We are Community! Together, we breathe, focus, calm the mind, build strength, cultivate peace, lighten the spirit and laugh a lot together too! The name of our yoga center, “Dhira”, is a name given to Hanuman in India’s ancient epic poem, the Ramayana. The playful Hanuman, or “Dhira”, can be seen in various corners and on the walls of our studio, on our logo, on apparel in our shop and also in our practices (“Hanumanasana” is split pose). “Dhira” is associated with the virtues of being courageous, gentle and learned. These are some of the virtues cultivated by steady, earnest yoga practices.
Dhira Yoga Center 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 all the limbs of 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 either in Studio (and some Outdoors in warmer months), Livestreaming or On Demand.
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
All your yoga needs can be found in the Dhira Yoga Shop. Check out our stunning, original designed yoga mats by Sofie, and creative beautiful tees, tanks, leggings, hoodies and even onesies for brand new yogis! 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! Use Promo Code: “Welcome 10” at checkout