Remember, it is not only you who are seeking truth -
Truth is also seeking you.
Payal Parekh is a 500-hour nationally certified Vinyasa-based yoga teacher and received her 200-hour training from Exhale New York in 2014 under the guidance of Nixa De Bellis, Stefanie Eris, David Magone and Isaac Pena. In 2015 she completed an accelerated 300-hour Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training at Yoga Shanti, New York City and volunteered 50 hours at The Riverside Premier Rehab & Healing Center in Manhattan. In December 2016, she completed a 100-hour Adaptive Yoga teacher training (designed to adapt yoga practice for various health conditions including illness, injury and chronic stress) with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works. Payal completed 20 hours of Yoga Tune Up Integrated Embodied Anatomy in July, 2016. In August 2017, she completed The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield (The Awareness Training Institute in association with The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley).
Payal believes in the power of movement and meditation in everyday life, which began when she was a teenager and student of Modern Dance and Ballet at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She tailors each class to fit the individual needs of her clientele with an emphasis to revive and restore mind and body. Under her guidance, her students are able to transform by building their flexibility, endurance and strength in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. She reminds her students to set an intention, "breath, strengthen, love, trust, and accept themselves" in every class. Payal is also a first-degree practitioner of Reiki initiated by Pamela Miles. She enjoys integrating Urban Zen healing modalities including aromatherapy, body scan, reiki, restorative posturing and breath work into her classes.
Payal is currently teaching at Exhale and Floating Lotus in New York City and at Sinai Hospital in Maryland, where she works with cancer patients at The Alvin + Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute outpatient infusion center. Payal is also the newest Fitness and Wellness Curator at New York's Knickerbocker Hotel, offering vinyasa flow, meditation and restorative experiences to guests.
12:30-1:30pm - flow, revive, restore - Floating Lotus
7:50-8:50pm - vinyasa flow + chill - Exhale Central Park South
6-6:45pm - meditation - Floating Lotus
7-8pm - flow, revive, restore - Floating Lotus
5:00-6:00pm - vinyasa flow - Exhale Upper East Side
6:15-7:15pm - restorative - Exhale Upper East Side
4:45-5:45pm - restorative - Exhale Central Park South
If you'd like to schedule a private, group or corporate yoga session, please contact Payal directly at 443.742.2709 or by email:
When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti