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Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness and the A.L.M.A. Institute – Yoga Profile 2019

Erica Garcia

Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness

and the A.L.M.A. Institute 

Erica Garcia, Owner 

799 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY

914.294.0606 • • [email protected]

Philosophy and focus: Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness is a studio and holistic center on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers—a safe and welcoming place where anyone can learn about yoga and make friends. The A.L.M.A Institute offers a transformative, interdisciplinary (alignment-informed vinyasa) 200-hour yoga and life teacher training, with reasonable tuition ($4,250) and an evening/weekend format to make it accessible to everyone. We offer payment plans and work-study partial scholarships to those who qualify. Our next teacher training starts September 7, with graduation in January. The new program will already meet Yoga Alliance’s new core standards. Whether you want to deepen your practice, do some personal growth or teach, this is the program for you. You’ll get the asana, philosophy, sound healing, essential oils, meditation and sense of total renewal. As of 2020, the 200-hour teacher trainings will be also offered in English and Spanish, formalized RYT mentor programs and continuing education.


What type of yoga do you offer? We offer a wide variety of yoga philosophies, 200-hour teacher trainings and many classes, from Iyengar Wall, Yin and Restorative classes to Athletes, Meditation, Nidra, Fundamentals and Flow. We are also a “teachers” studio where RYTs can drop in and take reduced-rate classes and mentor with Erica directly. We offer daytime, evening and weekend classes. We don’t offer kids-only classes, but we offer discounted rates for children (6+) and teens so you can bring them with you.


What’s the vibe? We’re serious about our yoga but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re all human. Our vibe is to come in and leave it all on the mat. 


What else? Erica has been featured in many magazines and is a respected, seasoned teacher and mentor to many. Drop in for workshops to receive continuing education and hands-on mentorship to hone in on your craft. As a studio, we offer a variety of workshops, including Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Make-Your-Own Malas, Intro to Ayurveda, Intro to Essential Oils, Yoga for Athletes and Yoga Sutras. We also bring in various sponsors for education sessions on local offerings. We’re the area hub for education in doTERRA essential oils for overall health and wellness. 

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