New classes at Brooklyn Yoga Project

October 30, 2019

Monday 4-5pm Vinyasa (Open Level)
Sunday 7-8pm Restorative

Brooklyn Yoga Project


New classes at YogaWorks Broadway & Grand

September 26, 2019

Tue/Thu 7:30-8:30am Vinyasa 2
Wed 9-10am Vinyasa 2-3

YogaWorks Broadway & Grand


YogaWorks teachers unionizing

September 26, 2019

Yoga, pilates, and mindful fitness teachers at YogaWorks are currently attempting to unionize their workplace for a more sustainable profession, transparent communication, benefits, and having a voice within the industry.

If you’d like to support us, please follow our social media accounts @unionize_yoga on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We have posted links to articles in the NY Times, The Cut, as well as blog posts and podcasts. We also provide downloadable graphics in our Instagram linktree that you can use for support selfies! THANK YOU!!!

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It has to start today

September 25, 2019

WE CAN NO LONGER SAVE THE WORLD BY PLAYING BY THE RULES

BECAUSE THE RULES HAVE TO BE CHANGED

WE NEED A SYSTEM CHANGE, RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL CHANGE

BUT YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER

AND SO I ASK YOU TO PLEASE WAKE UP AND MAKE THE CHANGES REQUIRED POSSIBLE

TO DO YOUR BEST IS NO LONGER GOOD ENOUGH

WE MUST ALL DO THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE

EVERYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE

AND IT HAS TO START TODAY

—-GRETA THUNBERG


Love Your Mother

September 21, 2019

Yesterday I spent a few hours among thousands of kids at the global climate strike, immersed in an ocean of voices, some of which were indigenous, Puerto Rican, and queer. Next to me stood a young non-binary person with an earth drawn on their hand. That to me was the most touching detail of the day.

Since the last presidential election I have found myself in a persistent depressed state about the human condition and our inability to collaborate or make things better on planet earth. And no amount of physical yoga practice or breathing or meditating has helped. The only soothing activity for me has been taking walks in the park and feeling the presence of trees.

For the last seven months I have been collaborating with my coworkers at YogaWorks NYC to form the first labor union for yoga teachers ever. An initiative that started small has now grown to become a community of over 100 teachers. And since we took our effort to the public two weeks ago, that community has expanded as it sparks conversations all over the country regarding the sustainability of the yoga profession.

Being in the process of organizing has shown me what is possible when people come together in support of each other and a common cause. Greta Thunberg has shown to all of us what is possible in a very short time when you persist, speak truth to power, and act from a we-centered place.

Nowadays I consider taking action based on ethics my main yoga practice. And deep down I feel that yogic ethics have always been the central limb of the practice. Why? If yoga is the direct perception of our interconnectedness, then caring for each other, the air-water-soil-plant-animal-human planetary organism, is the logical consequence.

The solutions could be profoundly simple: large scale ecosystem restoration through permaculture design principles, no more subsidies for industries that damage the earth, and a shift from the egocentric mindset that is causing so much divide and disconnect towards eco-centric action.


Highly recommended book

August 31, 2019

“Utopia For Realists” by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman on basic universal income and more.


Wendell Berry

May 28, 2019