PURE YOGA WEST + EAST
Pure Yoga is a sanctuary of yoga with a number of practices from pilates, yoga, meditation and teachers that come to both locations (it's definitely encouraged to check the schedule for offerings).
There are special events such as a recent one we went to from SoundOff Experience. These classes require you to wear illuminated headphones where you can hear the DJ play as the yoga teacher provides instructions. Interestingly enough, we found ourselves in the zone as if it was a one on one session. It's also cool to look out and see a sea of people flowing in the dark with lit headphones!
Founded in 2002, Pure Yoga became a leading yoga studio in Asia, before its arrival on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of New York in 2008. The primary focus for these two locations is to continue to provide great services and quality to its members and guests.
We're fans of the common areas that allow for those who are in between classes or coming in earlier or staying later, can enjoy sitting on chairs and couches to catch up on their work or to interact with others. It's one of our favorite things about coming to this space. Bathroom amenities include shampoo, conditioner, and lotions provided courtesy of Kiehl's.
Pure Yoga updates their website daily with new offerings, as well as their social channels at @PureYogaNYC for the latest details. Stay on the lookout for a community page that they are setting up as well as an in-studio installation later this year.
After taking a class or signing up for a membership you will notice that their ethos is, "Many practices. One intention." This means that they stay true and authentic to the lineages of yoga and its history, but offer a wide variety of practices.
To that end, they offer 350 weekly classes across 20 yoga styles including, but not limited to, hot yoga, meditation, ashtanga, and iyengar. They also offer their signature barre program Figure 4 Barre and a cross training class.
A variety of workshops, teacher trainings and retreats are hosted by a mix of their own on-scheule faculty, as well as some of the bigger named yogis around the world. They partner with many like minded brands to offer
treats to beverages to students.
In addition to great classes, Pure Yoga works closely with the Shop team at Equinox to make sure that the trends in athleisure are offered in their boutique with Pure-branded apparel as well as lines that include Alo Yoga, Beyond Yoga, Lululemon, and more.