Community! We come together to breathe, focus and 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 also associated with virtues, cultivated by steady, earnest practice, such as “steadfast”, “gentle” and “learned”.
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 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 is designed for those with an established practice. Our classes are offered In Studio, Livestreaming, Outdoors in warmer months and On Demand .
Yoga Philosophy Courses
Three courses every year on classic yoga texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita. Offered either Livestreaming or In Studio. Sign up today!
Teacher Trainings are offered twice a year, In Studio, Online or a hybrid model. 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. Yoga apparel, accessories, gifts and much more. Find the perfect yoga gift for all the yogis in your life. Take a look and Enjoy!