Fitness & Health, New YorkPurely for the Public

New Yorkers know a thing or two about exclusivity- in the sense that some things are strictly open only if you’re in the club. Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side is one of those cases…. It’s known as one of the most upscale yoga centers in Asia and I’ve been dying to try ever since they came to New York City – but it’s members-only so I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet.  Luckily for me and the other New York yogis, Pure is opening its doors to the public for a free yoga workshop tomorrow in honor of National Yoga Day.  And of course, because it’s Pure Yoga, that means they will have some of the best in the industry at the event. I for one will be there (hear it’s an amazing place) and will be reporting back afterward.   Details behind the cut…

When: January 24, 2009 from 2 PM – 5 PM

Where: Pure Yoga 203 E. 86th St.

What: Despite being apparently healthy and in the prime of our lives, many of us are complaining of being overwhelmed, exhausted, running on empty and feeling decades older than our years. It has become an epidemic. We are mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted…..SPENT. We get SPENT because our modern lifestyle has removed us from nature’s rhythms and cycles which are imprinted in our genes. It’s like swimming upstream. This afternoon workshop will teach you how to get back in sync with your body rhythms and renew your source of energy. The workshop will encompass a blend of lecture with Frank Lipman, MD and practical asana movement applications from Spent, lead by Frank and Pure’s own Jodi Stuart.

Free: This event is free to the public. There is a suggested donation of $20 to benefit the Urban Zen Foundation

To Register: Please contact Pure Yoga at 212.3601.1888

Frank Lipman MD, is an Integrative Physician in New York City and author of Total Renewal, 7 key steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long Term Health (2003) and SPENT, End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again (2009)

Jodi Stuart is a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher whom has been practicing for over 20 years. In addition to Jivamukti, her creative and eclectic teaching style also draws from her training in Anusara, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. Teaching a wide range of classes from yin/restorative to advanced core vinyasa, Jodi’s class opens the heart and soul in a sweet way engaging yogis through warmth, music, humor and inspirational readings. Jodi also specializes in yoga therapeutics addressing myriad conditions including neck and back pain, sports injuries, disease, stress and depression, and tightness anywhere in the body.


  1. Elisa  |  23 January 2009 at 12:04 PM

    I was just a Pure Yoga for a SELF-hosted opening two weeks ago, and it’s awesome! Lovely place, great decor, fantastic teachers, super-friendly personnel. I almost subscribed right there because I found the best teacher EVER (Paul) – only thing stopping me: I live in Westchester and have no nanny.

    Definitely go!

  2. katee  |  23 January 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Upscale yoga? Private yoga? Glamorous yoga? Sounds totally against what yoga is all about.

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