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Upstate Yoga Institute 

Established 1983

Offering Group Yoga Classes, Private Yoga lessons,
Vedic Chant Classes, Yoga Philosophy
and Mindfulness Courses
 in Syracuse, NY.

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Upstate Yoga Institute was founded 34 years ago to transmit the teachings of classical yoga in a spirit of clarity and authenticity. Our late founder, Mary-Lou Skelton, received these teachings in one on one lessons with her Indian teachers, world famous masters Sri Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar, in the tradition which was formally known as "Viniyoga". Today, the world of yoga has changed but our mission is still the same. As professional teachers who have made long-time training and practice commitments in the tradition, our passion is to guide others towards increased health and overall well-being. To learn more about our methodology, click here.

Anyone is welcome to try one of our classes for free, provided that they e-mail us ahead of time so we can decide together which class would be the best to try. We want to make sure that anyone trying a class will be practicing at the right level and fit in nicely, both for their sake and also for the sake of our enrolled participants.