Yoga Agora aims to provide affordable yoga in a welcoming environment. We operate on a drop-in basis. When you feel like practicing your yoga, just show up. There are no memberships or pre-registrations necessary.
In the heart of Astoria, our studio takes its name from the central meeting place of the ancient Greeks, the Agora. By bringing people together for a collective experience, an Agora can create a sense of community. Community in turn plays an integral role in improving our quality of life.
“Life for its own sake is hollow. People who live in a society, enjoy looking into each other’s eyes, who share their troubles, who focus their efforts on what is important to them and find this joyful – these people lead a full life.” - Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son, Dec. 23, 1927
Our Teaching & Philosophy
Our classes are best described as vinyasa flow. Our instructors come from an eclectic mix of backgrounds, bringing in ideas and teachings from several different schools. We believe that every practitioner has his or her own valid reason to step on the mat, and we respect each person's individual experience. We encourage you to adjust or modify your practice as you see fit.
Yoga is a practice to benefit physical, mental, and spiritual health. Nobody is "good" or "bad" at yoga. There is no such thing as a yoga champion. Yoga is a practice to stimulate a connection with our internal existence, which then leads to unbound benefits to our external experience.
“It seems to me that a fit body doesn’t by its own virtue make the soul good, but instead that the opposite is true – a good soul by its own virtue makes the body as good as possible.” - Socrates to Glaucon, Plato’s Republic, 403d