Every day, 500+ people visit the 12,000 square foot Jivamukti Yoga School in downtown Manhattan, one of the largest and oldest yoga centers in the U.S. The New York school was the birthplace of Jivamukti Yoga. Ahimsa is integrated into all aspects of the school. The school’s interior incorporates such eco-friendly materials as reused and recycled furniture, non-toxic building materials and water saving fixtures. And the roomy classrooms—with high ceilings and stained glass panels adorning the windows—provide a sublime setting for practices designed to lead one to enlightenment.