Exploring a World of Peace
On and Off the Yoga Mat

Come along and take a ride on a vahana with us! 

Vahana Yoga & Eco-Tours offers yoga classes in Ithaca, New York, as well as workshops, retreats and eco-tours in the U.S. and overseas.  We focus on developing a healthy body and mind as well as just and peaceful communities connected to the natural world. 

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Yoga Classes & Events


Eco-Tours & Retreats

Featured Events

Weekly Yoga Classes

Community Yoga Class at Mighty Yoga - Sundays, 8:30-9:30 am
Slow Flow Hatha Yoga at Fine Spirit Studio - Tuesdays, 9:30-11 am
Power Hour at Mighty Yoga - Tuesdays and Fridays, 12 - 1 pm

Winter Wellness Yin Yang Retreat

Yoga - Tai Chi - Chi Gung
Saturday, February 17th, 9:30 am - 5 pm

New prices!  $119/solo or $219/couple
Come spend a rejuvenating day (or days) at the historic Inns of Aurora exploring the world through the lenses of Yin and Yang energy flows which can appeal to both the masculine and feminine qualities inherent in all of us.  Here’s a chance to spend some time in good company with your sweetie or with new friends while you get relaxed and re-energized in a beautiful and serene location with outstanding options for dining as well. 

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Yin Yoga at Rasa Spa

Thursdays, January 11th, February 8th and March 8th, 2018 - 5:30-6:45
Yin yoga is a restorative form of yoga which has been developed to counteract the stronger and more active yang yoga styles which are practiced in most studios today.  In these yin yoga sessions you’ll be guided through a series of ‘low to the ground’ postures that are held for several minutes.  You may be seated, lying down or in low lunges and some props may be used to assist you.  Due to the long held nature of the yin yoga poses, the ligaments, joints and bones are affected as much as the muscles, so the body has the time and ability to increase the strength, flexibility and vitality of these body parts which are so important to our well-being.  While poses are held, you’ll be mindfully guided through your breath and will find that by the end of the session you feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.  No prior yoga experience is necessary.   $15 per class.  Please sign up ahead of time by calling Rasa Spa at (607) 273-1740.

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Glampfire Yoga and Hiking Retreat

Pending Dates: October 19th - 21st, 2018!
Treat yourself to a one of a kind glamping experience during the spectacular fall foliage and delectable harvest season in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State!  Take some time to relax and unwind, to practice some rejuvenating yoga that will tune you in to your natural surroundings, to hike in the forest and through one of Ithaca's iconic gorges and to sample some of Ithaca's finest foods and beverages. 

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Yoga Eco-Hikes

By Request
Yoga and Fitness in the Outdoors!  With a yoga mat in tow, learn a bit about the history and ecology of upper Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY.  Tune your breath into the trees, give yourself a good stretch and practice exercises for renewable energy as Astrid leads you on a walk through this hidden gem of land.   This is a fantastic way to explore an iconic area of the Finger Lakes while achieving a bit of physical and mental fitness. 


108 Sun Salutations Benefit for Cayuga Lake

at the First Annual Ithaca Reggae Festival was on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at Stewart Park and was an amazing time and we're looking forward to Reggae Fest 2018!
108 Sun Salutations in a row!  Water is Life! We tested our endurance and offered our practice up for a good cause.  Last year's Sun Salutations were part of a community-wide day of celebration and education about Cayuga Lake.  The Sun Salutations were accompanied by musicians from the One Love Chant band and followed by several local and legendary reggae bands!  Organized by our partner Yoga for the Earth project.