Explore our CLasses of Hatha, vinyasa, yin, power yoga & More
CLASs OF THE MONTH: restorative/gentle yoga with darcy
sundays, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for Restorative/Gentle Yoga on Sundays from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM! Our featured teacher of the month, Darcy Bowman, rotates this open-level class with Patty Schneider.
This class emphasizes the calming of the nervous system and teaches the art of relaxation. Melt away tension, develop repose and stillness, and create a deep state of relaxation. This essential class is great for all levels of yoga students.
sunset yoga in the parks is back!
wednesday, July 17 6:45 pm - 8:00 PM
Join us for our 4th Annual Sunset Yoga in the Parks Series! We’re partnering with Westchester Parks Foundation to host FREE yoga outdoors throughout the summer! Our next class will be led by Sara Santora on Wednesday, July 17 at Playland Beach in Rye. Please note there is a parking fee at Playland.
Attend one - or all- of our free summer classes by registering below! Click here for more details and to see our full summer schedule!
teacher training free info session
Saturday, july 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 PM
Our teacher training is designed to integrate vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment and skillful sequencing. Whether you wish to become a teacher or deepen your own practice, The Tovami Yoga training will distinctively prepare you to flourish and be your best you!
Attend this free information session to speak with instructors and graduates about the program and their experiences. Snacks will be served, bring your friends and family!
thank you for voting us the best of westchester!
We are so honored and excited to have won TWO of Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester awards this year! Tovami Yoga is 2019’s Reader’s Choice Winner for “Best Yoga Studio” and Editor’s Pick for “Best Yoga with a View”!
THANK YOU to YOU for being a part of this amazing, amazing community that we are so lucky to get to call home!
Explore our workshops in the workshops tab to discover more
on yoga, wellness,meditation,mindfulness & more
p.j. kids yoga: summertime story
saturday | july 13 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Ready, Set, Read! Bring your favorite book and join us for an evening of fun poses, music and games! Followed by a story, relaxation, cookies and milk*.
This is a Drop-off class for kids ages 5 - 8. Class taught by Susan Fried, Owner of Budding Buddhas Kids Yoga, and Michelle Ganpat.
*Contact us if your child has any food allergies
Cost: $25 | $15 for an additional child
Yoga Tune Up® - Body Re-SeT POP-UP
tuesdays, jul 30, aug 6, & aug 13
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
This empowering class series will combine poses with corrective movement and self massage techniques. Using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls you’ll aim to build awareness, reduce pain, and improve performance in the spine, shoulders, hips, knees, hands, feet, face, breathing techniques, and so much more. Identify and strengthen "body blind spots:” areas of the body that are overused, underused, or misused and are potential catalysts for pain and injury.
Balls will be provided or can be purchased. This is a Drop-In class so attend one or all of the series. Class packages/monthly can be applied.
AT HARBOR ISLAND PARK
SUNDAYS AT 9 AM & WEDNESDAYS AT 6 PM
Budding Buddhas Yoga & Mindfulness - For all ages
The benefits of yoga for kids are many, including increased focus and concentration, heightened body awareness and self-control, increased flexibility and strength. Yoga for kids helps ease stress and build confidence. It encourages children of all ages to create healthy habits for life.
If I could learn one thing each day, it would be how to love myself and others more fully. With yoga, we will all meet there.
Tovami means community - the name can't be found in a dictionary, nor does it have a country of origin, but has been created. A name to mean community, one letter, one idea, one person at a time. We see everyone as unique and special like Yoga. The focus for us is on building this beautiful yoga community, this "Tovami" honoring yoga as an ancient mindfulness art in our welcoming studio.
Tovami Yoga begins its Yoga Alliance registered and approved 200-hour teacher certification program September 14, 2019.
