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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 Cooks: Lentils… My Culinary BFF


I’ve come to think of lentils as a loyal friend. You know, the type who’s by your side in a pinch. Helps you dig through the sale bins for a new yoga top. And most importantly, makes you feel beautiful inside and out.


ISHTA Tantra and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

ISHTA Yoga Sutras

This post is the first in a series that introduces Alan Finger’s forthcoming book, The Yoga Sutras Through a Tantric Lens, an interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali through the prism of ISHTA Tantra. Each week, we will post one sutra from the book paired with Alan’s phenomenal photography and a little commentary… just enough to whet your appetite.


Donate Your Clothes at ISHTA!

Donate Your Clothes at ISHTA

ISHTA is collecting donations of clothing, shoes, accessories and household linens to help support the disadvantaged, the homeless and those in transition. Items may also be re-purposed by environmentally-minded manufacturers. Stop by our downtown studio to drop off your donation!


ISHTA Cooks: Cookies for Breakfast

Cranberry & Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Cookies… for breakfast? Yes, you read that right. I’m an advocate of hearty, healthy breakfasts that fuel the day. I’m also an advocate of breakfasts that get you leaping out of bed in the morning. After all, your poor snooze button needs a rest!


5 Reasons You Should Join Sarah Platt Finger & Kristin Leal for the Divine Feminine Retreat

Women's Yoga Retreat

Yogiraj Sarah Platt Finger and ISHTA Master Teacher Kristin Leal are leading a Women’s Retreat in the Catskills this November 7-9th. Here are the top 5 reasons you should join them!


Question & Answer with Mona Anand: Restorative & Yoga Nidra to Balance Muladhara Chakra

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Mona Anand

This Friday (October 17th), Yogiraj Mona Anand will be leading a grounding practice designed to release what lies in the sub conscious and unconscious. The practice will focus on balancing the Muladhara Chakra, which is the energy center that governs the way we function on this plane of consciousness – our family, occupation, money, etc. Here, she answers some of our questions about the muladhara chakra and how restorative yoga and yoga nidra can bring this energy center into balance.


ISHTA Cooks: Curried Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Soup is without a doubt my favorite food to eat, cook and create. There is nothing more simple and satisfying, and there’s no better way to get an abundance of veggies into your yoga body at once.


Balancing the Chakras Through Asana & the Gayatri Mantra

Rebecca Cheeks Soule

Every year I join my Soule man and his family to bring in the Jewish New Year and to observe Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement (forgiveness). It was not part of my growing up or traditions, but it has become a part of our Soule family traditions, and one I look forward to. As I sat in the synagogue with our 93-year old grandmother and this wonderful family, I was struck again by how deeply the sounds of the music and chanting affected me.


Get to know ISHTA: Rebecca Cheeks Soule

Rebecca Cheeks Soule

Get to know our ISHTA Teachers & Staff in a new weekly Q&A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life. This week, get to know Rebecca Cheeks Soule (the ‘e’ is silent)!


Total Lunar Eclipse October 2014

Lunar Eclipse

This is shaping up to be a rather exciting month astrologically. Mercury is getting ready to go retrograde on October 4th in peace-loving and harmonious Libra and then sneak back into analytical and meticulous Virgo on October 15th. He then goes direct again on October 25th. Although Mercury retrograde is traditionally not a good time to start new projects or make new agreements, it is an excellent time to go back and review, refine and resolve.