1 on 1 training for elite teen athletes

Yoga Therapy for seniors & special needs populations

 Astanga for advanced yogis

Hatha - yoga perfectly adapted to the general population

Driving Instruction For Teens and Non-Traditional Adults

Welcome to Morningside School of Yoga and Physical Culture
Michael R. Smith, Director/ Chief Instructor

Firmly anchored in traditional practice, we are dedicated to advancing and adapting Yoga to serve the population of the twenty-first century.

Our oasis in the city... We offer accommodations for a limited number of out-of-town students

Yoga Sutra 1.2 and Yoga Sutra 2.1.

"Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively towards an object and sustain that direction without any distractions."

"The practice of Yoga must reduce both physical and mental impurities. It must develop our capacity for self examination and help us to understand that, in the final analysis, we are not the masters of everything we do."


  • "No matter what you are looking for: yoga training, yoga philosophy, yoga inspiration, yoga technique, yoga as a vocation, yoga anything!! Michael's Morningside School of Yoga is a gem! With the rapidly evolving climate of mainstream yoga, Michael provides a genuine throw back to the original ways in which yoga was taught. He stays true to the path and lineage of yoga, and clearly has been called to do so! His school establishes an awesome foundation for yoga practice and a yoga life!!! Thank You Michael!"