our classes

in-person

This class happens in real life and real time. You attend the Now Yoga studio at Astor Place. Please be aware that for many in-person classes there will be an identical class labeled “Streaming” (explained below) occurring at the same time, and be sure that you are registering for the correct class.
 

streaming

This is live, one-way streaming of an in-person class happening at the studio. You log into Zoom with a link as you normally would for an online class and receive live video and/or audio.
 

zoom

This is a live, interactive online class taking place over Zoom—the same as you’ve experienced over the last year. The teacher is leading students online/ on screen only, so you may expect dialogue with and feedback from your teacher.

open level vinyasa

come as you are. A open-level and well-rounded practice that’s appropriate for those with experience in group classes. The word vinyasa means “to place in a special way.” Expect to receive verbal cueing that encourages attention, clarity of movement, and awareness of breath.

basics

a place to begin or begin again. In this entry-level class, we will break down key poses, practice standard breathing exercises, establish foundational alignment, and begin linking breath to movement. Appropriate for anyone who wants to concentrate on the fundamentals. No prior experience expected.

restorative

do less. Deep, potent relaxation is fostered in this restorative yoga class by utilizing props (blankets, blocks, bolsters, belts, etc) in full support of the body and its release of effort. Positions are held for several minutes at a time and include guided awareness of the breath.

vinyasa + restorative

arise, abide, dissolve. This open-level class will warm you up, get you moving, and then set you up for deep relaxation. Expect a complete asana practice that’s two parts active, one part passive. Yoga experience encourage.

stretch & restore

simply sukha. One-part active stretching, one-part pure, restorative yoga postures, this class is designed to cultivate length and suppleness, to balance effort with ease, and to create space for stillness.

yin

get low. Yin yoga is a quieter, more inward practice that utilizes long-held, floor-based postures which benefit your deeper “yin” connective tissues, such as the fascia, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility through myofascial release, and releasing tension in the neck & shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and revitalizing our energies.

yin + restorative

yum. A nourishing practice combining the stretch factor of yin and the healing properties of restorative. Expect to practice steady, floor-based postures along with some supportive props, and leave feeling spacious, more flexible, and energetically balanced. All levels are welcome.

meditation

back to the breath. The practice of Shamatha involves taking a comfortable seat and watching the breath. In this class we’ll review the basic technique and then apply it to an extended sit. Time before and after will be devoted to discussion around resistance and obstacles to establishing a regular practice, and the challenges—physical, mental, emotional—as well as any insights, revelations, or discoveries that may arise while sitting.

prenatal

breathing for two. This specialized practice will help you feel stronger and more comfortable in your ever-changing body, preparing you mentally and physically for the work of childbirth and parenting, and creating a welcoming and safe space for you and your community of mamas-to-be. Expect to move fluidly within a safe and adaptable sequence including breath work and restorative poses. learn more.

pilates (mat / open level)

access your mula bandha. Pilates mat offers a full-bodied workout blending the best of both classical and contemporary pilates mat exercises with modifications and progressions to meet all levels. Strengthen your core and posture as cross training for yoga and everyday life.

yoga4cancer

whole again. For cancer patients and survivors. Further your recovery and feel restored in this community class led by a certified y4c teacher trained to address your specific needs. Build strength and flexibility safely; stimulate your immune system; build bone density; detox the body and manage side effects of treatments; improve sleep and reduce anxiety; feel empowered and more in control of your overall wellbeing; meet other survivors in a warm and supportive environment.

yoga for seniors

re-awaken the body. This open-level practice is designed to meet the needs of older adults looking to gain strength, flexibility, and balance by working with breath and movement. Attention to alignment and modifications to postures are applied with the purpose of protecting bone, muscle, and joint health—particularly important for those who have experienced hip or knee replacement, arthritis, bone loss, and injury.

community class

come together. An open-level practice that’s appropriate for those with experience in group classes. This is a community building class led by a certified teacher new to the Now Yoga schedule and/or who wishes to donate their class to a cause. This class is offered by donation. Proceeds from Sundays 4:30pm with Katie Worrall are donated to the Now Yoga Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund, which you can learn more about here.