BENEFITS OF YOGA
Breath is the most powerful tool that everyone has within their reach that they can use to bring their stress response right under their control. Yoga is great for stress, weight loss, mental & physical trauma recovery and healing, toning and building muscle. You don't need to be flexible to start. Practicing yoga eventually gives you a new found awareness of yourself, your mind, your body. You become self-realized. Aware of your thoughts, actions, and the reality around you. Leading into a state of peace, love, and connection with others.
We firmly believe moving your body and keeping your mind still is the key to physical and mental health. All of our yoga classes are for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. We offer 60min, 75min and 90min yoga classes. We believe consistency of practice is very beneficial and practicing a little each day goes a long way.
ABOUT THE CLASSES WE OFFER...
This class is composed of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. It is a Hatha yoga class taken from the Bishnu Ghosh lineage (Bikram, Tony Sanchez). We teach a 90minute, 75minute & 60minute version of the same sequence.
This holistically therapeutic yoga is known as the original hot yoga. It consists of a series of 26 postures or "asanas" and two breathing exercises. It is a beginner's series taught in a 90, 75 or 60 minute class. Each pose is a challenge based on one's personal abilities. The postures are done in the safe environment of a heated room in order to relieve one's body resistance without risking injury.
This yoga series is strength-based. What makes this style unique is you spend time in postures for your body to strengthen and remember them. The postures are cardiovascular and will elevate your heart-rate to burn calories.
This sequence can be practiced by anyone--it's safe for beginners but challenging for veterans. In the same class, you will find teenagers, professional athletes and seniors. By the end of a class session, you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, organ and gland while systematically moving fresh oxygenated blood throughout the body. The result is a restoration of health to all systems. As you increase strength, flexibility and balance in your body, you will be energized, you will revitalize your mind, and you will progress towards eliminating conditions of daily stress and fatigue.
INFERNO HOT PILATES
Using Pilates principles, Inferno Hot Pilates is a challenging, full body, low impact, high intensity workout. It is performed on a yoga mat in a room heated to 95 degrees and 40% humidity. Hot Pilates strengthens muscles and burns fat - all without the pounding of a high impact workout. It is designed for all levels. With music.
Think Red Mood lights, Hot Yoga, and Music. Sounds fun? The world famous Bikram Yoga known as the original hot yoga, led by owner Gregory with surround sound in a hot yoga room with super awesome RED LIGHTS.
This alternative sequence cross-trains your regular practice. During each repetition, beginners will have the option to repeat the same asana for the second set, whereas Intermediate students will be provided more integrated sensitivities and deeper variations in the second set to take their practice to the next level. Abdominal strengthening and arm strengthening, as well as deeper stretches and binds, will be included.
This all levels Vinyasa class is a fluid, movement-intensive practice. Vinyasa utilizes strength building and connected movements to build confidence and help you stay present and centered. Not one class is the same. Varying degrees of postures are offered based on student abilities. You will learn sequences of asana postures, meditation, breathing. Room will be heated to 95-100 degrees.
CORE STRENGTH VINYASA
An all levels ultimate hot vinyasa class that is also geared to those students with challenging knee and hip issues. Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga utilizes holistic anatomy, biomechanics, myofascial meridians, and physics for deeper strength building, to safely build authentic power in all of your asana - without the compression of traditional Practices place on the joints. Not one class is the same. Varying degrees of postures are offered based on student abilities. You will learn sequences of asana postures, meditation, breathing. Room will be hot.
Yin Yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing stretching poses that open and energize the energy pathways (meridians) of the body, restoring healthful youthful joint mobility as you quietly activate and gather your chi, your prana, your life force. Yin Yoga poses allow deep release of fascia and tight, tense ligaments. All poses are sitting or lying down. If you need to release lower back tension, tight hips, pelvis and shoulders, and explore static yoga postures, Yin is for you.
BODY TEASE (PILATES & BARRE)
This class teaches students to incorporate modern methods of movement such as pilates, barre, and ballet with classical yoga asana. Students will develop and improve abdominal muscle strength and definition, body alignment, stamina, and joint stability. Each class offers a variety of fast-paced exercises centered around developing uddiyana bandha (abdominal locks), finishing with 30 minutes of gentle asana with long holds. In addition, upper body and leg muscles will be conditioned during this class. Modern Movement is a great way to build strength in order to master more advanced asana poses. Classes will be led with energetic music--it’s a time for serious yogis to let loose and have some fun! Room is warm. All levels welcome.
Rooted in three disciplines - Ballet, Pilates and Yoga - Barre Yoga will have you feeling strong and balanced inside and out. Build toned and lean muscles, a stronger core, and receive long-term lifted postural benefits. This is a holistic fitness class, so be prepared to make your muscles burn, carving out a leaner silhouette, firing up your abdominals/obliques, detoxing your body with a drenching sweat, and then releasing the tensions of your week with a deep yoga cool down. All levels welcome.
"Thank you for everything, I have no complaints whatsoever"
ABOUT THE OWNER
Gregory has been living in NYC since he was 10 years old and was born in Krakow, Poland. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree, and worked as an architect for 5 years before building and designing Yoga Herald Square.
"I firmly believe that everything that you need you already have. You need nothing, because you already have it. There is nothing to achieve. You are already perfect. You may just need to come to this realization. A part of yoga is about self realizing. Self realizing your thoughts and patterns, and how they affect you and the people around you, self realizing your purpose in your life. You don't need to be anyone, because you already are someone! You are everything, and, you are nothing!
The point of power is in the present. What happened in the past is over. How you react to the present moment is your choice. Learn to let go of the need for whatever it is that you're trying to overcome. You can heal your life. You are your greatest teacher. I have gone through self hate, hate of others, drug addiction, abusive relationships, everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong. And I have passed through it. My purpose is to help you realize that you can do this too. I am honored to provide this beautiful space for your own self healing and discovery and I love you and I haven't even met you yet"