Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon: for $35, choose from two weeks of unlimited yoga classes (up to a $70 value) or a five full-length class pass (up to a $90 value) at Yogamaya, in Chelsea. Would-be bend-and-flexors of any skill level may choose any class of any length in Yogamaya's Asana-centric studio, which offers challenging sessions as well as restorative classes for beginners and serenity-seekers—each taught by experienced, certified instructors. Lay out your included rental mat in the beautiful, sky-lit space and ease into the Slow and Steady – Alignment class with its unique focus on Vinyasa, or try the hour and forty-five minute Big Juicy, a yogi-crowd favorite. Groupon-holders will also receive a 10% discount on any single event, workshop, or retreat offered by Yogamaya, excluding teacher training.
- I had heard about this place from a salesrep at Lululemon and have been meaning to check it out for a few months now. So happy I did! From the second I walked into the studio, I felt a sense of friendliness, open/happy energy and devotion. – d h., Yelp
- The entire staff is warm and personable. It's easy to feel out of place in the often-trendy yoga world in NYC, but the people are totally welcoming and genuine. – CityKitty, Citysearch
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."
135 W 20th St.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions