Class Descriptions

Hatha Yoga/Hathavidya

In a Hatha Yoga Class, teachers combine asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and other subtle practices with a focus on alignment of both the physical and the energetic body. Beginners are welcome in all our Hatha classes.

Amy’s Hatha Flow classes are an invitation to explore the depths of your own body, mind, and heart. Classes are a skillful blend of healthy alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and practical wisdom to open you to greater levels of strength and healing. “My Hatha Flow classes are open level. I welcome students from all yogic traditions, and any level of experience, to come as they are and lead with their hearts!”
This practice includes ancient breathing, asana, mantras, relaxation and meditation techniques that are practiced to remove negative states of mind, promoting positive thinking, leading to higher states of physical and mental health.

These specific practices are based on gaining true power founded in Self-knowledge and are initiated by sitting with the teacher and with continued self-practice to present a complete holistic system that creates stability in body, mind and spirit.

The emphasis of Hathavidya practice is for the student to develop their own way – a perfect path of yoga.

Based in traditional hatha yoga teachings, this class is taught in a flow style on a weekly theme incorporating the use of asana, pranayama and mantra. A challenging class, but not fast moving, giving each student a chance to breathe into each pose and discover what’s there. Strong focus on alignment and connection to the breath.

This lunch time donation class is welcome to students of all levels. We move slowly with a strong focus on the breath and alignment, moving into poses based on the levels of students in the room.

“Bilingual Hatha Flow with Judi” is a beginner to open level class taught in both English and Spanish.  Judi’s classes focus on breath and alignment and exploring the lines of energy in the body, creating more openness and space and allowing for a harmonious union of the body, mind and heart.  ALL STUDENTS WELCOME especially Spanish speaking students who have been curious about yoga and students who are looking to expand their fluency in both languages while continuing to build and grow their yoga practice.

“Bilingüe Hatha Flow con Judi” es una clase abierta y para principiantes de la yoga ensenada en los dos idiomas: Inglés y Español.  Las clases de Judi se concentran en la respiración, la alineación del cuerpo, y la exploración de las líneas de energía en el cuerpo, creando mas espacio y permitiéndonos lograr harmonía y unión del cuerpo con la mente y el corazón.  TODOS NIVELES Y ESTUDIANTES SON BIENVENIDOS, especialmente los que hablan Español y tienen curiosidad sobre la práctica de la yoga, y también aquellos que buscan ampliar su conocimiento de los dos idiomas mientras continúan creciendo su práctica de yoga propia.

This class is taught with a focus on alignment and breath, with the foundation in a traditional Hatha practice combined with with a mindful flow. Each class has a spiritual or emotional theme to help deepen the connection between body, mind and spirit. And to inspire bringing the practice off the mat and in to our daily lives.

Carolina’s classes are Open level where both beginners and seasoned students are welcome! Modifications will always be offered.

An integrated experience of Intelligently sequenced asana with dynamic breathing, meditation, and sound, to energize, align, and heal the total self. All levels welcome.


Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is HATHA Yoga in the method of Yoga Master, B.K.S. Iyengar. This method focuses on precise alignment and the skillful use of props (belts, blocks, blankets, chairs) to help students experience each asana in a deeper and supported way. This step-by-step, systematized method allows the classical asana (and thus it’s benefits) to become accessible to ALL regardless of flexibility, fitness level, age, or body type. Working from the outside in, the mind can become quiet and the student can experience what B.K.S. Iyengar describes as “Meditation in Action.”
As per Iyengar tradition, classes follow a monthly cycle — you can expect to see more vigorous Iyengar classes in the beginning and restorative classes towards the of every month. This is a great class if you are a beginner or if you are a seasoned practitioner ready to delve deeper into alignment.

Nancy has a love and enthusiasm for the practice of Yoga and the Iyengar method. She welcomes all levels to this class for all can benefit! You can expect to explore Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Philosophy along with a Sequence of Yoga Asanas. Students learn how one pose leads to the next; sequential learning with emphasis on precise alignment, the Iyengar way.


Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa, meaning ‘flow’, merges movement with breath. Teachers guide students through sequences of postures lead by the rhythm of their own breath. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes chanting, or is alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher. Classes will vary in their range of difficulty and teachers will offer variations for students in different levels. Beginners are welcome only in our open level vinyasa classes.

Enjoy an energizing mixed level yoga class with Anthony, guided by breath in a creative blend of Hatha and Vinyasa poses. We’ll focus on developing flexibility, strength and balance as we move into a dynamic flow that will lengthen and tone your entire body and leave you feeling centered and
Shawna encourages creative, playful exploration to find your body’s fullest expression in each pose and your heart’s fullest offering of Light in every movement. She brings a sense of welcome to the table; excitement and enthusiasm for your transformation; and a sense of connection towards authentic living and remembrance of Spirit. Drawing upon Hatha, Vinyasa, and Prana Yoga styles, Shawna invites openness to ask questions and openness to create dialogue around deeper awareness. She speaks to the structure of each pose and transition with focus on the balance between anatomical alignment and the beauty of the body’s innate wisdom! At times, Shawna will incorporate mudra, mantra, pranayama, philosophy, and will always offer a sacred space in which to explore all things revealed and created in the practice. Whether you are new to Yoga‚ a returning practitioner‚ or seasoned yogi‚ there will always be something for you in Shawna’s classes.

Vinyasa Yoga with Tom is an opportunity to explore your edge with regard to your own breath, asana alignment, mindfulness and mantra meditation.

Requests are always encouraged, so that classes are often tailored to the individual needs of the students in the room. Regardless, the breath is primary and leads and concludes each movement. The breath envelops and carries the movement, and is your metronome, no matter what the body is doing or not doing.

Because you are always staying within your own practice, there will be options available for different poses. Taking breaks and child’s pose are encouraged if appropriate. At this point the student goes from “breathing the breath” to “observing the breath” with a mantra, staying connected all along. In a way, this class can be seen as a “stealth meditation class”, with a strong physical practice, working from the inside out, at your own pace.

Coming soon!
Michelle offers a vinyasa flow style class that explores moving with the breath through lighthearted and playful sequences. Though geared more towards an advanced beginner or intermediate practitioner, modifications will be offered to encourage everyone to explore their own unique practice. A weekly theme is suggested in order to focus the class as we move towards a peak pose. Michelle intends to create a judgment free space in order for others to celebrate their true authentic selves, with the glorious understanding that yoga is for every body.


Restorative Yoga

Rejuvenating and supported poses that restore the nervous system and dismantle chronic tension. This class is a perfect way to end your week and get your body and mind ready for a lovely weekend. It’s like pressing a reset button so we recommend this class to everyone.

A deep sigh, a warm hug, and a gentle touch filled with loving care. This is Gentle Restorative Yoga with Shawna. Whatever you might need, we can address; from toes to nose, and hamstrings to heart strings. This practice can help you not only de-stress, it can help you rehabilitate injuries, gain flexibility, and even support strength. All who enter are welcomed.


Prenatal Yoga

A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. This class will help your body adjust to those changes as well as prepare for labor by maintaining flexibility in the muscles and building strength to ensure an easier labor and post-partum recovery.

Marcela’s class offers a forum and support network for women to openly discuss and address the mental and physical changes happening in the body during pregnancy. An asana practice focused on shoulder and hip openers as well as muscle strengthening varies based on the needs and feedback of students in the beginning of each class. We incorporate childbirth education techniques with a focus on breath work (pranayama), and how to use breath in relaxation techniques to guide each woman in preparation for labor and childbirth.


Bread and Yoga
5000 Broadway, Suite A
(Entrance on 212th St.)
New York, NY 10034