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Abhaya Yoga

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Abhaya Yoga is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and was founded in 2010 by former professional dancer and ballet teacher Tara Glazier. Classes are offered in a wide range of traditions, and every Friday night, the studio hosts live musicians including sitar players and kirtan singers to accompany the evening's classes. The Abhaya Yoga Foundation offers scholarships for yoga teacher training.

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Bikram Yoga Long Beach, New York

New York, NY 11561
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Bikram Yoga Long Beach, New York was founded in 2011 and focuses on Bikram yoga, a style developed by Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury in which the studio is kept at a temperature of around 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The studio offers 60-, 75- and 90-minute classes and several tuition options, including both class packages and longer-term memberships.

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Bodē NYC

143 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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Bodē NYC is an independent yoga studio serving the New York City area. It provides a range of yoga classes, which include high-intensity interval training, deep stretching and meditation, original hot yoga, and vinyasa flow. Class attendees can also purchase home essentials from its shop. These include infrared heat lamps, humidifiers, yoga mats, sauna suits, and bolsters. Bodē NYC was established as a single studio in 1999 and has since expanded to three locations.

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Brahman Yoga

501 West 145th Street, Harlem, NY 10031
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  • Restorative Yoga

Brahman Yoga is a studio where practitioners of all styles and experience levels are welcome. This team primarily offers Vinyasa flow yoga for students in New York City and the neighboring areas. The instructors from this studio are open to facilitate private lessons for corporate clients. For beginner classes, they focus on yoga breathing. On the other hand, their advanced classes aim to help students build stamina and mental strength and increase intuition.

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Bread and Yoga

New York, NY 10034
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Bread and Yoga is located on Broadway in Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan. The studio has been offering a variety of yoga classes for children and adults since its founding in 2009. Pre- and post-natal yoga and an after-school yoga program for grade schoolers are among the studio's offerings, and classes are taught in the Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Restorative styles.

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Dharma Yoga

46 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010
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Dharma Yoga is a yoga center that serves clients in the New York City area. It provides a range of yoga sessions, which include deep guided relaxation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and sun salutations. The studio also provides a variety of teacher training programs for those who are seeking to enhance and deepen their practice and those who want to start a career in the field. Its owner, Sri Dharma Mittra, possesses over 50 years of practice in Hatha-Raja and classical yoga.

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Earth Yoga NYC

New York, NY 10065
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Earth Yoga NYC has been offering yoga education on East 61st St. near Central Park since it was founded in 2009. The studio focuses on hot Vinyasa yoga, keeping the room heated at upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit during most classes, although some unheated classes are offered as well. The studio runs a Yoga Teacher Training program, and the newer instructors offer classes for free to community members.

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Harlem Yoga Studio

44 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
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Located in Upper Manhattan, Harlem Yoga Studio offers a wide range of daily in-studio, outdoor, and online yoga classes for individuals, families, and businesses in New York City. It hosts yoga sessions for people of all skill levels and ages, including children and pregnant women. The studio holds Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, pre-natal and post-natal yoga, and kids and family yoga. It also organizes on-site yoga workshops for workplaces tailored to employees' needs and organizations' structures.

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ISHTA Yoga

56 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Opened in 2008, the ISHTA Yoga studio caters to clients from New York City. ISHTA stands for the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda and was created in South Africa during the late 1960s by studio founder Yogiraj Alan Finger and his father, Kavi Yogi Swarananda Mani Finger. The studio blends these ancient and contemporary sciences to cater to each individual student's needs. It offers yoga and meditation for all levels, prenatal classes, and teacher training for the ISHTA discipline.

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Jivamukti Yoga School

New York, NY 10003
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The Jivamukti Yoga School was founded more than 30 years ago. The school is one of the oldest and largest yoga studios in New York City, with more than 500 students per day and a 12,000-square-foot facility. The instructors focus on the Jivamukti yoga style, which was developed by founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. There is also a vegan cafe and retail shop on site.

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Katonah Yoga

New York, NY 10011
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Katonah Yoga is located on West 17th St. in Manhattan and offers classes in the Katonah style, developed by founder Nevine Michaan, in addition to several other styles. Michaan has been practicing yoga throughout the Northeast for more than 35 years. The studio offers a selection of class packages, including specials for new students.

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Mang'Oh Yoga

322 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
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Mang'Oh Yoga opens its studio to the health and wellness community of New York City. Its live stream, in-person, and on-demand classes include core workouts, restorative yoga, conditioning, and Vinyasa. It also offers its Signature Flow practice of breath and movement for physical strengthening and mental clarity. Sisters Erica Whalen and Cynthia Rayner founded the studio to combine their interests in creativity and purpose. Erica has been a yoga instructor for nearly two decades and has a background in ballet and modern dance.

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Modo Yoga NY

434 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
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  • Power Yoga

In business since 2004, Modo Yoga NY is a private studio that offers fun, challenging, and accessible instruction for beginners and advanced students in the New York City metro. Its co-founder and yoga trainer, Jessica Robertson, has been teaching both traditional and therapeutic yoga for more than 15 years. In addition, she also leads workshops during yoga festivals. Modo Yoga NY delivers yoga classes that involve breathing exercises and 40 postures that aim to strengthen the musculoskeletal system.

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New York Yoga

New York, NY 10028
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New York Yoga has two Upper East Side locations, one on York Ave and a hot yoga studio on East 85th St. Instructors focus on Power Flow, Vinyasa All Levels, Hot Yoga, Gentle, Restorative and offer prenatal classes for expectant mothers. The studio also offers a yoga teacher training program, and discounts are available for new members.

