Welcome

Welcome to Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness (UWS Yoga), your one-stop-shop for yoga on the Upper West Side! Yoga is the way we stay sane and healthy in this amazing town and we’d love to share our “wellness toolboxes” with you. We’re an old-school mom-and-pop shop, co-owned by Stephan W. Kolbert and Ingrid A. Marcroft. Come on by and say hi!

We offer:

Drop-ins, class cards and memberships!
Yoga classes for adults, teens, kids, as well as for individuals who are dealing with instability or illness.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga classes, integrative restorative yoga classes, chair yoga classes (chair yoga is for everyone, and is great for beginners, for those who sit a great deal and are curious how to use a chair to practice yoga surprisingly deeply, for injuries or for individuals who are building up strength to get on and off the floor).
Meditation classes that are led by a teacher in the morning and evening where you can come and practice meditating in our serene space.
Private yoga sessions or integrative therapy sessions that combine yoga asana, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, Reiki, breath awareness exercises, meditation and contemplative care.
Far infrared sauna sessions, which are a profound and easy way to detox your body and strengthen your immune system.
Workshops, special events and retreats to refresh or deepen your practice, and to make great new friends.
• Great retail items that are hand-picked by us, the owners, to show you what things we personally use to feel great and stay healthy.
• A super-friendly, collaborative environment that feels like your home away from home!

What kind of yoga do we teach?

Our primary teachers at this point of our yoga journey, most of whom have studied yoga for over 30 years, are Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor, Richard Rosen, Mark Whitwell and Rod Stryker. They may come from different lineages (Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, Tantra), but all focus on:

Breath. Alignment. Movement. Awareness.

We go deep. We really want you to understand what your body, breath and mind are doing in every moment. Our classes foster concentration and awareness, use your body and bring you to your personal edge, with kindness. We don’t have any “hot yoga” classes on the schedule, but you may certainly get sweaty!

Check out our Testimonials page to see what our students are saying about exploring yoga with us. Many students are telling us that they love our attention to detail and are understanding and inhabiting yoga poses in a completely different way.

Our mission is to bring you yoga with clarity, precision and joy! We want yoga to be as accessible as possible without diluting its potency.

Come on by, check out a few classes and teachers, see if we’re a good fit.

We look forward to meeting you!