Five Pillars Yoga

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Welcome, Sweaty Betty!

As a community-centric studio, Five Pillars is thrilled when like-minded neighbors move in. This winter Sweaty Betty, a UK-based yoga apparel brand with outposts in NYC and abroad, opened its doors on Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill. We figured it was time to give them a proper welcome!

We stock yoga apparel we love at Five Pillars, but the versatile and thoughtful street-to-studio wear at Sweaty Betty is too good to pass up. The brand’s goal is to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness — a mantra we can get behind.

The boutique is playful and bright, with plenty of room to test your apparel with a sun salute or two. For fall the team at Sweaty Betty suggested a standout bra top; a featherlight, open-back sweater (a smart choice as temperatures ping-pong from hot to cold); and a pair of marbled harem pants that look like weekend lounging staples.




We couldn’t be happier to welcome Sweaty Betty to the neighborhood; we love that Carnegie Hill is becoming a hot spot for health and wellness. Bring it on!

To learn more about Sweaty Betty, check out their website.

Store Details

1153 Madison Avenue & 85th St
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Subways: 86th Street (4/5/6/)
 Photos: All courtesy of Sweat Betty; jump photo from

What You Wear Matters

San Francisco-based Road 22 has launched a line of luxe basics you can feel GREAT about.
**Plus! Receive a free canvas tote with every purchase

Named after the road leading out of the largest women’s correctional facility in the world, located in Central California, Road 22 supports women just out of prison, helping them create a fresh start by providing training and employment.

The brand’s debut collection of impossibly-soft tops comes in essential colors like white, soft black and heather grey. Some feature subtle silk-screened graphics, some raw edges, and all are tailored for an effortlessly-chic aesthetic.

We love Road 22’s generosity and vision, and of course that everything is designed, sourced and printed in the U.S. A. The Yoga Shop is carrying several styles – and a free Road 22 Tote comes with every purchase!

The designs have been spotted on Hugh Jackman, Lindsey Shaw of Pretty Little Liars, and snapped up by yogis and festival-goers all over the country.

In addition to providing jobs for former inmates, “Employment is the New Black”, the company donates 2% of its profits to charities supporting women at risk.

There are currently over 1 million women in the US criminal justice system — 64% being held for non-violent crimes, and 80% of them are mothers. Road 22 believes that “Every one of us deserves a chance” and we love the way the name symbolizes the road forward – putting one foot in front of the other, stepping into a future that is there for the taking, leaving the past behind.


Kudos to this visionary brand. Generosity never goes out of style.



New Arrivals & Winter Styles

It’s layering season — and we’ve got a few key pieces to add to your winter wardrobe


We love Spiritual Gangster’s light-hearted approach to all things Zen! The brand is making its mark on yoga wear by bringing a playful edge to its styles, blending sweet, spice and everything nice.

There’s never a bad time to be grateful, and this colorful cotton tank provides a casual-chic reminder, with a hint of a California surf vibe to warm up the grey days!

It’s easy to cozy up in this über soft vintage-inspired sweatshirt — slouchy with the perfect hint of sweet femininity in the patterned lettering.

Yoga pants with cutout panels are all the rage, but mesh is already old hat. The lace on these leggings is a sexy upgrade.


Vimmia yoga wear invites you to “unleash your life force.” And with their creative detailing and cutaways, this collection also invites us to show just the right amount of skin!

We love this twist on the classic Tank. The little peek-a-boo adds a touch of sex appeal without taking away from the elegant style.

Yoga is all about balance, and this drapey long-sleeved knit top strikes just the right balance of comfort, style and functionality — perfect to layer on just in time for Savasana.




Fall Fashion Favorites

The “athleisure” clothing trend is here to stay, and we aren’t complaining! It’s so much easier to make it to yoga class when you know you can continue your day without having to head home to change.

So we’ve stocked the yoga shop at Five Pillars for Fall with the best from local brands Nesh NYC and Prism Sport: luxe layers, slinky track pants and sexy tops, all designed to bring a bit of glam to your workout wear. With a bit of sparkle here, a peekaboo cutaway there, and a dash of faux-snakeskin, neither style nor performance is compromised. And all items are made responsibly in the U.S.A.

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Bundle up with this soft hooded sweatshirt from Nesh NYC.

We love its versatility, and the mix of un/structured design — the front is drapey and romantic with the hood doubling as a flowing collar, while cinched waist detailing on the back flatters every figure.






Slouchy jog pants are comfortable and great for ease of movement in Yoga, but they’re often a bit too
casual to wear out.

Enter Prism Sport’s Anaconda Track Pant. An edgy snakeskin pattern and soft charcoal tuxedo stripe will take you from down dog right to dinner with the girls.




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And for outerwear to match our inner bliss — Prism Sport’s zip-up peplum jacket in either warm saddle or flinty granite.

Poly-spandex material moves with you, while fitted tailoring maintains a chic, streamlined silhouette. 




Looking to get your street style on? Check out Prism Sport’s fun new fashion video!