At NY Loves Yoga, our teachers offer various styles within the studio to accommodate a range of practices. Our teachers are skilled and careful, but if you appreciate and/or need a significant amount of individual attention, please read the class descriptions below to ensure you get the most out of your yoga experience. Also, ask us about booking privates, and we’ll match you to a wonderful teacher!
Which of the following best descibes where you are at?
1. “I am brand new to yoga, and excited to learn."
Beginners Private Starter Pack
In three, customized private classes, beginner yogis will get:
An introduction to important breath technique and yoga philosophy
Learn the poses that show up most in our classes at NY Loves Yoga
One-on-one time with a teacher that suits your needs
It may seem like more money than you wanted to "see if you like it", but the benefits of having personal attention to get you familiar with yoga movements, names and props for your body, accelerates your satisfaction in a public class. At the end of three sessions, the teacher and student will discuss readiness for classes or if desired, continue with one-on-one sessions.
Price: $330 (intro price)
Our semi-private or small group series with master teacher Gina is absolutely great for beginners or wanting to go revisit the fundamentals.
Restorative & Yoga Nidra
A class combining Restorative yoga (postures practiced on the ground support by blankets, yoga blocks, strap and bolsters) and yoga nidra is a fully guided practice in savasana (corpse pose). You will be led through a series of systematic body, breath and visualization practices to a state that feels like ‘dreaming awake’. The body and mind are in deep rest, but your awareness remains aware. While in this profoundly peaceful state, not only can we experience ourselves in deep rest, we're able to connect our hearts desire and intention for our lives. Expect to leave with a feeling calm, rejuvenated and connected.
Urban Zen is the perfect antidote to our busy stressful urban lives. A deeply restorative practice, Urban Zen combines gentle movements, restorative yoga postures, breath and body awareness meditations and reiki with aromatherapy to cultivate conditions for deep relaxation. This class is appropriate for all levels as well as for people recovering from injury or illness. The class includes gentle reiki touch and supportive assists. Please let the teacher know if you’d rather not be touched or if you have sensitivity to scents.
The Sound Experience - Yoga Nidra & Singing Bowls (monthly workshops)
A state of conscious sleep. In yoga nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, yet you remain awake, soothing the nervous system and enhancing creativity and brain functioning. The entire body feels soothed. * Think laying down, while being guided through a very deep, relaxing meditation. Atma Buti Tibetan sound healing certified teachers, guide you through a series of vibrations/sounds, striking the side of the bowl for the bowl to sing.
2. "I am ready for more!"
Classic Vinyasa at a slower pace (see below for Classic Vinyasa).
In a welcoming, supportive environment, experience the essentials of yoga and yoga’s health benefits, including poses, breath, and philosophy. With detailed instructions and safe guidance, you’ll build flexibility and strength. Designed for the entry-level yogi, all levels can benefit from slowing it down and paying attention for deep learning and stress relief. *You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor easily as well as be able to put weight on your wrists.
3. I like challenge, and I feel strong and confident that I have a good grasp of the poses and/or can follow along.
Get invigorated in a moderately paced class that links breath to movement, with attention to placement and technique. Strong and sweaty, this class is robust for the yogi athlete in you. Expect a decent number of downward dogs, standing postures, arm balances, and inversions to build heat and cleanse the mind and body.
Achieve strength and balance. Combine the alignment and foundation approach of Hatha with the intensity and power of vinyasa. Expect an uplifting, sweaty and strong class, deep breath practices and meditation. Strong and soulful.
Hatha Vinyasa at a slower pace (see above for Hatha Vinyasa).
Open up your physical body with a warm up of fluid movements, a series of stretches, and joint mobilizations. Bring focus to your subtle body through a moderately paced, mindful slow vinyasa flow, finishing with restorative back bends and forward bends to nourish and replenish the body.
Yoga Flow with Resistance Bands
Deepen your relationship to yoga asanas and build strength and flexibility. In this yoga flow class, we integrate long, looped resistance bands into familiar poses and vinyasa flows to improve motor control, proprioception, and balance. The increased neural feedback from the bands is like brain food: you might feel mentally and spiritually stronger too!
Resistance bands will be provided to you. The bands will catch and tear on sharp objects. To create a fun and safe environment, please ensure your yoga clothes do not have metal details such as zippers, hooks, or anything sharp on them that could snag the bands (rest assured that most yoga clothes are perfectly fine to wear to this class).
4. I am recovering from injuries or have limitations that restrict my range of motion significantly, overuse of muscles, surgery or repetitive movements.
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Somatics - Release Muscles, Release Pain
This is not a yoga class. Somatics is a a safe, gentle and effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body) training that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain (inspired by Hanna Somatics Education).
Sensory Motor Amnesia is the condition of chronically tight muscles that have learned to stay contracted due to repeated and reflexive response to stress such as accidents, injuries, surgeries, repetitive tasks, and on-going emotional stress. It is the only method of pain relief and sensory motor training that targets the condition of SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA (SMA).
No yoga or movement experience necessary.