Founded in 2013 by Michael von Stange, Dhira Yoga is a community-based yoga studio in Southwick, Massachusetts. Offering active and dynamic “Dhira Flow” as well as Intro to Yoga classes, the studio houses a calm, welcoming, joyful atmosphere in which students are encouraged to explore and discover their yoga path.
Open 7 days a week, we offer a unique approach to yoga that incorporates peace and joy into the invigorating and challenging Vinyasa-style (flow) practice. With an emphasis on breath awareness, alignment, and spiritual studies, our goal is to leave students with an overall sense of well being, bliss and peace, partnered with establishing a deep connection to the best part of our Selves, the Earth and to each other.
Practices include asanas (postures that foster mental focus, flexibility, strength, balance and overall flourishing), pranayama (controlled breathing exercises) and meditation (focusing the mind’s attention). The body, mind and breath are used to bring us closer and closer to our natural state of peace and happiness.
Dhira Yoga Center, under Michael’s direction, began its journey in New York City, in 2001, with a different name, the “Inwood Peace Yoga Center”. Reincarnated as Dhira Yoga Center in 2013, we are a home to all looking for lighthearted, playful, yet disciplined, approach to the many practices of Classical Yoga.
Dhira Yoga’s unique approach to yoga incorporates peace and joy into a dynamic and active Vinyasa-style practice. Our classes offer a blend of different yoga practices rooted in the Classical Yoga of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga. Our different levels of classes make our approach accessible to all levels of practitioners Through years of practice, and continuous studies for 30 years, Dhira Yoga’s classes are challenging, joyous, and are true to the ancient tradition that is 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 either in Studio (some Outdoors in warmer months), or Livestreaming to your home.
Yoga Philosophy Courses
Three eight week courses are offered annually. Study the 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. Deepen your practice by learning the philosophy of yoga.
Teacher Trainings are offered twice a year, starting in April and again in September. More info here.
Dhira offers 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 teaching with specific one on one attention and guidance. Read more.
The Dhira Yoga Shop
Artist designed yoga mats, fun yoga inspired apparel and lots of unique yoga gifts found in our Dhira Yoga Shop. Take a look in our Dhira Yoga Shop. Beautiful, artist designed yoga mats by the inimitable Sofie, along with unique yoga-inspired tees, tanks, leggings, hoodies and even onesies for brand new yogis! Find a perfect yoga gift for the yogis in your life. Take a stroll around the shop and Enjoy!
20 percent discount on your first order!