Class Descriptions

Free Introductory Class
For first-time students and those new to Integral, this class includes the demonstration of poses, the opportunity to ask questions, and individual attention.

The Integral Yoga Class
Level I (beginners), Level I/II (experienced beginners), Level II (intermediate), Level II/III, and Advanced (seasoned practitioners). All aspects of a complete practice: chanting, centering, a sequence of poses to revitalize the physical body, deep relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation. For more than half a century, it has been the key to an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life.

The One-Hour Class
Level I, Level I/II, and Level II. A shorter class with all the Integral elements.

Prenatal Yoga
For women who have entered the second trimester, movements to strengthen the muscles and organs and help prepare for birth. Visualization and relaxation practices with the baby, too.

Postnatal Yoga (Babies Welcome)
A class for new mothers to relax, restore and replenish your body. Babies of six weeks to one year are welcome.

Integral Yoga for Kids
Classes for kids from toddlers through 11-year-olds are fun, filled with singing and chanting, poses appropriate to each age group, anatomy lessons, and more to increase focus and self-esteem. Toddlers attend with their adults.

Gentle Yoga
Students with special conditions and/or limitations practice this variation of the Integral class, which moves more slowly and includes adaptations for each participant.

Chair Yoga
The full Integral Yoga experience—in a chair!

Restorative Yoga
Using props to support the body, a nurturing practice for students with special health needs, for those in caretaking positions, and for anyone seeking a calming and renewing experience.

Pilates Yoga Fusion
An open level class that seamlessly blends dynamic Yoga poses and mat Pilates for an integrated experience. Receive all the benefits of core conditioning within a moving meditation.

Qigong and Yoga Nidra
Clinical research has demonstrated that the practice of Qigong, which focuses on the movement of energy (Qi), can improve concentration, skeletal health, breathing, heart function, fall prevention, and the management of fibromyalgia. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is the “strongest evidence for benefits for bones, balance and cardiopulmonary fitness.” The class is suitable for all levels and ages, including teens. Each class begins and ends with a short seated practice, while the main form is practiced standing. Questions? E-mail Nadiya at

Yin Yoga
A quiet floor practice of steady, long-held poses to benefit your connective tissues, such as the fascia, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones.

Candlelight Yin Yoga
What a peaceful way to end your day. The Yin practice, one of steady, long-held poses, will be lit entirely by candlelight helping to manage emotions, and balance and regulate the nervous system.

Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain
Specially certified instructors adapt Yoga to the challenges of living with arthritis, related conditions, and pain.

Deep Relaxation
A 45-minute experience in bliss with stretching, a long period of silent relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation.

Community Class
$5 for everyone—an offering.

Open Meditation
Students experienced in meditating may join us for open meditation. Students unfamiliar with our meditation practice may wish to attend one of our Meditation I workshops before joining an open meditation. Meditations include chanting, kapalabhati, nadi suddhi, 15 to 20 minutes of silence, and closing chants. We ask that you be on time and remain until the end. Download Welcome to Meditation (pdf format, 353kb)

Integral Yoga®

Integral Yoga is a complete system for personal transformation—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The Integral Yoga class works with inner awareness and the breath, fostering an individual experience. That takes each student to his or her own limits, yielding maximum benefit and preventing injury; thus, Integral Yoga can be practiced by anyone of any age or condition. Core poses tone every organ of the body, while optional poses challenge and strengthen. A unique sequence of poses, followed by deep relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation, leads to the encountering of one’s own, true self.

Proved effective through thousands of years, Hatha Yoga is one of the most beneficial practices one can pursue for the general wellness and balance of the body and mind.

Benefits include:

  • increased vitality, flexibility, and self-confidence
  • improved circulation and digestion
  • a strengthened nervous system
  • a glowing complexion and clear, bright eyes
  • a concentrated, meditative attitude, bringing clarity to the mind
  • a loose, relaxed, energized body
  • optimum strength and health

All Classes FREE for Veterans

yoga-for-vets-logoIntegral Yoga Institute, in celebration of our ten year partnership with Yoga for Vets NYC, will admit all veterans and service members free of charge to any of its more than 100 weekly yoga classes from now until the end of 2018. During this time, there will not be an exclusive class for veterans. Please bring proof of service to show to reception.


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