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Souk Yoga Studio - New York City

Tuesday, August 9 2022

08:00 AM
Duration: 65min

SOUK Rise

Start the day with Strength & Sensitivity! Breath-led Sun Salutations move into foundational poses priming the body for core strength conditioning and a few twists and turns along the way. The resulting awakening of the spine will render your body alert and intuitive for the progression of your day.

In Person
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09:15 AM
Duration: 75min

VINYASA

Welcoming practitioners of various fitness & lifestyle routines, this medium intensity class seamlessly transitions you from one posture to the next working & stretching in equal measure arms, legs, hips, glutes, front & back body. Poses in this multi-level class are weaved together in a rhythmic manner through the incorporation of breath at every level of the practice. With no more than 3 postures to a side, the sequences are well balanced so as not to fatigue muscles and overload joints - thus keeping the mind vibrant and continuously aware of its potential. Expect to feel the power of your breath while developing full body strength and stability.

In Person
Vaccine Required

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09:15 AM
Duration: 75min

VINYASA

Welcoming practitioners of various fitness & lifestyle routines, this medium intensity class seamlessly transitions you from one posture to the next working & stretching in equal measure arms, legs, hips, glutes, front & back body. Poses in this multi-level class are weaved together in a rhythmic manner through the incorporation of breath at every level of the practice. With no more than 3 postures to a side, the sequences are well balanced so as not to fatigue muscles and overload joints - thus keeping the mind vibrant and continuously aware of its potential. Expect to feel the power of your breath while developing full body strength and stability.

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12:15 PM
Duration: 90min

IYENGAR Level II & Up

After having learned the fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga, this faster paced, mixed level class encourages students to cultivate a consistent, personalized, and informed practice. This class introduces students to a range of poses including forward and back extensions as well as twisting postures and head balance. Level II into Level III deepens the students’ awareness and experience of the more subtle and profound aspects and effects of asana. Having attained a level of stability and ease, students may hold asanas for longer periods of time, learn variations and begin the journey to reflection and meditation in asana. At this level, students are strongly encouraged to practice at home regularly so that their personal understanding of yogic postures begins to fuel their understanding of refinements taught in class. Class will rotate each week of the month: First week: Standing asanas, Second week: Seated Twists and Forward Bends, Third week: Backbends and Fourth week: Restorative/Pranayama An established lineage, the Iyengar method allows you to experience and envision longevity in your practice, as your body incrementally builds and refines sensitivity, strength, and stamina from the surface to the core.

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05:00 PM
Duration: 65min

SOUK Sweat

In Person
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05:00 PM
Duration: 65min

SOUK Sweat

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06:30 PM
Duration: 40min

SOUK Still Meditation

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06:30 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open

Move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.

In Person
Vaccine Required

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06:30 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open

Move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.

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Wednesday, August 10 2022

09:15 AM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open

Open to practitioners of all levels, the Jivamukti Open Class flows by connecting breath to movement through a series of postures that ground, open, expand, and animate the practitioner. This Vinyasa class begins with the sound of one’s voice in chanting, by which the practitioner is allowed to come into their innate capacity to listen and attune to shifting rhythms within them and around them. Alignment through listening is deepened through key elements of yoga philosophy, music, thoughtful sequencing, hands on assists, and meditation.

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12:15 PM
Duration: 65min

SOUK Sweat

A rigorous flow of sweat-inducing, stamina-building yoga postures that include standing poses, twists, shoulder opening backbends, that provide the perfect break for your lunch hour or the occasion to de-stress at the end of your day.

In Person
Vaccine Required

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12:15 PM
Duration: 65min

SOUK Sweat

A rigorous flow of sweat-inducing, stamina-building yoga postures that include standing poses, twists, shoulder opening backbends, that provide the perfect break for your lunch hour or the occasion to de-stress at the end of your day.

Live Streamed

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05:00 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open

Move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.

In Person
Vaccine Required

View Details

05:00 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open

Move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.

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06:30 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open with Rima & Dalal

Open to practitioners of all levels, the Jivamukti Open Class flows by connecting breath to movement through a series of postures that ground, open, expand, and animate the practitioner. This Vinyasa class begins with the sound of one’s voice in chanting, by which the practitioner is allowed to come into their innate capacity to listen and attune to shifting rhythms within them and around them. Alignment through listening is deepened through key elements of yoga philosophy, music, thoughtful sequencing, hands on assists, and meditation.

In Person
Vaccine Required

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06:30 PM
Duration: 75min

JIVAMUKTI Open with Rima & Dalal

Move into advanced postures by injecting the mystical into the physical. Ancient yogis understood that the body comes into the alchemy of movement when instilled with intention, purpose, and connection. Postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic Yoga philosophy, suggestions from one’s own voice as revealed in the chanting of ancient mantras, as well as the all-elusive sound of one’s own breath. Variations to optional advanced poses are offered so practitioners can work at their own level, moving through arm balances, deep hip openers, twists, chest expanding backbends and inversions.

Live Streamed

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FAQ

  • What is SOUK?

