Reflections is a community hub where yoga is more than just asana and self-exploration is key.
Reflections Center for Conscious Living “Living consciously is seeking to be aware of everything that bears on our interests, actions, values, purposes, and goals . . . it is the quest to keep expanding our awareness and understanding, both of the world external to self and the world within.” – Nathaniel Branden Reflections is a community hub for self-exploration. In our courses, we ask you to take a deeper look at who you are. If you don’t like what you see, we can help you change direction. If you are comfortable with what you find, we can support your current self and help you continue to evolve. Our classes stem from the traditional roots of Yoga and are designed to help you understand the deeper meaning of your practice. In each class, we focus on breathing and meditation. We use asana as tools for healing and health, rather than power or rigor. We have Yoga for everyone from beginners to advanced, from a slow and meditative practice to a more vigorous flow, and from youth to senior citizens. In addition, we extend beyond Yoga with educational courses on conscious communicating and our creative classes for kids. We offer the space and time for you to unite the mind, body, and soul . . . and HEAL! We encourage you to leave competition and judgement at the door. Get ready to de-stress, soften, and simple BE YOU.
Founder & Director
Paula Tursi is the Founder and Director of Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga as well as the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program. A yoga teacher for 20 years and a student of Body-Mind centering for over a decade, Paula began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and restorative Yoga. She went on to work with esteemed teachers such as Angela Farmer and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the art of asana, movement, breath-work and meditation. Paula developed Reflections Yoga as a way to integrate inspiring elements of several practices with her own personal truth–her work focuses on the alignment of mind and body, and understanding that we move not only from our muscles and joints, but also from the support of our inner soul. Paula holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Columbia University, a Masters degree in Education from Hunter College, and completed her clinical postgraduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Throughout the year, Paula conducts biannual Teacher’s Trainings in New York City and Latin America, hosts workshops across the globe, teaches ongoing classes, holds corporate workshops, and works as a Spiritual Counselor meeting with individuals and couples. Paula has also been voted one of the top ten meditation teachers in New York City.
“Movement or asana can start from the inner or outer body. Its been my experience that movement initiated from the inner body considers the body as a whole, and can bring health to the deeper systems of the body, as well as deliver you to a subtler sense of self.” Paula Tursi
In the media
April 2017 — That constant anxious pit in your stomach could mean more than you think April 2017 — Today on Wanderlust: Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga March 2017 — How to Meditate: Advice For Beginners From NYC’s Top Teachers
March 2016 — Millenium Magazine: Workout Ideas for Couples April 2016 — Japanese Health Magazine Page 1 Page 2 July 2016 — Expertise’s 19 Best Yoga Studios in New York September 2016 — Women’s Health: 8 Caffeine-Free Ways to Stay Perked Up…Even When the Days Get Shorter
April 2015 — 30 Meditation Tips for Beginners from Top Experts
Web 2014 — Allure Magazine: How To Meditate
June 2013 — Paula Tursi led the 10am class at Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga March 2013 — Well + Good: The top 5 meditation teachers who make it easier to sit with yourself