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Yoga acts as a mirror.  Each breath, each movement, reflects to us who we are and how we are moment to moment.  We look into the mirror of yoga and see the places that need support and the places that need to open.  The postures teach us about ourselves, markers on the map of the soul.  They bless us with immediate feedback.  As we move deeper into the physical and mystical teachings, we become intrepid explorers mining the terrain of body, mind, and soul.

- JR

Integral Level I®

For students interested in the traditional Yoga class.  A comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, relaxation between asanas, and guided instruction throughout.  This is a comprehensive practice for personal transformation - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  Each class incorporates postures, deep relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation that result in a profound experience of peace and well - being.   First - time students are welcome.

Integral Level II®

For students who are experienced with the Integral Yoga class format and are ready to move at a faster pace.  New challenging poses are introduced such as mayurasana (peacock) and shirshasana (headstand).  This class has less instruction and less relaxation between asanas; asanas are held longer for an experience at a deeper level.

Kids Yoga

Children of all ages are welcome.  We encourage children to experiment with their body and breath, mind and spirit.  Our Yoga classes are discovery classes in which children move from gross body awareness to subtle spiritual experience.   They learn simple anatomy and age appropriate breath work which translates into body awareness and mindfulness.

The classes are playful and children are encouraged to sing, to play games, to challenge themselves in Yoga poses.  They learn to stretch their bodies in creative ways developing flexibility, strength and coordination.  They learn to stretch their minds in creative ways through storytelling, music and art.  Partner poses and group games encourage children to connect with one another in profound ways.

Children are taught techniques to assist them with focus and relaxation promoting mental clarity, positive thinking and confidence.

 Yoga is Self-love.  Connect with Masha @manasayoganyc #manasayoganyc: fb, ig, youtube.

Yoga is Self-love. Connect with Masha @manasayoganyc #manasayoganyc: fb, ig, youtube.

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“The goal of the Integral Yogi is to have an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life.”

— SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA

The basic Yoga Hatha class is designed for a broad spectrum of students and is considered to be a good introduction to a wider field of Yogic philosophy and practices. 

A balanced Yoga practice integrates various branches of Yoga to develop physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspect of an individual.

Karma Yoga is the Yoga of eradicating the ego and its symptoms through selfless service to our fellow beings.  

Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of devotion and unconditional love towards the absolute truth.

Raja Yoga is the Yoga of mind control through sets of ethical practices and regular practice of concentration and meditation. 

Jnana Yoga is the Yoga of intellectual approach or the path of wisdom, introspection, and contemplation.  

Jappa Yoga is the Yoga of Mantram repetition or repeating a sacred word (sound structure). 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM ADULTS

This is the best yoga class I’ve ever taken. Masha is an expert in her craft and acclimates the practice based on individual needs. Her energy makes each class powerful, rewarding, and leaves you feeling revived and purified. Every time I leave I look forward to the next time I get to practice with Masha (Floriana Sheykina).

Masha, Thanks a lot for excellent yoga class.  Маша, вдохновила меня на регулярные занятия йогой. Уроки йоги в manasa yoga очень разнообразные и наполнены особой атмосферой. Каждый раз я открываю для себя что-то новое в дыхании, движении, истории йоги. Для меня большую ценность имеет именно общение с учителем и мне очень важно что Маша находит индивидуальный подход к каждому, даёт советы и поддерживает в развитии. Отдельное спасибо за самый уютный зал, в котором я когда-либо занималась (Nelia Marusich).

Love coming to Sunday class every week from 10-1130am! Masha is absolutely amazing and very talented, the studio is clean and beautifully designed and has great energy! I leave feeling rejuvenated every time. Highly recommend! I give it 6 STARS!!! (Mila Tokar).

Had an amazing experience of attending a candle making workshop with kids. An intimate circle for kids any age and parents too. The candle making was great and everyone had fun. Thank you, looking forward to the next workshop (Vicky Golbraykh).

My first Yoga class ever and I loved it!
I would come over again! I feel great and full of energy! The price is right too. Thank you, beautiful Yoga teacher! See you soon (Victoria Krugolets).

Rukmini (Masha) will guide you with her energy, dedication and intention to stay focused in the class. Nice clean space and good classes what are you wating for ? The Universe is calling, go take a class :) (Mark Moshchinsky).

Great yoga classes for kids!
I've been taking my daughter to Manasa Yoga Classes for Kids for over a year, and we both adore it!
Masha is an amazing instructor who teaches kids a variety of yoga tools and techniques that they can take away from yoga class and use throughout their lives.
In a fun and interactive way kids learn to stretch. The yoga poses they learn promote flexibility, strength and coordination. Breathing techniques teach focus, relaxation and self-control.
After having my daughter take Masha's yoga classes, I noticed her to become less prone to respiratory infections, so I thank Masha for helping my daughter become healthy, strong and confident child.
Highly recommended! (Irina Stesin).

I had a chance to teach a yoga class for kids with Manasa. As being new to teaching kids, I've learned a lot from Masha. She's very attentive and intuitive to children. knows how to approach each of them at the class individually and together as a group. Her classes are full of smiles and joy. Kids are happy, teachers are happy, I left the class with a radiant sensation of playfulness, and, of course, love (Marina Grigoryeva).

Kids yoga classes are great! Kids learning how to relax, starting imagination games (I think it is first step to meditation) , unusual exercises, warm atmosphere. ..my son loves classes with Masha! (Liza Slobodyan).

This was a wonderful experience bringing two five year olds for a Sunday yoga class. Girls loved it and didn't want to leave. Thank you for giving our day a positive and relaxed twist (Olia Nikishina).


TESTIMONIALS FROM KIDS

Yoga class is very fun and exciting.  We learn a lot of things like yoga poses, games, and chants.  It is good for your spine and lungs.  Yoga is also very relaxing and calming (Victoria, age 10).

What I like about the class is that you get to express your feelings in a pose.  Also, I like having my friends with me.  Yoga is the best! (Natalie, age 8).

I love music.  I like games.  I like om shanti’s.  And, I love Masha (Alice, age 5).

Yoga is awesome.  The memory game was excellent.  Masha is beautiful (Nathan, age 9).

I love yoga because we get to play a lot of games… We get to stand upside down… We get to do all sorts of fun chants… We also get to do fun partner poses with our friends… I love yoga!!!  Yoga is awesome and fun! (Faye, age 9).

Yoga is very fun.  I love the poses that we do.  The chants make me feel relaxed.  This place is the place where I get to see almost all of my friends in one place (Margaret, age 11). 

I like yoga because I like to learn.  I like yoga because I like doing a headstand.  I like yoga because I like moving my body (Erica, age 7).

 

 

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