Yoga In The Heart Of New York City (Incredible Photos)
New York City has increasingly become one of the most inspiring cities in the world for me to work in. The energy and architecture of the city serve as the perfect backdrop to the figurative poetry of yoga, and I love photographing what happens when the two meet.
Betsey Keely: The Brooklyn Bridge
Laura Kasperzak: Madison Avenue
Sarah Puinno: Flatiron District
Veronica Beltran: Soho
Laura Kasperzak: Downtown Manhattan
Robert Sturman: Tribeca Self-Portrait
With the assistance of Sharon Pingatore, AKA Mamaste
Stephanie Tang: West Village
Laura Kasperzak: West Village
Kelly Kamm: The Financial District
Richard Pietromonaco: Head chef at 222 Houston Hall, Soho
Jeffrey Posner: Central Park
Dana Trixie Flynn: Meatpacking District
Camacha Jones: City Hall
Justin Wolfer: City Hall
Camacha Jones: Financial District
Dana Tarasavage: Financial District
Manhattan tree on the way to school on a beautiful Wednesday morning.
This little yogi, named Isa, saw me working and asked me to take her picture.
Kelly Kamm: Tribeca
Caitlin Marcoux: West Village
Jerry Saluti: Supreme Court of New York
Laura Kaspezak: Grand Central Terminal
Michelle Dawidziak: Supreme Court of New York
Richard Pietromonaco: Federal District Court
Jamie Lyn Skolnick: Meatpacking District
Jerry Saluti: In Front of Courthouses
A dedicated yoga practitioner himself, Sturman's work has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansiveness of Malibu's beaches and canyons, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own words "I often think of Rumi: 'I can't stop pointing to the beauty.' That feels right to me."
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