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Yoga to the People firmly believes in its philosophy of making yoga accessible to everyone. Anybody, from a beginner to an advanced practitioner, can walk in for a session. Classes are donation based with no fixed fees except a mat rental and water fee, but there is suggested donation amount. Located in the East Village, the studio conducts Power Vinyasa Flow classes, a system of Vinyasa yoga. Sessions remain the same for all and practitioners are encouraged to progress according to their own level of fitness. With this decidedly different philosophy and method to imparting yoga, the studio has earned quite a good reputation in the city.
The Shala was founded by Kristin Leigh and Barbara Verrochi, dedicated yoga practitioners and acclaimed teachers who've trained under Sri K Pattabhi Jois, a renowned Ashtanga yoga practitioner. The studio features a host of classes and sessions in Ashtanga yoga as well as Vinyasa yoga. Apart from yoga itself, there are a number of other events and workshops, from meditations to kirtans, organized regularly in the studio. For those who wish to impart the benefits of yoga, there is teacher training program as well with the founders as well as a host of guest teachers to guide you.
Dana Flynn, the owner of this blissful West Village yoga studio, aims to offer an alternative to the pretentious and trendy yoga studios that have sprouted up in Manhattan. Laughing Lotus approaches yoga with a light heart, believing spirituality and fun are not mutually exclusive. Instructors are experts, and classes for all levels are offered. The studio also provides Indian spiced tea and fresh baked goodies for its patrons.
A holistic, inclusive approach to healing is what you will find at the Greenhouse Holistic Spa. Best known for fabulous massages, this spa customizes these treatments to meet every individual's requirements. The signature massage is an amalgamation of hot stone and deep tissue, a truly invigorating experience. Expectant and new mothers find relief with the pre-and-post natal massages, which are designed to alleviate lower back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as tiredness and sciatica. The sports massage is the perfect remedy for those who push their bodies too hard. Reflexology is offered on request. Greenhouse is also well known for its yoga classes.
Rooted in the Vinyasa tradition of yoga, the Om Factory offers a plethora of classes for different levels of experience. Various types of classes can be taken here, including acroyoga, aerial, Forrest, restorative, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. The studio is bright and spacious with engaging and friendly instructors.
Since its launch in 2001, Sonic Yoga has steadily risen in popularity to become a staple of the health-conscious and yoga enthusiasts not just in Hell's Kitchen, but the entire city. At the heart of the studio's popularity are the carefully designed programs that suit any skill level, from absolute beginners to seasoned practitioners of the ancient art. The studio's programs are built around the Vinyasa style of yoga. If you're interested in becoming a teacher yourself, there are a host of teacher training and certification courses to take your knowledge of yoga to the next level. The dedicated and friendly staff has made Sonic one of the best yoga studios in the city.
Pure Yoga offers customers top-notch facilities and friendly and knowledgeable instructors. The studio features over 100 classes a week in many different yoga styles and difficulty levels. The facility has seven practice studios, including a hot studio, which ensures that there is seemingly always a class occurring. Cleanliness is also a top priority, with their mats getting washed after every use.
A phenomenal facility built on the former site of an asphalt storage area, the 74,000 square feet facility is now home to a myriad of health and fitness offerings including swimming, sports and a large variety of classes and equipment. Patrons can try their hand at Tai Chi, Yoga, swimming classes, aerobics and a number of other activities geared for all age levels and abilities. Facilities include indoor and outdoor tracks, a sauna, a steam bath, and basketball courts.