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ISHTA Yoga Downtown
56 East 11th Street
(between University & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
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ISHTA Yoga Upper East Side
1026 3rd Avenue
(between 60th and 61st Street)
New York, NY 10065
212-888-9642 [YOGA]
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ISHTA Yoga: Unbound Potential

ISHTA Yoga, founded and created by Yogiraj Alan Finger, is a community of like-minded people with a heart-centered approach to life and generosity of spirit. Blending the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, ISHTA caters to the individual student’s needs with intelligence and authenticity. Whether you are looking for improved strength and flexibility, clarity of mind, or a deeper spiritual practice, we provide you with the tools needed to bring inspiration into every moment of your being.



Forbidden Black Rice

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Nikki Croes

Bored of brown rice? Okay, I love the stuff but sometimes I just need a break. So lately I’ve been all about Forbidden Black Rice, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. Cultivated in China, this rice is composed of a natural purple pigment—the same pigment found in blueberries and acai—that is said to be high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. It’s also a whole food, meaning it hasn’t been refined and contains the bran, germ and endosperm.


Conversation with Peter Ferko and the Average Guy about the Upcoming Workshop: Yoga for the Average Guy

Posted on April 19, 2015 by ishta

Average Guy: My girlfriend said I should take this workshop. What is it?

Peter: Lots of women love yoga, but I don’t see as many men benefiting from this powerful practice. I wanted to make it easy for men to give yoga a try, so I created the Yoga for the Average Guy workshop.



Creamy Kapha-Balancing Lentils

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Nikki Croes

Welcome to Kapha season! Kapha (or spring) is a time of year known for wet, damp, warm weather. When in balance, this season can bring on a sense of peace and wellbeing. Kapha individuals are even known to be loving, loyal and patient. But when out of balance, we may be prone to feeling congested, lethargic and lazy (read: too much Netflix!).