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 March 2016, she participated in a 50-hour restorative teacher training with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works. Payal completed 20 hours of Yoga Tune Up Integrated Embodied Anatomy in July, 2017.
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 teaches Vinyasa Flow classes at Exhale Central Park South Thursdays 7:15-8:15am and at Exhale Upper East Side Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm and Fridays 5-6pm + 6:15-7:15pm (Restorative). She also teaches a Vinyasa Flow + Restorative class at Floating Lotus every Wednesday 7-8pm. Her schedule at Exhale Spa in NYC + Floating Lotus, including any weekly subbing, may be found below. (Search her name.)
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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