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ISHTA Yoga Downtown
56 East 11th Street
(between University & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
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ISHTA Yoga at Halevy Life
212 E 57th Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10022
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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.


ISHTA's New Retreat Coordinator Talks Bali Bliss

Bali Sunset

Curious about our up-coming retreat? ISHTA’s new retreat coordinator, Shailly Agnihorti talks all things Bali, and why she’s so excited about her new role…

How did you end up at ISHTA?

I fell in love with ISHTA the first time I took Al’s meditation class. The Kriya, the mantra, and the stillness


ON Practice: ISHTA Yin with Evelyn Abruzzo


Have you ever discovered something new – like a new practice – joined a new gym, started a yoga class, or began any new routine – you get really passionate about it, and then after a period of time it starts to feel boring? Things begin to go fizzle? You start off with total enthusiasm, but then after a period of time, you realize that to continue you’ll have to commit more attention and energy than you think you’d like to… You say “I don’t have the time,” or any one of a number of reasons you offer to yourself. Or — you just forget why you started it in the first place.


Spring Greetings!


Spring season is known universally as the quintessential time of renewal and rebirth. In Ayurveda this preface also acknowledges these attributes. It is described as a time of fertile ground, potential energy and a place to sow seeds of all sorts in our lives. This would include our yoga practice and health care regimen.


Self-Love = Big Love


Our emotional selves embody Kapha dosha with feelings of compassion, patience and deep love. In our functional anatomy kapha dosha gives us strength in our muscles, power in our bones and juice in our organs, skin and joint systems. Kapha dosha is the cohesion in our lives that connects us to our bodies, ourselves and to one another. It gives us a sense of familiarity and trust, which allows for smooth living and consistency and when times get tough kapha dosha is there to generate fortitude to withstand difficult circumstances, conditions and challenges. These qualities can be especially beneficial in a 2+ ft snowstorm or an NYC commute!


What does restorative yoga mean to you?

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Gina Menza and Mona Anand will lead a Level 1 Restorative Teacher Training from January 29-31 at ISHTA. Here, they individually reflect on the question, “What does restorative yoga mean to you?”


The Cosmic Energies of 2016: The Yearly Forecast

Beach sunrise

The New Year begins with a karmic twist, as the nodes of the Moon, known as Rahu and Ketu, enter the rashis (zodiac signs) Leo and Aquarius respectively on January 8th. It’s time to leave behind the domains of Virgo— health, healing and disease and of Pisces— idealism, escapism and foreign affairs.


ISHTA Classes at Halevy Life Starting January 4th!


It is with immense joy that we announce that we have found a gorgeous new home for our Uptown ISHTA community, just 4 blocks away from our 3rd avenue location. Starting Monday, January 4th, 2016, we will be offering some of our most popular classes at the luxurious members-only private health club, Halevy Life, located on 57th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue. We’ll be offering a modified schedule to start, with some of your favorite Uptown teachers.


Graceful Aging with ISHTA Yin

Evelyn Abruzzo

Graceful aging – I love those two words. Those two little words peel away all of the negative stereotypes attached to getting older and elevate the passing of years to an art form — an art form that can be practiced by anyone. Essentially those two words imply: You are never too young to practice Grace; you are never too old to practice Grace.


Changing Our Lives for the Better


Energy Healing has changed my life in a profound way, shifting me from being a once isolated and somewhat depressed individual to being a delightfully happy father, husband, successful author and teacher offering workshops at some of the worlds premier spiritual retreat centers. This change did not happen overnight, but did happen radically and in ways that are measurable.