Upcoming Events

  1. Two Part Series: How to Teach Private Clients with Cassandra Ferland

    September 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  2. Hamptons Yoga Fest with Alan and Sarah Finger

    September 18 - September 20
  3. Man to Man: Yoga for the Average Guy with Peter Ferko

    September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Fall Equinox Gong Bath with Marco Dolce

    September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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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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FREE Prenatal Yoga Classes in August

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Beginning this week, we are happy to announce the Anandamama Prenatal Training led by our own Gina Menza and birth doula Jenny Langbehn. As part of the training we are offering public classes to the pregnant community. The classes are free, or moms can make a charitable donation to Exhale to Inhale, supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Get Ready: Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are in Leo

Vedic Astrology

This month we have a full on party in the sign of Leo (leadership, romance and creativity), and it is gaining momentum as more and more planets enter the sign over the next month. The emphasis on the sign of Leo began several month’s ago, in November 2014, when Saturn entered Scorpio, and by his 10th house aspect began aspecting Leo. What you may have noticed during this time, in the area of life where Leo is in your chart, is that you are working really hard and making little progress.


Meditation with Alan Finger: How to Release the Beliefs that Cause Exhaustion

Mula Bandha

Our lives today are filled with distractions. Our devices, roles, and relationships can make it difficult for us to turn inward, and to truly care for ourselves. In this post, we provide a transcript from one of Alan Finger’s recent meditation classes, where he guides students to release the beliefs that cause exhaustion. He covers the practices of Bhastrika pranayama, the treta bandha or “triple lock”, the role of imagination, subtleties of breath, 5 states of samadhi, and answers questions from students.


Question + Answer with Gina Menza and Jennifer Langbehn: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

On August 11-24, Gina Menza and Jennifer Langbehn will lead an 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at ISHTA. Here, they answer questions on what sets this training apart, the benefits of prenatal yoga during pregnancy, and more.


Catch Yourself Getting Judgy? What's lurking underneath may surprise you...


As the summer heats up and the pitta dosha of fire and water in our bodies increase, you may catch yourself being more judgmental towards yourself and others. When we fear doing the “wrong thing” (often the motivating factor for us pitta dominate perfectionists) then we may start to judge others who are different or make different choices because subconsciously it somehow makes our choice wrong.


Get to know ISHTA: Puy Navarro

Puy Navarro

Get to know our ISHTA Teachers and Staff in a Q+A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life. This week, get to know Puy Navarro!


How Will Jupiter in Leo Benefit You?


This month the big event is Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and abundance, is changing signs. On July 13 Jupiter will move from sensitive watery Cancer into Leo, a masculine fire sign that is heroic, confident and ready to take charge. Leo is ruled by the Sun, the planet that represents kings and leaders of all kinds.


Question + Answer with Evelyn Abruzzo: Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

On July 26th, Evelyn will lead a workshop entitled ISHTA Yin: From Head to Toe at our downtown studio. Here, Evelyn answers some of our questions about Yin Yoga and what students can expect from her upcoming workshop.


Unfolding Time with Vedic Astrology


Jyotisha, or Vedic astrology, is the ancient astrology of India. It has an unbroken lineage going back over five thousand years. Jyotisha is derived from the Sanskrit word Jyoti meaning “light”. Thus, Jyotisha is often referred to as the science of light, for it helps us to see the past, present and future clearly as well as giving us insight into who we are and how to best actualize our potential.


We're Looking for an Assistant for our Summer Intensive Teacher Training!

Yoga Teacher Training

Are you looking for an economical way to complete your 200-Hour Teacher Training? Are you available in the NYC area for the next six weeks? Then we are looking for you!

We are offering an in-training assistant (ITA) position for our upcoming 200-Hour Summer Intensive Training that runs from June 29 – July 31, 2015.