During the Covid19 pandemic, I am offering classes online via ZOOM!  And for the summer months, I will also be holding outdoor classes at Stewart Park and on the roof deck at Island Fitness. Schedule is subject to change, so check the calendar for updates!

Weekly classes are held in several locations. The Temple of Joy is a beautiful home studio space in my residence on West Hill, just a half-mile from downtown. Island Health & Fitness is Ithaca's premier fitness and wellness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and a varied schedule of exercise classes. There are two sites, one downtown overlooking the Cayuga inlet, and another at Community Corners shopping plaza.  

Please arrive 5 –10 minutes before class begins, so you can be set up and ready to begin on time. Bring a mat, a water bottle, and come with an empty stomach. Extra mats and props are provided for those who need them.

Temple of Joy Yoga Sanctuary

Kripalu Yoga with Jyoti

Monday 10:00-11:30 AM  Zoom

Thursday 10:00-11:30 AM Zoom

See Calendar for links


Island Health and Fitness
Community Corners Shopping Plaza
903 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Free for members
$12 day pass entitles guests to all classes and gym facilites 


WEDNESDAYS 9:00-10:00 AM   Outside on roof deck
Kripalu Yoga--All  Levels

Island Health and Fitness
Downtown Location
310 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Free for members
$12 day pass entitles guests to all classes and gym facilites 

A perfect option for beginners, those with injuries or conditions, and anyone seeking to take their practice to the next level.
Fee: sliding scale $60-80 for a 75-min session
Available upon request: 

Special Introductory offer: 2 private sessions for $108!

Kripalu Yoga is an inquiry-based yoga methodology that promotes the awakening of the life force (prana). Using classic asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques, Kripalu Yoga increases awareness of body, breath, and mind and encourages natural alignment. 

A typical Kripalu Yoga class includes meditation, pranayama, breath coordinated with movement, pratapana (warm up movements) that condition the body for sustaining poses, and creative sequences that contain postures and the six movements of the spine. There is not one particular set or series of postures. Kripalu Yoga classes will often end with some time for students to initiate individual movement inquiry (meditation-in-motion) before ending with Savasana (relaxation and integration).

Off the yoga mat, this inquiry-based approach to life also encourages natural alignment and increased awareness—of our thoughts, words, feelings, and actions. In this way, Kripalu Yoga is the inquiry into optimal living.

Kripalu Yoga emphasizes the mechanics of yoga (proper breath and alignment) as well as the inner, spiritual dimensions of yoga practice. Students are encouraged to honor the wisdom of their bodies and to work according to their bodies’ limits and strengths at any given time.

The primary objective of Kripalu Yoga practice is to awaken the natural intelligence of life-force energy (the flow of prana) in order to promote thriving in all aspects of life.

The foundations of Kripalu Yoga come from the life and teachings of Swami Kripalu (1913–1981), a highly respected kundalini yoga master, prolific writer, and talented musician from the Gujarat province of India, who is known for the intensity of his spiritual practice and the depth of his compassion. 

The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, is the largest yoga center in North America. They offer workshops and teacher trainings in the Kripalu tradition as well as other styles of yoga and related disciplines.


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