Nueva Alma
799 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704



Who are we

As a studio, we strive to enrich the lives of our student and the community at large. Teaching yoga as the whole system of way of life on and off the mat. We pride ourselves in teaching from the heart in a safe and welcoming environment where diversity is real, and passion is lived. A studio, where you start out as strangers but become immediate family. A place where you can come and heal, learn and grow. We believe our studio is a place where ALL are welcome and yoga is made accessible. Conveniently located on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers, we are a true full service yoga studio and womb for healing that is open seven days a week. Our regular schedule offers 10+ different modalities and healing modalities from meditation, essential oils and sound therapy. We also offer in house yoga programming and health coaching. Stop on in! We will greet you with a smile and offer you our wonderful new student special: 30 days unlimited yoga for $49!  We were named Nueva Alma, which means “new soul” because we are sure that you will not leave the same way you walked in. In fact, we are sure you will come and stay.

More about us

Nueva Alma ™ opened its doors in 2012, and the A.L.M.A Institute in 2016. Both visions were founded by owner, Erica Garcia. A yogi for over 30 years, Erica is also a certified holistic health coach, Usuii Reiki Level I/II certified, and a thriving doTERRA wellness leader always looking to add to mentor her growing team of yoga teachers and wellness advocates. All trainings are facilitated as a mentorship with her and offered twice a year (Jan - May and Sept - Dec). Most of the staff have been trained at the studio which offers a unique continued mentorship with your peers, yet allowing for freedom to grow as a teacher. Founder, Erica is an E-RYT and YCACEP who has studied with many master teachers, is a soon to be author and has been featured in the Setu Community blog, and several issues of Mantra and NY YOGA + LIFE magazine. Erica is one of NY/NJ’s rising Latina faces as a headlining presenter at yoga festivals such as Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival and SOULFest NYC.

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We are the home of the A.L.M.A Institute where Asana, Lifestyle, Meditation and Acceptance is the model. Our 200hr Yoga and Life teacher training course is completely interdisciplinary, and is a three month, part time schedule designed for the working adult. Tuition is affordable with payment plans and work-study scholarship to those that qualify. It is a direct mentorship with the Director, Erica Garcia and is  woven with holistic health coaching for those also looking to deepen their practice and find healing and not teach.


Next  200 YLTTs:
September 2018    
January 2019

Book release anticipated 2018