Park Slope Yoga Center

★★★★☆
  • 837 Union Street - 2nd Floor

    Brooklyn, NY 11215

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  • 718-789-2288

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  • Yoga
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M-W 9am-9:30pm, Th 9am-9:45pm, F 9am-9pm, Sa 9am-7pm, Su 9am-8pm
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This place is absolutely fabulous. It's homey and unpretentious; the teachers, desk staff, regular practitioners and the owner are all sweet, lovely and helpful. The natural light in the studio is really awesome too.

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely fabulous. It's homey and unpretentious; the teachers, desk staff, regular practitioners and the owner are all sweet, lovely and helpful. The natural light in the studio is really awesome too.

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some of the best vinyasa in ny! the desk staff are helpful (which is always nice when you're visiting a new studio) and the teachers are extremely knowledgeable and very capable of teaching amazing classes. definitely a studio to check

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★★★★★

some of the best vinyasa in ny! the desk staff are helpful (which is always nice when you're visiting a new studio) and the teachers are extremely knowledgeable and very capable of teaching amazing classes. definitely a studio to check

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The pilates classes at Devi (the spot across the street) are amazing. I have been studying at various spots throughout NYC over the last four years and this is by far one of my favorite places. Catey and Kathryn are both knowledgeable

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★★★★★

The pilates classes at Devi (the spot across the street) are amazing. I have been studying at various spots throughout NYC over the last four years and this is by far one of my favorite places. Catey and Kathryn are both knowledgeable

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I come here when I visit friends in Brooklyn, and have always been highly satisfied with the experience. They have wonderful, knowledgeable instructors, and a welcoming atmosphere. A lovely sunlit and serene place to downward dog! :)

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★★★★★

I come here when I visit friends in Brooklyn, and have always been highly satisfied with the experience. They have wonderful, knowledgeable instructors, and a welcoming atmosphere. A lovely sunlit and serene place to downward dog! :)

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This is my favorite place to practice in new york city. The teachers are all really unique in their teaching styles, and I always find myself feeling very comfortable in their hands. The focus is on alignment and sequencing with just the smallest smattering of yogic philosophy, the perfect mix for me. There are lots of classes to choose from, which works great for someone like me who has a varied schedule and never knows when I can get a class into my day.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite place to practice in new york city. The teachers are all really unique in their teaching styles, and I always find myself feeling very comfortable in their hands. The focus is on alignment and sequencing with just the smallest smattering of yogic philosophy, the perfect mix for me. There are lots of classes to choose from, which works great for someone like me who has a varied schedule and never knows when I can get a class into my day.

Pros: great teachers, relaxed atmoshphere

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I took a "beginner" Hatha class that provided almost no guidance. The instructor took an aerobics-class approach, going through the poses rapidly and mechanically, providing little explanation or help. Some of the poses actually hurt my arms and hands, and I am still suffering the effects. I am actually quite athletic, and visit the gym regularly, so I was surprised by the results. The students seemed to be intermediate level or above. I've taken beginning yoga at other places and have had wonderful instructors. (Also note that the entire place -which is in an old building- smells like mildew.)

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★☆☆☆☆

I took a "beginner" Hatha class that provided almost no guidance. The instructor took an aerobics-class approach, going through the poses rapidly and mechanically, providing little explanation or help. Some of the poses actually hurt my arms and hands, and I am still suffering the effects. I am actually quite athletic, and visit the gym regularly, so I was surprised by the results. The students seemed to be intermediate level or above. I've taken beginning yoga at other places and have had wonderful instructors. (Also note that the entire place -which is in an old building- smells like mildew.)

Pros: Convenient location

Cons: Beginners beware! Not good teaching

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Park Slope Yoga felt warm and inviting from the moment I stepped in the door. The classes approach yoga classically and often have themes, chanting and pranayama (breathing techniques). Teachers are knowledgeable and friendly. The center is also conveniently located next to the food co-op with a second big, sunny studio across the street (Devi).
Park Slope Yoga Center is a great place for practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced.

