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ISHTA Yoga Downtown
56 East 11th Street
(between University & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
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1026 3rd Avenue
(between 60th and 61st Street)
New York, NY 10065
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ISHTA Life: Why You Should Believe in Karma


Why You Should Believe in Karma by Karen Salmansohn – best selling author and ISTHA 200HR TT Student

My 3.5-year-old son Ari has a passion for Legos — even bigger than his passion for pizza. I know this, because when Ari’s busy with his Legos, not even pizza can pry him away.

Although Ari loves


ISHTA Cooks: Hibiscus Sparkler


Hibiscus Sparkler from Nikki’s Healing Kitchen

Nothing says, “summer” like a tall glass of iced tea. These days, I try to drink teas that are caffeine and sugar free (to keep my vata balanced). So when I discovered that Le Pain Quotidien had created a Sparkling Iced Hibiscus, I was inspired.

At home, I got


ISHTA in Sweden: August 2 - 10th


Yoga and Spa Retreat in Sweden with Alan Finger, Sarah Finger and Ulrica Norberg August 2nd-7th, 2014

Join Yoga Master Alan Finger and Sarah Finger together with Sweden native, ISHTA Senior teacher Ulrica Norberg for a 5 day Spa Yoga Retreat at the amazing Asia Spa in Varberg, Sweden.

Asia Spa is one of Europe’s


ISHTA Workshop: Kriya Yoga A Tantric Approach

Alan and Sarah Finger

One day workshop with Yogiraj Alan Finger & Sarah Platt Finger at the New York Open Center

Kriya Yoga A Tantric Approach: Healing the Body/Awakening Consciousness

Alan Finger is one of the West’s most deeply experienced yogis. His father learned the ancient art of Kriya Yoga from the legendary Paramahansa Yogananda, and the two


ISHTA Cooks: Eggplant Tabbouleh


Eggplant Tabbouleh from Nikki’s Healing Kitchen

I created this recipe for a client who love, love, loves eggplant. I was never much of an eggplant fan growing up (I used to pick it out of my mom’s moussaka) so I really had to think about new and exciting ways to prepare it. I sautéed it,


Get to know ISHTA: Gina Menza


Get to know our ISHTA Teachers & Staff in a new weekly Q&A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life.

After close to 20 years practicing and teaching ISHTA yoga, Gina Menza has learned the importance of balancing the active side of one’s yoga practice and the quiet solitude of a restorative yoga


ISHTA Health: Maria Alfaro

Maria on the rocks

This Saturday, July 19th, Maria Alfaro is leading a Neurogenic Yoga Workshop at ISHTA Yoga Downtown – get to know Maria and learn more about this technique in trauma healing and stress reduction

Maria Alfaro is a native Italian who lives in California. A yoga teacher since 1997 she is also a Tension and Trauma


ISHTA Cooks: Chocolate Avocado Pudding


Chocolate Avocado Pudding from Nikki’s Healing Kitchen

This week my husband and I are ending our 30-day “Cut the Crap” Challenge—an impromptu cleanse I created after a particularly indulgent spring. It was a bit ambitious to wake up one morning in June and decide to completely cut out sugars/sweeteners, caffeine, dairy and red meat and


ISHTA Life: Evelyn Conquers Pitta Season


I have not been able to get to Sarah’s lunchtime class on Tuesdays in a​ ​really long time.​ ​But this past Tuesday, there is no doubt in my mind​ ​that the universe arranged things so​ ​I could go! Did I know that her​ ​class was exactly what I needed that day? All I knew when


ISHTA Health: Ayurveda


What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda (pronounced Aa-yur-vay-da) is said to be a world medicine. It is the most comprehensive, holistic medical system, derived on the Indian subcontinent some 5000-6000 years ago.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayus which means life or life cycle and vid which means knowledge. So Ayurveda is the