Restorative (Open)


This class is taught by:

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

Stephanie Ervin

Stephanie Ervin


HOMETOWN

Las Vegas, Nevada

PHILOSOPHY

Stephanie teaches with close attention to alignment, guiding her students with compassion and humor so that they can gain knowledge, awareness and understanding of themselves through their practice.

 CLASSES AT PURE

Basics, Restorative, Slow Flow, Meditation

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

3 Years, 300-Hour Teacher Certification, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Dance

MENTORS

Jody Rufty, Sarah Bell, Paula Lynch-Liberis

BEFORE YOGA

Bartender

Dana Slamp

HOMETOWN:

Washington State

PHILOSOPHY

Dana’s adventurous classes encourage moving from your center, overcoming fear, and the courage to love oneself. She wishes for her students to experience the truth in their way - be it though a vigorous physical practice, music, restorative yoga, or meditation.

CLASSES AT PURE

Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

7 Years, Pure Yoga Senior Teacher and Mentor, E-RYT 50, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga

MENTORS

Georgia from Bikram

BEFORE YOGA

Writer and Actor

Mary Aranas

Mary Aranas


HOMETOWN

Taipei, Taiwan (raised in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada)

PHILOSOPHY

Mary embraces yoga as a perfect blend of athleticism, creativity and spirituality. She encourages her students to find their joyful edge of inner and outer strength, beauty and expression.

CLASSES AT PURE

Slow Flow Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500. Practice since 1996 Teach since 2002. Certified: ISHTA, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Yoga, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Reiki 2nd Degree.

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Actress in regional and off-Broadway theater

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
 
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Apr 27 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Michelle Officer
    at Pure East
  • Thu Apr 27 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Apr 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Michelle Officer
    at Pure West
  • Fri Apr 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun Apr 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Sun Apr 30 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East
  • Mon May 01 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue May 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 02 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Thu May 04 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu May 04 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri May 05 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure West
  • Fri May 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun May 07 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Sun May 07 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East
  • Mon May 08 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue May 09 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 09 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Thu May 11 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu May 11 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West