Daya Studio

“Drink the nectar of compassion from your own heart. Don’t look for compassion anywhere else, from anyone else. It is inside you. You are the owner of this great virtue”

Swami Chidvilasananda

Daya" in sanskrit means kindness and compassion.

Daya yoga studio evolved from preexisting studio that opened in 2005 in Ridgewood. In a quiet neighborhood, Daya thrives to serve not only as a space for practicing yoga, but also as a community center for beings living in the area and traveling from all over the world.

Our mission is to build a community. A community where people can grow, educate themselves, become more aware of the world around them and find ways to be healthy and in tune to the natural cycle of nature, even while living in NY City.

For all beings Daya offers group Meditation and various workshops in english, polish and spanish to help people find their way of life and a feeling of home.

Through the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation we introduce a way to find a balance and purify the body and mind to move to a state of higher awareness.

Ayurveda, an ancient holistic approach to life is a way to be healthy and happy. We practice this ancient form of self care through listening to the bodies natural balance, using food, diet, herbal treatment, breath and yoga to heal and preserve. Our goal is to help people understand and form a relationship with their individual bodies and personal needs. In a healthy body, a healthy soul lives.

Art, creativity, music, dance,trips to park, hiking, capoeira, aerial yoga and much more...................find it here.

What Bushwick Daily wrote about the new chapter of Daya Yoga Studio in Bushwick:


Let’s hang, shall we?
Daya Yoga, a yoga studio at Onderdonk Ave of many years has announced its official move to Bushwick, and will re-open in a converted factory at 360 Jefferson St (between Irving & Wyckoff Ave). In this connection, Daya has announced several new exciting yoga styles to be taught there. Aerial yoga (squeeek!!!), kundalini yoga (ooooooooom!), Ashtanga, Kripalu, and Reiki + Restorative will surely enrich this neighborhood’s yoga scene. Daya will also be teaching yoga classes in Polish and Spanish, as well as Mommy & Me yoga classes positioning themselves as a truly community loving place of peace and balance.

The owner of Ridgewood Daya, Anna Lesniak emailed us yesterday that after the Ridgewood space (shared with a martial arts studio) introduced Krav Maga classes, an Israeli army self-defense method, which according to her own words is very brutal, she decided to close the studio and was ready to move to Brazil and live peacefully nearby a beach. However, “…all of the sudden Meghan [Conway] came to the picture. Fresh teacher form Krypalu who left the world of fashion and quickly became very amazing teacher. I fall in love with her seeing how much she puts into what she does and decided to change my path and stay,” Anna explained.

Two women decided to join the forces and find a space for new and improved Daya.

“After many places we saw in this crazy growing area of Bushwick and Ridgewood where bars pop out as mushroom after rain, we found a space that felt right, felt like home again. Nice tall feelings, lots of space, ….lots of potential,” Anna added.
Anna as a long time Aerial Yoga practitioner decided to bring this practice to the neighborhood: “Aerial yoga is a new project. Everyone wants to fly, everyone wants to have fun, even Yogis. Aerial Yoga will turn your practice upside down and allow you to see life in a different way.”
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