    SOUK is a contemporary yoga studio designed to create connections by coming together in the practice of yoga, storytelling, music and sweat. Our classes are accessible to all levels of practitioners and draw from ancient teachings as they pragmatically relate to the times we live in.

  • Who founded SOUK?

    Rima Rabbath + a team of women who are yoga practitioners but more importantly, also leaders in the fields of finance, brand management, and architecture. 

  • Where does the name SOUK come from?

    SOUK is a word with Middle Eastern origins. It is a place where people put aside their differences to exchange goods and information. In Sanskrit (the language of yoga), sukh is referred to as a place centered in joy & ease of being. SOUK is a space of exchange where one feels welcome and inspired. 

  • Where is Souk Yoga Studio located?

    Souk is located at 12 West 27 Street, 2nd Floor (between Broadway & 6 Avenue) in the heart of the Flatiron, NoMad neighborhood in NYC. This area is often referred to as the “Sweat Corridor” due to the multitude of boutique fitness studios. 

  • What yoga classes can I attend at Souk?

  • Why should I practice yoga?

    The list of yoga’s therapeutic benefits is long – from improving posture, to boosting energy levels, to decreasing stress and anxiety. The Self-confidence one gains from practicing yoga will permeate all aspects one your life. 

    Yoga means to join, to feel connected rather than dis-connected. 

    • Connected to one’s body to feel its potential – strength, resilience, flexibility and vitality.
  • Why should I practice in-person, in a studio?

    Nothing compares to a room full of practitioners moving together rhythmically, meeting their edge on the mat and co-creating in-the-moment an IRL vibe. The power of a collective practice inevitably lingers long after the yoga class. Moreover, you can experience hands-on assists through the power of touch. 

    But… If you are unable to make it in-person, many classes at SOUK are livestreamed via Zoom so we can certainly beam you in!

  • What if I’m new to yoga?

    New is awesome. Start where you are is the best life advice! As one great teacher (Shunryu Suzuki) wrote once: “If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ” 

    We recommend the Dynamic ALIGNMENT class as well as SOUK and Tone.

  • What kinds of methods do you teach?

    We host an incredible group of teachers from around the world representing the most significant lineages of yoga – Jivamukti Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga as well as Vinyasa classes taught by seasoned teachers from studios who closed their doors during the pandemic (The Shala, Laughing Lotus)

  • Can I bring a friend?

    Please do! We love it when friends practice together. SOUK makes yoga accessible and approachable to all. 

    So much so that we have an offer you cannot refuse! If you refer a friend to SOUK, you both get your next class free. Use the code: SOUKFRIENDS.

  • Do you have mats?

    Brand new lululemon™ mats are provided with every class.

  • Do you play music in class?

    Most classes at SOUK incorporate music. Our studio features a club level sound system installed by Eleven Audio Design, which will rock your world! 

    The music our teachers play in class never compromises the teacher’s voice or instructions but is meant to enhance your experience. Rather than “elevator” or background music, you will hear tunes from a wide range of bands and artists – electronic, rock and roll, indie, pop, hip hop, and devotional music.

  • Do you have showers?

    YES! You will love our amenities. The changing rooms for women and men are equipped with showers.

  • What is a dharma drop?

    A dharma drop is a quote or a teaching that inspires and uplifts. It is shared within the context of a yoga class, a meditation session, a lecture, or a social media post. We added the word drop because like a drop of water, it can quench our thirst. A dharma drop is a drop of wisdom that has the potential to carry you throughout your day.

  • What is Jivamukti Yoga?

    Jivamukti Yoga™ is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. The Jivamukti method was created by Sharon Gannon and David life and is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the earth. 

  • What can I expect from a Jivamukti Yoga class?

    In a Jivamukti yoga class, postures are skillfully introduced and sequenced with increasing intensity, infused with non-dogmatic yoga philosophy, a little bit of chanting and great tunes. You can expect increased vitality and greater clarity in all modes of self-expression.

  • What is an ICP?

    An In-Class Private™ (ICP) may be the best yoga class you’ve ever taken. During a regular class, a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher individually assists you throughout, refining and adding depth to your practice. In their skillful hands, you are comfortably guided through every movement of the class experience. Whether you are a practitioner looking to clarify alignment of asanas in your own body or a teacher interested in learning adjustments, in an ICP the teacher capably offers hands-on assists & modifications to further the student’s experience of themselves in Yoga.

  • What is Iyengar Yoga?

    Iyengar Yoga™ is named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. The practice focuses on alignment and detailed instructions. In Iyengar classes, props such as belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets are highly encouraged. They are tools that help us understand how our body can relate to a posture as well as make challenging postures more accessible.

  • What can I expect from an intro class?

    Expect greater understanding of your body in a posture, which will allow you to experience increased confidence and courage. We promise, you will be hooked! 

Our Amenities

  • CLUB LEVEL SOUND SYSTEM

  • SHOWERS

  • TOWEL RENTAL

  • YOGA MATS INCLUDED

  • HEPA AIR FILTERS

  • CHANGING ROOMS

  • LOCKERS

  • WATER STATION

  • WI-FI

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