knowledgeable and helpful instructors
convenient West Side NYC location
bright open atmosphere
clean facilities and changing rooms
abundance of class offerings
The 3 class for $33 special for new students is not bad but a little higher than other NYC studios.
The $125/month membership price is a bit steep, though on par with the rest of NYC.
Some of the evening classes can get a little crowded, especially if classes are being held in the small room.
Manhattan's Reflections Yoga is easily one of the best yoga studios in NYC.
Located at 250 W. 49th St. between 8th Avenue and Broadway, Reflections Yoga is in a convenient Manhattan West Side locations just off the N/Q/R trains, as well as the 1, C, and E trains. The studio offers classes morning, afternoon, and evening to suit your schedule. Classes run from the extensive 90-minute open classes to 60-minute "quick fix" classes to cater to your busy Manhattan lifestyle.
I've sampled a number of the yoga classes at Reflections and have been pleased with all of them. The instructors are extremely helpful and supportive. The studios offers one-hour basics classes at 5:25, just before dinner. The instructors each have their distinctive styles of teaching. Michelle teaches a more vigorous class, while T'ai teaches in a more calming style. Amy has a fun engaging style.
If you are more advanced in your yoga practice, the open/quick fix classes might be a better fit. Paula, Vidya, Tatiana, are all extremely knowledgeable in their own way and will adjust according to the level of the students in the class. If you are fortunate not to have a 9-5 schedule, you might be better off coming to the 10:30am classes where there will be fewer students and more personal attention.
There is a small number of specialty classes such as Restorative Yoga, Punk Rock Yoga, and Kundalini. I haven't really sampled them yet, but would like to when it's convenient for my schedule.
Reflections Yoga has a good amount of regulars, but also people who pop in and out. People are pretty laid-back and friendly.
The studio itself is extremely bright, open, and spacious, with nice changing room facilities and small showers to use after class. There are also nice couches and a big table and chairs for you to lounge around just before and after class.
The studio rents the space out for a number of other events including parrties, performances, and workshops. Eenings are pretty lively as a result.
If you haven't found your home studio in NYC, then it is definitely worth considering Reflections Yoga.