56 East 11th Street


Sheila Miller

ISHTA Yoga / Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller

Senior Teacher

Sheila Miller, PhD, 500-RYT, first encountered the Upanishads in 1994 and has been a student of yogic philosophy ever since. She is a professor of mathematics at City University of New York and researches the effects of meditation and yoga practice on learning, communities, and health. She is grateful to have found ISHTA and completed her 500-Hour teacher training with Alan Finger and Jean Koerner. Sheila is also certified to teach Yoga Nidra (from the California Ayurveda College and Sivananda Yoga jointly), and yoga to combat veterans with post-traumatic stress (through Yoga Warriors International). Sheila believes that one need not be strong, flexible, calm, or balanced in order to begin practicing yoga. The practice teaches us how to attentively, gently explore and inhabit this one moment we are living now. Sheila welcomes students of all backgrounds to her classes.

Sheila also offers Marma Therapy by appointment. Clients have described her as “blessed with keen intuition and a powerful, healing, gentle touch” and “precise, sensitive, and knowledgeable.” She has helped clients heal from injury, grief, stress and other forms of diminishment to emerge healthy and connected to their own vital energy.