Urban Yoga Foundation, a serene and beautiful non-profit organization is located in Harlem, in a beautiful studio on 137th st. (259 W 137th st.) This organization offers classes, workshops, and a place to really breathe, exercise, de-stress, and grow physically & spiritually. Whether you're a beginner or advanced Yogi, this place to practice will be nothing short of opening, welcoming, and accomodating to how you like to practice.
I arrived and was greeted downstairs, the studio being two flights up. It was a large yet cozy studio, beautiful floors and fresh new yoga mats, blankets, and blocks. During class, we started with a meditation, then the flow began.
We stretched, did core work, vinyasa flow, and alternate-nostril breathing (my favorite) which calms the mind and is great for relieving stress and focus.
This studio offers classes like Hatha Yoga, Restorative yoga, and specific workshops monthly focusing on aspects such as pregnancy, health, and balance. I would absolutely recommend this studio to a friend.