Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while controlling their breath, a technique most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Steady your stillness skills with this voucher.
- $39 for five yoga classes, valid for new customers only (a $100 value)
The schedule accommodates all fitness levels with a variety of classes seven days a week. Level 1 classes emphasize the basic Vinyasa sequences, whereas more advanced sessions reach an apex with challenging balance poses and physical asanas.
Yogamaya Yoga Studio
The Sanskrit word “yogamaya” means potent inner power, or, in another translation, all-doing capability. The West 20th Street studio aims to guide its students toward this ideal not just through postures but also through spiritual teachings and melodic kirtan chants.
As for the physical practice, the instructors lead Vinyasa flow classes, which link breath to movement. The dynamic sequences increase strength and flexibility while developing a moving meditation, one in which students focus on nothing but monitoring the alignment of every movement. Though every level of class incorporates a range of asanas, such as standing poses and inversions, advanced sessions introduce deeper holds, centering breathing exercises, and yogic philosophy.
Regardless of the difficulty of the class, the instructors maintain a warm environment by dispensing advice, offering specific adjustments, and furrowing their brows when someone tells a sad story. New York magazine commented on the empowering benefits of this personalized guidance, claiming, "even beginners are pleasantly coaxed into positions more difficult than they might think they could accomplish."