“Sophie Harris is an incredibly gifted instructor of yoga, and all around, an amazing human being. I should say, I don't practice yoga regularly, although in an effort to move forward during a particularly difficult time of personal and professional setbacks, I joined a yoga studio and made a concerted effort to attend classes every morning with the intention of jump-starting my day. Sophie's class was the only one I kept going to. It was more than just the physical practice of yoga, she creates an energy around the session that's soothing, inviting, comforting and strengthening.
We began classes with readings, then we chanted together, and finally, before we began, she explained the movements we would be practicing that day and their purpose and relevance. During her class, I felt observant of the world around me as well as connected to my own feelings, and I learned that the way I felt emotionally could and does affect the way I feel physically. The sessions ended with Savasana, laying on the floor, blankets draped over us. I spent the entire session looking forward to this, which sounds lazy, I know, but not for the reason one might think. During Savasana Sophie would visit each of us and place her palms or her fingers on our temples or our shoulders, and it was this warm, loving touch that I craved so deeply. I carried that energy with me for the rest of the day, and for the rest of the week, until I could visit class again.
Sophie is a warm and generous person and she embodies her practice. She is inclusive, and personable, and incredibly knowledgable. Her instruction encourages personal growth and awareness as well as physical stamina. I miss her dearly, and any place lucky enough to have her in residence should be aware of the unique opportunity they've been awarded.”
— Jenny, Artist, Brooklyn, NYC