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★★★★★

Park Slope Yoga felt warm and inviting from the moment I stepped in the door. The classes approach yoga classically and often have themes, chanting and pranayama (breathing techniques). Teachers are knowledgeable and friendly. The center is also conveniently located next to the food co-op with a second big, sunny studio across the street (Devi).
Park Slope Yoga Center is a great place for practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced.

Pros: lots and lots of classes, great teachers, beautiful space

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When I come to Brooklyn on business I like to keep up with my yoga practice. After a little trial and error I found Park Slope Yoga. It??s really good. Nice studio, great classes and great teachers.

2
★★★★☆

When I come to Brooklyn on business I like to keep up with my yoga practice. After a little trial and error I found Park Slope Yoga. It??s really good. Nice studio, great classes and great teachers.

Pros: challenging workouts

Cons: a little hard to find

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I love this yoga center- a beautiful, unique, loft-like space with some wonderful teachers. In addition to great asana instruction (which is so important), teachers often give classes even more dimension by incorporating chanting and thematic content.
I've been studying yoga for years at dozens of studios in New York and elsewhere. Park Slope Yoga Center and Devi are the sunniest and most organic feeling - skylights and many plants.
Other things about studio:
Waiting area/ other facilities: not super modern, but simple, clean and no frills
Staff: very pleasant
Price: Great for Brooklyn and New York in general

2
★★★★★

I love this yoga center- a beautiful, unique, loft-like space with some wonderful teachers. In addition to great asana instruction (which is so important), teachers often give classes even more dimension by incorporating chanting and thematic content.
I've been studying yoga for years at dozens of studios in New York and elsewhere. Park Slope Yoga Center and Devi are the sunniest and most organic feeling - skylights and many plants.
Other things about studio:
Waiting area/ other facilities: not super modern, but simple, clean and no frills
Staff: very pleasant
Price: Great for Brooklyn and New York in general

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I agree with Lizhy about the 20 minutes of preaching being a waste of time and money, when other centers focus on the practice more than imparting the accumulated wisdom of a person in their 20's. Also I find their card policy a bit dated for 2008. I don't know what job or purpose the very skinny and effeminate man in his 60's watching over everyone served, but something is not right about the way he kept staring at people and grinning, it made me very uncomfortable!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with Lizhy about the 20 minutes of preaching being a waste of time and money, when other centers focus on the practice more than imparting the accumulated wisdom of a person in their 20's. Also I find their card policy a bit dated for 2008. I don't know what job or purpose the very skinny and effeminate man in his 60's watching over everyone served, but something is not right about the way he kept staring at people and grinning, it made me very uncomfortable!!!!

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Instructors are more interested in passing along "wisdom" than instructing yoga. Some may be different, but those I have had usually start class with 15-30 minutes of chanting and telling us their thoughts. Frankly, I find nothing "enlightening" about a 20-something finding peace by releasing a rodent instead of killing it. This isn't what I pay for.

And, if you need to take a yoga class to strengthen your back, sitting on a wood floor for 30 minutes is very uncomfortable.

I've taken about 10 classes and left maybe 2 feeling as if I've streched and had some sort of exercise. For the most part, instructors take us through the same basic poses again and again, but offer no real direction so we end up doing them wrong over and over. In the last class I took, the instructor pointed out a student who had never taken classes before and told everyone to see that she was doing the pose wrong. When the student asked how to do it correctly, the instructor said, "Just keep practicing and you'll get it right." If it's that easy, why bother coming in at all? Just move around at home until you somehow magically recognize that you're doing it correctly.

I really wish my class card was refundable.

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★☆☆☆☆

Instructors are more interested in passing along "wisdom" than instructing yoga. Some may be different, but those I have had usually start class with 15-30 minutes of chanting and telling us their thoughts. Frankly, I find nothing "enlightening" about a 20-something finding peace by releasing a rodent instead of killing it. This isn't what I pay for.

And, if you need to take a yoga class to strengthen your back, sitting on a wood floor for 30 minutes is very uncomfortable.

