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A Place to Call Your “OM” : Yoga in Union Square, New York

[Posted by Freebean]

A Place to Call Your “Om”
Yoga neighborhood treasures:

Union Square, New York City

Yoga is said to mean union, usually referring to the mind-body connection, but in our case it will mean a united location! Union Square is easily accessed by public transportation, offers a plethora of yoga programs, features an abundance of post-yoga healthy eats and treats, and is a great spot to start our yoga treasure hunts for deals, whether you are new to yoga or just looking for a new place to lay your mat!union-square-yoga1

Subway:
union square/14th st: 4,5,6,L, N,Q, R, W
when in doubt: hopstop it – for door-to-door directions

get your yoga on – a shoestring budget:

  • Lululemon (Union Square)
    15 union square west (bet. 14th & 15th st)
    deal: FREE classes
    saturday mornings at 9am – just bring yourself; they supply the mats
  • Ishta Yoga
    56 e 11th st (bet. broadway & university)
    deal: $40 for 1 month or free class
    free classes & spa treatments on feb. 28th &/or $40 for 1 month unlimited (new students only)

  • Jivamukti Yoga School
    841 broadway, 2nd fl (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    deal: $10 class
    $10 for their new ‘busy people’ 45 minute class

  • East West Yoga
    78 5th ave, 2nd fl (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    deal: $25 for 1 week
    $25 for 1 week unlimited (new students only)

  • The Shala
    815 broadway, 2nd fl (bet. 11th & 12 st)
    deal: $10 class
    $30 for 3 classes (new students only; valid for 1 month)

Post-Yoga Treats:

  • East West Cafe (veggie)
    78 5th ave (upstairs in the bookstore) (bet. 13th & 14th st)
    sip & nibble: hand-made chai & a ‘bad bad bad’ bakery item (homemade cookes, bars & cakes)

  • Whole Foods
    4 union square (bet. broadway & university)
    sip & nibble: coconut juice & a homemade granola bar (in the bakery section)

  • Le Pain Quotidien
    801 broadway (@ 11th st)
    sip & nibble: mint lemonade or iced green tea & a spicy hummus to-go baguette sandwich

let us know your neighborhood and it might just be our next yoga treasure hunt!

NYC Valentine’s Heads-up: Gooey yoga stuff for couples

posted by ebean

Share wine, chocolate, & yoga at Om Factory

aka where to take your date and pre-book now!

[Updated 2/8]

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

  • Exhale (Central Park South)
    Cupid Yoga: Partner Yoga, Thai Massage and Reflexology with Anna Carbonell & Kirtan
    Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
    Price: $35/person or $60/couple.  Early Bird price $30/person or $50/couple (if registered by Feb. 9th).
  • Yoga Works (Eastside)
    The Spiritual Path to Partnership with Charles and Lisa Matkin
    Time:  7:30 – 9:30pm
    Price:  $45 per couple in advance, $55 per couple at the door

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

  • Om Factory NYC
    Valentines Day Couples Workshop: Thai Massage & Partner Yoga with Kathryn Ulrich & Deven Sisler
    Time: 7 – 10pm
    Price: $75/couple, Wine and Chocolate included.
  • Laughing Lotus
    Couples Massage Workshop with Nancy
    Time: 8 – 10pm
    Price: $65 per duo.
  • Greenhouse Holistic
    Partner Yoga with Ariel Karass and Amanda Zapanta
    Time:  6pm – 7:30pm
    Price:  $45 pre-registered/couple (members), $50 (non members).
  • Om Yoga
    Restorative Yoga for Couples with Brian Liem & Adam Gwosdof
    Time:  3 – 5pm
    Price:  $50 per couple
  • Levitate Yoga
    An Evening of Thai Yoga Massage with Paula Tursi
    Time:  7 – 9pm
    Price:  $30/person (pre-reg. by 2/7), $40/person after
  • Jivamukti Yoga
    Celebrations of the Sacred Self:  A Night in Divine Love with Luis Davila, Jeanine T. Abraham, Ayinde Howell, Jofia Ross, and AleXandra Phipps
    Time: 7pm
    Price:  $45 early registration, $50 at the door, students w/ valid ID $25
  • The Shala
    Pure Jai
    Valentine’s Benefit Performance
    Time:  6:30pm
    Price:  By donation
  • Ishta Yoga
    Valentine’s Heart Opening Workshop with Melissa Brasier
    Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
    Price:  $40 in advance; $50 at the door
  • Integral Yoga Institute
    Couples Massage with Iris Savernik, M.D.
    Time:  3:30pm – 5:30pm
    Price:  $60 per couple

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th

  • Prenatal Yoga Center
    1+1+ 3: Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop with Gayla Marie Stiles and Aaron Stiles, LMT
    Time: 5:30 – 7:45pm
    Price:  $100 per couple

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