754 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763819 -73.988293
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Sonic Yoga is a lighthearted yoga community nestled in the heart of New York City's White-hot Hells Kitchen district. Sonic is known for teaching melting, rejuvenating, healing and, yes, even sweat-drenching physical, emotional and spiritual vinyasa (flow) practices.
The wonderful teachers go out of their way to make the studio a true oasis for all abilities. Sonic offers special workshops for absolute beginners every week.
Of course, the heart of Sonic Yoga are its teachers and its space. With two sun-washed practice rooms, the space just makes you say "ahhhhhh" and the compassionate and talented family of teachers make every practice a joy.
Sonic also offers a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour program at reasonable tuition with a schedule designed to accommodate full-time careers.
Lovely Sunday Evening - Vinyasa, Kundalini & Centering Exp – In an effort to continue with my exploratory yoga practice, I took a Sunday evening class at Sonic, named as "Center". It included meditation, very active vinyasa flow and some kundalini practices. The instructor was amazing and she kept the practice challenging.
The studio waiting area requires some better lighting system, but the front desk team was very welcoming, polite and congenial.
The studio's entrance and waiting area are tight in space, but the actual class studio is spacious enough.
I would definitely go back to attend the weekend classes.
Fabulously happy place! – I loved Sonic from the moment I walked in the door. Sonic's teachers are inspiring, knowledgeable, super fun and gracious. The overall vibe at Sonic is relaxed and super friendly. A great mix of the spirituality of yoga, without being super rigid, and fun. Going to class here is like playtime for grown ups! Be sure to catch a reggae yoga class too!
Satisfy your body + soul – Sonic is an amazing yoga studio that fills me up on so many levels - physical, spiritual, mental. The teachers are top-notch and really provide something for everyone and all levels. The studio has a community feeling where all are welcome. The teacher training program is life changing, as well.
If you are looking for studio to call "home", look no further. Sonic is your haven.
A great place to surrender to your practice. – Friendly flow is what I find at Sonic, encouraged to take an intention and to work with what feel right for my body,
Being brought back to intention though-out the class help
to focus my energy on my intetions for peace, joy and
The Best Yoga in Midtown – Sonic Yoga has long been an oasis of yoga peace in busy midtown. They have a fantastic teacher training program, and their teachers continue to become better and better. Yoga in midtown never had it so good. Head over to Sonic!
Best of HK and Manhattan – This studio is my home away from home. With the daybed in the lobby, I would even consider sleeping here - the vibe is great, the teachers are brilliant and VERY knowledgeable, everything is really organized, and more important than all of that, this really is a fantastic community of amazing human beings. Everyone is kind; even the alpha yogas will move their mats over to share armpits with you in a crowded class (and you know it's crowded because it's going to be good in NY, so this should never be seen as negative) and there is always a karmi or a regular hanging around to offer guidance on the schedule or a good place to be if you're a beginner. It's definitely important to get to a beginner workshop if you've never practiced yoga before, but most of the teachers are pretty good about offering the basics if you feel like jumping right into a Flow 1 class. Definitely try this studio out - the warm welcome is enough to keep you addicted for the long haul.
Ultra Vibrant Studio! – This studio is awesome! It has a warm friendly atmosphere and you feel at home the moment you walk in. The teachers (and I've tried most of them) are all unique and offer far from the standard vanilla vinyasa. Lots of creative people frequent the studio and you immediately understand why they are drawn here. This studio has soul!
Not necessarily for newbies – I'm a new joiner at Sonic because it got good reviews and is in my neighborhood. I think it's got a lovely vibe and I'm happy to go there. My only real warning/complaint is that I don't think it's very good for beginners. They do stress to do everything at your own level and sometimes instruct with alternatives, but I just don't find there's very much explanation of anything at all. Teachers often throw in something I'm not even remotely ready to do (ie a shoulder stand or or arm balances), which is fine, but the really surprising thing is the lack of instruction or prepartory steps for some of these moves. What I'd really like to see is a true beginners class a few times a week where students can perfect the basics and slowly work into the more advanced moves.
What A Disappointment – From the first steps into the hallway, the condition of the common areas should have set off a red light. It was dirty and grimy. Once you get into the actual yoga studio, which was tiny, it was equally disappointing. The walls were dirty, the floor was dusty and the paint on the cieling was chipping. To top it all off, the instructor came into the studio wearing his street clothes, jeans and a t-shirt. It was a total disappointment to me. There are better places than this one. Save your money and avoid this place.
AMAZING yoga studio in Hell's Kitchen – Oh my god I love this studio. I've been to more than 20 yoga studios in the city (thank you Yoga Passbook) and this is by far my favorite. The teachers are amazing, there is a wide variety of challenging or easier classes, and they incorporate just a bit of the Far East side into the class. Most importantly, they don't judge you. I've had so many teachers come over and say "we're not doing that" or "You shouldn't do that". Here, you can do a different pose without anyone calling you out. And sometimes, you're just not up to Plow Pose, right? Love love love this studio. For harder classes, check out any Flow 2, especially Johanna, Keith, or Jen on Saturdays. For easier Level 1 classes, I like Shelly, Krissy, and Erin. (I only take day classes so I don't know the evening instructors.) Sundays' Center class with Krissy is an amazing way to end the week too!!
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