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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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Global Day of Yoga for Nepal - May 28, 2015


On May 28 a groundswell of Yogis from around the globe will help communities in Nepal by donating the proceeds from a day of yoga, in cities all over the world. What can be better then practicing together and creating great karma as we help our brothers and sisters?


The Cauliflower Craze


Cauliflower is the “Ugly Duckling” of the vegetable world. Once thought of as the bland, boring cousin of broccoli, cauliflower is fast becoming a culinary swan. Thanks to the Paleo Diet, I’ve seen more recipes that call for cauliflower than ever before — and it’s being used in some pretty new and unique ways…


ISHTA Classes to Benefit Nepal


We are partnering up with The 108 Lives Project for the next 7 days to help rebuild communities in Nepal through donation-based classes. Please join us for the following classes, and pledge your support for the people of Nepal by placing your donation in one of the boxes located at our studios.


Question + Answer with Jenn Turner: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Jenn Turner

Later this month, Jenn Turner will lead a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training at ISHTA. Here, she answers some of our questions about trauma-sensitive yoga.


Postnatal Yoga: Question + Answer Between Gina Menza & A New Mom

Postnatal Yoga

This Friday, May 8th, Gina Menza will lead a Postnatal Yoga Workshop at ISHTA’s downtown studio from 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Here, she answers questions from Mariellen Brown, mother of a 5-month-old and 3-year-old.


5 Cookbooks You Need

5 Cookbooks You Need

On the heels of Menu Planning 101 & 102, I want to encourage you forward with some resources for your culinary journey. For me, menu planning days include: paper, pencil, tea and a sprawling array of my favorite cookbooks.


Forbidden Black Rice


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

Peter Ferko

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

Red Lentils

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!).


Seasonal Cleansing for Good Health


What seems like a new approach, or possibly, a new fad to health care is actually a common practice grounded in Traditional Medicines from many cultures. For thousands of years seasonal cleansing techniques have been incorporated into health care regimes to strengthen the immune system, rid the body of chronic conditions such as allergy symptoms, aches pains and inflammation and also to prevent more serious conditions that occur with aging like arthritis and to brighten the spirit.