Neta found Iyengar Yoga at 18, seeking a method by which to balance the body, mind and spirit while serving in the Israeli Army. During her first class, she realized that Yoga would be a life-long path.
In 1992, she moved to NYC, earning her bachelors degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. Throughout her studies, Neta rigorously pursued her Yoga practice with Kevin Gardiner and Robin Janis. During this time she also followed her passion for dance at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. Today, Neta continues her Yoga studies with Genny Kapular and other senior teachers in the Iyengar method.
Neta has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1998 (Certified Junior 1). Her style of teaching is deeply rooted in her architectural background. She teaches Asana (Yoga postures) with a studied understanding of structure and space. Sharing her love and knowledge of anatomy, Neta guides students towards a profound understanding of the body and its potential. Neta is also co-owner of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, a studio dedicated exclusively to yoga for back care and scoliosis. Besides teaching Asana classes, Neta teaches Yoga philosophy at the School of Visual Arts.
A wide range of students come to her class, from beginners seeking an encouraging introduction, to longtime practitioners looking to deepen their understanding and ability. In addition to group classes, Neta offers private Yoga sessions to address individual needs. Many students seek regular and/or occasional private sessions to deepen their practice, address specific acute or chronic conditions and alignment issues in a one-on-one format.
A graduate of the Swedish Institute, Neta is a licensed massage therapist. She specializes in Five Element Style Shiatsu, Acupressure and Cupping Therapy. She is also trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Tuina.
Psychotherapy & Yoga
Interview by Sean Grover
Iyengar Yoga with Neta Katz in New York, NY