Esther’s Yoga Classes + Courses

Private Yoga Lessons

Got a particular objective you want to address through yoga?

Private lessons are the best way to go about it. I work with NYC students in their homes and everyone else via Skype (and other video chat programs).

You can read my general introduction to private lessons, or just email me to set up a free first meeting.

Group Yoga Classes

I teach a “slow-flow” vinyasa style class. My focus is on helping you cultivate a keener awareness of yourself through movement. I want to teach you as much about the yoga poses + actions – and your own body + breath – as you want to learn. I’ve been known to insert pose “workshops” into the flow so that my students learn how to move well and can keep doing it for a long time.

I teach at my two “yoga homes” in NYC: ISHTA Yoga, where I started my yoga education, and Yoga 216, where I’ve co-created all Teacher Training programs with the owner, Nicole Katz.

Check out my current semi-private class schedule at Yoga 216.

Yoga Workshops

Currently in development! Look for the first of my new yoga workshops in 2018, locally in NYC and globally online!

My main objective for all of my students is to show them how to be aware of their own brilliance.

There are so many ways in! And for many of us, a typical yoga class just doesn’t cut it. But it does scratch the surface, leaving an itch to dig deeper, to know more… about YOU.

When you start to “deepen your practice” (yes, that’s total yoga jargon), it just means you’re learning lots of yoga tools and starting to use them on purpose.

Sometimes we talk about how yoga transforms us and our lives –as if it were happening to us. Well, maybe. More likely, I believe, this change happens through your own agency, in both thought and action. Yoga just gives you tools to be aware of who you are and what you can do.

I’m developing yoga workshops that teach you all of this.

We will talk, move, laugh, and learn. We learn through play, through being willing to make mistakes and to fail, knowing we can get back up and try again –or try another approach. It’s my job as a teacher to lay the ground for all of this, and support you through each step.

Sign up for my email list to get the news when my yoga workshops launch. 

Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga 216

The Teacher Training programs at Yoga 216, created by me and owner Nicole Katz, were designed to bring the how, what, and why of your yoga studies into the foreground, so that you take with you a strong command of what you know and how to keep learning.

We are super proud of what we’ve crafted for yoga students and yoga teachers at all points in their yoga journey. We are also deeply humbled to be able to be part of the journey with you. And we love every moment of it.

Learn more and send us your questions at

Move well, live well
Get started with a free breath + movement assessment

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That’s me, Esther

I teach yoga and champion individuality by teaching you what’s under the hood (thank you, yoga AND science!). Together, we sort through what we can know, what we can’t, and how to work with both. There might be mention of superheroes. And science!


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