For current and prospective staff, guest teachers/presenters, students and clients, and for those who wish to help us continue to grow:
First, being in business is challenging and we want to thank you for caring about our health and vitality as an organization. We want to continue to create an environment of honesty, respect, and trust, with clearly defined operational boundaries.
Our aim is not only survive but to grow and thrive. We want to expand and deepen our service to you with even more classes, private instruction, workshops, learning opportunities, and perhaps with additional studios to serve in other communities.
In an effort to keep on this track we have developed certain policies.
Our staff members (yoga teachers, massage therapists, and those who provide other services at or through the studio) have signed contracts or have verbally agreed to abide by the following policies. If a team member is not doing so, he or she is compromising not only their own integrity but the integrity of our business. He or she may be harming our growth and diminishing the professional development and opportunities of our other dedicated staff members who play by the rules.
We kindly ask that if you are aware of, or become aware of, any such behavior that you report it at once. You may send an email to email@example.com or if you prefer you may report it anonymously by visiting our contact us page and sending us all of the details while withholding your own personal contact information. If you prefer, you may also leave us an anonymous note, send us a letter, or call.
The main points of the contract(s) signed by and/or agreed to by all of our staff are summarized below:
We recommend that everyone invest in their own mat. Ask about our Eagle Mat Storage & Cleaning Program if you wish to leave your mat at the studio. In this program mats must be labeled and placed in the correct location for cleaning.
The studio is a safe place where everyone is welcome but anyone with a fever or active contagious illness should not come for services or attend classes.
We are unfortunately not able to give refunds or time extensions on our series and packages. In the event of an unexpected injury or illness we will suspend your package. This freeze will begin only after the date that you notify us in writing (email is fine) and it may not be done retroactively, for time that has already elapsed. Teachers, rent, utility must all be paid even if you are taking a break for a great reason. Therefor, please exercise care when making your purchase to ensure that you will be able to complete your package within the time given. Please do not ask for exceptions to this. When you buy a package you agree to take on some of the risk and responsibility for the studio.
Yoga packages, series, and other purchases may not exceed the time allotted (except as specified above) and all certificates and credits remaining in our system are void after 1 year of non-use. Please do not ask for exceptions to this.
If we cancel a session we will hold your credit for you to use for 6 months.
We reserve the right to limit purchases and utilization of our "unlimited" packages, and to make changes to our fees or schedule of classes at any time.
Sliding scale & work-exchange may be available. Ask if you would like to be considered for this.
All gift certificates and coupons must be turned in at the time of service and must be redeemed before the expiration date.
Receiving our services includes an agreement to help keep PPYS viable by not forming independent yoga, massage or related business relationships with the staff of Peaceful Presence Studio (PPYS), thereby cutting out PPYS. This would undermine our efforts and the financial viability of the studio. Referrals must go through Andrew Kahn LLC rather than making direct referrals to our teachers or therapists. Please refrain from sharing or soliciting personal telephone numbers, emails, etc for these purposes.
Director: Andrew Kahn, ERYT, LMT
Registered and Certified Professional Level Yoga Instructor, and Licensed Massage Therapist
*Note to new students and clients: We are a one of a kind yoga and massage studio serving a unique community and so some of our practices may be different from what you are used to. Please have an open mind and don't be put off by separate classes for men and women and holidays of which you may have never heard. Give us a try and you will soon find what others are finding every week. We are inviting, warm, friendly and offer something of high quality. Ultimately our aim is to grow and to serve as many people as possible. Please let us know if there is something we can do better.
Pictured below is the Central Avenue entrance. The door just to the left of Toddy's Bagels.
Pictured below is the back entrance
This is between Washington Ave. and Spruce St., behind Toddy's & near the entrance of the Cedarhurst, CVS pharmacy.
Use our back shopping center entrance, the Gourmet Glatt/ CVS entrance (the parking lot entrance) for group classes and the front Central Avenue entrance for private sessions or to visit.
436 Central Avenue, Unit 1, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
call/text us at (516) 371-3715
If you prefer you can also email Devorah at
For more photos of the yoga rooms, changing area, a massage room, waiting area, and yoga supplies click here.