New York New York (I need a Yoga Home!)

by Christina on February 5, 2011

Thank you MahaMondo for posting this video. It is exactly what I needed to see this morning waking up in this huge (and slightly overwhelming) city.

I’m on a search for my much needed Yoga Home here… anyone have suggestions?

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Claudia February 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

What do you mean? a place where to practice?

Pure Yoga has John, which is amazing, I might even be able to get you passes so you can check it out…

There is so much yoga! Eddie, Christopher, Guy, Greg, Zoe, Renee…

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Christina February 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Hey Claudia! Still in Mysore?!

Yes exactly, a place to practice and a good teacher who can get to know me!

There’s all this talk in medicine about patients having a “medical home” … and I want a “yoga home”!

Where do you practice here?

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Frank February 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I was also going to suggest going to John Campbell at Pure, but I recall that he was going to Thailand for the last week of January and possibly not going to be back until March. Since you’re only there for February, he may not actually be back before you leave. You should check out the schedule, as they usually post when there’s someone else teaching.

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Christina February 7, 2011 at 12:11 am

Pure looks amazing but it’s far from where I live/work.. maybe I can check it out one weekend though. Thanks, Frank!

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Maria Long February 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Christina, you have so many Ashtanga choices in NYC. You can even make a choice based on what is the most convenient to your schedule and work or home address. People from my shala like to go to a place in midtown called Reflections- 250 W49th St.
The teacher is called Greg and he is a big deal, very friendly mysore atmosphere. But that is just one choice. Eddie Stern’s place and Peridance dowtown, and Pure both on the East and West side. Check out yogacitynyc.com
I’m so glad you have so many great options!
Maria(fivefootwo)

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Christina February 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

Thanks, Maria! I hadn’t yet heard of Reflections and that is actually really convenient to where I work… I will check it out!

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John February 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

For me, NY is a place to try many shalas, drink it in for a while, then settle down. That final, “I’m home” vibe seems to come from all things – the travel route, the teacher, fellow students, shala setup – I love Eddies for the closeness to Guruji that he has always intentioned there, but my last trip I practiced at 6 different places over 3 months and loved something about each one. Most importantly I understood more about a new student when they told me where they had been practicing. I must confess that in cold December the very hot Yoga Sutra was a big draw for me as I now just need a place to drop my mat and sweat into a Vinyasa meditation. And the 5 minute trip off Union Square to the smaller Williamsburg Brooklyn area shalas are worth the kindness there too. All is good, enjoy the adventure in NY City!

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Christina February 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

Thank you thank you! Yes I like the idea of trying out lots of places to better understand where other people are coming from in their practice…

hope you are well (are you in mysore too?!)

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amanda February 6, 2011 at 3:30 am

hey C-

i loved practicing at guy’s shala. definitely worth checking out. miss you!

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Christina February 7, 2011 at 12:13 am

ok cool! I’ll for sure put that on my list of ones to try. Miss you too!

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Adam February 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm

C….
where I practiced/visited in the last 10 months:
Eddie’s place is now like a Hindu Temple, a must visit.
Pure with John is lovely, tho he away, locker rooms have steam rooms, ahhhh.
Shala House near Union Sqaure is fine, less crowded.
Best for last… Upper West Side Ashtanga, Zoe Slatoff, small place, a lot of attention, just plain sweet.

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Adam February 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

C….
where I practiced/visited in the last 10 months:
Eddie’s place is now like a Hindu Temple, a must visit.
Pure with John is lovely, tho he away, locker rooms have steam rooms, ahhhh.
Shala House near Union Sqaure is fine, less crowded.
Best for last… Upper West Side Ashtanga, Zoe Slatoff, small place, a lot of attention, just plain sweet.

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Christina February 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm

ahh steam rooms?! I’m going there 🙂 I’m gonna try to try all those places… thanks adam!

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