Breathing Room, a new yoga studio in downtown New Haven, is a breath of fresh air for all looking to expand their yoga experience. An intimate studio, Breathing Room is a personal and inviting space to practice. With a variety of classes for students of all levels we invite you to come join our community and find your Breathing Room. Our Studio puts emphasis on your practice as an extention of your life, we work to create a space for you to learn and grow with yourself and a community of like minded individuals.

Our Class Offerings: 

Lotus Flow Vinyasa
Merging radically fluid asana and rockin’ tunes into a dynamic, devotional dance, Lotus Flow Yoga delivers a physical and spiritual high. Through creative vinyasa sequencing, conscious alignment, breath awareness, meditation and relaxation, we spiritualize our physical form and honor yoga's powerful and transformative lineage. Lotus Flow sequencing is honored in every class as we move through the chakra system, an organic unfolding where each step prepares us for the next.

Foundations of Lotus Flow Vinyasa
This is our Beginners Class, Lotus Flow style! This Level 1 class builds the foundation for your yoga practice with an emphasis on breathing and healthy alignment in the poses. Wonderful for beginners and those interested in Lotus Flow.

Candle-Lit Yoga
These evening candle-lit classes are time to unwind the mind and check in with body and breath. We move and flow through vinyasa practice at a more gentle pace, with opportunities to delve deep into poses, releasing tension and relaxing heart, head, hips, and hamstrings. You will float home after class! (Open to all levels.)

Energy Rising Vinyasa
Highly influenced by the teachings of Kundalini, Barry help us to redirect stored energy in our bodies through a kriya inspired vinyasa. This class uses breath work to bring us deeper into our physical and spiritual awareness. 

Form & Flow
This class is an education in the proper alignment and anatomy of yoga posture. When proper alignment is created in yoga asana, freedom to explore the breath and the body ignite. Students will be guided through challenging sequences creating a fluidity in the practice while exploring form and breath. All levels of students are welcome and modifications will be given to ensure that everyone is able to participate.

Power Lotus Flow
Power Flow is a high energy Lotus Flow Vinyasa practice. In class we move through a vigorous, creative, and high endurance practice concentrating on strength and devotion within the body. If you like to rock out with fun music, challenge yourself with advanced postures and sweat, you will enjoy Breathing Room’s Power Lotus Flow Yoga!
Power Yoga is recommended for yogis with experience. We recommend Into to Power for newer students to Lotus Flow

Mixed Level Vinyasa
In this class we follow the foundation of vinyasa practice, with emphasis on safe alignment and breath to help us flow from posture to posture. Mixed level classes are accessible for students new to yoga or those coming back from injuries, as well as students with steady yoga practices who want to work towards their edge of their balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility. (Open to all levels.)

Urban Zen Restorative
Urban Zen blends restorative yoga poses, breath awareness, essential oil therapy and Reiki. You’ll leave each class feeling calm, relaxed, and revitalized. In a world of over-stimulation and over-work, these practices can offer a meditative sanctuary. This class is open to anyone who needs a little TLC and no yoga experience is necessary.

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the other more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles offered. In Yin Yoga class, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. Because this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
Yin is a wonderful class for all level yogis.

Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga is the practice of uniting solar and lunar energies within the body. Hatha means “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha). This class will focus on alignment through traditional asana and pranayama as a means to yoke the mind and body together. Open to all levels.  

Dynamic Hatha Flow
Explore progressive Vinyasa flow sequences that integrate breath-work, movement, inner awareness and core-strength. Discover the deep core line, your greatest and most efficient source of power. As you become stronger and discover better alignment, you will be able to move deeper into more challenging poses and develop a sense of ease in your practice. Stoking your inner fire will unclog stagnant energy, release toxins and spark a total body/mind transformation. You will leave feeling amazing! Room will be heated 80-85 to support your practice.

Prenatal Yoga
Yoga is a perfect complement to any woman's journey through pregnancy. These safe and gentle classes will highlight yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques that strengthen your body, alleviate discomforts, connect you to your growing baby, and prepare for your optimal birth. These classes are suitable for pregnant women new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners, and for women at all stages of pregnancy. Come join other women as we create a supportive community with Lillian and Audrey, both of which are prenatal yoga instructors, birth doulas and couches, as well as nurse-midwifery students at Yale's School of Nursing.

Each Series is 4 weeks long & costs $65 per series. 
Drop in for a single class is $18 

Max Meditation
Max Meditation includes breath work, relaxation, and passive, active, and guided meditation. It comes from the Modern Mystery School and combines a full spectrum of modern and traditional techniques to facilitate relaxation, insight, and inspiration. No experience is necessary.

Meditation can create a host of scientifically demonstrated benefits for the practitioner including:

Stress and blood pressure reduction
Increased grey matter and attention span
Pain, depression, and anxiety management 
Increased empathy and connection

Modified Ashtanga Flow
A modified version of the the Primary Series of Ashtanga developed by Pattahbi Jois. The focus is on the cultivation of mindfulness, Ujayi breath, endurance, strength, and flexibility; as well as to teach you proper alignment. This class creates a firm foundation to build an intelligent, fun challenging Ashtanga practice.

Happy Power Hour +
This is great class to shed the week's stress and clear your mind for the weekend. Through a challenging but accessible breath centered practice, students gain the benefits of upper body conditioning, hip openers and multi-level inversions along with core strengthening. This fun 75 minute format appeals to students with prior experience who love to practice with great music. We end our dynamic practice with a deeply restorative Savasana.


Private lessons provide a setting in which your individual needs can be completely addressed. 
Yoga postures and breathing exercises are selectively chosen and developed to meet your specific needs. Learning and practicing postures and breathing exercises at your own pace and within your own range is one of the most effective ways to realize the benefits of yoga.

New Student Info

• Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class to allow time to sign up and become familiar with the studio. If arriving late to class you will be asked to wait out side of the classroom until opening prayer is complete. Please arrive on time so you can get your full experience!

• Payment for class is required before the beginning of class. We except all major credit card with the exception of Amex.

• Mats, blankets and props are all available for you to use at the studio with no additional charge.  

• Water bottles are available: $1

• Breathing Room has a shower room for your convenience, you are asked to bring your own towel and toiletries 

•There is a New Student Introductory package available for all new member of our community. This is a 3 class pass for the price of 2 classes! Each pass expires in 1month of your first class. Please ask at the front desk about this offer.

Class extension fee:
$15: At time of purchase of a new class card, of equal or greater value to the card that has expired, you may additional purchase the class extension and your expired classes will be added to your new card.

*Available first visit only

Please note: class cards and non-transferable. 3 and 6 month cards may be frozen one time for a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of one month. No other cards can be frozen please note all classes cards have an expiration. There are no refunds.

New to Yoga? What do I wear?

Sweatpants, shorts, or leggings are suggested as well as T-shirt or tank top. Something that you can move comfortably and freely in.

You have taken the time out of your busy life to practice yoga. There for all we ask of you is to give yourself a break, have patience, breathe and you will reap all the benefits Yoga has to offer.