Community! We come together to breathe, focus, calm the mind, build strength, cultivate peace and lighten the spirit. Our name, “Dhira”, is a name given to the courageous, devoted Hanuman in India’s ancient epic poem, the Ramayana. “Dhira” is associated also with the virtues of being gentle and learned, cultivated by steady, earnest practice.
Dhira began its journey in upper Manhattan in 2001, in the community of Inwood, as the “Inwood Peace Yoga Center”. Our present incarnation as the Dhira Yoga Center is a home to all looking for a lighthearted, playful, yet disciplined approach to Classical Yoga.
“Intro” classes are designed for beginners, or for those who want to slow the flow of their practice. Our “Dhira Flow” classes are designed for those who want more of a challenge in their asana practice and for those with an established practice. Our classes are offered In Studio, Livestreaming, some are Outdoors in warmer months, and On Demand .
Yoga Philosophy Courses
Three eight week courses are offered annually. Study classic yoga texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras in April and May, the Upanishads in September and October, and the Bhagavad Gita in January and February. Sign up today!
Teacher Trainings are offered twice a year, starting in April and September. More info here.
Dhira has also a one on one Mentorship Program which allows for an opportunity to deepen your practice, your study and/or your teaching skills. The program builds confidence and experience in the classroom with specific one on one attention and guidance. Read more.
The Dhira Yoga Shop
Playfulness is also found in the Dhira Yoga Shop on our tees, tanks, leggings hoodies and onesies! Yoga apparel, yoga accessories, yoga gifts and more. Find the perfect yoga gift for all the yogis in your life. Take a virtual stroll around the shop and Enjoy! 10 percent discount on your first order!