About This Studio

Each instructor brings great energy to their practice, and will offer great assists and useful instructions for alignment. They are all interesting people, who infuse their practices with bits of wisdom, so I feel like I’m being nourished inside and out!
— Amy A, Brooklyn, NY

Virayoga was founded in 2002 by Elena Brower, soon after 9/11, when Lower Manhattan sorely needed a refuge.  Located in Nolita ("North of Little Italy"), the studio has become an urban oasis for New Yorkers over the years, as well as a top destination for yogis traveling to the city from all over the world.

In addition Elena Brower's weekly classes, Virayoga offers a full schedule of highly trained and talented teachers presenting a variety of styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, Kundalini and Restorative. All teachers at Virayoga wield a deep understanding of anatomy and alignment, striving to support students both physically and emotionally.

The spacious studio rooms feature high ceilings yet offer a warm, intimate feel, especially on Sunday evenings when class is taught by candlelight. Virayoga also regularly offers highly-regarded workshops on Ayurveda as well as mantra, myth and meditation, inviting students to compliment and deepen their practice with healthy and mindful living.