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The Concept
‘Your Yoga Studio’ 
“Living Yoga began with the idea of creating a multi-room yoga center in the heart of Queens inspired by some great studios from NYC and around the world. In our search, we found a nearly 100 year old space at 78th Ave. and Queens Boulevard surrounded by brick, plaster, and old timbers. Wall by wall we designed and carefully retained these elements while adding bamboo floors, non-volatile paints, and energy efficient water heating systems.
The result is a high end studio which provides the flexibility to new and experienced practitioners. One of our rooms is heated for Hot Yoga while our other room is dedicated to Vinyasa Yoga. You are certain to find a warm, supportive, non-competitive environment in which to connect to yourself and your community, a haven to discover and continue to further your practice.”
ReiFarid
Studio Director

 

Reshift your breath…
So you think you know how to breathe. . .before embarking upon a yoga practice, we all do. . .but stop to observe your breath, do you tend to hold it for no reason. . . Step inside and learn to breathe with us. At Living Yoga, the asanas (postures) are never the destination or the goal. Don’t get us wrong,  we will challenge you and deepen your asana practice but our focus is on the breath. By placing awareness on the breath and beginning to link the breath with the movement of the body, you will deepen you practice, thereby making every moment a meditation.

 

Reshape your body…
Always hunched over things. . .keyboards, steering wheels, plates. . . From your very first practice session, whether it is Hot Yoga or Vinyasa, you will notice a difference! Both practices are focused on alignment, building strength and deepening flexibility . . .especially that of your spine. And just in case you were looking to drop a couple of pounds, tone your legs and arms, achieve long lean lines. . .this is the place for you!

 

Renew your spirit…
We are constantly reliving the past and projecting our past experiences onto our future, begin to let go of your fears and embrace each moment. Living in each breath, will allow you to experience each moment anew, with a new perspective and optimism. Learning to breathe will allow you develop a healthy mind; the asana practice will help you develop a healthy body providing you with transformed energy and vitality, the combination will allow you to renew your spirit!


Yogi Etiquette

Please be considerate and observe the following:

Ahimsa
A Sanskrit word meaning non-violence. Do no harm in thought, word, or deed. Treat everyone including managers, teachers, and other students with kindness, compassion, and respect. Practice yoga without harming your body, don’t force any movements, and be gentle with yourself.

Satya
A Sanskrit word meaning truthfulness. Be honest in all of you communications.

Please remove shoes at the top of the stairs before entering the studio.

Cell phones/valuables
Please do not use cell phones in the yoga studio. We ask that you leave your cell phone in the car or in your bag and make sure that it is turned off. We suggest that you do not bring any valuables into the yoga studio as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Please sign in before each class.

To make proper use of the space, please leave belongings in the dressing room or the closet at the top of the stairs

Make the practice easier on yourself, please practice on an empty stomach, but drink plenty of water through your day.

Honor silence in the yoga studio before each class, we recommend that you use the time to breath, mediate and stretch.

Be considerate with your space, please readjust you mat to accommodate other students in search for a space.

If you need to leave class early, please advise your teacher before the class begins.

Please do not leave class during Savasana (corpse pose), until the teacher says “Namaste.”

If you sweat…and we all do, please clean up any puddles around your mat with a towel.

Refund & Exchange Policy
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates may ONLY be used towards yoga packages, memberships or workshops – they have no cash value.

Membership & Class Packages
o All memberships and class packages have an expiration date and are non-refundable, or extendable or transferable from one student to another. Unlimited Class Packages may not be shared. Numbered Class Packages may be shared by Immediate Family Living in same household only.
o Memberships and class packages can only be used for regular scheduled yoga classes excluding special workshops and series.

Workshop & Series Policy
o Pre-payment is required in full at the time of registration in order to reserve your space
o Registration can be completed over the phone or on-line, only if payment is made with a credit card
o Cancellations
o 7 or more days prior to workshop or 1st day of series = Full Refund (minus $5 fee if paid with credit card)
o 3 to 6 days prior to workshop or 1st day of series = Studio Credit
o Within 2 days (48 hours) prior to workshop or 1st day of series = No refunds or Studio credit
o If Living Yoga cancels a workshop or series, a full refund will be issued.

Drop-In Classes
o Pre-payment is required at the time of booking a session(s), if made over the phone or online payment must be made with a credit card Cancellations prior to a scheduled session will receive full credit towards another yoga classes or workshops. Our system will not process refunds and ALL PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
o Class or Event Cancellation/Date Change Policy/ Studio Closure Living Yoga reserves the right to cancel or change the date of any class, workshop, or retreat. We will do our best to notify participants in a timely manner if this occurs. Only on very rare occasions do we have to close the studio due to inclement weather or a national holiday. In the event of inclement/ dangerous commuting conditions, please visit our website as we promptly update the online class schedule when there are class changes or class cancellations.