Ali teaches every yoga class, to each student, with her whole heart. She loves teaching, and you can feel it - in your body and your soul. Week after week, I leave her class much closer to freedom than when I entered. Ali is a teacher of the yoga practice the way it is meant to be.
— Joy Solomon, Meditation Teacher & Director of the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

I love to teach yoga. Yoga is a technology of aligning body, mind and heart. It never fails to bring us home and remind us of our profound connection with all of life. It is movement as prayer. 

I value a practice rooted in physical alignment because it creates integrity and balance within and without. My classes provide a safe space to be yourself, flow, and embody a process that is both playful and precise.

I received my first teaching certification from OM Yoga Center in 2009. I completed a Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga training with Judith Lasater, and graduated from an Advanced Anatomy Program at the Breathing Project in 2010. Since then, I have taught yoga in a variety of settings: at elite fitness clubs such as Equinox, at Dance New Amsterdam, and for Jewish organizations such as Romemu, Park Avenue Synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the Leichtag Foundation, and the JCC Manhattan. I have taught at some of New York’s most beloved studios, such as Virayoga, Kula Yoga, and especially OM Yoga (my yoga home for years) where I had the privilege of studying with Margi Young, Christie Clark, Cyndi Lee, Joe Miller, Frank Mauro, Sarah Trelease, and Brian Liem. Iyengar Yoga teachers Carrie Owerko & Nikki Costello have also been important influences. My private clients include doctors, nurses, CEOs, working moms, artists, and total beginners. 

With respect and appreciation, I honor my teachers and give profound thanks to my students who continually provide me with inspiration, joy, and meaning. 

Current schedule

Hasting Yoga:

Mondays 6:45 - 8:00pm

Fridays 9:30 - 10:45am

Private sessions

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Working with Ali has greatly improved my circulation and flexibility. After a session instead of feeling 'worn out' I feel more energized which is great! Ali has an amazing outlook on life and on her practice, she is very intuitive and can always gauge my energy level and what we should be doing each time. I highly recommend Ali and truly enjoy working with her. -Khajak Keledjian, Founder/CEO of Intermix

Ali has been a tremendous help to me. Yoga has really helped my work life balance. It’s also helped my sense of well being. Ali has been a great guide on this journey. She is able to teach at the level of one’s ability but also to challenge your practice. She is always meticulously prepared for each lesson with a plan for combining mind and body oneness in a gratifying way. My deepest thanks. -Steven J. Corwin M.D, Chief Executive Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital