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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: Eggplant Tabbouleh


Eggplant Tabbouleh from Nikki’s Healing Kitchen

I created this recipe for a client who love, love, loves eggplant. I was never much of an eggplant fan growing up (I used to pick it out of my mom’s moussaka) so I really had to think about new and exciting ways to prepare it. I sautéed it,


Get to know ISHTA: Gina Menza


Get to know our ISHTA Teachers & Staff in a new weekly Q&A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life.

After close to 20 years practicing and teaching ISHTA yoga, Gina Menza has learned the importance of balancing the active side of one’s yoga practice and the quiet solitude of a restorative yoga


ISHTA Health: Maria Alfaro

Maria on the rocks

This Saturday, July 19th, Maria Alfaro is leading a Neurogenic Yoga Workshop at ISHTA Yoga Downtown – get to know Maria and learn more about this technique in trauma healing and stress reduction

Maria Alfaro is a native Italian who lives in California. A yoga teacher since 1997 she is also a Tension and Trauma


ISHTA Cooks: Chocolate Avocado Pudding


Chocolate Avocado Pudding from Nikki’s Healing Kitchen

This week my husband and I are ending our 30-day “Cut the Crap” Challenge—an impromptu cleanse I created after a particularly indulgent spring. It was a bit ambitious to wake up one morning in June and decide to completely cut out sugars/sweeteners, caffeine, dairy and red meat and


ISHTA Life: Evelyn Conquers Pitta Season


I have not been able to get to Sarah’s lunchtime class on Tuesdays in a​ ​really long time.​ ​But this past Tuesday, there is no doubt in my mind​ ​that the universe arranged things so​ ​I could go! Did I know that her​ ​class was exactly what I needed that day? All I knew when


ISHTA Health: Ayurveda


What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda (pronounced Aa-yur-vay-da) is said to be a world medicine. It is the most comprehensive, holistic medical system, derived on the Indian subcontinent some 5000-6000 years ago.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayus which means life or life cycle and vid which means knowledge. So Ayurveda is the


Get to know ISHTA: Mona Anand

Mona Anand Upavistha Konasana

Get to know our ISHTA Teachers & Staff in a new weekly Q&A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life.

Meet Mona Anand Mona Anand grew up in Bombay, India where she was first introduced to yoga in school. She has been studying with Alan Finger since 2002 who initiated her into the ISHTA


ISHTA Cooks: Coco-Watermelon Smoothie


A cooling and refreshing watermelon smoothie is just what we need to fight the summer heat!

Watermelon is high in antioxidants, carotenoid lycopene and phenolic antioxidants, vitamin A (beta-carotene), B6 and C, potassium and magnesium. It’s great in the summer heat for your skin and hair! Staying hydrated helps you feel more energized, which also


ISHTA Life: Kim Tells Us About Her 200hr TT


Surprisingly, I found yoga on a whim after a running injury. It perfectly married my athletic and dancing background in a beautiful combination of strength and form. I wasn’t looking for a new path nor searching for something missing– I had a stable and rewarding career, fresh off my honeymoon and excited about the next


It's PITTA Season

Sarah Platt-Finger

Let’s face it: summer in the city can be intense. The heat makes us irritable, impatient, and easily frustrated. There are many common ways to cool down such as blasting the A/C but that can be a great waste of energy, or weighing in at your nearest self-serve frozen yogurt shop but that can add