezumi Roshi was a lineage holder within the Soto school of Zen, and had received Inka (seal of approval) from two Rinzai teachers, training and practice in the MRO draws from both these traditions. The MRO takes its name from Zen Master Eihei Dogenâ€™s â€œMountains and Rivers Sutra,â€ a favorite teaching of Daido Roshiâ€™sâ€“one that he returned to again and again. With Zen Mountain Monastery (ZMM), the seat of the Order, based at the foot of a mountain and the junction of two rivers, the name Mountains and Rivers Order takes on added significance.
Abhyasa Yoga Center
Abhyasa Yoga Center was founded in 2007 by NY yoga teacher J. Brown. After more than a decade of teaching yoga throughout the metro area, J. created AYC to provide a home for yoga practice dedicated to a personal, breath-centered, therapeutic approach that adapts to individual needs. J. Brownâ€™s writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Elephant Journal, and Yogadork. His monthly posts can be viewed at his Blog. Abhyasa Yoga Center is a Registered Yoga School (RYS200-300), offering the AYC Yoga Teacher Training, and was a charter member of the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Council of Schools Initiative. The mission of Abhyasa Yoga Center is to provide instruction and practice that promote individual and communal health. We believe that yoga is an appropriate vehicle for learning how to ease difficulties, reduce pain, and encourage appreciation in life. Imagine yoga before it was transformed in its journey to the West. Imagine personalized, breath-centered practice, passed down from individual teacher to student. Yoga for the well being of the whole person. Something that would provide a vehicle for slowing down and learning to truly take care of ourselves. Something to ease the pains of life. That something is the breath. The breath moving in and through the opening and closing body.
Full, deep breathing into all corners of the body makes people feel better. Feel stronger. Feel more energetic. And it has been doing so for thousands of years. Yoga changed when it came to the West. New styles and brands of yoga have developed which meet the desires and expectations of much of the American audience. Focusing on the outer, physical achievements, and perhaps losing something in the creation of a standardized, scaled and franchised approach to yoga. But the older traditions have also continued, and AYC is at the forefront of a wonderful resurgence of this â€˜old-schoolâ€™ yoga. The gentle, therapeutic, breath-centered yoga. What makes this yoga practice different from working out at the gym or going to a physical therapist is that the exercises are intended to encompass more than physicality. We are making the body strong and flexible â€” but we go about it in a way that also encourages useful patterns of thought and behavior. No struggling. No straining. No striving. Just strong and calm, even and measured work.