about basil yoga center

Our vinyasa based yoga studio offers a deep, heartfelt experience of yoga that meets you wherever you are. Join us for a journey inward to your body, mind and soul.

Our mission is to help yoga students achieve personal transformation.

Basil Yoga Center was created to support modern seekers in their search for healthy living and personal transformation. This vision is captured in our logo “The Evolving Soul,” which represents the journey of awakening through the seven planes of consciousness to a realization that every being is connected. Each plane corresponds with one of the seven chakras, the energy centers of the body.

At Basil Yoga Center, we strive to build a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern life through inclusive, breath-centered classes for all levels. We also work individually with students to map their yoga journey, helping them with unique package offerings that combine group vinyasa classes and one-on-one sessions, as well as in-depth workshops and carefully crafted teacher trainings.  Many of our classes are available on livestream through zoom or in adaptive prerecorded mode  for 7 day viewing.

Each trip to Basil Yoga Center is a rich sensory experience. From the moment you enter the space, all five senses are engaged. We combine light therapy, aromatherapy, natural materials, taste and music to help the body, mind and spirit to relax and support the work of personal transformation. Many of the products we use to create an intimate, spa-like experience can be purchased in our mindful shop. We carry only products that we believe in, and that enhance the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.

Embark on a deeply personal journey, led by vinyasa teacher Basil Jones.

Yoga teacher Basil Jones is the creator of Basil Yoga Center and Boutique in Ridgefield, CT. As a leader, mentor and master teacher, Basil is known for his authentic, warm approach and intuitive teaching style. A practicing yogi for more than two decades, Basil has studied with yoga masters including Sharon Gannon, David Swenson, Seane Corn, Richard Freeman, Duncan Wong, Shiva Rea, Donna Farhi, and Dharma Mittra.

Basil’s teachings grow from the vinyasa yoga tradition. WIth a deep empathy for all levels of human experience, his mission is to support yogis on their personal journeys. He strives to empower students with mind-body alignment techniques that can help them explore their unique potential, and reach their goals in yoga.

In his over 20 years of teaching yoga, Basil has opened yoga studios in Ridgefield, CT, North Salem, NY and Cross River, NY; and developed yoga programs for gyms and fitness centers throughout New York and Connecticut. His past students include Martha Stewart, Stanley Tucci, Chaz Palimentari, Thea and Ronnie Spector. In addition to assisting his teacher and mentor Seane Corn for 15 years, Basil leads teacher trainings and yoga retreats globally.

Basil enjoys global travel with his husband Nico, cooking and throwing gatherings for friends, scouring the globe for new music to use in yoga classes, and reading mind-body philosophy books to advance the spirit.