Your Sanctuary of Belonging and Inspiration
Illumina derives from the Latin word illuminare, “to bring light to.
We light lamps in order to see more clearly. The lamp of Meditation and Yoga conjures the light of pure awareness.
Our prayer is that our yoga and meditation practices, and sacred offerings will help you look more lovingly into all the shades and colors of your own humanity, heal the spaces of exile and cultivate the beauty of your unique gifts.
May this luminous collective become your sanctuary of belonging and inspiration. May it be a source of support as you step out into the world, blazing from your heart as a beacon in the night.
Your light is needed now more than ever.
What Our Community Says
I would never get up every Saturday morning, in the winter, if I didn't need to go to Illumina. Wish I didn't need to go, honestly. I'm not trying to be a yoga person. But, I am trying to be a better person. That's why Illumina is special. It's not just about the yoga, what people think yoga is or is limited to. Yoga is an extension of who I am and an expansion of who I can become.Andria
Illumina builds community, I feel that I practice amongst friends there. That’s not to say that I know everyone, although I wish I did. It means that when I am there, I I feel at ease, I feel ready and supported in focusing and deepening my practice. At the same time, I feel free and able to be playful and expressive. I often enjoy a good laugh during my practice, and that’s very important to me. I think that Illumina teachers are big-hearted people, and that draws in students that have heart. It feels right and important to be in such a thoughtful and inspiring environment. I’m extremely grateful for Illumina.Natalie
Illumina is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. Your yoga classes have helped me to be patient and keep going on when things have been difficult....and stretching is always a good idea.Anne
I have learned the importance of a tightly-knit sangha born out of shared experiences at class, sound events and joyous community bonding. The students are of an eclectic and far-reaching range, meaning of all age groups, very artistic and genuinely caring.Kim
Illumnia has and continues to push me to unlock a new part of myself. Beyond the physical yoga, it's the feeling of the space, the music, the mantras and owners that you can really feel have put themselves into making this studio as great as it is.Denetrias
I have learned to trust in my strength, and be patient with myself and others. How to relax. I have also overcome physical challenges and continue to get stronger and healthier in mind a body.Helene
New York City can feel extremely draining and overwhelming at times, Ilumina has helped me not only recharge, but be grateful and enjoy my life in the city more. It feels like a second home to me in NYC. It is the community of teachers and students who make it so.Matteo
My practice at Illumina is one of the things I set my schedule around each week. In other words, it is a very important part of my life. My practice helps me cultivate presence and a sense of being, it helps me quiet my chattering mind in a manner that provides an important 'reset' and also gives me tools to better thrive in my life off the mat.Alex