We are located at 227 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor. Our Daily Class Schedule features several class options including: Online, In-Person, and Hybrid: Online & In-Person Classes; so you can participate in whichever manner is best for you. We also offer Workshops and Special Series.

Please know that the use of masks in the classrooms is optional. Vaccination requirements will stay in place.

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Dmitri Shapira


Dmitri began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1994. In 2003 he completed a two year teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and was initially certified to teach by IYNAUS in 2006.

His teacher is the late Mary Dunn whom he assisted for several years. He regularly travels to India, every 2-3 years, to study with the Iyengar family.

Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits and for the relief of back pain, yoga’s ability to steady the mind sustained his interest. For Dmitri, Yoga happens when an asana becomes less of a series of discrete actions and more of a unified whole where the various parts are balanced and synchronized. His straightforward teaching style is challenging yet sensitive to those with physical injuries or limitations.

Dmitri also earned a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory in 1997 and he enjoys finding parallels between his two pursuits. He approaches both with a balance between practice and a turning away from the familiar.

Iyengar Yoga
Institutes of New York
227 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011

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