Reflections is a community hub where yoga is more than just asana and self-exploration is key.
What Is Reflections?
Reflections is a 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.”
We are a community hub that promotes self-exploration. Our courses ask you to take a deeper look at who you are. If you don’t like what you see, we can help you change or pivot. If you are comfortable with that you find, we have tools to help you support yourself and continue to evolve.
We offer everything from slow and meditative yoga classes to educational courses on conscious communicating, and even creative courses for children.
More than a center for Asana
Our yoga classes, at their core, stem from the traditional roots of Yoga and are designed to help you understand the deeper meaning of the practice. Each class will focus on breathing and meditation and focus on the health of the body. We use asana for healing and health not power or rigor. We have classes for everyone from beginners to advanced — including seniors & kids. Our classes offer the space and time for you to heal and unite the mind, body and soul.
We encourage you to leave your competition, judgment at the door. Get ready to de-stress, soften and simply 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
March 2016 — Millenium Magazine: Workout Ideas for Couples
July 2016 — Expertise’s 19 Best Yoga Studios in New York
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