I've taken about 10 classes and left maybe 2 feeling as if I've streched and had some sort of exercise. For the most part, instructors take us through the same basic poses again and again, but offer no real direction so we end up doing them wrong over and over. In the last class I took, the instructor pointed out a student who had never taken classes before and told everyone to see that she was doing the pose wrong. When the student asked how to do it correctly, the instructor said, "Just keep practicing and you'll get it right." If it's that easy, why bother coming in at all? Just move around at home until you somehow magically recognize that you're doing it correctly.

I really wish my class card was refundable.

Pros: Nice space, no problems with front desk

Cons: Bad instructors and crowded classes on weekends

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The class was great, but the front desk staff= weird... Took one class and was bothered by how they tried to 'sell me' a package. Weird...

1
★★☆☆☆

The class was great, but the front desk staff= weird... Took one class and was bothered by how they tried to 'sell me' a package. Weird...

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Your yoga experience really depends on the teacher. Some are better than others--depending on your practice as well..I had been there a few times, not loving it, but the atmosphere is so tranquil, it drew me back. I was especially pleased after having my worst yoga ever at Jaya. I LOVED my last 2 teachers here, and was very impressed with their confidence and intelligence. They were very welcoming to beginners, and very supportive at every level. Nikki and Sasha are amazing, and I promise--I don't work for this place! I just LOVE it!! Wish I was there now....ommmmmm

2
★★★★★

Your yoga experience really depends on the teacher. Some are better than others--depending on your practice as well..I had been there a few times, not loving it, but the atmosphere is so tranquil, it drew me back. I was especially pleased after having my worst yoga ever at Jaya. I LOVED my last 2 teachers here, and was very impressed with their confidence and intelligence. They were very welcoming to beginners, and very supportive at every level. Nikki and Sasha are amazing, and I promise--I don't work for this place! I just LOVE it!! Wish I was there now....ommmmmm

Pros: Great Teachers, Nice changing area, Smiling People

Cons: Crowded classes!

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Laid-back atmosphere of a neighborhood studio (love the skylight and hanging plants) with some top-notch vinyasa teachers. Have never taken a class I didn't love there. I always leave blissed out, happy to have discovered something new, and drenched in sweat. I just wish they had a shower.

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★★★★★

Laid-back atmosphere of a neighborhood studio (love the skylight and hanging plants) with some top-notch vinyasa teachers. Have never taken a class I didn't love there. I always leave blissed out, happy to have discovered something new, and drenched in sweat. I just wish they had a shower.

Pros: my favorite teachers

Cons: no showers

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This is a poor excuse for a yoga studio. The classes are packed, but there's very little feeling of community; the teachers aren't helpful and jabber on about "accepting what's going on", the place is hot, the rental mats are paper-thin...

I could go on. It's sad that a place with as much yoga demand as PS can't foster a better place than this. No love here.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This is a poor excuse for a yoga studio. The classes are packed, but there's very little feeling of community; the teachers aren't helpful and jabber on about "accepting what's going on", the place is hot, the rental mats are paper-thin...

I could go on. It's sad that a place with as much yoga demand as PS can't foster a better place than this. No love here.

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i don't think you have to go to manhattan, but this is absolutely mediocre yoga. there's no AC and bad ventilation in the warm weather. they stack the classes back to back and don't make the next class wait for the previous class to leave, so people are angling for your spot while you're gathering up your mat and props. Most important, there's very little actual teaching going on. The employees talk the class through a series poses, but nevert correct your stance if you're doing something wrong. they don't explain the right and wrong ways to do a pose and they never pause the class to talk you through a pose when they see everyone struggling the same way (as they do in most other yoga studios). The absence of mid-level or all-levels classes is absurd. if you're used to gym-style yoga classes it's probably OK. But for a studio (and one that takes in a lot of money) they could make more of an effort.

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★☆☆☆☆

i don't think you have to go to manhattan, but this is absolutely mediocre yoga. there's no AC and bad ventilation in the warm weather. they stack the classes back to back and don't make the next class wait for the previous class to leave, so people are angling for your spot while you're gathering up your mat and props. Most important, there's very little actual teaching going on. The employees talk the class through a series poses, but nevert correct your stance if you're doing something wrong. they don't explain the right and wrong ways to do a pose and they never pause the class to talk you through a pose when they see everyone struggling the same way (as they do in most other yoga studios). The absence of mid-level or all-levels classes is absurd. if you're used to gym-style yoga classes it's probably OK. But for a studio (and one that takes in a lot of money) they could make more of an effort.

