The great Indian sage Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras, wrote: “By cultivating attitudes of friendliness towards the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous and disregard towards the wicked, the mind retains its undisturbed calmness”. This for me represents the essence of yoga as a way of life. On a physical level, a consistent practice can awaken in us an awareness of the miracle of our bodies which we so often take for granted. Through breath and movement we can not only create strength and suppleness, but a more alert mind which is open to positive change and transformation.

 

I began practicing yoga to improve my physical well-being. As my flexibility and strength improved, and I delved deeper into yogic philosophy, my awareness of those around me and my place in the world took on a clarity I hadn’t experienced before. This understanding drove me to become a teacher, to share the joy a steady yoga and meditation practice can bring.

I'm certified and registered with the Yoga Alliance and have taught in various studios in and around the New York Area. With the advent of the pandemic many of those studios have closed; I currently teach live-streamed and private classes. I'm also an experienced children's yoga instructor, teaching 3 and 4 year olds at the Riverdale Temple Nursery school. Children's classes are available by request. 

 

Here's my current schedule: (At the moment this class is virtual through Zoom)

SUNDAYS from 9:00-10:00am. This is an open level class with lots of options.

PRICING: The class is $15.00, payable with either Venmo or Zelle.

TO SIGN UP: Contact me either through this website or at anthonypurdy59@gmail.com