Established in 1999, Jai Ma Yoga Center is dedicated to sharing the practice of yoga and helping our students transform
their lives. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown New Paltz. Our classes are taught in a safe and comfortable atmosphere with fully certified and experienced instructors. Jai Ma offers a variety of yoga classes for every level of practitioner including the Hudson Valley's only Anusara Yoga ® classes. Director and Certified Anusara Yoga teacher Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein has been teaching and sharing her passion for yoga in the Hudson Valley since 1996. We invite you to come in and share the practice of Yoga.
Stephanie Rose is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with The Yoga Alliance, a certified Anusara-Inspired
Yoga Teacher, and a Yoga-Teacher-Trainer at Jai Ma School of Yoga in New Paltz. She has a Certificate of Completion from a 9-month Ayurveda Living Skills Course, and has trained in the philosophies of the Goddess-Centered Yoga Tradition, Nonviolent Communication, and Restorative Yoga. Stephanie loves to teach her students about yoga and why yoga poses matter. She passionately shares the rules to create a foundation for healthy living. at home and at work. Her higher purpose is to educate groups of people so they can join arms together in a health (r)evolution!
Anahata Kingston was founded by Theresa Lyn Widmann, Kundalini Yoga practitioner and authentic teacher of Kundalini
Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. Theresa is passionate about helping others find their truest and most fulfilled self and uses the tools of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to inspire and uplift others in the classroom and in life.
Having a deep passion for music and sound from a very early age, Theresa maintains a strong connecting to the Naad and feels it is one of the most important tools available for healing and evolving. Having spent several years re-connecting to her own voice as a means of healing and creating, she is intimately familiar with the power of Mantra and Kirtan. Once exposed to the power of the Gong, Theresa began exploring and studying the different frequencies in the Paiste line of Gongs. Currently she works with three Paiste Gongs, a Symphonic, a Pluto and a Saturn.
Appreciating the diversity in each of us and our uniquely special paths, Theresa has created a welcoming environment with classes for ANY and ALL seeking transformation, motivation, love, happiness, healing and peace. The beautiful Anahata teachers bring experience and joy to each of their classes creating a community of like-minded, open and compassionate yogis and yoginis.
Please join us in the studio for a class or a special workshop whenever you are ready to explore! We are tuned in to the cycles of our beautiful Universe and always celebrate the Full and New Moons and Solstices and Equinoxes in special and powerful ways.
We wish you peace and love on your journey! Sat Nam
Living the teachings: HariPrakaash's lifestyle is a yogic lifestyle. She lives, eats, and breathes the teachings.
HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the "Gong Movement" to the Hudson Valley in a very grass roots way, by teaching out of her living room. She began her practice 20 years ago in Woodstock, New York. She has been a teacher of Yoga for almost a decade. Her training in Kundalini Yoga with her teacher, Harijiwan continues to grow expanding her devotion and gratitude to these sacred teachings. Her Sadhana (personal practice) and classes benefit from her love for music, creative spirit and connection to planet Earth. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. She is deeply grateful for these teachings and the energy.
She has inspired and guided dozens of people to take KRI teacher trainings and become teachers. Along with inspiring the countless individuals she teaches daily. You can find HariPrakaash at various music and yoga festivals, retreat centers like Menla and Yoga studios in the Tri-State area.
She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher and holds an International KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She has over 3000 hours teaching experience. HariPrakaash has attended and is certified in four KRI Level 1 and five KRI Level 2 trainings with her teacher, Harijiwan.
Classical Yoga is a science that combining practical methodology, intellectual understanding, and heartfelt commitment.
It is both applicable and accessible regardless of one's age or stage of life. This traditional, systematic approach promotes purification on physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels.
We are committed to learning, experiencing, and sharing the deepest meanings of these ancient teachings, stemming from the timeless tenets of sanatana dharma. The purity and power of these insights would not be possible if not for our Bapuji, Swami Shri Ashutosh Muni.
It is our objective to cultivate the highest aspects of the soul and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with students who are ready to commit to the highest aspects of the Self within.