Deborah Stotzky

One thing is certain, everything is changing, always. physically, emotionally, and spiritually we are different daily. One place we can watch, without judgment, our varying states is in our daily yoga practice.

I have been teaching vinyasa yoga since 2004. when I teach, I aim to create a class that is informative, transformative, challenging, supportive, fun and feels good to the body! My hope is that each individual will take away some new insight about their own body, breath, mind and spirit. I teach yoga in the hopes that I can share even a glimpse of the understanding, joy, strength, vulnerability and love I have experienced through my own personal practice. I also simply love to be inside a yoga studio, in a community of people who like a sweaty, vigorous challenge and who aim to quiet the mind through breath, movement, kindness, non-violence and self observation. I feel very lucky to have studied with some of the best vinyasa yoga teachers there are: Baron Baptiste, Jonny Kest, Rolf Gates.

in addition to teaching yoga, i have been an acupuncturist since 2000, with a practice in nyc’s union square and on a visiting basis in cozumel, mexico. i am also a certified yamuna body rolling instructor teaching a weekly class and various workshops around nyc.

my focus in all of my work is to create movement in both the physical and energy system of the body by moving blocked energy and creating “freedom of flow”. chi, prana, vital energy – move it and free pain on every level.

in the beginning of 2010 i became part of a “trilogy” with two fabulous yoga instructors, tammy cervantes and sigrid pichler, together creating three yogis and a grain of sand, offering destination yoga & healing retreats around the world.

my husband, who is an artist, and i have combined his art and my love of all things yoga to create yoga jewels nyc, a line of jewelry for yogis.

to learn more about my acupuncture practice, yamuna body rolling or yoga jewels nyc, please go to: