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New York, NY 10003
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1026 3rd Avenue
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New York, NY 10065
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ISHTA Cooks: Jeweled Quinoa Salad

Jeweled Quinoa Salad

You never forget your first…recipe, that is. I created this Jeweled Quinoa Salad for my first cooking demo. At the time I was living in London and teamed up with my friend to put on a yoga + food event.


Mastering Transitions and Flow

Aino Siren

When I think of Transitions and Flow in an asana practice, I think of it moving from A to B, from B to C, and depending on the sequence you go from C to B and back to A, etc. In between all the letters there is a whole world, I want to make the transition just as important as A or B by themselves. Just like in meditation to find the space between two breaths is the space between thoughts, find the space between two poses and you are presented with another dimension to your asana practice.


ISHTA Life: Think Power as Mars Enters Scorpio

Tracy Atkinson

This month the pressure created by the Mars/Saturn conjunction in Libra abates as Mars move into Scorpio on September 5 until October 17. Saturn will stay in Libra until November.


ISHTA Cooks: Back-to-School Cookies

Almond Butter Cookies 3

Labor Day always reminds me of back-to-school time (even though I graduated from college over 10 years ago). I loved school for a single day. I remember my mom waking me up for my second day of kindergarten and I was flummoxed. “What do you mean I have to go to school?” I asked. “I went yesterday!” I guess I didn’t realize it was an on-going thing.


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Teacher Training Info Session August 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Free!

– Meet ISHTA senior trainers and staff, including Teacher Training Director Sarah Finger. – Experience an abbreviated ISHTA asana and meditation practice. – Learn more about the curricula of our Bridge, 200-Hour, 300-Hour and Specialty teacher training programs. – Apply on


ISHTA Cooks: Brown Rice Pilaf


Now that we’ve mastered the art of basic brown rice, let’s take our grain studies to the next level. Introducing: the pilaf—a seasoned rice dish made with broth and/or herbs and spices. It also may include sautéed veggies, like onions and carrots. In a nutshell, pilafs are all about dialing up the flavor profile.



Kofi Busia Reflects on B.K.S. Iyengar

Kofi Busia

I had the very good fortune, for nearly forty–five years, to be a student of a Great Teacher.

It is hard to say what you remember the most, or what was the most significant when it is so much of your life. I have to say, however,


ISHTA Health: Raindrops for Healing

Aino Siren

I received my first Raindrop after a breakup. I was heartbroken and it gave me strength to find my balance within the difficult situation. After the session, Catherine Garro (my Essential Oil’s teacher) suggested particular oils for me to help in my current situation, such as Believe and Release.

Young Living Oil blends are named


Yogiraji Alan Finger Reflects on B.K.S. Iyengar


We have been graced to have received knowledge and wisdom from a true yoga master and inspiration at ISHTA Yoga. Kavi Yogiraj Al reflects on meeting B.K.S. Iyengar and how he influenced his life. “These are my experiences with this great Seer BKS Iyengar. I ​studied​ with BKS in South Africa​ from ​1965 to​ ​1970


ISHTA Health: Raindrop Treatment


I have been performing Raindrop for almost 11 years now and have found it to be the most profound experience for my self as a receiver and as well for my clients. For me personally I’ve found that the oils used during raindrop can address physical, mental, or emotional issues (and some times all of