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NY Loves Yoga

140 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
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  • Power Yoga

NY Loves Yoga is a studio in New York City that offers in-person and zoom classes and private and semi-private sessions. Its classes include Hatha, pure, slow, and classic vinyasa, in addition to urban zen restore and guided meditation. The studio also offers somatics classes that help release muscle pain. It has designed programs for mothers, mothers-to-be, and children. One of its teachers, MJ Watkins, completed her 300-hour training in India and 200-hour training in Indonesia.

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Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga

New York, NY 10010
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Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga is based in Murray Hill near Gramercy Park. Founder Paula Tursi has 20 years of experience teaching yoga and has been studying Body-Mind Centering for 10 years. The studio offers flow yoga, Franklin Method, Dynamic Stretch, Yin Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga, in addition to cardio kickboxing and meditation classes. Yoga teacher training is also available.

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Sacred Sounds Yoga

New York, NY 10012
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Sacred Sounds Yoga is located in Greenwich Village and has been offering a diverse selection of yoga classes since it was founded in 2011. The studio founder is a certified yoga instructor who leads a certified team of teachers. In addition to offering prenatal, postnatal, aerial, and Vinyasa yoga classes for students of all levels, the studio offers teacher certifications in kids' yoga, prenatal yoga, aerial yoga, and restorative yoga. The studio offers free refreshments and wifi.

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Sonic Yoga

New York, NY 10019
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Sonic Yoga was founded more than 15 years ago in Hell's Kitchen and continues to provide instruction in the Vinyasa style. Private lessons are available in addition to group classes, which are offered at the beginner level on a donation basis. The studio has an on-site boutique that sells yoga clothes, books, and supplies.

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Stanton Street Yoga

196-A Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
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  • Teach Training

Stanton Street Yoga is a yoga studio that serves clients in New York City. It offers classes, workshops, retreats, and training based on Vinyasa yoga. These include a 200-hour yoga teacher training, sacred breathwork facilitator training, and foundations of prenatal yoga teacher training, which emphasize empowerment and personal growth. Stanton Street Yoga also supports several programs to give back to the community, including Food For Life, Care For Cows, and Festival of India.

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Strala Yoga NYC

New York, NY 10012
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Strala Yoga NYC is the studio of Tara Stiles, who invented the Strala type of yoga by drawing on her experience with choreography and classical ballet. Strala is welcoming to yoga beginners and is practiced in thousands of schools across the country. The New York studio offers several variations on Strala, including classes focusing on strength, relaxation, core strength, and energy.

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The Atmananda Yoga Sequence Studio

New York, NY 10003
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The Atmananda Yoga Sequence Studio is located in Gramercy Park near Union Square and offers classes six days a week. The studio emphasizes the Atmananda Yoga Sequence, a series of asanas, or poses, drawn from the Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga yoga styles and combined with the flow of a Vinyasa class. Yoga teacher training and spa services are also available, and the yoga studios can be rented for events.

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The Giving Tree Yoga Studio

Astoria, NY 11105
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The Giving Tree Yoga Studio was founded in Astoria, Queens by interfaith ministers Anne-Margaret Redding and Anthony Wood. The studio aims to be a "home away from home" for uprooted New York City residents, offering a variety of classes for everyone from toddlers to adults. Special prices are available for new students, and the studio also offers astrology and nutritional counseling services.

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Three Jewels

5 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003
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Three Jewels is a yoga and meditation center that has been serving New York City residents for over 25 years. The studio focuses on helping clients achieve enlightenment through yoga, meditation, community service, and Buddhist philosophy. Its membership package includes unlimited in-studio yoga courses, as well as a monthly newsletter for members exclusively. Three Jewels has been featured in Vogue, Reader's Digest, Well+Good, mindbodygreen, and Thrive Global. It supports various causes and organizations, including Black Lives Matter, World Central Kitchen, and City Harvest.

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Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness

75B West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
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Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness is a yoga studio that offers classes and training programs in New York. The studio was founded in 1999 by partners Stephan W. Kolbert and Ingrid A. Marcroft, who are both yoga enthusiasts and instructors. Some of the programs they offer include yoga fundamentals, yoga with chairs, restorative yoga, alignment yoga, and Iyengar yoga. Upper West Side Yoga also offers special yoga classes for children and teens.

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Verayoga

406 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
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Verayoga is a yoga studio that serves clients in New York City and the neighboring communities. It strives to improve people's physical, emotional, and mental being through yoga. It applies a unique style of teaching yoga by using a mood-lit, heated room to teach clients the Vinyasa sequencing. The studio offers luxurious locker rooms complete with showers, towels, and rent mats to make clients comfortable after their yoga sessions. Verayoga is also available for yoga teacher training programs.

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Yoga Spa

226 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
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Yoga Spa is serving clients in the New York City area. It provides a range of yoga classes, which include restorative, ashtanga, vinyasa, and hatha. It also offers spa and healing services, such as Himalayan full body scrub, three-pack deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and facial treatment. These procedures can be conducted at Yoga Spa's room rental options. One of its practitioners, Megan, teaches accessible asana yoga lessons for all ages and levels of experience.

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Yogamaya

New York, NY 10011
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Yogamaya was founded on West 20th St. in Chelsea in 2010. The studio employs more than 20 instructors who focus on Vinyasa, or "flow", yoga. Classes are available at all levels, and women's-only classes are available, as well as some free community classes. Memberships include unlimited access to classes, and students can also sign up for individual classes or multi-class packages. Specials are available for new students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does someone become a yoga instructor?

A: To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

Q: How much do yoga instructors make?

A: The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

Q: How do you clean a yoga mat?

A: Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

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