MindfulNYU hosts a wide offering of yoga and meditation classes throughout the week during the academic year. A smaller selection of classes are also offered during the summer. Yoga classes are open to those with a current NYU ID. Monday and Tuesday meditation classes are open to all. Registration is not required.
Class schedule below is in effect at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. These classes follow the official University Academic Calendar and holiday schedule, and are suspended when campus is closed. Therefore, classes are suspended on Labor Day, Fall Recess, Thanksgiving Recess, Winter Break (including all of January Term), Presidents' Day, Spring Recess, and Independence Day. Classes are also suspended the day before major breaks.
For up-to-the-minute news on cancellations or subs for each class, please follow us on Facebook.
The type of meditation we practice involves simple — but not always easy! — breath and awareness exercises that bring our attention to the present moment. Through these exercises, we relax and rejuvenate our bodies, see the world around us more clearly, and act with more compassion towards ourselves and others.
Our meditation practice is enriched with teachings from a variety of spiritual traditions as well as lessons from our own personal lives. We offer Monday through Thursday classes for both beginner and advanced practitioners, as well as affinity sessions for students of color and LGBTQi students. There is nothing quite like meditating with a community. For up-to-the-minute news on cancellations or subs for each class, please follow us on Facebook.
All of our meditation classes will resume again in the fall. Please stop by our meditation room (GCASL 486) for personal practice. Have a great summer!
During the academic year, MindfulNYU offers FREE yoga classes every day of the week. These classes are taught by certified, dynamic, and highly experienced teachers from all over the city. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement.
Classes require current NYU ID. Mats are first-come, first-served and we close admission 10 minutes after the start time.
We offer a limited summer schedule as well. For up-to-the-minute news, please follow us on Facebook.
YOGA CLASSES SUMMER 2017: Classes are from July 10th to August 23rd. These are All Levels and will take place at 238 Thompson Street, in GCASL room 461.
All Levels with Ric
This vinyasa-flow based class is open to all levels where both new students and experienced practitioners can expect to be challenged with modifications and variations offered for all poses. With attention to the breath and emphasis on alignment, this practice will bring mindfulness to the forefront of both the physical and energy body. A fun, upbeat and energetic flow is balanced with meditation and finding inner stillness. Come as you are and leave a stronger, more open and more aware version of yourself.
All Levels with Tina
This open level class emphasizes breath coordination and mindful movement to deepen your body and energy awareness with loads of yoga face poses to relax your face. Asana poses will be held for longer breath count and few yin yoga poses will be incorporated to help release bound connective tissue. This class builds heat in the body and challenges you to breathe deep, full and embody your presence.
All Levels with Brian
With detailed and fun steps, you’ll explore strength, flexibility, balance and endurance in this open yoga class. From sun salutations to arm balances to inversions and more. Previous yoga experience recommended but all are welcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We provide mats for all yoga practitioners but you are welcome to bring your own. However, it is important to note that mats are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Classes are drop in and there is no pre registration. We do suggest you get to class 5 minutes before the start time to ensure a spot.
PLEASE NOTE: All yoga classes will close for admittance 10 minutes after the start time. This is to ensure your safety by allowing time for warm up, which will prevent injury.
Yoga and Meditation classes are free for all those with a current, active NYU ID. Make sure to bring the ID with you.
Yoga classes are open to NYU community members with a current and valid ID ONLY. This means that your ID is active. All IDs are swiped before class.
Meditation classes on Mondays and Tuesdays are open to the public.
There are no showers at the Center. You are welcome to change in our single-stalled or multi-stalled bathrooms on the 4th floor. Please DO NOT use the small ablution rooms located across the hall. These are meant for religious practices only.