We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Incorporated in 1969, The Foundation for the Study of American Yoga (a.k.a. American Yoga Foundation; AYF) maintains an educational center located in Bovina Center, NY, for the continued development, practice, and teaching of American Yoga: a synthesis of various forms of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, alignment, tension-releasing exercises, and breathing techniques.

Our secluded 130 acre mountain-top property, buildings, and meditation rooms are open for those interested in working with the practices utilized here. Solitary meditation hermitages are available on the property for experienced practitioners seeking to partake in retreats.

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Public class every Sunday from 11 AM to 1:00 PM. Suggested donation: $15. No RSVP needed. 

Saturdays from 12 PM - 1:30 PM

Introduction to AYF bodywork/alignment - presented by Lori Lano

Learn the foundational principles of breathing, alignment, and releasing tension.

Sunday, July 11, 2021 @ 11 AM

Alignment in Daily Activities - presented by Lori Lano
Reviewing how to move effortlessly with the natural leverage of the skeleton.


Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 11 AM

Windhorse Workshop - presented by Alex Clain
In this workshop, we will become acquainted with feeling, visualizing, and working with the windhorse, sometimes called "lung" or "qi" or "prana". We will use the breath to release blockages to the natural flow of energy in the body.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 @ 11 AM

Bodywork and Medicine - presented by Jacob Balin

This workshop aims to address where the medical world and bodywork world meet in harmony.


Sunday, August 1 @ 11 AM

Bodywork and Art - presented by Jivita

Exploring space with color and movement!


Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 12 PM

Discussion on the Skandhas - presented by Augustus Lightheart
This workshop will increase one's understanding of the mind.