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from Liza & Patrick


ear Devotion Yoga Community,

It is an honor to be writing the editorial for our first inaugural Urban Sanctuary Magazine! This publication is made even more meaningful as Devotion Yoga’s ten-year anniversary quickly approaches. (Yes, it really has been ten years since we opened our doors to the community and hosted our first yoga class!) While we acknowledge the growth and change that has occurred, our commitment to remaining your “neighborhood yoga studio” has not wavered. We are still a friendly, laid-back studio boasting an eclectic group of practitioners of all levels and backgrounds. Our philosophy has always been to welcome new faces and our classes celebrate the diversity of both our teachers and students. In keeping with this spirit of celebration, we are thrilled to present you with this magazine! We have created a well-rounded and comprehensive programming calendar that offers something for everyone. Within these pages you will find a directory of workshops for both new students and experienced yogis, information about teacher trainings and immersions, and listings of numerous specialty classes with topics ranging from healthful cooking and mindful living to meditation and stress reduction. Our many inspirational offerings for expectant and new mothers, children, and families integrate the principles of yoga with conscious living while providing a welcoming community. In addition to a full schedule of yoga classes and workshops, we also offer massage, Reiki healing, and acupuncture, among other holistic health services. In essence, Devotion Yoga offers options for every aspect of wellness. We would also like to formally welcome you to our new space - the Urban Sanctuary. Because the stresses of our metropolitan New York lifestyle can weigh on us both physically and mentally, we aspired to create a “sanctuary” where people can slow down, be nurtured, and feel at ease. We invite you to step into our spacious but cozy urban oasis to stretch out, breathe in, and relax. Devotion Yoga welcomes you hOMe! Even though our space is new, it is filled with ten years’ worth of devotion and community. That very community has grown only because of the people who walk through our doors and support us thoroughly. We have made many friends, watched as longtime clients have become new moms, graduated numerous classes of new yoga teachers, observed proud smiles after a student’s first handstand, looked on as close relationships form, and most importantly, witnessed our community come together during times of great adversity. For these gifts, we thank you from the bottom of our devoted hearts! With gratitude and excitement,

+ Liza Bertini + Patrick Franco owners of Devotion Yoga


Devotion Yoga's URBAN SANCTUARY Magazine  

Our inaugural URBAN SANCTUARY magazine that offers something for everyone! Within these pages you will find a directory of workshops for bot...