Dehya,  pronounced day-yah, is a Jamaica patois word that translates to "I am here."  DehyaYogaStudios wholeness center seeks to help all members and guests reach a place or balance and homeostasis with mind-body-soul awareness.  Our services include yoga, dance, intuitive massage, coaching, doula services and so much more!!

DYS has an extensive catalogue of certified and licensed professionals who are available and willing work to support our members.

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DehyaYogaStudios yoga teacher training is a one of a kind.Our  200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on asana, yoga philosophy, theory and anatomy; we unpack the Emotional Body and learn how to tend to it for ourselves and teach our students to do the same.


In our training we discuss Cultural Competence and Cultural Appropriation within the yoga industry and how as teachers,  we all are called to use the tools of the practice to help navigate, bring awareness to and heal the wounds of the world through acknowledgement, forgiveness and movement.


This training will be a beautiful hybrid of in-person and online coursework, which will allow time for content assimilation, schedule flexibility and most importantly, community. It is MORE than just yoga- it’s an inward journey that helps participants uncover their yoga teacher voice, their TRUE voice, that will result in empowerment, clarity of purpose, with a community of yogis for life!  Reach out for more information hereEarly Bird Special ends November 1st.

See you on the mat!





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Ayoka Smith- 200RYT, Paralegal, Wife, Mother, Certified Free Spirit & Wearer of many hats. Ayoka is a city girl with a demanding job, growing kids, and a stack of responsibilities so high sometimes she's said "I don’t even want to look up".  BUT Ayoka has learned that yoga gives us tools on the mat, to help us live our lives off the mat. Her classes will undoubtably be a safe and nurturing space- one where students will have the freedom to self discover at their own pace- it’s YOUR practice. Ultimately, what you’ll rediscover in her classes, is the truth... YOU are enough. =)

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Karma - RYT200, and Buti Sculpt.  Karma, Dehya's Director, is originally from Brooklyn, NY and was first introduced to yoga in 2015 after her big chop hairstyle. For those unfamiliar, this is a pivotal moment in a woman’s life where she opts to start all over and be free thinking. From her very first yoga class, Karma was committed to reflecting inward and sharing the importance of women’s wellness.


Karma is a full time parent to one amazing kid, a Doula Trainee- servicing NYC, and a lover of all things loving and kind to yourself. She prides herself on being a guardian of her students when they practice, crafting  space  for them to deepen their breath, quiet the mind and remember that one step at time is just fine.

Syntyché Francella- Dehya's Founder and Executive Director. EYRT-200, RYT-500, Reiki Master Practitioner.  Syntyché, has also received training in Mindfulness at Columbia University, is a certified mat-Pilates instructor, and AromaTouch therapist . The design of her classes demonstrates a seamless incorporation of both the physical and spiritual elements of yoga.  


Syntyché is also a published author, motivational speaker, advocate and life coach. She believes that beauty is self care.  And to that end she is committed to wellness, not fitness.  

Katya Anne Joseph aka K4kreative, Dehya's Creative Director, began her dance career at the age of 7. She began learning at Tip Tap Toe and continued her dance training at Devore Dance Center.


Katya was also the director of the dance and creative movement program at CP Kids in Manhattan from 2014-2016. Katya studied Laban Movement Analysis with the Dance Education Laboratory from 2014-2015 and participated in the Negro Company Ensemble’s dance intensive under the direction of Obediah Wright, in order to become a better dancer, and teacher.

Currently, Katya is a full time artist and dance instructor. She works with many programs throughout the city such as Nu Vision, World Rhythm Academy, FLOTUS and Elite Learners Inc teaching dance education. She has also teamed with other artists to use dance videos to spread positive messages and tell stories across the nation. In the future, she hopes to create an Art center where she may counsel and teach dance to students of all ages.

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Dee, RYT200, joined DehyaYogaStudios family in October, 2017 as a student yearning to minimize the pain she was experiencing from spinal stenosis. There were days when she could barely stand for more than five minutes. Her doctor gave her several choices: Surgery, Cortisone shots, or Yoga.  She took the latter and hasn’t looked back.  She decided that if she was going to deepen her practice, why not become a yoga instructor and help others with back issues! If you are suffering from lower back pain, sciatic nerve, spinal stenosis, come take a class with Dee to flow it out. Dee is a firm believer in moving the body to ground, heal and connect.  In addition to teaching yoga, Dee teaches Adult Jazz at Dena's School of the Arts in Jackson Heights and takes intermediate tap and praise dance for the love of it!!  


Dehya gave me a place to practice yoga in my neighborhood and has been a good influence on me.

- Ali


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