FUNdraising class with Jess Blake!

Athleta Flatiron Studio (map)

Join Exhale to Inhale and instructor Jess Blake at the Athleta Studio in Flatiron on Wednesday September 6th for a donation based yoga class. Enjoy an energizing and grounding yoga practice designed to strengthen, inspire, and empower. While you're feeling good you'll be doing good, since all proceeds from this class will support Exhale to Inhale! Your participation will help us bring the healing practice of yoga to even more survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Jess Blake

Jess Blake has been teaching yoga in New York City for over eight years. She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher certified through YogaWorks.  She has additional certifications in Prenatal/Postnatal and Restorative Yoga. Jess’ classes consist of intelligent and creative sequencing and she carefully guides her students through each pose so that they can practice with confidence and clarity. Jess infuses mindfulness techniques, meditation, and breath-work into her classes, offering students the opportunity to develop a deeper awareness of their own mind-body-spirit connection. She brings a sense of presence and compassion into her teaching and aims to create a nourishing and empowering experience for her students. To learn more visit  www.jessblakeyoga.com.

Athleta Flatiron Studio
September 6th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Yatri: Yoga for Emotional Healing Training with Reema Datta

ISHTA Yoga (map)

Transform Destructive Emotions and Thought Patterns
Through Movement, Meditation, and Wisdom rooted in Indian and Tibetan Yoga

Yatri- Yoga for Emotional Healing™ begins with understanding how our thought patterns and emotions affect our mental and physical well-being.  Through Yatri, we move through kleshas, a Sanskrit word meaning “mind poisons.” Antidotes for anger, anxiety, attachment, depression, loneliness and fear are taught through practices rooted in Indian and Tibetan Yoga.

Yatri is a holistic program based on 12 foundational principles, which are practiced together to experience a peace that is lasting and a happiness that is stable and sustainable. The foundations include wisdom, motivation, personal responsibility, tribe,  accountability, thoughts, communication, movement, meditation, nutrition and art.  www.yatriyoga.com.

In this three-day training, expect creative sequencing inspired by yoga asana and Indian dance, transformative meditations rooted in Tibetan and Indian Yoga, communication exercises blending modern psychotherapies and eastern philosophy, and teachings focused on conquering kleshas.

Module One
20 hour YA Certified Training, CE Credits May Be Applied

For yoga students and teachers, mental health practitioners, therapists, coaches and health care professionals.

Dates + Times:
Friday, September 22nd, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, September 24th, 8:00am-5:00pm
Early Bird Rate*: $475 (paid by September 8th, 2017) | Regular Tuition: $575*

*10% of the proceeds from this training will benefit Exhale to Inhale to enable us to bring yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Reema Datta is an Indian-American teacher, speaker, humanitarian, author and musician who has dedicated her life to offering yoga as a holistic practice leading to healing and lasting peace.

Reema first learned yoga philosophy from her grandfather, ayurvedic cooking from her grandmother, and sacred song and mantra from her mother. Her teachers include the Dalai Lama, Sri Pattabhi Jois, Ma Daya Vyas, Sri Dharma Mittra, and direct disciples of Mahatma Gandhi. Reema has taught alongside Danny Paradise, Ana Forrest, David Swenson, David Williams and Larry Schultz.   

At the age of 24, Reema had finished her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and completed her Masters degree at the London School of Economics.  Immediately following, 9/11 occurred in NYC.  Overnight, the trajectory of her path shifted towards what she had been taught her entire life: YOGA and its deep capacity to heal. 

In 2002, Reema received her teacher training certification in Ashtanga yoga.  In 2005, she founded the Usha Yoga Foundation to bring Eastern teachings and practices to marginalized communities in India, Africa, the UK and the U.S.  In 2008, Reema received her certificate as an Ayurvedic Therapist from the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center in Mysore, India.  Yoga International coined Datta as “the Yoga Ambassador” in 2009.  She completed a teacher training in classical Tibetan Yoga in 2010. 

Reema's students range from singer songwriter Sting, Edie Brickel, Paul Simon, Grace Highwater, Zainab Salbi and the Princess of Rajasthan.  She has served as a guest lecturer and teacher at wellness centers throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. Reema has collaborated with musicians such as Manose Singh, Ronu Majumdar and Krishna Das.