4 Studio Locations in NY & NJ Mission Statement: Honoring the ancient teachings of Yoga, Bamboomoves inspires the body, transcends the mind, and uplifts the spirit. We believe that everyone can experience more happiness, joy, and peace - one smile, one breath, and one move at a time. Be Bliss, Be You, Be Bamboomoves
AuM Body & Soul Spa brings the ancient practices of Eastern cultures into a modern setting to let clients center their souls and renew their exteriors. The spa specializes in Ayurveda, a holistic method of healing that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. By using ancient herbs and specialized techniques, Ayurveda works to balance the elements of the body in order to heal and energize, much like a hug from Lady Justice.
Within the lobby of AuM Body & Soul Spa, dim lighting and exotic art greet guests as they begin their journey into ancient-eastern relaxation. Along with the tapestries on the walls, orchids and ferns guide them to one of nine specialized treatment rooms in the facility, where Ayurveda-trained massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians work with guests to individualize each treatment based on their personal desires. As the Eastern-influenced spa services work to open energy channels, intimate yoga classes help guests center their minds in seven diverse classes, along with specialty sessions that embrace the outdoors or help children relax after long days negotiating political treaties with the lunch lady. The spa champions all-natural products, including Aveda and Banyan Botanicals, which also line the spa's ample boutique shelves alongside skincare treatments, meditation books, and herbal supplements for purchase.
Established by former dancers Maxine and Peter Roël, Pilates Shop/Yoga Garage Inc. offers 55-minute classes performed using the reformer, Cadillac, mat, and barrels. Located on Broadway between 108th and 109th streets, the privacy-pleasing studio works with up to five students at a time for a super-personal stretch session. The studio is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call ahead to schedule your three small-group classes; all must be redeemed within a two-week period.
Co-owners Adam Roper and Erik Cummings didn't always sport the healthy bodies they do now, but through years of dedicated practice and, eventually, Bikram certifications, Adam lost 35 pounds and Erik addressed a shoulder injury caused by a previous bike accident. Today, the two yogis share their passion for the heated practice with the help of a team of fellow certified instructors and Bikram Yoga Harlem's unofficial mascot, a pint-sized dachshund named Sebastian Kumquat. The studio welcomes practitioners of all experience levels, with Bikram's series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises catering to even the rustiest of tin men. Balmy temperatures around the 100-degree mark warm the muscles, helping students achieve deeper twists, binds, and bends, and encouraging the body to expel harmful toxins and clingy droplets of T-1000.
NY Loves Yoga is a friendly, neighborhood studio that caters to pliable physiques and buckram bodies alike with a chi-bending spectrum of styles and levels tailored to individual ability. Its experienced and passionate instructors guide students to a nimble nirvana, a state achieved by mollifying the mind and sculpting the body. In addition to drop-in classes, NY Loves Yoga provides workshops designed to further elasticize experts or introduce beginners to basic poses and yogic principles. Outside the studio, showcase flexibility and Zen-like focus by elbowing free plays from the jukebox while standing on one leg in an advanced warrior pose.
Harlem Yoga Studio makes the ancient art accessible to yogis of all kinds. In its environment of relaxing deep breathing and playful stretches, which has received acclaim for its unique classes, moms and dads work through mountain poses with their kids during family sessions, and plus-sized patrons build flexibility in full-figured yoga.
Led by New York native and doula Laurel Katz-Bohen and former soccer player Erica Barth, the impassioned instructors spread their yogic teachings during studio sessions. Light floods the bamboo-floored space as toddlers caper across tiny yoga mats or prenatal yogis learn belly-dancing with instructors drifting about to offer individualized adjustments and challenging Full House trivia questions in the various classes.
Skilled yogis drop into Vinyasa Flow sessions, where students explore smoothly cascading transitions and gale-strength exhalations, incorporating dynamic strengthening poses into the style's assorted bends and twists. Workshops and outreach programs bring yoga practices into the community, some focusing on a specific style and others examining how to use yoga to help classmakes and colleagues work more peacefully and effectively together.