Hosh Yoga

Rating: 4.79 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Health, Human Services

Location: 55 Nassau Ave Brooklyn NY 11222 USA

Mission: A not-for-profit,donation based yoga studio Health and wellness as a right of life rather than a luxury. Hosh is here to provide a fair chance to explore healthier living through yoga, meditation, workshops and strong community development in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg areas of Brooklyn,New York and beyond. Regularly scheduled classes are all donation-based; workshops are priced as affordably as possible.
Geographic areas served: New York metropolitan area
Programs: Primary goal of Hosh Yoga, a non profit organization, is to get everybody and anybody to do at least some yoga. Hosh Yoga's goal is to help people to be more comfortable with yoga and incorporate it in everyday life. Yoga is known for its overwhelming list of benefits both for general and mental health.

Access to yoga classes should be available for everyone regardless of age, sex, race, religion, social or economic background or situation. That is why Hosh Yoga is providing yoga classes to the community on pay-what-you-wish basis everyday.

So far we are able to provide services on a very small scale. To be able to expand our scope and number of programs we need funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Several years ago I discovered Hosh yoga classes right around the corner from my home. What a gift!...the close proximity, the affordable class fee, the welcoming, skilled teachers all made my initiation to a yoga practice my own personal "perfect storm." Over the years, though, the challenge for me has been keeping consistent. Each and every time that I returned to Hosh, after a gap in practicing, I was always amazed at two things. One, that there were always improvements and changes...whether it was improvements to the physical space, different classes, workshops, teacher training(!) or various social gatherings and two, what even amazed me more, was that I would approach a class after a gap with some uneasiness and maybe some reluctance and as soon as I entered the door I would smell lavendar...I would get settled on my mat ....and it would feel like....aaahhh...what took you so long? Hosh has a special feeling about it...you are welcomed, supported and encouraged by dedicated teachers and staff. It's my secret home away from home....Thank you Hosh!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh Yoga is among the most beautiful things in Greenpoint. Full of welcoming, friendly faces, Hosh makes yoga (and the peace of mind and health that follow) accessible and affordable to all who are interested—regardless of income level or experience. This is an amazing organization that aims to—and already does—bring happiness and well being to the neighborhood.

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Classes at Hosh never fail to leave me feeling refreshed and energized.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I would make would be to increase funding streams so they could expand in whatever ways they would like. They've already done such wonderful things, I can't wait to see what comes next.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh is a wonderful addition to the Greenpoint community and a great place to practice yoga!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their wonderful yoga classes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing at the moment!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh Yoga serves the community by offering yoga classes by donation. Unlike similar non-profits, they make you feel totally welcome. While the level of the classes may not be the most advanced, each instructor I have taken classes with there has been wonderful, and each class has been a great experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My yoga practice....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer more classes of differing levels of difficulty.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh Yoga is a fantastic community yoga studio. Most pay-what-you-wish studios are very large, with very little teacher-student interaction. Hosh's classes are maximum 20 people. Their teachers are above average, some are extremely knowledgable. Hosh also serves are a community center, with monthly events.

Hosh keeps adding classes and workshops-- they keep getting better and better! I can't tell you how NEEDED a good donation-based studio is in Brooklyn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My yoga practice is improving. I love the friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

A 2 or 3 pm class on weekdays. Otherwise, they're doing great.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have had great experiences at Hosh Yoga. As a recent transplant to the Greenpoint area, I'd been at a bit of a loss as to which yoga studio I should attend. Hosh is clean, the instructors are welcoming, and the classes are not overcrowded. The instructor genuinely care about how you are feeling that day. The level of instruction was superb, and I always feel wonderful when I leave class. The pay-what-you-can scheme is incredible. I would not be able to afford yoga classes at a conventional studio. I wish Hosh all the best.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Improved physical and psychological health

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more classes!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh is such an amazing place that brings our community together. Offering affordable yoga for anyone who wants to practice is a great way to spread the benefits of a yoga practice. Any day I want to practice yoga, there are classes I can fit into my schedule. It has really helped me stay with my yoga practice despite being laid off this past year. The different class choices allows me to grow with my practice. I also never get bored with a teacher because I have many to choose from.

While my roommates friends from England were visiting i took them to a class. They thoroughly enjoyed their American yoga experience!

I also think telling people that I practice at a non profit yoga studio where all the teachers donate their time, and classes are donation based makes people want to check the place out. I think they are less intimidated about coming to Hosh because of it's message and pricing, than other for-profit studios.

I feel good about contributing to Hosh because by donating and practicing there I'm not only doing something beneficial for myself I feel I am also helping out the community and encouraging others to start a healthy practice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my body and my mind. Hosh has allowed me to continue my yoga practice by offering classes at all times of the day - every day. I can always find classes to fit into my schedule. Plus, having been on unemployment for the past year I don't have to sacrifice my fitness regiment because of my income status. It is so important to exercise and learn ways to de-stress. Hosh has been an important part of my mental and physical well being through out that tough part of my life as well as today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more workshops on week nights instead of only on the weekends.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hosh Yoga is a welcoming community space with a staff of skilled and caring instructors that volunteer their time to help their fellow yogis strengthen their practices. The staff is constantly trying to educate the students with new classes and workshops.

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Hosh Yoga has enabled me to practice yoga regularly without financial constraints, contributing to my mental and physical health and well-being.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a proper public relations team!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Hosh is such a wonderful addition to my neighborhood. They are truly living up to their mission to make yoga accessible to anyone. The By Donation model is embraced by every teacher - they are never watching who contributes, and they welcome everyone. I am impressed at how many classes they offer, the quality of the teachers, and the cleanliness and warmth of the space.

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I can live healthier in mind and body for far less money, plus it's inspiring to see that such a model ("by donation") can thrive in my community. It gives me faith & more love for my neighbors!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it a proper front door or more visible entrance with adequate signage so that more people know it's there and can take advantage of it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great studio with warm and welcoming feel. The teachers and other practitioners are very friendly and caring.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it helps promote health and wellness at very little cost to the practitioner.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing!

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