"Having just completed my 200 hour teacher training I could not be more satisfied. Joschi and Monika made me welcome from the first day. They have extensive knowledge of yoga and have created a comprehensive program that is perfect for new teachers. I left with a thorough understanding of teaching yoga. The program also delves into the history and true meaning of yoga. Their team was equally knowledgable and active in the training. I am so happy that I chose Joschi Yoga Institute for my training." - Kurt T.
"I love this place! I had tried yoga at a few different places like NYSC but never really got too much out of it. I took the beginner series with Joschi and felt the benefits after the very first class. I was also looking for a place that catered to men and they have a bunch of classes that are men only which is great. I highly recommend this place especially for guys looking to get into yoga!" - John M.
"I completed my 200 HR Certification with Joschi Yoga Institute a year and a half ago. I want to say a big thank you for everything you taught me about yoga, people and business. I have taught over 200 classes in a variety of settings. Getting certified in yoga was one of the best things I did and helped me gain much confidence in my new career. I have relocated back to Southern California. Hope all is well with you in NYC. Thank you!" - Hannah M.
When I first started doing Yoga I was the least flexible person in class, and my wrists hurt but I didn't quit. Within weeks, the strength in my wrists grew and within months my flexibility improved dramatically.
I have been a student at Joschi's for 2 years now and come almost every day. I didn't realize how important Yoga was for me until my 7th month of training here. One day I went into the studio in the worst mood because of a really bad day at work. When class finished my mind was reset and the negative thoughts I had was some how turned into positive productive energy. I am uniquely inspired by every instructor at Joschi's. -Joschi- is the most knowledgeable Yoga instructor I have ever met, he leads by example and inspires many people with his true flow yoga that is enlightening and educational. His main goal is achieved in every class by activating every muscle within the human body. -Monika- is the perfect instructor if you want an informative introduction to Yoga, she also greets everyone at the door with a big warm smile that will brighten your day. This is hands down the best Yoga Studio in the City, you cannot find a yoga class of this quality in any of the exclusive gyms either. I have always kept a full time membership at Joschi's but I also have trained at many other Yoga studio's throughout the city at the same time. (Yes I felt like I was cheating) Joschi's studio by far has the best renovation (I'm a real estate broker @ Corcoran so I know these things.. lol), the best lighting, website, and hands down the nicest people and culture. Thank you YO-SHEEE! (JOSCHI)" - Tim M.
"I wanted to just say that it has only been a week and I miss the teacher training and you guys already! Although I took a little time off (about three days :)), I went back to a class and it didn't even compare to the quality of the classes at your studio, so I will be back very very soon! I also just wanted to thank the both of you for such an amazing 4 weeks. I couldn't be happier with my experience throughout the teacher training and really believe that you two prepared us to be amazing teachers. Thank you guys again and I hope to see you soon! Best" - Dana M.
"I just did my teacher training at Joschi so I was required to take 200 hours of yoga there and still I would go back in a second! The teacher training program there is great but if you're just looking to practice, I think the place is a real find in some ways. There's very little pretention, it looks more like a spa than a yoga studio. It's very homelike, people know each other. They have athletic, fitness influenced teachers and they have more spiritual teachers. All of whom are far above average in teaching skills. This is a place for people who like to flow, they all really move you." - Mattie H.
"I have been practicing yoga for 5 years, at home and in numerous studios in my travels. I wanted to find a place that gave me a sense of comfortableness, similar to what I get from my home. When I came across Joschi Yoga Institute, the studio immediately became my home practice away from home. I love Joschi himself, Monika, and all the teachers that have been carefully placed by the studio. Their knowledge of teaching on all levels that each of them possess is amazing. I love the studio so much that I decided to attend the Yoga Teacher Training program this winter. Even if you do not want to become certified to teach, I recommend this training just to deepen your practice. I am amazed how much knowledge I have consumed by all the wonderful people who work for the studio, and how it has helped me with my asana's and mental well-being." - AnnMarie N.
"I was never very much a fan of being pushed (spotted) to get though my workout. I tried teaming up with friends and hiring a person trainer, but I just did not enjoy it - nor did I ever break a sweat. Joschi's place is the answer that I was looking for! He drives and guides his pupils for 60+ minutes with good music in a friendly, noncompetitive environment. Simply put, Joschi takes the cultishness out of yoga and invites everyone to its splendor. Joschi makes sure that everyone gets individualized attention and keeps everyone focused on yoga while still having fun. From the time I walk in, there is invariably a clean, tranquil, and friendly environment. I know that I have escaped the office and the city. When I hit the mat, I know that next few moments are for me. There is no way anyone can escape his session without sweating buckets. I've gone from once a week, to twice a week, and desperately looking for a way to make it three times a week since the physical results are starting to far exceed everything that I was expecting yoga to do for me. Joschi has got me hooked. There are other studio's in NYC, but after trying Joschi's, I bet you won't even think about them unless you are looking for a cult." - Manny C.
"Yoga haters and yoga lovers alike can rejoice at this progressive studio. I don't have enough good things to say! From the anatomically focused vinyasa flow to the fun teachers, all encompassed by a gorgeous yet simple studio... there's just too much to go crazy about! For beginners and experienced yogis alike, the practice here will be challenging and exciting. They even have a yoga4men class for those in doubt about the credibility of yoga as a workout. Visit the studio and you'll experience an anatomical awakening you won't forget!" - MJ C.
"In the past decade I have been trying to find a class that works for me. I could never last with those 24-year-old instructors who I guess believed I was paying them to educate me with their under developed philosophy of life. At Joschi's there is no static, no interruptions, no judgment. Just Joschi soothing with his pleasant presence, his intelligence, and his knowledge of the body. As for the atmosphere, Joschi is a welcoming lovely person who inspires loveliness even in the snottinest of class participants. I have been taking classes at the studio for a few months now and have been feeling great, and better every day." - Emma N.
