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    August 23 - 24
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    August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
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    September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    September 15 @ 11:30 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm

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VIsit the Studio

ISHTA Yoga Downtown
56 East 11th Street
(between University & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
212-598-4800
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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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Class Descriptions

 

Beginner/Intermediate
Classes include basic postures with the option to go deeper. Poses are held for a moderate length of time to create awareness in mind and body. Pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are introduced. Appropriate for those who have done yoga before.


Community (Open)
Offered at a discounted rate of $10 per class. These yoga classes welcome a wide range of students and levels. Modifications are offered for beginners while challenging variations are available for advanced students.


Core Flow (Intermediate)
Focus on strengthening and stretching the core in this engaging class. Look forward to strong asana, pranayama, meditation, and rhythmic music.


Hour of Power (Int/Adv)
Vigorous, flowing classes that connect breath with movement. Hour of Power offers a challenging workout for building strength, flexibility, endurance, and body awareness. Energize, focus, and gain confidence to move through life with clarity. Prior yoga experience is encouraged.


Intermediate
These classes blend more challenging postures with a deeper exploration of pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Recommended for those who have a solid yoga practice.


Intermediate/Advanced
The most challenging level on our schedule, Int/Adv classes require a solid and ongoing yoga practice. Move deeper into all aspects of your yoga by exploring more advanced postures, as well as pranayama and meditation techniques. Designed for those who wish to challenge themselves both physically and mentally.


Intermediate/Advanced Vinyasa with Marco Rojas
This dynamic and powerful class, inspired by the Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga traditions, explores the realms of vinyasa flow with attention to alignment and investigation of poses. The class includes several standing poses to build heat and strength after a solid preparation of the body with sun salutations. Ujjayi breath is encouraged to heighten awareness in the flow from one posture to the next, maintaining the nourishing flow of prana.


Intermediate/Slow Flow with Marco Rojas
Embark on a new journey influenced by the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions. Delve deeper into your practice by investigating the fundamentals of Royal Yoga, the inward practices.  Postures are taught at a slower pace but still allow for an empowering and strengthening experience.


ISHTA Basics
Our beginner level classes that teach the foundations of ISHTA Yoga. These classes introduce a well-rounded sequence of yoga poses designed to strengthen muscles that are weak and stretch muscles that are tight. With an emphasis on breath and healthy alignment, these classes are perfect for newcomers to yoga.


ISHTA Meditation (Open)
These signature ISHTA classes are led by Yogiraj (Yoga Master) Alan Finger and Senior ISHTA Teachers. Pre-and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. These classes will leave you feeling centered and more in tune with your true self.


ISHTA Yin Yoga (Community)
Yin Yoga is a practice of slow, long-held, seated or supine asanas that target the fascia in the body in order to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. In ISHTA Yin, attention is given to the individual’s unique range and anatomy in order for the practitioner to meet his or her own edge. Space is left for one to experience inner-calm, balance, and self-reflection.


Open
Welcoming to a wide range of students and levels. Modifications are offered for beginners while challenging variations are available for advanced students. These well-rounded classes encourage you to individualize your practice by establishing your own degree of intensity.


Open/Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that is usually practiced in savasana. It can be used to deeply relax, to fall asleep, to replace sleep, or to release what lies in the subconscious or the unconscious.


Prenatal
These classes give mothers-to-be tools they can use before, during, and after childbirth. Students strengthen and tone the whole body, targeting areas specific to pregnancy such as the pelvic floor, abdominals, and lower back. Yogic breathing (pranayama) also increases awareness of the breath and reduces stress in the body.


Restorative (Open)
Gentle, healing classes designed to release deep layers of tension stored in the physical and energetic body. A combination of props, essential oils, and hands on adjustments are used in poses held for 10 minutes or longer, allowing the nervous system to relax and cells to regenerate. Great for those recovering from illness or disease.


Semi-Private Lessons (Uptown only)
Semi-Privates are an opportunity for you to study with an ISHTA Teacher who has recently graduated from our 300-hour Teacher Training Program for only $25 per class. You get to select what you’d like to work on for the hour and get personalized feedback from these amazing teachers! No more than 3 couples are paired in the room at once to guarantee a setting that is both intimate and safe. Traditionally, yoga was only taught directly from teacher (guru) to student (sishya) as a transmission of knowledge. Semi-Privates are an opportunity for you to experience this tradition authentically. Pre-registration is required. This offer is not included as part of your class package. To pre-register, email Donald Johnston at Donald@ishtayoga.com.  Registration must be made at least 48 hours before the desired class.


Sweat & Samadhi (Open)
This class is perfect for the Type A student who struggles with finding stillness. Designed by Yogairaj Sarah Platt-Finger, the class begins with a strong asana practice to burn out the impurities trapped in the physical body, followed by a series of restorative postures to calm the nervous system. A brief meditation at the close will lead you back to your source of pure potential, or Samadhi, which is the true state of yoga.