STUDENTSTORIES

Stories From The Inside...


On the Teacher Training: “A Brave & Intelligent Program”

The teacher training program at Yogamaya is an incredibly rich and deep offering to its participants.  The breadth and scope of its curriculum never ceased to amaze me, and every teacher on the roster inspired me.  My life has since changed course.  It has shifted into a place that feels so right, and I am boundlessly grateful to Stacey & Bryn for their creation of such a brave and intelligent program.

Angelica Silva, 200hr Illuminated Journey Teacher Training Graduate


There is a pervasive sense of “lightness” at Yogamaya…

It is hard to know where to start in describing the many wonderful things I love about Yogamaya.  There is a pervasive sense of “lightness” at Yogamaya.  It is very much a relaxed, comfortable and fun environment where, despite the high level of instruction, smiles and laughter always seem to prevail. On a personal note, I started going to Yogamaya when I was in the midst of a divorce, having left a marriage after 24 years.  Yogamaya became a second home for me:  a place where I could workout, get great instruction, connect with fellow students and the wonderful and caring team of teachers and instructors and also enjoy a fun and joyful evening of Kirtan, an interesting and instructive workshop or a great talk on philosophy and devotion.  My experience there has transformed me physically, psychologically and emotionally; and I feel the healthiest and happiest that I’ve ever been.

Eric R. FInkleman, Yogamaya Student


An Uplifting Community of People Seeking to Learn…

I’m so grateful for Yogamaya, it quite honestly helps me stay sane in an ever changing world. Yogamaya has taught me to practice with a new awareness.  The teacher’s instruction allows me to reach a level of focus that turns my practice into a moving meditation. I know that my teachers care about me and want to get to know me and my practice. Something I love about Yogamaya is that each class and teacher is so unique. To me it’s more than just a yoga studio, it’s an uplifting community of people seeking to learn, work hard and grow. I always leave Yogamaya with a sense of clarity, gratitude and serenity. I wish I could go everyday because a visit to Yogamaya always makes my day better!

Whitney Whitaker, Yogamaya student


The 1st Yoga Studio My Boyfriend Loves Too!

I adore Yogamaya! It is the perfect blend of incredible asana classes, spiritual teachings, awesome instructors — and the most gorgeous studio. Yogamaya’s vibe is so super welcoming, its the 1st yoga studio that my boyfriend loves too! I look forward to Yogamaya’s classes and endless calendar of events because there’s an infectiously peaceful feeling that stays with me when I leave. I’m so grateful I found my yoga home in New York City!

Stacey’s classes rock! She is hilarious, weaves incredible teachings into her asana classes and explains alignment better than anyone. She is gifted and humble — and the 1st teacher to remember my name after one class!

I love Bryn’s classes! Her infectiously warm personality and playful asana teachings make her class memorable. Her knowledge and love of Kirtan is absolutely contagious. I’m so grateful to have Bryn and Yogamaya in my life!

~ Alanna Thompson, Yogamaya Student


Inspiring Place to Practice the Art of Living…

As a long time student of Bryn and Stacey’s, I eagerly awaited the opening of their new studio. To me, Yogamaya is more than a beautiful space to practice asana, but rather an inspiring place to practice the art of living. Whether I’m focusing on my alignment, synchronizing my breath with a pose, or listening to the teacher chant at the start of class; I always leave feeling rejuvenated and challenged. The challenge isn’t necessarily competitive, but rather to look inward and strive to learn, grow, receive and ultimately to give – hence, to practice the art of living.

~ Denise Gilson, Yogamaya Student & mother of 2 other Yogamaya Students!