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56 East 11th Street
(between University & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
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212 E 57th Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10022
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Seasonal Cleansing, Why Should I Consider This?


In the west, we are often inclined to think of health care and good health coming from a physical outlook. Our bodies, their parts, (and how they are functioning), usually with a focus based around food and exercise, tend to be the motivation of wellness and care. Cleanses, or detox programs have become increasingly popular in health culture and the emphasis on extreme eating (or lack there of), supplemental nutritional products and austere practices are often attention grabbers. The attention received often gets played out in two ways.


Meditation - the Ultimate Inspiration by Peter Ferko

meditation training-4

After years of making things — songs, photographs, paintings, constructions, books — I find it amusing that I spent so much of my time these days teaching people how to do nothing!

Most people, relying on the evidence that they see in traditional school or in the world around them, think that the


FREE Prenatal Yoga Classes in August

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

As a part of our Long Format Prenatal Teacher Training, we are offering $10 Prenatal Classes. All proceeds from the classes will benefit Exhale to Inhale, supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Classes are taught Senior ISHTA Teacher Gina Menza and Trainer Jenn Langbehn, E-RYT 500.


Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

This month, Mona Anand and Gina Menza will be teaching two Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings. Here, Mona expands on the importance of restorative yoga, what sets these trainings apart, and why she loves to teach this type of yoga. If you are interested in learning more about restorative yoga, register for ISHTA Restorative Yoga Level One (June 20 – 22) or ISHTA Restorative Yoga Level Two (June 22 – 24) with Gina and Mona at ISHTA Yoga.


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?”