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I do not agree with the other review, I really like this place. The staff is great and the yoga lessons and perfect. they are not super advanced but easy to follow and nothing that will knock out every muscle in your body. The staffis friendly, helps you out when you can not figure out moves and thepricing is good

PROS: good staff
CONS: none

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★★★★★

I do not agree with the other review, I really like this place. The staff is great and the yoga lessons and perfect. they are not super advanced but easy to follow and nothing that will knock out every muscle in your body. The staffis friendly, helps you out when you can not figure out moves and thepricing is good

PROS: good staff
CONS: none

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The yoga here is seond rate. Your better bet is going into Manhattan an finding a first rate instructor.

The weekend classes are really crowded and the roomgets little ventilation. Sadly, there are one or two good instructors but in general the talent level is low.

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★★☆☆☆

The yoga here is seond rate. Your better bet is going into Manhattan an finding a first rate instructor.

The weekend classes are really crowded and the roomgets little ventilation. Sadly, there are one or two good instructors but in general the talent level is low.

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In a enclave full of bohemians, one would think there would be better yoga studios. But alas, PSYC is a C+ yoga experience.

The instructors (except for Robin) are very timid in their approach. They are not inspiring in spirit or body--many of them look like they could use a cleansing and diet adjustment.

The prenatal classes wer especially disappointing.

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★★★☆☆

In a enclave full of bohemians, one would think there would be better yoga studios. But alas, PSYC is a C+ yoga experience.

The instructors (except for Robin) are very timid in their approach. They are not inspiring in spirit or body--many of them look like they could use a cleansing and diet adjustment.

The prenatal classes wer especially disappointing.

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the best feature of PSYC is the center is dedicated only to yoga!!! no aerobics, kickboxing, gym equiptment, etc. teachers are very experienced and helpful to students of all levels.
sometimes classes are a bit too crowded.

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★★★★☆

the best feature of PSYC is the center is dedicated only to yoga!!! no aerobics, kickboxing, gym equiptment, etc. teachers are very experienced and helpful to students of all levels.
sometimes classes are a bit too crowded.

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Comfortable space, some skill variety in teachers. Reception area could be more pleasant/helpful.

1
★★★☆☆

Comfortable space, some skill variety in teachers. Reception area could be more pleasant/helpful.

Pros: Nice Space, Convenient location

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Pretty crowded classes, although I have only taken them at night and on weekends. Maybe the weekday afternoons are less packed. Teachers seem to be exclusivley male, as are the students. (I was the only guy there each time I went, and I felt a little out of place, but no-one said anything about it)

Good flow to the classes, but overall, more folks in the room than seemed appropriate.

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★★★☆☆

Pretty crowded classes, although I have only taken them at night and on weekends. Maybe the weekday afternoons are less packed. Teachers seem to be exclusivley male, as are the students. (I was the only guy there each time I went, and I felt a little out of place, but no-one said anything about it)

Good flow to the classes, but overall, more folks in the room than seemed appropriate.

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Crowded, but nice room in which to do yoga. Maybe the daytime sessions aren't as packed, I only am around for evening and weekend classes. I did think the room was too hot, though.

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★★★☆☆

Crowded, but nice room in which to do yoga. Maybe the daytime sessions aren't as packed, I only am around for evening and weekend classes. I did think the room was too hot, though.

Pros: Nice room for yoga, Decent price, Good variety of teach

Cons: Packed with bodies, Too hot

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Nice place, but all three classes I went to were VERY crowded. Good instructors, but somewhat more competetive an environment than I have enjoyed at other centers.

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★★★☆☆

Nice place, but all three classes I went to were VERY crowded. Good instructors, but somewhat more competetive an environment than I have enjoyed at other centers.

Cons: Too crowded!

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