Basics (1)


This class is taught by:

Ketan Patel

HOMETOWN
Originally from Ahmedabad, India currently New York

PHILOSOPHY
From “chitta vrtti nirodhah to isvarah pranidhana” towards that classes are taught with precision, timing and scientific intuitive sequencing of the yoga asana. He aims to challenge students, to bring a sense of fun to his classes, and to explore not just the physical aspects of yoga, but also its psychological and spiritual dimension meaning surrender to Supreme Higher Self.

CLASSES AT PURE
Iyengar

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Iyengar yoga teacher at Introductory II in 2010; Anusara training in 2002: Integral yoga certification in 1999-2001. Been teaching since 1996.

MENTORS
Late Mary Dunn, along with James Murphy, Carrie Owerko, Genny Kapular, Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos

BEFORE YOGA
Commerce student in college, trained in professional Cricket game in 1977, but left everything and lived in Hare Krsna Ashrams in India and United States from 1978-2008 studying Sri Chaitanya Bhakti Yoga and chanting Hare Krsna Maha Mantra based on the sacred Bhakti text of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita and works of Six Gosvāmīs of Vrindaban.

Karen Nourizadeh

HOMETOWN
New Britain, CT
PHILOSOPHY
Karen teaches adults and children to focus on alignment and pay personal attention to their bodies.
CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Beginner’s Series, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor (kids and adults)
MENTORS
Rodney Yee
BEFORE YOGA
Attorney and Broker
 

Laura Brandel

HOMETOWN
Malverne, New York
PHILOSOPHY
Laura Brandel has a strong understanding of the principles of yoga and how to share these teachings from her heart. She is a kind and intuitive teacher with a calm yet dynamic voice. One of her most outstanding qualities is how attentive she is, watching each student and seeing what they need as individuals.
CLASSES AT PURE
Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa & Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200 RYT 500 from Pure Yoga with a focus in Yoga Therapy

MENTORS
Dana Slamp

BEFORE YOGA

Jon Witt

HOMETOWN
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
PHILOSOPHY
I love being a part of my students' self-development, and giving them the tools to heal.
CLASSES AT PURE
Alignment Basics, Vinyasa 1/2, Basics, Back Care, Slow Flow, Private Yoga
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Teaching for over 11 years and practicing for over 14 years. First teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in 2002 and spent 5 years in Hong Kong as one of Pure Yoga's first instructors.
MENTORS
Dharma Mittra, Anthony Carlisi, Baron Baptiste, Doug Keller, Kristyan Stjerne, Patrick Creelman, Tim Miller,Yogacharya V. Venkatesha of Mysore, India
BEFORE YOGA
Web Analyst for a software company

Michelle Hill

Michelle Hill has been studying Iyengar since she was a teenager. After 10 years of study, she had the urge to teach and became certified at the Intro 2 level.
 
She has been teaching Iyengar yoga since 2003. Michelle went to India for the first time in 2015 to study with the Iyengars.

She is also a full time art teacher at PS 199. Michelle lives with her husband and 2 children on the Upper West Side.

Sho Higuchi

HOMETOWN
Queens, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Sho believes that the purpose of our lives is to be happy (and share this happiness with others) - this shines through in his class. He incorporates elements of unconditional love by building awareness in friendliness, joy, and equanimity among all souls.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yin, Restorative, Classical Hatha, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Student of meditation since age 7; 800 hour certified in Yogic Lifestyle & Science, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga; On-going training in Contortion, Circus Arts, Life-Coaching, Philosophy, and Yoga

MENTORS
Hisao "Genki" Horiguchi, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas, Isaac Pena, Kazu Chan, Shelly Zagor

BEFORE YOGA
Pastry Chef

An iyengar inspired introduction to the fundamentals of yoga with an explanation of the postures combined with correct breathing techniques. Class is conducted at a more relaxed pace where students are encouraged to ask questions. Ideal for first timers

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Sep 23 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Ketan Patel
    at Pure East
  • Mon Sep 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Sep 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure West
  • Sat Sep 29 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Sun Sep 30 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Michelle Hill
    at Pure East
  • Mon Oct 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 03 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure West
  • Sat Oct 06 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Sun Oct 07 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure East
  • Mon Oct 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure West
  • Sat Oct 13 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Sun Oct 14 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Ketan Patel
    at Pure East
  • Mon Oct 15 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure West
  • Sat Oct 20 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with Jon Witt
    at Pure West