Our Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Program offers a variety of Westchester's long-time expert instructors/teachers, handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and ability to inspire. You will receive one-on-one instruction to equip yourself for your personal yoga journey, whether it be cultivating self-knowledge or an inspiring career as a teacher. From multimedia anatomy presentations to deep hands-on asana knowledge, meditation and ancient healing mudras, you will take a giant step towards your personal success and fulfillment. Plus, you’ll have FUN & connect with a wonderful, lighthearted community!
This month's Featured Yoga Teacher
Like our Yoga PractiTIoners, our Teacher's are fun & have a unique view that shines brightly throughout each of their classes.
Meet Darcy! Darcy views life as an opportunity and is inspired in each precious breath. She encourages her students to approach yoga as a way of life, to practice with a beginner's mind, with loving kindness, and with sincerity. Whether she’s teaching hatha or restorative yoga, she leads with an inquiry based approach that empowers students.
Q: Tell us a bit about how you found yoga?
A: My first yoga classes were when I was a student at Parsons School of Design in the early 70s. I don’t really know what I was doing, but I loved the practice. That summer, after I graduated from college, my then boyfriend, Freddie Wyndham, and I moved to New Hampshire where I had a summer job baking at a tennis camp. Freddie has just come off the road with his band and he’d started a yoga practice on his own. We loved practicing meditation and our asana yoga practice grew out of that. Together, I felt like we were very dedicated students of yoga. We got married in 1976, and have been blessed to share our practices together ever since.
In 2002, Freddie had shifted from writing & producing music for film and tv, to teaching yoga. He suggested I take a Teacher Training, so I did, with Jillian Pransky in Hoboken, NJ, at Devotion Yoga. It changed my life. I then took a 500 hr Teachers Training in 2004 at Yoga Zone, with Alan Finger. I began teaching yoga in 2005.
I have taken many additional teacher trainings with Jillian Pransky, Judith Laseter, Glenn Black, and more. I am an Advanced Relaxed and Renew Instructor. I believe that Restorative Yoga is one of the most profound and powerful practices. In 2011, I took Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune Up®️ Teacher Training and became a certified YTU Instructor. I’m a Roll Model Instructor, a part of YTU that uses therapy balls to release muscles and deepen your practice.
Q: What can someone expect when coming to your class?
A: My classes are a series of “warm up” practices before jumping into asana. I like to focus on the areas that need attention, to open and release. As I’ve gotten older, I find my body needs more warm up than it did when I was younger. I like to use not only “human movement”, but Yoga Tune Up® Therapy balls as well. My Restorative classes are calming, releasing, and rejuvenating. Stillness comes out of movement, and so there is always a transition, through breath and body, into stillness. I love teaching and practicing Restorative Yoga.
Q: What’s something about you that no one would expect?
A: I love music. My whole family is very musical. My dad was an amazing trombone player, mom played clarinet, my brother plays trumpet and violin, my sister played clarinet and guitar. Dad not only played with the Charlotte Symphony, but with many Big Bands, and Dixieland. I played flute & piccolo in my high school marching band and orchestra and played 2nd chair flute in the North Carolina Youth Orchestra.
Q:If you had to choose- favorite yoga pose?
A: I LOVE Downward Facing Dog. It’s such a beautiful transition pose. I like to move and explore while I’m in the pose.
Q: Favorite song?
A: Eek! Hard one! My love of music is so broad. It’s hard to pin down one song. I love anything I can dance to. I love songs I can sing with, especially songs, the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Beyoncé, Deva Primal, Van Morrison, The Beatles.
PRACTICE WITH DARCY:
SUNDAYS, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM RESTORATIVE/GENTLE YOGA
YOGA TUNE UP®️ BODY RE-SET POP-UP SERIES:
TUESDAYS, JULY 30, AUG 6, & AUG 13, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
KARMA YOGI PROGRAM
The Karma yogi is a work exchange program. your time for free yoga classes and studio discounts.
We are always interested in you! Please feel free to contact us to see if there are any Karma Yogi positions open today.