"Joschi NYC and teacher training is incredible. It is a gift to have a place like this in the city, with such dedicated and knowledgeable teachers. The classes vary greatly from a serious athletic workout to a spa retreat. Also they consider the student and keep you aware of the body and soul and how to achieve a higher level of practice considering that we live in 2010. This school provided me the opportunity to challenge and expand the limits of the body, mind and heart. I am extremely thankful to have found this studio." - Erika A.
"I have been practicing and teaching yoga outside of New York for a few years. I knew moving to New York I would need more training so I decided to do Joschi's teacher training program. The teacher training program is AMAZING! There are people of many skill levels in my teacher training but it really pushes you to be a better instructor and more than that, it has helped my personal yoga practice more than I could possibly express. The best part is you can take endless amounts of classes for the three months of the teacher training. That means you could be there 7 days a week like me if you really wanted.
The studio is beautiful, the teachers are amazing and because of the wonderful teachers and teacher trainers I have deepened my personal practice. Thank you Joschi!!!" - Noelia F.
"The program went above and beyond my expectations on every level. It is a lot to learn in a month! I chose Joschi Yoga Institute because it was a condensed program that fit into both my timeframe and desire to spend time in NYC (I reside in the Bay Area, California). The instructors are professional and diligent at keeping students on task. The light of the program is Joschi. His knowledge is vast, his humor takes your worries away and his love of yoga as a lifestyle is contagious and inspiring. The backbone of the program is Monika. she's organized, consistent and tough at times, but she makes you get it!" - Tamara T.
"Joschi Yoga Institute is a diamond. It is one of only 3 yoga schools in all of New York City that offers a comprehensive anatomy component, which is crucial. Also, this training has given us more opportunities to actually practice teaching than other programs. I believe that you learn by doing, and that understanding how the body works is necessary to instruct people safely, so this program just makes sense! What's more, Joschi and Monika are absolutely brilliant teachers. The program is organized and very in-depth. It surpassed my expectations. I wish my training would never end!" - Jenny G.
"Joschi's Yoga Teacher Training program was one of the most intense, fulfilling and fun experiences I've ever had. The education that I acquired from the program was remarkable- the Asana study, Anatomy, practical teaching, Yoga history, business of teaching and so much more... My love for yoga grew with every class. The most wonderful thing about the program were the teachers who all have such different backgrounds, but all come with such genuine passion for yoga and for teaching. The work was intense but the classes were always filled with laughter and fun. I am excited to take all that of my experiences from the training and share them with students of my own!" - Sarah C.
"The keyword at Joschi is 'rigor'. Whether through the in-depth anatomy classes, yoga history lessons or hours of teaching practice, the Institute opens students to the broadest possible curriculum. I was among the first group to graduate from the 2012 200-hour class. I found it stimulating, the environment was dynamic and the teachers put their hearts and bodies into preparing us. The small class allowed for a high level of individual attention and my fellow trainees were from all over the world. I would recommend Joschi Institute to anyone seeking a solid foundation for teaching with inspiration." - Sebastian N.
"I just completed Joschi's four week training last week and I feel it was one of the best things I've ever done. I feel I learned so much in one month, about yoga and about myself, too. I think this studio has some great people you can learn a lot from! They are very knowledgeable and fun. Beside Joschi and Monika who we spent most of our time with, I really liked their staff. Studio has great modern look and it's very clean and neat at all times. Classes are very fun and pretty challenging. I am sad that my training is over. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in teacher training or just anyone wanting to practice yoga!" - Milka M.
"I recently attended the 2012 Teacher Training Program at Joschi Yoga Institute and can honestly say that it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. I had been practicing yoga in Florida for some time when I met an instructor who was certified in Vinyasa yoga and highly recommended Joschi's studio in NYC as a place to learn and better my skill. After a lot of consideration and research, I decided to move to New York and become a part of Joschi's next teacher training. The program turned out to be much more than I expected. Joschi and Monika, along with the talented staff behind them, went above and beyond during the course of the program. Their combined knowledge on topics such as anatomy, history of yoga, asanas, meditation and much more, place them above the rest in the Yoga community. After my first day, I could already tell that this studio was more than just a business for the instructors, but a passion. The transformation I have seen in myself in such a limited amount of time is nothing short of incredible. I have not only grown in my yoga practice but in my own personal life as well. Joschi and Monika see the deepest potential in their students and push them to be the best they can be. More importantly. they led us to understand that the key to our potential was continuous effort and not just natural strength and talent. I followed my dreams and with their help I am proud to say I am officially a "yogi". I would highly recommend this studio to anyone with aspirations to teach, or to those who want to better their yoga practice!" - Kylee K.
"Absolutely AMAZING teachers. My experience at Joschi Yoga Institute was challenging as well as unforgettable. The knowledge of all the teachers was the very best. There was the physical, mental, and spiritual challenge I was looking for and for that I thank you with all my heart." - Ewa P.
"I have not yet completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Joschi and I already wish I could extend it for 4 more weeks. This program is fantastic and I never want it to end! Joschi, Monika and the other teacher trainers are extremely knowledgeable; they really know what they're doing. Each is fun and brings a unique perspective, so our curriculum is well-rounded. I have so much respect for them and always feels I am in good hands here. We concentrate a lot on human anatomy, which is so important and so many yoga instructors do not know enough about. I have never enjoyed learning so much. The classes at Joschi outside of the training are also fantastic. I feel so lucky to have discovered this place, and will recommend it to everyone. I will certainly continue to take classes here and sign up for future trainings at Joschi." - Jennifer G.