“Asali Yoga is a warm, earthy yoga studio for everyone
in the heart of Harlem NYC.”
243 west 135th street, Garden Floor New York, NY 10030 | 646-535-3307
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means "to join" or "to yoke". Union.
We all can learn and benefit from yoga regardless of our age, gender or flexibility level. Asali Yoga, located in the Strivers Row area of Central Harlem, offers the balance of challenge, rejuvenation and relaxation.
Asali Yoga mainly offers alignment based flow classes. These Asali Flow classes focus on flowing with the integration of breath and movement from one pose into another which involves creative sequencing as well as the holding of asanas (postures) for several breaths, while integrating proper alignment & structure of these poses. Asali Flow also focuses on pranayama (breathing) techniques to strengthen one's ability to focus, and fine tune one's awareness, intuition and the chakras. Classes are taught by a gifted variety of teachers, are fun and dynamic, sharpen the mind, and accompanied by music.
Asali Yoga also offers various forms of unity (yoga) with a vital connection to the community. These forms include various healing modalities when available, visual art and gardening, nada yoga and of course Hatha Yoga/Asali Flow as mentioned above.
Asali means sweet honey in Swahili, suggesting the sweetness that yoga and wellness can bring to one’s life. The intent of Asali Yoga is to promote goodness, beauty and a high quality of life all over the globe, beginning with the offering of yoga classes, art modalities, and a variety of life affirming workshops in the Harlem community. This will encourage flexibility and strength of the body, but also of the mind and soul, the love of one’s self and others, self awareness, and integration of body, mind and spirit.
Asali Yoga is located on a lovely tree lined street at 243 west 135th street, Garden Floor, between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell. It is one block away from the St. Nicholas Park meadow. It is one block east of the 135th stop for both the B/C subway and 2 avenues west of the 2/3 subway lines. The Bx33 bus also runs from the Bronx and stops right on the corner of the studio. It is close to City College, Harlem Hospital, and the Schomburg Center.
The class schedule which is regularly updated on our website is continuously growing. We have the presence of delightful, knowledgeable teachers. Asali offers single class walkin option, 10 and 20 class passes which both expire in 6 months, as well as monthly and yearly, unlimited cards. There is also a “New Student Special” of 3 classes for $30, for students visiting Asali for the first time.
We welcome you, and look forward to having you at Asali Yoga.
A Little More About Yoga
Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of Yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment. This is a simple definition.
The practice of Hatha Yoga (one of 8 limbs) makes the body strong and flexible, it also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. All 8 limbs of Yoga bring about emotional stability and clarity of mind. In the practice of Yoga the ultimate aim is one of self-development and self-realization.